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Massey University Student Committee - 2016 & 2017

The Massey University Student Committee for 2016 & 2017 is listed below, please feel free to contact any of these committee members in relation to membership or participation in any of their scheduled events.

Chair: S.Shan-e-Raza (syedshan85@gmail.com)
Deputy Chair:
Secretary: Kanwal Zaidi
Treasurer: Kanwal Zaidi

Victoria University Student Committee - 2017

The Victoria University Student Committee for 2016 is listed below, please contact any of these committee members in relation to membership or participation in any of their scheduled events.

Chair: Arif Ahmed (Arif.Ahmed@vuw.ac.nz)
Deputy Chair :
Secretary:
Treasurer:

Combined Student Branch Events

Curently there are two Student Branches associated with our Central Section, viz: Massey University and Victoria University. Each year we hold a special event to highlight the research being conducted at both universities. The organisation of the event is rotated between the two Branches. Book voucher or cash prizes reward the best presenters for this event. Below you will find links to photo galleries for the past three events. Please support this event if you are a post-graduate or under-graduate student at either of these universities and present your work to your peers in a relaxed atmosphere in order to practice for international conferences. If you are not an IEEE student branch member, why not find out about the benefits of joining the world's largest engineering organisation and gain access to the wealth of information that this organisation provides? Note that you do not have to be a member of IEEE to participate in this event as it is open to all students (postgraduate and undergraduate) from these two universities.

Past Events

Postgraduate Presentation Day 2017

Speakers:
Postgraduate Students from Massey and Victoria Universities
Venue: Presentation Lab, Riddett Building, Manawatu Campus, Massey University
Date: Monday 4th September, 2017
Time:
10:30am-5:00 pm
Cost:
Free

As part of the IEEE New Zealand Central Section, the IEEE Student Branch at Massey University was pleased to announce its annual joint Post-Graduate Student Presentation Event with Victoria University of Wellington's IEEE Student Branch. This one day event showcased the post-graduate student research from Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University, Palmerston North, in many of the IEEE fields of interest. The event provided post-graduate students with the opportunity to present their research and, in return, obtain a free IEEE student membership for 1 calendar year, as well as presenting networking opportunities with other fellow-students and peers. Each student presentation was time-limited to approximately 10 minutes with questions and discussions. Prizes for the best presentations were awarded, with food and refreshments available to all participants at the breaks.

We have prepared a photo album of presenters, judges and award presentations for this event. Please follow this link to view the album.

Postgraduate Presentation Day - 30 August 2016

Speakers:
Postgraduate Students from Massey and Victoria Universities
Venue: Room AM 102/104, Gate 7, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Victoria University
Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016
Time:
10:30am-5:00 pm
Cost:
Free

We have prepared an album of photos from this year's event and you may view this by clicking on the following link.

There were 38 presenters plus university staff present at this event. Students and Staff from Massey University travelled by bus to the campus and the event started on time. The event was organised by Harsh Tataria and a small band of enthusiastic helpers who arranged the refreshments, kept the time schedule on track and coordinated the arrangement of the room and facilities. They did an excellent job and were thanked by Professor Donald Bailey IEEE Central Section Chair at the conclusion of the day's proceedings. There were 4 judges who had a very tough task in determining the winners of the event, they were: Professor Donald Bailey, Dr Murray Milner and Professors Emeriti John Hine and Richard Harris. All agreed that the standard of presentaions had set a very "high bar" and it took a while to determine the Winner and two runners up. As in previous years all participants were presented with certificates of appreciation for their efforts. Although it was a long day, the lively discussions during and following the event showed the importance of the networking aspects - quite apart from the competitive nature of the presentations!!!

Postgraduate Presentation Day - 20 October 2015

Speakers:
Postgraduate Students from Massey and Victoria Universities
Venue: Room RCA1.62 Manawatu Campus (Palmerston North), at Massey University
Date: Tuesday 20 Oct 2015
Time:
10:30am-5:00 pm
Cost:
Free

We have prepared an album of photos from this year's event and you may view this by clicking on the following link.

There were approximately 30 presenters and university staff present at this event. Students and Staff from Victoria University travelled by bus to the campus and the event started on time. There were 24 presenters from the two universities and we had a lunch break where food and drink was provided to the delegates. Each presenter had 6 minutes in which to present an overview of their research work and this was followed by a short 3-4 minutes for Q & A  to clarify points made in their presentation. It was an ideal opportunity for students to practise their presentation skills and network with researchers at their respective universities. The event was organised by Hemant Ghayvat and a small band of enthusiastic helpers who arranged the refreshments, kept the time schedule on track and coordinated the arrangement of the room and facilities. They did an excellent job and were thanked by Professors Donald Bailey and Richard Harris at the conclusion of the day's proceedings.

 All presenters were awarded a signed certificate on behalf of the Central Section in order to recognise their contribution to the success of the event.

The winner was Harith l-Sahaf of Victoria University forr his excellent presentation entitled "An Evolutionary Approach to Automatically Constructing Image Descriptors" and runners up were  Nasrin Afsari Manesh "A Smart Sensing System for Early Detection of Osteoporosis" and Alexandre Sawczuk da Silva with "A Graph Evolution Technique for Web Service Composition".

Postgraduate Presentation Day - 18 September 2014

Speakers:
Postgraduate Students from Massey and Victoria Universities
Venue: Room AM101, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
Date: Thursday 18 Sept 2014
Time:
9am-3:30 pm
Cost:
Free

We have prepared an album of photos from the 2014 event and you may view this by clicking on the following link.

There were a total of about 30 people registered for the event. 26 presentations were scheduled with about eight of the students from Massey University and eighteen from Victoria University - Massey students travelled from Palmerston North on a minibus in order to attend the event. We had 3 judges on the panel: Donald Bailey, Ramesh Rayudu and Bing Xue. Donald acted as timekeeper and Richard Harris acted as MC and photographer. The event was held at Victoria University in the AM 101 seminar room on the Kelburn Campus. Proceedings began at around 9:00am and concluded at about 3:30pm with a pizza lunch and a prize giving ceremony. Our thanks go to Henry Williams from the Victoria University IEEE Student Branch for his fine effort in staging this event. Each presenter was given 7 minutes to present their research work and they were allocated about 3 minutes for Q & A. Judging was based on the quality of the presentation and the presenter’s ability to answer questions relating to their work in a confident and appropriate manner – as if they were at an international standard conference. All presenters were awarded a signed certificate on behalf of the Central Section in order to recognise their contribution to the success of the event.

The winner was Rachel Hunt from Victoria University who presented a talk on “Evolving Less-Myopic Scheduling Rules with GP” and the two runners-up were Harsh Tataria (also from Victoria University) with “On thePerformance of Coordinated Multi-tier Heterogenous Cellular Networks" and Nirosha Priyadarshani (from Massey University) with “Automatic Birdsong Recognition”. Muhammad Yousuf Tufail received an honourable mention for his presentation on "Image Registration".

Postgraduate Presentation Day - 2 December 2013

Speakers:
Postgraduate Students from Massey and Victoria Universities
Venue: AgHort Lecture Theatre 4, Manawatu Campus, Massey University
Date: Monday 2 Dec 2013
Time:
11am-5 pm
Cost:
Free

We have prepared an album of photos from this year's event and you may view this by clicking on the following link.

There were a total of about 25 people registered for the event. 18 presentations were scheduled with about five of the students from Massey University and thirteen from Victoria University - who travelled to Palmerston North on a chartered bus in order to attend the event. We had 3 judges on the panel: Richard Harris, Donald Bailey and Ciaran Moore. The event was held at Massey University in the AgHort lecture theatre complex on the Manawatu Campus. Proceedings began at around 11:00am and concluded at 5pm with pizza and the prize giving ceremony. Our thanks go to Ayesha Hakim and her small band of helpers from the Massey University IEEE Student Branch (Muhammad Abrar and Debraj Basu) for their fine efforts in staging this event. Each presenter was given 10 minutes to present their research work and they were allocated about 5 minutes for Q & A. Judging was based on the quality of the presentation and the presenter’s ability to answer questions relating to their work in a confident and appropriate manner – as if they were at an international standard conference.

In order to assist the students in preparing their talks, they were sent by email, copies of two presentation guides: “Presentation Lessons from Comedians” and “Presentation Guide – IEEE Slide pack”. Each of these guides was deemed to be useful from feedback received from the students presenting on the day. All presenters were awarded a signed certificate on behalf of the Central Section in order to recognise their contribution to the success of the event. Book voucher prizes were kindly donated by the IEEE Central Section and Bennetts Book Store to the winners and runners-up. The winner was Rachel Hunt from Victoria University who presented a talk on “Evolving Dispatching Rules for the Two-Machine Job Shop with Genetic Programming” and the two runners-up (also from Victoria University) were David Harrison (“Rare Event Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Harvested Energy”) and Harsh Tataria (“Design and Implementation of Multichannel Crosstalk Cancellation Filters in Personal Audio Systems”). Ayesha Hakim received an honourable mention and awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.


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