Author: Arooj Zeb

The 2nd Guangzhou • Pazhou Algorithm Competition with Up to 3 million CNY (approx. 418,000 USD) Grand Prize

International Institute of Online Education, National Center, Pakistan (IIOENC Pakistan) is pleased to share the launching of the 2nd Guangzhou • Pazhou Algorithm Competition organized by Baidu, Inc. – one of the largest AI companies in China and the world, specializing in Internet-related services, products, and artificial intelligence. Focusing on cutting-edge AI technologies, this event seeks to facilitate academic exchanges, cultivate talent, and recruits original algorithm models and application solutions from various actors in the field.
 
 
As a UNESCO-ICHEI & IIOE supporting organization, UNESCO-ICHEI extends this invitation to its partner universities like UET Lahore, encouraging members of the community who are interested in AI to sign up. Specifically, this competition has the following highlights:
  1. Big Prize Money: total prize pool up to 3 million CNY (418,000 USD) and a single award up to 1 million CNY (140,000 USD).
  2. Three Different Categories: participants can choose and submit multiple works accordingly.
    • Scheme Innovation Competition
    • Algorithm Optimization Competition
    • Unveiling Competition
  3. Diverse formats: carried both online and offline, with the finals and award ceremony to be held in Pazhou, Guangzhou, China in September 2023. The deadline for registration is midnight, July 31, 2023.

Don’t forget to let us know once you sign up by emailing us at t[email protected]. We will share your details with UNESCO-ICHEI to facilitate communication with the organizers to offer support if necessary.
 

[New Training Available] IoT Essentials for the Higher Education Workforce

We’re happy to share with you that new training content on IoT Essentials for the Higher Education Workforce is now available.

To help you prepare for such a training, we will be hosting a pre-session live session on June 9th at 1:00 – 2:00 (Pakistan Time).

You will get a chance to meet the instructors and other participants who are interested in this content. Please register via this link or scan the QR code on the poster attached.

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdeGgpz4vGNxO5kM56amy1z5WBNYpgWTp

Meeting ID: 881 2889 5528

We look forward to seeing you then!

Regards
IIOE National Center Pakistan
KICS UET Lahore

[IIOE Global Webinar] – VR Technology: Trends and Applications for Higher Education Digital Transformation

On May 11th 2023, IIOE will host a webinar about “VR Technology: Trends and Applications for Higher Education Digital Transformation”. Supported by the IIOE partner Jiangxi KMAX Industrial Co., Ltd., this webinar invites business executives, academic experts, and entrepreneurs to share diverse opinions and experiences regarding the leading trends of VR technology in higher education, and share promising cases of its practical application in various teaching and management scenarios.

Together, we will discuss how we can bring new technologies, applications, and ecologies to the digital transformation of higher education institutions in developing countries in Africa and Asia. We look forward to welcoming you to this session.

Information

Topic: VR Technology: Trends and Applications for Higher Education Digital Transformation

Date: Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Time: 7:30 ~ 9:10 AM (UTC Time)

Time: 12:30 ~ 2:10 PM (Pakistan Time)

Language: English

Now Register via ZOOM

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M0eDJnbrQxmvOsWb1T_4vw

Meeting ID: 827 2320 6170

IIOE is dedicated to bringing innovative theories & practices to higher education professionals worldwide in realising Higher Education digital transformation.

Regards
IIOE National Center Pakistan
KICS UET Lahore
[email protected]

The second New Venture Contest 2023 in its series came to an end at UET Lahore.

Industrial Partnership Projects (IPP), in collaboration with Engineers for Community Welfare (ECW) of Pakistan, Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Sciences (KICS), University of Engineering & Technology Lahore Pakistan, and Akhuwat Foundation Pakistan hosted a competition for young entrepreneurs “New Venture Contest” (NVC) from November 1, 2022 till May 2, 2023. 

It was a business ideas competition, inspiring young entrepreneurs to develop their business dreams to make them real. All entrepreneurs, including graduate and undergraduate students, joined to promote their proposals and compete for up to $30,000 interest-free loans for starting their business.

There were 3 rounds of the competition. In round 1, the participants submitted a 2-page summary of their business concept online. In the semifinal round, the teams submitted a complete business plan, cap table, verification of establishment of a legal entity, and tax forms. The semi-finalists also submitted video recordings for pitching their ideas to judges. After analyzing the ideas, the judges selected 9 teams for the final round. 

The multiple round competition came to an end at UET, Lahore following the competition finals and award ceremony where the finalists’ teams presented their ideas in a slideshow format to a panel of expert judges comprises of more than 30 industry leaders.

The award ceremony was held at the University of Engineering & Technology Lahore’s main campus on 2nd May 2023. The ceremony was graced with the presence of Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founder and Executive Director of Akhuwat Foundation, as a Chief Guest. Dr. Arfa Syeda Zahra, Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Vice-Chancellor UET, Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Director KICS, Prof. Dr. Nasir Malik, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir, Mr. Hammad Khalique, Mr. Niaz Siddiqui, Mr. Humayun Javed Khan, Mr. Irfan Babar, Mr. Abid Wazir, Mr. Ayub Ghauri, and Mr. Mudassir Malik were invited as distinguished guests. 

Director KICS, Dr. Waqar Mahmood welcomed the honorable guests, judges, & participants and also appreciated the organizers for organizing such a successful competition. Dr. Nomaan Mufti from IPP-US briefed about the new venture contest and highlighted the efforts to organize the event. He also thanked the sponsors and organizations that helped to put the event together. The founder of Akhuwat Foundation, Dr. Amjad Saqib congratulated the organizers especially Dr. Nomaan Mufti to find creative and innovative people.

After the guests’ speeches, the results of the competition were announced by Dr. Nomaan Mufti. Chief Guest of the ceremony, Dr. Amjad Saqib along with the distinguished guests distributed the cash prizes to the winners for the ideas. The awards ceremony ended up with the shield’s distribution to the guests, judges, and organizers.

 

NAVTTC ADMISSIONS ARE OPEN IN KICS, UET LAHORE

NAVTTC Interviews Date is extended until 15th May, 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age: 18-40 years. NADRA Valid CNIC is needed in order to submit an application. 
  • Qualification: Intermediate, FSC, FA, ICS, DEA, BSc or above.
  • All Punjab Residence/ Domicile can apply.
  • On Campus Hostel Facility is not available. 

Sr.#

Sector / trades

Location

Person of Contact

Course Contents

1.    

Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning /Deep Learning)

(3 Months)

C1 HUAWEI Building UET Main Campus

Qazi M Qandeer 03364065600

Zulqarnain

0301-4260028

Intro & Motivation, AI Fundamentals, Production System, Ontology, Propositional logic, First order predicate logic, Fuzzy logic, pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Neural Networks

2.    

CIT (Web, Software, Mobile Application)

(3 Months)

 

C1 HUAWEI Building UET Main Campus

Qazi M Qandeer 03364065600

Zulqarnain

0301-4260028

Programing Techniques, Design and Structure of Android and Web Applications, Coding skills, Database, Threading, Layouts Understanding and Modeling

3.    

Advanced Web Application & Development

(3 Months)

C1 HUAWEI Building UET Main Campus

Qazi M Qandeer 03364065600

Zulqarnain

0301-4260028

HTML5,CSS3,Bootstrap 4+,Basic Designing Concepts, JavaScript, Jquery, Ajax, Php, MySql, Laravel

4.    

Data mining / Business intelligence

(3 Months)

C1 HUAWEI Building UET Main Campus

Qazi M Qandeer 03364065600

Zulqarnain

0301-4260028

Gain a working knowledge of data mining techniques, Learn to design and implement algorithms to apply techniques in a practical fashion, Understand which algorithms to apply to what kind of databases to obtain desired useful knowledge about the data, Evaluate the performance of different data-mining algorithms, Develop practical applications utilizing modern tools, Deployment of data mining applications to industry

UET Lahore Main Landline Numbers:
042-99029450
042-99250262
 

Location 2

Professional Development Center (PDC) Model Town

Admission form: https://bit.ly/navttcbatch4

PDC Model Town Admission Form

Application Submission Time: 09am-4pm

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age: 18-40 years. NADRA Valid CNIC is needed in order to submit an application. 
  • Qualification: Intermediate, FSC, FA, ICS, DEA, BSc or above.
  • All Punjab Residence/ Domicile can apply.
  • On Campus Hostel Facility is not available. 

Sr.#

Sector / trades

Location

Person of Contact

Course Contents

1

Certificate in Cyber Security

(3 Months)

PDC Model Town, P6 Model Town Extension

Ms Saima

03164434465

04235161016

Munir
0321-4512688

Knowledge Proficiency Details

  • Knowledge of Information technology catering principles and Capabilities with particular –emphasis on the technical support of local area networks.
  • Knowledge of securing networks, systems, servers and operating Systems with troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of the web attacks in modern day servers

Skills Proficiency Details

  • Hands on experience in pen testing all network technologies regarding with local area network.
  • Perform various tests to detect and provide defense against vulnerabilities.
  • Practical scenarios to compromise web servers and web applications.
  • Ability to detect attack vectors, identify attack type and provide continuity of operations.
  • Ability to recover data from damaged disks to ensure data consistency.
  • Capable of malware analysis to detect basic working of malwares.

• Pentesting mobile devices and applications

2

Advance Web Application & Development

(3 Months)

PDC Model Town, P6 Model Town Extension

Ms Saima

03164434465

04235161016

Munir
0321-4512688

HTML5,CSS3,Bootstrap 4+,Basic Designing Concepts, JavaScript, Jquery, Ajax, Php, MySql, Laravel