Special Note of Appreciation for Volunteer Efforts: Dr. Sarhan M. Musa

IEEE HOU Section would like to appreciate an active participation, initiatives and volunteer efforts of Dr. Sarhan M. Musa in IEEE R5 Meeting held in between April 6th and 8th, 2018 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, TX. Dr. Musa helped in setting up the computers for students to work on their projects for Student Ethics competition in the meeting. In addition, he served as a judge for the same competition.

Dr. Musa is a professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at Prairie View A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York, New York, in 2001. Professor Musa has been the founder and director of Prairie View Networking Academy (PVNA), Texas, since 2004. Dr. Musa is a leading researcher at Center of Excellence of Communication Systems Technology Research (CECSTR) and Systems to Enhance Cybersecurity for Universal Research Environments (SECURE) Center of Excellence at Prairie View A&M University, Texas. Dr. Musa is LTD Sprint and Boeing Welliver Fellow. Professor Musa has written more than a dozen books on various areas of study in Mathematics and Engineering. His current research interests include computational electromagnetic, computational nanotechnology, photonics, imaging and spectroscopy, cybersecurity, Internet of things, big data analytics, e-health, machine learning, artificial intelligent and cloud computing.

Dr. Musa mentioned his gratitude to IEEE HOU Sec. for acknowledging his volunteering efforts and was delighted to volunteer and help the students in Ethics competition of IEEE R5 Meeting 2018.

He further mentioned the usefulness of the Ethics competition for the student participants in view of the following reasons:

  • Increase in confidence and public speaking experiences.
  • Improve in creativity.
  • Help students to work as a team to a accomplish the expected outcome.
  • Help students to apply and use the IEEE code of Ethics.
  • Teach students to understand the Ethical issues of  a company and employees.
  • Understand the Ethical responsibility and obligation for a company and employees.

 

Overall, ten universities participated in the Ethics competition.

IEEE HOU Section strongly encourages the  members  to attend monthly Section meetings, volunteer and play a more active role in IEEE. Do take a look at our IEEE Houston Section web page to find which committee you want to work with and volunteer.

Article written by Newsletter Chairperson: Payal Majumdar. Let us know if you would like to be part of the newsletter team capturing events and sharing our stories.

 

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