05/04: NIIT-Stanford Digital Vision ProjectThis originally appeared on the Digital Vision Program site. The program is from Stanford university and Reuters Foundation. I consider this to be yet another achievement by Pakistani universities who are making their name in various fields of development and research. We need more concentrated effort to promote such things at the academic level. In today's world, competition is not just within the university, city or country. Today, competition is worldwide and extremely tough. So buck up and get ready for the ride than being left behind.
NUST Institute of IT (NIIT) along with Stanford University is currently collaborating on Reuters Digital Vision Program (DVP).
One of the major underway DVP projects is Jaroka: Tele-healthcare proposed by Atif Mumtaz (06, 07). Jaroka is a web-based tele-health care portal that enables clinicians operating in disaster affected communities to get rapid diagnosis, expert advice, and opinions from specialists around the world. NIIT has established a dedicated team comprising of its faculty members and young students to play its role in this project. This project is succeeding under the supervision of Dr. Arshad Ali (Director General NIIT).
Dedicated faculty members (Dr.Amir Shafi, Mr.Adnan Iqbal , Ms.Shamila Keyani) and students are now working towards telemedicine initiative within the college. In order to foster the progress, regular seminar series on the relevant topics are arranged every Wednesday and the progress of students is monitored on a regular basis. Also, NIIT has been able to successfully persuade Army Medical College (AMC) to setup their first medical collaboration with NIIT and Stanford.
NUST Institute of Information Technology has always been committed to providing a stimulating educational experience within the framework of vibrant research environment and to supporting high-quality research and research training that is relevant to national needs and is of social, commercial and cultural value to the community. NIIT- Stanford collaboration will play a significant role in development of cutting edge technology in the field of Tele-health care.
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