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Role of HONET (High-capacity Optical Network and Enabling Technologies): A Series of Symposia in International Collaboration

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

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June 29, 2011

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2153-5965

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Collaborations, Accreditation and Articulation Issues for International Engineering Education

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International

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12

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22.1264.1 - 22.1264.12

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https://peer.asee.org/18755

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Salahuddin Qazi State University of New York, Institute of Technology

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Salahuddin Qazi holds a Ph.D., degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology, Loughborough, U.K. He is currently a full Professor and past chair of electrical engineering technology department at the SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, New York. He teaches and conducts research in the area of fiber optics, wireless communications, nanotechnology and alternative energy. Dr. Qazi is a recipient of many awards including, the William Goodell award for research creativity at SUNYIT and engineering professionalism by Mohawk Valley Engineering Executive Committee, and forging closer relations with the IEEE Mohawk Valley section. Dr. Qazi is a senior member of IEEE and a member of American Society of Engineering Education.

M. Yasin Akhtar Raja is a Professor of Physics & Optical Science and ECE at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. He joined UNC Charlotte in 1990 and has served in various faculty positions and on several planning and program committees for establishing new Ph.D. programs, centers, and units. His research expertise spans from Nanophotonics and Optoelectronic devices and components for Optical Communication Networks. His Labs are currently is engaged in Nanophotonics and Optical Networks with a focus n passive optical networks (PON) for broadband access. He is a senior member of IEEE, ComSoc, SPIE, OSA, FTTH Council; and he has established the series of International Symposia “HONET-ICT” (http://honet-ict.org/) with sponsorship of NSF since 2004. Prof. Yasin Raja received his Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque where he conducted a pioneering research in “VCSELs” (semiconductor lasers) at the center for high technology materials (CHTM).
Dr. S M. Hassan Zaidi is currently, Dean at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) at the NUST (National University of Science & Technology) Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Zaidi, has led a distinguished career in IT education, and has made significant contributions to the field of IT. He acquired his PhD degree in Computer simulation of high speed communication networks from University Of South Florida, USA. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching/ research and development in IT related fields and has published over 100 research papers in prestigious international Journals/conferences. Some of his notable research works include: Design of Opto Electronic Interconnect System for next generation super computers, a project funded by Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) USA; Sensitivity enhancement of long-haul optical fiber communication systems funded by Graduate School University of South Florida USA; Design of a self-consistent solution for inter office ring network consisting of a cascade of optical amplifiers having an aggregate network capacity of 550 Gb/s for a full mesh traffic pattern, funded by Bell Communication Research USA. In 2006 he was distinguished visiting professor at Charlotte Research Institute, UNC Charlotte. Since then he has collaborated with several international scholars and researchers.

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Yasin Akhtar Raja University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications

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M. Yasin Akhtar Raja is a Professor of Physics & Optical Science and ECE at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Charlotte. He joined UNC, Charlotte in 1990 and has served in various faculty positions and on several planning and program committees for establishing new Ph.D. programs, centers, and units. His research expertise spans from Nanophotonics and Optoelectronic Devices and Components for Optical Communication Networks. His Labs are currently is engaged in Nanophotonics and Optical Networks with a focus n passive optical networks (PON) for broadband access. He is a senior member of IEEE, ComSoc, SPIE, OSA, FTTH Council; and he has established the series of International Symposia “HONET-ICT” (http://honet-ict.org/) with sponsorship of NSF since 2004. Prof. Yasin Raja received his Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque where he conducted a pioneering research in “VCSELs” (semiconductor lasers) at the center for high technology materials (CHTM).

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Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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Dr. Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi is an illustrious researcher and practitioner in IT education, with credentials as a scholar of remarkable vision and commitment. He acquired his Ph.D. from University Of South Florida, USA. During his distinguished academic research career spanning well over two decades, he has published over 100 research papers in prestigious international journals/conferences. He is the recipient of several coveted honours and awards which notably include: NCR National IT Excellence Award for Research and Development and Gold Medal for the year 2000 - 2001; NCR National Excellence Award for IT Education in the year 2003. In September 2006, Charlotte Research Institute (CRI), USA conferred on him the status of “Duke Energy Distinguished Research Visiting Scholar. Dr Zaidi has the distinction of pioneering and co-chairing U.S.-Pakistan International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), a regular annual event since December 2004. Very recently, he has won two President Gold medals for being proclaimed the BEST Researcher of the Year and the Best Teacher in Information Technology. Currently, Dr Zaidi is leading, from NUST-SEECS, Pakistan, a major collaborative research project with five famed international research groups. The partnership includes icons like Center for Optoelectronics & Optical communications, UNCC, USA; Stanford, Photonics Network Research Lab, Caltech Ultra-light research group; CMR Tennessee Tech University and Carolinas Micro-optics Triangle, USA. The project is focused on building a test-bed optical infrastructure for Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) Nodes. On August 14, 2008, he has won President’s Pride of Performance Award for his meritorious services in the field of Information Technology at the National/International Level.

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Abstract

Role of HONET (High-capacity Optical Network and Enabling Technologies) A series of Symposia in International CollaborationThe ability of Internet to collaborate on global development is one of the most fundamentaladvances since the Industrial revolution. High-speed Internet, is driven by global opticalnetworks utilizing various photonic- and network-technologies, Lambda Grid, fiber-optic, wireless/optical-wireless as enabling technologies for IT and Telecommunication from thearchitectural, security, signal transport and application perspectives. In order to achieve suchconnectivity it is important to bring together professionals and practitioners from the academia,industry and government functionaries from around the world. The goals are to share knowledgeand experience in the field of information and communication technologies for globalpartnerships and collaborations aiding economic growth to support peace, prosperity andsustainability in the world.The objective of our presentation is to share and discuss the results of holding series ofinternational symposia on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies(HONET) in different countries. It started in 2004 with the sponsorship of NSF’s Office ofInternational Science and Engineering (OISE) and was held at Islamabad, Pakistan incollaboration with the National University of Science and Technology, supported by HigherEducation Commission of Pakistan. Subsequently, the symposium was then moved toCharlotte North Carolina, USA, Penang Malaysia, Dubai UAE, and Alexandria Egypt and againwill be held at Cairo Egypt in December (19-21), 2010. The URL http://honet-ict.org providesarchives and information on the upcoming events. Details of organizing these symposia and roleof various participating organizations in different countries will also be discussed.

Qazi, S., & Raja, Y. A., & Zaidi, S. M. H. (2011, June), Role of HONET (High-capacity Optical Network and Enabling Technologies): A Series of Symposia in International Collaboration Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18755

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