Professional And Educational Activities Committee (PEAC)


PEAC’s Mission

PEAC’s mission is to develop non-technical skills programs (such as “Leadership Skills Training” or “Project Management”) in order to provide additional value to members, in particular to young engineers and students. To coordinate educational activities programs in Region 8 including pre-university education, university-level education, post-university (continuing) education, and the promotion of public awareness of engineering, technology, and other topics within IEEE’s Field of Interest. To recruit volunteers to implement professional and educational seminars and workshops in R8 and to train local Tutors (Trainers) for these activities.

 

 

   

 

 

Committee Chair

Conrad Attard PhD

Dr. Conrad Attard is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Computer Information Systems within the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta and current Chair of IEEE Computer Society Malta. Recently he was appointed Deputy Dean of Faculty of ICT University of Malta. He obtained his PhD at the University of Sheffield, UK, Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science Department.
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His research interests are smart technology, enterprise applications, crowdsourcing Just in Time knowledge at the workplace, designing applications for mobile devices, digital health, and persuasive technology.
His research is focused on organisations in particular on the use of Smart technology, Just in time knowledge creation and digital health solutions at the workplace. In the last five years, he managed various research projects such as reporting tools that can support caregivers of wandering patients suffering from dementia. In this research, a tool that utilizes the currently available Smart Mobile Technologies was designed focusing on the patient’s’ wandering patterns whilst identifying any possible dangers pertaining to the patient.He is the principal investigator of Pervasive Electronic Monitoring (PEM) in health care currently being carried out at the St Vincent de Paule Residence, which is a nursing home and hospital for the Elderly in collaboration with the University of Malta. His work involves the design of simulators that make use of Human Activity Recognition (HAR) that address the problem of incomplete data, collected from wearable devices. The aim of this work is to help researchers and ICT practitioners working on hospital systems to improve the designs and the requirements, providing solutions to the relevant problems.