Faculty Candidate Seminar with Shakil Ahmed: Elevating Electrical and Computer Engineering Education: Crafting a Teaching Philosophy in the Era of Generative AI


November 27, 2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


3043 ECpE Bldg Addition
Coover Hall, Ames, Iowa

Event Type

Title: Elevating Electrical and Computer Engineering Education: Crafting a Teaching Philosophy in the Era of Generative AI


Abstract: This seminar will explore the concept of the virtuous cycle in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) courses, leveraging my extensive teaching background. As the seminar is progressed, key points will be provided, encompassing, such as, i) the evolution of my teaching roles from a Teaching Assistant to an instructor featuring a demonstration of my track record of excellence in teaching ECpE-related courses with class sizes ranging from small to very large, highlighting dedication to fostering a dynamic learning environment, ii) also an exploration of the long-term vision for teaching, particularly in the context of the generative AI era, iii) moreover, the ardent commitment to the development of new ECpE courses and the revival of previously offered courses within the department, breathing new life into the curriculum, iv) then, in addition to ongoing research in networking, a glimpse into dedicated progress in engineering education research within the generative AI era, and v) finally, a commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity to create an inclusive environment embracing individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Speaker Bio: Shakil Ahmed, currently serving as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University, earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same institution and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. His unwavering dedication to teaching is evident in his role as an educator, where he takes immense satisfaction in sharing knowledge with undergraduate and graduate students in the dynamic field of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Notably, he has taught a single class with an enrollment exceeding 500 students, making a substantial contribution to the academic growth of numerous individuals. His research pursuits encompass many areas, specifically delving into 5G/6G technologies. Furthermore, he extends his research to engineering education in the generative AI era. He serves as a Guest Editor at MDPI for the Special Issue titled “Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) in Wireless and Wired Networks.”