Participation - Research Conferences and Workshops
I attended the following conferences as a general participant.
- The 27th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Toronto,
Canada, June 2007 (participation).
- IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN),
IEEE Computer Society, Nashville, TN, April 19-21, 2006 (Poster Paper).
- The 20th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Boston, March 30 -
April 2, 2004 (participation).
- The 30th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, Toronto, Canada, August 31 -
September 3, 2004 (participation).
Pedagogical Conferences and Seminars
In order to acquire excellence in teaching, I actively take part in teachers' development and training
programs, where we learn and refresh eective teaching and learning techniques. Further, we get an
opportunity to meet colleagues from dierent disciplines, which could bring new ideas and innovative
techniques for eective teaching.
- Member Adjudication Committee, the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Teaching
Showcase, Learning in a Global Society, Wolfville, October 20, 2007, reviewed 30 applications
on the following themes: 1) Cultural Awareness, 2) The First Year Experience, 3) Embracing
Diversity, and 4) Learning Technologies.
- Organized a session on Striking a balance between academic and non-academic commit-
ments," in Engaged Learning Symposium, Acadia University, Wolfville, March 15-16, 2007,
participants: Michael Leiter, Nancy Clarke, and Brian Wilson.
In academics we are expected to excel in teaching, research, and service. Whereas
our non-academic commitments include giving some time to us, to our immediate
and extended family members, and to our community at large. Although it is rela-
tively easy (or tempting) to focus on a few responsibilities, the struggle in keeping
a balance between all of these commitments is very rewarding. If we keep a proper
balance between teaching, research, and service, these academic commitments re-
inforce one another; in other words, they become complementing to one another
rather than competing. Similarly, giving proper time to oneself - body, mind, and
spirit, to our family members and close friends, and to our neighbors and commu-
nity at large, we enjoy high quality living. As we need a village to raise a child, we
need a community to achieve our objectives.
In this workshop, we shared ideas and practices to enhance teaching and learning
in our lectures and courses, as well as maintaining high quality publications and re-
search grants. Further, we discussed how to enjoy healthy eating and active lifestyle,
and also how to celebrate achievements with our family members, colleagues, and
- Poster presentation on Enhanced learning using physical objects in classroom lectures," in
The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) Teaching Showcase, October 2006.
4. Organized a workshop session on Block diagrams to palpable objects," in Dalhousie Confer-
ence on University Teaching and Learning (DCUTL), May 2006.
Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Science Scholarships and Awards Committee, Acadia University, 2006-09.
- Senate Research Committee, Acadia University, 2006-09.
- Member Hiring Committee, Canadian Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 Environment, 2007.
School of Computer Science
- Computer Science Committee for AGA awards distribution to graduate students, 2007-09.
- Member Graduate Studies Committee (GSC), Jodrey School of Computer Science, 2008-09.
- Member Curriculum Committee, 2007-09
- Investigated Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) curriculum of programming, networking, and database diplomas for transfer credits (NSCC 2+2).
- Analyzed courses for specialized streams in health informatics, mobile and pervasive computing, and security streams.
- Member Halifax Meet & Greet Committee, recruitment and meeting of new students.
- Member Renovation Committee for Students Lounge and Lab, 2007-08, performed the leading role in coordinating the activities such as placing orders with physical plant, planning requirements, designing layouts, and contacting vendors for quotes.
- Member of a temporary committee (Daniel Silver, Darcy Benoit, and Sajid Hussain) 2007, prepared and documented department services: types of services, time needed for each service, tasks associated with each service. I performed the leading role in preparing the document, which was revised by Dr. Silver and Dr. Benoit.
- Member hiring committee for non-tenure appointment of Assistant Professor Position, 2007-08, prepared the advertisement document (poster), participated in the reviewing process, reviewed the research and publication records of the applicants.
- Computer Science Seminars Coordinator, Acadia University, 2006-07, organized 15 seminars and a students' research showcase.
- IEEE Coordinator: 2005-06 and 2007-08.
- Acadia's High School Robot Programming Competition (RPC), Wolfville, Canada, 2005--08, served for following positions: RPC Coordinator, Referee, Coach, and Workshop organizer to arrange training workshops for the participant teams.
Arthur Irving Academy for Environment
Executive Member, 2006 - to date, Arthur Irving Academy for Environment, KCIC, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Academy intends to bring together researchers from different disciplines to focus on environment related projects. Further, I am a member of research and education committees.
- IEEE Canadian Atlantic Session: Communication Society co-chair
- Member IEEE, Computer and Communication Societies
- Member, Advisory Group, Science & Engineering Research Support Center (SERSC), Korea
- Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGMOD, SIGCOMM, and SIGOPS
- Member, SPIE
- Member, International Association of Engineers (IAENG)