Personal Profile


A Brief Biography of Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shahadat Hossain


Mohammad Shahadat Hossain is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh since 2007. He is the first professor of Computer Science and Engineering of this region of Bangladesh. He did both his MPhil and PhD in Computation from the Universityof Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He awarded prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship in 2009 through a rigorous academic evaluation at The University of Manchester, UK. He also awarded prestigious Tyndall Visiting Fellowship in 2006. In 2011 and 2013, Professor Hossain awarded prestigious European Commission sponsored Erasmus Mundus Academic Staff Fellowship at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.  He is also the holder of PERCCOM's (Pervasive Computing and Mobile Communication for Sustainable Development)  Scholar Scholarship as a Visiting Professor, which is sponsored by the European Commission, starting from 2014 to till-to-date He successfully completed a number of research projects. Recently, he awarded prestigious Swedish Research Council grant for the project  entitled “A Belief Rule Based DSS to Assess Flood Risks using Wireless Sensor Networks”, where he is working as a Foreign Node Leader. His current research area includes the novel idea of sustainable computing which combines pervasive computing with belief rule based expert systems.  Investigation of pragmatic software development tools and methods for Information Systems in general and GIS, in particular, is also his area of research. He is continuing his research in other adventurous areas of computing such as health informatics, affective computing, e-government, smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT) and philosophy of computing. He has published eighty two scholarly articles in the reputed international journals and conferences. He is the author of a  number of books. His jointly authored book entitled "Computing Reality", published by Aoishima Research Institute (blue ocean press) in Tokyo, Japan, contributed significantly to enrich the knowledge of computer science and indexed in the ACM Digital Library, published by the Association for Computing Machinery, as one of the important computing literature books. [Please consult the link on my further credentials at http://perccom.univ-lorraine.fr/professor-mohammad-shahadat-hossains-visit-in-lulea-university-of-technology-sweden/]

 

Qualifications

Year

Place

Degree

2002

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK

PhD Degree in Computation

1999

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK

MPhil Degree in Computation

1993

Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Chittagong

B.Sc. in Engineering 
 

1986

Chittagong College, Chittagong, Bangladesh

H.S.C. (obtained 78.6% marks)

1984

Foujdarhat Cadet College, Chittagong, Bangladesh

S.S.C. (obtained 79.4% marks)



Position

June 2007 - Till-to-date:

      Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Computer

      Science and Engineering, Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

 

December 2014 – Sept. 2015

Awarded Prestigious Erasmus Mundus Scholar Scholarship as Visiting Professor at the Pervasive and Mobile Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

 

April 2013

     Awarded Prestigious Erasmus Mundus Academic Staff Fellowship for the year 2013 at the Human-centre Informatics of Aalborg University, Denmark,  in the area of E-Government  Evaluation

 

April 2011- June 2011

     Awarded Prestigious Erasmus Mundus Academic Staff Fellowship for the year 2011 at the Human-centre Informatics of Aalborg University, Denmark,  in the areas of HCI (Human- computer Interaction) and PBL (Problem-based Learning)

 

October 2009 - March 2010

      Awarded Prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship for the year 2009 at the Mancheste Business School under Decision and System Sciences Research Group, The University of Manchester, UK, in the area of Uncertainty

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Area of Business Decision Support System):

       Awarded Tyndall Visiting Fellowship (January 2006 - April 2006) to develop a GIS-based system entitled " A Decision Support System to assess Economic Risks of Flooding" at the Manchester  Business School, The University of Manchester UK.

 

November 2002 - May 2007:

            Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

 

September 1998 - July 2002:

              Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Computation, University of

              Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK

 


Visiting Professorship

  • Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
  • Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Advisor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Science and Technology, Chittagong (USTC) (November 2015 –to-date) [First Private University of Bangladesh]

 

 

Teaching Specialisms

Professor Hossain teaches at all undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels as follows:

 

·         Undergraduate: Programming Fundamentals, Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms Analysis and Design, Data Structures, Management Information Systems, Computer Architecture, Object-oriented Programming with Java, Software Engineering, Database Management Systems, Computer Graphics, Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Geographical Information Systems

·         MSc: Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems, Evolutionary Computing with Novel Techniques, Analysis and Design of Algorithms with Application to GIS, Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design

·         PhD: Belief Rule Based Expert Systems at the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

 


Theses Guided

Completed:

·         An Investigation into the Geo-spatial Semantic Conflicts Resolution Using Ontology, MPhil thesis, Rashed Mustafa, 2009

·         Nonlinear Information Aggregation via Evidential Reasoning in Multi-attribute Decision Analysis Under Uncertainty: Ship Assessment a Case Study of Bangladesh, Master thesis, Jamshed Alam Patwary, 2013

·         A decision support system to select hospital location using evidential reasoning, Master Thesis, Md. Mahabubul Islam, 2013

·         Assessment of District-wise Primary Education Using Evidential Reasoning Approach, Master thesis, Mohammad Salauddin Chowdhury, 2013

·         A system to predict share price using Artificial Neural Network, Master Thesis Ashraful Islam, 2013

·         An Optimal Learning Model for a Belief Rule Based Expert System to Assess E-Governance, Master Thesis, Tanjim Mahmud, 2014

·          

Ongoing: Four MPhil Theses (Sarwar Kamal, Linkon Chowdhury, Salauddin, Mohsin), and Five master theses  

Sweden (Pervasive and Mobile Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)

Ongoing: One PhD student (Raihanul Islam) [2015-2020], one master thesis student [December 2014 –July 2016 (completed)] and another two master thesis students one from [September 2015-Juy 2017] and the other from [September 2016 – July 2018]

 


Administrative Duties at the University of Chittagong

§  Chairman, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University (March 2005 - March 2011)

§  Director, ICT Centre, Chittagong University, Bangladesh (April 2006 - Present)

§       Implemented the high speed Internet Connectivity Project through Submarine Cable, considered first of its kind in Chittagong region

§  Director, Chittagong University Central Computer Lab, Bangladesh (2005 - 2006)

§       Conduct a number of short training courses

§  Convener, Chittagong University Library Automation Committee

§  Convener, Chittagong University Controller of Exam Automation Committee

§  Member of the Research Cell of Chittagong University, Bangladesh (June 2011- till-to-date)

§  Assistant Sub-project Manager (ASPM) of a Sub-Project titled “Campus-wide Optical Fibre Network at Chittagong University” under The Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) of University Grants Commission, Bangladesh.



Professional Memberships

§  The British Computer Society (BCS)- Professional Member since 2000

§  Member IEEE

§  Member IEEE Computer Society

§  The Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh - Fellow



Selection Committee 

·         Expert Member of  Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor Selection Committee for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh [2005-till-to-date]

·         Expert Member of  Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor Selection Committee for the Institute of Information Technology, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh [2008-till-to-date]

·         Expert Member of  Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor Selection Committee for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University, Bangladesh [2005-till-to-date]

·         Expert Member of  Lecturer and Assistant Professor Selection Committee for the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of Comilla University, Bangladesh [2013-till-to-date]

·         Expert Member of  Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor Selection Committee at the International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh [2005-till-to-date]

·         Expert Member of  Lecturer and Assistant Professor Selection Committee for the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, BGC Trust University, Chittagong, Bangladesh [2005-till-to-date]

·         Expert Member of  Lecturer and Assistant Professor Selection Committee for the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Southern University, Chittagong, Bangladesh [2013-till-to-date]

·         Expert Member at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman [2007-2008]

·         Nominated by the Permanent Committee of Academic Promotion of King Abdul Aziz University, KSA to act as the Evaluator for the rank of Associate Professor [2015- .to-date]

Note: Approximately involved in selecting and promoting about 170 teachers in different categories in the above universities, among them four professors at CUET and three professors at CU.

 


External Examiner

PhD Level

·         Working as one of the external examiners for the thesis entitled “ICT Appropriation: A Knowledge Creative Perspective” at the Aalborg University, Denmark during June-August 2015.

·         Working as one of the external examiners for the thesis entitled “Research on Accelerating Cloud Video Censoring Method for High Efficiency Obscene Identification”, Shenzen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, During October –November, 2014.

·         Working as the external examiner for the thesis entitled “Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Transportation Model for Cost and Time Minimization: An Optimized CASE Tool Designed in Web Based Approach”, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, during March –May, 2015

 

Masters Level

·         Working as the external examiner to assess the Master Thesis of the European Commissioned Sponsored Master’s Program on Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM) during June 2016 at the Summer School held in the Lorraine University, Nancy, France.

·         Working as the external examiner to assess the Master Thesis of the European Commissioned Sponsored Master’s Program on Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM) during June 2015 at the Summer School held in the Lorraine University, Nancy, France.

·         Working as the external examiner to examine master’s thesis in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, of Jahangirnagar  University, Bangladesh [2006 – to-date]

·         Working as the external examiner to examine the master’s thesis in  the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh [2012-to-date]

 

Undergraduate Level

 

·         Working as the external examiner to assess the undergraduate dissertation in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIUC (International Islamic University Chittagong), Bangladesh, for the last 4 years and examined around 300 dissertations  [2002 – to-date.]

·         Working as the external examiner for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

·     Working as the external examiner for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, of Jahangirnagar  University

·         Working as the external examiner for the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology of BGC Trust University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

 


Editorial

·         Associate Editor, Chittagong University Journal of Science

·         Associate Editor, Journal of Indonesian Management and Accounting Research 

·         Humanomics - An International Journal of Systems and Ethics, Emerald, Member of Editorial Advisory Board

·         BRIS Journal of Advances in Science & Technology, An International Peer Reviewed ISI Indexed journal (ISSN 1444-8939) DOI:14.9831/1444-8939.2014, Member of Editorial Board

 


Reviewer

·         The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)

·         Journal of Systems Science and Complexity (Springer)

·         IEEE Transactions on Men, Systems and Cybernetics

·         Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering ( Wiley)

·         Kybernetes: The International Journal of Cybernetics, Systems, Management Sciences (Emerald)

·         The Scientific World Journal, Hindawi Publishing Corporation

·         Journal of Computational Engineering, Published from Wales, UK

·         Journal of Indoneasian Management and Accounting Research Journal

·         Chittagong University Journal of Law

·         Chittagong University Journal of Science

 


Programme Committees

·         2007:  Member of International Program Committee for International Conference on Computer Science and its Application (ICCSA), June 28-30, 2007, San Diego, California, USA

·         2008:  Member of Organising Committee for International Conference on Computer  and Information Technology (ICCIT), December, 2007, Dhaka, Bangladesh

·         2012: Secretary of Organising Committee for International Conference on Computer  and Information Technology (ICCIT), December, 2012, University of Chittagong,, Bangladesh [The largest ICT-based academic event in Bangladesh]

·         2014: Member of International Program Committee for "The 2014  World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing", July 21-24, USA

·         2015: Member of International Program Committee for "The 2014  World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing", July 27-30, USA

·         2016:Member of  Technical Program Committee of  IEEE LCN ON-MOVE: 10th Workshop on User Mobility and Vehicular Networks, Dubai November 7-10

 


Course-Curriculum Design:

·         Design the course-curriculum for one-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science Program for the Department of Computer Science, University of Chittagong

·         Develop the course-curriculum for PhD, MPhil, MSc, B,Sc in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science, University of Chittagong  

·         Develop the course-curriculum for PhD and MSc in Computer Science and Engineering Department of the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh.     

 

 

IDB Attachment

·    Responsibilities could include the development of computer models which enable the analysis, monitoring and generation of ‘What if' scenarios to address the various issues faced by the OIC member states and thereby the models could be used in formulating policies to tackle the said issues.

·   Included as a computer expert member in Special Advisory Council, formed by Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia



 Talk

I have been invited to deliver talk on various area of computing at the following universities:

·         Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, April 2004 and 2007

·         The University of Manchester, UK, April, 2005

·         Nottingham University, UK, March 2006

·         The Department of Computer Engineering of Portland State University has invited me to deliver a talk on our recently accepted book entitled "Computing Reality"

·         Aalborg University, Denmark, on "Computer Modelling with Relational Epistemology", April 2013

·         Software Research Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA,  March 2014

·    Lulea University of Technology, Sweden on “Belief Rule Based Systems and New Way of Developing Computing Model”, December 2014(http://perccom.blog.univ-lorraine.fr/professormohammad-shahadat-hossains-visit-in-lulea-university-of-technologysweden/)

·         To the cohort 2 master level students of PERCCOM (Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development), a European Commission Sponsored Program, in their third semester inauguration ceremony on "How to Formulate your Master Level Thesis Agenda: A Belief Rule Based Expert System, an exemplar case study” on 31st August 2015 at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

·         To the  cohort 3 master level students of PERCCOM on “My Research and its Adventures” on 2nd September, 2015 at Lorraine University, Nancy, France.

·         To the cohort 2 master level students of PERCCOM on “The Current State of My Research Adventures” on 24 the November, 2015 at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

      http://perccom.univ-lorraine.fr/november-13-26-2015-professor-md-

      shahadat-hossain-was-at-ltu/

·         University of Lorraine, Nancy, France, “ A Consilience Model of Sustainable Computing” at the conference on Internet of Things and Sustainability on 16th June 2016.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yNDkQpVkvw

·         Delivered a talk on “The Role of Associate Partner in Advancing Research at PERCCOM” in the welcome day of Cohort 4 at the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France on 1st September 2016 (http://perccom.univ-lorraine.fr/2016/09/01/1-september-welcome-day-in-nancy/).

·         Delivered a talk on "A Belief Rule Based Expert System for Datacenters PUE Prediction under Uncertainty" at the Welcome Day of Cohort 3 PERCCOM Master Students at the Skellefteå campus of Luleå University of Technology, Sweden on 7th September 2016 (http://perccom.univ-lorraine.fr/2016/09/10/during-sep-7-8-cohort-3-had-its-welcome-day-in-sweden/).

·         Delivered a talk on “Belief Rule Base and Its Dynamism” to the Cohort 3 master level students of PERCCOM at the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden on 1st December 2016.

      https://www.facebook.com/PERCCOM/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE



Awards

·         World Bank Fellowship  to pursue MPhil and PhD in UK (1988-2002)

·         Tyndall Visiting Fellowship at the University of Manchester (2006

·         Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (2009-2010)

·         Erasmus Mundus Academic Staff Fellowship, European Union (2011-2013)

·         PERCCOM (Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development)’s Scholar Scholarship as Visiting Professor, Sponsored by European Commission (2014 – To-date)



Artifacts 

·         FIAGIS is a GIS based software that allows simulation and prediction of flooding and analyses of flood impact on road transportation systems to support decision making process. The software has been developed as part of my PhD thesis. [2001]

·         Belief Rule Based Expert System to Predict Flooding (BRBES) [2015]



TV Interviews

  •   TBn24 USA  1 hour, 21st December, 2016.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuTWYNBsonM&feature=youtu.be

  • TimeTV USA (26 Minutes covering my educational background, research philosophy along with future of ICT and its challenges in Bangladesh) 1st August 2015. https://youtu.be/qdeww5dTTJk
  •  Channel 24, Bangladesh (The concept of IT Park at Chittagong University, Bangladesh) 1st December 2014.