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  • January 15, 2015 23:05 | Masoud Olfat


    A few months ago Alireza Seyedi, a dear Sharifi friend (EE 1371) and a distinguished researcher at UCF passed away. In recognition of Alireza's impact and his many academic achievements and to celebrate his extraordinarily innovative life, his family and friends with the help of University of Central Florida established Alireza Seyedi Doctoral Research Innovation Endowed Scholarship. Initial fund of $17,365 was raised by family and friends. The fund has a target of $30,000 in order to be self-sustaining. Once the fund meets the minimum eligibility for establishing an endowment account, in accordance with the foundation policy, it will be invested in the UCF Foundation’s endowment long-term investment pool. The donations to this scholarship are eligible for tax deduction in accordance with US IRS regulations.
    It makes sense to me that SUTA take the initiative to spread the word in this regard. If you are interested in making donations/ getting more information, please see the following link:http://adadpay.com/2015/01/07/post_726/


  • December 22, 2014 12:00 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    As we declared last month, in an effort to clarify some of the definitions and processes in SUTA Bylaws, the 7th SUTA Board of directors has drafted a new amendment (called the Second Amendments) to the Bylaws.

    This new amendment includes clarifying the definition of all member categories, the composition of SUTA Board of directors, and chapter relations. These modifications have been discussed in SUTA Reunion 2014 meeting in Milan Italy, and we also received several comments on the proposed changes, since the matter has been discussed with all members.

    Hereby, we are presenting the modified amendment to all members:


      New draft of the Second Amendment to SUTA's Bylaws


    If you still have comments on this new version, please contact us via this email address: members@suta.org. We will put this Amendments into referendum, along with the election for 8th SUTA Board of directors, from January 4 to 12, 2015.

    Best Regards
    Board of Directors


  • December 18, 2014 11:24 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    We are very pleased to announce that our dear friend and SUTA member, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, from USC, has won one more prestigious recognition. 


    Behrokh and two of his colleagues at USC have been inducted into the National Academy of Inventors.


    For more news please click here and here.

    The Board of Directors would like to congratulate Behrokh for yet another extraordinary accomplishment.

  • November 28, 2014 10:00 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    On November 27, 2014, SUTA, in collaboration with ISW and Shenkht Group organized an event at the University of Toronto, with Dr. Reza Moridi, the Ontario minister of research and innovation, and also the higher education, colleges and universities, as the speaker. The talk was entitled "Research in Ontario:" and was followed by many questions from the audience. About 120 members and guests attended this event.


    For a more detailed report of this event (in Persian), please click here.


    For more pictures of the event, please refer to our Facebook Page.


    For accessing the PowerPoint presentation of the event, please click here (the file size is about 12 MB). We thank Dr. Moridi and his staff for providing the deck of slides here.



  • November 18, 2014 23:30 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    The first Montreal Chapter's Meeting was held on November 5th 2014, at the EV Building of Concordia University with about 75 graduates and affiliates of Sharif University of Technology. The event started at 7:00 PM and finished at about 9:00 PM. Following is a summary of the meeting:

     

    1) Mr. Amin Fazili, the director of events, opened the ceremony and welcomed the guests by a short warm greeting speech.

     

    2) Mr. Hamzehlouia, the chapter president, warmly welcomed the attendees and then presented SUTA, SUTA goals, SUTA membership, Montreal chapter board members and election process. He invited and encouraged all Sharif University graduates in Montreal to support SUTA by attending SUTA events, participating in election process and sharing their ideas, suggestions and expectations to improve SUTA's performance.

     

    3) Professor Amir G. Aghdam, the president of IEEE Canada, was invited to give a speech for guests. He started his speech by talking about Sharif University's history, previous SUTA gathering events. He shared his experience with attendees about studying and working abroad and gave them priceless hints to move towards success in their future career in Canada.

     

    4)  At the end of the meeting, attendees found an opportunity to have a short chat and get introduced with each other.  

     

    5) The attendees were treated with coffee and cake.

     

    6) Moreover, Mr. Hamidreza Eslami, the director of services, supported the event by taking photos.

     

    This meeting was held in a very warm and friendly atmosphere. Thanks to all Montreal Chapter board members and all who helped us make this event a memorable and great one.


     

      

      


  • November 18, 2014 23:00 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    Dear SUTA members,

    As you might be aware, the 8th Global SUTA reunion has been held in Milan, Italy on August 1-3, 2014. One of the invited speakers to this event was Dr. Sourena Sattari, the head of the National Elites Foundation (Bonyad-e Melli-e Nokhbegan), and the Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology. However, he could not make it to the event, and instead he sent a 10 minutes video message, which was presented by one of his staff, Mr. Ali Morteza Birang, at the opening ceremony of the reunion. Both Dr. Sattari and Mr. Birang are SUT graduates. Besides Dr. Sattari has been a professor at the SUT as well.  

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of SUTA, I would like to thank Dr. Sattari and Mr. Birang, for their participation at the reunion and their support of the association. Also, since after the presentation of Dr. Sattari's message at the reunion, some members expressed different viewpoints on the contents of this video message, the Board of Directors decided to make the video message public, so that all members, including those who could not attend the reunion, or those who for any reasons could not hear it in its entirety, can listen to the message once again. 

    The video message can be reached here (it is a very large file and requires high speed to download).



    Once again, those members who wish to express their opinions about this video message, please feel free to communicate with the Board via email (board@suta.org).

    Board of Directors


  • November 06, 2014 22:03 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    به یاد استاد فقید دکتر محمد حسین پرتوی

    بدینوسیله از طرف کلیه اعضای انجمن دانشگاه صنعتی شریف در گذشت استاد فقید و گرانمایه دکتر محمد حسین پرتوی را به خانواده محترم ایشان و کلیه اعضای خانواده دانشگاه شریف، بخصوص دانش آموختگان و اساتید دانشکده فیزیک که با ایشان همکاری نزدیک داشته و در طول سالها از دانش و تجربیات ایشان بهره برده اند، صمیمانه تسلیت گفته و یاد ایشان را گرامی میداریم.

    هیات مدیره انجمن دانشگاه صنعتی شریف (سوتا) 

  • October 23, 2014 22:57 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    In an effort to clarify some of the definitions and processes in SUTA Bylaws, the 7th SUTA Board of directors has drafted a new amendment (called the 2nd amendment) to the Bylaws


    The new amendment includes clarifying the definition of some member categories, the composition of SUTA Board of directors, and chapter relations. These modifications have been discussed in SUTA Reunion 2014 meeting in Milan Italy. 


    Hereby, we are presenting this amendment for comments and reviews by all members:

    To this end, we appreciate if you send your comments or proposed modifications to members@suta.org no later than 15th of November 2014 (11/15/2014). SUTA Board will compile and discuss the comments, and creates the final draft to be voted by all members in December 2014, along with the election for 8th SUTA Board of directors.


    SUTA Board of Directors appreciates any involvement by SUTA members, and looks for your comments on the Bylaws.


    Best Regards

    Dr. Masoud Olfat, on behalf of Bylaws Committee

  • October 21, 2014 21:50 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    As of today, there has been some changes in the SUTA annual membership fees, as follows:


      1) for full-time students, the fee was dropped from $20 to $10.

      2) for associate members, the fee was raised from $20 to $50 (the same fee as for regular non-student members).


    For more details on the membership fees, please refer to this link.


    SUTA Board of Directors

  • October 18, 2014 00:13 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    We would like to announce that Dr. Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani has received the prestigious Best IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society PhD Dissertations Award in 2014The award was presented to him on 9 October 2014 in the framework of the 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation SystemsQingdao, China.

     

    This prestigious award is given annually to the best PhD dissertations in the world in the field of Intelligent Transportation systems (ITS) by IEEE at the IEEE ITS conference (which was this year in China).

    http://sites.ieee.org/itss/itss-awards/ieee-itss-best-dissertation-award/

     

    In 2010, Dr. Keyvan-Ekbatani finished his graduate studies in the field of Highway and Transportation Engineering at Sharif University of Technology. Right after, he received a PhD scholarship from NEARCTIS (Network of Excellence for Advanced Road Cooperative Traffic management in the Information Society), funded by the European Commission. He finalized his PhD dissertation “Real-Time Urban Traffic Control under Saturated Traffic Conditions” at Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory (DSSL), Tech. University of Crete, Greece and Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Both groups are among the leading institutions in the area of ITS. DSSL was awarded with the IEEE ITS Institutional Lead Award in 2011 (http://sites.ieee.org/itss/itss-awards/ieee-its-institute-lead-award/).

    Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Transport and Planning, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (http://www.citg.tudelft.nl/en/about-faculty/departments/transport-and-planning/staff-information/dr-mehdi-keyvan-ekbatani/).

     

    We wish Dr. Keyvan-Ekbatani all the bests.


    Board of directors


     

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