Professor Arshad M. Chowdhury is currently serving as the Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experiences in teaching, research and academic administration. Prior to joining BracU, he was with North South University, where he has served in various capacities including Dean of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Chair of the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Confucius Institute (CI). From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a Research Fellow/Research Engineer-II at the Optical Network Research Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Optical Internetworking Research division at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communication Research), Red Bank, NJ, where he was actively involved with DARPA initiated Next-Generation Internet (NGI) optical label switching and ATD/MONET projects.
Professor Chowdhury has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from BUET, Dhaka, MS from Write State University, USA and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is a co-inventor of 15 granted US patents as co-inventor and published more than 95 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He is an active reviewer of IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Journal of Lightwave Technology, OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. Professor Chowdhury served as a key member of the committee tasked with reviewing the Outcome-based Accreditation Manual of the Board of Accreditation and for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE) of Bangladesh. He has conducted numerous workshops on accreditation, Outcome-based curriculum design for engineering programs and served as a program evaluation for BAETE accreditation.