IEEE SIGHT Australia Workshop

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Do you want to use your technical skills to have a positive impact on our local community? Come to our IEEE SIGHT workshop to get started!
 
The IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) is a network of IEEE volunteers around the globe that partner with underserved communities and local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development.
 
In this interactive workshop you'll hear about the SIGHT program from the steering committee chair, identify what opportunities for impact we have here in Australia, and meet other people with the same interests.
 
Come with your ideas on what we can work on, and who we can work with!
 
Agenda:
 
Note: A laptop or other computer is recommended over dialling in via phone, so we can capture your ideas more effectively.
 
Welcome
 
Acknowledgement of Country
 
Introductions
 
Intro to SIGHT
(Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, chair of SIGHT Steering Committee)
 
Ideation task
 
Next steps
 
Existing ideas - if you have an existing project you would like to present then please send one slide to mimhoff@ieee.org 
 
This event will be hosted on Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/98285368813
 
For more information on SIGHT, visit http://sight.ieee.org 
 


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  • Date: 26 Jun 2020
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/NSW
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  • Sydney, New South Wales
  • Australia

  • Starts 08 June 2020 10:20 AM
  • Ends 26 June 2020 10:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/NSW
  • No Admission Charge


  Speakers

Matthew Imhoff Matthew Imhoff

Biography:

Matthew is a member of the IEEE SIGHT Operations Subcommittee, which supports the formation of new SIGHT groups. He previously volunteered for Engineers Without Borders Australia where he was President of the New South Wales Region from 2017 to 2019. Matthew currently works as a robotics engineer at the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics. He has received a BE in electrical engineering and a BSc in mathematics from the University of Queensland, and a MA in Development Studies from the University of New South Wales.

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Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan

Biography:

Mr. Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan currently serves as Chair of the 2020 IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee. As such, he is a member of the Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) established by the IEEE Board of Directors.
Mr. Veeraraghavan, an internationally recognized technologist is best known for his pioneering leadership and technological innovations in developing large-scale computing systems, advanced software technologies and systems engineering solutions to solve complex real-world computing challenges across multidisciplinary domains such as healthcare, disabilities, education, poverty alleviation, assistive technologies and security.
He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA (2010) and B.E. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India (2005). Currently, he works as a Technical Program Manager at Amazon, Massachusetts.
Mr. Veeraraghavan is the founder and director of the technology-based humanitarian program “The Brahmam” (meaning knowledge) which aims to address pressing global and local humanitarian challenges in developing nations through advanced technological solutions. For over a decade, he delivered technology-based sustainable programs that brought together the engineering community, Non-Government Organizations, Governmental agencies, engineers, students and disability advocacy groups to improve the living conditions of children with disabilities, impoverished women and students in developing nations.





Agenda

Note: A laptop or other computer is recommended over dialling in via phone, so we can capture your ideas more effectively.

Welcome

Acknowledgement of Country

Introductions

Intro to SIGHT (Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan, chair of SIGHT Steering Committee)

Ideation task

Next steps

Existing ideas - if you have an existing project you would like to present then please send one slide to mimhoff@ieee.org