Workshop on Accreditation & Value Based Education
Dr. Michael K. J. Milligan Executive Director and CEO, ABET Board of Directors
Prof S. K. Ramesh, IEEE Fellow Cal. State University, USA, & ABET Board of Directors
1. Accreditation: Accredited programs are recognized around the world for their commitment to quality and continuous improvement. Employers, faculty, students & parents, government, and the general public all understand the importance of quality education in a global economy. Attend this seminar and learn about ABET accreditation and how going through the process helps make your academic program stronger – one that ensures students are receiving the best educational experience possible.
- Accreditation Principles
- Value of Accrediting your Program
- Introduction to ABET
- Introduction to Assessment
- Accreditation Process
Speaker Bio:Dr. Michael K. J. Milligan is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.Under his leadership, the organization has increased its geographical reach and diversity, now representing 35 member societies and accredited programs in 29 countries. Prior to joining ABET in 2009, Milligan held various leadership positions in the government and in academia. He also served 24 years as a career U.S. Air Force officer.
Milligan has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a B.S. from Michigan State University – all in electrical engineering. He also earned an M.B.A. from Western New England College, Springfield, MA, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and Maryland and a Certified Association Executive (CAE)
2. Outcomes Based EducationUniversities are increasingly being called upon through periodic program reviews and external accreditation requirements to demonstrate student outcomes that assess the knowledge of their students at the time of graduation, and demonstrate over time that their graduates are fulfilling the program’s educational objectives. This workshop will cover the design and development of programs with measurable student outcomes that engage all relevant stake holders and demonstrate student success. The group activities will cover formative assessment (course embedded assessment leading to successful accomplishment of Student Outcomes), and summative assessment (i.e, how do you assess team work, communications etc., across programs at the time of graduation of the student). Structure of this session will be:
- Definition of Key Concepts
- Group Activity # 1
- Debrief from Group Activity
- Review and discussion of key takeaways from both Group Activities
Speaker Bio:With an academic career that spans over 25 years Ramesh has been serving as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge since 2006. At CSUN he leads the nationally recognized AIMS 2 (www.ecs.csun.edu/aims2) program that supports over 180 under-represented students in engineering and computer science. Ramesh serves on the Boards of IEEE Educational Activities, and ABET. He has been elected to serve as IEEE-HKN President- Elect for 2015-16, and chairs the 2014 IEEE EAB Pre-University Coordinating Committee leading signature programs such as TISP (Teacher in Service program) and EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) in IEEE. He was recently elevated to the rank of IEEE Fellow for his contributions to entrepreneurship in engineering education. Dr. Ramesh’s professional interests are in Fiber Optic Communications and he received the BE (Honors) degree from REC, Tiruchirapalli in 1981 and the PhD degree from SIU Carbondale in 1986.
Computer Aided Drug Discovery
Instructor:Dr Amit Kumar, BioAxis DNA Research Centre (P) Ltd
Suitable for:Computer Science/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology/Pharmacy Graduates, Research Scholars, Professionals This Workshop aims to make its participants aware of the Basics of Bioinformatics and CADD. This workshop aims to imbibe the basics of Computer aided drug designing and enlighten with the steps involved in insilico Drug Discovery. Following will be covered - An Introduction to Bioinformatics and its use in Modern Drug Designing, Terminology and Codes used in Drug Designing, Major Steps in Computer Aided Drug Designing, Sequential steps in CADD, Preparation of Receptor, Preparation of Ligand, Docking and its importance in drug Designing, Applications of CADD
ELECTROMAGNETIC DIFFRACTION MODELING AND SIMULATION
Instructor:Prof. Dr. Levent Sevgi , Fellow of the IEEE
EM diffraction is critical in many applications including antennas and propagation. Understanding and visualizing EM wave – object interaction is crucial in designing new antenna systems, in predicting path losses through complex propagation paths, etc. In order to do that wave pieces such as diffracted waves, Fringe waves, etc., should first be studied on canonical structures. Then, complex objects can be investigated by using HFA as well as numerical methods in hybrid form intelligently.
EM wave scattering from waves – objects interaction has long been investigated. Interesting wave phenomena, diffraction, occur when objects have sharp edges and tips. Methods known as High Frequency Asymptotics, such as Geometric optics (GO), Physical Optics, (PO), Geometrical Theory of Diffraction, (GTD), Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD), Physical Theory of Diffraction (PTD) and Theory of Edge Diffraction (TED) have been successfully applied to variety of EM problems. Recently, numerical methods, such as Finite Difference time Domain (FDTD), Method of Moments (MoM) and Finite Element Method (FEM) have also been used in modeling EM diffraction. These powerful methods, together with novel approaches, have shown to be successful not only in modeling EM diffraction but also in distinguishing wave pieces such as scattered waves, diffracted waves, Fringe waves, etc., which is very important in visualizing and understanding complex wave – object interaction.
This short course will review all these approaches, use recently developed EM virtual tools and present comparisons through canonical examples.