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Nationality

Bangladesh
(Map if you are wondering:)

Education

PhD in Computer Science (2018 - )
University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC
Statistical Learning, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
Distributed Data Management, Distributed Systems, Data Mining
Reinforcement Learning

Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering (2004 - 2016)
Bangladesh University of Engineering And Technology, BUET
Software Engineering
Compilers, Algorithms, Data Structures, Graph Theory
Operating System Design, Shell Programming
Discreet Mathematics, Calculus, Numerical Analysis, Statistics
System Analysis & Design
Database Design & Modeling, Design Patterns

Professional Skills

Team Leadership, Skill Development, Management, Project Management, Gantter Chart, Agile Development, Xtreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban, Sprint Board, MS Project, Stress Management
Java, Python, R, Tensorflow, Keras, Scikit-Learn, C#, PHP, Javascript, CSS, HTML, XAML, JQuery, Angular.js

Apache Spark Streaming & Spark SQL , Real-time analytics, DataFrames, Visualisation
Data Modeling, SQL & NoSQL Databases, In memory data stores, Message Queue Servers, Search engines

Apache Solr, Lucene, Cassandra, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ
git, mercurial, svn, JUnit, XUnit, NUnit, PHPUnit

Reactive and Event-based architecture, Micro Services,Amazon Web Services, CDN, Cache Servers, Travis CI, Jenkins
Web, Desktop, Android, E-commerce, Wordpress, Prestashop

Spring, Springboot, Laravel, Servlet, Struts, J2EE, JPA, Jersey, MMVM, WPF, Swing, JavaFX
I am a fan of Martin Fowler and Uncle Bob. I grew love for Wordpress and Spring Framework for different reasons.

Research Interests

Security in Deep Learning
My research professor is Luca de Alfaro. I hope to get my hands dirty with Security & Networks in Deep Reinforcement Learning Models soon and drive ourselves towards innovative research.

Distributed Data management
I evaluated research papers on different database engines in distributed settings as a part of CMPS 278 course @UCSC.

Applied Machine Learning
I am exploring applied machine learning (Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement) as a part of TIM 209 and TIM 251 course @UCSC.

Neural and Hybrid Machine Translation
I spend half of 2018 reading over 100 papers on Machine translation.

Reputation Systems
I am working on a paper with an old and big buddy. Our main focus here is to convert implicit ratings into explicit ratings.

Cognitive Science
This is my passion. I read papers and books on different topics. My ultimate research goal would be deeply involved with this domain (Human Augmentation, Super Human, or Cyborgs?).

Current Path of Learning

Reinforcement Learning
I am studying papers and books on Reinforcement Learning and implementing in python and Tensorflow as a part of the Reinforcement Learning course.

Fall, 2018, Spark Streaming & Spark SQL
I studied on spark streaming and underlying architecture to implement a transformation or application in it as a part of the course - Design and Implementation of Database Systems. Spark & Scala.

Previously, I thought I knew a lot about production data management challenges and technologies. But taking a course with Professor Sheldon Finkelstein bewildered and amused me – it is a whole new level. I got my chance to learn and question the internal architectures of industry leading database systems and got introduced to practical and theoretical problems that I have never imagined before. For example, I learned that with effort on optimizing communication patterns, we can create solutions which stands between Shared-Nothing and Shared-Everything architectures and gain better performance in practical scenarios.

Fall, 2018, Supervised Learning
I studied statistical machine learning and deep learning as a part of the course – Data Mining and Business Analytics. It also included, the Doodle Challenge, a competition on Kaggle. R, Python, & Keras.

Data Mining and Business Analytics course with Ram Akella helped me to think about read-world data in different aspects, and what exactly different models and their configuration elements mean, and which assumptions they have made.

Why old is gold?

2017 – 2018, Lead of Research-Based Projects In association with Reve Systems Ltd, BUET & ICT Ministry
OCR
Old is gold. It has its idiosyncrasies and challenges. I read about 50 recent papers on page/layout segmentation, regions detection, noise deduction, and neural approaches. If you are interested check out ICDAR 2017 papers.. My main focus was layout analysis and page segmentation. It is a good place to both start and get into the depths of OCR.

Bengali Grammar and Spelling Checker
Tools for automatic grammar and spell checking in Bengali. Researching n-gram and recurrent neural network (RNN) algorithms. I have developed a fast and efficient algorithm for suggesting correct words in case of replacement error in words recently. It is faster than edit distance.

Bengali Sign Language Translator
Sign language to text, text to animated sign language for Bengali language. Prediction of hand skeleton from static image, combining outcome of multiple images to predict movement of hand, make system adaptive to different camera view, train the data collected from hand movement and predict the gesture. We have used Support Vector Machine for the android implementation, and Convolutional Neural Network for python-based desktop implementation. My next challenge is to research and improve dynamic gesture recognition.

Bengali Unicode to IPA font transcription
Currently developing a rule-based algorithm to automatically transcribe Bengali text to IPA phonetics language for voice synthesizers. We will work on contextual variations of Bengali pronunciation next.


2016 – 2018, Senior Project Manager and Software Architect Reve Systems Ltd
Language Training Application
Developed real time communication models for the virtual class-room. It has been recognized as the best project of the ICT ministry of 2017 and will be used to train millions of people in Bangladesh. Link to Vashaguru

Law and Case Search Engine
Mongo and Apache Solr based search engine. Written in Spring Boot. legislib.com

Disaster Management Platform, Armed Forces Division, Bangladesh
MySQL, MongoDB, Servlet & Struts.


2010 – 2015, CTO & CEO ICode Bangladesh, Bangladesh

We started as a software outsourcing company. Inistially, I developed all the systems from scratch. I ended up managing a team of 30 before we shut it down.



2006 - 2010 Freelance Web Developer

I became and elite developer in the most popular freelance platform, freelancer.com, in 2009. I mostly worked in LAMP platform.

Activities and Hobbies

I am into a lot of things. I am trying to cut back on my hobbies. Right now I am holding on to Music, Cooking, Table Tennis, Jogging, Potlucks, Couchsurfing Meet-ups, and any event with FREE food and drinks.

I am looking forward to learning surfing. If you can teach me in exchange for my wild recipes, do let me know.

Recently started making instrumental tracks on my electric guitar. Mostly experimental with Blues and Classical influence.

More

More will come soon, I am not sure "how soon".