IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, April 26, 2017: "Automation Engineering and Role of RFID"

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IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, April 26, 2017: "Automation Engineering and Role of RFID"

Biography: Zafar Taqvi is an Adjunct Engineering Faculty at the University of Houston Clear Lake and a consultant in the area of engineering analysis. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston and his M.Sc. (Tech) in Electronics and Radio Engineering, and BS degrees from Allahabad University, India.

Dr Taqvi has worked for aerospace industry at NASA Johnson Space Center for 41 years, taught concurrently at the University of Houston System for 36 years and has held various local, national and international volunteer positions with IEEE, American Institute of Aeronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA), International Society of Automation (ISA), and Clear Lake Council of Technical Societies (CLCTS). His leadership role in pursuing and enhancing the professional objectives of IEEE, not only earned him the Outstanding Member Award by the region but also to his section as the Outstanding Small Section Award internationally by IEEE/MGA. 

He received Donald Beckman Education Award and Distinguished Service award from ISA, and Third Millennium Award & Medal and Regional Professional Leadership Award twice by IEEE. He was ISA’s Director of Robotics and Expert Systems Division, Director Telemetry Division, V/P Automation and Technology, and Chairman A&T Advisory Board, and IEEE’s Aerospace Society Board member and Director International Operations. Currently he is a member of IEEE Communication Society North American Region (NAR) Board and NAR Distinguished Speaker Coordinator.

Dr Taqvi is a Life Fellow of ISA, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Life Senior member of IEEE, and has the unique distinction of being a member of five honor societies- Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Sigma Xi. He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster, and a past District Lt Governor of Toastmasters International District 56.

Abstract: Automation engineering is a field we encounter, as expected, in industrial applications, but it also plays a role in our everyday life.  Controls of all kind are part of our life.  Computers with or without robotic integration determine the quality of our experiences when our desires lead us to use technology.  Optimizing the interaction requires sensing of direct and indirect entities, accessing and processing information, followed by execution of appropriate steps.  These are the basic components, and goal, of automation engineering.

We will discuss the basics of automation engineering, including what, why, and how.  Then we will introduce the concept of RFID and its applications in this field.



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  • 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78727
  • Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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  • Bill Martino, Chairman IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network

  • Starts 10 April 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 26 April 2017 06:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Zafar Taqvi

Zafar Taqvi of University of Houston, Clear Lake, and Consultant

Topic:

Automation Engineering and Role of RFID








Automation engineering is a field we encounter, as expected, in industrial applications, but it also plays a role in our everyday life.  Controls of all kind are part of our life.  Computers with or without robotic integration determine the quality of our experiences when our desires lead us to use technology.  Optimizing the interaction requires sensing of direct and indirect entities, accessing and processing information, followed by execution of appropriate steps.  These are the basic components, and goal, of automation engineering.


 We will discuss the basics of automation engineering, including what, why, and how.  Then we will introduce the concept of RFID and its applications in this field.








Biography:

Zafar Taqvi is an Adjunct Engineering Faculty at the University of Houston Clear Lake and a consultant in the area of engineering analysis. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston and his M.Sc. (Tech) in Electronics and Radio Engineering, and BS degrees from Allahabad University, India.

Dr Taqvi has worked for aerospace industry at NASA Johnson Space Center for 41 years, taught concurrently at the University of Houston System for 36 years and has held various local, national and international volunteer positions with IEEE, American Institute of Aeronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA), International Society of Automation (ISA), and Clear Lake Council of Technical Societies (CLCTS). His leadership role in pursuing and enhancing the professional objectives of IEEE, not only earned him the Outstanding Member Award by the region but also to his section as the Outstanding Small Section Award internationally by IEEE/MGA.

He received Donald Beckman Education Award and Distinguished Service award from ISA, and Third Millennium Award & Medal and Regional Professional Leadership Award twice by IEEE. He was ISA’s Director of Robotics and Expert Systems Division, Director Telemetry Division, V/P Automation and Technology, and Chairman A&T Advisory Board, and IEEE’s Aerospace Society Board member and Director International Operations. Currently he is a member of IEEE Communication Society North American Region (NAR) Board and NAR Distinguished Speaker Coordinator.

Dr Taqvi is a Life Fellow of ISA, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Life Senior member of IEEE, and has the unique distinction of being a member of five honor societies- Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Sigma Xi. He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster, and a past District Lt Governor of Toastmasters International District 56.

Email:

Address:Austin, Texas, United States

Zafar Taqvi of University of Houston, Clear Lake, and Consultant

Topic:

Automation Engineering and Role of RFID

Biography:

Email:

Address:Austin, Texas, United States





Agenda

6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking

6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program



The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.