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  • 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


     

  • October 17, 2014 23:04 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    The mandate of the 7th Board of Directors of SUTA is soon going to end and we are planning to have the 2014 elections in December. We would like to invite our members first to make sure that their memberships are in good standing, and that they have paid their memberships dues. Only members whose membership dues are paid and their status is active on December 1st 2014 will be called to vote. Also please note that only regular and student members have the right to vote and to be nominated in the elections (potential members, associate members and honorary members would not be called to vote)*.

    The call for nomination is officially open as of today, and members who would like to nominatethemselves, are asked to send a message to elections2014@suta.org, stating their willingness tonominate themselves, as well as a short bio, a statement of what they consider doing for SUTA, if elected, and a photo to be included on the website, and mass messages. This email is the alias of the SUTAElections 2014 Supervisory Committee which consists of:

    1. Ms. Mahshid Agir
    2. Dr. Fariba Aria
    3. Dr. Elaheh Enssani
    4. Dr. Shahryar Makarechi
    5. Mr. Farrokh Malihi
    6. Dr. Zahed Sheikholeslami

    We will close the nomination process by the end of November and will run the elections in December. The results of the elections will be announced by the end of December and in January 2015 the new Board would be formed.

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    Best regards
    SUTA Elections 2014 Supervisory Committee
  • October 02, 2014 21:27 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    We are delighted to announce that Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis' technology, Contour Crafting, has been selected at the prestigious Create the Future design contest, organized by NASA Tech Briefs Media Group and sponsored by Intel, HP and a number of other major industries, as the top technology to receive the Grand Prize. 
     
    The Grand Prize will be presented to him at the ceremony on  November 7 in New York City.

    Dr. Khoshnevis is a graduate of SUT, a long time SUTA member and also the winner of SUTA's 2012 Alumni Achievement Award.

    We wish Berok all the bests.

    For more information, you can read the pdf file here: Create the Future Design Contest.pdf.
  • September 08, 2014 21:40 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    Dr. Mahmood Fotoohi has been named as the new chancellor of the university.

    SUTA congratulates Dr. Fotoohi, and wishes him success in his new position.


     شهریور 1393


    جناب آقای دکتر محمود فتوحی
    ریاست محترم دانشگاه صنعتی شریف

    بدینوسیله از طرف انجمن دانشگاه صنعتی شریف (سوتا) انتخاب شایسته جنابعالی را به ریاست دانشگاه صمیمانه تبریک گفته و آرزوی موفقیت های روزافرون در پیشبرد اهداف این دانشگاه برایتان داریم

    انجمن دانشگاه صنعتی شریف (سوتا) که در سال 1380 شمسی تاسیس و در ایالت کالیفرنیای آمریکا به ثبت رسیده است، یک انجمن غیر انتفاعی است که یکی از اهداف اصلی آن بر قرار کردن ارتباط نزدیک بین دانش آموختگان و دیگر اعضای دانشگاه صنعتی شریف میباشد. هدف مهم دیگر این انجمن ادامه ارتباطات مستمر ما بین دانش آموختگان مقیم در خارج از کشور با دانشجویان و کادر علمی دانشگاه بوده است، و در این راستا امیدواریم که در دوران ریاست جنابعالی این ارتباطات هر چه بیشتر و به صورت گسترده تری ادامه یابد




    از طرف هیات مدیره سوتا
    دکتر بهرام ظهیر اعظمی




    17 شهریور 1393

    جناب آقای دکتر محمود فتوحی

    ریاست محترم دانشگاه صنعتی شریف

    بدینوسیله از طرف انجمن دانشگاه صنعتی شریف (سوتا) انتخاب شایسته جنابعالی را به ریاست دانشگاه صمیمانه تبریک گفته و آرزوی موفقیت های روزافرون  در پیشبرد اهداف این دانشگاه برایتان داریم.

    انجمن دانشگاه صنعتی شریف (سوتا) که در سال 1380 شمسی تاسیس و در ایالت کالیفرنیای آمریکا به ثبت رسیده است، یک انجمن غیر انتفاعی است که یکی از اهداف اصلی آن بر قرار کردن ارتباط نزدیک بین دانش آموختگان و دیگر اعضای دانشگاه صنعتی شریف میباشد. هدف مهم دیگر این انجمن ادامه ارتباطات مستمر ما بین دانش آموختگان مقیم در خارج از کشور با دانشجویان و کادر علمی دانشگاه بوده است، و در این راستا امیدواریم که در دوران ریاست جنابعالی این ارتباطات هر چه بیشتر و به صورت گسترده تری ادامه یابد.

    از طرف هیات مدیره سوتا

    دکتر بهرام ظهیر اعظمی    

        

  • September 02, 2014 22:19 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    With sadness, we just learned that Dr. Ali Tabesh, a SUT graduate (EE) passed away today at the age of 46 from cancer. Dr. Tabesh was an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and his M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.  He then went on to earn his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. We wish all his family and friends patience at these tragic moments.


    Bahram Zahir, President of the Board


  • August 25, 2014 22:51 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)

    It is our pleasure to share with you another exciting news that Dr. Ramin Golestanian, one of the Sharif University of Technology graduates, has won the 2014 prestigious Holweck prize "for his pioneering contributions to the field of active soft matter, particularly microscopic swimmers and active colloids." 

    Dr. Golestanian currently works at Oxford University.

    On behalf of SUTA we sincerely congratulate Dr. Golestanian on this great achievement and wish him all the bests. For more information, please consult this link.


    Board of Directors of SUTA    

  • August 14, 2014 22:52 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    A report by Deutsche Welle has been prepared and posted online (accessible here). This report has been slightly changed, after its initial broadcast, to correct a few mistakes.


    It should also be noted that the Deutsche Welle report has been prepared independently from SUTA and its content does not necessarily reflect the official SUTA position.

    Board of Directors



  • August 14, 2014 22:49 | Bahram ZahirAzami (Administrator)
    We are pleased to share the report of the 8th SUTA reunion here, in PDF format. We are also preparing a bulletin of news, with pictures and with more details that would be posted as soon as it gets ready.

    Board of Directors of SUTA


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