LAHORE – The LUMS School of Science and Engineering (SSE) held its 11th Annual Advisory Board Meeting from January 16 – 19, 2012. The SSE Advisory Board comprises of distinguished academic and corporate leaders who provide counsel to the Board of Trustees, the Vice Chancellor and the Dean pertaining to the academic and administrative matters of SSE.

This year the visiting AB members included Dr. Richard Larson (MIT), Dr. Robert Jaffe (MIT), Dr. Steve Berry (University of Chicago), Dr. Khalid Aziz (Stanford University), Dr. Mehmood Khan (Pepsi Co), Dr. Hubertus von Dewitz (Siemens) and Dr. Ashok Mittal (IIT Kanpur). Also in attendance at the meeting were the LUMS Management Committee, Dr. Adil Najam (Vice Chancellor, LUMS), Dr. Sohail Qureshi (Dean, SSE) and members of the SSE faculty. An over view of the school’s progress and constraints provided during the meeting enabled the Advisory Board to make suggestions that can contribute to the growth of the SSE. The AB members also met with the SSE students which was an excellent opportunity for them to learn from people who are leaders in their chosen fields.

During this visit a Research Symposium was also held by the SSE on January 16, 2012 at LUMS which was attended by the visiting Advisory Board members, faculty, students and visitors.

The symposium included a poster display that provided an opportunity for the SSE faculty to showcase their research.

The guests mingled and interacted freely with the different research groups asking them questions about their respective areas of interest.