On May 26-27, IAU–UAE Branch hosted two simultaneous international conferences at its Campus II, in Dubai International Academic City.
“Management, Economy, and Financial Systems” as well as “Non-linear Systems and Optimization in Electrical and Computer Engineering” were the two conferences held under the auspices of Islamic Azad University’s Department for Research and Technology with the cooperation of the Pendar Andish Rahpooi Meshkani scientific-research institute.
The scientific committees shortlisted some 500 papers out of the 736 papers submitted to the secretariat. Researches from various universities in Shiraz, Isfahan, Tehran, and Dubai partook in the event.
On the occasion of the national Teacher’s Day, May 2, a splendid ceremony was held at the banquet hall of the Iranian Club to acknowledge the exalted position of educators. This year’s event auspiciously coincided with the national Father’s Day that marks the birth anniversary of the first Shiite Imam Ali p.b.u.h..
IAU-UAE Branch was the generous host of the event in which dozens of guests from the Iranian organizations and institutions in Dubai as well as a selected number of teachers and principals from the Iranian high schools in Dubai and Sharjah were cordially invited to celebrate the teacher’s day alongside the IAU authorities, faculty members, staffers, and their families.
Amid the vivacious reunions and friendly chit-chats typical of such gatherings, the ceremony began with recitation of some verses from the Holy Quran at 9p.m., followed by the national anthems of the UAE and Iran. Then, Dr. MohammadaliShafiei, as the university’s Vice-chancellor for Administrative and Financial Affairs welcomed the guests, congratulated them on the occasion, and highlighted the presence of Iranian high schools representatives as a turning point in creating a synergy between the schools and universities.
He then invited hojjatoleslam Dr. Mahmood Madani, the esteemed representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Office to the UAE, to hold the floor. Dr. Madani, in his speech underlined the irreplaceable significance of teaching and learning. Himself being a professor, Dr. Madani went on to pinpoint a selection of aphorisms on the rights that educators and students have against one another.
Afterwards came the lengthy, yet reassuring, part of awarding gifts and branches of rose to each and every teacher present at the ceremony. The guests were called to the stage by Dr. Shafiei who, at times, had to control the chattering crowds like a teacher with his witty remarks.
The gifts were presented by a panel consisting of Prof. MohammadrezaShahriari, IAU-UAE Branch Chancellor, Mr. Bahrami, Consul General of Islamic Republic of Iran in Dubai, hojjatoleslam Dr. Mahmood Madani, the honorable representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Office to the UAE, and Mr. Goodarzi, Head of Iranian Schools HQ in the UAE.
The three-hour ceremony wrapped up by a banquet of diverse Persian cuisines.
A seminar titled the Status of Muslim Women was held in the IAU-UAE Branch, Knowledge Village campus, on April 16, 2015, which was co-organized by the UAE Branch of Islamic Azad University and the Cultural Counsel Department of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Dubai.
Marking the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h.’s daughter, Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra p.b.u.h., and in line with the emphasis that our religious teachings place on the spiritual status of women, IAU-UAE Branch celebrates the occasion every year.This year’s event was attended by scores of participants from the Iranian organizations and institutions in the UAE such as the IRI Consulate in Dubai, Imam Hussein p.b.u.h. Mosque, Iranian Schools HQ, Iranian Hospital in Dubai, and Iranian Club alongside the faculty and students of the host university.
Speaking to the audience, the honorable representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Office to the UAE, hojjatoleslam Dr. Mahmood Madani, highlighted the lofty position of women in the Holy Quran. On the issue of men and women’s equality, Dr. Madani underscored that, although all human beings are equally responsive to Allah for their deeds, such a premise is methodologically flawed in that men and women possess drastically different physiologies. He then went on to say that the delicacy in womanhood and the sacrifice in motherhood are two of the many traits that no man can possess whatsoever.
The second speaker of the event was Prof. Tahereh Hamiz, a Tehran-based writer, who kindly accepted our invitation to deliver a speech on the topic. In her talk, Dr. Hamiz referred to the exemplar spiritual status that Hazrat Zahra p.b.u.h. gained in her life of less than two decades, bringing up infallible Imams Hassan p.b.u.h. and Hussein p.b.u.h.. Afterwards, two of the girl students delivered short talks on the contemporary issues of Muslim women in the modern world.
Awarding the speakers with gifts and offering the audience a light supper, the commemoration ceremony came to an end.
Conference General Chair: Dr. Mohammad V. Malakooti
· Dr. KEITH ALAN TEAGUE, PhD, PE
Professor and Immediate Past School Head School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma USA
· Dr. Arash Taki:
Dr. Arash Taki is currently based in Dubai and manages Respiratory and Patient Monitoring solution and Innovation at Covidien in the region. He is also scientific advisor and lecturer in TUM and Computer/Biomedical Engineering Group at IAU University in Dubai
Wireless sensor networks have enormous potential to change the way we live, work, and play. Compressive sensing is well known as an emergent technique for under-sampling sparse signals and recovering them accurately and efficiently using a much smaller number of compressive sensed measurements than traditional Nyquist methods require.
This talk focuses on data collection in clustered wireless sensor networks employing compressive sensing. A technique consisting of the integration of compressive sensing and clustering in wireless sensor networks utilizing block diagonal measurement matrices will be introduced. The approach partitions a wireless sensor network into clusters, where each cluster head collects the sensor readings within its cluster only once and then generates compressive sensed measurements at each cluster head to be forwarded to the base station where all measurements are collected.
In this talk two methods are considered for forwarding the compressive sensed measurements from cluster heads to the base station: (i) direct transmission and (ii) multi-hop routing through intermediate cluster heads. Additional cluster-based data collection methods will be considered for comparison purposes. For further power saving, the proposed approach exploits the correlation of the sensor readings in the wireless sensor network to reduce the transmission energy cost. Expressions for total power consumption within this framework are formulated and the effects of different spars bases on the compressive sensed performance as well as the optimal number of clusters are discussed for achieving minimum energy consumption.
Total Number of Papers presented: 31
IAU Student papers: 2 Papers
1– Prediction of Stock Market Index based on Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Data Mining Using SVD
Authors: Dr. Mohammad V. Malakooti (Faculty), Amir AghaSharif (student)
2- A Two Level-Security Model for Cloud Computing based on the Biometric Features and Multi-Level Encryption
Authors: Dr. Mohammad V. Malakooti (Faculty), NilofarMansourzadeh (student)
Host Country: United Arab Emirates
Participating Countries: Austria, Japan, Brazil, Lebanon, Nigeria, Oman, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, United States, Serbia, Bahrain, Algeria, Sudan, Islamic Republic of Iran