Md. Saifur Rahman
2/39 Coolgardie Street
Bentley, Perth, WA 6102
Phone: (+618) 9350 6746 (H)
: (+618) 9266 2569
To pursue a challenging career in Communication Engineering/ Networking/
PhD (Digital Signal Processing), February 1993
GPA: N/A (PhD by Research)
The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST),
Thesis: An Investigation into Spectral Analysis using a Chirp-Signal
MSc. Engineering (Electrical & Electronic), July 1989
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka 1000,
Thesis: A Study on the On-Off Patterns of Bangla Speech Over
a Telephone Channel.
BSc. Engineering (Electrical & Electronic), April 1987 Class/Rank/%Marks:
1st Class 1st, 79.26%
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, (BUET), Dhaka
Final Year Major in: Computer and Communication Engineering
Final Year Project: Optimisation of Transmission Line Transients
using Fast Fourier Transform.
Communication Engineering (Data Communication and Networking)
Multimedia Communication and Signal Processing (Speech Processing, Image
Neural Net and Fuzzy Logic Control
August 1999 till date
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Have been working on the application
of Artificial Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic Control in System Modelling.
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
Theory and laboratory classes on Communication Electronics and Telecommunication
Engineering at the undergraduate level.
Theory classes on Data Communication, Digital Signal Processing, Advanced
Telecommunication Engineering, Communication Network, and Linear System
Analysis at the masters level.
Supervised undergraduate projects of the final year students on Digital
Electronics, Data Communication, Development of PC-based Educational Software,
Telecommunication etc., and masters projects on the development of Multimedia
Applications Software, Speech Processing, Computer Communication, Modem
and Communications Software.
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
August 1989 – July 1996
Run and maintain the mainframe computer system (IBM 4330 and IBM 370) and
Novell Network based PC Work stations.
Help Students debug their programs in Fortran, Pascal and C/C++.
Teaching courses related to Lotus, MS-Office, and Dbase, FoxPro and C/C++
Introducing computer, data acquisition techniques and computer networking
to the people serving in the Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board,
and Power Development Board.
Consultancy with the team.
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.,
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).
Communication between Two PCs using the RS232C Serial Ports
Development of a Low Cost LAN using parallel port, the RS232C Communication
Port and an External Switching Device
Design and Simulation of a Chirp Modem
Multilingual Electronic Mail System-a Proposal
Design and Implementation of a Speech Password Driven Security Door-Lock
Development of a Bangla Text to Speech Converter
Features Extraction for Speaker Identification
Development of a PC-Based Automatic Food Grain Measuring System using a
Development of a PC-Based Audio-Visual Alphabet Learning System
Design and Implementation of a Digital Spectrum Analyser
Design and Implementation of a Digital Blood Pressure Meter using the PC
Design and Implementation of a Cuff Pressure Controller for a PC-Based
Blood Pressure Monitoring System
The Technique of Detecting Systolic and Diastolic Pressure from the Transducer
Output of a PC Based Blood Pressure Monitoring System
Served as a Member of the Internet Web Page Design Committee, BUET.
Served as the Lab-in-Charge of Telecom Lab, BUET, Bangladesh.
Attended a Seminar on Digital Telecommunications Network, held in Dhaka,
Bangladesh on 10-14 January 1996, organised by the Association for Overseas
Technical Scholarship, Japan and Fujitsu International Engineering Limited,
Served as an Adviser, Telecommunications Group, during Renovation of the
National Science Museum of Bangladesh (1993-94).
Served as a Member, Special Technical Committee for preparing specification
and project proposal on "Inclusion of automatic voting system in the existing
SIS and Conference System of the Bangladesh National Assembly", (June 1995).
Served as a Member, Technical Committee (Electronics), Bangladesh Standards
and Testing Institution (BSTI).
Served as a member of the organising committee for the International Conference
on Computer and Information Technology ICCIT'98, organised by BUET and
IEEE Bangladesh Section, and also for the 1st National Conference on Computer
and Information Systems NCCIS'97, jointly organised by DU, BCS, NSU &
I served as an active Member of the BRTC (Bureau of Research Testing and
Consultation) of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, and
have been involved in testing, repairing, developing software and consultancy
(preparing technical specification and tender document evaluation etc)
with the team.
As a member of the team, I also developed a share market software, which
is now being used by the BUET team of experts to conduct the lottery live
in front of the public in the Share Market of Bangladesh.
I have also worked as an active member of the main frame group, which determines
the merit list of the B. Sc. Engineering Admission Test of BUET, by using
the main frame computer (for the academic sessions 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94,
1994-95, 1995-96, and 1996-97).
Graduate and Major Undergraduate Courses:
Networking : Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite. Was also involved
in setting up a Novell Network based PC network in the Telecom Lab (BUET).
Assembling PCs: Can assemble and set up PCs.
Operating Systems: DOS, Windows 95, Windows NT, (Learning UNIX).
Computer Languages: Assembly for IBM compatible PC, HTML, Basic, Fortran,
Pascal, C/C++, Dbase, FoxPro and Matlab Programming, Assembly for TMS320C25
& TMS320C30 DSPs.
Other Packages: MS-word, MS-Excel, Power Point, Word Perfect, Lotus, Dbase,
Simulation Tools: Simulink, Matlab.
Reviewer of Books: I review newly published books on Communication Electronics
and Signal Processing in the International Journal of Electrical Engineering
Education (IJEEE), UK.
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:
Member, IEEE Communications Society
Member, IEEE Computer Society
Availability: In 2 months notice
Received the K S Krishnan Memorial Award (1996) from the IETE, India, for
the best System Paper. "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.
Received Dr. M. A. Rashid Gold Medal, for scoring the highest Grade Point
Average (GPA) in M.Sc. Engineering Course in 1989.
Received the best paper award (under the 35-year age group) for the paper
"A Simple Experimental Set-up for Generating On-Off Speech Patterns in
Two-Way Telephone Conversations", The Bangladesh Journal of Scientific
Research, Special Issue, 1990, pp. 81-88.
Obtained Commonwealth Scholarship in 1989 to undertake Ph.D. Research at
Received University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship, in 1986, at the
end of 3rd Year of the B.Sc. Engineering course for scoring the highest
marks in the class.
References: Available upon request