By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Pakistan, and the University of Malaga (UMA), Spain, have agreed to sign a formal MoU in near future to pave way for enhanced collaboration.
This was disclosed by Engr Mohammad Aamir, Assistant Professor at SSUET’s Electronics department, who was awarded a grant as full sponsorship by Spanish Ministry of Education during his stay at the Malaga University.
During his stay at the Malaga University, Engr Aamir worked on FPGA based simulations as part of his PhD work, which focuses on Energy Management using SCADA.
Using tools available in the state of the art laboratories of the Malaga University he carried out different design simulations in order to accurately evaluate the expected outcomes of FPGA-based design of Remote Terminal Unit as essential part of SCADA.
According to him, the joint collaboration was successfully established between research group titled ‘Grupo I+D Ingeneiria de Communicacions’ at the Malaga University and ‘RF Optimization’ research activities at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology.
Engr Amir, who is doing his PhD from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, added that the initial results of his work within this collaboration were presented in the First mobility for Life Conference on ‘Telecommunication, Technology and Problem Based Learning’ held in March 2012 in Thailand under the title of ‘Optimal Design of Remote Terminal Unit for Wireless SCADA System for Energy Management.’
The simulations carried out have been a further step in this research work and both universities agreed to sign a formal Memorandum of Understanding in near future to further enhance the collaboration between them.
Spain’s Málaga University (UMA) is a public institution which has been actively promoting outstanding research and teaching within the European Higher Education Area.
The institution follows an educational model to promote competitive, quality teaching which is employment-orientated and accredited in Europe. Its vigour and growth over recent years have led to it becoming a reference point for universities in Spain.
With a university community of just over 40,000 people, over the last decade UMA has sought to promote the internationalisation of its teaching and research and the mobility of its teachers and students.