School of Engineering Holds Inaugural Seminar

School of Engineering Holds Inaugural Seminar

On February 7, the School of Engineering held its inaugural seminar. 

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Dr. Olusegun Ogundapo gave a presentation on the use of the Feature Selective Validation (FSV) method for engineers.

The method which is usually implemented in MATLAB (a high-performance language for technical computing) using data set from cable experiments is a tool that can be used to compare model design parameter simulations with real-life measurements. FSV simplifies technical processes in a way that is comprehensible and objective.

Dr. Ogundapo described FSV as a ‘robust and helpful technique’ to quantify visually complex measurement sets, such as those from numerical models, experimental repeatability studies and computational electromagnetics.

“It mirrors the perception of Engineers in the objective quantification and validation of two data sets i.e. between measured and simulated/predicted data.”

He further explained that it was originally developed to compare any two sets of data and put them in an objective and comprehensible form. The method has now been standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He gave reasons why engineers prefer the method.

“The FSV mirrors the approach taken by expert engineers when evaluating data by minimizing ambiguities due to the human element of subjectivity and produce objective results needed for a consistent validation in a comprehensible form.”

Interim Dean of the School Abel Ajibesin said the weekly seminar will discuss new technologies.

“If you are curious about emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Nanotechnology, quantum computing, and deep learning, this is your home.”

He said they planned to make the program attractive to the learning community and beyond.

The forum would offer an opportunity for self-improvement and for creating awareness of current trends in technology and engineering. For faculty members, he said that the seminar will be an opportunity to improve their research exposure to new methodologies and approaches to Research & Development.

Interim Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Chris Mbah, said the seminar was enlightening as it gave insights as to why there are a lot of product variations that create problems for consumers. It also clarified why there are, for example, bridges that are poorly constructed.

Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa