Meet Us

Meet the 2015 Executive Committee

Jasleen Kaur (Chair)

Jasleen joined the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch Executive Committee in 2014 as the Sponsorships Officer. As well as managing the branch’s sponsorships she helped with events such as the Practice Interviews. In 2015 she became the branch Chair. Jasleen studies a BE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at the University of Auckland and is in her fourth year of study. She has also been an active committee member of the university’s Women in Engineering Network (WEN) since 2013 and the Faculty’s Women’s Basketball Team Manager.

 
 

 

Athurva Kulkarni (Vice-Chair)

Athurva joined the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch Executive Committee in 2015 and is currently the Vice-Chair. He likes activities such as dancing and tennis, and wants to bring this club to the masses. Athurva studies a BE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at the University of Auckland and is in his third year of study.

 
 
 
 

Dr. Nirmal Nair (Student Branch Counsellor)

Nirmal has been associated with the IEEE, first as a graduate student member and then as a member, since 2000. He has been volunteering as the IEEE Counselor for our Student Branch since ’05. He was the 09/10 IEEE NZ North Section Chair, and currently serves as the Student Activities Chair for the section and also the IEEE PES/PELS Chapter Chair. Nirmal is an academic in our University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with teaching and research interests in electrical power systems, and has a focus in innovation and commercialization of Smart Grid technologies for the power systems.

Nirmal long service has not gone unnoticed as in 2013 he won the IEEE MGA Outstanding Student Branch Counsellor Award. Nirmal also won the Region 10  Outstanding Student Branch Counsellor Award in 2012.

 

Victor Wang (Events Coordinator)

Victor joined the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch Executive Committee in 2014 and is currently the Events Coordinator. Victor studies a BE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at the University of Auckland and is in his final year of study. He enjoys playing guitar and outdoor activities such as rowing and running.

 
 
 
 

 

Piyush Verma (Secretary)

Piyush joined University of Auckland IEEE Executive Committee 2015 as Secretary. He is actively engaged in other Committees i.e. SSCC (Student Staff Consultative Committee) as Postgraduate Research Representative, EPS (Engineering Postgraduate Society) as Treasurer, and PGSA (Postgraduate Student Association) as Board Member. Piyush is a Doctoral Student in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has a focus on energy efficient technologies and policies and its challenges ahead. Piyush advocates for the need of energy efficiency at different levels to reduce climate change impacts. As Secretary, Piyush is managing administrative work of the committee meetings and also working on bringing international publishing expertise to share their stories among us.

 

Connor Talbot (Sponsorships Officer)

Connor joined the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch Executive Committee in 2015 as the Sponsorships Officer. As well as managing the branch’s sponsorships, he will be part of the team organizing practice interviews, site visits, and various other events offered in 2015. Connor studies a BE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at the University of Auckland and is in his third year of study. He will specialise in a field that affords him the opportunity to work with and create electronic prosthetics. Outside of university Connor is an avid fitness enthusiast.

 

 

Rashmica Gupta (Treasurer)

Rashmica joined the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch Committee in 2015 as the Treasurer. She studies Computer Systems Engineering, and in her free time enjoys football, martial arts and trail running.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Basma Hassan (Publicity Officer)

Basma enjoys staying active, especially when playing soccer and volleyball, as well as taking up any opportunity for new adventures and experiences.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Min Sang Kim (Marketing Officer)

Min Sang joined the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch Committee in 2015 as a member of the marketing team. Min Sang is currently studying Part III Engineering Science at the University of Auckland. Min Sang is an enthusiastic and active member of the committee participating in many other club activities and he is looking forward to this year with in the IEEE Student Branch in the University of Auckland.

 
 
 

Pasangi Wickramarachchi (Marketing Officer)

Pasangi is in her final year of Mechatronics Engineering and is loving every moment of it. She can’t imagine doing anything else and in the big picture, she hopes to use what she has learnt to help people and make a difference.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Aaron Yeoh (IT & Marketing Officer)

Aaron is in his 3rd year of study in Mechatronics Engineering and he joined the University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch Committee in 2014. He enjoys programming and has participated in competitions such as the IEEEXtreme (an annual 24-hour event run by the Student Branch).

 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Executive Committee Members