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Archive for March, 2014

Green House Lab Inaugration

JumpStart

 BY ONEEB-UL-HAQ

On 17th March Jump Start Pakistan and SEECS signed a Memorandum of Understanding; the administration of SEECS and the people behind JumpStart Pakistan decided that a collaborative venture would be in both their best interests. Rest assured, when SEECS thinks about its best interests it is actually thinking about the student body. Students of SEECS have always been the entrepreneurial types, and SEECS intends on grooming this aspect. Lo and behold, the Greenhouse Lab.

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LateX Workshop

LateX Workshop

BY KAMIL HAMAD

LateX is typesetting software used in writing professional papers. LateX is a kind of word processor with lot of flexibility in formatting and adding special symbols and characters to it. LateX is widely used for writing research papers and dissertations by the academic communities around the world and is becoming a standard for writing professional papers.

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DLD Projects

DLD Projects

BY KANZA RASHEED WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO HOORIYA ANAM

After working continuously for numerous hours with a strenuous routine of running throughout the campus from the lab to the instructors, to the markets to search for the  components and  then back to the lab again, brainstorming the correct logic, burning countless LED’s, wondering “Oh my!” where in the circuit have the ICs stopped functioning, trying over and over again to make the project work as soon as possible and finally shouting “my circuit  is working!!!”, yes, the sophomores in SEECS, NUST worked really hard in their third semester for their Digital Logic Design projects.

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Dr. Umar Saif – An Interview

Dr. Umar Saif Interview

Interview conducted by Umay Salma and compiled by M. Oneeb H. Khan

Dr. Umar Saif is the Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), and has been lauded by prestigious universities such as MIT for his efforts in the field of IT. Dr. Umar Saif is currently heading Plan9, a start up incubator, as chairman of the PITB. Plan9 and SEECS signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday 28th February and the FICS team took this opportunity to interview Dr. Umar Saif.

 What was your motivation to leave MIT and come back to Pakistan?

The honest answer to that is that I came here to live with my parents; that was the only reason, it was very personal to me to come back, but the experience has been wonderful.

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Project ARCQUAD

BY UMAY SALMA

Levitation has always been fascination. Because, maybe, it gives you the sensation of beating gravity and travelling in the third dimension. You see we move mainly in two dimensions so there comes a strong desire to beat the biological limitation. This leads to building machines like airplanes that enable to move across the third dimension. Wouldn’t it be more appealing if you could explore this third dimension with a remote control without having to move yourself? Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are crafts capable of flight without an onboard pilot. They can be controlled remotely by an operator or can be controlled autonomously via pre-programmed flight paths.

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