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Name: Md. Saifur Rahman

Mailing Address: 2/39 Coolgardie Street
                              Bentley, WA 6102
                              Australia

Telephone : +618 9266 2569 (O)
                  +618 9350 6746 (H)
          Fax : +618 9266 2584

E-mail : md_saifur@yahoo.com
                rrahmans@curtin.edu.au

Residency Status: Bangladeshi (Australian Permanent Resident)

Academic Qualifications:

PhD (Digital Communication and Signal Processing), February, 1993 GPA: N/A (PhD by Research)
The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, UK.
Thesis: An Investigation into Spectral Analysis using a Chirp-Signal Matched Filter.

MSc. Engineering (Electrical & Electronic), July 1989 GPA 3.92/4.00
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.
Thesis: A Study on the On-Off Patterns of Bangla Speech Over a Telephone Channel.

BSc. Engineering (Electrical & Electronic), April 1987 Rank: 1st Class 1st, 79.26%
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, (BUET), Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.
Final Year Major in: Computer and Communication Engineering
Final Year Project: Optimisation of Transmission Line Transients using Fast Fourier Transform.

Research Interests:

Work History:

August 1999 till date

Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Have been working on the use of Artificial Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic in Control Applications.

May 1998 – August 1999

Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). As a Professor at the Department, I conducted:

July 1996 – May 1998

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

September 1995 – September 1997

Part-Time System Analyst, Computer Centre, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). The responsibilities assigned to me were:

August 1989 – July 1996

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

October 1990 – June 1991

Part-Time Demonstrator, Maths and Computation Department, U.M.I.S.T., UK.

As a Lab Demonstrator, I had to take Laboratory and Tutorial classes on Computer Programming (Pascal and C).

June 1987 – August 1989

Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Projects:

Professional Experience: Skills: Graduate and Major Undergraduate Courses:

Engineering Analysis, Communication and Computer Networks, Advanced Telecommunication Engineering, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Information Theory and Telecommunication, Communication Electronics, Digital Techniques, Microprocessors and Digital Computers.

Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Institutions:

Professional Awards/Honours Received: Extra-Curricular Activities and Areas of Personal Interest:

As an undergraduate, I complemented my academic work with participation in sports and other extra-curricular activities. My favourite sports are Football, Volleyball and Table Tennis. I was the Team Captain of the House Football and Volleyball Teams of my residential hall (Khalid House) at Rajshahi Cadet College. The topics of my personal interest are education, personal computing, computers in higher education, developing PC-based educational softwares etc.

List of Publication: Please see Attachment-1.

Conferences and Seminars Attended: Please see Attachment-2.

Recent Publication and Related Information: Please see Attachment-3.

Availability: Immediately available.

References:

Professor G.F. Gott
Digital Communication and Information Systems
C-21, Main Building
UMIST, PO Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD
UK
Tel : (0161) 200 4717 (O)
Fax : (0161) 200 4770
e-mail : G.Gott@umist.ac.uk

Dr. Kazi Mohiuddin Ahmed
Associate Professor
Telecommunications Program
School of Advanced Technologies
Asian Institute of Technology
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel : (66-2) 524 5740 (O)
Fax : (66-2) 524 5730
e-mail : kahmed@ait.ac.th

Dr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Wissink Hall 273
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001, USA
Tel : (507) 389 3226 (O)
         (507) 345 3316 (H)
Fax : (507) 389 6376
e-mail : syedm@mail.mankato.msus.edu

Dr. Ruhul Amin Sarker
Lecturer OR/MS
School of Computer Science
University of New South Wales
ADFA Campus, Northcott Drive
Canberra ACT 2600
Tel: +61 2 6268 8051
Fax: +61 2 6268 8581
e-mail: ruhul@cs.adfa.edu.au


Attachment-1: List of Publication


(a) Journal Publications 1. Md. Saifur Rahman, "Design Procedure of a Modified Chirp-matched Filter Spectrum Analyser", IETE Journal of Research, Vol. 44, Nos. 1 & 2, January-April 1998, pp. 13-26, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India.

2. M S Rahman and N.H.M. Sharif Uddin, "A PC-Based Audio-Visual Alphabet learning System", International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE), Vol. 35, No. 1, January, 1998, pp. 37-46, Manchester U.P., UK.

3. Runa Parveen and M. S. Rahman, "Design and Implementation of a Digital Blood Pressure Meter using the PC Interfacing Technique", special issue of the Journal of Physica Medica, Vol. XIII, Supplement 1, December, 1997, pp. 333-338, Italy.

4. Md. Saifur Rahman and Md. Nazrul Islam, "Development of a Bangla Text to Speech Converter", Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. EE 25, No. I & II, December 1997, pp. 37-48, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh.

5. Md. Saifur Rahman, "Fourier Analysis of the Full-Wave Rectified Matched Filter Output of a Modified Chirp-Matched Filter Spectrum Analyser for Envelope Detection", International Journal of Signal Processing, Vol. 63, No. 1, November, 1997, pp. 91-100, Elseiver Science Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

6. Md. Saifur Rahman, "Choice of Design Parameters for a Standard Chirp-Matched Filter Spectrum Analyser", Journal of Electrical Engineering, Vol. EE 24, No. I & II, December, 1996, pp. 41-49, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh.

7. M. S. Rahman and G F Gott, "A Comparative Study of the Outputs of a Chirp-Matched Filter and a Dispersive Line for the Matched Input Chirp Signal", Journal of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India, Vol.42, No.6, November-December, 1996, pp 401-407.

8. Md. Saifur Rahman and G.F. Gott, "Physical Interpretation of the Operation of a Chirp Signal Matched Filter in Spectral Analysis", Journal of the IEB, Electrical Engineering Division, Bangladesh, Vol. EE23, Nos. I & II, December 1995, pp. 17-27.

9. Md. Saifur Rahman, "The Output of a Chirp-Signal Matched Filter for a Matched Real Chirp Signal Input", Advances in Modelling & Analysis, B, AMSE Press, France, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1995, pp.1-10.

10. Md. Saifur Rahman, "Fourier Analysis of the Full-Wave Rectified Matched Filter Output of a Standard Chirp-Matched Filter spectrum analyser for Envelope Detection", Journal of the Bangladesh Electronics Society (BES), Bangladesh, Vol. 4, No.1, December 1994, pp. 21-27.

11. Md. Saifur Rahman and Kazi Mohiuddin Ahmed, "Analysis of On-Off Characteristics of Bangla Speech Over a Telephone Channel", Journal of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India, Vol. 40, Nos. 5 & 6, September-December, 1994, pp. 237-246.

12. Md. Saifur Rahman, "Multilingual Electronic Mail System-a proposal", Journal of the Bangladesh Electronics Society (BES), Bangladesh, Vol. 3, No. 1, December, 1993, pp. 47-48.

13. Md. Saifur Rahman and Kazi Mohiuddin Ahmed, "A Comparative Study of On-Off Characteristics of Conversational Bangla and English Speech over a Telephone Channel", International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE), Vol. 30, No. 1, Manchester U. P., U.K., January 1993, pp. 65-76.

14. Md. Saifur Rahman and Kazi Mohiuddin Ahmed, "A Simple Experimental Setup for Generating On-Off Speech Patterns in Two-Way Telephone Conversations", The Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, Special Issue, 1990, pp. 81-88.

15. Md. Saifur Rahman and Kazi Mohiuddin Ahmed, "A Study on Bangla Conversation over Telephone Channel", Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Bulletin, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BUET, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1989, pp. 26-33.

(b) Conferences (National and International Conferences and Seminars)

(i) Proceedings

16. Mohammad Nurul Minhaz, Md. Saifur Rahman, and Syed Mahbubur Rahman, "Features Extraction for Speaker Identification", Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT'98), organised by BUET in cooperation with IEEE Bangladesh Section, December 18-20, 1998, pp. 190-193.

17. Md. Saifur Rahman, and Abu Zahid, "Development of a Low Cost LAN using a parallel port, the RS232C Communication Port and an External Switching Device", Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Computer and Information Systems, Bangladesh, December 9-10, 1997, pp. 217-225.

18. Runa Parveen and Md. Saifur Rahman, "Design and Implementation of a Cuff Pressure Controller for a PC-Based Blood Pressure Monitoring System", Proceedings of the 1st National Conference on Computer and Information Systems, Bangladesh, December 9-10, 1997, pp. 257-263.

19. Md. Saifur Rahman and Mir Md. Abdul Mahin, "Development of a Sound Card Based Bangla Alphabet Learning System using a PC", Presented at the First IEEE National Conference on Electro Technology (ET'95), Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 20, 1995, Conference Record, pp.1-8.

(ii) Presentations 20. Md. Saifur Rahman and Runa Parveen, "The Technique of Detecting Systolic and Diastolic Pressure from the Transducer Output of a PC Based Blood Pressure Monitoring System", presented at the 20th Bangladesh Science Conference, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), November 28-30, 1998.

21. Md. Saifur Rahman, "The Mathematical Relationship between the Time-Position of the Output Compressed Pulse and the Input Frequency of a Chirp-Matched Filter Spectrum Analyser", presented at the 19th Bangladesh Science Conference, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), October 29-31, 1996.

(c) Contribution to Books 22. Md. Saifur Rahman, "Technology, Transport and Telecommunication" (in Bangla), "Chhotoder Viswakosh" (Encyclopedia for the young), The Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh, March 1997.
 

Attachment-2: Conferences and Seminars Attended


Attachment-3: Recent Publication and Related Information


Recent Publication (Under Review, Accepted and Presented)

1. M.S. Rahman and F.R. Khan, "Development of a PC-Based Automatic Food Grain Measuring System using a Hopper Scale", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (Manuscript IM-2090, Under Review).

2. P.S. Panickar, and M. S. Rahman "Wind Speed Prediction using a Statistical Method", Proceedings of the Inter-University Postgraduate Electrical Engineering Symposium, pp.15-18, held on 12th July 2000, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

3. M.S. Rahman, M.M. Rashid and S.M. Rahman, "Speaker-Identification and its Application in the Designing of a Speech Driven Security Door Lock System", Presented and Selected for Publication in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the AMSE held during 13-15th October 2000, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.

4. P. S. Panickar, M.S. Rahman, S. Islam and T.L. Prior, "Wind-Diesel Hybrid Power System Control using a Fuzzy Logic Model", Accepted for presentation at the International Power Engineering Conference (IPEC’01) to be held during May 17-19, 2001 at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

5. P. S. Panickar, M.S. Rahman, S. Islam and T.L. Prior, "Adaptive Control Strategies in Wind-Diesel Hybrid Systems", Proceedings of the Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2000), pp.295-301, held during 24-27 September 2000, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Seminar Presentation

6. M.S. Rahman and G.F. Gott, "Application of Chirp Signals in Communication Systems", Presented at the request of the Telecommunication Chair, College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA on 25th July, 2000.