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Oxnard/Ventura Post Virtual Celebration of National Engineering Week:

Event Description:

The Society of American Military Engineers, Oxnard/Ventura Post invite you to join a Virtual celebration of National Engineering Week on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The program includes recognition of the Oxnard/Ventura Post Project of the Year and Engineer of the Year. In addition, the post will host a presentation on Mechatronics Engineering now and  in the future.
Presenters are Dr. Bahareh Abbasi and Dr. Vida Vakilian, both Assistant Professors At California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI).


Event Location: Virtual

Event Date/Time: Thursday February 25, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.:

Who: Dr. Bahareh Abbasi and Dr. Vida Vakilian

What: Mechatronics Engineering Now and in the Future

Where: Via Microsoft Teams

When:  Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM

Cost: No Charge

RSVP: Not required. On the day of the event, please use link below: 


Or call in (audio only) 

+1 323-553-1010,,609978918#   United States, Los Angeles 

(833) 827-3483,,609978918#   United States (Toll-free) 

Phone Conference ID: 609 978 918# 


Looking forward to your participation!

Dr. Bahareh Abbasi received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2013, and her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed her M.S. in ECE. She joined CSUCI in 2019 as an assistant professor in Mechatronics Program - Computer Science Department. Her primary research interests include robotics, haptics, multimodal human-robot interaction, and machine learning. Her works have been published in prestigious conferences and journals such as TRO, ICRA, IROS, ROMAN, and ISMR.


Dr. Vida Vakilian is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at California State University, Channel Island (CSUCI). She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Montreal, Canada in 2014. From 2015 to 2019, she was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). Prior to joining CSUB, Dr. Vakilian was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California, Riverside and contributed to design of wireless communication systems. In 2012, she has been appointed as a research staff at Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent in Stuttgart, Germany where she was part of 5GNOW project aiming to develop new robust PHY layer concepts, suited for future wireless systems. In 2011, Dr. Vakilian has served as a research scholar in University of California, Davis. Her contribution leaded to several new algorithms and tools for performance analysis of new generation of wireless systems. 


During the past few years, Dr. Vakilian research resulted in several patents and inventions in the area of wireless communications. She invented a wireless communication system architecture that can significantly enhance the link reliability, data rate and capacity of today's communication systems. She patented a new dynamic reconfigurable hardware to enhance the security of IoT and current wireless devices. Her wireless biometric sensor invention in the area of IoTree (agriculture) help growers/farmers to combat the adverse impact of global warming on crop's yields. Dr. Vakilian strives to help the local community and industries to speed up their advancement in today’s fast changing technology and align themselves with the accelerating pace of businesses. Her excellent work and outstanding academic achievements were recognized around the globe, particularly, in the US, Canada, Germany and Malaysia. She has been the winner of several prestigious scholarships and awards, including, NSF EARS grant, DoD award, FQRNT Doctoral Research Scholarship, DAAD-RISE Professional Scholarship, ReSMiQ Supplementary Scholarship and SYTACom Industrial Collaboration Award.

Oxnard/Ventura Post invite you to join a Virtual celebration of National Engineering Week
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:00 PM