The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at American University of Sharjah held its first retreat at Centro Sharjah, UAE in December 2017. The retreat was attended by the department faculty and lab instructors. During the retreat the department members discussed various departmental initiatives, identified the CSE department challenges and brainstormed solutions to these challenges. The members also discussed the 2022 CSE department strategy plan.
Students in COE 371 Computer Networks I and in the CCNA R&S courses had a field visit to Cisco HQ office in Knowledge Village (Dubai) on Tuesday December 12, 2017. During the visit, Cisco System engineers among which were a few AUS alumni presented Cisco’s latest products in various fields including IoT and Cloud. Students had a video conference with Cisco employees from Europe who introduced them to Cisco’s “Students and New Graduate Programs” and how to find a job at Cisco.The visit was supervised by Dr. Taha Landolsi and Mr. Wissam Abou Khreibe.
Students from COE494 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging along with Dr. Salam Dhou had a field visit to the University Hospital Sharjah on Thursday, September 28th. They were welcomed by the Head of the Radiology Department Dr. Obaideen, Dr. Praveena, and other technicians working in the department. The Head walked them through the different rooms and explained many types of imaging they have (fluoroscopy, CT, MRI). They also showed the students the imaging deliverables of these machines and some image processing techniques used in the clinic.
Students from the COE 431 Industrial Computer Systems along with Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ali and Mr. Ahmad Al Nabulsi had a field trip visit on Tuesday July 11, 2017. The field trip covered real-time applications of industrial computer systems and allowed the students to meet engineers in the field. The trip started with a visit to ASM Process Automation in which students got to examine real-life applications of Profibus Systems as well as learn more about troubleshooting industrial computer systems. In the second part of the trip students visited the Dubai Mall Fountain. In this part of the trip, students had the rare opportunity of visiting the automation room of the fountain in which they have examined the important role of industrial computer systems in the coordination of the fountain show.
In October 2016, students visited Emerson FZE located in Jebel Ali free zone as a part of COE 481 Real Time Industrial Networks course taught by Dr.Tarik Ozkul. Twinty students participated in the field trip. Emerson is one of the biggest companies in the field of smart sensor and actuators. They not only design systems, but also manufacture smart valves and sensors in their Jebel Ali factory. As part of the field trip, COE 481 students were given a training on designing wireless sensor systems using Rosemount wireless HART equipment. Students enjoyed the hospitality and the education they have received at Emerson HQ.