Thu, Jul 02 2020 to Thu, Jul 02 2020
To know more about the challenges of managing water resources especially during COVID-19, join us for the latest session of LUMS Live: Cooperation or Conflict During Times of Crisis? Lessons from Shared Water Resources.
Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Time: 4 pm (PST)
Our distinguished panelists for this session include Dr. Hassaan Furqan Khan, Assistant Professor, Habib University; Dr. Fazilda Nabeel, Doctoral Researcher, Department for International Development, University of Sussex; Dr. Muhammad Abubakr, Associate Professor and Department Chair, School of Science and Engineering and Director, Centre for Water Informatics and Technology, LUMS and Dr. Hassan Jaleel, Assistant Professor, School of Science and Engineering, LUMS.
Moderated by Adeel Hashmi, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Please click here to listen to our panelists as they discuss the critical issues related to water resources during the pandemic.
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Profiles of Panelists
Dr. Hassaan Furqan Khan, Assistant Professor, Habib University
Dr. Khan is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the Dhanani School of Science and Engineering, Habib University. An UMass Bernard Berger Award winner, Dr. Khan was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University in the Department of Earth System Science working with Dr. Steven Gorelick. At Stanford, he was part of the FUSE team developing integrated hydro geologic and human systems model to inform sustainable urban water management in Amman (Jordan) and Pune (India). He also served as a visiting scholar with LEAD Pakistan where he developed a water systems model for the transboundary Kabul River in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
Dr. Fazilda Nabeel, Doctoral Researcher, Department for International Development, University of Sussex
Ms. Nabeel’s research uses a historical approach to study the mutually constitutive relationship between groundwater and society in Punjab, Pakistan, with a focus on the water justice implications of groundwater degradation. She is the Co-Lead for Water and Sanitation at the UK-Pakistan Science and Innovation Global Network (UPSIGN). Ms. Nabeel has also served on the Committee for Water Resource Management, Law and Justice Commission of Supreme Court of Pakistan. She has consulted widely for the Punjab Government as well as international agencies and NGOs on a breadth of policy issues in the water-environment nexus.
Dr. Muhammad Abubakr, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Director, Centre for Water Informatics and Technology, LUMS
Dr. Abubakr is also the lead for NCRA National Agricultural Robotics Lab at LUMS. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA winning an institute-wide best PhD Dissertation Award. He received Masters degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University. Since 2008, his research group at LUMS is doing applied research in robotics, automation and AI with applications to water, agriculture, and environmental issues. He serves on various advisory panels to government agencies and industry in Pakistan on water, climate and agricultural policy, especially on the use of emerging digital technologies for these sectors.
Dr. Hassan Jaleel, Assistant Professor, School of Science and Engineering, LUMS
Dr. Jaleel received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialisation in Systems and Control from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. Before joining LUMS, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. His research interests are in the areas of real-time distributed optimisation, evolutionary dynamics, and market design. Typical application domains of his research include swarm robotics, sensor networks, and irrigation networks. Dr. Jaleel was a Fulbright scholar from 2009–2013 and is a member of IEEE.