On October 28, 2015, the American University of Iraqi, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted an event on Robotics with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Iraq Section and the IEEE Young Professionals for Iraq.
The workshop comprised of two guest talks on robotics and advancing scientific and robotics research in Iraq and the Kurdistan region. The first lecture by Dr. Eng. Sattar Sadkhan, the chairman of IEEE in Iraq, focused on the important role of IEEE in the region. He specifically addressed the engineering students at AUIS and encouraged them to form an AUIS chapter of the IEEE Young Professionals for Iraq and to focus on scientific research. Suhail Al-Awis, a doctoral candidate at University of Technology-Iraq, presented the next lecture about neural networks in Robotics.
The guest lecture was attended by AUIS students and faculty as well as experts and students of robotics and technology from other universities in the KRG. The workshop concluded with a small celebration to mark the anniversary of IEEE.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was formed in 1963 from the amalgamation of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. Today it is the world's largest association of technical professionals with more than 400,000 members in chapters around the world. Its objectives are the educational and technical advancement of electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and allied disciplines.