Usman Institute of Technology
Associate Professor & HOD
Fellow of IEEE & IFAC
Professor of Mathematics
Short Bio - Dr. Zia Ahmed
Dr. Zia Ahmed has been an active IEEE volunteer for more than twenty-five years, serving at Section, Council and Regional levels. He served IEEE Region 10 for ten years in various capacities including R10 Newsletter editor for seven years. Being an R10 EXCOM member for ten years allowed him to interact with members from all over Region 10 and learn immensely about the region and core issues of importance to members. In 2009 an MGA Achievement award recognized his contributions to promote collaboration opportunities for IEEE members in R10. He is currently serving as Chair of the IEEE Australia Council.
Zia holds degrees of B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc and MPhil in Physics and PhD in Electrical Engineering. His professional career spreads over more than 35 years with first ten years in academia and later a career in project management. Serving at senior positions Zia has attended residential training programs for executive leadership responsibilities. His volunteer efforts include motivating young professionals to develop their technical and personal skills for leadership roles and excel in their careers.
Short Bio - Priyasloka Arya
Over 18 years of insightful experience in Project Management, SDLC, Testing and Application Engineering
Currently associated with Honeywell Technology Solutions Ltd., Bangalore as Project Manager, Certification
Resourceful in handling end-to-end development of products / projects from inception, requirement specification, planning, designing, implementation, documentation and closure with cross-functional teams; experience in preparing proposals, RFPs and case studies for projects
Significant experience of working with Customers, Project Managers and Technical Teams for securing and executing concurrent projects; praised for prudently managing technological & human resources of the internal teams as well as the clients
PMP and ITIL Certified professional; Member of Computer Society of India (CSI) and PMI>
An effective communicator with good relationship management skills & the ability to relate to people at any level of business and management
Short Bio - ENGR. Parkash Lohana
Parkash Lohana (MS., B.E) is an Associate Professor and Head of Computer Science at
Usman Institute of Technology Karachi, Sindh- Pakistan. He has more than 25 years
extensive experience as an engineer, as faculty, as a head of department, and as a head of
Mr. Lohana’s professional interests are Information Systems, Information System Audit, Software
Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering &
Technology Management, and Engineering IT Education. He has presented his research papers
in local as well as international conferences held in Pakistan under Higher Education
Commission and Pakistan Engineering Council(PEC).
He has served National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) as an electrical engineer for
about 9 years on different national electrical engineering projects. He was the recipient of an
Honorarium from NESPAK for his extra ordinary services in NESPAK and Excellent Performance
award by UIT (Usman Institute of Technology)
He has published two of his articles in IEEE Engineering and Technology Management Review
in June and September 2015 issues respectively.
He also served as chair and vice chair of IEEE Karachi Section for about eight years and currently he is representing Pakistan in IEEE Region 10 Executive committee. He holds the portfolio of Coordinator IEEE R10 HTA (Humanitarian Technology Activities) Committee (2017-18).
Short Bio - Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan received the Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Warsaw in 1970, and the Ph.D. and D.Sc. (Habilitation) degrees from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland in 1978 and 1986, respectively. Before moving to the University of Kansas (KU) in 1984, she was a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics at Warsaw School of Economics. At KU she is a Professor of Mathematics, a Courtesy Professor of both EECS & AE, and an ITTC Investigator, a Chancellors Club Teaching Professor, and a member of the KU Women's Hall of Fame. She is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IFAC, a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award. She has served in many capacities in several societies including IEEE CSS Vice President, three term IEEE CSS BoG member, and two term Program Director of SIAM Activity Group on Systems Theory and Control.
Her current service includes Deputy Chair of the CSS TC on Control Education, Chair of the AACC Education Committee, a member of the IFAC TB as the Education Liaison, a member of IEEE WIE Committee and its 2017 Chair, a member of the IEEE SSIT BoG, and a member of the SIAM Activity Group on Systems Theory and Control Conference Steering Committee. She is founder of Women in Control, first chair of IEEE CSS Standing Committee on Women in Control, founder and faculty advisor of Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter at KU, founder and coordinator of the MAM/ Outreach Program at KU, and founder and chair of Stochastic Adaptive Control Seminar at KU. She is an Associate Editor of several Journals, and an author and co-author of over 170 technical papers and book chapters. Her research interests are primarily in stochastic systems & stochastic adaptive control and in STEM education. She is a recipient of many awards including IREX Fellow, NSF Career Advancement Award, KU Women of Distinction, Service to Kansas, H.O.P.E.. IREX, Kemper, L. Hay, Morrison, Price, Polish Ministry of Higher Education Award, and recently received the 2016 IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education.