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Key Education and Research Platforms for 2020 Webinars

Aug 6, 2020

Self-driving vehicles, manipulator robotics and earthquake engineering are among the most dynamic engineering areas, and they continuously pose new challenges both for researchers and professors trying to develop the skills future engineers need in those areas. Additionally, distance learning, and the ability of research teams to collaborate remotely, have now become an essential component of modern engineering education and research, but we know moving a traditional engineering course online can present a challenge, especially for hands-on labs and projects.

We, together with our partner Quanser, bring you a series of 3 webinars that deal with these challenges:

Platforms for Autonomous Vehicles and Self-driving Cars Research

August 17th (5 pm – 6 pm KSA time)

Is your research group looking to jumpstart autonomous robotics research programs and be productive in a very short amount of time? We will show you in action a platform that will help you achieve your research goals quickly through features such as onboard computing, data acquisition, on board sensors and vision. You will be able to test and validate your artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms on a 1/10 scale model car to accelerate, expand, and sustain self-driving research.

Research Platforms for Robotics

August 18th (5 pm – 6 pm KSA time)

If you are researching advanced algorithms or require state of the art technology to teach the next generation of robotics engineers, you need a platform that can provide you with the flexibility and capabilities for full research in fields like space or mobile robotics.

Structural Health and Earthquake Engineering Research Platforms

August 19th (5 pm – 6 pm KSA time)

We will show you a complete platform for earthquake engineering research and teaching that includes replication of accelerations, that is realistic and tunable, which makes it ideal for research in fields such as: structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, vibration studies, fluid dynamics analysis or structural health monitoring.

About the presenters

Mr. Ralph SAAB is the VP and co-founder of SAAB RDS, equipped with over 20 years’ experience in the industrial and academic engineering advisory and consultancies in the Gulf and MENA countries. Along his career Ralph worked with most of the universities and research centers in the region for establishing several centers of excellence, capacity building centers, certifications programs and accreditation education curriculums.

Mr. Thuvishan Rajagulasingam is the Territory Manager at Quanser Inc, a leader in real-time control and mechatronics solutions for education and research, where Thuvishan develops regional partnerships with universities and distributors from across the globe. For over 3 years, Thuvishan has worked with numerous reputable universities in more than 15 different countries to modernize their engineering education, while developing and implementing company’s strategy for international business development. Thuvishan holds a B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, specialized in Mechatronics Systems from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada.

Mr. Issa El badaoui, channel manager responsible for developing regional partnership with universities and partners in the APAC and GCC region for Quanser Consulting Inc. Quanser is a world leader in real-time control and mechatronics solutions for education and research. Issa holds B.Eng in electrical engineering, specializing in power systems and controls from the university of Manitoba Canada, and Account management program from York University – Schulich School of Business Canada.