Dr. Dewan Md. Farid

Professor , Dept. of CSE

ROOM: 533 B

PABX: 3132

Email: dewanfarid@cse.uiu.ac.bd

Biography

Prof. Dr. Dewan Md. Farid is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at United International University. He is an IEEE Senior Member and Member ACM. Prof. Farid worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow/Staff at the following research labs/groups: (1) Computational Intelligence Group (CIG), Department of Computer Science and Digital Technology, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 2013, (2) Computational Modelling Lab (CoMo) and Artificial Intelligence Research Group, Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 2015-2016, and (3) Decision and Information Systems for Production systems (DISP) Laboratory, IUT Lumière – Université Lyon 2, France in 2020. Prof. Farid was a Visiting Faculty at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal in June 2016. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh in 2012. Part of his PhD research has been done at ERIC Laboratory, University Lumière Lyon 2, France by Erasmus-Mundus ECW eLink PhD Exchange Program. His PhD was fully funded by Ministry of Science & Information and Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and European Union (EU) eLink project. Prof. Farid has published 118 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including 31 highly esteemed journals like Expert Systems with Ap­plications, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Bioinformatics, Scientific Reports (Nature), Proteins and so on in the field of Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science and Big Data. Prof. Farid received the following awards: (1) Dr. Fatema Rashid Best Paper Award (2nd Position) for the paper titled “KNNTree: A new method to ameliorate k-nearest neighbour classification using decision tree” in 3rd International Conference on Electrical Computer and Communication Engineering (ECCE 2023), CUET, Chittagong, Bangladesh, (2) Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Layered ensemble learning for effective binary classification” in 2nd International Conference on Emerging Technology in Data Mining and Information Security (IEMIS 2020), Kolkata, India, (3) JuliaCon 2019 Travel Award for attending Julia Conference at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA, and (4) United Group Research Award 2016 in the field of Science and Engineering. He received the following research funds as Principal Investigator: (1) a2i Innovation Fund of Innov-A-Thon 2018 (Ideabank ID No.: 12502) from a2i-Access to Information Program – II, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, and (2) Project Code: UIU/IAR/01/2021/SE/23 received from Institute for Advanced Research (IAR), United International University. Prof. Farid received the following Erasmus Mundus scholarships: (1) LEADERS (Leading mobility between Europe and Asia in Developing Engineering Education and Research) to undertake a staff level mobility at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal in 2015, (2) cLink (Centre of excellence for Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge) for pursuing Postdoc at University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 2013, and (3) eLink (east west Link for Innovation, Networking and Knowledge exchange) for pursuing Ph.D. at University Lumière Lyon 2, France in 2009. Prof. Farid also received Senior Fellowship I and II awards by National Science & Information and Communication Technology (NSICT), Ministry of Science & Information and Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh respectively in 2008 and 2011 for pursuing Ph.D. at Jahangirnagar University. He visited 19 countries for attending international conferences, research and higher education. Prof. Farid delivered several invited/keynote talks including an invited research talk at Data to AI Group (DAI), Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Awards, Honours, and Research Funding

  1.  

    Year Award
    2023

    Dr. Fatema Rashid Best Paper Award (2nd Position) for the paper titled “KNNTree: A new method to ameliorate k-nearest neighbour classification using decision tree” in 3rd International Conference on Electrical Computer and Communication Engineering (ECCE 2023), CUET, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    2021 Research project funding (Project Code: UIU/IAR/01/2021/SE/23) received from Institute for Advanced Research (IAR), United International University. Grant: BDT990,000.00 and duration: 24 months.
    2020 Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Layered ensemble learning for effective binary classification” in 2nd International Conference on Emerging Technology in Data Mining and Information Security (IEMIS 2020), Kolkata, India.
    2019 JuliaCon Travel Award for attending Julia Conference 2019 at the University ofMaryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.
    2019 a2i Innovation Fund of Innov-A-Thon 2018 (Ideabank ID No.: 12502) from a2i-Access to Information Program – II, Information & Communication TechnologyDivision, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Grant: BDT2,416,550.00.
    2016 United Group Research Award in the field of Science and Engineering.
    2015 Erasmus Mundus LEADERS (Leading mobility between Europe and Asia inDeveloping Engineering Education and Research) to undertake a staff level mobilityat the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal.
    2013 Erasmus Mundus cLink (Centre of excellence for Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge) for pursuing postdoctoral research at the Computational IntelligenceGroup (CIG), Department of Computer Science and Digital Technology, University ofNorthumbria at Newcastle, UK.
    2011 Senior Fellowship II awarded by National Science & Information andCommunication Technology (NSICT), Ministry of Science & Information andCommunication Technology, Government of Bangladesh for pursuing Ph.D. researchat Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.
    2009 Erasmus Mundus eLink (east west Link for Innovation, Networking and Knowledgeexchange) for pursuing Ph.D. research at ERIC laboratory, University Lumi`ere Lyon 2,France.
    2008 Senior Fellowship I awarded by National Science & Information and CommunicationTechnology (NSICT), Ministry of Science & Information and CommunicationTechnology, Government of Bangladesh for pursuing Ph.D. research at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Experience

  • Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering – November 02, 2021 – present. United International University, Bangladesh.
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering – January 30, 2017 – November 01, 2021. United International University, Bangladesh.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Decision and Information Systems for Production systems (DISP) Laboratory – November 15, 2019 – November 15, 2020. IUT Lumière – Université Lyon 2, France.
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering – September 26, 2012 – January 29, 2017. United International University, Bangladesh.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Modeling Lab (CoMo) – May 22, 2015 – September 30, 2016. Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
  • Visiting Faculty, Faculty of Engineering – June 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016. University of Porto, Portugal.
  • Coordinator (In-charge), Institute of Natural Sciences – July 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015. United International University, Bangladesh.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Intelligence Group (CIG) – January 29, 2013 – November 27, 2013. Department of Computer Science & Digital Technology, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK.

Education

Post Doc, Decision and Information Systems for Production systems (DISP) Laboratory, IUT Lumière – Université Lyon 2, France in 2020.

Post Doc, Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 2015-2016.

Post Doc, Department of Computer Science and Digital Technology, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 2013.

PhD in Computer Science & Engineering, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh in September 2012. Part of this Ph.D. has been done at ERIC Laboratory, University Lumière Lyon 2, France by Erasmus-Mundus ECW eLink Ph.D. Exchange Program. This PhD was fully funded by Ministry of Science & Information and Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and European Union (EU) eLink project.

Activities

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Committee: CSITSS 2017, CSITSS 2018, CSITSS 2019, ICAICT2020.
  • Publication Chair: SKIMA 2014, SKIMA 2015, ICCIT 2018.
  • Session Chair: ICCIT 2014, IEEE TENSYMP 2017, CSITSS 2017, SKIMA 2018, IJCCI 2018, CSITSS 2018, JuilaCon 2019, MiET 2022.
  • Technical Programme Committee: SKIMA 2014, SKIMA 2017, ICBDM 2018, SKIMA 2018, IJCCI 2019, MLSM2020, SKIMA 2022, ISDS 2023.
  • Reviewer: ICCIT 2013, SKIMA 2013, IFOST 2014, SKIMA 2015, IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016, and ITSC 2017, SKIMA 2018, SKIMA 2019.

Talk/ Seminar/ Workshop

  1. Invited Talk – “Special Lecture on Machine Learning” The Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, December, 06, 2022.
  2. Keynote Talk – “Big Data Analytics Employing Machine Learning: Challenges and Issues,” 14th International IEEE (Tech Co-sponsor) Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA 2022), 02-04 December 2022, CamTech University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  3. Research Talk – “Machine Learning Algorithms for Data Mining Applications,” United International University, Bangladesh, Nov. 9, 2022.
  4. Tutorial Talk – “Deep Learning in Data Science and Image Classification,” International Conference on Machine Intelligence and Emerging Technologies 2022 (MIET 2022), Noakhali, Bangladesh, September 23-25, 2022.
  5. Keynote Speech – “Big Data Analytics in Industry 4.0,” 4th International Joint Conference on Advances in Computational Intelligence (IJCACI 2020), Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 20-21, 2020.
  6. Research Talk: “Machine Learning for Data Mining Applications in Big Data,” Data to AI Group (DAI), Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, August 07, 2019.
  7. Workshop on: “Challenges and Opportunities for Mining Big Data with Data Mining,” Department of Computer Science and Telecommunication Engineering, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh, March 21, 2019.
  8. Seminar on: “Big Data with Data Mining,” Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Asian University of Bangladesh, March 07, 2019.
  9. Plenary Talk: “Machine Learning with Big Data,” 3rd International Conference on Computational Systems and Information Technology for Sustainable Solutions (CSITSS 2018), December 20 – 22, 2018, R V College of Engineering, Bengaluru – 560 059, India.
  10. Invited Talk: “Data Mining with Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities,” 2018 International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI 2018), December 14-15, 2018, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  11. Invited Talk: “Machine Learning for Mining Big Data,” 12th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA 2018), December 3-5, 2018, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  12. Workshop on: “Future of Computer Science: Challenges & Prospects,” Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Asian University of Bangladesh, July 04, 2018.
  13. Plenary Talk: “Machine Learning for Mining Big Data,” International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Data Mining and Information Security, February 23-25, 2018, Kolkata, India.
  14. Seminar on: “Research and Academic Development,” Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh, January 31, 2018.
  15. Seminar on: “An Adaptive Rule-based Classifier for Mining Big Biological Data,” Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD), INESC TEC, Portugal, June 22, 2016.
  16. Seminar on: “Machine Learning for Data Mining Applications in Big Data,” Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, June 14, 2016.

Training/ Workshop Attended

  1. Training on Outcome-based Curriculum, Organised by Bangladesh Accreditation Council, February 8-9, 2023.
  2. Training on Effective Teaching Learning and Assessment, Organised by Bangladesh Accreditation Council, February 7, 2023.
  3. Training on Compliance of Bangladesh National Qualifications Framework (BNQF), Organised by Bangladesh Accreditation Council, February 6, 2023.
  4. International Symposium on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education Through Accreditation, Organized by: Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), 13-14 March 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  5. Research Publication Workshop, Accounting Research Institute (ARI) – Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia, 18-20 September 2018.
  6. Julia TOT Workshop on AI/ ML, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, September 6 – 8, 2018.
  7. Certificate Course on Teaching for Active Learning, Foundation for Learning, Teaching and Research (fLTR), Green University Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning, May 18 – 20, 2017.
  8. Certificate in Web Component Development Using Java Technologies, Joint certification by SUN Microsystems, USA and NIIT Ltd, India in 2007.
  9. Oracle 9i Database Administration at BASE Limited under Oracle Workforce Development Program in 2006.
  10. Redhat Certified Engineer at BASE Limited under redhat Global Learning Services Training & Certification Programs in 2006.

Country Visited      

Vietnam, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States of America, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Germany, Malaysia, and India (Total 19 Countries).

Teaching Interests

  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Decision Support System
  • Market Intelligence
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Structured Programming Language (C)
  • Object Oriented Programming (Java)

Publication

Conference Papers

2019

An Adaptive Video-based Vehicle Detection, Classification, Counting, and Speed-measurement System for Real-time Traffic Data Collection

Conference: 2019 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP)

Author List: Dewan Md. Farid, Hamudi Hasan Sonet, Swakkhar Shatabda,

2019

An Adaptive Video-based Vehicle Detection, Classification, Counting, and Speed-measurement System for Real-time Traffic Data Collection

Conference: 2019 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP)

Author List: Dewan Md. Farid, Hamudi Hasan Sonet, Swakkhar Shatabda,