Events

07-July-2023

Exciting Announcement! Join us for a Public Talk on "The First Stars in the Universe" 
We are thrilled to invite you to a fascinating public talk on the captivating topic of "The First Stars in the Universe," featuring Dr. Rafeel Riaz from Bernardo O'Higgins University in Santiago, Chile. This enlightening event is organized by the Computational Astrophysics Research Lab at the National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing, NED University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan.

ūüďÖ¬†Date: July 19, 2023 (Wednesday)

‚Źį¬†Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

ūüď欆Venue: National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing/Department of Computer and Information Systems Engineering, NED-UET, Karachi, Pakistan

During this engaging talk, Dr. Rafeel Riaz, a distinguished expert in the field, will delve into the mysteries surrounding the emergence of the first stars in our universe. Discover the secrets of these celestial marvels and gain a deeper understanding of their profound impact on the cosmos.

ūüĒĖ¬†Admission: FREE!

However, due to limited slots, registration is mandatory. Secure your spot by registering at https://lnkd.in/d7aZkicQ . Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to expand your knowledge and engage with fellow students, researchers, and astronomy enthusiasts eager to explore the wonders of the universe.

For more information and event updates, please refer to the attached poster. Feel free to share this announcement with anyone who might be interested in this captivating topic.

We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening public talk on "The First Stars in the Universe." Prepare to be inspired, educated, and amazed!

 

06-June-2023

We are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as the LCO (Las Cumbres Observatory) 2023 Global Sky Partner. This partnership presents an incredible opportunity to advance astronomy education, research, and outreach in Pakistan using the state-of-the-art LCO telescopes. As the Global Sky Partner, our main objective is to bring the wonders of the universe closer to people and ignite a passion for astronomy. With access to the cutting-edge LCO telescopes, we can now take astronomy education and research to new heights. We plan to organize various initiatives including workshops, seminars, and public lectures to deepen understanding and appreciation of the cosmos. This collaboration with LCO opens up endless possibilities for the advancement of astronomy in Pakistan. Additionally, we have been awarded 100.0 hours of queue scheduled time on the 0.4-meter robotic telescopes, which has a value of approximately $28,500. We are immensely grateful to LCO for selecting us as their Global Sky Partner for 2023 and look forward to making significant contributions to the field of astronomy in our country.

 

01-June-2023

Admissions Open for 1-year Postgraduate Diploma Programme

1) Cloud - Based IOT And Edge Computing

2) Computational Science And Engineering

3) Metaverse User Experience Design

(both Hybrid & Distance Learning modes are available)

Registration Form https://pgadmissions.neduet.edu.pk/ccee/PGD.jsp

WhatsApp Group  https://chat.whatsapp.com/G9pMt321zJpD1SzJ3gRoj0

Eligibility

Any Graduate with Minimum 2nd Division or CGPA 2.0

(a particular programme may have higher requirements)

ūüĆüStudents of 3rd year & Final Year can also apply.ūüĆü

NED ACADEMY (CCEE)

2nd Floor, Admin building,

NED University of Engineering & Technology,

Karachi-75270.

E-mail: nedacademy@neduet.edu.pk

Telephone: (92-21) 9926-1261-68 Ext: 2594

WhatsApp / Cell: 0314-2004528

14-May-2023

"NCBC telescopic Dome: Another achievement towards Telescope as a Service."

05-May-2023

First light of @meadeinstruments Solar Telescope at Computational Astrophysics lab of NCBC-NEDUET.

We observed solar features such as proms, active regions, plagues, and filaments

03-May-2023

National Center in Big Data & Cloud Computing (NCBC), hosting an "AZURE DATA ENGINEERING" session on 05/May/2023, from 2pm to 5pm.The training will take place at NCBC/HPCC NEDUET Karachi.Kindly fill the registration form

NOTE: Due to limited number of seats only selected participants will be contacted via email or phone for the workshop.

https://forms.gle/kEwKfu1H27tPD9BXA

20-March-2023

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Dr Ahsan Iqbal visited NCBC at VC FORUM 2023, Held at Islamabad Marriott Hotel. NCBC showcase projects "VWORLD Cloud", "Immersive XR Development" & "Advances in Computational AstroPhysics"etc

19-March-2023

ll VC Forum 2023 ll Universities in the Islamic World: Towards Disruptive Technology in a Globalized World.Exascale Open Data Analytics Lab NED University. participated in the 5th Vice-Chancellors’ Forum of Universities in the Islamic World at Islamabad Marriott Hotel. Over 250 Vice Chancellors, including 40 from 20 OIC countries are participating in the Forum, which is aimed at sharing experiences, pooling resources, fostering collaborations, strengthening networks between universities, and promoting dialogue on the future of higher education in the Islamic World.

The VC Forum 2023 is being jointly organized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Islamabad, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamic World Educational, and Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), and British Council Pakistan

 

19-March-2023

Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed and the director general of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Dr. Salim Muhammad Al-Malik visited at the exhibit of Exascale Open Data Analytics Lab NED University. at VC FORUM 2023 Islamabad Marriott Hotel

14-March-2023

Computational astrophysics lab, ncbc, ned-uet organized a very successful world space week 2022 and got first position in space ambassador contest announced by Space education and awareness drive (SEAD), SUPARCO.

21-Feb-2023

Space Science and Astronomy in Schools-STEM Workshop for Teachers organized by the Computational Astrophysics Lab at NCBC-NEDUET on February 21-22, 2023, was a great success. The workshop aimed to create a strong community of astronomy educators who can inspire the next generation of scientists and astronomers in Pakistan. 

The workshop was designed with a variety of sessions, including lectures, invited talks, hands-on and observation sessions.Participants were provided with workshop learning resources and training kits. Our invited online speakers were from Pakistan, UAE and European space agencies. We hosted the "Meet the IAU Astronomer" event during the workshop, which was a significant attraction for the attendees. To highlight the contributions of women in Astronomy and inspire girls and women to pursue careers in astronomy and STEM fields, we also celebrated "Girls and Women in Astronomy" during the workshop

14-Feb-2023

Computational Astrophysics lab, National Center for Big Data and Cloud Computing, NED-UET, Karachi, is organizing "Space Science and Astronomy in Schools- STEM  Workshop for Teachers" on February 21-22, 2023.  This workshop targets primary and middle school science teachers to supplement their teaching in science by teaching them basic Space Science and  Astronomy from the experts. This workshop consists of lectures, hands on and observation sessions. Workshop participants will be provided workshop learning resources and training kits.


Application Extended Deadline: February 15, 2023
Workshop Dates and timings : February 21, 2023 10:00 am- 6:30 pm, February 22, 2023   11:00 am -8:00 pm
Venue: CIS/NCBC, NED-UET, Karachi, Pakistan
Workshop Application Form: https://forms.gle/P59c9cvTGmhBr97x6
Contact person: Ms. Hira Fatima

Telephone: (92-21) 99261261-8 Ext: 2681, 2371, 2237

Email: events.ncbc@gmail.com 

24-December-2022

EXASCALE LAB NCBC-NEDUET presenting "VWORLD Cloud" & role of VWORLD Cloud in Big Data and Technology Advancement at BigC LUMS

24-December-2022

Collabrative talk betweern Computational Astrophysics & Space Science Lab #CASS and Astro Lab #LUMS discuss regarding different projects and future collabration.

06-December-2022

IAU OAE Astronomy Teacher Training Workshop 
Our team member/Research Associate Ms. Hira Fatima who is IAU OAE (International Astronomical Union, Office of Astronomy Education) National Astronomy Education Coordinator for Pakistan and contact person of IAU OAE Teacher Training Pilot Project, Pakistan organized ‚ÄúAstronomy Teacher Training Workshop‚ÄĚ December 6-7, 2022 at astronomical observatory of Institute of Space Science and Technology (ISST), university of Karachi. This workshop is endorsed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and financially supported by the IAU Office of Astronomy Education (OAE).

04-November-2022

Proud moment to represent Pakistan & NEDUET in "United Nations/Azerbaijan Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Sun, Space Weather and Geosphere"

31 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER 2022 BAKU, AZERBAIJAN. The workshop highlighted space weather impacts in several areas, including communications, navigation, spacecraft operations, aviation, and electric power.

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

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Exascale Open Data Analytics Lab NED University.

25-October-2022

Partial Solar Eclipse  at CIS, NEDUET, Karachi.

Detailed video on our youtube channel click here

04-October-2022

Event highlights World Space Week 2022 "Sustainability in Space" at CIS/NCBC, NED-UET, Karachi

30-September-2022

Computational Astrophysics Lab, National Center for Big Data and Cloud Computing, NED university of Engineering and Technology is organizing World Space Week 2022 "Sustainability in Space" on October 4-6, 2022 at CIS/NCBC, NED-UET, Karachi.

Anyone interested in Space Science and Technology, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Big data and cloud computing and relevant fields may register for this event.

Registration link for participants: https://lnkd.in/dMZi5fD9

Schools and school students are encouraged to participate in "Space Science and Arts" poster competition and solar system observation sessions.

Registration link for poster competition: https://lnkd.in/dyYj5ATq

Observation sessions are open for students, researchers, amateur astronomers and the general public.

Website : https://ncbc.neduet.edu.pk/Events

 

30-September-2022

Computational Astrophysics Lab, National Center for Big Data and Cloud Computing, NED university of Engineering and Technology is organizing World Space Week 2022 "Sustainability in Space" on October 4-6, 2022 at CIS/NCBC, NED-UET, Karachi.
Anyone interested in Space Science and Technology, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Big data and cloud computing and relevant fields may register for this event.


Registration link for participants: https://lnkd.in/dMZi5fD9


Schools and school students are encouraged to participate in "Space Science and Arts" poster competition and solar system observation sessions.Registration link for poster competition: https://lnkd.in/dyYj5ATq 

Observation sessions are open for students, researchers, amatuer astronomers and the general public.

 

09-September-2022

ISNET/SUPARCO Distance Training Course on “Stellar Astronomy

Our Research Associate Ms. Hira Fatima was invited as a lecturer in ISNET/SUPARCO Distance Training Cousre on ‚ÄúStellar Astronomy‚ÄĚ to deliver lecture on ‚ÄúThe Age-Metallicity of Stellar Clusters through Gaia‚ÄĚ,¬†Other lecturers were invited from Turkey and Malaysia.

02-August-2022

CASS lab¬†of¬† NCBC-NEDUET represented Pakistan & NEDUET in ‚ÄúInternational Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly (GA) 2022‚ÄĚ, August 2-11, 2022 | BEXCO, Busan, Republic of Korea.¬†
Our research associate Ms. Hira Fatima was invited as a young astronomer from Pakistan to deliver a talk for young astronomers focused meetings at IAU GA 22.

11-June-2022

Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2022
CASS lab¬†of¬† NCBC-NEDUET represented Pakistan & NEDUET in ‚ÄúNational Astronomy Meeting 2022‚ÄĚ, July 11-15, 2022| United Kingdom.¬†
Ms. Hira Fatima delivered a talk in early career astronomers‚Äô session and presented a poster on ‚Äú90 years Journey of Hubble Constant and Hubble Time‚ÄĚ at National Astronomy Meeting 2022 of Royal Astronomical Society, United Kingdom.¬†

28-June-2022

Computational Astrophysics lab of National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing (NCBC) NEDUET organized an adventurous-telescopic observation tour at 30th Meeting of the Senate at NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi

27-June-2022

NCBC hosted hosted iSenCE (International Workshop on Intelligent Sensing for Climate Energency) powered by DePWiSeN (Deforestation in Pakistan: Combating through Wireless Sensor Network)
 

 

14-June-2022

Computational Astrophysics lab of National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing (NCBC) NEDUET organized an adventurous-telescopic observation tour to Archaeological Museum of Bhanbhore.

Our guest Dr. Ghulam Sarwar (Program Coordinator (NCs, CASs, ORICs), R&D Division, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad really enjoyed the short trip and amazed us with his knowledge, potential project ideas and expertise in different scientific domains.

We demonstrated the operations of different types of telescopes to Dr. Sarwar who was very excited about them.

The place lies in the outskirts of Karachi city and the sky is Bortle class 5. It was mostly cloudy.

Amazing hospitality from Museum management.

13-June-2022

Dr. Ghulam Sarwar (R&D Division Higher Education Commission HEC) along with Prof Dr Muhammad Ali Ismail (PI ,National Centre in Big Data & Cloud Computing NCBC) visited the "VWORLD CLOUD" facility a joint venture of NCBC & Technology Development Fund (TDF) focuses on DESKTOP AS A SERVICE (DAAS) that delivers virtual apps and desktops from the cloud to any device.

20-May-2022

Sindh HEC in colaboration with NED University of engineering and technology organized Research & Technology Showcase 2022.

NCBC featured their indigenously developed products for the advancement of research and commercialization culture.

15-December-2021

Team NCBC at Seventh International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE) 2021

14-December-2021

This workshop is designed to implement an intelligent computer vision algorithm to detect celestial objects in wide field deep sky astronomical images using Python programming language. This workshop will also aim to provide a broad overview of Computational Astrophysics that combines modern computational methods, advanced algorithms and original software implementations to discover new phenomena, and to make predictions in astronomy.

Date:  December 14, 2021   Time:  (1200-1800 Hrs.)   Mode:

 

Hybrid

 

 

16th-July-2021

In July 1969, 600 million people on all the continents followed the first step of a man on the Moon, together with their family or friends, around a radio, sometimes a TV. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, On the Moon Again brought together 1350 events in 77 countries in 2019. Every year from now on, we want to feel this enthusiasm for the Moon again in a global, universal movement, transcending all borders.

We want everyone, young and old, to discover the Moon through an astronomical telescope in this worldwide celebrated event

25 & 26-June-2021

NED Research & Technology ShowCase 2021 at NEDUET Karachi.

24-June-2021

Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Big Data Analytics Course Powered by NAVTTC at CIS Lecture Hall NEDUET

03-June-2021

Research Assistant Job opportunity

 

NCBC (National Center in Big Data & Cloud Computing) invites applications for the post of Research Assistant as per following criteria

Post Title: Research Assistant (01)

Qualification: BS/BE (Computer Science, Electrical or Equivalent in relevant field) (Masters preferred)

Experience: Candidate with relevant research experience in IOT & Data Analytics having a research background and excellent writing skills will be preferred

Salary Package: PKR 45,000

Contract duration: One Year

Please email your CV, scanned copies of academic transcripts/degree to ncbc@neduet.edu.pk till 9th June 2021.

Interview details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates later via email. You need to bring your original Testimonials; two-character certificates and one set of the attested photocopies of testimonials. No TA/DA is admissible for interview.

16-March-2021

Celestron's 8 inch GOTO Telescope of NCBC arrived.

It will be used for Outreach purposes.

Thanks to our Principal Investigator #DrMuhammadAliIsmail for taking up the task of establishing Computational Astrophysics Lab in Pakistan.

‚ÄĚAstronomy? Impossible to understand and madness to investigate.‚ÄĚ

 

27-Jan-2021

Astronomy Magazine featured our images (of "Annular Solar Eclipse of June 2020") in an article "Corona Light" written by Prof Dr. Jay Pasachoff.

This was a collaborated work between Computational Astrophysics Lab of NCBC-NEDUET, Mike Kentrianakis, Xavier Jubier and Dr. Jay.

Our observations and Xavier's simulations again show that the "true size of solar photosphere is slightly larger than value by IAU" as described in the article.

16-Jan-2021

NCBC-NEDUET conducted MOU signing ceremony between NCBC & MAJU for future collaboration.

29-Dec-2020

NCBC-NEDUET conducted a telescopic observation session on 29 Dec 2020.

24-Dec-2020

National Steering Committee (NSC) visit to NCBC-NEDUET to help oversee progress and create an enabling environment to deliver. 

28-Dec-2020

Collaborative discussion between Dr Ali Ismail and Dr Tahir Shamsi regarding diagnosis and management of patients suffering from blood disorders at NIBD (National Institute of Blood Disease & Bone Marrow Transplantation) Karachi.

 

18-Nov-2020

Belgian Astronomy Magazine "HEELAL" published our image of Annular Solar Eclipse of June 2020 in its September 2020 issue

Team NCBC-NEDUET travelled 500 Kms to Sukkur city where we were able to see half minute of Annularity as well.

21-June-2020

A N N U L A R I T Y

NCBC-NEDUET team members captured this stunning RING OF FIRE moment of Annular Solar Eclipse 2020 from Sukkur, Pakistan

21-June-2020

NCBC organizing a live session of Annular Solar Eclipse on 21 June 2020 from Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan.

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01-June-2020

Research Assistant Job opportunity

Genomics domain of NCBC (National Center in Big Data & Cloud Computing) invites applications for the post of Research Assistant as per following criteria.

 

25-Feb 2020

CUDA workshop to be organized on 25th of February 2020 at NCBC-NEDUET
Fill the following form to reserve your seat. https://bit.ly/2vKx48U

 

18 Feb 2020

Genomics Lab organized "One Day Bioinformatics Workshop" on 18th February 2020 at NCBC-NEDUET.

The aim of this workshop was to make learners efficient in understanding, analyzing and interpreting genomic data as well as understanding evolutionary aspects of genetic mutations and its effects.

 

 

07-12 Feb 2020

Team NCBC-NEDUET conducting interview for "Big data Analytics" under PM-KAMYAB-JAWAN supported by NAVTTC(National Vocational and Technical Training Commission)

14 Jan 2020

Time sequence of Annular/Partial Solar Eclipse of 26th Dec 2019 captured, framed and presented to Dr. Muhammad Ali Ismail Co-Chairman - Department of Computer & Information Systems Engineering - NEDUET.

 

13 Jan 2020

National Steering Committee (NSC) visit to NCBC-NEDUET to help oversee progress and create an enabling environment to deliver. 

03 Jan 2020

Talha Zia Research Associate at NCBC-NEDUET presenting "Astronomy As An Exciting Career" at National STEM School's 3-day Future STEM Leaders Programme held at the iconic Habib Public School.

13 Nov 2019

#ICASE19 Panel Discussion on Astronomy, Astrophysics & Astrobiology.

13 Nov 2019

Computational Astrophysics & Space Science Lab #CASS presenting Era of Big Data in Astrnomy, #CASS Projects & Usage of Cloud Computing , High Performance Computing for Analyzing massive Astrnomical Data in #ICASE19

12-14 Nov 2019

Exascale Lab Representing @ICASE 2019

8 Oct 2019

Out of 1550 registered events from 77 countries NCBC-NEDUET secured 36th rank and received a winning prize in the form of a box of space goodies from International Observe the Moon Night, European Space Agency (ESA) and Ariane group.

 

22th Sep 2019

25th July 2019

4th July 2019


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12th & 13th  July 2019

COMPUTATIONAL ASTROPHYSICS NCBC-NEDUET celebrating ( 50th anniversary of First Human landing on the Moon.) 2019 OFFICIAL EVENT REGISTERED ON https://www.onthemoonagain.org/

Scientists worldwide gather behind On the Moon Again to invite everyone to participate in this unifying event. On the Moon Again is an initiative of French scientists who coordinate this event with the contribution of thousands of volunteers and local coordinators. Everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

The event is internationally organized on the night when the Moon is around first quarter. A first quarter Moon is visible in the evening right after sunset, a convenient time for most hosts and participants. Furthermore, the best lunar observing is typically after the sunset, where shadows are the longest, rather than at full Moon.

NCBC’s Computational Astrophysics Lab has planned to organize this NASA supported event. Participants will have a chance to look through an astronomical telescope to observe moon and celebrate 50th anniversary of First Human landing on the Moon. 

The event will be held on July (12-13), 2019 from 07:30-09:30 PM PKT at Port Grand, a recreational area built in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

 

 

 

20 OCT 2018

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT 2018

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor.

InOMN 2018 was organized and celebrated at NEDUET on 20th, October 2018. The event held from 1830 PM to 2100 PM PKT and was organized by NCBC. It was free and open to all public. Around 30 to 40 participants joined this event and observed moon using a refractor telescope. Moon was at waxing gibbous phase.

 

NCBC-NEDUET INOMN 2018 OFFICIAL EVENT REGISTERED ON NASA WEBSITE