IEEE R10 HTA Committee Track 2017 – Bangladesh
Supporting engineering projects that benefit humanity has always been a priority for IEEE Region 10. What’s equally important is their impact assessment. Tough to crack questions are abound: How effectively did a project solve the problem of a community? Did it integrate well into the community or did it cascade multiple problems? Was the community committed to delivering the maximum? Failing to tackle at such design and engineering levels is acceptable, but failing to learn from failure is the real challenge. Taking these things into consideration IEEE R10
Humanitarian Technology Activities Committee organized this track on 21 December 2017, at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology during IEEE R10 HTC-2017.
A total number of 53 participants attended this session. Mr. Yasuhiro Soshino, Manager, International Medical Relief Department, Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital and Prof. Dr Norliza Mohd Noor, Associate Professor, Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia were present as keynote speaker in this session. Mr. Parkash Lohana, Associate Professor & Head of Department (Computer Science) at Usman Institute of Technology Karachi and also Region 10 HTA coordinator delivered his video message in this session. Prof. Dr Norliza Mohd Noor mainly talked about “Humanitarian Technology Activity for the Aborigines in Belum Forest Reserve State Park” and Mr. Yasuhiro Soshino delivers his talk on “The Benefit from the Humanitarian Technologies”. This session was concluded with Q&A session from the audience. Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Puiri, 2019 candidate for IEEE President-Elect and Prof. Michael Lightner, 2006 IEEE President and CEO and current chair of IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee were also present during this session and handed over the token of gratitude to the keynote speakers.