My Career

I have enjoyed my colorful career so far. But more important is that I know it is not enough, and it is not the only goal of my life. God has not created us to work for ourselves, rather to serve for the betterment of humanity. So my goal of life is to work to improve the quality of life of the people in my surroundings.

I am not a charity worker, I am a researcher, an academic. The good thing is that, in 21st century, we consider knowledge as the most powerful and important asset. So if I can disseminate my knowledge, expertise and ideology towards the next generation, it will fulfill some of my goals. I am fortunate to serve the Dept. of CSE, BUET, Bangladesh and work with the most bright young and enthusiastic fellows there; and also with other genius and experienced minds in the region.

I believe, together with these people, I will be able to bring a positive change.

Here is a summary of my awards, experience, education, and training is described below.

  • Grants
  • Fellowships
  • Scholarships
  • Extracurricular
  • Research Awards

2016: Awarded 1800 AUD from Microsoft Social NUI travel grant for presenting at CHI 2016 Conference, San Jose, CA, USA
2016: Received 2000 GBP from Digital Civics Centre for Presenting in the distinguished lecture series at the Open Lab,                           Newcastle University.
2016: Awarded 2000 AUD from Microsoft Social NUI travel grant for study away at Newcastle University, UK
2015: Awarded 1500 USD from CHI Doctoral Consortium to attend and present in CHI 2015 DC
2013: Air travel grant from local sponsors (1500 USD), accommodation and amenities grant from Microsoft RUS LLC (1400                     USD) to attend Imagine Cup 2013 World Finals, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2013: Conference grant from BUET (1500 USD) to attend CICSyN, Madrid, Spain
2012: CodeCrafters-Investortools Research Travel Grant (600 USD) to attend ISDA 2012, Kochi, Kerala, India.
2012: Project Development of Mobile Computing Lab for Teaching, Learning, and Research received grant from World Bank                     (2,30,000 USD) through University Grants Commission.
2011: Project SQL Learning and Evaluation System received grant (8700 USD) from Ministry of Education, Gov. of Bangladesh.
2010: Conference travel grant (2700 USD) from Monash University to attend WTS in Tampa, Florida, USA.

2015-2017 Microsoft SNUI TopUp Scholarship - AUD $5,000 Annual
2013-2017 Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) - AUD $25,810 Annual
2013-2017 Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) - AUD $34,080 Annual
2009-2010 Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) - AUD $20,427 Annual
2009-2010 Gippsland Fee Remission Scholarship (GFRS) - AUD $24,640 Annual

2003-2007 Dean’s Award, BUET, in each year of study
2003-2007 BUET Academic Merit Scholarship in four semesters
2003 Scholarship for excellence in admission test of BUET
2002-2007 Dhaka Education Board Scholarship for H. S. C. examination
2002 Dhaka Jilla Parishad Scholarship (Talent Pool)
1998 General grade scholarship from Scholars Forum

2013 Mentor of team BUET 101, National Champion in Imagine Cup 2013 Bangladesh Round
2013 Mentor of team BUET Skull, Runner up in International Robotic Challenge, Techfest, IIT, Bombay, India
2012 Mentor of team BUET Skull, Champion in International Robotic Challenge, Bangladesh Round, BUET.
2012 Mentor of team BUET Inferno, Third Runner up in 4th CFICC, arranged nationwide.
2010 Runner-up in 3 Minute Thesis Competition, Faculty of IT, Monash University
2008 Appreciation for successfully completing the expedition to Keokaradong
2004 Fourth award in 3rd Science Festival, Notre Dame College
2002 Second award in Dhaka district, First in innovative group in 25th National Science Fair
2001 First award in Dhaka district, First in physics group in 24th National Science Fair
2001 Fifth award (Senior) in 24th National Science Week arranged nationwide
1992 Second award in badminton tournament

[2013] Best Research Poster Award, Workshop on Design and Implementation of Emerging Computing Systems 2013 (WECS 2013)


  • BUET
  • IAC, BUET
  • BRTC, BUET
  • BRAC University
  • University of Melbourne
  • Training

August 2008 - March 2009
Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Fall 2008:
1. CSE 306: Database Lab
2. CSE 106: Structured Programming Language Lab
3. CSE 402: Interfacing Lab

March 2011 - March 2013
Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Fall 2012 Semester:
1. Programming Language (C/C++) Theory
2. Programming Language (C/C++) Sessional
3. Digital Electronics and Pulse Technique Sessional
4. Introduction to Computers Sessional

Spring 2011 Semester:
CSE 106: Structured Programming Language Lab
CSE 110: Structured Programming Language Lab
CSE 100: Introduction to Computer Science
CSE 402: Artificial Intelligence Lab
CSE 320: Computer Networks Lab
CSE 208: Assembly Language Lab

Fall 2011 Semester:
CSE 307: Information System Design Theory
CSE 308: Information System Design Lab
CSE 300: Technical Writing and Presentation Lab

March 2013 - August 2013 (Now on Study Leave)
Assistant Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Spring 2013 Semester:
1. Programming Language (C/C++) Theory
2. Programming Language (C/C++) Sessional

Special Course in Information Access Centre - 9th Batch:
1. Web Design and Development Course
2. Mobile Application Development in Android

Special Course in Information Access Centre - 8th Batch:
1. Web Design and Development Course
2. ASP.NET development in C#

I am a member of the Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC), BUET and take part in different projects as an IT expert. A few of my recent works is listed here.

ICB AMCL Sonali Bank IPO Lottery
Member of the lottery team that performed the ISB AMCL Sonali Bank IPO lottery

Complete Network Design for BSMMU
Core member of the team to study requirements and design a complete wired/wireless network for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

AB Bank 1st Mutual Fund IPO Lottery
Member of the lottery team that performed the AB Bank 1st Mutual Fund IPO lottery

FSIBL Comprehensive ATM, Switch, & Debit Card Management System
Core member of the team to evaluate tender bids of comprehensive ATM, switch, & debit card management system for First Security Islamic Bank Limited.

PDB Recruitment Program
Examination duties for PDB Recruitment Program.

RAJUK Recruitment Program
Responsibilities included question preperation, moderation, examination duties and evaluation for the post of assistant programmer and programmer in RAJUK, Dhaka City Corporation, Bangladesh

January 2008 - July 2008
Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Spring 2008:
1. CSE 101: Introduction to Computers theory
2. CSE 101: Introduction to Computers Lab
3. CSE 109: Structured Programming 1 Lab

Summer 2008:
1. CSE 101: Introduction to Computers theory
2. CSE 101: Introduction to Computers Lab

January 2011- March 2011
Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Spring 2011:
1. CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory
2. CSE 341: Microprocessors Lab
3. CSE 330: Numerical Methods Lab
4. CSE 109: Structured Programming Lab

April 2011- December 2012
Part-time Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Summer 2011:
1. CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory

Fall 2011:
1. CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory

Spring 2012:
1. CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory
2. CSE 330: Numerical Methods Theory

Summer 2012:
1. CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory
2. CSE 330: Numerical Methods Theory

Some casual employment beside my PhD at University of Melbourne

May, 2014 - Present
Lab Manager, Interaction Design Lab
Casual Employment, Department of CIS, University of Melbourne

July 2014 - November 2014
Casual Tutor, Department of CIS, University of Melbourne
COMP90043: Cryptography and Network Security

A few of the training and workshops that I have attended towards improving my career skills

Workshop on Mobile Application Development in Windows Platform, arranged as a part of HEQEP 2080 sub-project, at Samsung Innovation Lab, Dept. of CSE, BUET

Workshop on Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, 19th June, 2011, CE Building, BUET.

Teacher’s Appreciation Program, April 11-13, 2011, Organized by Director of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET.

Workshop on Teaching and Learning Methodologies, January 2-6, 2011, Organized by Teaching Learning Centre (TLC), BRAC University.

BRAC University Faculty Orientation Program, May 6-8, 2008, Organized by BRAC University.




References

These persons were my supervisors in different stages of life.

Person

Dr. Frank Vetere

Professor

Department of CIS,
University of Melbourne, Australia
+61 3 8344 1496
f.vetere@unimelb.edu.au

Person

Dr. Manzur M. Murshed

Professor and Head of School

GSIT, Faculty of IT,
Monash University, Australia.
+61-3-990-26467
Manzur.Murshed@infotech.monash.edu.au

Person

Dr. Md. Mostafa Akbar

Professor

Department of CSE,
BUET, Bangladesh
+880-1715-006345
mostafa@cse.buet.ac.bd