Prof Saifur Rahman, the first Bangladeshi to become the president elect for 2022 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has stressed the need for concentrating effort in energy-saving technologies in Bangladesh to mitigate economic and environmental impacts.
He was speaking on the potential of smart buildings and IoT both globally and locally at an event recently at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) to honor the Virginia Tech University professor.
By utilizing advanced building designs and automation, he said that Bangladesh can immediately save substantially on expensive fuel imports at nominal cost.
The president elect agreed to explore and potentially expand scope of cooperation between IEEE and IUB in areas such as academics, research, training and international publications.
He also looked forward to university-wide access to IEEE databases of journals, conferences and publications for faculty members and students.
Prof Celia Shahnaz of Buet was also honored for becoming the chair elect of Women in Engineering (WIE), IEEE.