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Distinguished Lecture2017

Distinguished lecturer/Prominent lecturer Name: Dr. Akshay K. Rathore
Title: Associate professor, Concordia University, Canada 

Lecture information
Venue (Country, City): Conference Hall of Department of Electrical Engg.,IIT(BHU)Varanasi, India
Date:29 December 2017
Type of event (Chapter meeting, Technical seminar, etc.): Technical Seminar
Title of lecture: Single reference six pulse modulation (SRSPM) for high frequency pulsating dc link three-phase inverter
Duration:1 hours

A short summary of the lecture

The lecture is highly satisfied and appreciated by the local IEEE members, and most of them are from industry. The current fed converters presented by Prof. Rathore show several promising features that could be beneficial to some key industry applications, such as energy storage. The audiences asked several questions such as the detailed operation and design considerations of the converter presented and possible application areas. In addition, Prof. Rathore had a productive discussion with power electronics engineers from GE global research on how could this converter be extended to a multiple-input version. After the lecture, we invited Prof. Rathore to the GE global research center and had a lab tour to show him the technologies that are being developed at GE. We had several technical discussions around the SiC power converters, medium voltage drive, high-speed electrical machine, etc. Overall, the trip of Prof. Rathore is very successful.


Is the Future Data Scientists?

The advances in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence present the risk of drastically shaking up the usual structures of the world, ranging from the business world to everyday life. But the benefits of these technologies are undeniable, and their rapid progress makes it necessary to constantly update our benchmarks and our information.


9h15 à 9h30 ESPRIT et la science des données Sofien Gharbi, Directeur des études, ESPRIT
Session 1 : Data Science : Usages, défis et outils nécessaires
9h30 à 10h Big data et ses défis Hamamache Kheddouci, Professeur, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
10h à 10h15 Public Open Data: Towards a better Data Governance Fadhila Njeh, Data Analyst, Institut National de Statistiques
10h15 à 10h45 Pause-café
Session 2 : Data Exploration
10h45 à11h15 La science des données : Enjeux et perspectives Yahya Slimani, Professeur
11h15 à 11h45 The evolution of methods for deep learning: From the early beginning until CNN and beyond Mourad Zerai, Directeur
11h45 à 12h15 Data science et l’aide à la décision : convergence historique. Sofien Kachroudi,
Enseignant-chercheur en recherche opérationnelle et automatique, ESPRIT
12h15 à 14h Pause-déjeuner
Session 3: Challenges d’analyse de données : une formation par la pratique
14h à 14h15  Business Mapping Jamel Haouas, CEO of MACHINE, a marketing and Business intelligence company
14h15 à 15h Microsoft tools and resources to build your data science project Maha Gouiaa, Microsoft Certified Trainer, University Teacher at ISET’COM
15hà 15h30 Artificial intelligence: How much is it associated with Data Science? Mohamed Heny Selmi, University Teacher, Manager of ESPRIT’s Data Science section.
Table ronde : Le futur est-il aux Data Scientists ?


Name of Event: CRO Workshop
Date of Event: 31st August 2017 (Thursday)
Duration : 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: CE Lab (E Block, 2nd Floor)
Organizers: Prayushi and Shakti


The CRO Workshop was held in order to explain its working and features. CRO is an electronic display device containing a cathode ray tube (CRT) that generates an electric beam that is used to produce visible patterns, or graphs, on a fluorescent screen. The graphs plot the relationship between two or more variables, with the horizontal axis normally being a function of time and the vertical axis usually a function of the voltage generated by the input signal to the oscilloscope. The main components of the device are Cathode ray tube (CRT), electron gun, a system for focusing and deflecting the electron beam, and a screen which is a visual representation of the voltages applied to the deflection plates. The CRO is one of the most widely used test instruments: its commercial, engineering, and scientific applications include acoustic research, television-production engineering, and electronics design.


The main aim of the event was to make the students get an idea of the components of a CRO and their working. All graduates must learn this simulation at an early phase to acquaint with future academics. IEEE IAS SB also conversed Multimeter and Soldering Technique so that students can understand tools in deep and can use in their future endeavors.


The event started at 4:00 PM by welcoming our respected lecturer Mr. Pavan Venkata and among the audience was students of Electrical batch 17. Pavan Sir began his lecture by giving a brief introduction to Multimeter and its basic applications.

Then he continued with a detailed explanation of CRO components and working and other aspects of the same. Various sample outputs in detail were taught to students. At 5 PM, the instructions were complete and the students were asked to take a couple of readings for different values of applied voltage to understand the working of the multi-meter and CRO practically. During this time, IAS members guided the students under the supervision of the lecturer. In the end, there was a doubt session and then the organizers presented the professor and laboratory assistants with a memento and thanked them for the enriching session. Students also got a chance to have hands-on soldering technique. Students did soldering to prepare circuit to light a LED in series with a resistor on general purpose board.


Wireless Power Transmission

The first lecture of the Budapest University of technology and Economics Jt. IAS/PES Student Branch Chapter in the 2016/2017 spring semester was about wireless power transmission, and the attendees could listen to a presentation about its history, current problems and the possible future solutions. The lecturer was Dr. Szabolcs Gyimóthy, a professor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, who is a well-known researcher in this field. He reviewed the past of the wireless power transmission and presented two transmission methods. The first called near field, where the effective range of the transmitter and the receiver is few centimeters. The other one is the far field transmission, which has bigger distance between the antennas.

Industrial Visit to SLBC High Power Broadcasting Centre

An industrial visit of level 2 undergraduates of Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering to Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation’s high-power broadcasting Centre in Trincomalee was organized by the IEEE Industry Applications Society of the University of Moratuwa. Undergraduates visit the transmission center on 10th November 2017 and the visit was a huge success with the participation of over 80 undergraduates. The main aim of this project was to create the much-needed industry exposure to the fresh undergraduates and balance the deficit with the theoretical knowledge to practical knowledge.

On August 12, 1980, the representative from Deutsche Welle in Germany and the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in Colombo signed a mutual agreement, whereby a large radio broadcasting station, medium wave, and shortwave would be constructed at the former Royal Navy base in Trincomalee Harbor. This agreement is to a mediumwave transmitter at 600kW, three shortwave transmitters at 250kW, and one communication transmitter at 10kW. Both parties agreed to double the station’s broadcasting equipment’s if needed. This station was planned as a joint project between Deutsche Welle in Germany and radio Teheran in Iran.

The three shortwave transmitters were heard at a good level throughout Asia and well beyond also. Mediumwave transmitter was also heard widely. But with the civil war in Sri Lanka and company policies, Deutsche Welle decided to close two of its major shortwave relay stations which were in Portugal and Sri Lanka. But SLBC carried one program via the Trincomalee station and it was a three-hour broadcast in the Sinhala language beamed to the middle east. In 2012, the large international radio broadcasting station at Perkara- Trincomalee was taken over by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

By visiting the broadcasting center, Undergraduates were able to learn the basic setup, equipment and the protocols used in the present broadcasting industry. They were able to get an idea of how the techniques they learn at the university such as modulation schemes, antennas, transformers used in the real world. Project Chairperson for this project was Mr.Lakshitha Gunasekara, current president of IEEE IAS in theUniversity of Moratuwa.


Talk: Project Management Institute

Details of the event:
Date: 17th May 2017
Place: Cognizant Argentina offices
Number of participants: 15 Students

About the event:
IAS Student Branch Chapter of UTN-FRBA in collaboration of Cognizant bring the possibilities to assist to a Talk about project management. Cognizant is a global leader in business and technology services.
The talk takes place in the Cognizant Argentina offices where our students learn about how to make and follow different projects, unrelated how big or longer they are.

• Introduction to what is a project
• The importance of organizing
• What are the management methodologies of a project?
• What are the PMI and PMBOK.

Alejandro Gabay, Project Manager in Cognizant

Student attendees


IEEE IAS INSAT Student Branch Chapter saw the daylight on 16 October 2014.

Since the founding of the student chapter. We aim to provide knowledge to our members through organizing various events, workshops, training…

Our mission is to make from our Student Branch Chapter a linking bridge between the academic and the professional fields for our student members.

IEEE IAS INSAT Student Branch Chapter 2017-2018 board and members’ worked together to fulfill these goals and to achieve a new level of success and prodigiousness.

This report presents our activities so far for the academic year 2017-2018.


  • Lean Manufacturing and
  • Management Training Sessions
  • Chapter
  • LabVIEW Training Sessions
  • Quality Management System
  • standards ISO 9001 certified
  • training
  • Industrial visit to SEA Latelec
  • Problem-solving workshop
  • Renewable Energy workshop

Lean Manufacturing and Management Training Sessions

Details of the training sessions:
Date: August 26th and 27th
Place: SESAME University
Number of participants: 18 students
Number of sessions: 2 sessions

The IEEE INSAT Student branch organized the “5 days of summer school” event in SESAME University. It’s a five-day event during which, training sessions and workshops were provided for the participants. Various themes have been selected, gathering all of the chapters and the affinity groups. It was a great opportunity for the participants to get started with IEEE activities for this current year and get prepared for the engineering career. This event is in collaboration with the freshly established IEEE SESAME Student Branch.

During this important event, the IAS INSAT Student branch chapter, arranged, for two days, a training session in Lean Manufacturing and Management: the first module of the Yellow Belt. Lean Manufacturing and Management is a systematic method for waste minimization within a manufacturing system without sacrificing productivity. It is a great tool that helps the students learn how to manage a high-quality production process and help them face their professional career. These two-day courses were led by our great trainer, Mr. Amine ELABED, from the L2M center.


IEEE Day by IAS INSAT SB Chapter

Details of the event:
Date: 4th October 2017
Place: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT
Attendees: 200 IEEE INSAT Student members + 300 INSAT students (none members)
Topic: IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”

IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.

IEEE Day’s theme is: Leveraging

Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefit s from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2017 is the 8th edition of the same and was celebrated on 4th October 2017.

This year IEEE INSAT Student Branch and IEEE IAS INSAT chapter took part in this celebration.

With only one goal, to make members and INSAT students know about Industry Applications Society and about our chapter activities, IEEE IAS INSAT organized a booth decorated with flyers, IAS INSAT banner and a big screen showing pictures of our special moments and our past events within IAS INSAT SB. 2

We invited students to our booth, provided them with information and answered all of their questions.

The member of the board as well as the

IAS volunteer’s worked on some projects exposed on the awaited day, for instance:

  • A led cube that shows our chapter name
  • A remote-controlled robot handing flyers to attract attendees to our booth.
  • A hologram that shows many photos in 3D.
  • A web application Quiz to help the participants know more about famous characters in the scientific field.

This organization was successful thanks to the great effort of IAS INSAT SB Chapter volunteers and members of the board.


LabVIEW Training Sessions

Details of the workshops:
Date: September 2017 – January 2018
Place: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT
Number of participants: 60 Students
Number of sessions: 8 sessions

Engineering is dedicated to meet human needs. Thus engineers must master several tools to contribute effectively to the advancement of technology, to stay ahead of the curve, to think beyond current challenges and to develop solutions for the future. Therefore, IEEE IAS INSAT SB Chapter organized a series of training sessions in LabVIEW in collaboration with National Instruments (NI) program LSA (LabVIEW Student Ambassador).

The LabVIEW Student Ambassador (LSA) Program empowers engineering students to learn the LabVIEW graphical programming environment used by millions of engineers and scientists to develop sophisticated measurement, test and control systems.

All the participant students benefited from good quality workshops giving them the opportunity to achieve LabVIEW proficiency, certification, and product support.

The workshops were conducted by Saif FAIDI, who is LSA, senior year student in Industrial Computing & Automatic Control at INSAT. Participants learned the basics of LabVIEW, how to develop applications with the LabVIEW graphical development environment and create applications using the “state machine” design template.


Quality Management System standards ISO 9001 certified training

Details of the workshop:
Date: November 11th, 12th, and 18th
Place: IMDTEC (AQI) center, Borj-louzir, Ariana
Number of participants: 36 Students

IEEE IAS Chapter – INSAT Student Branch in collaboration with AQI (African Quality Institute), organized an international management system standards ISO 9001 2015 version certified training (International certificate).

The ISO 9001 standard defines requirements for the establishment of a quality management system for organizations wishing to continuously improve customer satisfaction and provide compliant products and services.

This certification will help the students know more about the quality management within the industries and improve their technical and professional skills in this field, as well as have an important asset in their resume.


Industrial visit to SEA

Details of the visit:
Date: November 22th
Place: SEA Latelec, Industrial Zone Charguia 1, 2035 Ariana Tunisia
Number of participants: 10 Students

About the visit:

Being an engineer is not only about following a thoroughly scientific and technical training but also about having a better understanding of the industry and its environment.

In this purpose IEEE, IAS Chapter INSAT student Branch organized an industrial visit to SEA Latelec in order to deepen the knowledge of its members in the industrial sector.

During the visit Mrs. Boutheina BOUSSETTA, Human resources Manager, – and Mr. Amine KAROUI,-Industrial engineer-, guided us and shared information about the company and the manufacturing process at SEA Latelec Tunisia.

About the company:

SEA LATelec is a Tunisian subsidiary of the LATECOERE group. It is the world No. 2 aeronautical cabling and specializes in the production of cable harnesses and aircraft equipment on board.

This company focuses mainly on three sectors: aeronautics, military, and space.

It was able to position itself second in the field of embedded wiring and has become the world leader in electrical furniture and the European leader in satellite cabling.

Problem-solving workshop

Details of the workshop:
Date: November 29th
Place: INSAT
Number of participants: 40 Students

This year IAS INSAT chapter is organizing for the first time an industrial forum under the theme of renewable energy that is going to take place on April the 7th.

This forum’s main purpose is to enlighten students on the theme of renewable energy and give them the chance to work with industry professionals.

The concept of the forum is as follows:

– Many teams will be formed.
– Every team will choose a project in the renewable energy field.
The teams will be matched to the appropriate industry that offers to coach the project.
– Every team will have a mentor and will be in connection with the industry through a member from the organization committee.
– A jury formed from industrials and professionals will choose the best projects on the day of the event

Therefore, IAS INSAT chapter organized the forum’s first workshop, (A problem-solving workshop) in order to help the teams choose their project and their teammates.

The workshop consists of:

An overview presentation treating the following subjects :

– Renewable Energy
– Potential themes
– Partnership with companies

  • First Step :

– Brainstorming on Energy problems existing in Tunisia
– Each participant filed in an individual survey in order to share his thoughts


  • Second Step :

The problem-solving technique consists of matching the potential problems, the passions, the stack holders and the solutions with each other.

  • Third step :

Each team will gather to discuss their potential projects
Each team will be handed a worksheet to give an overview about their project and the theme they will be focusing on.

  • Fourth step: Pitching 1.0

Each team had 5 minutes to present their idea and get feedback from all the other participants.

The workshop was concluded by a Business Model Canvas presentation given by the talented Mr. Aziz Ben Frija


Renewable Energy workshop

Details of the workshop:
Date: December 9th
Place: INSAT
Number of participants: 20 Students

In order to lay the groundwork for all the participants in the renewable energy industrial forum to be ready for the D-day, IAS-INSAT chapter organized a second workshop treating the most important topics of this field.

The workshop consisted mostly of presentations led by professionals in these subjects:

  • Biomass: it stands for getting energy by burning wood and other organic matter. It is classed as a renewable energy source because plant stocks can be replaced with new growth.Bioenergy systems offer significant possibilities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to their immense potential to replace fossil fuels in energy production.

  • Photovoltaic panel and energy storage: the photovoltaic panel is a term which covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. A typical photovoltaic system employs solar panels, each comprising a number of solar cells, which generate electrical power. PV installations may be ground-mounted, rooftop mounted or wall mounted.
  • Piezoelectric energy: The word piezoelectricity means electricity resulting from pressure and latent heat leading to electric energy without depletion of natural resources.

The workshop was presented by Mr. Miladi Mansour expert Ph.D. student and professor and Ms. Saidi Rafika Ph.D. student in biology.

Seminar on Power Electronics and Control

The 10th edition of the Seminar on Power Electronics and Control – SEPOC 2017 was organized by the IEEE IAS/IES/PES/PELS joint chapter of the IEEE South Brazil Section – R9 and the UFSM IAS SB Chapter from 22 to 25 October 2017 at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. The event theme was “Distributed Power Generation: Scenarios and Perspectives” and gathered more than 400 attendants. SEPOC 2017 had 4 Plenaries, 4 Discussion Panels, 7 Tutorials and 34 Technical Sections. The Plenary Sections were conducted by distinguished researchers on Power Electronics and Control.

Prof. Dr. María Inés Valla (National University of La Plata – UNLP, Argentina) presented a plenary entitled: “Power Converters and the Smart Grids: Model Predictive control of Multilevel Converters”. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Radecker (Fraunhofer Institute, Germany) gave a speech on “Demand and Supply of Energy – Smart Solutions are Saving Energy for Lighting”. The plenary of Prof. Ph.D. Huai Wang (Aalborg University, Denmark) was “Reliability of Power Electronic Systems – Challenges and State-of-the-Art”. The last speech was given by Prof. Dr. Jorge Almeida Guimarães (President-Director of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation – EMBRAPII) on “The Role of EMBRAPII in the R&D in Brazil: Opportunities for the Industry and University”. Fig. 1 shows a picture of plenary speakers and SEPOC 2017 organizing committee.

More than 120 technical papers were presented and discussed in several technical sections. The SEPOC 2017 promoted rich space for interaction among students, researchers and professionals. The event also had Exhibitors Area with power electronics related Companies and it was supported by Brazilian Grant Agencies. Since the year 2000, SEPOC has been contributing to the development and research in Power Electronics and Control in Latin America, and the 2018 edition is already being planned.

Fig. 1. Plenary speakers and SEPOC 2017 organizing committee (from the left to right: Caio R. Osorio, João M. Lenz, Prof. Maria I. Valla, Prof. Jose R. Pinheiro, Dr.-Ing. Matthias Radecker, Prof. Huai Wang and Prof. Rodrigo P. Vieira).

IEEE Day by IAS INSAT SB Chapter

Details of the event:

Date: 5th October 2016

Place: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology, INSAT

Participants: 200 IEEE INSAT Student members + 300 INSAT students (none members)

Topic: IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”

IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.

IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2016 is the 7th edition of the same.

As every year since we established our Student Branch at INSAT, we celebrated this global event, but this year IEEE IAS INSAT SB Chapter took part in the celebration. We seized the occasion to make members and INSAT students know about Industry Applications Society and about our chapter activities.

We organized our information desk and decorated with flyers, IAS INSAT banner and with a special board that contained pictures of our special moments within IAS INSAT SB Chapter since its establishment in 2014. We invited students to our desk, provided them with information and answered their questions.

We also had IAS photo booth for every student who came to our desk. This organization was made successfully by IAS INSAT SB Chapter members and by Skander Khelil, IAS INSAT SBC vice chair and Ahmed Khabkhab IAS INSAT SBC Logistics & Treasury manager.