Farrukh Zia’s Profile

Faculty
active 5 hours, 52 minutes ago
Farrukh Zia
Title
Associate Professor
Department
Computer Engineering Technology
Office
V-624
Academic interests

Electronics Computers Robotics

Bio

Professor Farrukh Zia earned his Master’s and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University in 1988 and 1996, respectively. Before he joined the CET/EMT department of New York City College of Technology in 2002, he worked for Lucent Technologies in New Jersey as a member of the technical staff. Professor Zia’s PhD research work was related to the applications of neural networks and fuzzy logic in controlling non-linear robotic systems.

Research interests:

Neural networks and fuzzy logic applications
Mechatronics and Robotics
Wireless communication
Embedded systems
Sensor networks

Courses taught:

EMT 1150 – Electrical Circuits
EMT 1250 – Digital Control
EMT 1255 – Electronics
EMT 2461 – Electromechanical Systems
CET 4711 – Computer-Controlled Systems Design I
CET 4773 – Microcomputer Interfacing
CET 4805 – Component Subsystem Design II
CET 4811 – Computer-Controlled Systems Design II
CET 4864 – Principles of Feedback Control Systems

Work Phone
(718) 260-5885
Email address
CUNY Academic Commons

My Courses

Mathematical Circuits (FYLC)

Mathematical Circuits (FYLC)

Ariane Masuda MAT 1275 College Algebra and Trigonometry Farrukh Zia EMT 1150 Electrical Circuits Do you know how many electrons it takes to charge a cell phone battery? What is the difference between Voltage and Wattage rating of a light bulb? What do the numbers printed on a battery such as 3.7V and 2000maH mean? Join this learning community to discover how Math can help you to answer these and many other interesting questions.

My Projects

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

A virtual resource exchange of teaching practices

NEH Cultural History of Digital Technology

NEH Cultural History of Digital Technology

This is the project site for the new NEH program at City Tech, “A Cultural History of Digital Technology.” This eighteen-month interdisciplinary faculty and curricular development project focuses on placing digital technologies, specifically robotics, geographic information systems, and digital fabrication, in cultural, historical, and philosophical context.

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar and site header image from Flickr user opensourceway.

College Council Technology Committee

College Council Technology Committee

“This committee shall be responsible for making recommendations to the college administration regarding instructional, academic, and administrative technology throughout the college. It is also responsible for evaluation of current technological infrastructure of the college. Other college-wide committees with a primary focus on technology will maintain an active relationship with and provide resource personnel to the technology committee. To further this goal, the technology committee shall be represented on all college-wide committees dealing with instructional, academic, and administrative technology. Each academic year it shall produce an evaluative report on at least one important area of its purview.” -Article V, D.14 of the NYCCT College Governance Plan

Talk n Roll Bot

Talk n Roll Bot

“Talk n Roll Bot” is a robotic project currently under active development in the Mechatronics Technology Center (MTC) at CityTech. MTC is an NSF funded project established through collaboration between Mechanical Engineering Technology and Computer Engineering Technology departments. Prof. Farrukh Zia from Computer Engineering Technology department is supervising the development of Talk n Roll Bot. As the name suggests, Talk n Roll Bot will have the capability to roll around on two wheels and speak with the help of computer controlled voice synthesis.

My Clubs

City Tech Women Engineers Club

City Tech Women Engineers Club

The mission of the City Tech Women Engineers Club is to promote awareness and interest in improving the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of women in the technology programs at New York City College of Technology, as well as develop leadership skills through workshops, seminars and student collaboration. lnstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering (WIE) student branch at CityTech invites all interested students to join the Openlab club. Joining IEEE WIE student chapter is optional. We provide support, information and resources to all members to help them succeed in their engineering technology field of interest.

City Tech Robotics Club

City Tech Robotics Club

City Tech Robotics Club is a student association operated by City Tech undergraduate students under the guidance of faculty advisors from City Tech Robotics Research Lab. The club hosts various events and conducts a broad range of student projects through the semesters. The Club welcomes everyone from the entire City Tech community to join, regardless his or her major. Please contact Dr. Li (xhli@citytech.cuny.edu) on how to join the club.

CityTech Cybernetics Club

CityTech Cybernetics Club

Cyberspace + Internet of Things + Robotics + Wearable Technology + Fashion Technology + WiTNY Program + Professional Development + Undergraduate Research + Peer Mentoring + Group Activities + FUN = CityTech Cybernetics Club (Organized by the Computer Engineering Technology Department)

CityTech MakerHub

CityTech MakerHub

CityTech MakerHub is an initiative of CET Department. MakerHub offers the college community opportunities for hands-on learning, making and fun activities using a variety of technologies and materials. CityTech MakerHub is both a virtual and a physical space where people can collaborate or work on individual projects. People of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. MakerHub projects can be part of a course or an extracurricular activity. Please contact Professor Farrukh Zia in the CET department for more details. (fzia@citytech.cuny.edu)