WEEK# 20, 13 – 19 May 2019

 In this issue:

 A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Campus Updates

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)





(i)Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards – 2019
Email from Professor Deepak Sharma, VPAA (13 May 2019)
Dear faculty colleagues, staff, and students,
I am pleased to announce the selection of the following faculty colleagues for the distinguished teaching and research awards 2019:
Teaching Awards:
Professor Mukand S. Babel (WEM/CEIM/SET) in the <15 students category
Professor Manukid Parnichkun (MEC/ISE/SET) in the ≥ 15 students category
The teaching awards are based on student evaluation/feedback of courses taught in 2018.#
Researcher Awards:
Dr. P. Abdul Salam (Energy/EECC/SERD) in the Research Leader (Senior) category
Dr. Sangam Shrestha (WEM/CEIM/SET) in the Junior category
The researcher awards (senior and junior) are based on the evaluation of faculty members' sponsored activities and publications during the year 2018.
The selection committee was composed of the VPAA (Chair), Dean/SERD, Dean/SET and Dean/SOM. I would like to sincerely thank the members of the selection committee for their participation, comments and inputs in making this selection.
We warmly congratulate our four colleagues on their achievements.
The awards will be presented during the upcoming 17 May 2019 graduation ceremony.
(ii)AIT Share Launch on 24 May 2019
AIT Share, an e-Learning Platform, will be launched on 24 May 2019.
Time: 10:00 -11:30 am  
Venue: Milton E Bender Auditorium, AIT Extension Building
AIT Share is an interactive e-learning platform that provides access to the knowledge generated and offered at AIT through various forms of contents.
Through AIT Share, you can learn from guest speakers, AIT experts and faculty, enroll in certified online courses and even take full degree program. The platform is developed and managed by AIT Solutions.
Please register online here to attend the launch program.
If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact Ms. Shreya Pradhan (shreya@ait.ac.th) at Knowledge Lab, AIT Solutions.
(iii)AITIS Pre-registration for August 2019 Semester
Email from AITIS Principal/ Director (29 Apr. 2019)
Dear Prospective AITIS Parents
On behalf of AIT International School I welcome you and wish to inform you of the following:
Pre- Registration for Elementary and Pre-Kindergarten sections will begin from 2 - 24 May 2019.
If you wish to register your child for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Khun Jeeny at AITIS office phone : 02-524-5984 or 096-228-9358.
Please pick up the application form and return it to school by 24 May 2019.
We will have the readiness test on 30 and 31 of May at 8.30am.
AIT International School Office hours:
-8:00am to 11:30am
-1:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission for grade 2 and grade 5 are closed.
Please inform your family and friends about this.
(iv)New Bridging Program price for potential candidates
Email from Language Center (11 Apr. 2019)
The Language Center is pleased to announce that the new price of the Bridging Program is now 25,000 Thai Baht for the same 8-week course duration (June-July). The proposed new price is to ensure that AIT continues to provide educational opportunities for students who possess academic standing that meets the AIT requirements but lack necessary prior exposure to English. 
The Bridging program is an immersion program aiming to help incoming students to transition into the international and English-medium education at AIT. The program provides 3 main areas of training through talk-based and task-based approaches: academic English, research skills and intercultural communication skills. 
The Bridging Program targets: 
-applicants who possess good academic standing but can only obtain the English Entry score of 4.5, who will then be able to improve to at least 5.0 by the end of July which will ensure their eligibility for the August entry, and
-applicants who obtain the English score of 5.0 or 5.5 who, though already eligible for entry, can improve their score by at least 0.5 point before the August semester and thus have a higher chance to fulfill the English requirements and start their thesis process on time. 
Important Notes:
• The minimum entry score to the Bridging Program for Master’s applicants is 4.5.
• The minimum entry score to the Bridging Program for Doctoral applicants is 5.0.
The program runs June 3 – July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday 
Students must commit themselves to the 6-hour-a-day / 5-day-a-week schedule of the program to ensure successful completion of the program.
Application deadline for the program: May 23, 2019
To apply: email your applicant’s information (Full name, field applied, email address) to us at languages@ait.ac.th 
For more information, you can call LC at 6623 or call Thanisa at 5887
(v)New trial database: Packt eBooks
Email from AIT Library (2 May 2019)
Please be informed that IG Publishing has offered a trial for Packt eBook Databases. The trial period starts from now until the end of May 2019.
For your information
Packt has published over 6,000 books from 2015 to 2019.
Subject coverage  
Arts & Recreation, Computer Science, Information & General Works, History & Geography, Philosophy and Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology.
Special Highlight
Mobile development, Enterprise Systems, Analytics & BI, AI  & Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Web Development, Game Development, Cloud Networking & SysAdmin, Cybersecurity, App Development, Programming Languages, Software Architecture & Design, DevOps & Automation, Hardware & IoT.
Available titles: 4,920 titles
Search: Please visit iG Library Platform at http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/search/main?0 
Online and Off-line Reading
The new platform does not permit users to download the .pdf files.
The system has provided online and offline content reading tools. The iViewer is the online reader, which provides the content via web browsers.  It supports all major browser applications and offers various kinds of reading assistance tools.
For off-line reading, users may download the application IG Reader APP or use the most popular offline reading application Adobe Digital Edition to download and transfer files to e-Reader devices. 
Note: To check out eBook for off-line reading, you will need to create your account. You can borrow the book for offline reading up to 14 days (borrow date: 2019/5/1, expire date: 2019/5/15).
Printing: You are allowed to print a maximum of 40 pages.
Trial period: From 1 May 2019 to 31 May 2019
Off-Campus Access to e-Resources
The users will be required to access the database through VPN. For information on how to set up VPN, please follow the link below.
The Library hopes that this trial database will be useful for your study and research.  If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Library at library@ait.ac.th 
(vi)Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be on leave this Friday, 17 May 2019
Kindly be informed that Dr. Chuenchom Chueluecha (Rehabilitation Physician) will be on leave this Friday, 17 May 2019.


B. Events

 (a)AIT’s 131st Graduation: 17 May 2019

 The 131st Graduation of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will be held on 17 May 2019 at the Robert B Banks Auditorium.

 Detailed program: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/131st-graduation-17-may-2019/ 


(b)Orientation for New Students: 2 Aug. 2019

Fri Aug 2nd 9:00am - 5:00pm

 Orientation Day for new students will be organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 2 August 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.

More details at this link: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/orientation-new-students-2-august-2019/ 


(c)"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs": 14 – 17 Aug. 2019 

"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs" is the name of a grand event being organized by AIT that seeks to celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of AIT. Featuring 100 innovations and entrepreneurs, the event will be organized from 14-17 August at Centara Grand, Bangkok.

More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/ev…/100-innovations-and-entrepreneurs/ 



(a)Special Seminar on "Space Technology" by Dr. Shinichi Nakamura, JAXA Tsukuba Space Center: 23 – 24 May 2019

 A special seminar will be conducted by Dr. Shinichi Nakamura, a manager in Space Tracking and Communication Center at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tsukuba Space Center.

Topic 1: Space Debris Issue 

Date:   Thursday, 23 May 2019 

Time:   9:00-12:00 

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building


Topic 2: Applying Machine Learning to Satellite Operation  

Date:  Thursday, 23 May 2019 

Time: 13:30-16:30  

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building


Topic 3: Satellite Operation and Physics

Date:    Friday, 24 May 2019  

Time:   9:00-12:00   

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building, Asian Institute of Technology


Topic 4: Overview of Multi-GNSS environment and applications 

Topic 5: Probability and Statistics  

Date:    Friday, 24 May 2019

Time:   13:30-16:30 

Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building


C. Visitors / MoU


 •H.E. Yeshey Penjor, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan (EEM/SERD 2007 alumnus) / 16 May 2019 / to have a courtesy call on AIT President and to meet with EEM professors

•Prof. Tony F. Chan, President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia / 16 May 2019 / to attend AIT’s 131st Graduation Ceremony as the 60th Anniversary Graduation Speaker and to meet AIT President and the Senior Management of AIT for cooperation discussion



D. Campus Updates


(i)Water supply shut off on Monday Dorm G, Dorm H, Muslim Prayer, intERLab and Grocery

Email from OFAM ( 11 May 2019)

Please be informed that we found the water supply pipe leaks near Muslim Prayer. To repair and fix the leakage we require to shut off the main water supply to the following buildings on Monday, 13 May 2019. 


Date: Monday, 13 May 2019.

Time: 09:00-15:00 hrs.


Area affected: Dorm G, Dorm H, Muslim Prayer, intERLab and Grocery.


 E. Faculty and Staff Travel


Mr. Muhammad Amir Izhar / Philippines / 28 April – 12 May 2019*

Mr. S. M. Zia Uddin / Philippines / 28 April – 12 May 2019*

Dr. Eden Woon / UK, France, Lithuania, Estonia and Romania / 1 – 15 May 2019

Mr. Shawn P. Kelly / UK, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania / 1 – 14 May 2019

Mr. Ashok Dahal / Uttarakhandi, India / 5 – 17 May 2019

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash / New Delhi and Bhubaneswar, India / 6 – 15 May 2019

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Beijing China / 10 – 13 May 2019

Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe / Trondheim, Norway / 12 – 18 May 2019

Mr. Kevin Anthony Mauritson / Singapore / 13 – 16 May 2019

Prof. Thammarat Koottatep / Tokyo, Japan / 17 – 23 May 2019

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / London, United Kingdom / 18 – 25 May 2019

Dr. Sangam Shrestha / London, United Kingdom / 18 – 25 May 2019

 *(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)



  F. Classifieds (Jobs)

Position: Facilities Officer (CSG) (Office of Facilities and Asset Management)

Ref. No. 27/19

Deadline: 12 May 2019



Position: Assistant IT Officer (Technical Staff) (AIT Extension)

Ref. No. 25/19

Deadline: 15 May 2019



Position: Director (AIT Center in Vietnam (AITCV))

Ref. No. 24/19

Deadline: 15 June 2019