M. Ali Akber Dewan, Ph.D.

 
 
Assistant Professor
School of Computing and Information Systems
Athabasca University,
Edmonton, Canada

 

E-mail: dewankhu@gmail.com
 

EDUCATION

2005-2009

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

Dept. of Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

1998-2003

B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Khulna University, Bangladesh

 
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jun. 2012 - Sept. 2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Laboratory for Imagery Vision and Artificial Intelligence (LIVIA)

Department of Automated Production Engineering

Ecole de technology superieure

University of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

Dec. 2009 – May. 2012

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Center for Signal Processing and Communication (CenSiPCom)  

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Oct. 2009 – Dec. 2009

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology

Chittagong, Bangladesh.

 

Mar. 2009 – Oct. 2009

Lecturer

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology

Chittagong, Bangladesh.

 

Mar. 2005 – Mar. 2009

Research Assistant

Image Processing Laboratory

Department of Computer Engineering

Kyung Hee University, South Korea.

 

Feb. 2003 – Mar. 2005

Lecturer

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology

Chittagong, Bangladesh.

 

Dec. 2002 –

Feb. 2009

Software Engineer

Software Development Division

Southtech Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 
  

PUBLICATIONS

Journals

1.        M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Omair Ahmad, M.N.S. Swamy, “Tracking biological cells in time-lapse microscopy: an adaptive technique combining motion and topological features”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58(6), pp. 1637-1647, January 2011. (Impact factor: 1.782)

2.        M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A flexible edge matching technique for object detection in dynamic environment,” Applied Intelligence, February 2011. (Impact factor: 0.881)

3.        M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A linear time algorithm of computing Hausdorff distance for content based image analysis”, Circuits Systems and Signal Processing, March 2011. (Impact factor: 0.752) 

4.        M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Background independent moving object segmentation for video surveillance”, IEICE Transaction on Communications, vol.E92-B, no.02, pp. 1-14, Feb. 2009. (Impact factor: 0.301)

5.        M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “An adaptive motion segmentation for automated video surveillance”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Volume 2008, Article ID 187413, pp. 1-13, 2008. (Impact factor: 1.012)

6.        M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Moving object detection for real time video surveillance: an edge segment based approach”, IEICE Transactions on Communications, vol.E90-B, no.12, pp. 3654-3664, December 2007. (Impact factor: 0.301)

7.        M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Edge segment based automatic video surveillance”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2008, article id. 743202, pp. 1-14, 2008. (Impact factor: 1.012)

8.        M. Abdullah-Al- Wadud, Md. Hasanul Kabir, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A dynamic histogram equalization for image contrast enhancement”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 53, issue 2, pp. 593 – 600, May 2007. (Impact factor: 1.038)

9.        M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Maximizing the effective lifetime of mobile ad hoc networks”, IEICE Transaction on Communications, vol. E91-B, no.09, pp. 2818-2827, Sep. 2008. (Impact factor: 0.301)

  

Conferences

1.      M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Moving object detection and classification using neural network”, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4953, pp 152-161, March 2008.

2.      M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Reference independent moving object detection: an edge segment based approach”, 2007. Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 3398, part I, pp. 501–509, September 2007.

3.      M. Julius Hossain, M Ali Akber Dewan Oksam Chae, “Suitability of edge segment based moving object detection for real time video surveillance”, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 3398, part I, pp. 526–533, September 2007

4.      M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Background independent moving object segmentation using edge similarity measure”, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4633, pp. 318-329, August 2007.

5.      M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “A block based moving object detection utilizing the distribution of noise”, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4496, pp. 645-654, June 2007.

6.      M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Segmentation of moving object for content based applications”, IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, pp. 363-364, USA, January 2009.

7.      Md. Enamul Hoque Prince, Gahangir Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Pijush Debnath “An audible Bangla text-entry method in Mobile phones with intelligent keypad,” International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, pp. 279-284, Bangladesh, December 2009.

8.      M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Md. Moshiul Hoque, Oksam Chae, “Contaminated ECG artifact detection and elimination from EEG using Energy function based transformation”, IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, pp. 52-56, March 2007.

9.      M. Ali Akber Dewan, Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, Muhammad Ahsan Ullah, Oksam Chae, “Automatic extraction of features from retinal fundus image”, IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, pp. 47-51, Bangladesh, March 2007.

10.  M. Abdullah-Al- Wadud, Md. Hasanul Kabir, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A dynamic histogram equalization for image contrast enhancement”, IEEE Int’l Conference on Consumer Electronics, pp. 435-436, USA, 2007.

11.  Md. Anwarul Hoque, M. Abdullah-Al-Wadud, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A hierarchical approach of watershed algorithm for image segmentation”, International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, pp. 25-28, Korea, April 2006.

12.  M. Ali Akber Dewan, Md. Anwarul Hoque, M. Abdullah-Al-Wadud, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Real time moving object detection in varying environment for intelligent video monitoring system”, Int’l Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, pp. 229-232, Korea, 2006.

13.  M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “An edge-based video surveillance approach for home networking”, Technical Paper Collections, IT International Fair, pp. 124-127, Korea, August 2005.

14.  Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Muhammad Ibrahim Khan Md. Shahidul Islam, “Design a 24-segment display for Bengali numerical digits and characters”, International Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering, pp. 549-552, Bangladesh, December 2004.

15.  Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, S.M. Rafiqul Islam, Yasir Arafat, “Structural operational semantics of parameter passing mechanisms and methods call in java”, International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, vol. 2, pp. 798-803, Bangladesh, December 2003.

16.  M. Ali Akber Dewan, Rashedul Islam, Mohammad Amir Sharif, Md. Aminul Islam, “An approach to improve JPEG for lossy still image compression”, International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, pp. 459-464, Bangladesh, December 2002.

 
  

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

§   ReSMiQ Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quebec, Canada. Dec. 2009 to Dec. 2011.

§   Dean Award for outstanding research and academic achievements during PhD studies in Kyung Hee University, South Korea. 2009.

§   Excellent Achievement Award for outstanding research achievement among the awardees of Korean Government IT Scholarship by the Institute of Information Technology Advancement, Ministry of Information Communication, South Korea. 2007.

§   Korean Government IT Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. degree in Kyung Hee University, South Korea. March, 2005 to March, 2009.

§   Kyung Hee University President Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. degree in Kyung Hee University, South Korea. March, 2005 to March, 2009.

§   Khulna University Merit Scholarship for excellent academic results. 1999 to 2002.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

-- Image Processing and Computer Vision

-- Machine Learning

-- Motion Detection and Tracking

-- Medical Image Analysis