Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury
University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh
Mr. Qayum Reza Chowdhury
Board of Trustees
University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh
Chowdhury Shahriar, PhD
Talk Title: Satellite Communication System Design
Abstract: Satellite communication has triumphed as one of the most fascinating stream of telecommunication engineering for last 75 years. While the world has moved on in tremendous pace, Bangladesh mostly stayed out of the procession, up until now. Recently Bangladesh has procured its first communications satellite and is on the brink of launching it to the orbit, which makes it a high time to talk about satellite communication (SATCOM). This presentation attempts to shed some light on SATCOM System Design in general. The topics that will be covered are - brief history of communication satellites, orbital dynamics, geostationary/geosynchronous satellites, channel propagation characteristics, communication system design - link budgeting, antennas, ground stations, example of real SATCOM system such as Iridium Satellite Phone, GPS, DVB standard, and new frontiers in SATCOM known as SmallSat and CubeSat.
Biography: Dr. Chowdhury Shahriar is currently working as Communications & Signal Processing Engineer in the Northrop Grumman Corporation. In past he has worked on a number of organizations including US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), MIT Lincoln Lab, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He has broad technical expertise in the area of communications and signal processing. His research interest includes wireless, mobile and satellite communication systems, software defined radio (SDR), cognitive radio (CR), dynamic spectrum access (DSA), statistical signal processing, and information theory, with emphasis on theoretical and applied research problems. Dr. Shahriar obtained BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. The area of his research during PhD was on physical layer security challenges for 4G communication systems. His master’s thesis was on interference mitigation techniques from satellite communication systems. Apart from that he has developed keen interest on spectrum management policy while working at FCC.
Dr. Zeenath Reza Khan
Talk Title: Cyber Ethics and Millennials.
Biography: Dr Zeenath Reza Khan is an Assistant Professor. She has been teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at University of Wollongong since 2001. She completed her PhD under full fee-waiver scholarship from University of Wollongong in Ethics and E-cheating among Students which was nominated for the Emerald Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award 2016. Dr Khan’s research interests are in community informatics, ethics in IT, teaching and learning, and STEM for girls and has been nominated thrice for the Research Excellence Award by UOWD’s Research Committee. She is the winner of UOWD Teaching Excellence, BE Excellence in Teaching by Bangladesh Consulate in Dubai, Sony Gulf Federal Environment Award, Turnitin Global Innovation Awards: Africa and Middle East Region – Academic Integrity Category and recently Wollongong VC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning 2016. She is currently a Fellow of Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence (WATTLE).
In her spare time, she has been an active mentor for several graduation projects for MIC and CS students and has been involved in successful projects such as My Bei't, Hereos App, TextMatch, Ta'aleem, Sa’ma and iRecall all of which have been accumulating accolades. She is the founding chairperson of National Mathalon Competition, Teacher’s Forum: Math Bloc, Envirotalk Youth Earth Summit, Women in Educational Leadership Summit, Tech-G STEAM Camp for Girls and so much more.
Dr. Khan has to-date five book chapters, 10 journal articles, 23 conference papers to her name. She chaired the ranked International Conference on Academic Integrity and authoring the upcoming book Exploring Emerging Academic Integrity Issues in the Middle East.
Prof. Dr. Patwary
Talk Title: How will the fifth generation (5G) wireless connectivity and internet of things (IoT) evolve the future socio-economic culture with enhanced digital productivity?
Abstract: Creating wealth in society to attain enhanced productivity is the prime objective of current era of digital revolution. Revolutionary development in sensing, processing and communication technologies have opened an era to re-think the value of data to create wealth within society with diverse and innovative usages. Developing infrastructure for creating data from wide range of sources (e. g. health, security, energy, transport, governance, entertainment etc.) and sharing them in predefined or on demand basis is widely known as internet of things (IoT). To achieve the full potential of the data, system design engineers poses new challenges to access high volume of data remotely; process and store them at remote or distributed location as required; as well as deriving data driven optimized decision support system (DSS). Subsequent research areas derived to tackle such challenges are 5G wireless connectivity, cloud computing and big-data respectively. Delay bounded data processing and sharing is another avenue required to be resolved; this leads towards edge computation where the definition of ‘edge’ is quite dynamic in nature. As the devolution of application and usages of data in such wider range is unknown to the existing frameworks and protocols, data driven decision making devices (machines) are expected to provide with sufficient intelligence to make them independent self-learner to be integral as well as reliable part of the DSS. The ultimate output of such intelligent data driven DSS facilities with a new horizon of opportunity to re-define the boundary to provide improved services to its citizens from the local government, which has created a research & innovation theme known as ‘smart city’. As expected, such data dependant digital platform provides a new generation of market places, which has been widely accepted & derived as ‘digital economy’. Most of the future socio-economic activities are expected to be taken place on such digital market places, which is mostly be governed by the ease of users’ accessibilities rather than the quality of the consumable. To sustain this socio-economic success, such ease of accessibilities by using the successes of the above mentioned research areas to enhance productivity in developing innovative product and services is termed a ‘digital productivity’. The success of the next generation of wireless connectivity as well as the relevant processing intelligence is solely depends on the innovative usages of data towards digital productivity. The talk will provide with an insight of current initiatives of our centre as well as the development around the world and expected future trend towards digital productivity.
Biography: MOHAMMAD PATWARY received his BEng (Hons). in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 1998 and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2005. He was with the General Electric Company of Bangladesh from 1998 to 2000 and with Southern-Poro Communications, Sydney Australia from 2001-2002 as R & D Engineer. He worked at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia as Lecturer from 2005-2006; then at Staffordshire University, UK as Senior Lecturer from 2006-2010; followed by being a full Professor of Wireless Systems & Digital Productivity and Chair for the Centre of Excellence on Digital Productivity with Connected Services (DiPConS) with Staffordshire University, UK till 2016. Currently, he is a full Professor of Telecommunication Networks & Digital Productivity and Head of Research at the Centre for Cloud Computing (CCC) at School of Computing & Digital Technology in Birmingham City University, UK. Current research interests of CCC include digital productivity with wireless connectivity, Cloud computing, IoT, Edge & Grid Computing, sensing processing for intelligent systems, future generation of cellular network architecture, future network intelligence and quality of experience (QoE) measures, wireless communication systems design and optimization, signal processing, energy efficient systems, wireless sensor networks (Heterogeneous Networks & IoT) . He has published more than 100 technical papers in his area of expertise. He has been visiting professor at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia; Tomsk State University, Rusia; University of Suffolk, UK. Professor Patwary has served as keynote speaker and invited speaker number of international conferences and workshops. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IET and chartered engineer of Engineering Council UK.
Dr. Mohammad A. Karim
Fellow - IEEE, IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP
Provost and Chief Operating Officer
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
Dr. Mohammad S. Alam
Fellow - IEEE, IET, OSA, SPIE, IoP, IS&T, and IAPR
Dean, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering
Texas A&M University - Kingsville, USA