• Monday, March 23, 2020
  • 11:30 AM  1:00 PM
  • Bankers Hall Auditorium (lower level A/P3), (map)


Speaker: Dr. Naweed I. Syed

Subject: Neuroscience of Dreams, Hallucinations, Nightmares and Sleeping Disorders. Role of Computer Chips

This is a hot topic and very interesting to a lot of people who either have neurodegenerative diseases or mental health-related issues.

Please register by emailing hsherazi@shaw.ca. Everyone is welcomed and there is FREE Admission.

Dr. Naweed Syed is Professor and Scientific Director of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.  He was also the Postdoctoral Program Director – Office of the Vice President (Research) from 2012 – 2016 and a special advisor to the Vice President Research and a Chief Scientist at the Constructive Destructive Lab (Global) and is the Peak Scholar at the University of Calgary.     

Dr. Syed obtained his PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Leeds, UK (1988).  After a three year postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary (1988-1991), he was subsequently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Syed has served as a Department Head for Cell Biology and Anatomy for 10 years and was the Research Director for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Dr.Syed led several major research and academic initiatives for the University – ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Genome Sequencing

Dr. Syed has been the recipient of many international and national awards including Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (USA), Parker B. Francis Fellowship (USA), Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Scholar, Senior Scholar and Scientist Awards, Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Investigator Award and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. In 2016, Dr. Syed was awarded theTamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence – the highest civilian award for research and innovation) from the Government of Pakistan. He has also been identified and recognized amongst 150 Canadian Innovations/ Innovators in lieu of Canada’s 150 Birthday this year. Dr. Syed is also the recipient of Canada-150 Medal by the Senate of Canada. Contact:  

Chairperson  Hassan Sherazi,  MSc.  (Data Analytics Consultant) (403) 228 – 5423

Canadian Information Processing Society Presents- Speaker: Dr. Naweed I. Syed