I believe God has created us to serve humanity. So I aim to work for improving the life of other people. If I can disseminate my knowledge, expertise, and philosophy to the next generation, it will fulfil some of my goals. I am fortunate to work with some of the most genius and experienced minds in the region. I believe, together with these people, I will be able to bring a positive change. My Curriculum Vitae.


A Summary of My Research Awards, Fellowships, Grants, Scholarships, and Extracurricular Achievements:

Research Awards:

2016: Google Australia Best Paper Award, CIS Doctoral Colloquium, University of Melbourne, Australia
2013: Best Research Poster Award, Workshop on Design and Implementation of Emerging Computing Systems (WECS'13), Bangladesh

Fellowships:

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

Research and Development Grants:

2012: Project 'Development of Mobile Computing Lab' received grant from the World Bank (2,30,000 USD) through University Grants Commission, Bangladesh
2011: Project 'SQL Learning and Evaluation System' received grant (8700 USD) from Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh

Conference Travel Grants:

2016:Awarded 1900 AUD from Google Australia PhD Travel Scholarship for presenting at UbiComp'16, Germany
2016: Awarded 1250 AUD from Melbourne Abroad Travel Scholarship for presenting paper at UbiComp'16, Germany
2016: Awarded 1800 AUD from Microsoft Social NUI Travel Grant for presenting at CHI 2016 Conference, USA
2016: Received 2000 GBP from Digital Civics Centre for presenting in the distinguished lecture series, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
2016: Awarded 2000 AUD from Microsoft Social NUI Travel Grant for study away at the Open Lab, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
2015: Awarded 1500 USD from ACM to attend and present in CHI 2015 Doctoral Consortium, Seoul, South Korea
2013: Travel grant (1500 USD) from Industry Sponsors in Bangladesh to participate in Microsoft Imagine Cup World Finals 2013, St Petersburg, Russia
2013: Accommodation and amenities grant (1400 USD) from Microsoft Russia LLC to attend Imagine Cup World Finals 2013, St Petersburg, Russia
2013: Conference grant (1500 USD) from BUET to attend CICSyN'13, Madrid, Spain
2012: CodeCrafters-Investortools Research Travel Grant (600 USD) to attend ISDA'12, Kochi, Kerala, India
2010: Conference travel grant (2700 USD) from Monash University to attend WTS'10 in Florida, USA

Scholarships:

2003-2007: Dean’s Award, in each year of undergraduate studies, BUET, Bangladesh
2003-2007: Academic Merit Scholarship in four semesters, BUET, Bangladesh
2003: Scholarship for excellence in admission test of BUET, Bangladesh
2002-2007: Dhaka Education Board Scholarship for H. S. C. examination (12th Grade), Bangladesh
2002: Jilla Parishad Scholarship (Talent Pool), Dhaka, Bangladesh
1998: General grade scholarship from Scholars Forum, Bangladesh

Extracurricular Activities:

2013: Mentor of team BUET 101, National Champion in Imagine Cup 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, National Round, BUET, Bangladesh
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, the highest peak of Bangladesh
2004: Fourth award in 3rd Science Festival, Notre Dame College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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, Bangladesh
2001: Fifth award (Senior) in 24th National Science Week arranged nationwide
1992: Second award in Upojilla badminton tournament, Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh


Here is a Summary of my Job Experiences. Please expand each section for details

Lab Manager for the Interaction Design Lab (April 2014 - Present)
Duties and responsibilities include assisting other researchers, students, and commercial bodies to set up user-studies, and run workshops for students demonstrating usage of different lab equipment, for example, eye tracking, Kinect, video and audio recording instruments, etc.

Casual Position (Demonstrator and Marker) (March 2017 - May 2017)
Database Systems & Information Modelling (INFO90002) Course

Casual Position (Marker) (November 2016)
ISYS90085 Interaction Design and Usability (ISYS90085)

Casual Position (Tutor) (August 2015 - December 2015)
Cryptography and Security (COMP90043) Course
Assisted masters and undergraduate students to solve different problems and research presentations.

Spring 2013 Semester:
CSE 109: Programming Language (C/C++) Theory
CSE 110: Programming Language (C/C++) Sessional

Fall 2012 Semester:
CSE 109: Programming Language (C/C++) Theory
CSE 110: Programming Language (C/C++) Sessional
CSE 309: Digital Electronics and Pulse Technique Sessional
CSE 100: 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

Fall 2008:
CSE 306: Database Lab
CSE 106: Structured Programming Language Lab
CSE 402: Interfacing Lab

Summer 2012:
CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory
CSE 330: Numerical Methods Theory

Spring 2012:
CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory
CSE 330: Numerical Methods Theory

Summer 2011:
CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory

Fall 2011:
CSE 341: Microprocessor Theory

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

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

Special Course in Information Access Centre - 9th Batch:

  • Web Design and Development Course
  • Mobile Application Development in Android

Special Course in Information Access Centre - 8th Batch:

  • Web Design and Development Course
  • ASP.NET development in C#

  • 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

Here is a Summary of My Educational Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) under the supervision of Professor Frank Vetere and Dr. Hilary Davis (August 2013 – Present)
Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia
Thesis: In my ongoing thesis Technology at Mealtime: Beyond the ‘Ordinary’, I have investigated the everyday interactions of familial uses of technology around mealtimes using ethnographic observations and technology probe. I have developed ‘TableTalk’ system that transforms personal smart devices into shared resource and have demonstrated how technology that is sensitive to the needs of family interactions can augment the familial experience of eating together.
Research Expertise: My expertise developed through this research includes qualitative research design, data collection, and analysis about social and collaborative use of technology, natural user interfaces, user-centric design, smartphone app development, etc.
Collaboration: I have spent three months in Newcastle University, UK to work with Rob Comber and conduct a research study. This PhD research has been closely associated with Microsoft Research, and I am fortunate to have Kenton O'Hara there as my mentor and host for working in close collaboration and visiting the lab.
Submission: I am finalizing my thesis and expect to submit by March 2017.

Master of Information Technology (MIT, Research) under the supervision of Professor Manzur Murshed (March 2009 – March 2011)
Gippsland School of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia

Result: H1 (1st Class (Honours))
Thesis: In my thesis titled Enhanced IEEE 802.11 by Integrating Multiuser Dynamic OFDMA, I demonstrated that the collision avoidance protocol in IEEE 802.11 is inefficient and designed a new DCF using OFDMA. Simulation results show that our system improves throughput by up to 40 percent and reduces collision in RTS by up to 80 percent while decreasing the average delay by up to 20 percent. I proved the validity of the proposal and simulation results through a theoretical analysis using Marcov Chain model.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (BSc. Engg.)
(February 2003 - January 2008)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Result: 1st Class (Honours)
CGPA: 3.86 on a scale of 4.0
Position: 7th among a graduating class of 115 students
Project: In this project Design & Prototyping of the Central Trading System of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) I analysed and designed a robust and secure model of the Central Trading System of the Dhaka Stock Exchange under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mostafa Akbar. I developed an XML based lightweight protocol for broadcasting messages over UDP and used that to build the prototype. The successful prototype has led to an actual implementation work funded by the Dhaka Stock Exchange authority.

Here is a Summary of Professional Training I Received:

2017 Professional Development Day (February 2017) for tutor training at the University of Melbourne, Australia
2014 Tutor Development Program (6 workshops in August-September 2014), University of Melbourne, Australia
2013 Workshop on Mobile Application Development in Windows Platform, arranged as a part of HEQEP 2080 sub-project, at Samsung Innovation Lab, Department of CSE, BUET, Bangladesh
2011 Workshop on Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, 19th June, 2011, CE Building, BUET, Bangladesh
2011 Teacher’s Appreciation Program, April 11-13, 2011, Organized by Director of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET, Bangladesh
2011 Workshop on Teaching and Learning Methodologies, January 2-6, 2011, Organized by Teaching Learning Centre (TLC), BRAC University, Bangladesh
2008 BRAC University Faculty Orientation Program, May 6-8, 2008, Organized by BRAC University, Bangladesh

Here is a Summary of Professional Contributions I have Made Thus Far:

Organising Committee Member: OzCHI 2015, OzCHI 2016, WHAT 2013, WALCOM 2011
Program Committee Member: COMPSAC 2017
Paper Reviewing:CHI (2015 - 2017), OzCHI (2014 - 2016), ICCIT(2009 - 2011), IMWUT 2017 (Journal, formerly UbiComp Proceedings)
Thesis Supervision: Here is a list undergraduate students who have completed their thesis under my supervision:
  • Safkat Mustakim Nirjash
  • Reaz Murshed Masud
  • Aminur Rashid Asif
  • Mushrif Ahmed
  • Rakesh Sarkar
  • Amran Kabir
  • Mehjabeen Alam
  • Lubna Ahmed
  • Farah Naz Subhan
  • Tanzina Lisa
  • Tasnia Jahed
  • Ipshita Das
  • Niaz Iqbal
  • Safina Bushra



References: These persons have been my supervisors at Masters and PhD level research

Frank Vetere, Professor and Director of the Microsoft Research Centre for Social NUI
Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia
f.vetere@unimelb.edu.au
Kenton O'Hara, Researcher, Human Experience and Design Group,
Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom,
keohar@microsoft.com
Bernd Ploderer, Lecturer in HCI, Science and Eng. Faculty,
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
b.ploderer@qut.edu.au
Rob Comber, Lecturer, Open Lab, Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
rom.comber@openlab.ncl.edu
Hilary Davis, Senior Research Fellow, Swinburne Social Innovation Institute,
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
hdavis@swin.edu.au
Manzur M. Murshed, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology,
Fedaration University, Australia
manzur.murshed@federation.edu.au