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Dr Anwarul Abedin lecture series on secrets to success held at AIUB

  • Google's senior director was key speaker
  • Emphasized importance of learning through understanding 
Update : 18 Apr 2024, 08:48 PM

The Faculty of Engineering (FE) of American International University – Bangladesh(AIUB) organized a seminar titled Secrets to Success included in the prestigious Dr Anwarul Abedin Lecture Series on Thursday.

The speaker of the seminar is Zaheed Sabur, senior director, at Google, and an alumnus of the Department of Computer Engineering (CoE), AIUB.

This seminar started at 3:30pm and ended at 5pm in AIUB Auditorium.

The auditorium was houseful, and the session was interactive due to the presence of educators and many learners from every discipline.

The session was inaugurated by the chief guest of the event Mr Ishtiaque Abedin, founder member and chairman, the Board of Trustees, AIUB and he welcomed the speaker to the stage to give his invaluable speech and greeted Sabur’s companions at the session.

The speaker, Zaheed Sabur, started his speech by introducing his current work going on with application of long data and generative AI.

The speaker spoke on his early academic undergraduate years at AIUB, as well as his career hardships, beginning with his position as a software engineer at Google’s backend system development project in 2007 in India’s Bangalore office and continuing six months later in their California office.

Sabur also led the engineering team for the first Google Assistant Smart Displays.

He discussed hidden recipes for setting objectives in life and achieving success while enjoying the ride.

He emphasized the importance of learning through understanding rather than memorization.

The speaker recommended balancing life planning priorities in the past, present, and future while successfully organizing time.

The speaker concluded the talk by emphasizing the value of being kind and respectful, sharing knowledge to improve oneself, and being appreciative of what everyone has in life.

Afterward, during an interactive question and answer session, Sabur discussed his previous temporary failures and how he overcame them, his constraints before becoming successful, how to present work positions would be affected by technology, and the benefits and drawbacks of ever-evolving AI modules.

He expressed his views on the need for clear basic mathematical ideas and programming language in engineering professional positions.

Then, Prof Dr ABM Siddique Hossain, dean, FE, AIUB emphasized that by working hard, one can fulfill one’s life goals.

At the end of the program, Prof Dr Md Abdur Rahman, pro-vice chancellor, AIUB delivered his concluding remark, emphasizing that everyone has their journey, success, and failure, and that one must cope properly.

The speaker was presented with a token of appreciation from AIUB for sharing his valuable time and insightful encouraging speech.

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