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Artificial Intelligence awareness among engineers and students

People in many industries are now using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to develop machine to perform different activities. Artificial Intelligence is increasingly being employed across many disciplines, including engineering. It is expected Artificial Intelligence techniques and applications is likely to change the entire engineering profession in future. Therefore, this seminar aims to update the young engineers and students on applications of AI.


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


18 Jan 2020

9:00am - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 01/18/2020 09:00 01/18/2020 14:30 Artificial Intelligence awareness among engineers and students This seminar aims to update young engineers and students on applications of AI. 100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6, Canada


Western Canada Local Network

Registration Information

Please register before 6 January 2020.


David McQuiggan

David McQuiggan

IET Volunteer

IET CC-America, Committee Chair
IET Southern California Local Network, Committee Member
IET Satellite Systems & Application TPN, Exec. Team Member

David McQuiggan joined The Aerospace Corporation in 2014 as Principal Director within the Civil Systems Group (CSG), where he is responsible for growth through the acquisition of new civil, commercial and international programs, intellectual property technology transfer and licensing, and incubating new lines of business and service lines. Key customers for CSG include the National  Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and a wide number of other civil, commercial, and international organizations, including allied space agencies and ministries of defense.

David’s career has progressed from design engineer in the UK to senior level management and executive leadership experience with both private and public companies in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining The Aerospace Corporation, he was interim CEO of a small U.S. defense contractor and prior to that, he led a VCfunded high-tech venture, through the development and commercialization of rugged fiber-optic distributed sensor systems for maritime, energy and communications markets. His early career was spent at Marconi, where he helped develop electro-optic sensors and infra-red imaging systems. His educational background includes a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath and an MBA from Yale University. Volunteer activities include: Chair for the Americas region for the IETy and other ex-officio roles.

Aiman El-Ramly

Aiman El-Ramly

Chief Business Officer - ZE Power Group

Aiman El-Ramly is the Chief Business Officer at ZE Power Group, Richmond BC and Chief Operating Officer for ZE Power Engineering. He has an MBA from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Arts from UBC. He is a Certified Management Consultant. With 35 years’ experience in competitive markets in the energy, commodity and IT industries as well as significant community outreach, Aiman is well rounded and has developed an impressive portfolio of skills in leading strategy, sales, marketing, human resource management and operations. Aiman is also a sought-after expert in data management and business strategy and has helped Fortune 500 companies across energy, commodities, agriculture, insurance, and finance to advance their business.

Samantha Deoraj

Samantha Deoraj

Trinidad and Tobago Territory Manager - Nexsys International LC

Samantha Deoraj is a result oriented professional and is currently the Trinidad and Tobago Territory Manager at Nexsys International LC. Samantha has a background in Asset Management and was previously employed at Microsoft within the role as a Software Asset Management Specialist for the LATAM, Caribbean and Canadian Regions. She also served at the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and at Canadian engineering consulting firm Genivar Inc., which today is known as WSP Global. Samantha is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Distinction in MSc. Engineering Management and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering. Samantha is an active and passionate volunteer of the Engineering fraternity.

Mrinal Bachute

Mrinal Bachute

Associate Professor - Symbiosis Institute of Technology

Mrinal Bachute is Associate Professor at Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune, India. She has master’s degree in digital electronics and a PhD in Study and Analysis of Adaptive Filters for Speech Enhancement Applications. She has teaching experience of 20 years and has guided many graduate students for their projects. Her areas of specialization are Digital Signal Processing and Adaptive Signal Processing. She has presented her work at many international workshops and conferences. Her research papers have been published in reputed Journals and conferences at National and International Level.

Indrajit Patel

Indrajit Patel

Assistant Professor and Chair, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management - Asian Institute of Technology

Indrajit Pal is Assistant Professor and Chair, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has MTech in Applied Geology and PhD in Seismotectonic and Earthquake Hazard Assessment. He has 15 years' experience in research and training. His research areas include Disaster Governance and Response, Emergency Response and Policy planning issues, Disaster Risk Reduction into Development, Incident Command System, Capacity Development, Use of GIS / RS in disaster risk management, Mainstreaming, Climate Change Adaptation and Socio-Economic implications, Participatory Disaster Risk Management.


Langara College

100 W 49th Ave
V5Y 2Z6


9.00 am – 9.15 am Registration 

9:15 am – 9.30 am Inauguration and welcome by Dr Suresh Vishwakarma, Chair - CEP. 

Introduction to CEP and thanks to sponsors by Matthew Walton-Knight, Past Chair - CEP. 

9:30 am – 10.15 am Presentation 1: Application of Artificial Intelligence in database management by Aiman El-Ramly, Chief Business Officer - ZE Power Group of Companies, Richmond BC. 

10.15 am – 10.45 am Coffee/snacks break 

10.45 am - 11.30 am Presentation 2: Application of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things in optimizing performance and management of wastewater treatment plants by Samantha Deoraj, Territory Manager, Nexsys International LC, Trinidad and Tobago. 

11:30 am – 12.15 pm Presentation 3: Role of adaptive technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the education and automotive industry: past, present and future by Professor Mrinal Bachute, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, India. 

12.15 pm - 12.45 pm Lunch and networking. 

12:45 pm – 1.30 pm Presentation 4: Application of Artificial Intelligence in space systems and future space missions by David McQuiggan, Principal Director, Aerospace Corporation, California. 

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm Presentation 5: Improving disaster resilience and preparedness through Artificial Intelligence by Dr Indrajit Pal, Chair, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. 

2.15 pm – 2.30 pm Closing comments by Matthew Walton-Knight, Distribution of Certificates



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