An all virtual program preparing students for their future careers

18th , 19th & 25th September 2021

IEEE R10 Young Professionals’ CLAP (Career and Leadership Aid Program) is an intensive virtual program to assist students and graduate student members in preparing for their future careers

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Delegate Handbook

Our delegate handbook distills all the information you need to know about CLAP, schedule, speakers, instructors, competition and to how to get best out of the Airmeet platform.


Career and Leadership Aid Program (CLAP)

IEEE Region 10 Young Professionals’ Career and Leadership Aid Program (CLAP) is a virtual program aimed to help prepare students and graduate students to achieve their future career. This will be a great opportunity for budding young professionals to receive a broader overview on global career opportunities through various activities. The career guidance and training program will be an active boot camp over a span of two weeks which will be interactive and informative.

Our esteemed


Susan K. (Kathy) Land

2021 IEEE President & CEO

Deepak Mathur

Director , IEEE Region 10

John D Mcdonald

Smart Grid Business Development Leader, GE Grid Solutions

Dr. Clara Neppel

Senior Director, European Business Operations, IEEE Technology Centre GmbH

Prof. Takako Hashimoto

Vice President, Director of International Center, Chiba University of Commerce (Professor)

Simay Akar

CCO and Co-founder, Innoses

Pasan Pethiyagode

SPAX Asia Pacific Coordinator

Matt Scott

CEO of Malong Technologies

Prof. Jennifer Dela Cruz

Chair, IEEE R10 Student Activities Committee

Prof. Tuong-Thuy Vu

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Science Curtin University, Malaysia

Prof. Ashutosh Kumar

Professor and Head Department of Computer Applications National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Assoc. Prof. Wee-Jun Ong

Associate Professor, Xiamen University Malaysia

Adrian Soe Myint

CEO, Village Link

Salheen Bakhat

I.T. / Automation Expert (Senior Consultant)

Sampath Thrimavithana

Business Leader/Certified Executive Coach Data Science Enthusiast

Ruwangi Fernando

Data61 CSIRO Researcher

Ayu Shahirah Salem

UI/UX Designer (Digital Graduate), bp

Erica Hanson

Head of Google Developer Community Programs, Developer Relations, Google

Discover our Program

Day one - September 18th 2021 | 4:30pm - 8:30 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) [ Convert to local time here ]

4:50 PM–5:00 PM

IEEE Member benefits and Volunteering with IEEE

Speaker: Simay Akar

5:00 PM–5:15 PM

Skills to pursue a career in Industry

Speaker: Erica Hanson

5:15 PM–5:30 PM

Resume building

Speaker: Ayu Shahirah Salem

5:35 PM–5:50 PM

Interview training

Speaker: Sampath Thrimavithana

5:55 PM–6:10 PM

Strategies for internship/job search

Speaker: John D Mcdonald

6:20 PM - 6:35 PM

Skills to pursue a career in academia

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Wee-Jun Ong

6:40 PM - 6:55 PM

Education after graduation

Speaker: Prof. Takako Hashimoto

7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Scholarship Application Tips

Speaker: Ruwangi Fernando

7:20 PM - 7:35 PM

How to make a good publication

Speaker: Prof. Ashutosh Kumar

7:40 PM - 7:55 PM

Freelancing Opportunities

Speaker: Salheen Bakhat

8:00 PM - 8:20 PM

CLAP Challenge

Speaker: Feny Roy & Muhammad Hamza

8:20 PM - 8:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Mithushan Jalangan

Day Two - September 19th 2021 | 4:30pm - 6:55pm Indian Standard Time (IST) [ Convert to local time here ]

4:30 PM–4:40 PM

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Warunika Hippola

4:40 PM–4:55 PM

Choosing industry as the career after graduation

Speaker: Matt Scott

4:55 PM–5:10 PM

Choosing academia as the career after graduation

Speaker: Prof. Tuong-Thuy Vu

5:10 PM–5:25 PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship as the career after graduation

Speaker: Adrian Soe Myint

5:25 PM–5:40 PM

Leadership skills for career

Speaker: Dr. Clara Neppel

5:45 PM–6:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Discuss - Explore - Enrich

Speakers: Matt Scott, Prof. Tuong-Thuy Vu, Adrian Soe Myint & Dr. Clara Neppel

6:35 PM–6:50 PM

Aligning Your Career with IEEE​

Speaker: Susan K. (Kathy) Land

6:50 PM–6:55 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Mohammed Hussein

6:55 PM–7:05 PM

Cluster Team Lead Briefing Session

Speaker: Mayesha Tafannum, Muhammad Hamza

Day Three - September 25th 2021 | 4:30pm - 7:15pm Indian Standard Time (IST) [ Convert to local time here ]

4:30 PM–4:35 PM

Opening Remarks

Mayesha Tafannum

4:35 PM–4:50 PM

CLAPathon Briefing and Judge Introduction

Prof. Zuhaina Zakaria, Amit kumar, Prof. Jennifer Chua Dela Cruz, Varghese Cherian

4:50 PM–7:00PM

Group Presentation

7:00 PM–7:15 PM

Awarding and Closing Ceremony

Speaker: Dr. Saaveethya Sivakumar & Pooja Haridas

Our esteemed

Cluster Instructors

Dr. Abhishek Appaji

Chapter Coordinator Chair, IEEE Bangalore Section

Prof. Christian Enoval

Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Philippines

Khanita Duangchaemkarn

Committee Member, IEEE Women In Engineering Region 10

Nuwini Chamindi

Vice Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Sri Lanka

Jeet Dagha

Chair, IEEE Bombay Section Young Professionals

Dr. Sajid M Choudhury

Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Bangladesh

A R M Abdullah Rocky

Past Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Bangladesh

Shams Shad Rafi

Secretary, IEEE R10 Student Activities Committee (2020)

Vamsi Krishna

Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Hyderabad

CHONG Yu Zheng

Funding Cordinator, IEEE R10 Student Activities Committee

Dr. Akila Hasanthinee Wijethunge

Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Sri Lanka

Dr. Aishwarya Bandla

Professional Activities Chair, IEEE Singapore Section

Ashvanth Babu

Treasurer, IEEE Madras Young Professionals

Chandana Maduranga Munasinghe

Past Chair, IEEE Young Professionals Sri Lanka

Rajesh Chandrasekhara Panicker

Senior Member, IEEE

Tharushi Nathasha

Chair, Women in Engineering Education (WiEE), IEEE New South Wales Section Education Chapter

Shrikant Tangade

Chair, Membership Development Committee, IEEE Bangalore Section

Ketan Keshav

Treasurer, IEEE Young Professionals Bangalore

Indra Ryanto

Past Chair, IEEE Indonesia Young Professionals

Dr. Vidura Jayasooriya

Senior Member, IEEE


CLAP Challenge

The objective of the CLAP Challenge is to engage participants in the “Learning and Sharing” activity to evaluate the understanding of the participants in Academia & Industry and to make them familiar with it. This challenge leads to sharing their IEEE Value Addition Experiences in form of Video.
CLAP Challenge will start on 18th September 2021 and will be divided into 2 Phases.

Round 1: (Learning)
  • 20 Minutes quiz Competition at the end of Day 1 (18th September 2021).
  • The content of the Quiz will be from the Speaker’s Presentation and Topics.
  • The quiz will be automatically evaluated on the basis of Correct Answers and Top Speed.
  • The top 15 Participants from Round 1 (QUIZ Challenge) will be qualified for Round 2.
Round 2: (Sharing)
  • Round 2 is an SYP Video Competition.
  • The top 15 Participants will be Qualified for the SYP Video Competition. 
  • Round 2 Contestant needs to Make a video on the theme of (IEEE Adding Value in my Life)
  • SYP Video Submission Guidelines.
    • Max 3 Min Video.
    • Video Includes (Intro, How IEEE is adding Value in your Life, Remarks about CLAP).
  • Video will be evaluated on the basis of
    • Content quality of the Video.
    • Creative Idea.
  • Deadline for Video Submission (23rd September, 2021). The video submitted should be original and should never have been shared elsewhere other than the CLAP Committee. The CLAP Committee reserves the right to disqualify any submission subjected to copyright.


The objective of Booth Presentation is to let the delegates unleash their creativity and show us the best of their teamwork! They would be required to assemble their Cluster mates, research, collect ideas and display the most innovative presentation at the CLAP Booth and explore chances to win exciting prizes! 

Each cluster is required to perform a booth presentation on 25th September 2021.

  • All Members of Each Cluster should contribute to the presentation content.
  • One Member from each Cluster will present the Presentation.
  • Each Cluster has to pre-record a Video Presentation of the assigned topic.
  • A designated booth via airmeet platform will be assigned to each cluster. 
  • Each cluster should appoint a booth manager who would be responsible to set up the booth.
  • The Pre-Recorded video presentation should be uploaded to the Booth setup. Guide to set up the booth can be found here. 
  • The booth manager should be available at the booth during the Judges Visit on 25th September 2021.
There will be a Question and Answer session with the Judges and will evaluate the Presentation on the following basis.
  • The focus of the presentation
  • Clarity and coherence of the content
  • The thoroughness of the ideas presented and the analysis
  • Clarity of the presentation
  • Effective use of facts, statistics, and details
  • Design of the slides
  • Effective use of images 

All members of the winning cluster will be receiving USD 25 worth IEEE Membership or IEEE Society Membership.

Our esteemed

CLAPathon's Judges

Prof. Zuhaina Zakaria

Dean at Institute of Graduate Studies, Malaysia

Mr. Amit kumar

Managing Director @ BioAxis DNA Research Centre (P) Ltd,Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Prof. Jennifer Chua Dela Cruz

Chair of Student Activities Committee IEEE Region 10

Varghese Cherian

Head, Technology Services at UST

Meet the

Advisory Committee

Deepak Mathur

IEEE Region 10 Director

Prof. Byung-Gook Park

Vice Chair, Membership Activities IEEE Region 10

Meet the

Steering Committee

Dr. Saaveethya Sivakumar

IEEE R10 Young Professionals Committee Chair

Mohammed Hussein

IEEE R10 Young Professionals Student-YP Transition Coordinator

Warunika Hippola

IEEE R10 Regional Student Representative

Organizing Committee

Pooja Haridas


Mayesha Tafannum

Information Management and Communications Coordinator

Mithushan Jalangan

Technical Coordinator Lead

Muhammad Hamza

Awards and Recognition Committee

Chamika Sudusinghe

Delegates & Registrations Committee

Manodya Nabadawewa

Programme Committee Member

Shartaz Khan Akash

Graphic Designer

Avishka Sandeepa

Graphic Designer

Akshay Makkar

Graphic Designer

Guntur Renu

Program Committee

Hisham Neyaz

Technical Coordinator

Luvelin Anne Francia

Program Committee

Ain Hamizan

Delegates & Registrations Committee

Gaurav Sonawane

Technical Coordinator

Mayumi Suzuki

Awards and Recognition Committee

David Wong

Awards and Recognition Committee

Heshan Nayanajith

Video Editor

Feny Roy

Programme Committee Member

Sai Yashwant Tavva

Graphic Designer

Meet the

Staff Committee

Ewell Tan

Project Manager at IEEE Asia-Pacific Limited

Lisa Delventhal

Manager, Student & Young Professional Programs

Katie Harrison

Program Specialist, Young Professionals Program

Robert Sacks

IEEE Staff, Program Specialist, Student Activities

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