Topic: “Education for Solving Engineering Complex Problems”
The panel will present and discuss the elements of the importance of ABET accreditation and integrating complexity and security in preparing students for the changing global marketplace.
Dr. Muhammad Rashid is a professor in the departments of electrical and computer engineering at Florida Poly.
Prior to coming to Florida Poly, he a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of West Florida. He was also employed by the University of Florida as professor and director of the UF/UWF Joint Program. He worked as a professor of electrical engineering and the chair of the engineering department at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Also, he worked as visiting assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Connecticut, associate professor of electrical engineering at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), professor of electrical engineering at Purdue University Calumet, and visiting professor of electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), as a design and development engineer with Brush Electrical Machines Ltd. (England, UK), a research engineer with Lucas Group Research Centre (England, UK), a lecturer and head of control engineering department at the Higher Institute of Electronics (in Libya and Malta).
Rashid is actively involved in teaching, researching, and lecturing in electronics, power electronics, and professional ethics. He has published 22 books listed in the U.S. Library of Congress and more than 160 technical papers. His books are adopted as textbooks all over the world. His book, “Power Electronics” has translations in Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Persian, and Indian. His book, “Microelectronics” has translations in Spanish in Mexico and in Spain, Italian, and Chinese.
He has received many invitations from foreign governments and agencies to give keynote lectures and consult, by foreign universities to serve as an external examiner for undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. examinations, by funding agencies to review research proposals, and by the U.S. and foreign universities to evaluate promotion cases for a professorship.
Rashid has worked as a regular employee or consultant in Canada, Korea, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malta, Libya, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Rashid has traveled to almost every state in the U.S. and many countries to lecture and present papers (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Malta, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico).
Rashid is an ABET program evaluator for electrical and computer engineering (and also from 1995-2000) and was an engineering evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). He is also an ABET program evaluator for (general) engineering program. He is part of the Series Editors of Power Electronics and Applications, and Nanotechnology and Applications with the CRC Press.
He serves as the editorial advisor of Electric Power and Energy with Elsevier Publishing and is a series editor of Energy Systems in Electrical Engineering with Springer Publishing. He lectures and conducts workshops on outcome-based education (OBE) and its implementations including assessments.
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Dr. Onur Toker is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Florida Poly. After completing his doctorate, he worked as a graduate researcher at the Technical University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands), and the University of California (Riverside).
Later, he worked at the College of Computer Sciences and Engineering, K.F.U.P.M., K.S.A., and Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Eng., TCFU, Istanbul, Turkey. During this time, he also worked as a consultant for Teknobil, Vatan Gida, and ACC Makina, all in Istanbul, Turkey.
Prior to joining Florida Poly, he worked for the LiDAR company, Quanergy, (Sunnyvale, California), and then later for the augmented reality company, DAQRI, (Sunnyvale and Pasadena, California). Later he also worked for a stealth mode startup for a driver behavior analysis project.
Toker is actively involved in teaching and research. He has published about 100 technical papers, supervised or co-supervised several graduate students, and was PI or co-PI for several funded projects.
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Sam Russel, is an instructor and the manager for the UWF Unmanned Systems Lab and hub director for Emerald Coast BEST Robotics. “Studies are showing that over the next few decades, the majority of jobs will require a higher knowledge of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence,” Russel said. “Students need to be ready, and this competition (Emerald Coast BEST Robotics) gives them the opportunity to start learning those necessary skills, providing a ‘heads up’ for their future careers.”
Salekul Islam is a Professor and Head of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of United International University (UIU), Bangladesh. Before joining UIU, I worked as an Assistant Professor at North South University, Bangladesh. I also worked as an FRQNT Postdoctoral Fellow at the Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (EMT) center of Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Montréal where my adviser was Dr. Jean-Charles Grégoire. I completed my PhD in June 2008 from Computer Science and Software Engineering Department of Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. J William Atwood.
Dr. Hafiz Md. Hasan Babu is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was also the chairman of the same department. Dr. Hasan is also serving as the Member (Part-Time) of Bangladesh Accreditation Council under the Ministry of Education of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Bangladesh. Dr. Hafiz Md. Hasan Babu was a Professor and the founding Chairman of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of the University of Dhaka of Bangladesh. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Computer Science from Japan under the Japanese Government Scholarship and received his M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Czech Republic under the Czech Government Scholarship. Professor Dr. Hasan Babu is currently an Associate Editor of the famous research journal of the United Kingdom “IET Computers and Digital Techniques”. He was awarded the Ban- gladesh Academy of Sciences Dr. M.O. Ghani Memorial Gold Medal Award in 2017 for his excellent research work to the progress of Physical Sciences in Bangladesh. Professor Dr. Hafiz Md. Hasan Babu published more than a hundred research papers. Three of his research papers got the best paper award. Professor Dr. Hasan Babu was also a member of Prime Minister’s ICT Task Force. At present, he is the President of Bangladesh Computer Society and also the President of International Internet Society, Bangladesh Chapter. He has been awarded the UGC Award-2017 in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science category for his research work on quantum multiplier-accumulator device. Dr. Hasan Babu has published two text books: 1) “Quantum Computing: A Pathway to Quantum Logic Design” by IOP Publishers, The United Kingdom; and 2) “Reversible and DNA Computing” by Wiley Publishers, The United Kingdom.