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KULS - XXVI The Kathmandu University-Lecture Series Interaction with Professor Dr. Ashok Deshpande & Rehan Sadiq, PhD, P.Eng.

isms | 02 May, 2012 13:13

The Kathmandu University-Lecture Series

Interaction with 

Professor Dr. Ashok Deshpande & Rehan Sadiq, PhD, P.Eng.  


CEPTE has been organizing the Kathmandu University-Lecture Series (KULS) at Kathmandu University with the aim to give practical information on current issues of R&D, policy for their implementation and sustainable management infrastructure development to the students, faculties and invitees. Prominent experts in the field are invited to share their knowledge with KULS participants. The guest speakers of this 26th round of KULS interaction are Professor Dr. Ashok Deshpande from College of Engineering, Pune and Rehan Sadiq, PhD, P.Eng. from University of British Columbia (Okanagan).

Professor Ashok Deshpande, an environmental engineer holds PhD degree in Engineering and Technology and is the Founding Chair: Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)-Special Interest Group (SIG)-Environment Management Systems (EMS), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of California Berkeley Ca USA; and also Guest Faculty at UC Berkeley- a small place with big name. More importantly, Professor Lotfi Zadeh, the founder of fuzzy logic, after listening to many seminar talks, asked Professor Ashok Deshpande to be the Chair (BISC)-Special (SIG)-(EMS). 


Dr. Rehan Sadiq is currently an Associate Professor at Okanagan School of Engineering (UBC) since January 2009. For past twelve years he has been involved in research related to water supply systems, environmental risk analysis and infrastructure reliability. He has led numerous research projects funded by Water Research Foundation, UK Water Industry Research, and Canadian agencies including NSERC, Health Canada, Canadian Water Network, BC Oil & Gas Commission, and Infrastructure Canada. During this period, he has been successful in generating over $ 3M funding. He is an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles, book chapters and technical reports. The citations for his research work now exceed 1150 in the Google Scholar and other scientific databases, and his current h-index is 20.



The theme of this round is:      “Applications of Fuzzy Logic via computing with words”




Professor Dr. Ashok Deshpande

“Fuzzy relations in Medical Diagnosis: A case study”


14:00 – 16:00



Rehan Sadiq, PhD, P.Eng.

"Sustainability of Water Supply: A Risk-based Approach"



 Refreshment is hosted by School of Engineering

Date:     3rd May, 2012
Time:     14:00 – 16:00,
Venue:   C.V. Raman Auditorium, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel
Contact: Prof. Dr. Ramesh K. Maskey, rmaskey@ku.edu.np, cell: 9851102669
               Prof. Dr. Roshan Man Bajracharya, rmbaj@ku.edu.np, Tel : +977-11-661399
                  Mr.Manoj Shakya, manoj@ku.edu.np , cell: 9841222837 

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