1 INNOVATION IN ENGINEERING A NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE 1 ST SUMMER CAMP July 19-20, 2011 Cité des Sciences à Tunis Version /05/2011
2 SCHEDULE OVERVIEW Day 1 8:30 am to 9:00 am: Opening 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Keynote/Motivational Talk I (speaker TBC) + Break 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Round Tables I on Innovation in Engineering 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Testimonials I Success Stories of NA Tunisian Engineers 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Interactive/Brainstorming session I 6:00 pm : Generational Challenge (sports match(s)) NA vs. Locals Day 2 8:30 am to 10:00 am: Keynote/Motivational Talk II (speaker TBC) + Break 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Round Tables II on Innovation in Engineering 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Testimonials II Success Stories of NA Tunisian Engineers 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Interactive/Brainstorming session II 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm: Draw of Attendance Prizes 6:00 pm : Reunion/Reception for North American Graduates
3 SCHEDULE DAY 1 8:30 am to 9:00 am: Opening 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Keynote/Motivational Talk I (speaker TBC) + Questions 10:00 am to 10:20 am: Coffee Break 10:20 am to 11:05 am: Round Table on the Need for Innovation 11:05 am to 11:15 am: Body break 11:15 am to 12:00 pm: Round Table on Engineers and the Engineering Profession at the Heart of Innovation 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Testimonials I Success Stories of NA Tunisian Engineers 1:30 pm to 1:50 pm: Speaker 1 1:55 pm to 2:15 pm: Speaker 2 2:20 pm to 2:40 pm: Speaker 3 2:45 pm to 3:05 pm: Speaker 4 3:05 pm to 3:30 pm: Coffee Break 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Interactive/Brainstorming session I 6:00 pm : Generational Challenge (sports match(s)) NA vs. Locals
4 SCHEDULE DAY 2 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Keynote/Motivational Talk I (speaker TBC) + Questions 10:00 am to 10:20 am: Coffee Break 10:20 am to 11:05 am: Round Table on ingredients for creative thinking 11:05 am to 11:15 am: Body break 11:15 am to 12:00 pm: Round Table on studying in North America 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Testimonials II Success Stories of NA Tunisian Engineers 1:30 pm to 1:50 pm: Speaker 1 1:55 pm to 2:15 pm: Speaker 2 2:20 pm to 2:40 pm: Speaker 3 2:45 pm to 3:05 pm: Speaker 4 3:05 pm to 3:30 pm: Coffee Break 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Interactive/Brainstorming Session II 6:00 pm : Reunion
5 INNOVATION IN ENGINEERING A NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE 1 st round table: the need for innovation Importance of engineering innovation for economic development The North American trends for engineering innovation 2 nd round table: engineers and the engineering profession at the heart of innovation The engineers role in innovation and in economic development How a student should approach and engineering education What an engineer should and should not be 3 rd round table: ingredients for creative thinking and innovation Critical analysis of situations Recognizing opportunities Mastery of tools Problem solving 4 th round table: studying in North America
6 INTERACTIVE & BRAIN STORMING SESSIONS Free interactive sessions one on one discussions, group discussions, visit of demo stands, etc. Brainstorming around specific topics (TBA) Mini interactive workshops with students Each session will be supervised by one more of the presenters (counsellors) The goal is to guide student in a process of problem solving Emphasis should be placed on promoting creative thinking during the session Counsellors should highlight pitfalls and encourage perseverance Push the students ideas as far as possible
8 KEYNOTE/MOTIVATIONAL TALK I Ken Clayton SoildWorks Corp. As Vice President of Worldwide Sales for DS SolidWorks, Ken Clayton leads the sales strategy and execution efforts of the Dassault Systèmes Professional Channel. With more than 300 FTEs and 335 Value Added Resellers, the DS Professional Channel has evolved from selling a single product to a complete family of solutions, and also includes other Dassault Systèmes brands. About SolidWorks Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.
9 KEYNOTE/MOTIVATIONAL TALK II Name: (Canadian) in the process of being confirmed
10 TESTIMONIALS SUCCESS STORIES OF TUNISIANS IN NA AmpliX Inc. & iradio Lab (Fadhel Ghannouchi) Vestec & PAMI center (Fakhreddine Karray) itrobotics Inc. (Fathi Ghorbel) EMWorks Inc. (Ahmed Khebir) Mechatronics and Microsystems Design Laboratory (Ridha Ben Mrad) XenoPort Inc. & Merck (Sami Karaborni) CAE Inc. (Mehrez Hached) TBC ISR Technologies & Lacime Lab (Ammar Kouki) Faouzi Kossentini (UB Video) Bessem Jlidi/Lazhar Mazlout (General Scientific, Pratt & Whitney/Lucent) Kamel Mekki (Acoustica & ESI Group) Naim Ben Hamida (Ceana) Some product demos will be on display during the interactive session
11 AMPLIX INC. & IRADIO LAB About the company Founded in 1998 in Montréal, Canada, AmpliX Inc. developed and manufactured DSPcontrolled predistortion linearizers, linearized power efficient amplification systems and their sub-components for applications in broadband wireless ground and satellite communications systems covering the L, S, C, X, Ku, K and Ka band frequencies. AmpliX was acquired in 2001 by Mitec Telecom, a publically traded company. Presenter: Fadhel Ghannouchi B.S. (1983): Ecole Polytechnique Montréal M.S. (1984): Ecole Polytechnique Montréal Ph.D. (1991): Ecole Polytechnique Montréal Professor of Electrical Engineering Director iradio Lab University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
12 VESTEC INC. & PAMI CENTER About the company Vestec aims to popularize, commoditize and demystify speech recognition by leveraging unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to create powerful, low-cost, standards-based ASR and NLU engines. We believe speech recognition has not enjoyed widespread acceptance due to: (a) high cost of speech enabling products; (b) poor recognition accuracy of speech software; (c) poor semantic interpretation of recognized results; and (d) overall difficulty of speech application development and maintenance. Presenter: Fakhreddine Karray Ing. Dipl. (1984): ENIT Tunisia Ph.D. (1989): University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor of Electrical Engineering Associate Director PAMI Center University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
13 ITROBOTICS INC. & RISYS LAB About the company Founded in 2000 in Houston, Texas, itrobotics is a pioneering technology company operating to provide state of the art non-destructive inspection Presenter: Fathi Ghorbel B.S. (1985): Penn State University M.S. (1987): Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. (1991):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign service for small diameter energy pipes using the latest robotic technology. In November 2002 it established its design and manufacturing facilities in Stafford, Texas. Professor of Mechanical Engineering Director RiSYS Lab Rice University Texas, USA
14 EMWORKS INC. About the company Founded in 1994 in Montréal, Canada, EMWorks Inc. develops and sells electromagnetic and magnetic software and simulation tools as an Add-in to SolidWorks. The company's flagship products are EMS (for electrical machines and mechatronics), HFWorks (for RF, Microwave & Wireless), and ATLASS for transmission lines and waveguides. The company products are sold worldwide and its clients include many multi-national companies. Presenter: Ahmed Khebir B.S. (1985): Penn State University M.S. (1986): Penn State University Ph.D. (1989): University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign President of EMWorks Inc. Adjunct Professor at ÉTS
15 MMD LABORATORY AND SR MICROSYSTEMS INC. About the laboratory and SR Presenter: Ridha Ben Mrad Microsystems SR Microsystems is pursing the commercialization of patented Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) actuation technology used to drive micromirrors and lenses for Head-Up Display, autofocus in cell phone cameras and high performance MEMS based vector displays. Research at the Mechatronics and Microsystems Design (MMD) Laboratory is focused on precision systems, digital microfluidics and MEMS. Application areas include photonics, biomedical devices, genomics & proteomics, positioning in space, adaptive optics and automotive display systems. B.S. (1986): Penn State University (Mech.) M.A.Sc. (1988): University of Michigan (Mech.) M.S. (1991): University of Michigan (Elec.) Ph.D. (1991): University of Michigan Professor and Associate Chair, Research Director MMD Laboratory Director, Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Co-founder: SR Microsystems Inc.
16 BIOPHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES About the companies XenoPort Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a portfolio of internally discovered product candidates Presenter: Sami Karaborni B.S. (1986): Penn State University M.S. (1991): University of Florida Ph.D. (1990): University of Florida that utilize the body's natural nutrient transporter mechanisms to improve the therapeutic benefits of drugs. Merck & Co. Inc., is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Executive Director XenoPort, Inc. Santa-Clara, California, USA Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve human and animal health, directly and through its joint ventures
17 ISR TECHNOLOGIES & LACIME LAB About the companies ISR Technologies designs and builds modems for radio equipment manufacturers providing on-the-fly reprogrammable communications. Presenter: Ammar Kouki B.S. (1985): Penn State University M.S. (1987): Pens State University Ph.D. (1991): University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Based on specific client needs, ISR develops custom hardware, software, and firmware for both prototype and Professor of Electrical Engineering Director LACIME Lab ÉTS, Montréal, Canada products. The company offers realtime reconfigurable platforms and satellite modems for meshed networks.
18 FAOUZI KOSSENTINI UB VIDEO & EBRISK About the companies UB Video, which was founded in 2000 and became a world-wide leader in H.264 video encoding technology, Presenter: Faouzi Kossentini B.S. (1989): Georgia Tech. M.S. (1990): Georgia Tech. Ph.D. (1994): Georgia Tech. developing products that are widely used today in the video conferencing and broadcast markets. UB Video was acquired by Cisco in February ebrisk Video is Canadian-based President & CEO ebrisk Video, Inc. company and a leading developer of video compression algorithms.
19 KAMEL MEKKI ACOUSTICA & ESI GROUP About the companies ACOUSTICA is an engineering firm, specialized in vibro-acoustics in buildings, industry and environment. Presenter: TBD B.S. (1985): Michigan State M.S. (1987): Penn State Ph.D. (1991): Michigan State The company offers services using state of the art instrumentation and 3D software tools. ESI group is a world leading software President & CEO of Acoustica editor for the numerical simulation of prototypes and manufacturing process engineering in applied mechanics.
20 OPMAXX INC. & NORTEL/CIENA About the company Co-Founded Opmaxx Inc. in 1994 in Montreal and moved to Portland in 1996, USA. Opmaxx developed Tools and Silicon IP for Mixed Signal test. Opmaxx was acquired in 1999 by Credence Microsystems, a publically traded company. Ciena Corporation provides communications networking equipment. Ciena is the market leader in Coherent Optical Transport. Ciena//Nortel was first to release a 40 Gs/s and 100 Gs/s Coherent Optical solutions Presenter: Naim Ben-Hamida B.S. (1989): Université laval Quebec M.S. (1991): Ecole Polytechnique Montréal Ph.D. (1996): Ecole Polytechnique Montréal Senior Manager, Mixed-Signal Design & Test Optical Transport Division Ciena, Ottawa, Canada
21 OMINIA COM About the companies ournisseur à la base de solutions et services de télécommunication, servant les opérateurs et les fournisseurs de Presenter: Samir Kallel B.S. (198?): M.S. (198?): Ph.D. (19??): services en Afrique et au Moyen Orient, OMNIACOM a décidé de se diversifier dans ses activités et à étoffer son portefeuille de services pour mieux CEO OmniaCom Tunis, Tunisie servir ses clients et partenaires. Parmi les nouveaux services mis en place, l'it, le WEB et l'univers du Multimédia en général constituent son nouveau cheval de bataille.
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