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Dr.Rafiul Ahad

posted Aug 13, 2014, 8:01 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office   [ updated Aug 14, 2014, 12:39 AM ]

Full Name
:     Rafiul Ahad, Ph.D.

Present position/ title

Vice President, Software Development, Oracle Corporation, USA

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals

AIT taught me Computer Science and afforded me hands-on experience in Software Engineering concepts, tools, and techniques in a (then) state-of-the-art Information Technology laboratory. It prepared me for both pursuing a doctoral degree in Computer Science and starting a career in Software Industry. I chose to go for a doctoral degree in Computer Science and was able to transfer many of my AIT course credits to my Ph.D. program in the USA.



B.Sc. (Physics), Rangoon Arts and Science University, Yangon, Myanmar.

M.Sc. (Computer Science), Universities’ Computer Center, Yangon, Myanmar.

M.Sc. (Computer Applications), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

1985-1989: Assistant Professor of Information Systems,  College of Business and Management, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

1989-1996: Architect for Enterprise Objects Program, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Cupertino, California, USA

1989-2003: Adjunct Faculty (part-time), Computer Engineering Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, USA.

1996-2000: Senior Director and Architect, Oracle Lite product development, Server Technologies, Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, California, USA.

2000-Present: Vice President, Software Development, Product Development, Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, California, USA.



·         Led the development of OpenODB/Odapter object-relational database product from scratch at Hewlett-Packard.

·         Led the development of Oracle Lite, mobile and embedded database product at Oracle Corporation.

·         Led the development of Oracle Beehive Collaboration product server from scratch at Oracle Corporation

·         Published several journal and conference papers on research topics in databases, security, mobility, and performance.

·         Received several patents in Information Technology.

·         Presented keynote speeches and other presentations in several conferences.

·         A 16 handicap golfer.