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NAUSHAD UZZAMAN

Graduate Student
Computer Science Department
University of Rochester
Email: naushadzaman AT gmail DOT com 
naushadzaman AT naushadzaman DOT com
naushad AT cs DOT rochester DOT edu
Web: http://www.naushadzaman.com
http://www.cs.rochester.edu/~naushad


I STOPPED UPDATING THIS PAGE SINCE 2008. PLEASE FIND MY UPDATED INFORMATION at http://www.cs.rochester.edu/~naushad. FOR MY PHOTOGRAPHY PAGE, PLEASE VISIT: www.naushadzaman.com

RESEARCH INTEREST

Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Understanding, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, Dialog System.

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

I had started my PhD on Computer Science at University of Rochester (URCS) from fall of 2007. My academic advisor is Professor James F. Allen. I started my research with Professor Allen by understanding the functionality and design of TRIPS project, collaborative planning assistants developed at URCS. In that process, we worked on another project of semantic search engine for searching software help files. Recently I have started working on understanding temporal locations of events and temporal relations between events in the text for better natural language understanding. My URCS related information are available online at my URCS webpage

Before coming here at Rochester, I had worked two years (2005-2007) as a full-time Research Programmer for Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing (CRBLP) at BRAC University (Bangladesh), funded by PAN Localization Project, grant from the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. My job was to conduct research on Bangla Language Processing and implement the research output. At the same time, I also assisted and supervised undergraduate students in relevant research projects. Details about my previous work and publications can be found in this page.

I worked as a Research Intern at Bosch RTC, Palo Alto, CA in the summer of 2008 with Dr. Junling Hu. During my stay at Bosch, I developed syntactic and semantic grammar for a commercial in-car dialog system and also worked on a large-scale data-mining project of identifying breast cancer. 

I did my undergraduate studies on Computer Science at BRAC UniversityBangladesh (2001-2005). Before that I spent an amazing six years in Faujdarhat Cadet CollegeBangladesh (1995-2001).  

CV: [pdf]

EDUCATION

PhD Student, Computer Science 
University of Rochester, NY (Fall 2007 - Present)

M.S., Computer Science 
University of Rochester, NY (Fall 2007 - Fall 2008) 

B.S., Computer Science 
BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (May, 2005) 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Vice Chancellor Gold Medal, 2006 - awarded for the best academic performance among all undergraduate students of Computer Science department, BRAC University
  • Recipient of scholarship from BRAC University in the undergraduate program (full tuition waiver) - awarded in recognition of excellence in the Higher Secondary Certificate examination and the performance at BRAC University, 2001 - 2005
  • Ranked 12th (out of roughly 40 thousands examinees) in the combined merit list (Chittagong education board) of Higher Secondary Certificate examination, 2001
  • Board merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh- awarded in recognition of excellence in the Higher Secondary Certificate examination, 2001
  • Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army Award for excellence in Higher Secondary Certificate Exam, 2001

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Intern, May 2008 - August 2008
Robert Bosch Corporation, Research and Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA 
Recommendation from Bosch [click here]

Research Programmer, June 2005 - June 2007
Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Intern Research Programmer, January 2005 - May 2005
Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

POSTER PUBLICATIONS

WORKSHOP PUBLICATIONS

  • Naushad UzZaman, Fahim Muhammad Hasan and Mumit Khan, Transformation based Brill’s tagger or HMM? Which technique to consider for Bangla POS tagging?, to appear in the Proc. of Workshop on Morpho-Syntactic Analysis by The School of Asian Applied Natural Language Processing for Linguistics Diversity and Language Resource Development (ADD), Bangkok, Thailand, March 6 – 14, 2007. [presentation]

THESIS

  • Naushad UzZaman, Phonetic Encoding for Bangla and its Application to Spelling Checker, Name Searching, Transliteration and Cross Language Information Retrieval, Undergraduate Thesis (Computer Science), BRAC University, May 2005. [paper] [presentation
    Supervisor: Mumit Khan

OTHERS

  • Naushad UzZaman, Status and Challenges of Bangla Language Computing and BRAC University's Initiative, D.Net's 5th Anniversary Seminar Series. Youth and ICTS: ICT and Localization, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2006. [presentation]
  • Naushad UzZaman, Bangla Language and Research on Bangla Language Processing: Its Motivation and Impact!, Big Picture Seminar Series, URCS, Rochester NY, February 2008. [presentation]

Partial list of my publications can also be found in the google scholar page.


RESEARCH PROJECTS

I had been involved in the following Research Projects:

    • Understanding Temporal Locations and Relations (U of Rochester, NY) [details]
    • Semantic Search Engine for Searching Help Files (U of Rochester, NY) [details]
    • In-car Dialog System (Bosch RTC, CA; Summer 2008) [details]
    • Breast Cancer Detection (Bosch RTC, CA; Summer 2008) [details]
    • Bangla Phonetic Spelling Checker (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • Bangla Phonetic Name Searching (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • English-to-Bangla Phonetic Transliteration (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • Text Input System with Phonetic Support for Mobile Devices (BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • Automate Bangla Pronunciation Generator (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • Automated Part-Of-Speech (POS) Tagging for South Asian Languages (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • Bangla Text Categorization (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • Bangla Grammar Checker (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]
    • Backward n-gram for Bangla (CRBLP, BRAC U, Bangladesh) [details]

    Details of these projects can be found in the research page.


    SOFTWARE

    Software I have developed or contributed to:

    • BanglaPad, open source, platform independent, Unicode rich text editor, capable of editing Bangla and English [details]
    • Pata, English-to-Bangla Transliteration software [details]
    • Puspa Speller, Spelling checker for Bangla [details]


    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Teaching Assistant, Computer Programming (Java), University of Rochester, Fall 2008 

    Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Computers, University of Rochester, Spring 2008 

    Laboratory Instructor, Natural Language Processing (CSE 431), BRAC University, Spring 2007

    Laboratory Instructor, Natural Language Processing (CSE 431), BRAC University, Spring 2006

    Teaching Assistant, Programming Language I (C) and Data Structures, BRAC University, Fall 2004

    Teaching Assistant, Programming Language I (C), BRAC University, Spring 2004

    Teaching Assistant, Programming Language I (C), BRAC University, Fall 2003 


    HIGHER EDUCATION RELATED ARTICLES BY NAUSHAD UZZAMAN

    • How to Apply for Higher Studies (Especially to US Universities). [link]
    • How to USA Visa and My Visa Experience. [link]
    • How to TOEFL iBT. [link]
    • How to GRE and My GRE Experience. [link]



    For details, please check my CV
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