Meliha B. Selak is a Power System Protection & Control Planning Specialist Engineer, who is recently retired from BC Hydro – one of the largest Utilities in North America. She has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Sarajevo and has over 35 years of experience in various aspects of power systems engineering including power system protection, research & development (R&D), project management and consulting on international projects; creation of computer programs for power system modeling validation and design of special protection schemes and power system emergency controls; assessment of interconnection requirements of numerous distributed and transmission connected Independent Power Producers (IPP). Prior to joining BC Hydro in 2000, she worked as a research engineer in the Power System Group at the University of British Columbia on Real-Time Power System Simulator (EMTP) and Energoinvest Corporation from Sarajevo. She has written numerous technical reports and papers on the power system subjects and she is also a paper reviewer. She has been invited keynote speaker and panelist at numerous technical conferences and symposiums. Meliha is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) and a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Also, she was a member of the Power System Relay Committee (PSRC), working on IEEE guide for “Protective Relaying of Utility-Consumer Interconnections”.
Meliha is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and she was serving on the PES Governing Board as the Vice President for Chapters for 5 years. Currently she is PES Long Range Planning (LRP) committees’ member.
Meliha received numerous awards for her service to British Columbia’s Power and Energy community through her leadership role in IEEE Vancouver Section. She is a recipient of the 2010 IEEE Canada Award in recognition of dedicated and distinguished service to the profession”; and 2012 IEEE PES Vancouver Outstanding Engineer Award for “Contribution to the Engineering Profession at Local and Global level”.
She participated at WIE and student branches events and she inspired her women college from PES Governing Board who wrote the on-line book “Women in Engineering – You Can Do It!”.
Luis Ivan Ruiz, born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico on March 28, 1977. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering at the Tecnologico de Orizaba 1999. He received a scholarship working as “Technological Research Training” (AIT) at the Electrical Research Institute (IIE) in the Simulation Management of from 1999 to 2000. In 2001 he joined the Electrical Equipment Management at IIE, since then has collaborate on projects related to the analysis and design of industrial electric power systems, and computer systems design to technical specifications of electrical equipment and electric power systems for state enterprises. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles in national and international publications. He has been a speaker at over 155 international conferences. He has taught over 1,700 engineers in more than 10 countries assisted with software analysis on PES. Up to date he has 13 copyright in the software categories and literary work. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Technical Activities in Region 9 Latin America (2010-2011). He received the “Achievement Award 2011” by the IEEE MGA for his contribution to promote awareness to the countries of Latin America and “Distinguished Engineer 2013 from IEEE Bolivia Section” for his contribution to promoting research and technological development in this country for five years. She is currently developing research engineer, Industrial Applications Society from IEEE Morelos Section and Founder of PCIC Mexico is the most important event worldwide in the petrochemical industry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IEEE Region 8
IEEE R8 Industry Ambassador
Mohamed Amin is an enthusiastic IEEE volunteer serving as IEEE R8 Industry Ambassador
with main focus on Middle East & North Africa region.
Amin is a professional telecommunication engineer working for Nokia as Account manager.
Previously he was leading the Services Business Development for Orange in EMEA and other
mobile operators in Middle East, Turkey & Africa region with main focus on IP routing
Amin received his bachelor degree from faculty of engineering, Alexandria University in
2007. He started his professional career at Alcatel-Lucent in post-sales as Technical support
engineer for MEA wireless customers then in 2011 he moved to start a presales career as
services tendering engineer for Orascom Telecom (now Vimpelcom) & Orange affiliates in
Being IEEE member & enthusiastic volunteer, he served in several leading positions in IEEE
Egypt section, starting by IEEE volunteer in Egyptian Engineering Day in 2006 till he is
appointed by IEEE GOLD Egypt board as EED Chairman to lead one of the biggest IEEE
engineering exhibition & conferences in its 10th round in 2011. Amin was an elected board
member of IEEE GOLD Egypt – now known as IEEE Egypt Young Professionals – from January
2013 till End of December 2014.
IEEE R8 Profile: http://www.ieeer8.org/people/amin/
Mr. Usman Munawar, Serving as Research Officer In Al- Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan and Technical Consultant, Energy Division, Sultan Sons and Systek Pakistan. He is also serving as Research resource, Business Behavioral Lab, Stanford, USA. He found his own company “Sharif Engineerings” and implemented 50 Renewable (Solar) Energy projects and involve in several government projects.
He completed his BS. Electrical Engineering from COMSATS Institute of information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in early 2014 and Carrying on his research with Al- Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
He won number of Technical titles in national and International Project Competitions including Best Innovator Award 2014 by Pakistan Science foundation for developing LED Bulb from available machinery in country and safe unemployment of thousands of poor People. He was awarded with best volunteer awards at national and provincial level by Pakistan Red Crescent Society. He worked with more than 12 Non Profit Organizations, While IEEE is his Technical Affiliation. He was provided with Gold Medals for serving Humanity by Director, University of Lahore and Director, COMSATS Lahore. His affiliation with IEEE from 2010, Now He is serving In IEEE at Lahore Section as Chair, IEEE PES Lahore Section, ComSoc active Volunteer and Secretary, IEEE Young Professionals, at Region 10 as IEEE Young Professional PES Coordinator, IEEE SAC Chair, Lahore Section, IEEE Region 10, HAC and Oversight Committee and at IEEE SMART Grid, as Conference and R&D Committee Member. He has been serving in IEEE Young Professionals since 4 years, Government of Pakistan awarded him three times for his Managerial and organizing technical activities (ICDIM 2013, International IT Science and Engineering Exhibition 2014, Punjab Youth Festival and Pakistan Engineering Council). He gave Technical talks and Motivation talks to IEEE Branches throughout IEEE Lahore Section and expedited Technical activities throughout Pakistan. He was one of the key organizer of International Conferences (IEEE ICDIM 2013, Pakistan, IEEE PECON 2014, Malaysia, IEEE Intellect Smart Grid 2015, India and IEEE ICOSST 2014, ICOSST 2015). He gave presentation in IEEE PES, Annual General Meeting R10 at IEEE ISGT Asia 2015 and presented model for development of young professionals in Asia and Pacific. He Initiated IEEE PES Technical Chapter in Lahore Section and helped in establishment of IEEE PES Technical Chapter in Islamabad and Karachi Section. He is founder of IEEE IAS in Pakistan and serving as IAS CMD YP-Subcommittee R10 Representative.
Techwomen Alumni 2015, a certified professional mentor from the United States Mentoring Standard, and Founder and President of the Tunisian educative association First Skills Club in Sfax that aims to motivate the kids to speak and communicate in English via new technologies and give them an other vision to the tools they daily handle (PC, Smartphone, Tablet, ipad, …). She is a Principal computer science teacher in the pioneer preparatory school of Sfax and Ph.D. student in New Technologies. After the Techwomen program, Faten got a lot of energy to continue working on her dream “Change the generation to change the world”, she is currently working with kids aged between 8 and 18 to motivate them and engage them in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). She represents the Technovation Regional ambassador in Sfax, and she is working hard to inspire more and more female to coding including Robotics, Mobile Apps development, Electronics. She is the Autodesk Ambassador in Tunisia, and she is initiating kids to the word of 3D design and printing. Faten is now the Innovator teacher trainer in her region Sfax and is just selected from the United States Institute of peace as the “Change Generation Emerging Leader 2016”.
Ahmed Zouinkhi is Associate Professor at the National Engineering School of Gabes (Tunisia) and a member of Modeling, Analysis and Control Systems (MACS) laboratory. He received his PhD degree in 2011 in Automatic Control from the National Engineering School of Gabes (Tunisia) and a PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the Nancy University (France). His research activities are focused on Distributed Systems, Smart Objects theory and applications, Ambient Intelligence systems and architectures, RFID, VANET and Wireless Sensors Network Concepts and Applications in manufacturing and supply chain.
Dalel is a native of Sfax ,she is a civil engineer and graduated from Washington university (saint Louis USA)and works as a deputy director in charge of civil buildings and town planning in the ministry of equipment and habitat in SFax .Prior to that ,Dalel worked as the general manager of a construction company and served as the general secretary in the board of Tunisian engineers in Sfax .she set various programs to encourage female students to choose technical fields and help young women engineers to get jobs and succeed in their careers .
Dalel krichen is the Director of TAMSS SFAX&south(Tunisian Association for Management And S ocial Stability)TAMSS is a community development organization whose mission is to contribute to the economic and social integration of vulnerable populations.
Dalel has championed the cause of women’s empowerment and political participation .she works ,within the organization ,to integrate gender equality in institutions, programs and laws .she is equally in charge of programs ensuring that women have a real voice in their families affairs, in the public sphere and in the political arena .
Dalel is a former member of parliament and also a certified trainer , she provides trainings in leadership, home based business, entrepreneurship and E commerce .she works closely with women to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Dalel is married and mother of two daughters.
Training Telecom Engineer, with extensive experience in coaching, project management and organization of workshop and national and international seminars (USA, India, Morocco, Jordan, Dubai, Kenya, France, Finland, etc. .), she was selected by the World bank and the INFODEV program to be part of the nucleus of trainers incubator managers. Néjiba Bouzaiane Khalfallah has held leadership positions for 14 years in Tunisia Telecom.
Since 2001, she was part of the founding team of Elgazala Pole, to load then the creation and support of innovative enterprises in the information and communications technology and coaching of young people with ideas during their incubation phase. it is also active at some university clubs of start-ups because it believes that this is where the real potential for future entrepreneurs. Nejiba is a founding member of the executive office network Regional business incubators “MENA Inc.” managed by INFODEV, MENA coordinator of the working group on Women and entrepreneurship which is also managed by INFODEV.n
Boudour Ammar (IEEE Student Member’08, Member’13) was born in Sfax, Tunisia.
She graduated in computer science in 2005. She received, also, the Master degree in automatic and industrial computing from the National School of Engineers of Sfax, University of Sfax in 2006. She obtained a PhD degree in recurrent neural network learning model for a biped walking simulator with the Research Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM), University of Sfax, since February 2014.
She is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics at National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS).
Her research interests include iBrain (Artificial neural networks, Machine learning) & iRobotics (wheeled Robots, Humanoid, Autonomous Robots, Intelligent Control, Embedded Systems).
First, she focuses his research on the combination of theoretical biomechanical data with those obtained by the analysis of video sequences on human subjects in motion. Then, she studied the nonlinear dynamics and the delayed differential equations with different applications in various fields such as Recurrent neural Networks for biped simulator using mathematical tools such as the principle of fixed point and Lyapunov functions.
She served also in several volunteering positions as WIE Tunisia Affinity Group chair, Secretary of IEEE RAS Tunisia Chapter since 2013 and CIS & YP active Member. She organised the IEEE Robocomp robotics competition since 2010. She served as an organising member in several workshops and conferences including WIMTA and IEEE ICBR.