AUW faculty are competitively recruited from all over the world. They hold Ph.D. qualifications from institutions across Asia, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. About 50% of AUW faculty are women.
Barrister Fatemaa Waariithah Ahsan
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Barrister Fatemaa Waariithah Ahsan’s research interests are Gender stereotypes in science and culture. Analyzing the role of law and society in creating an alternative culture for transgender women in South Asia. She is currently working on a project with No Passport Voice on issues of Transgender women’s economic development in Bangladesh and India.
IRA International Journal of Management & Social Sciences, ISSN 2455-2267 Vol. 14, Issue 02 (Special Issue) pg. 28-36.
International Conference on Wellbeing: Lifespan Perspectives & Practices for Sustainable Communities, 2019
LLB Hons, London South Bank University, UK
LLM, International Commercial Law, City University of London, UK
M.A. International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
Call to the Bar of England and Wales – Hon’ble Society of the Inner Temple.
Dr Elena Popa
Assistant Professor of Philosopy
Elena Popa is Assistant Professor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at AUW since 2018. She is also coordinating the Psychology minor. She holds a PhD from Central European University, Budapest, and has previously taught philosophy and first-year writing in Central Asia. She also held short visiting research fellowships in the Netherlands and the UK.
Dr. Popa’s research is on the problem of causation and the uses of causal concepts in the sciences. She specializes in philosophy of science (causal explanation, causal realism), philosophy of psychology (causal reasoning and causal learning) and 20th-century philosophy (early versions of action-based theories of causation). She has also published or is currently working on, issues in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of education, and value theory.
(2018) ‘Collingwood, Pragmatism, and the Philosophy of Science’, in K. Dharamsi, G. D’Oro, S. Leach (eds.), Collingwood on Philosophical Methodology, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 131-149.
(2019) ‘Teaching Philosophy in Central Asia: Effects on Moral and Political Education’, Interchange 50 (2): 187-203.
(2017) ‘Is Future-oriented Mental Time Travel Inextricably Linked to the Self?’, Australasian Philosophical Review 1 (4): 420-425.
(2017) ‘Causality, Human Action and Experimentation: Von Wright’s Approach to Causation in Contemporary Perspective’, Acta Philosophica Fennica, Volume 93, pp. 355-373.
(2016) ‘Causal Projectivism, Agency, and Objectivity’, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 30:2, pp. 147-163.
(2016) ‘Collingwood and Manipulability-based Approaches to Causation: Methodological Issues’, Collingwood and British Idealism Studies, Volume 22, Number 1, 2016, pp. 139-166.
Dr Mikio Oishi
Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
Dr. Mikio Oishi is a specialist in Peace and Conflict Studies with BA (Kyoto), MA (Bradford) and PhD (Bradford). Before joining AUW in January 2020, he taught and/or researched at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, University of Otago, University of Canterbury and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. At AUW, he is teaching courses of International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies with the Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Programme.
Dr. Oishi’s research interests are Managing conflict in the Asia-Pacific region, The Asian approach to incompatibility management, and Defence diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region. He is currently involved in the following projects: Conflict management in Southeast Asia and South Asia and Defence diplomacy in Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Mikio Oishi (2019). Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN: Incompatibility Management through Good Governance, Singapore: Springer.
Mikio Oishi (2016). Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia: Towards a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management, Singapore: Springer.
Book Chapters, etc.:
Mikio Oishi and Abdul Hai Julay (2021). “Brunei’s Relations with North Korea: Practising the Small State Approach and Minimal Pragmatism”, in Chiew-Ping Hoo, Shine Choi and Brian Bridges (eds.), Southeast Asia-DPRK relations: Drivers, Linkages, and Strategic Ambivalence, London: Routledge (forthcoming).
Mikio Oishi (2019). “Introduction: Current Conflicts in Southeast Asia and Their Management in the Region’s Globalization”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN, Singapore: Springer, 2019, pp. 1-15.
Mikio Oishi (2019). “The Resurgence of the Kachin Conflict in the Burmese Way to Capitalism, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN, Singapore: Springer, pp. 47-63.
Mikio Oishi, Nguyen Minh Quang and Nguyen Van Minh (2019). “The Transformation of Ethnic Conflict in Vietnam: The Case of the Khmer Krom in the Mekong Delta”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN, Singapore: Springer, pp. 65-88.
Nichan Singhaputargun and Mikio Oishi (2019). “In Search of Democracy with a National Character: Thailand’s Current Political Conflict”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN, Singapore: Springer, pp. 117-141.
Suwit Laohasiriwong and Mikio Oishi (2019). “Managing the Mekong River Conflicts: Political Stability at the Cost of Local Communities”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN, Singapore: Springer, 143-163.
Mikio Oishi (2019). “Conclusion: Emerging Patterns of Incompatibility Management in Southeast Asian Conflicts”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Managing Conflicts in a Globalizing ASEAN, Singapore: Springer, pp. 191-208.
Mikio Oishi (2016). “Can ASEAN Cope with ‘Human Insecurity’ in Southeast Asia?: In search of a new ASEAN Way”, in Paul J. Carnegie, Victor T. King and Zawawi Ibrahim (eds.), Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Springer, pp. 103-119.
Mikio Oishi (2016). “Introduction: The ASEAN Way of Conflict Management under Challenge”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Springer, pp. 1-17.
Efri Yoni Baikoeni and Mikio Oishi (2016). “Ending a Long-Standing Intrastate Conflict through Internationalisation: The Case of Aceh in Indonesia”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Springer, pp. 19-44.
Nguyen Minh Quang and Mikio Oishi (2016). “Spiralling Insurgency in the Deep South: Thailand’s Unseen Road to Ethnic Conflict Management”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Springer, pp. 61-87.
Mikio Oishi and Nina Ghani (2016). “Developing a Way to Influence the Conduct of the Government in Intrastate Conflict: The Case of Myanmar”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Springer, pp. 89-110.
Mikio Oishi (2016). “The South China Sea Dispute: Formation of a Mediation Regime and Challenges for Management”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Springer, pp. 157-180.
Mikio Oishi (2016). “Conclusion: Is a New ASEAN Way of Conflict Management Emerging?”, in Mikio Oishi (ed.), Contemporary Conflicts in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Springer, pp. 181-196.
Mikio Oishi and Nguyen Minh Quang (2017). “Brothers in Trouble: China-Vietnam Territorial Disputes and Their Bilateral Approach to Conflict Management”, International Journal of China Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 287-319.
Working Papers / Reports:
Mikio Oishi (2020). “The Unfinished Task of Reconciliation and an Emerging Order in East Asia”, A paper presented as a keynote speaker to the 2020 Vietnam International Conference of NGOs on History and Peace, Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 9-10, 2020.
Mikio Oishi (2017). “Absorbing External Shocks: ASEAN’s Approach to Regional Stability”, Working Paper No. 34, Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. http://ias.ubd.edu.bn/assets/Files/WORKING.PAPER.SERIES.34.pdf
Mikio Oishi (2016). “Co-existing Differences: Towards an East Asian Way of Incompatibility Management”, Working Paper No.21, Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. http://ias.ubd.edu.bn/assets/Files/WORKING.PAPER.SERIES.21.pdf
Ph.D. Conflict Analysis and Resolution, University of Bradford, UK
M.A. Peace Studies, University of Bradford
B.A. Literature, Kyoto University, Japan.
Dr Md Alauddin Majumder
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Majumder’s research interests are Applied Microeconomics and Macroeconomic Issues. Currently, he is involved in
1) Principal Researcher, Child Labor Improvement in Bangladesh (CLIMB) project, Sponsored by US department of Labor-Winrock International, 2017 to date;
2) IMO-NORAD-funded project (Work package 4, Part I) on Training Needs Assessment and Curriculum Development for Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh, 2016
Grants Obtained: Research Grants, Research and Publication Cell, University of Chittagong
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2020. “Effects of Homeownership on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the United States.”, Social Science Journal 24: 335-348, Faculty of Social Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2018. “Identifying Obesity Wage Penalty Across Ethno-gender Groups: Evidence from the USA.”, Pennsylvania Economic Review 25(1): 1-17, Pennsylvania Economic Association, USA
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2016. “The Impact of Parenting Style on Children’s Educational Outcomes in the United States.”, Journal of Family and Economic Issues 37(1): 89-98, Springer, USA
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin, and Sayema Hoque. 2015. “Factors Influencing Students’ Entrepreneurial Intention.”, Chittagong University Journal of Social Science XXIX(1): 243-252, Faculty of Social Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2015. “Estimation of Demand for Fluid Milk in the USA: An Application of Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) Model.”, Chittagong University Journal of Social Science XXIX(1): 1-8, Faculty of Social Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin, Abhradeep Maiti, and Ghassem Homaifar. 2015. “Purchasing Power Parity under Flexible Exchange Rate Regime in Bangladesh.”, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives XLII(1), The University of Tennessee at Martin, USA
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2014. “Does Parenting Style Matter for Labor Market Outcomes? Evidence from the USA.”, Academy of Economics and Finance Journal 5: 87-98, Academy of Economics and Finance, USA
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2015. “Social Business: A Graphical Approach to Analysing the Implications for Social Welfare.”, Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 23(2): 267-276, Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Malaysia
- Aziz, M. Nusrate, Muhammad Sabbir Rahman, Md. Alauddin Majumder, and Somnath Sen. 2013. “Exchange Rate Pass-Through to External and Internal Prices: A Developing Country Perspective.”, Journal of Applied Business and Economics 15(3): 128-143, North American Business Press, USA
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2013. “Does Obesity Matter for Wages? Evidence from the United States.”, Economic Papers 32(2): 200-217, The Economic Society of Australia, Australia
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin, Mohammad Morshedul Hoque, and Mohammad Taslim Uddin. 2012. “Possible Impacts of Tipaimukh Dam on Bangladesh with Reference to International Conventions and Laws.”, Chittagong University Journal of Law XVII: 140-156, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin and Shubhasish Barua. 2010. “Remittance Infrastructure in Bangladesh: Issues and Policies.”,Bangladesh Political Studies XIX, Department of Political Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin and Mohammad Mizanur Rahman. 2010. “Agriculture Sector in Bangladesh: Some Supply Side Observations.”, Chittagong University Journal of Social Science XXV: 181-190, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2010. “An Economic Analysis of the Causes of Inflation in Bangladesh from Supply Side Perspective.”, Chittagong University Journal of Social Science XXV: 235-248, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Majumder, Md. Alauddin. 2009. “Does Public Borrowing Crowd-out Private Investment? The Bangladesh Evidence.”, Asian Profile 37(2): 169-185, Asian Research Service, Canada
Working Papers / Reports
- Comprehensive Mixed-Method Research on Child Labor in the Dried Fish Sector in the Cox’s Bazar, Funded by US Department of Labor-Winrock International
- Nexus between Economic Growth, Foreign Direct Investment, and Financial Development in Bangladesh: A Time Series Analysis
- “Does Staying in University’s Residential Hall Make any Difference in Educational Outcome?” (with Mohammad Morshedul Hoque)
- Determinants of Workers’ Remittances in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study (with Shubhasish Barua and Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman)
Ph.D., Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
M.A. Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
MSS, Economics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
BSS, Economics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Dr Sharin Shajahan Naomi
Assistant Professor in Gender Studies
Dr. Sharin Shajahan Naomi has completed PhD from Murdoch University, Australia. The title of her thesis is “Tibetan Buddhism and Feminism in an In-between Space: A Creative-Critical Autoethnography in a Non-Western Woman’s Voice”. She was awarded the Australian Leadership Award 2010 for pursuing Masters of Arts at the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia. She has completed Bachelors in Law from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the past, she has worked for the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC, Empowerment of Law through Common People, ManusherJonno, Ain o Salish Kendra and the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia
Naomi has worked on research projects on topics including right to information, access to justice, human rights education, human rights lawyering, violence against women, rape, women empowerment, “ficto criticism”, religion and human rights, feminism, Buddhism and autoethngraphy.
Book Chapter: Community Empowerment and Local Governance (Co author) in Driving Development: A Story of BRAC’s Evolution and Effectiveness. The University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016
Book Chapter: Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (Co author) in Driving Development: A Story of BRAC’s Evolution and Effectiveness. The University Press Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016
Indigenous dispossession continues apace in Bangladesh, Australian E Journal of Social and Political Debate. 21 October, 2010.
Video ( team member, script writing and role play): One love religion: Healing anger against Burqa in Australia, Perth, 2010. Australia.
Working Papers / Reports
Who is Human Rights Summer School? Paper published in ‘Human Rights Summer School Manual 2010’, December 20110, Empowerment of Law Through Common People : Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Revisiting Group Dynamic and Legal Rights, Working Paper, Issue 15, Nov 2010, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh.
State of Justice in Chittagong Hill Tracts: Exploring the Formal and Informal Justice Institutions of Indigenous Communities, Monograph Series No 44, January – 2011, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Bangladesh .
Exploring Livelihoods of Plain Land Indigenous People in Bangladesh: Baseline Findings of Integrated Development Programme for indigenous People, Research report, Aug, 2014, BRAC, Bangladesh.
The Legal Challenges on the way to Judicial Remedy in Rape Cases: The Role of Human Rights and Legal Services Programme of BRAC, BRAC Research Report 2009.
Human Rights Lawyering: Expanding the Role of BRAC Panel Lawyers in Legal Empowerment, BRAC Research Report 2010.
Modifying Human Rights and Legal Education Course for Human Rights and Legal Services, BRAC, BRAC Report, December, 2011
Legal empowerment through human rights and legal education course: Observations and recommendations from field visits, BRAC Research Report, 2011.
When the interference and guidance in research comes from Lord Buddha, Curtin Humanities Post Graduate Conference 2010, Australia.
Dialogue between Tibetan Buddhism and feminism in Buddhist women’s lives, Buddhism and Australia, Conference paper, International conference on Buddhism and Australia 2015.
Ph.D. School of Education and Humanities, Murdoch University, Australia
Dr Moinul Islam
Associate Professor of Economics; Head of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor Islam studies development economics, international economics, environmental economics, and monetary economics. His current research projects include:
“Consumers’ Attitude towards Eco-products/ organic Foods: Evidence from Bangladesh Cities” (With Mohammad N. Nobi)
“Households’ Willingness to pay to Avoid Water Logging in Bakalia of Chittagong City Corporation” (With Meherun Ahmed and Mohammad Nur Nobi)
“Influence of Parent’s Profession and Education on Student Performances at Tertiary Level: A Cross Country Study” (With Meherun Ahmed and Mohammad Nur Nobi)
“Long Term Impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Economic Growth of Bangladesh” Allato Academic Studies, International Ataturk Alatoo University Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN (2016). Co-authored with Afroza Alam and Mohammed N. Nobi,
“A Demand for Money Function with Output Uncertainty, Monetary Volatility, and Financial Innovations: Evidence from Japan”: Research Journal for Management Sciences, Vol.4(5), pp.15-20 May (2015)
“Economic Growth, Economic Freedom, and Corruption: Evidence from Panel Data”: International Research Journal for Social Sciences, Vol.4(5), pp.37-42 May (2015)
Role of Rural Women in Environment Conservation: A Case Study of a Bangladesh Village (Co-authored With T.A. Chowdhury) submitted for publication in the forthcoming issue of International Research Journal for Social Sciences.
“Estimating the Environmental Cost of Shrimp Farming in Coastal Areas of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh” (Coauthored with Mohammad N, Nobi)
“Does Facebook Reduce Unemployment? A Holistic Research on How Beauty Index Affects a Facebooker’s Chance of Getting Jobs” (Co-authored with Tram Pham)
Export Performance – Disadvantage of the landlocked countries (Co-authored with Kritika Kumari)
“Socioeconomic Disparities between Eastern and Western Part of Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis” (with Jeenat Binta Jabbar)
“Impact of Remittance Inflows on Economic Growth in South Asia: Evidence from Panel data” (with Jyothi Nair)
Migrants’ Remittance Income and its Impact on Households’ Savings in Nepal
Ph.D. Economics, Southern Illinois University, USA
M.S. Economics, Illinois State University, USA
M.S.S. Economics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
B.S.S. Economics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Dr Omur Cinar Elci
Takeda Chair in Public Health
Dr. Elci, has over 30 years of public health and epidemiology research and teaching experience in the US and around the World. Dr. Elci, a native of Cyprus, received a MD and PhD in Public Health from Turkey. He is a seasoned public health practitioner with an experience in academic management and program development. He led various academic public health program developments and research projects globally. After completing his 25 years of global service to public health, in 2015, Dr. Elci has been elected as a member of the the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, the most prestigious and the oldest honor society in public health.
Introduction to Public Health; Health Policy & Ethics; Maternal & Child Health; Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
Community-based Public Health initiatives
Refugee and marginalized communities
Environmental & Occupational Health
Nuffic Grants with University Utrecht
- Ucku R, Simsek, H, Elci OC. Health Systems by Country, Turkey. Editor: Johnson J., Stoskopf C. H., Leiyu Shi L. Comparative Health Systems: Global Perspectives. 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett, 2017
- Akpinar M, Elci OC, Civaner M. Care Drain. In: Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Editor Henk ten Have. Springer, 2015
- Bidaisee S, Elci OC Akpinar M. Why Public Health? Chapter in: Public Health for the Curious (ISBN 978-1-925128-58-1) University of Canberra. 2015
- Zikusooka M, Elci OC, Inigo RL, Ozkan S, Yapar D, Napokoj k, Yaşar G. Assessing the health literacy and health communication needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. WHO/IOM, Turkey, 2020.
- Wabyona E, Dogan BB, Ozcan A, Devaux I, Zikusooka M, Elci OC. COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey: An assessment of readiness and impact on Refugees living in-camps. WFP/WHO, Turkey, 2020.
- Elci OC, Kecik M, Ozkan S. Training Needs assessment for Noncommunicable Diseases Management in Refugee Health Centers in Turkey. WHO, RHP, Turkey, 2020.
- Elci OC. Factors Affecting Employability of Syrian Refugee Healthcare Providers in Turkey. WHO, RHP, Turkey, 2019
- Gokcora N. 2012-2016 Northern Cyprus Cancer Registry Report. (Contributor)
- Lemus FL, Elci OC. Public Health Workforce Development at UCM in Beira Moçambique: Towards an African based Public Health Workforce initiative. 2015
- Akpinar M, Nguyen M, Bidaisee S, Elci OC. Occupational exposure and respiratory health problems among nutmeg production workers in Grenada, the Caribbean. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2017 Mar 2:1-5. DOI: 10.1080/10773525.2017.1280948.
- Akpinar M, Pasquale D, Abrokwah M, Nguyen M, Elci OC. United Airways Disease Among Crop Farmers, Journal of Agromedicine, 2016; 18 DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2016.1179239
- Akpinar M, Nguyen M, Bidaisee S, Elci OC. Pesticide Exposure in the Caribbean: A Case from Nutmeg Processing, The Journal of Environmental Health 2016; 78 (6): 62-4
Dr Ahmedul Kabir
Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Professor Kabir studies material synthesis, remediation of inorganic and organic pollutants from food and environment, and analytical method development.
Foutch, G.; Apblett, A.; Hasan, M.; Kabir,A., Impact of Film-Forming Amines on Condensate Polishing Ion Exchange Resins. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. Technical Report TR#3002000710, February, 2014.
Foutch, G.; Apblett A.; Hasan, M.; Kabir,A., Impact of Film-Forming Amines on Condensate Polishing Ion Exchange Resins. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. Technical Report TR#3002000416, April, 2013.
NilufarNahar, Mohammad Shoeb, M Iqbal RoufMamun, Sultan Ahmed, Mir Mahadi Hasan, Ahmedul Kabir. Studies of Dissipation Pattern of Cyoermethrin in Tomato. Journal of Bangladesh Chemical Society 2012, Vol. 25(2), 200-203.
M. Hasan*, M. M. Rahman, A. Kabir*, A. Apblett, G. Foutch. Mass-Transfer Coefficient as an Indicator of Resin Performance: Impacts of Film-Forming Amines and Storage Time on Condensate Polishing Ion-Exchange Resins. ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01681
Kabir, A.; Apblett, A., A Simple Method for the Quantitative Analysis of Alkalizing and Filming Amines Used in the Condensate Systems
Kabir, A.; Apblett, A., Synthesis of the Spherical Aggregates of Nanometric Molybdenum (VI) and Tungsten (VI) Oxides for Heavy Metal Remediation
Ph.D. Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, USA
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr Suparna Das
Assistant Professor in Economics
Fall 2019 Courses
Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Research Methodology
Research interests: Applied Microeconomics, Gender Economics, Development Economics and Growth.
Her research focuses on economic development with special emphasis on gender inequalities, gender budgeting, economics of education.
Mehta, A.K.; Das, S. and Satpathy, T. (2007). Beyond Micro-credit: Financial Inclusion and Micro-enterprise Development for Poverty Reduction, in 9th chapter in ‘Understanding Poverty in India’ ADB publication.
Das, S. (2019). An economic analysis of the gender gap in household demand for education: Evidence from India, Journal of Academic Perspectives, Vol 2019, No 2.
Working Papers / Reports
Mehta, A.K.; Pratap, S. and Das Mukherjee, S. (2015). Eﬀorts to Reduce Chronic Poverty: A Few Best Practice Cases, CPRC Working Paper 50, CPRC and IIPA Publication.
Chowdhury, S.; Mehta, A.K.; Das, S. and Ghosh, S. (2011). An Exploratory Analysis of Deprivation and Ill-Health led Poverty in Urban India: A Case Study of Delhi, CPRC Working Paper 49, CPRC and IIPA Publication.
Mehta, A.K.; Mahapatra, G.; Ali, A. and Das Mukherjee, S. (2009). MNRE – UNDP – FRG Project on Renewable Energy for Rural Livelihoods in villages in Rajasthan and Uttaranchal, A Report sponsored by MNRE, Government of India.
PhD in Economics with Summa Cum Laude, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary) 03/2019 Thesis: Essays in Development Economics with Special Emphasis on Gender Inequalities
Supervisor: Prof. Andrea Weber
MA in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 2002B.Sc. with Economics (Hons.), Statistics, Mathematics; Calcutta University, Kolkata, India
Dr Syed Shurid Khan
Assistant Professor in Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics, International Trade, Development
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch project HAW01122-H, managed by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai‘i.
Khan SS, Arita S, Howitt R, Leung P. A calibrated model of local food system of Hawaii: What are the economic implications of the state’s food goals and policies? Natural Resource Modeling. 2018; e12196. https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12196
Working Papers / Reports
“Who leads the price in Honolulu food market? – An evaluation of the competitiveness of local foods.” Work in progress. (with Yiwen Yang; Theresa Greaney, and PingSun Leung). (Time-series work using Panel VAR models on Nielsen retailer scanner data).
“Incorporating Non-Commercial Farming into a Positive Mathematical Programming Crop Model of Hawaii”. (with Shawn Arita; Richard Howitt; and PingSun Leung). 2018. Presented at the 92nd Annual Conference of Western Economic Association International, June 2017, San Diego, CA, USA.
Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Graduate certificate in leadership from the East-West Center, Honolulu, USA
MBA in Finance from IBA, University of Dhaka
Dr Mohammad Abdul Azim
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Azim’s research interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning, wireless sensor networks, flying ad hoc networks, delay-tolerant networking, localization, resource allocation, energy efficiency, routing, MAC, aggregation and clustering, network security, and cooperative communications and network coding.
Project involvements: Misc.: multidisciplinary and collaborative
Grants Obtained (Researcher listed on the grants)
- Communication Protocol for Health Monitoring over Wireless Body Area Networks in UAE (Zayed University, UAE, 2018)
- Monitoring and optimization of renewable energy generation using wireless sensor data analytics (Siemens, 2011)
- Monitoring forests in Newfoundland and Labrador by wireless sensor networks (Newfoundland and Labrador government, Canada, 2010)
- Clustering and aggregations for wireless sensor systems (DIONYSOS Team INRIA, France, 2008)
Book Chapters, etc.
- Mohammad A. Azim, Fatemeh M. Kiaie, and Mohamed H. Ahmed, “Environmental Forest Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey” Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, November 2012.
- Jamalipour and Mohammad Abdul Azim, Wireless Sensor Networks: Routing Protocols, Chapter 9, pp. 219-255, in “Encyclopedia on Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing,” D. P. Agrawal and B. Xie, Editors, World Scientific Press, Singapore, 2010 (ISBN: 978-981-283-348-8).
- Zulfikar Alom, Bikash Chandra Singh, Zeyar Aung, Mohammad Abdul Azim, “Knapsack Graph-based Privacy Checking for Smart Environments,” Elsevier Computers & Security, February 2021, ISSN 0167-4048.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Babar Shah, Beom-Su Kim, Kyong Hoon Kim, and Ki-Il Kim, “Variants of Spray and Forwarding Scheme in Delay Tolerant Networks,” IEICE Transactions on Communications, Article ID: 2016EBP3387, March 2017.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Beom-Su Kim, Kyong Hoon Kim, and Ki-Il Kim, “Simulation-Based Performance Comparison for Variants of Spray and Wait in Delay Tolerant Networks,” International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation, vol. 2, no. 2, 2017.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Beom-Su Kim, Babar Shah and Ki-Il Kim, “Real-Time Routing Protocols for (m, k)-firm Streams Based on Multi-Criteria in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Springer Wireless Networks, DOI: 10.1007/s11276-016-1222-2, February 2016.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Zeyar Aung, Weidong Xiao, Vinod Khadkikar, and Abbas Jamalipour, “SPSA NC: Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation Localization based on Neighbor Confidence,” Wireless communications and mobile computing, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2634, 2015.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Zeyar Aung, “Power Allocation in Cooperative Sensor Networks: A Stochastic Approximation Approach,” IET Journal of Engineering, January 2015.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Zeyar Aung, Weidong Xiao and Vinod Khadkikar, “Constrained Cross Entropy Localization Technique in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Hindawi Distributed Sensor Networks, Article ID 267369, 2014.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Sofiane Moad, Mario E. Rivero-Angeles, Israel Leyva-Mayorga, Zeyar Aung and Nizar Bouabdallah, “Energy-Effcient Methods for Highly Correlated Spatio-temporal Environments in Wireless Sensor Network Communications,” in Scientific Research Publishing Wireless Sensor Network, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 67-92, May 2014.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, M. Rubaiyat Kibria and Abbas Jamalipour, “An Optimized Forwarding Protocol for Lifetime Extension of Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 9, no. 1, January 2009.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Zeyar Aung and Mario E. Rivero-Angeles, “Bacterial Foraging based Cooperative Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks,” International Conference on Information Science and Applications (ICISA), Pattaya, Thailand, February 2015.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim and Zeyar Aung, “Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation-based Localization Algorithms for Mobile Devices,” IEEE International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE), Abu Dhabi, 2013.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Zeyar Aung, Weidong Michael Xiao, Vinod Khadkikar and Abbas Jamalipour, “Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks by Constrained Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation Technique,” IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), Gold Coast, Australia, December 2012.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Zeyar Aung, Weidong Michael Xiao and Vinod Khadkikar, “Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks by Cross Entropy Method,” Springer International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOCNETS), Paris, France, October 2012.
- Sofiane Moad, Mohammad Abdul Azim, Nizar Bouabdallah and Rami Langar, “CDEEC: A Connectivity Degree-Based Energy Efficient Clustering Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 2011.
- Sofiane Moad, Mohammad Abdul Azim and Nizar Bouabdallah, “ADEEC: A Novel Adaptive Energy Efficient Clustering Protocol in Wireless Sensor Network,” IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, USA, December 2010.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, Sofiane Moad and Nizar Bouabdallah, “SAG: Smart Aggregation Technique for Continuous-Monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks,” in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim, M. Rubaiyat Kibria and Abbas Jamalipour, “Designing an Application-Aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks,” in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), New Orleans, USA, December 2008.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim and Abbas Jamalipour, “Performance Evaluation of Optimized Forwarding Strategy for Flat Sensor Networks,” in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington D.C., USA, November 2007.
- Abbas Jamalipour and Mohammad Abdul Azim, “Two-Layer Optimized Forwarding for Cluster-Based Sensor Networks,” in IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Helsinki, Finland, September 2006.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim and Abbas Jamalipour, “Optimized Forwarding for Wireless Sensor Networks by Fuzzy Inference System,” in IEEE International Conference on Wireless Broadband and Ultra Wideband Communications (AusWireless), Sydney, Australia, March 2006.
- Mohammad Abdul Azim and Abbas Jamalipour, “An Efficient Elliptic Curve Cryptography based Authenticated Key Agreement Protocol for Wireless LAN Security,” in IEEE High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR), pp. 376-380, Hong Kong, May 2005.
Working Papers / Reports
- Singh, Bikash Chandra, Zulfikar Alom, Mohammad Muntasir Rahman, Mrinal Kanti Baowaly, and Mohammad Abdul Azim. “COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak in the Subcontinent: A data-driven analysis.” arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.09803 (2020) – under review in Elsevier.
- Bikash Chandra Singh, Dipankar Kumar Mondal, Shivazi Biswas, Zulfikar Alom, and Mohammad Abdul Azim, “SeizeMaliciousURL: A Novel Learning Approach to Detect Malicious URLs” under review in Elsevier Computers & Security
- Dema Daoun, Fabiha Ibnat, Zulfikar Alom, Zeyar Aung, and Mohammad Abdul Azim, “Reinforcement Learning: A Friendly Introduction” under review in IEEE International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC) in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning track.
- Antara Titikhsha Barua, Sharika Tasnim, Zulfikar Alom, Zeyar Aung, and Mohammad Abdul Azim, “Data Mining and the Associated Social Benefits” – work in progress
- Asmaul Hosna, Ethel Merry and Jigmey Gyalmo, Zulfikar Alom, Zeyar Aung, and Mohammad Abdul Azim, “Transfer Learning” – work in progress
- Analysis and Prediction of User Sentiment onCOVID-19 Pandemic using tweets – work in progress
Ph.D. Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
M.Sc Engineering in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia
B.Sc Engineering in Electronical and Electronic Engineering, CUET, Bangladesh
Dr AKM Moniruzzaman Mollah
Professor of Biological Sciences
Professor Mollah studies the regulation of gene expression by macromolecular associations; protein structure and function; designing and modeling of three dimensional structures of proteins; the evolution of protein structures; and the biodegradation of synthetic materials by microbes.
AMAM Zonaed Siddiki, DVM, MS, PhD; Abdul Baten; Masum Billah; Mohammad Atique Ul Alam; Kazi Shefaul Mulk Shawrob; Sourav Saha; Muntaha Chowdhury; Atif Hasan Rahman; Michael Stear; Gous Miah; Mahadia Kumkum; Md. Sirazul Islam; Mohammad Alamgir Hossain; AKM Moniruzzaman Mollah; Md. Kabirul Islam Khan (2019). The genome of the Black Bengal goat (Capra hircus), BMC Research Notes,12:362, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4400-3
AMAM Siddiki, Atif Rahman, Michael Stear, Md. Kabirul Khan, Gous Miah, Masum Billah, Mohammad Alam, Kazi Shefaul Shawrob, Mahadia Kumkum, Sourav Saha, Muntaha Chowdhury, AKM Mollah, and Abdul Baten (2019). Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence of Black Bengal Goat (Capra hircus). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tmdn20
Nabila Ishaque Ira, Nema Marjana and A.K.M Moniruzzaman Mollah (2019). Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Tertiary Hospitals in Chittagong, Bangladesh. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Science, ISSN (Online): 2456-7361, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp. 18-21, 2019.
Sabrina H. Wadood , Fatima Tuz Zohra and AKM Moniruzzaman Mollah. (2018). Biodegradation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Using Microbes Isolated from Waste Dumping Sites in Chittagong, Bangladesh. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, ISSN(p): 2321 –8991, ISSN(e): 2321 –9009 Vol-6, Iss-3, Spl. Issue-1 Aug.-2018.
Misja Mumthaj Abul Muhseen, Md. Shoffikul Islam, Md. Abul Kashem and AKM Moniruzzaman Mollah. (2018). Influence of lherzolite on the growth of Chinese spinach and soil respiration in cadmium contaminated soil. Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) Vol. 9: 790-800.
Nikita N. Naik, Nabila I. Ira, Sabrina Wadood, and A. K. M. M. Mollah. (2017). Quantification of DNA damage due to UV irradiation and Formalin, International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJASEAT), 5,3 (Spcl Iss-2 ).
Kushnir, A., Mollah, A.K.M.M. & Wehrens, X.H. (2005). Evolution of the Ryanodine Receptor Gene Family. Ryanodine Receptors:Structure, Function and Dysfunction in Clinical Disease. Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. Page 1-8
Dhavan, G., Mollah , A.K.M.M., & Brenowitz, M. (2002). Probing Kinetic and Equilibrium Binding Properties of DNA-Protein Complexes by Quantitative
DNaseI I Footprinting. Advances in DNA Sequence Specific Agents 04: 139-155.
Mollah, A.K.M.M. & Brenowitz, M. (2000). Quantitative DNase I Kinetics Footprinting. DNA Protein Interactions: Practical Approach. Oxford University Press, Page 281-290.
Work in Progress:
Nabila Ishaque Ira, Nema Marjana and A.K.M Moniruzzaman Mollah (2019) Identification of Satellite colonies from Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Hospitals- Chittagong, Bangladesh. (In Preparation).
Shah Nan Das, Md. Abul Kashem and AKM Moniruzzaman Mollah. (2019). Waste Management of Mango Pulp from PRAN Agro Ltd., Natore, Bangladesh. (In Preparation).
P.D.F. Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Ph.D. Molecular Biology, University of Notre Dame, USA
M.B.A. Finance, Stony Brook University, USA
B.A. Biology, Illinois Wesleyan University, USA
Dr Jyotish Chandra Debnath
Assistant Professor of Physics
- Magnetism & Magnetic Materials
- Magnetism – magnetocaloric effect, phase transitions, spin glasses, magnetic domains
- Colossal Magnetoresistance
- Magnetic and Magnetocaloric properties of Thin film
- Strongly correlated Electron Systems
- Neutron scattering – elastic and inelastic as a probe of magnetic structure and excitations.
- Thermoelectric effects of Low Cost Earth-abundant materials
- 2017-2019: J. C. Debnath – Multivariable tuning and optimization in magnetostructural systems of magnetocaloric Materials – Academy of Finland-Research Fellow, Finland, Amount – $120000.
- 2015-2017: J. C. Debnath – New low cost, efficient functional intermetallics free of toxic and rare‐earth elements – Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Australia, Amount – $175000.
- 2012-2015: J. C. Debnath – Novel Magnetocaloric Materials for the application of Large-Scale Magnetic Refrigeration – NRF (National Research Foundation) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Innovation) South Africa, Amount – $150000.
- 2009: J. C. Debnath – Neutron diffraction study for the magnetocaloric material La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 – AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering) research fellowship at ANSTO, Australia, Amount – $17500.
Contributed to 29 publications in high impact internationally recognized journals. At present the total citation is 339, h-index 12 and i12-index is 16.
Debnath, J.C. , Strydom, A. M., “Large low field magneto-resistance and temperature coefficient of resistance in La0.8Ca0.2MnO3 epitaxial thin film”. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 555, 33 (2015).
Debnath, J.C. , Strydom, A. M., Tappe, F., Pottgen, R. “Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of Ce4RuAl”. Acta Physica Polonica A, 127, 237 (2015).
Debnath, J.C. , Strydom, A. M., Tappe, F., Pottgen, R., (2015). “Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of Ce23Ru7Mg4 compound”. SAIP Proceedings, 978, 19 (2015).
M. F. Md Din, J. L. Wang, Q. F Gu, R. Zeng, J. C Debnath, P. Shamba, S. J. Kennedy and S. X. Dou. “Effects of Cr substitution on structural and magnetic properties in La0.7Pr0.3Fe11.4Si1.6 compound” Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 17A942 (2014).
Debnath, J.C. , Strydom, A. M., “Transport-entropy correlations in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 manganite”. Physica B, 432, 96 (2014).
Debnath, J.C., Strydom, A. M., Wang, J. L., Shamba, P., & Dou, S.X.. “Critical phenomena and investigation of the spontaneous magnetization by a magnetic entropy analysis in Mn0.96Nb0.04CoGe alloy”. Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 233903 (2013).
Debnath, J.C., Shamba, P., Wang, J. L., Strydom, A. M., & Dou, S.X.. “Investigation of the critical behavior in the Mn0.94Nb0.06CoGe alloys by using the field dependence of magnetic entropy change”. Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 093902 (2013).
Debnath, J.C., Kim, J. H., Heo, Y., Strydom, A. M., & Dou, S. X.. “Correlation between structural parameters and the magnetocaloric effect in epitaxial La0.8Ca0.2MnO3/LaAlO3 thin film”. Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 063508 (2013).
Debnath, J.C., Zeng, R., Strydom, A. M., Wang, J.Q., and Dou, S. X.. “Ideal Ericsson cycle Magnetocaloric effect in (La0.9Gd0.1)0.67Sr0.33MnO3 single crystalline nanoparticles. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 555, 33 (2013).
Shamba, P., Debnath, J.C., Wang, J. L., Zeng, R., Din, M. F., Kennedy, S. J.& Dou, S. X.. “Investigation of the magnetocaloric effect and the critical behavior in the Mn0.94Ti0.06CoGe alloys”. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 25 056001 (2013).
Md Din, M.F., Wang, J. L., Zeng, R., Shamba, P., Debnath, J. C. & Dou, S. X.. “Effects of Cu doping on structural and magnetic properties of La0.7Pr0.3Fe11.4Si1.6 compounds”. Intermetallics, 36, 1-7 (2013).
Shamba, P., Wang, J. L., Debnath, J. C., Zeng, R. Kennedy, S. J.& Dou, S. X. (2013). “On the crystal structure and magnetic properties of the Mn0.94Ti0.06CoGe alloy”. Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 17A941 (2013).
Wang, J. L., Shamba, P., Hutchison, W. D., Md Din, M. F., Debnath, J.C., Avdeev, M., Zeng, R., Kennedy, S. J., Campbell, S. J., & Dou, S.X.. “Ti substitution for Mn in MnCoGe – Effects on structure, magnetism and entropy”. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 577, 475 (2013).
Zeng, R. , Zhang, C. F., Debnath, J.C. ,Shamba, P., Wang, J. L., Dou, S. X. (2012) “Extremely Large Magnetic Entropy Changes, Quantum Phases, Transitions and Diagram in Gd(OH)3 Single Crystal Nanowires – Quasi-1D Large Spin (S = -7/2) Chain Antiferromagnet”. (Journal name: arXiv:1207.3239). (Bibliographic Code: 2012arXiv1207.3239Z). (Comment: 32 pages, 13 figures).
Debnath, J.C. , Zeng, R., Shamba, P., Kim, J. H. & Dou, S. X.. “Effect of frozen spin on the magnetocaloric property of La0.7Ca0.3CoO3 polycrystalline and single crystal samples”. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 510, 125-133 (2012).
Debnath, J.C. , Zeng, R., Shamba, P., Kim, J. H. & Dou, S. X.. “Reduction of hysteresis loss in LaFe11.7Si1.3Hx hydrides with significant magnetocaloric effects”. Applied Physics A, 106, 245-250 (2012).
Debnath, J.C. , Zeng, R., Kim, J. H. & Dou, S. X.. “Anisotropic and excellent magnetocaloric properties of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 single crystal with anomalous magnetization”. Materials Science and Engineering B, 177, 48-53 (2012).
Zeng, R., Wang, S. Q., DU, G. D., Wang, J. L., Debnath, J.C. , Shamba, Z. Y. , Fang, R. & Dou, S. X.. “Abnormal Magnetic Behaviors and Large Magnetocaloric Effect in MnPS3 Nanoparticles”. Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 07E144 (2012).
Debnath, J.C. , Zeng, R., Kim, J. H. & Dou, S. X., “Improvement of refrigerant capacity of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 material with a few percent Co doping”. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 323,139-144 (2011).
Shamba, P. , Debnath, J.C. , Zeng, R., Wang, J., Kennedy,S., Campbell, S. & Dou, S. X.. “Reduction of hysteresis losses in the magnetic refrigerant La0.8Ce0.2Fe11.4Si1.6 by the addition of boron”. Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 07A940 (2011).
Zeng, R. , Debnath, J.C. , Chen, D., Wang, J., Kennedy,S., Campbell, S. & Dou, S. X.. “Magnetic properties in polycrystalline and single crystal Ca-doped LaCoO3”. Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 07E146 (2011).
Debnath, J.C. , Zeng, R., Kim, J. H. & Dou, S. X.. “Multifunctionality from coexistence of large magnetoresistance and magnetocaloric effect in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3”. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1347 (2011) 278.
Debnath, J.C. , Zeng, R., Kim, J. H. & Dou, S. X., “Giant magnetic entropy change in colossal magnetoresistance in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 material in low field”. Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 09A916 (2010).
B.Sc (Hon’s) and M.Sc in Physics from Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
PhD in Physics (Magnetism and Magnetocaloric materials) from the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Dr Mukesh Kumar Gupta
Assistant Professor in Environmental Sciences
Dr. Gupta’s research interests are: Energy and Natural resource policy analysis, Climate Change & Energy for Development; Low Carbon Growth Strategies using scenario analysis; Analysis of Multiple Impacts of climate mitigation and adaptation activities; Sustainability and Systems Thinking; Energy and Sustainability Legislative & Policy Monitoring, dissemination, analysis & communication
Kinley, Z., Gupta, M., and Nazim, S., 2021. The Residential Energy Futures of Bhutan, Energy Efficiency (2021) 14:38, Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12053-021-09948-x
10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020 – a Horizon Scan, Accepted Manuscript for Global Sustainability (2021), DOI: 10.1017/sus.2021.2 (in Press)
IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C, Contributing author (Chapter 5: Sustainable development, poverty eradication, and reducing inequalities), https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/
Technical Summary of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_ts.pdf
Güneralp,B., Zhou, Y., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Gupta, M., Yu, S., Patel, P., Fragkias, M., Li, X., Seto, K., (2017) Global scenarios of urban density and its impacts on building energy use through 2050, Special Feature – Sustainability in an Urbanizing Planet – Urbanization to Mega-Urban Regions, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
Urge-Vorsatz, D., Kelemen, A., Thomas, S., Thema, J., Tirado-Herrero, S., Mzavanadze, N., Hauptstock, D., Suerkemper, F., Teubler, J., Gupta, M., Chatterjee, S. 2016. Measuring multiple impacts of low-carbon energy options in a green economy context, Applied Energy 179 (2016) 1409–1426
IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C, Contributing author (Chapter 5: Sustainable development, poverty eradication, and reducing inequalities), Forthcoming in 2018.
Urge-Vorsatz, D., Kelemen A., Gupta, M., Chatterjee, S., Egyed, E. and Reith A., 2015. Literature review on Multiple Impact quantification methodologies, D 2.1 report, Calculating and Operationalising the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Europe (COMBI)
Book Chapters, etc.
Gupta, M. 2015. The Future of Slums Hinges on Sustainability, Chapter 24, Condie, J., & Cooper, A. M. (2015). Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts. Penrith, N.S.W.: University of Western Sydney.
Working Papers / Reports
Future Earth, The Earth League, WCRP (2021). 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020. Stockholm
Gupta, M.K. 2007. Promoting Self Sufficiency Through Carbon Credits From Conservation and Management of Forests, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA.
Gupta, M. 2010. Carbon payment levels for forestry land use on reclaimed mine lands in the seven-state Mid-West Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) region, Division of Resource Management, Davis College, West Virginia University, Unpublished research paper
Gupta, M.K. “Mapping and Analyzing Landscape Pattern, and Study of Vegetation Indices in Itanagar and Surroundings Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technology”. Master’s project report, Vikram University, India, May 2000.
Ph.D. Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University, Hungary
M.S. Environmental Sciendes and Policy, International Development, Community and Environment, Clark University, USA
M.S. Environment Management, Vikram University, India
B.S. Biology, A.P.S. University Satna, India
Dr Most Mauluda Akhtar
Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics
My research interests include bioinformatics, the role of epigenetics (DNA methylation, histone modifications, microRNA) in human diseases, and natural medicine
Akhtar MM, Micolucci L, Islam MS, Olivieri F, Procopio AD (2019). A Practical Guide to miRNA Target Prediction. MicroRNA Target Identification, Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1970) by Springer Nature. pp. 1-13.
Islam MS, Akhtar MM, Segars JH, Castellucci M and Ciarmela P. 2017. Molecular targets of dietary phytochemicals forpossible prevention and therapy of uterine fibroids: focus on fibrosis. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.57 (17): 3583 – 3600.
Micolucci L, Akhtar MM, Olivieri F, Rippo MR, Procopio AD (2016) Diagnostic value of microRNAs in asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma: systematic review and qualitative meta-analysis. Oncotarget. 7(36): 58606-58637.
Akhtar MM, Micolucci L, Islam MS, Olivieri F, Procopio AD (2016) Bioinformatic tools for microRNA dissection. Nucleic Acids Research. 44(1):24-44.
Islam MS, Akhtar MM, Ciavattini A, Giannubilo SR, Protic O, Janjusevic M, Procopio AD, Segars JH, Castellucci M and Ciarmela P (2014) Use of dietary phytochemicals to target inflammation, fibrosis, proliferation and angiogenesis in uterine tissues: promising options for prevention and treatment of uterine fibroids. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 58: 1667–1684.
P.D.F. in Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Polytecnic University of Marche, Italy
Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
M.Sc. in Department of Botany (Plant Biotechnology), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
M.Sc. in Department of Botany, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Dr Mohammad Manir Hossain Mollah
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
- Statistical modeling for molecular OMICS (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, Toxicogenomics, and so on) data analysis to molecular biomarker.
- Biostatistics, Public health, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, Epidemiological data analysis to identify risk factors of an outcome variable.
Co-investigator & Statistician in the following research projects at BUHS
- A Research on Practice and Treatment towards Diabetes Mellitus of Diabetic Patients in Bangladesh Perspective
- Livelihood Status of the Person with Diabetes
- Non-communicable Diseases Control program, DGHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka
- Rahman NIA, Abdul Murad NA, Mollah MM, Jamal R, Harun R, NFIX as a Master Regulator for Lung Cancer Progression. Front Pharmacol, 2017.
- Md. Shahjaman, Nishit Kumar, M. Manir Hossain Mollah, Md. Shakil Ahmed, Anjuman Ara Begum, SM Shahinul Islam and Md. Nurul Haque Mollah, Robust Significance Analysis of Microarrays by minimum β-divergence method. BioMed Research International, 2017.
- Nurul Ainin Abdul Aziz, Norfilza M. Mokhtar, Roslan Harun, M. Manir Hossain Mollah, Isa Mohamed Rose, Ismail Sagap, AzmiMohd Tamil, Wan Zurinah Wan Ngah and Rahman Jamal. 19-Gene Expression Signature as a Predictor of Survival in Colorectal Cancer. BMC Medical Genomic, 9, 2016, UK.
- M. Manir Hossain Mollah, Rahman Jamal, NorfilzaMohd Mokhtar, Roslan Harun andMd. NurulHaqueMollah. A Hybrid One-Way ANOVA Approach for the Robust and Efficient Estimation of Differential Gene Expression with Multiple Patterns. PLoS One, 10 2015.
- Fateen Farhana Ibrahim, Rahman Jamal, Saiful Effendi Syafruddin, Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib, Sazuita Saidin, Reena Rahayu MdZin, M. Manir Hossain Mollah and Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar. MicroRNA-200c and microRNA-31 regulate proliferation, colony formation, migration and invasion in serous ovarian cancer. Journal of Ovarian Research, 8, 2015, UK.
Working Papers / Reports
- Robust Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes from RNA-seq Data: Md. Shahjaman; Md. Manir Hossain Mollah; Nishith Kumar; SM Shahinul Islam; Md. Nurul Haque Mollah
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Field/Subject: Bioinformatics/Biostatistics, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Biology
Master of Science,University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
- Field/Subject: Statistics, Department of Statistics
Bachelor of Science,University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
- Field/Subject: Statistics, Department of Statistics
Dr Sayed Mohammed Nazim Uddin
Associate Professor in Environmental Science; Head of Science and Math
Professor Sayed Mohammed Nazim Uddin’s research interests include wastewater/greywater treatment and management; Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Health; solid waste management; sustainable sanitation; resource and energy recovery; community-based research; social innovation and water resources management; and disaster/hazard risk reduction.
- Gutberlet, J. and Uddin, S.M.N. (2018) Household waste and health risks affecting waste pickers and the environment in low- and middle-income countries, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, DOI:10.1080/10773525.2018.1484996
- Uddin, S.M.N. and Gutberlet, J. (2018) Livelihood and health status of informal recyclers in Mongolia, Resource, Conservation and Recycling, 134, 1-9.
- Cheng, S. Li, Z., Uddin, S.M.N., Mang, HP, Zhou, X, Zhang, J., Zheng, L. and Zhang, L. (2018) Toilet revolution in China, Journal of Environmental Management, 216, 347-356.
- Zhou, X., Li, Y., Li, Z., Xi, Y., Uddin, S.M.N and Zhang, Y. (2017) Investigation on microbial inactivation and urea decomposition in human urine during thermal storage, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 7 (3) 378-386.
- Jubayer, A., Uddin, S.M.N., Nasiruddin, S.M., Ergun, D. Adamowski, J. (2017) Water, sanitation and hygiene for small shopkeepers: a perspective from Bangladesh, JSM Environmental Science & Ecology, 5(1), 1041.
- Uddin, S.M.N. 2016 Exposure of pediatric population to global WASH-borne hazards, Mathews Journal of Pediatrics, 1(1), 5.
- Rahman, M., Uddin, S.M.N., Rahman, M.M. and Yokoyama, K. (2017) Impact of Cyclone SIDR on Rural Community in Bangladesh: A Socio-economic Analysis. Nova Science Publishing.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Ulbrich, T., Mang, H. P., Adamowski, J. F, Ryndin, R. (2016) Household Greywater Treatment in water-stressed regions in cold climates using ‘Ice-Block Units’: Perspective from the coldest capital in the world. Journal of Cleaner Production. 133, 1312-1317.
- Uddin, S.M.N. Tempel, A., Adamowski, J. F., Lapegue, J., Li, Z., and Mang, H.P. (2016) Exploring alternative sources of funding for deploying sustainable sanitation technologies and services in Mongolia. International Journal of Water Resource Development. 881-894.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Adamowski, J. F, Ulbrich, T., Mang, H. P., Ryndin, R., Norvanchig, J., Lapegue, J. Wriege-Bechthold, A. and Cheng, S. (2016) Feasibility of ‘Greenhouse System’ for Household Greywater Treatment in Nomadic-Cultured Communities in Peri-Urban Ger Areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Way to Reduce Greywater-Borne Hazards and Vulnerabilities. Journal of Cleaner Production. 114, 431-442.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Vicky Walters, Gaillard, J.C., Hridi, S.M. and McSherry, A. (2016) Water, sanitation and hygiene for homeless people. Journal of Water and Health. 14(1), 47-51.
- Cheng, S., Zhao, M., Wang, Z., Yun, Y. and Uddin, S. M. N. (2015) Study on the effect of iron- carbon filter on simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal during short-cut nitrification and denitrification, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 46, 805- 810.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Ibrahim, M. B., Lapegue, J., Adamowski, JF., Donati, P. F., Huba, EM, Mang, HP. Avirmed, B. and Cheng, S. (2015) Evaluation of ‘Closed-loop sanitation system’ in a country with cold climate: a case from peri-urban Ger areas of Mongolia. Environment and Urbanization. 27(2), 1-18.
- Yun, Y., Zhou, X., Li, Z., Uddin, S.M.N. and Bai, X. (2015) Comparative research on phosphorus removal of pilot-scale vertical flow constructed wetlands using steel slag and modified steel slag as substrates. Water Science and Technology. 7(71), 996-1003.
- Mahmood, Ibrahim. B., Li. Z., Uddin, S. M. N., Mang, HP., and Germer, J.(2015) Co- composting of fecal matter in Mongolia using two different technologies. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5(1), 165-171.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, HP., Ulbrich, T., Schubler, A., Rheinstein, E., Huba, E.M., and Lapegue, J. (2014) Opportunities and challenges for greywater treatment and reuse in Mongolia: Lessons learnt from piloted systems, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 4(3)182-193.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, H. Huba, E.M., and Lapegue, J. (2014) A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis on integrating safe water supply and sustainable sanitation systems. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 4(3), 437-448.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Gaillard, J. C., Tedoff, PF., Lapegue, J, Mang, HP., Huba, E.M. Kummel, O., and Rheinstein, E. (2014) Exposure to WASH-borne hazards: A scoping study on peri-urban Ger areas in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Habitat International, 44, 403-411.
- Diang, N., Li, Z., Zhou, X., Hu A., Bai, X. and Uddin, S. M. N. (2014) Feasibility assessment of LID concept for storm water management in China through SWOT analysis. Journal of Southeast University, 30 (2), 225-229.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Muhandiki, and Sakai, A., Mamun, A. A., and Hridi, S. M. (2014) Socio-cultural acceptance of appropriate technology: identifying and prioritizing barriers for widespread use of the Urine Diversion Toilets in Rural Muslim Communities of Bangladesh. Technology in Society, 38, 32-39.
Conference Proceedings/Presentations/Talks (2013-2018)
- Uddin, M.N. and Gutberlet, J. Livelihoods and health status of waste pickers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Seminar, Center for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, Canada. March 2018.
- Uddin, M.N. Sustainable sanitation technologies in the coldest capital in the world, Sustainable Seminar, Green Civil Engineering, University of Victoria. March 2018, Canada.
- Uddin, S. M. N. Social story of a multi-cultural toilet, IDEAFEST-Ideas That Can Change Everything, March 5-10, 2018, University of Victoria, Canada.
- Uddin, M.N. Rapid assessment of health and livelihoods status of waste pickers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Keynote Speaker, Workshop on Waste and Waste Pickers, Stamford University Bangladesh, August 24, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Uddin, S.M.N. and Gutberlet, J. Informal Recyclers in the Long Winter Cold Country with Fast- Growing Economy, Research Seminar, Center for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, March 13, 2017, Victoria, BC, C
- Uddin, M.N. Waste and lives of waste pickers in Mongolia, International Interactive Workshop on Waste and Lives of Waste Pickers in Mongolia, Key Note Speaker and Co-Organizer, October 7, 2016, Royal International University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- Uddin, M.N., Informal recyclers in the coldest capital in the world (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), International Symposium on Waste Management, October 2016, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- Uddin, M.N. et al. Degradation of river water quality around Dhaka City, Bangladesh. International Environmental Technology Conference, Beijing, October 2016, China.
- Uddin, S.M.N., et.al Degradation of water quality of peripheral rivers of Dhaka city, Bangladesh: Health hazards perspectives, International Conference on Environmental Technology, Beijing, 21-24 October 2016, Beijing, China.
- Uddin et al.Traditional closed-loop-sanitation-systems in peri-urban and rural Afghanistan: a SWOT Analysis, 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough University, UK, 2015.
- Uddin, S.M.N. Sustainable sanitation technologies for vulnerable peri-urban communities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, International Conference on ‘WASH Innovations and Future Scenarios for Mongolia, 22-23 June 2015, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- Uddin et al. Fecal sludge management in Mongolia: Different approaches to recover resources and reduce risks. 7th World Water Forum, 12-17 April, Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Rep. of Korea 2015. Presentation and Panelist.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, HP, Lapegue, J. Sustainable sanitation for vulnerable peri-urban Mongolia: Ways to reduce WASH-borne hazards and vulnerability. The 2nd IWA Malaysia Young Water Professionals Conference 2015, 17-20 March 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Lapegue, J., Adamowski, J.F. Socio-cultural capital and corporate WASH responsibility: Ways towards sustainable water supply and sanitation, 1st Specialist Conference on Municipal Water Management and Sanitation in Developing Countries-From Toilet to Source-Accelerating Uptake of Sustainable and Integrated Wastewater Management Solutions. 2-4 December 2014, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Uddin, S.M.N. Socio-cultural and legal aspects of fecal compost: Global practices and practical case from Mongolia, WASH & FSL International Conference, 22-26 September 2014, Machakos, Kenya.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Rahman, M. M. and Hussain, M. A. Degradation of river water quality around Dhaka City: An anthropogenic disaster. 2014 Bangladesh Summit for Sustainable Development, 16-19 August, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Uddin, S.M.N. Li, Z., Gaillard, J. C., Mang H.P., Lapegue, J., and Hridi, S. M. Water, sanitation and hygiene for homeless and nomadic people: perspectives from Bangladesh and Mongolia. 2014 Bangladesh Summit for Sustainable Development, 16-19 August, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Jubayer, A., Uddin, S.M.N. and Ergun, S. Water, sanitation and hygiene for small shopkeepers: A perspective from Bangladesh. 2014 Bangladesh Summit for Sustainable Development, 16-19 August, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Uddin, S.M.N. Li, Z. and Lapegue, J. Exploring funding for sustainable sanitation in Mongolia: Perceptions from communities and stakeholders. 37th WEDC International Conference on Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services for All in a Fast Changing World, 15–19 September, 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Ibrahim, M. B., Mang, HP, Lapegue, J., Cheng, S. (2014) A perspective evaluation of ‘Closed-loop-sanitation-system’ in a country with cold climate: a case from Mongolia. 12th IWA Conference on Small Water & Wastewater Systems & 4th Specialized Conference on Resource Oriented Sanitation 2-4 November 2014, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, H. P., Adamowski, J. F, Ulbrich, T., Ryndin, R., Norvanchig, J., and Cheng, S. Greywater treatment in peri-urban nomadic communities: A case study on ‘greenhouse system’ in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 12th IWA Conference on Small Water & Wastewater Systems & 4th Specialized Conference on Resource Oriented Sanitation 2-4 November 2014, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
- Cheng, S., Li, Z., Mang, HP., Uddin S.M.N. and Huba, EM. Resource oriented sanitation in rural China: Strategy and implementation. 12th IWA Conference on Small Water & Wastewater Systems & 4th Specialized Conference on Resource Oriented Sanitation 2-4 November 2014, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
- Cheng, S., Li, Z., Mang, HP., Huba, EM. and Uddin S.M.N. What could be China give to and take from other countries for development of biogas industry? Lessons learned from each other. International Conference on Progress in Biogas III, 10-11 September 2014. Haus der Wirtschaft-Stuttgart, Germany.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, H. P., Adamowski, J. F, Ryndin, R., Ulbrich, T. and Lapegue, J. (2014) An assessment of the feasibility of Household Greywater Treatment in water stressed regions in cold climates using ‘Ice-Block Units’: A case in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. IWA 14th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, 12-16 October 2014, Shanghai, China.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z. Mang, H. and Lapegue, J. (2014) Sustainable sanitation towards eco-city development. Second Symposium on Urban Mining, 19-21 May 2014, Bergamo, Italy.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z. and Mang, H. P. (2013) Progress on sustainable sanitation for vulnerable peri-urban population in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. WASH Forum, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) Mongolia, 26-27 September 2013, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- Ibrahim, B. M, Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., and Mang, H.P. (2013) Human excreta collection, treatment (composting) and use in peri-urban ger areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. WASH Forum, Action Contre la Faim(ACF) Mongolia, 26-27 September 2013, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- Ibrahim, B. M., Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., and Mang, H. P. (2013) ACF Eco-Toilets: A sustainable way to improve sanitation ger areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. WASH Forum, Action Contre la Faim(ACF) Mongolia, 26-27 September 2013, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- Ibrahim, B. M., Li, Z., Mang, H. P., Zhang, Y. and Uddin, S.M.N. (2013) Night soil composting as common approach to sustainable sanitation: A review. 2013 Beijing International Environmental Technology Symposium, 20-23 October, Beijing, China.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Gaillard, J.C., Mang, H.P., Huba, E.M., Tedoff, P.F., Lapegue, J, Kummel, O. and Rheinstein, E. (2013) WASH-Borne vulnerability: A scoping study on peri-urban ger areas in Mongolia. 2013 Beijing International Environmental Technology Symposium, 20-23 October, Beijing, China.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, HP., Ulbrich, T., Schubler, A., Rheinstein, E. and Huba, E.M., (2013). Opportunities and challenges of greywater treatment and reuse in peri-urban ger areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 11th IWA Conference on Small Water & Wastewater Systems and Sludge Management, 28-30 October, 2013, Harbin, China.
- Diang, N., Li, Z., Zhou, X., Hu A., Bai, X. and Uddin, S.M.N. (2013) Feasibility assessment of LID concept for stormwater management in China through SWOT analysis. 16th IRCS Conference & International Symposium on Rainwater Utilization, 1-4 July 2013, Beijing/Nanjing, China.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, H. Huba, E.M., Lapegue, J. and Eyrard, J. (2013). Sustainable sanitation for vulnerable peri-urban population in Mongolia: An introduction of a multi-lateral cooperation project. Proceedings of 12th JADE Conference, Japan Association of Drainage and Environment, 9 November 2013 Tokyo, Japan.
- Uddin, S.M.N., Li, Z., Mang, H. Huba, E.M. and Lapegue, J. (2013). A holistic approach to integrate safe water supply and sustainable sanitation system: a SWOT analysis. International Conference on Water Research, 20-23 January 2013, Singapore.
- Rural resources for self-employment by Mosharref Hossain Bhuyan, Technology Development and Implementation Agency (Techno DIA), Dhaka. (In Bangla Language)
- Rivers in Bangladesh by Mosharref Hossain Bhuyan, Technology Development and Implementation Agency (Techno DIA), Dhaka. (In Bangla Language)
P.D.F. in Geography, University of Victoria, Canada
Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.
M.Sc. in Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
NUGELP Certificate in Water and Waste Management, Nagoya University Global Environmental Leaders Program, Japan
M.Sc. in Water Resources Development, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
Int. Diploma in Community Development, Asian Social Institute, Philippines
Int. Course in Environmental Accounting and Management, Beijing Normal University, China
B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Environmental Sciences, National University, Bangladesh
Dr Nazmul Alam
Associate Professor of Public Health
- Implementation and Evaluation
- Infectious diseases epidemiology
- Human Papilloma Virus/Cervical cancer
- Maternal Health
- Transformative Competency-Based Public Health Education for Professional Employability in Bangladesh’s Health Sector. Erasmus+ grant along BRAC School of Public Health.
- Evaluation of enhanced befriending to improve psychological well-being and quality of life for adolescent mothers in slums of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Erasmus+ grant along BRAC School of Public Health (EU 999,500. from 07/2018 to 06/2022)
Project: Transformative Competency-Based Public Health Education for Professional Employability in Bangladesh’s Health Sector.
Grand Challenge Canada Stars in Global Health (CAD 113,000 from 4/2013 to 12/2014)
Project: Community operated motorized three wheeler van for rapid transportation of pregnant women in rural areas for emergency obstetric care in Bangladesh and Burkina Faso.
Role: Principal Investigator
Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Program (CAD 19,000 from 3/2013 to 12/2014)
Project: North-South research partnership development: needs assessment for HIV prevention intervention for migrants workers in Bangladesh
Role: Principal Investigator
Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria-Sub-recipient (fromUS$ 59,000 from 06/2010 to 03/2012)
Project: Measuring the effects of changes in the Drop-in-Centre operations and changes in advocacy strategies among female sex workers in Dhaka.
Role: Principal Investigator
ICDDR,B PhD returnee mentorship grant (US$25,000 from 10/2009 to 09/2010)
Project: Improving recognition, referral, and prevention practices for sexually transmitted infections among medicine sellers in Bangladesh.
Role: Principal Investigator
- Alam N., Mamun M., Dema P. (2019) Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH): Key Global Public Health Agenda in SDG Era. In: Leal Filho W., Wall T., Azul A., Brandli L., Özuyar P. (eds) Good Health and Well-Being. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-95680-0.
Journal Articles (selected)
Full list available at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Feai8RgAAAAJ&hl=en
- Islam JY, Khatun F, Alam A, Sultana F, Bhuiyan A, Alam N, Reichenbach L, Marions L, Rahman M, Nahar Q. Knowledge of cervical cancer and HPV vaccine in
- Bangladeshi women: a population based, cross-sectional study. BMC Women’s Health 2018 Jan 11;18(1):15.
- Wahed T, Alam A, Sultana S, Rahman M, Alam N, Martens M, Somrongthong R. Barriers to sexual and reproductive healthcare services as experienced by female sex workers and service providers in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. PLOS ONE. 2017 Jul 31;12(7):e0182249. PubMed PMID: 28759575
- Alam N, Chowdhury ME, Kuanda S, Alam A, Sia D, Seppe M, Sawadogo J, Fournier P. Role of transportation to access maternal care services for women in rural Burkina Faso and Bangladesh: a mixed method study. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Nov;135 Suppl 1:S45-S50.
- Alam N, Alam A, Fournier P. Medicine sellers for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections: effect of a quasi-experimental training intervention in Bangladesh. BioMed Res Int. 2015, 570340, 8 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/570340
- Alam N, Mridha MK, Kristensen S, Vermund SH. Knowledge and skills for management of sexually transmitted infections among rural medical practitioners in Bangladesh. J Prev Med. 2015 Apr 1;5(4):151-158. PubMed PMID: 25954593
- Alam N, Hajizadeh M, Dumont A, Fournier P. Inequalities in maternal health care utilization in sub-saharan African countries: a multiyear and multi-country analysis. PLOS ONE 2015 Apr 8;10(4):e0120922. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120922.
- Alam N., Merry, L.A., Islam, M.M. and Cortijo, C.Z. (2015) International Health Professional Migration and Brain Waste: A Situation of Double-Jeopardy. Open J of Prev Med, 5, 128-131. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojpm.2015.53015
- Hajizadeh M, Alam N, Nandi A. Social inequalities in the utilization of maternal care in Bangladesh: Have they widened or narrowed in recent years? Int J Equity Health. 2014 Dec 10;13(1):120.
- Nahar Q, Sultana F, Alam A, Islam JY, Rahman M, Khatun F, Alam N .. Reichenbach L. Genital human papillomavirus infection among women in Bangladesh: findings from a population-based survey. PLOS ONE. 2014. 9(10): e107675.
- Alam N, Choudhury ME, Mridha M.K, Reichenbach LJ, Streatfield PK, Ahmed AU, Azim T. Factor associated with condom use negotiation among female sex workers in Bangladesh. Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Oct;24(10) 813–821.
Working Papers / Reports
- Azim T, Khan SI, Nahar Q, Alam N, Reza M, Alam S, Islam E. Twenty years of HIV in Bangladesh: Experiences and Way Forward. The World Bank, UNAIDS. Dhaka: 2009.
- Chowdhury ME, Anwar I, Alam N, Ahmed A, Das Gupta S, Mridha MK, Bashir I, Streatfield PK, Mallick PS. Assessment of sexual behavior of men in Bangladesh: a methodological experiment. Dhaka, Family Health International, Bangladesh and ICDDR,B, 2006.viii, 84 p.
Knowledge translation brief:
Alam N. et al. Brief counseling can improve partner referral for management and control of sexually transmitted infection. http://rpcc.dghs.gov.bd/policy.php
Blog: Nazmul Alam. ‘Needs and Gaps in Health System Capacities: Ebola in focus’. Canadian Society for International Health. http://www.csih.org/en/uncategorized/ebola-in-focus-ccgh-2015-plenary-nov-07-2015/
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH): University of Alabama at Birmingham
MPH Epidemiology : University of Alabama at Birmingham
MSc in Microbiology : University of Dhaka
BSc (Hons) in Biology : University of Dhaka
Dr P Mosae Selvakumar
Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Dr.Mosae’s research interests include synthesis of small bioactive molecules and Supramolecular architectures, Molecular recognition/Machines, development of Sensor molecules for anions/cations/ small molecules in Water, water treatment, Chemo/Biosensors, Host-guest Chemistry, DNA binding-Drug delivery using Nano particles-material chemistry, Antibacterial and wound healing molecules, Photochemistry, Metallo-Supramolecular material chemistry-Helicate, MOF, flame retardant materials, Green chemistry, Phytochemistry, Value Added products from Palmyrah palm, Pollution control, Environmental conservation, Science for self-reliant life style/Sustainable development, grassroots innovations, and Social entrepreneurship.
Involved in activities like developing various bioactive small organic molecules, nanomaterials(Ag, Au, ZnO, LDH and and Fe2O3)coordination complexes based receptors-analytical techniques for sensing anions, cations and small molecules in water/biosystems by internally and externally-funded projects
DST-SERB-India fast track young scientist award Project (INR 24,56,000) entitled “Design, Synthesis and characterization of novel supramolecular Helicates for their application in molecular recognition”
- P.Mosae Selvakumar, E. Suresh and P. S. Subramanian. Self-assembled Cu (II) MOFs with N, O donors mixed ligands, Nano Biomaterials, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd, pp. 215–220 (2012), ISBN 978-93-82563-37-2
- V. Sherly Arputha Kiruba, Arun Dakshinamurthy and P. Mosae Selvakumar. Silver-Activated Charcoal Nanocomposite For Microbial Decontamination of Water, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd, Applications of Nano Materials: Electronics, Energy and Environment, pp. 345–352 (2012),ISBN 978-93-82563-35-8
- Sophia Selvarajan, Arun Dakshinamurthy , V. Madhu, I M V Enoch and P. Mosae Selvakumar, Dye Sensitized Solar Cell using Eco-friendly Natural Dyes, Sustainable technologies in health care and environment; pp 52-63, ISBN 9788190387101
Journal Articles(selected publications)
- G. Tamil Selvan, V.Chitra, R. Tamil Selvan Israel V.M.V. Enoch, P. Mosae Selvakumar, On / Off Fluorescent Chemosensor for Selective Detection of Divalent Iron and Copper Ions: Molecular Logic Operation and Protein Binding. ACS omega, 2018, 3, 7985-7992.
- Govindaraj Tamil Selvan, Sumathi Poomalai, Sivaraj Ramasamy, Paulraj Mosae Selvakumar, Israel V Muthu Vijayan Enoch, Sara Gracia Lanas, and Andrea Melchior, Differential Metal Ion Sensing by an Antipyrine Derivative in Aqueous and β-Cyclodextrin Media: Selectivity Tuning by β-Cyclodextrin, Analytical Chemistry, 2018, 90,22,13607-13615
- Rahul Kaushik, Rahul Sakla, Amrita Ghosh, G Tamil Selvan, P Mosae Selvakumar, D Amilan Jose, Selective Detection of H2S by Copper Complex Embedded in Vesicles through Metal Indicator Displacement Approach, ACS Sens., 2018, 3 (6), pp 1142–1148
- V.Chitra, P. Mosae Selvakumar, G. Tamil Selvan, Israel V.M.V. Enoch, V. Srinivasadesikan, Shyi-Long Lee ,The first highly selective turn “ON” fluorescent sensor for vanadyl (VO2+) ion: DFT studies and Molecular logic gate behavior, New Journal of Chemistry (2018), 42 (5), 3833-3839
- Tamil Selvan, V.Chitra, Israel V.M.V. Enoch, P. Mosae Selvakumar: Development of a fluorescent chemosensor towards sensing and separation of Mg 2+ ions in chlorophyll and hard water. New Journal of Chemistry (2018), 42, 902 – 909
Working Papers / Reports/patents
- A.J.A. Ranjit singh, R. Mariselvam, A. Usha Raja Nanthini, P. Mosae selvakumar. Eco friendly golden yellow dye from Syzygium cumini (L.) Jambolan) fruit seed endosperm extract and its application in the preparation of antimicrobial fabric, Indian Patent Application Number-2560/CHE/2014
- P. Mosae Selvakumar, Arun Dakshinamurthy and S. Deena. Method of making antimicrobial fabric using silver nanoparticles, banana sap and natural dye, Indian Patent Application Number-3774/CHE/2014
- P. Mosae Selvakumar, A.J.A. Ranjit singh, R. Mariselvam,. Development of eco – friendly wound healing bandage from palmyra palm leaf secretions, Indian Patent Application Number-4011/CHE/2015.
- C. Sureshkumar, C.Mariappan, A.Palavesm,P. Mosae Selvakumar. Method for the removal of highly resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa /Aeromonas hydrophila / Burkholderia cepacia from infeed Bore well water to different purification stages of water purification system at aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing, Indian Patent Application Number-201641033678 A.
Ph.D inChemistry, Bhavnagar University/ Central Salt &Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR), Gujarat.India
- Title: Studies on Supramolecular Helical Compounds: Synthesis, Structural Investigation and Functional Application.
*Qualified Tamilnadu state Eligibility test (TNSET) for Lecturership conducted by University grant Commission, India
M. Sc, M.Phil inPsychology, Tamilnadu Open University, Chennai, Tamilnadu,
B. Sc, M. Sc in Chemistry, Manonmaniam Sundaranar university, Tamilnadu, India.
D.T Ed inEducation, Government Teacher Training Institute (NCERT),Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu.
Dr Tiffany Cone
Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology; and Associate Dean, Core Program
Dr. Cone’s primary research field is psychological anthropology. She researches cross-cultural conceptions of the self, practices of self-cultivation and meaning-making, and processes of rupture and healing.
Dr. Cone is currently working on two research projects related to processes of self-cultivation within Higher Education in Asia. Briefly, the first project aims to understand the experiences of refugee and migrant female students in Bangladesh and New Zealand in navigating their educational pathways. The second project explores the practice of post-monolingual education, drawing on the multi-lingual knowledge of students at AUW to challenge social theory.
2018 Cultivating Charismatic Power: Islamic Leadership Practice in China, Palgrave
MacMillan, USA. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319747620, 215 pages.
2016 Soul Singer, screened at Dhaka International Short Film Festival.
2007 Living Chinese Philosophy. Screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2007 and
Asia Pacific Conference 2007. Distributed in the USA by Insight Media and available through Universities worldwide.
2005 A Vital Force: Women and development in Tibet and Yunnan. Available in University of
2005 A Guide to Beekeeping in the Tropics – Educational video filmed and distributed in Fiji,
funded by NZ Aid.
2003 Releasing the Dragon: Small businesses in China’s Market Economy. Available in
University of Otago Library.
Refereed Journal Articles
2019 Narratives of Navigation: Refugee-Background Women’s Higher Education Journeys in
Bangladesh and New Zealand. Journal of Refugee Studies (Forthcoming).
2017 Sounding the Soul: Mysticism and Music on Film, The Asia Pacific Journal of
Anthropology (TAPJA). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full10.1080/14442213.2016.1261615
2015 Experimental Film and Anthropology, The Asia Pacific Journal of
Anthropology, Issue 16/3 June 2015. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full 10.1080/14442213.2015.1016394
2014 Communities of Complicity, The China Journal, No. 72, July 2014. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/677074
2019 The Worlding of Words: Post-monolingual education at the Asian University for
Women. In V. Anderson & H. Johnson (Eds.), Migration, education and translation: Cross- disciplinary perspectives on human mobility and cultural encounters in education settings. Abingdon: Routledge.
2017 Islam: Saints and Sacred Geographies: China, entry in Encyclopedia of Women and
Islamic Cultures, Brill USA. http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopedia-of- women-and-islamic-cultures/islam-saints-and-sacred-geographies-china-COM_002042? s.num=0&s.q=tiffany+cone
2017 City of Saints: Linxia as the ‘centre’ of Qadiriyya Sufism in Northwest China, in Hsun
Chang & Benjamin Penny (eds.), Religion in Taiwan and China : Locality and Transmission, Taipei, Academia Sinica, Institute of Ethnology, 2017.
2014 Journeys of knowledge: the role of a Chinese Sufi gongbei in generating mobility between
China and Iran, in Religion and Mobility in a Globalising Asia: New Ethnographic Explorations, Edited by Sinwen Lau and Nanlai Cao. Routledge Press. https://www.routledge.com/Religion-and-Mobility-in-a-Globalising-Asia-New- Ethnographic-Explorations/Lau-Cao/p/book/9780415716550
July 2019 Postcolonial Pedagogies: Can experience be translated? AAS-IN-ASIA 2019 Conference: Asia In Motion: Asia on the Rise? Bangkok, Thailand
Nov 2018 Refuge or Riddle: Women’s narratives of longing and belonging in Higher Education. Refuge in the City Conference, University of Otago.
Nov 2018 Promising the earth: What does it mean to think relationally in internationalised higher education? Oceania Comparative and International Education Society Conference.
Oct 2018 The Worlding of Words: decolonizing knowledge at AUW, Global Critical Pedagogies Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Nov 2017 Intercultural dialogue and contemporary geo-politics: Islamic exchange between Iran and China, presented at New Zealand Asian Studies Conference, University of Otago.
Dec 2015 Being both Chinese and Muslim: moral challenges for a Sufi community in Northwest China, abstract submitted for panel ‘In Search of Faith: Itinerant Religiosities and Negotiated Moralities in Asia’ Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, ‘Moral Horizons’, Melbourne, Australia.
Nov 2014 Chinese Qadiriyya Sufism and the Glocal: The Making of a Muslim Cosmopolitanism in Northwest China. Paper presented at Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, ‘Cosmopolitan Anthropologies’, Queenstown, New Zealand.
Nov 2013 Charisma on the Margins: The role of a Sufi shrine in Northwest China. Paper presented at Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, ‘The Human in the World, the World in the Human’, Canberra. Organized and moderated a panel titled ‘Religion on the Margins’.
Aug 2013 City of Saints: Linxia as the ‘Centre’ of Qadiriyya Sufism in Northwest China. Paper presented at Religion and Locality in the Chinese World Conference, Organized by Australian Centre on China in the World at the ANU.
Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
B.A. (First Class Hons) in Anthropology, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Dr Shams Forruque Ahmed
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computational Science
Research interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Sustainable Energy Technologies, and Heat Transfer.
Worked as a Chief Investigator of the project titled “Thermal Performance of Earth Pipe Cooling and Heating System in a Subtropical Climate” during 2016-2017.
Secured Research Grant of BDT 400000 from North South University, Bangladesh in 2016.
S. F. Ahmed. 2011. Fibre Motion in Turbulent Flow: A Mathematical study of fibre suspensions in turbulent flow. Lambert Academic Publishing Limited, Germany, ISBN: 978-3846548660.
S. F. Ahmed, M.M.K. Khan, M.T.O. Amanullah, M.G. Rasul and N.M.S. Hassan. 2015. Numerical Modelling of Vertical Earth Pipe Cooling System for Hot and Humid Subtropical Climate, In: Progress in Clean Energy, Volume II: Novel Systems and Applications, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-17030-5.
S. F. Ahmed, M.M.K. Khan, M.T.O. Amanullah, M.G. Rasul and N.M.S. Hassan. 2015. Performance evaluation of hybrid earth pipe cooling with horizontal piping system, In: Thermofluid Modelling for Energy Efficiency Applications, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128025895.
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan. 2018. Integrated model of horizontal earth pipe cooling system for a hot humid climate, In: Exergy for a Better Environment and Improved Sustainability 1, pp. 911-929. ISBN: 978-3-319-62571-3.
A. K. Azad, M. G. Rasul, B. Giannangelo, and S. F. Ahmed. 2018. Diesel engine performance and emission study using soybean biodiesel blends with fossil diesel, In: Exergy for a Better Environment and Improved Sustainability 2, pp. 137-155. ISBN: 978-3-319-62574-4.
A. K. Azad, M. G. Rasul, Rubayat Islam, and S. F. Ahmed. 2018. A Study on energy and environmental management techniques used in petroleum process industries. In: Exergy for a Better Environment and Improved Sustainability 2, pp. 219-230. ISBN: 978-3-319-62574-4.
S. F. Ahmed, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. M. K. Khan, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Parametric study on thermal performance of horizontal earth pipe cooling system in summer,” Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 114, pp. 324-337, 2016.
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Performance assessment of earth pipe cooling system for low energy buildings in a subtropical climate,” Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 106, pp. 815-825, 2015.
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, and M. G. Rasul, “Selection of suitable passive cooling strategy for a subtropical climate,” International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, vol. 9 (1), pp. 1-11, 2014.
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. G. Rasul, M. T. O. Amanullah, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Comparison of Earth Pipe Cooling Performance Between two Different Piping Systems,” Energy Procedia, vol. 61, pp. 1897-1901, 2014.
S. F. Ahmedand M. S. A. Sarker, “Derivation of turbulent energy of fiber suspensions,” Journal of Computational and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 155-163, 2015.
T. Ahasan, S. F. Ahmed, M. G. Rasul, M. M. K. Khan, and A. K. Azad, “Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Green Roof System in a Subtropical Climate Using Fluent,” Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, vol. 2, p. 113, 2014.
A. K. Azad, M. G. Rasul, M. M. K. Khan, T. Ahasan, and S. F. Ahmed, “Energy Scenario: Production, Consumption and Prospect of Renewable Energy in Australia,” Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, vol. 2, p. 19, 2014.
S. F. Ahmed, “Derivation of turbulent energy in a rotating system,” Journal of Computational and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 75-83, 2013.
S. F. Ahmed, “Derivation of energy equation for turbulent flow with two-point correlation,” Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal, vol. 2, pp. 197-200, 2013.
S. F. Ahmed, “Derivation of turbulent energy in presence of dust particles,” American Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 1, pp. 71-77, 2013.
S. F. Ahmed and M. S. A. Sarker, “Fiber Motion in Dusty Fluid Turbulent Flow in a Rotating System,” International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, vol. 10, pp. 92-109, 2014.
S. F. Ahmed, “Conversion of energy equation for turbulent motion and its applications,” Applied and Computational Mathematics, vol. 3, pp. 110-116, 2014.
S. F. Ahmed, “Turbulent Energy for Dusty Fluid in a Rotating System,” International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, vol. 9, pp. 50-61, 2012.
S. F. Ahmedand M. S. A. Sarker, “Fibre Suspensions in Turbulent flow with Two-Point Correlation,” Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol. 46, pp. 265-270, 2011.
S. F. Ahmedand M. S. A. Sarker, “Fibre motion in dusty fluid turbulent flow with two-point correlation,” Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 3, pp. 283-290, 2011.
M. S. A. Sarker and S. F. Ahmed, “Motion of fibres in turbulent flow in a rotating system,” Rajshahi University Studies, Part-B, Journal of Science, vol. 37, pp. 107-117, 2009.
S. T. A. Siddique, S. F. Ahmed, and M. H. Islam, “Earth Pipe Cooling Strategy in Buildings: A Sustainable Approach”, Journal of Natural Sciences Research, vol. 8, pp. 36-43, 2018.
S. Ahmed, A. M. Hall, and S. F. Ahmed, “Comparative Biodegradability Assessment of Different Types of paper”, Journal of Natural Sciences Research, vol. 8, pp. 9-20, 2018.
Articles in Progress:
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Vertical earth pipe cooling performance in low energy buildings in summer,” Applied Energy, Elsevier (Under review).
S. F. Ahmed, “Passive cooling system for hot and humid subtropical climates: a sustainable approach”, Building and Environment, Elsevier (Under review).
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Parametric study on vertical earth pipe cooling performance in a subtropical climate,” Energy, Elsevier (Under review).
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Horizontal earth pipe cooling performance in low energy buildings in summer”, Renewable Energy, Elsevier (Under review).
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Performance Analysis of Vertical Earth Pipe Cooling System for Subtropical Climate,” in International Conference on Clean Energy, Istanbul, Turkey 2014, pp. 691-700.
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Numerical Modelling of Hybrid Vertical Earth Pipe Cooling System,” in The 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia 2014.
S. F. Ahmed, M. M. K. Khan, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan, “Thermal performance analysis of earth pipe cooling system for subtropical climate,” in 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Hong Kong, 2013, pp. 1795-1803.
S. F. Ahmed and M. S. A. Sarker, “Fibre Suspensions in turbulent flow,” in 5th Asian mathematical conference (AMC), June 22–26, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vol. II: Applied Mathematics.
Abu Naser Sarker, M. Jalal Ahammad, and S. F. Ahmed, “A Numerical Study of the Non-Steady Diffusion Equation in Two Dimensions”, in 5th International Conference on Natural science and Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh , 2018, pp. 39-44.
S. Ahmed, A. M. Hall, and S. F. Ahmed, “Biodegradation of Different Types of Paper in a Compost Environment”, in 5th International Conference on Natural science and Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh , 2018, pp. 26-30.
Ph.D. Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia
M.Phil. Applied Mathematics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
B.Sc. Applied Mathematics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Dr Sumita Das
Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Dr. Das studies the physical phenomena and processes of circadian rhythm at the molecular level using computational and theoretical analyses as well as mathematical modeling. In her recent studies, she proposed mathematical models to represent a language for formalizing the knowledge on living systems obtained in theoretical biophysics. She has an interest in understanding the fascinating themes of quantitative biological physics. Her very recent paper, which was published in the journal Biophysics and Physicobiology, has been awarded “Editors’ Choice Award” of the year 2019.
Sumita Das, Tomoki P. Terada, and Masaki Sasai (2018). Single-molecular and ensemble-level oscillations of cyanobacterial circadian clock. Biophysics and Physicobiology, 15: 136-150.doi:10.2142/biophysico.15.0_136
Sumita Das, Tomoki P Terada, Masaki Sasai (2018); Single-molecular and Ensemble-level Oscillations of Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock. bioRxiv 278184; doi: 10.1101/278184
Sumita Das, Tomoki P. Terada, and Masaki Sasai (2017). Role of ATP Hydrolysis in Cyanobacterial Circadian Oscillator. Scientific Reports, 7:17469. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17717-z
Ph.D. (Computational Science) from Nagoya University, Japan
M.S. (Mathematics) ,University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
B.Sc. (Mathematics),University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Dr Zulfikar Alom
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Professor Zulfikar Alom was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science from the University of Insubria, Italy, in October 2019. The title of his Doctoral Dissertation is “Enhancing Data Privacy and Security Related Process Through Machine Learning“. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Information and Communication Engineering from the Islamic University, Bangladesh in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He received the ICT Ministry Fellowship award from the ICT Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Coordinator of this program
Dr. Alom’s main research interests are related to Cybersecurity, Malware detection, Big Data, Internet-of-Things (IoT), Social Networks Analysis, Machine/Deep learning, and security and privacy issues of the user-centric data management system.
- Md Zulfikar Alom., Barbara Carminati., Elena Ferrari., “A Deep Learning Model for Twitter Spam Detection” International Journal of Online Social Networks and Media (OSNEM), Volume 18, 2020, ISSN 2468-69640
- Md Zulfikar Alom., Barbara Carminati., Elena Ferrari., “Helping Users Managing Context-based Privacy Preferences” 2019 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC, 2019), pp. 100-107, Milan, Italy
- Md Zulfikar Alom., Barbara Carminati., Elena Ferrari., “Adapting Users’ Privacy Preferences in Smart Environments” 2019 IEEE International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT, 2019), pp. 165-172, Milan, Italy
- Md Zulfikar Alom., Barbara Carminati., Elena Ferrari., “Detecting Spam Accounts on Twitter” IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM, 2018), 1191-1198, Barcelona, Spain
- Md Zulfikar Alom., Tapan Kumar Godder., Mohammad Nayeem Morshed., Asmaa Maali., “Enhanced Spectrum Sensing based on Energy Detection in Cognitive Radio Network using Adaptive Threshold” IEEE International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (NSysS, 2017), 138-143, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Md Zulfikar Alom., Tapan Kumar Godder., Mohammad Nayeem Morshed., “Performance Analysis of Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET)” International Conference on Advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICAICT, 2016), Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Md Zulfikar Alom., Tapan Kumar Godder., Mohammad Nayeem Morshed., “A Survey of Spectrum Sensing Techniques in Cognitive Radio Network” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advances in Electrical Engineering (ICAEE, 2015), 161-164, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Articles in Progress:
- Zulfikar Alom., Bikash C Singh., Zeyar Aung., Mohammad Abdul Azim., “Knapsack Graph-based Privacy Checking for Smart Environments” International Journal of Computers & Security (Under review).
- Bikash C Singh., Zulfikar Alom., Mohammad Muntasir Rahman., Mrinal Kanti Baowaly., Zeyar Aung., Mohammad Abdul Azim., “COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak in the Subcontinent: A data-driven analysis” International Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (Under review).
- Dipankar Kumar Mondal., Bikash Chandra Singh., Shivazi Biswas., Zulfikar Alom., Mohammad Abdul Azim “SeizeMaliciousURL: A Novel Learning Approach to Detect Malicious URLs” International Journal of Information Security and Applications (Under review).
- Antara Titikhsha Barua., Zulfikar Alom., Mohammad Abdul Azim., Artificial Intelligence: the Most Powerful Weapon in Medical Treatment (work in progress).
- Antara Titikhsha Barua., Zulfikar Alom., Mohammad Abdul Azim., Early Stage Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Machine Learning Techniques (work in progress).
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Insubria, Italy
M.Sc. Information and Communication Engineering, Islamic University, Bangladesh
B.Sc. Information and Communication Engineering, Islamic University, Bangladesh
Dr Ahmed Abidur Razzaque Khan
Assistant Professor in Development Studies
Dr. Ahmed Abidur Razzaque Khan (Ahmed Abid) is a filmmaker with a Ph.D. in Human Rights. He is a member of Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative (HADRI) at the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia. His joint Ph.D. in ‘Human Rights, Society, Multi-level Governance’ was co-managed by Universities in Australia, Croatia, Cyprus, and coordinated by the Human Rights Centre- University of Padova (Italy). He has more than fifteen years’ experience in humanitarian and crisis management including carrying out academic research work in Asia and the Pacific. He worked as Knowledge Management Coordinator for the largest human rights project (SEARCH in SE Asia, 2006-2011) funded by Canadian government, taught and managed research projects at the School of Social Science, Western Sydney University, Australia and Communications and New Media Department, National University Singapore.
My research discipline focus has been on storytelling and subaltern communication, safe migration, refugees and labour trafficking, and vulnerable groups including children, women and ethnic minorities/ indigenous people with a particular focus on forced migration. I am experienced in using a range of media and methodology tools and has worked with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research approaches.
Book Chapters, etc.
Khan, Ahmed Abidur Razzaque, and Georgeau Nichole (2021), Returned Bangladeshi migrant
workers: the need for Psychosocial support in Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir,
Nichole Georgeou and Anis Chowdhury (eds). COVID-19 and Bangladesh: Response, Rights
and Resilience, UPL, Dhaka.
Arnab Roy Chowdhury and Ahmed Abid (2019). Emergence of ‘Protest Publics’ in South
Asia: A Comparative Study of Anti-corruption and Shahbag Protest, in Nina Belyaeva, Dmitry Zaytsev, Victor Albert, (eds.) Protest Publics: New Actors of Social Change and Civic Participation, (pp.49-66), Basel, Switzerland: Springer.
Khan A. A. R. (2011). Pan Islamic Hizbut-Tahrir Network and the Public Sphere in Bangladesh:
Confronting the crisis, in Mårtensson, Ulrika, Bailey, Jennifer, Ringrose, Priscilla, Dyrendal,
Asbjørn (eds.), Fundamentalism in the Modern World, Volume 2: (pp.192–215), London:
Chinachote, Chaluiwan. & Khan A. A. R. (2005). Community-based Transdisciplinary Learning: An
Experience from Human Mapping Research in Nakhon Pathom, Transdisciplinary Commons,
TransTeam, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Arnab Roy Chowdhury and Ahmed Abid, (2021, Accepted and Forthcoming, Scopus Q1),
Treading the border of (il) legality: statelessness, ‘amphibian life’, and the
Rohingya ‘boat people of Asia’, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements
Ahmed Abid, Md. Saurav Hossain, Sahala Islam (2021: Accepted Forthcoming), The
prospect and limitation of documentary film making in Bangladesh: An overview
from a creative economic perspective. Shilpakala, the annual journal of
Bangladesh Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
Khan A.A. R. and Akhter, H. (2021), Politics of Theatre for Human Rights: An overview
of pedagogy and good practices of Janam Theatre in India. Harvest, Department
of English, Jahangirnagar University.
Ahmed Abid, (2016). A documentary film on the identity of nation ‘Bangladesh
Nationhood:Symbol and Shadows’ and review of emergence period of Bangladesh
(Jatijottar Pramannochitro ‘Bangladesh Nationhood: Symbol and Shadow’ Ebong
Fire Dekha Bangladesher Ovvudoykal), Bangladesh Cinema and Television
Institute Journal,2(4), (pp.117-124). ISSN 2415-6639.
Khan A. A. R. (2015). Public Space, Virtual Space and the Shahbagh Movement in
Bangladesh: A Critical Review. ICT for Development: Working Paper Series.,
White Papers / Reports
Dutta, M. J., Thaker, J., & Abid, A. CARE (2014). Bt Brinjal: A review of Key Database.
Dr Kazi Nurmohammad Hossainul Haque
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Kazi Haque completed his PhD in Politics & Global Studies from Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University (Perth, Australia). He did MA in Public Policy from SPP, Central European University (Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary) and MA in Development Studies from ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Hague, The Netherlands). He did his BSS (Hons.) with major in International Relations from the University of Dhaka. Haque has 15+ years of professional experience across academia, NGOs and think-tanks in Bangladesh, Australia, and Hungary. He developed and taught graduate, diploma, and short courses on governance, public policy, and development. Haque also did consultancies for DFID, World Bank, ADB, ILO, Government of Bangladesh/Ministry of Planning, Government of Hungary/National Development Authority etc. He will be Adjunct Faculty (Assistant Professor) of Development Studies for Fall 2021 semester.
His main areas of research interests are NGOs, civil society, urban/environmental/health governance, migration & diaspora, and political economy.
Book Chapters, etc.
Haque, K.N.H. (2017). Scope and usefulness of ’Right to Information’ as anti-poverty tool: The Bangladesh experience. In M. Feliz & A. Rosenberg (Eds.), The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South. Bergen, Norway & Hannover, Germany: CROP and Ibidem-Verlag.
Haque, K.N.H. & Biswas, S. (2015). British-Bangladeshi immigrants and the local political landscape in Bangladesh. In T. T. Yong and M. M. Rahman (Eds.), International Migration and Development in South Asia. London, England: Routledge.
Haque, K.N.H., Chowdhury, F.A. & Khatun K.R. (2015). Participatory Environmental Governance and Climate Change Adaptation: Mainstreaming of Tidal River Management in South-West Bangladesh. In H. Huong (Ed.), Land and Disaster Management Strategies in Asia. New Delhi, India: Springer.
Haque, K.N.H. (2010). Government Pension Service. In Iftekharuzzaman (Ed.), Problems of Governance in Bangladesh: Way Forward. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Transparency International Bangladesh.
Deshingkar, P., Abrar, C.R., Sultana, M.T. Haque, K.N.H. & Reza, M.S. (2019). Producing ideal Bangladeshi migrants for precarious construction work in Qatar. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45(14), 2723-2738.
Haque, K.N.H. (2015). Collaborative Governance and Policy Change: The Case of Right to Information (RTI) Law in Bangladesh. BIISS Journal, 36(3), 205-224.
Haque, K.N.H. (2015). Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Municipal Public Procurement: Operationalising Citizen Engagement in Bangladesh. Journal of Democratic Governance and Public Affairs, 1(1), 91-100.
Working Papers / Reports
Abrar, C.R., Sultana, M.T., Haque, K.N.H. & Reza, M.S. (2017). Emic perspectives on brokering international migration for construction from Bangladesh to Qatar. Working Paper 49. Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, University of Sussex, Brighton.
Caballero, L. & Haque, K.N.H. (2015). Diversify and Conquer: Transforming Bangladesh into an industrialised country. Policy Research Report. ActionAid UK, London.
Haque, K.N.H. (2014). Reforming the Kafala System for Promotion of Migrant Workers’ Rights: The Momentum of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Position Paper. BRAC, Dhaka.
Haque, K.N.H. et al (2013). Civil Society Organisations in Climate Change Adaptation: Paani Committee’s Movement for Tidal River Management in South-West Bangladesh. IGS Working Paper 17/2013. Institute of Governance Studies, Dhaka.
Haque, K.N.H. (2013). Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Municipal Public Procurement through Citizen Engagement. PPSC Policy Note, March 2013. Government of Bangladesh and Institute of Governance Studies, Dhaka.
Haque, K.N.H. et al (2012). NGOs as Drivers of Policy Change: Between Policy Autonomy and External Influence. In State of Governance in Bangladesh 2010-2011: Policy, Influence, Ownership, Institute of Governance Studies, Dhaka.
Basu, I. & Haque, K.N.H. (2012). Urban Governance in Dhaka: An Overview. In State of Cities: Urban Governance in Dhaka. Institute of Governance Studies, Dhaka.
Haque, K.N.H. et al (2010). The New Hungary Development Plan: Evaluation of Policy-Level Horizontal Goals and Supporting Mechanisms and the Roma Population of Hungary. Policy Research Report 2010. Center for Policy Studies, Budapest.
Siddiqui, T., Sikder, J. & Haque, K.N.H. (2004). Work Condition of Bangladeshi Factory Workers in the Middle East. Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Dhaka.
Dr Mohammed Saiful Islam
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Dr Mohammed Saiful Islam is a Professor of Economics at Chittagong University, Bangladesh. Prior to joining the Chittagong University in 2003, He worked at Bangladesh Bank during 2001-2003 as an Assistant Director (Research). He also served the International Islamic University Chittagong as a Lecturer in Economics from 1997 to 2001. He obtained first class Honours degree in Economics from Chittagong University. In addition to MSS degree in Economics from Chittagong University, he obtained MSc in Economics and Business degree from the Lund University in Sweden. Dr Saiful Islam completed his PhD coursework at the University of Edinburgh, UK and research work at the University of Dundee, UK. Finally he received the degree from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Dr William Russell was his supervisor at Dundee and Dr Muhammad Abdul Mannan Chowdhury at Chittagong University. Dr Saiful Islam has published more than 20 research articles in local and international journals. The textbook titled Microeconomics with simple mathematics written by Dr Saiful has been published by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. He has to his credit two research monographs published from Germany and another book on Managerial Economics from Bangladesh.
As an adjunct faculty member, he taught the course Principles of Microeconomics in Spring and Summer of academic year 2019.
Dr Saiful mainly works on monetary policy issues. He has published several papers examining the suitability of rule-based monetary policy in the developing countries. Recently he wrote a paper on stock price volatility in Bangladesh where the author found a very exceptional behavior of market players, which clearly contradicts with the theory. Findings of this paper have strong bearing to the investors and policymakers concerned with the stock exchanges in Bangladesh. Dr Saiful presented a paper at New York conference on monopolistic competition which received the best innovative paper award.
While pursuing doctoral studies at the university of Dundee, UK, he obtained financial grant from the Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust. He also enjoyed the Dundee university scholarship and Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE) scholarship.
Journal Articles (Latest)
- “Stock Price Volatility: An Empirical Investigation of Some Selected Securities in the Chittagong Stock Exchange” (2021), The Chittagong University Journal of Social Sciences. 33 (forthcoming), jointly with Uddin, MT.
- “Does Improved Health Help Catalyse Economic Growth? Evidence from South Asian Countries” (2021), The Chittagong University Journal of Business Administration. 33 (2018), pp. 331-356, jointly with Uddin, MT.
- “Comparative Academic Achievement of the University Students in Bangladesh: An Empirical Investigation” (2020), International Journal of Asian Social Science. Vol. 10, No. 7, pp. 381-393, jointly with Jahan, S. and Hoque, MM.
- “Interest Rate Interactions between Bangladesh and the US: Possible Pass Through From the US” (2020), International Business Research. Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 1-13, jointly with Uddin, MT.
- “Elimination of Excess Capacity in Monopolistic Competition: An Alternative Approach” (2019), International Research in Economics and Finance, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-9.
- “Quest for a Valid Phillips Curve in the Long Run: An Empirical Approach” (2015), International Business Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 191-198, jointly with Mustafa, R.
- “Driving Forces of Remittance Inflow in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study” (2015), International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 126-138, jointly with Nasrin, S.
- “Market Efficiency, Time-Varying Volatility and Equity Returns in the Dhaka Stock Exchange” (2015), World Review of Business Research. Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 43-62, jointly with Uddin, MT.
- “An econometric analysis of the determinants of foreign exchange reserves in Bangladesh” (2014), Journal of World Economic Research. Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 72-82, jointly with Chowdhury, MNM., Uddin, MJ.
Dr Naim Uddin Hasan Awranjeb Chy
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Naim Hasan Chy is an adjunct faculty member at Asian University for Women and an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chittagong. He earned his PhD in Economics from Wayne State University, USA in 2019. Dr. Naim received his Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Master of Social Science in Economics from the University of Chittagong. Prior to joining the University of Chittagong in 2010, he worked in the Department of Economics and Social Sciences at BRAC University and in the Department of Commerce at Daffodil International University as a full-time faculty member. His primary research interests include utilization of and access to health care services and impact evaluation of health policies and medical interventions. Dr. Naim is engaged in collaborative health services research with peers working at home and abroad.
Dr Raghunandan Reddy
Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
Dr. Reddy joined AUW in August 2021. Teaching core courses in social sciences to undergraduate students. PhD Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Primary research areas are gender and labor process theory. Doctoral research focused on examining the way work practices and managerial discourses reproduce and sustain a gendered organization using Institutional Ethnography research framework in an Information Technology services organization in India. Published three research papers in ABDC B ranked international journal. Two decades of prior experience in managing organizational change and process management initiatives in Information Technology services organizations in India, USA, South Africa, South Korea and UK.
Gendering of Organizations
Gendered Labor Process
Labor Process Theory
Bullying and Sexual Harassment at Workplace
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Reddy, R., Sharma, A. and Jha, M. (2019), “Hegemonic masculinity or masculine domination: Toward a comprehensive social theory of gender”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 39 No. 3/4, pp. 296-310. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-08-2018-0133
- Reddy, R. (2019), “Liberal gender equality and social difference: an institutional ethnography”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 39 No. 9/10, pp. 680-694. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-06-2019-0114
- Reddy, R., Sharma, A. and Jha, M. (2019), “Gendered labour process: Exploration in an information technology services organization in India”, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 39 No. 9/10, pp. 831-850. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-07-2019-0144
Dr S M Sohrab Uddin
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Serving the Department of Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Chittagong, since May 11, 2004 (2004/05/11 to 2006/06/11, Lecturer; 2006/06/12 to 2012/10/19, Assistant Professor; 2012/10/20 to 2016/10/19, Associate Professor; and 2016/10/20 to till date, Professor).
Serving Asian University for Women as an Adjunct Faculty since Fall 2018. Courses offered include Entrepreneurial Business Fundamentals, Entrepreneurial Finance, Introduction to Finance, International Finance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance, Accounting and Public Finance.
Financial market, institutions, and instruments with particular emphasis on banking sector development including Islamic finance in developing countries.
Suzuki, Y., Miah, M. D., Wanniarachchige, M. K., & Uddin, S. M. S. (2017). Banking and Economic Rent in Asia: Rent Effects, Financial Fragility and Economic Development. London, New York: Routledge.
Edited Conference Proceedings
Jahur, M. S. & Uddin, S. M. S. (2018). Finance for Sustainable Growth and Devlopment. Chattogram, Bangladesh: Department of Finance, University of Chittagong.
Uddin, S. M. S., Abedin, M. Z., & Afroz, N. (2020). Access to Finance for Inclusive Development: Recent Evidence from Bangladesh. In Barai M. (Ed), Bangladesh’s Economic and Social Progress: From a Basket Case to a Development Model (pp. 179-204). Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
Uddin, S. M. S., Abedin, M. Z., & Afroz, N. (2020). Islamic Financial Inclusion: An Alternative Approach to Reach the Unbanked of Bangladesh. In R. Abdul (Ed.), Growth and Emerging Prospects of International Islamic Banking (pp. 155-173). USA: IGI Global.
Uddin, S. M. S., Afroz, N., & Suzuki, Y. (2018). Sukuk Environment and Challenges in Bangladesh and Malaysia (with the Supplement of the Japan-Sukuk Case). In Y. Suzuki & M. D. Miah (Eds.), Dilemmas and Challenges in Islamic Finance: Looking at Equity and Microfinance (pp. 95-110). London, New York: Routledge.
Uddin, S. M. S., Chowdhury, A. N., & Suzuki, Y. (2018). A Comparative Study on Shari’ah Compliance Frameworks: Is the Integrated or Separated Model Well Suited to Bangladesh? In Y. Suzuki & M. D. Miah (Eds.), Dilemmas and Challenges in Islamic Finance: Looking at Equity and Microfinance (pp. 163-176). London, New York: Routledge.
Suzuki, Y. & Uddin, S. M. S. (2017). A New Conceptualization of Islamic Bank Rent. In Y. Suzuki, M. D. Miah, M. K. Wanniarachchige & S. M. S. Uddin (Eds.), Banking and Economic Rent in Asia: Rent Effects, Financial Fragility, and Economic Development (pp. 58-68). London, New York: Routledge.
Suzuki, Y., Uddin, S. M. S., Pramono, S., & Khan, S. (2017). Islamic Bank Rent: Comparison among Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan. In Y. Suzuki, M. D. Miah, M. K. Wanniarachchige & S. M. S. Uddin (Eds.), Banking and Economic Rent in Asia: Rent Effects, Financial Fragility and Economic Development (pp. 121-137). London, New York: Routledge.
Miah, M. D., Suzuki, Y., & Uddin, S. M. S. (2021). The Impact of COVID-19 on Islamic Banks in Bangladesh: A perspective of Marxian ‘Circuit of Merchant’s Capital’. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
Uddin, M. A. & Uddin, S. M. S. (2021). Microfinance and debt trap – An ethnographic evidence from a village in Bangladesh. International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), 12(3), 1-11.
Uddin, S. M. S., & Suzuki, Y. (2020). Non-banking Activities of Commercial Banks under Financial Deregulation in Developing Countries: Evidence from Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Management, 27(2), 113-138.
Suzuki, Y., Uddin, S. M. S., & Islam, A. K. M. R. (2020). Incentives for Conventional Banks for the Conversion into Islamic Banks: Evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 11(2), 273-287.
Uddin, S. M. S., & Afroz, N. (2019). Deposit and Lending Behavior of Commercial Banks under Financial Deregulation in Bangladesh: An Empirical Investigation. South Asian Journal of Management, 26(4), 7-31.
Suzuki, Y., Uddin, S. M. S., & Pramono, S. (2019). Do Islamic Banks Need to Earn Extra Profits? : A Comparative Analysis on Banking Sector Rent in Bangladesh and Indonesia. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 10(3), 369-381.
Suzuki, Y. & Uddin, S. M. S. (2016). Recent Trends in Islamic Banks’ Lending Modes in Bangladesh: An Evaluation. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 7(1), 28-41.
Uddin, S. M. S. & Suzuki, Y. (2015). The Dynamics of Concentration and Competition in the Banking Sector of Bangladesh: An Empirical Investigation. South Asian Journal of Management, 22(1), 114-136.
Uddin, S. M. S. & Suzuki, Y. (2014). The Impact of Competition on Bank Performance in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Financial Services Management, 7(1), 73-94.
Suzuki, Y. & Uddin, S. M. S. (2014). Islamic Bank Rent: A Case Study of Islamic Banking in Bangladesh. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 7(2), 170-181.
Suzuki, Y., Barai, M. K., & Uddin, S. M. S. (2013). Islamic Banking and the Grameen Mode of Microcredit in Bangladesh: An Institutional Comparison. Contemporary South Asia, 21(4), 413-428.
Dr Xingkui Wang
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Xingkui Wang is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Program Philosophy, Politics & Economics at AUW since August 2021. He has previously taught Philosophy and Art History at the Mongolia International University in Ulaanbaatar. Dr. Wang got his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Munich in 2018, where he focused on German Idealism, especially the Philosophy of Hegel. Before that he has studied Art History in Bremen, Germany and Maryland, USA.
Dr. Wang’s research focuses on Aesthetics, German Idealism, and Comparative Philosophy. He is currently working on the Aesthetics of Hegel, examining the essential experience of being finite in the infinite mediated through art. As for comparative Philosophy Dr. Wang concerns with the issue of what enables the dialogue between different philosophic traditions possible.
“A Critical Examination of the Dialectic in Hegel and Laozi” (in Chinese). In: Journal of Comparative Philosophy and Comparative Culture, No. 13 (2019), Pages 83-93. The Journal is published by College of Philosophy, Wuhan University.
Working Papers / Reports
„Hegels Kritik an der Seelenwanderung“ (Hegel’s Critique of Reincarnation). Talk at the biennial International Hegel-Conference of the International Hegel Society, University of Tampere, June 2018. The revised Paper has been submitted in September 2018 to the Hegel Society and will be published in the Hegel Yearbook (Hegel-Jahrbuch) 2020.
„Das Subjektive als das Übergreifende: Hegels Dialektik der Subjektivität“ (The Subject as that of the Grasping: Hegel’s Dialectic of Subjectivity). Talk at the biennial Symposium of the Swiss Philosophical Society (The theme of the Symposium war: What is Spirit?), University of Basel, September 2018.
Dr Mohammad Taslim Uddin
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Mohammad Taslim Uddin will be teaching two to courses in (i) Economic Growth, and (ii) Labor Economics in Fall Term 2021.
He is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He pursued his PhD research at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He also served the University of Manitoba as a sessional instructor during 2016-2019. During his academic career he was awarded different prestigious scholarships and fellowships such as University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship. His research interest focuses on public policies related to economic development such as public-private partnerships.
- Economic Growth and Development
- Applied Macroeconomics
- Applied Econometrics
- Research project Title: Effectiveness of Public-Private Partnership Model in Public Sector Hospitals: A Review of Two Cases
- Grant authority: Research and Publication Cell, University of Chittagong
Mr Gaurav Mukherjee
Global Teaching Fellow
Gaurav Mukherjee is a doctoral candidate in comparative constitutional law at Central European University, Budapest/Vienna, and a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law, Heidelberg. Gaurav is a co-convenor of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Research Group on Social Rights and an Assistant Editor of the Review of Democracy. He has been an Equality Law Fellow at the University of Melbourne and is a holder of the Indian Law Review Early Career Prize. He has taught courses in comparative constitutional law and political science at universities in Austria, Italy, Hungary, India, and Bangladesh. His writing has appeared or forthcoming in books published by the Oxford University Press, and in journals like the International Journal of Constitutional Law, South African Journal on Human Rights, Verfassungs und Recht in Übersee, the Indian Law Review and the University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal.
Gaurav’s doctoral project concerns the role of the judiciary in facilitating inter-branch dialogue in the adjudication of socioeconomic rights disputes.
Socioeconomic Rights, Constitutional Design, Separation of Powers
Legal System Reform, Comparative Constitutional Law, Federalism
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Twin-Track Remedies for Human Rights Violations, forthcoming in International Journal of Constitutional Law (2021).
Policy Paradigms and Path Dependence in Democratic De-Consolidation (co-authored) (submitted to Democratization 2021).
Designing Remedies for a Recalcitrant Administration 37 South African Journal on Human Rights 1 (2021) (co-authored).
The Supreme Court of India and The Inter-Institutional Dynamics of Legislated Social Rights 53(4) Verfassungs und Recht in Übersee/World Comparative Law 411 (2021).
Evictions, Vulnerability and Responsive Constitutionalism in the Covid-19 Lockdown in Cape Town Revista General de Derecho Público/ Review of Comparative Law (accepted, forthcoming 2021).
Democratic Experimentalism in Comparative Constitutional Social Rights Remedies 2 Milan Law Review 75 (2020).
Reinvigorating Bicameralism in India, 3(2) University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal 96 (2020) (co-authored).
The Supreme Court and executive law-making: the afterlife of failed ordinances in Krishna Kumar Singh II (2018) 2(1) Indian Law Review 1 (winner of the Indian Law Review Early Career Prize 2017).
The ‘Disabled’ as a Neutral Subject of Law: Utopian Discourse or Pragmatic Paradigm? (2014) 3 (2) Christ University Law Journal 1.
What is the Confusion Over Dilution?:Towards a Meaningful Understanding of Section 29(4) of the Trademarks Act, 1999 (2011) 4 Indian Journal Intellectual Property Law 139 (co-authored).
Transformative Constitutionalism, in Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, and Rüdiger Wolfrum (eds.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL) (under contract, forthcoming 2021).
Social Rights in India & Asia, in Mila Versteeg & Neha Jain (eds.), Oxford Handbook on Comparative Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2023) (with Arun Thiruvengadam).
Pandemic Federalism, in Matteo Nicolini, et.al. (eds.), Local Governance in Federal Systems Comparative and Alternative Approaches to the Traditional Paradigm (Brill – Martinus Nijhoff, 2022)
The Case Against Excluding Minority Institutions from the Right to Education Act, in Salman Khurshid, Lokendra Malik, and Yogesh Pratap Singh (eds.), The Supreme Court and the Constitution: An Indian Discourse (Wolters Kluwer, 2020).
Rethinking the Rule of Law as an Indicator of Development: A Research Agenda, in Constitutional Rights To Welfare In India (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2021) (with Sudhir Krishnaswamy).
Co-author, Land Governance Assessment in Karnataka State: Background Reports and Analysis of Indicators, Land Governance Assessment Framework, World Bank, 2014.
Co-author, Poised For Change: First Country Report of India Submitted in Pursuance of Article 35 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, New Delhi, 2012.
As guest editor of symposium
Social Rights and Covid-19: Guest Editor’s Introduction, 12 May 2020, International Association of Constitutional Law Blog.
Bicameralism and The Rule of Law: Reining in The Abuse of Money Bills in Legislative Procedure, IACL Democracy 2020 Blog, 25 November 2020.
Miller/Cherry 2 Goes to Kashmir: Using the Effects Test in the Judicial Review of Executive Decisions to Halt Legislative Consideration, Verfassungsblog, 11 October 2019.
Symposium: Crisis at the Supreme Court of India? – ‘A Moment of Self-Reckoning for the Supreme Court of India? Reflections on the Judges’ Press Conference’, International Association of Constitutional Law Blog, 17 May 2018.
Bărbulescu v. Romania: The Next Step in the Continuing Struggle for Standards for Workplace Communication Monitoring, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 31 October 2017.
Resuscitating Workplace Privacy? A Brief Account of the Grand Chamber Hearing in Bărbulescu
- Romania, Strasbourg Observer (with James Patrick Wookey), 20 December 2016.
Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 23 September 2016.
The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue? (with Jayna Kothari), Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 18 September 2015.
The Prior Sanction Requirement under Indian Public Law, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, 18 May 2015.
Whittling Away the Right to Education, Law and Other Things, 30 May 2014.
Opinion & Analysis in Popular Press
Constitutional resistance and resilience, First Post, 25 December 2019.
By threatening Kerala’s government for enforcing Sabarimala order, Amit Shah breached his oath as MP (with Malavika Prasad), Scroll, 17 November 2018.
Waning legislative influence, lack of clear mission flags need to redefine Rajya Sabha’s functioning, First Post, 14 May 2018.
The SC must end partisan federalism (with Sudhir Krishnaswamy), The Hindu, 10 February 2016.
Ideology is Not a Crime, Kerala High Court Makes it Clear, The Wire, 8 June 2015.
India’s Civil Nuclear Programme: Price of Political Opportunism, Deccan Herald, 19 November 2014.
Grey Areas in Recovering Black Money Stashed in Foreign Banks, Hindustan Times, 17 October 2014.
Back to the Drawing Board, The Indian Express, 4 June 2014.
Deciding the Delhi Assembly Question, Justly (with Sudhir Krishnaswamy), The Hindu, 8 May 2014.
Mr Md Safiullah Kayesh
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Md Safiullah Kayesh is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chittagong, Chattogram, Bangladesh. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from the University of Chittagong. He also received his master’s degree in public policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan. He has eight years of teaching experience and two years of Banking experience. He is teaching research methodology course at AWU in the fall 2021 semester.
- Roy M. and Kayesh M.S. (2016) “Reaping Demographic Dividend in Bangladesh: Challenges and prospects.” The Global Journal of Social Sciences (Economics), Volume:16, Issue 2
Working Papers / Reports
- “The role of digital finance in financial inclusion in Bangladesh.” International conference of Business and Economics at Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh, 2021
- “Structural changes in the agriculture sector of Bangladesh: a qualitative approach.” Presented in the third summer school of new structural economics held at the Peking University, Beijing, China, July 2016
Mr Nika Salia
Global Teaching Fellow
My research centers on a branch of discrete mathematics known as extremal combinatorics, which studies the maximum or minimum size of discrete structures under given constraints. For example, a classical question studied by Mantel 1907 asks, ‘What is the maximum number of edges that a triangle-free graph can have?’ Thus, extremal combinatorics can be thought of as solving certain optimization problems, and as such has many real world applications. Since we are all naturally fascinated by everyday objects that are extreme with respect to various properties like speed, color or size, in much the same way extremal objects in mathematics are inherently fascinating for me. In addition to the natural beauty, the problems that I work on encourage elegant mathematics that uses a variety of techniques.
The underlying theme of my research is investigating variants of the Turán extremal problem in the classical graph setting and for other objects such as colored graphs and Berge-hypergraphs. I work towards proving results about the extremal number of various kinds of paths in graphs and hypergraphs in the spirit of Erdős-Gallai theorem.
Research interests: Extremal Combinatorics, Structural Graph Theory, Ramsey Theory.
D. Ghosh, E.Gyõri, A. Paulos, N. Salia, O. Zamora.
Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, DOI: 10.1007/s10878-020-00655-4
E.Gyõri, N. Lemons , N. Salia, O. Zamora.
Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B, DOI: 10.1016/j.jctb.2020.04.007
B. Ergemlidze, E.Gyõri, A. Methuku, N. Salia, C. Tompkins, O. Zamora.
Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, DOI: 10.1017/ S0963548319000415, 1–13
N. Salia, C. Tompkins, Z. Wang, O. Zamora.
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Volume 26, Issue 4, P4.40
E.Gyõri, N. Salia, C. Tompkins, O. Zamora.
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 21, 14.
N. Salia, C. Tompkins, O. Zamora.
Graphs and Combinatorics, DOI: 10.1007/s00373- 019-02026-1.
L. Ephremidze, N.Salia, I. Spitkovsky.
Transactions A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute Vol. 173 issue 3, 1.
E.Gyõri, A. Methuku, N. Salia, C. Tompkins, M. Vizer.
Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 341(9): 26022605.
B. Ergemlidze, E.Gyõri, A. Methuku, N. Salia.
Journal of Graph Theory, 14.
L. Ephremidze, N. Salia, I. Spitkovsky.
Proceedings of A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute 166: 49-60.
Fall 2021 Term Lab Instructor
Fatema-Tuz-Zohora will be teaching General Biology and Introduction to Bioinformatics Lab (UG) in Fall 2021 in Asian University for Women. She worked as an Adjunct Faculty of Bioinformatics and Environmental Sciences since August 2017 to May 2020 in Asian University for Women (AUW), Chittagong, Bangladesh. She holds BSc and MSc degrees (ranking first in both) in Microbiology from the University of Chittagong. She completed her training on basic biotechnology in National Institute of Biotechnology (NIB), Bangladesh ahead of her graduation. Additionally, she was awarded the National Science & Technology (NST) Fellowship by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Bangladesh for her research in Plant Pathology (Bacterial Wilt in Potato), along with the D.P.I Scholarship by the University of Chittagong for an outstanding result in her post grad level. Fatema started her career as the chief microbiologist in Unilever Bangladesh Ltd, Kalur Ghat Factory (KGF), Bangladesh. Later, she joined Asian University for Women as an academic faculty to boost her knowledge and skill in research. Currently, she is playing her role as the Joint Convener in Microbiology Association of Bangladesh (MAB) to encourage fresh microbiology graduates to develop career in research and industries. Moreover, she kept herself engaged in organizing international science conference i.e., international conference on natural science and technology (ICNST) by AUW as a sponsorship committee member. Her researches are focused on the use of bioinformatic tools to solve the cutting edge biological problems. With time, Fatema has found her major research interest in phylogenetic analysis of specific gene (f.e., genes inducing immortality/regeneration) emergence during evolutionary process of different organisms. The research group under her co-supervision has received the best presentation award in ICNST 2019. Recently, one of her group projects (prediction of immortal gene region in jellyfish) has been selected for the New England Science Symposium 2021, Harvard Medical School.
Prediction of the potential sequence region responsible for the immortality; Bioinformatics; Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance; Quorum Sensing; Food Microbiology; Environmental Biotechnology
Mr Mohammad Masudur Rahman
Instructor in Performing Arts
Mr. Rahman researches American slave literature and how pantomime informs body language in everyday life.
Gibran, Kahlil. A Tear and a Smile. Translated by Mohammad Masudur Rahman, 2017.
M.A. English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
B.A. English, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Mr Jason Homer
Assistant Professor of Composition
Professor Homer’s research interests include theories of composition and writing pedagogy, film theory, and travel narratives and sensationalism in nineteenth-century American literature as read through theories of gender, race, disability, and post colonialism.
“The Almshouse and the Convent: Catholics, Contagion, and the Argument Against Canadian Annexation in the 1830s”
“The Prism of Resistance: William Apess’s ‘An Indian’s Looking Glass for the White Man’ and the Struggle Against Racialized Manifest Destiny”
M.A. Literatures in English, University of California – San Diego, USA
B.A., Utah State University, USA
Mr Dong Chengsai
Volunteer Chinese Language Instructor
MA, Chinese, Heilongjiang University, China
BA, Chinese, East University of Heilongjiang, China
Ms Nabila Ishaque Ira
Fall 2021 Term Lab Instructor
Ms. Ira’s research interests are health & migration, antibiotic resistance in bacteria. She is currently involved in the Erasmus Project.
1. Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Tertiary Hospitals in Chittagong, Bangladesh
International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Science (IJSES) – (Online) ISSN: 2456-7361 (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3238383), Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2019
2. “Quantification of DNA damage due to UV irradiation and Formalin”, International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering & Technology, Volume 5, Issue 3, Special Issue 2, September 2017
3. “A Bioinformatics Approach for Homology Modelling and Binding Site Identification of Triosephosphate Isomerase from Plasmodium Falciparum 3D7”, Journal of Young Pharmacist, Vol.4, Issue 4, Oct-Dec 2012
M.S. Biotechnology, North South University, Bangladesh
B.S. Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh
Mr Zahid Hussain Md Jakir Masum
Instructor of Composition
First-Year Writing Seminars: Educational Technology; Globalization; Media and Society; Myths of Microfinance; 21st Century Education; The Environment; Topics in Environmental Sustainability; Human vs. Machine
Ethical Reasoning: Logical and Critical Thinking
LCSA: Public Speaking; 21st Century Bollywood; Critical Reading
Social Analysis: Contemporary Bollywood and South Asia
Mr. Masum’s main research interest is the integration of ICT in English language teaching, especially in using self-accessed and self-paced web tools and Smartphone apps to support classroom teaching. Other areas of interest include language test development and teacher development, computer-assisted language learning, and contextualizing modern approaches to language teaching and learning for Bangladeshi students and teachers.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2017). English through ICT: Developing 21st Century Skills. Conference Proceedings: International Conference on ICT in Language Learning (10th ed.). Florence, Italy: Pixel, 160-164.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2016). Applicability of communicative approach in teaching English at the secondary level of Alia Madrasah education in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Research Foundation Journal 5(1), 45-53.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2016). Motivation of Bangladeshi higher secondary students in learning English language. Language in India 16(2), 177-189.
Afreen, A. & Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2014). Multiple choice questions in assessing reading. Teacher’s World 41(Special), 85-94.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2017, October 20-21). Using Educational Technology in Teaching English Vocabulary. Presented in BELTA National Conference 2017. Dhaka: DIU.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2016, October 22). Flipped Classroom—A Panacea for ELT in Bangladesh. Presented in BELTA National Conference. Chittagong: DSHE.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2016, April 23). Women in Shakespeare—Exploring feminist traits. Presented in National Conference on Shakespeare. Munshiganj, Bangladesh: Hamdard University Bangladesh.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2016, May 3-4). The paradox of TTT in English language classrooms—To talk or not to talk. Presented in International English Conference 2016. Dhaka: North South University.
Khan, S. I. & Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2015, January 2-4). ICT in EAP classes of Bangladesh: Progress and Prospects. Presented in 7th BELTA International Conference. Dhaka: NAEM.
Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2014, May 31). Games in multilevel EFL classrooms: Issues and possibilities. Presented in BELTA National Conference. Sylhet: SUST.
Afreen, A. & Masum, Z. H. M. J. (2014, March 27). MCQs to assess reading ability: What to test and how. National ELT Conference. Dhaka: Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka and English in Action, Open University, UK.
Working Papers / Reports
Using HTML5 applications
Issues of Using Published Materials in Teaching Composition
Delta (English for Academic Purposes), University of Cambridge, UK
CELTA, University of Cambridge, UK
M. A. in English (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), North South University, Bangladesh
B. A. (Honors) in English, Leading University, Bangladesh
Mr Tahnun Ahmedy
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Tahnun ahmedy is a dance artist, choreographer, trainer and a dance film maker… He complited his graduation on dance from rhythmosaic dance institute (kolkata, india) and two interships from bremen theatre germany.
He is teaching courses in auw from 2019. The course is about kathak dance (which is one of the indian classical dance form), he is also working in dhaka university dance department as a guest faculty.
Mr Zulan Dhar
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Zulan Dhar has been serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh since August 2014. He was also appointed as a Lecturer in the same department from March 2012 to August 2014. Before joining the University of Chittagong, he worked as a Lecturer at Premier University Chittagong, Bangladesh from July 2010 to March 2012. He has published four articles in local and international journals. He received MA degree in Economics from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada this year. He also obtained BSS (Hons.) and MSS degree in economics from the University of Chittagong.
International trade, resource & environmental economics, and time series econometrics.
- Published Paper: Dhar, Z. Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh: Policy, Incentives, and trends, Arthshastra: Indian Journal of Economics and Research, ISSN 2278-1811, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 39-46.
- Published Paper: Chy, N. U. H. A. and Dhar, Z. Health Care Expenditure and Health Status in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, Chittagong University Journal of Social Sciences, Volume XXXI (B), Number 1, pp. 61-75.
- Published Paper: Dhar, Z., and Rahman, M., Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh: An Econometric Study, Journal of Noakhali Science and Technology University, ISSN 2519-0903, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 11-20.
- Accepted Paper: Dhar, Z. Nexus between Remittance and the Real Exchange Rate: Evidence from Bangladesh, Rajshahi University Journal of Social Science and Business Studies, ISSN 2309-0944.
Working Papers / Reports:
- Conference Paper: Hoque, M., and Dhar, Z. (2018, October). Women’s Access to the Rural Health Care System in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges. Paper presented at the International Conference of Rethinking Development in South Asia, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Chittagong, Chittagong.
Ms Agne Rimkute
Global Teaching Fellow
Agnė Rimkutė is a Global Teaching Fellow at AUW (Fall 2021 / Spring 2022), contributing to UG-1 Writing Program. Agnė has completed a BA in Cultural History and Anthropology program from Vilnius University, Lithuania, and a MA in Comparative History from Central European University, Hungary. Her current doctoral dissertation project “Selling Culture in a Socialist State: Film Screening, Ideology, and the Plan in the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (1956 – 1972)” explores social and economic processes shaping film screening and cinemagoing under the state-socialist regime of the Soviet Union.
Social History, History of 20th Century Socialist States, Economic Sociology, History of Consumption, History of Work, Microhistory, Media History
Professor Martha Catherine Beck
Fall 2021 Term Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Beck’s research interests are
Feminist Jungian Psychology, The United Nations’ Capabilities Approach to Development and Aristotle, Indonesia’s political philosophy and Aristotle, Women’s Rights and the Capabilities Model, Plato and Carl Jung, Aristotle and Greek Tragedy, Greek Culture and Neuroscience,
You Tube channel: M. Beck Ph. D Philosophy: 76 videos and 8 Playlists, all related to “The Legacy of Ancient Greek Civilization in the Era of Globalization” and You Tube on “Goddesses.”
She is currently involved in Public Philosophy website: interview with Dr. Sahar Joakim; Posted Lecture for Dr. Anna Lazou, Ancient Word & Dance in World Traditions & Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
Dr. Beck has obtained Fulbright Fellowship, Studium scholar at College of St. Benedict in Minnesota: nine summers.
Looking for the Ancient Greeks: Damasio, Aristotle and Human Flourishing, United Kingdom, Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018.
Using the Greek Goddesses to Create a Well-Lived Life for Women, United Kingdom, Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018.
Why Do Feminists Undervalue Motherhood?: A Classicist’s Review of Margaret King’s How Mothers Shaped Successful Sone and Created World History. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2017.
Book Chapters, etc.
“The Tragedy of Theories of Art during the Enlightenment,” Philological Review, Spring 2019, Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 41-62.
“Conservative Women: Bridging Divides through Meaningful Dialogue,” Dialogue and Universalism: Journal of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, Vol. XXIX, No. 3, 2019, p. 71-91.
“The Application of Aristotle’s Notions of Dunamis and Energeia to the Development of International Civilization in the Era of Globalization,” Athens, Greece: Ionia Press, 2019.
“The Important Place of Indonesia in the Formation of International Culture Today,” Sunan Kalijaga: International Journal of Islamic Civilization, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2019), p. 45-74.
“Creating a Global Civilization that Nurtures Justice and Peace,” Sunan Kalijaga: International Journal of Islamic Civilization, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2018).
“Plato’s Dialogues: Creating Friendships Bonds for 2400 Years,” Dialogue and Universalism: Journal of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, 2018. P. 99-118.
“Weaving Together a Global Civilization that Nurtures Justice and Peace: A Vision for Muslim Educators at Indonesia’s UIN Institutions,” Sunan Kalijaga: International Journal of Islamic Civilization, Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2018, p. 1-36.
“Aristotelian Leadership: Creating a Community Ethos Founded on Intercultural Virtues,” Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, Atlanta, Georgia: North American Business Press, Vol. 15 (1), 2018, p. 74-86.
“Socrates as Doctor of the Soul, Purging People of False Opinions: A Model of the Intellectual Gadfly for Our Time, Thessaloniki, Greece: Papryi: Scientific Journal of the Academy of Institutions and Cultures, Vol. 6, 2017, p. 86-96.
“Neuroscience, Ancient Wisdom and the ISUD: Is there anything new under the sun?” Dialogue and Universalism: Journal of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, Warsaw, Poland and U.S.A., Vol. 3, 2017.
“The Seven Cities of Plato’s Republic: Greek Paideia and the Education of the Mind (Nous),” Skepsis: Journal of the Center for Philosophy and Inter-Disciplinary Research, Athens, Greece: Ennoia P.H., Spring 2017, p. 96-101.
“The Relevance of Aristotle’s Ethics and Politics for the Globalization of Knowledge,” The International Journal of Decision Ethics, Vol. X, Spring, 2017, p. 257-299.
“Aristotle was a Neuroscientist! Neuroscience and Aristotle’s De Anima, Nicomachean Ethics and Politics,” in the Proceedings of the World Congress in Philosophy 2016: The Philosophy of Aristotle, Athens, Greece, Ionia Publications, 2016.
The Importance of the Arts in the Creation of an Ecologically Sustainable Global Civilization, Maria Adam, ed., Athens, Greece: Ionia Press, Fall, 2016.
“Antonio Damasio, Neuroscience, and the Ancient Greek Model of Liberal Education (paideia),” Philosophy of Education, Journal of the Research Institute of Philosophy of Education at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University and Karlow University (Prague), no. 9, September, 2016, pgs. 81-109.
Working Papers / Reports
Finished manuscript: “The Place of the Arts in Ancient Greek Civilization,” considering where to send it.
“Creating and Recreating the Love of Wisdom in the 21st Century,” abstract accepted, paper due March 31 for “Dialogue and Universalism.” Issue II, 2021.
Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College, USA
M.A. Bryn Mawr College, USA
B.A. Religion and Philosophy, Hamline University, USA
Mr John Remarek
Director, Access Academy
Mr. Remarek contributed to data collection and analysis for Professor Sheena S. Iyengar’s research on cultural differences, autonomy, and decision-making. He also assisted with the organization and editing of her award-winning book The Art of Choosing (2010).
B.A. Psychology, New York University, USA
TESOL Certificate, Trinity College, London, UK
Mr Mosharraf Hossain
Senior Fellow, Access Academy (Part-Time)
Mosharraf Hossain is currently teaching Reading Across the Disciplines Level 1 course for Access Academy. Mosharraf Hossain has a DELTA and a CELTA from the University of Cambridge along with a post-graduate diploma in TESOL. He received a Masters in English Language and Literature and has worked as an ESL and EFL teacher in 6 countries. He’s taught a variety of courses, e.g. ESP, EAP, general English, and exam preparation courses like IELTS and TOEFL.
Mr B M K Haider
Instructor, World Civilization
Research interests are the religious radicalization process and how structural reasons are playing it´s roles on individuals´ decision making. He is also interested in to look into the risk radicalization in the vulnerable population.
Mr Faiz Ahmad
Senior Instructor, Pre-Calculus
Faiz Ahmed is the Instructor in Pre-Calculus, Access Academy from Spring 2018 and teaching at AUW since Summer II, 2016 (Pre-Access Academy). Faiz graduated from the University of Chittagong (Bangladesh), in Physics with both first class results. Before joining AUW, he worked for Presidency International School (Cambridge affiliated) and Bangladesh Elementary School (NC English medium) for 5 years. He actively participated in numerous training sessions conducted by local and international experts on teaching methods, lesson planning, classroom management, student psychology etc. In 2017 he successfully completed AuthorAID (based in Oxford, UK) grant proposal and research writing online course and obtained Merit grade. Mr Ahmed is also one of the 29 listed junior researchers from South Asia selected by NABIC & BCAS (Dhaka) and NERSC (Bergen, Norway).
Mr. Ahmad’s research is focused on Number theory, Ocean Dynamics, and Astrophysics. His current research projects include:
AuthorAID (Oxford, UK based) grant proposal and research writing course, 2017. From more than 91 countries, 4477 researchers joined in the course. Faiz achieved merit grade in the course (one who got minimum 80% marks in every week exam and finished all grant, abstract writing and reviewing)
Grant obtained: Selected for -NABIC International Winter Research School (2014), from Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen –Norway, and NABIC, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
‘Cosmic Journey To The Edge Of The Universe’ (on Astrophysics), reviewed by – Judith E. M. Klostermann, Ph.D., Wageningen University & Research (Alterra – CALM team), Netherlands, 2016.
Working Papers / Reports
‘Bay of Bengal: A basin of Climate Insecurity and Huge Possibilities’, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) Special report no. 91, 2015.
‘Mangrove recovery atlas for the entire Bangla coast using Remote sensing, modeling, and GIS data’ (proposed), Abstract intensively supervised by – Judith E. M. Klostermann, Ph.D., Wageningen University & Research (Alterra – CALM team), Netherlands. (2015)
Assessment of the relative sea – level (RSL) change between 1986 – 2005to 2081 – 2100 for Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Map source: CMIPS 5 RCP 4.5 scenario. [NERSC special report no. 91, 2015]
M.Sc. Physics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
B.Sc. Physics, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Senior Instructor, Reading
CELTA, British Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh
M.A. in TESOL, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.A. Hons. in English, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Mr Maruf Hassan
Junior instructor in Computer Science and TA in CS50
Mr Maruf Hassan joined AUW in February 2021 as a Junior Instructor in Computer Science, AA and TA in CS50, UG. His responsibilities include providing lectures, conducting lab classes, preparing quizzes and exams, and grade answer scripts.
He completed his graduation from International Islamic University Chittagong, department of Computer Science and Engineering.
- Introduction to Computing and Programming
Mr Md Sakib Bin Alam
Instructor in Computer Science, AA and TA in CS50, UG
Md Sakib Bin Alam’s research interests lie in the field of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Social Media Analysis.
Maruf Hassan, Md Sakib Bin Alam, Tanveer Ahsan. Emotion Detection from text using skip-thought vectors. International Conference on Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology 2018 (ICISET). DOI: 10.1109/ICISET.2018.8745615 [Best Paper Award]
BSc, Computer Science and Engineering May 2017 International Islamic University Chittagong. Bangladesh
Thesis: A heterogeneous breast phantom for microwave breast cancer detection.
Mr Md Zahangir Alam
He received formal Certification in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from University of Cambridge in February 2018. Also, this experienced language teacher perused MA in TESOL from North South University in 2016.
Research and Publications
Zahangir’s current research interests are in teacher education, assessment, inquiry-based science education, use of technology in teaching and learning, and classroom environment. Besides that, he has always been most comfortable doing research that is grown out of his first-hand experience as a language learner or guide.
- Alam, M. Z., & Mizan, F. B. (2019). Facebook as a Formal Instructional Environment in Facilitating L2 Writing: Impacts and Challenges. International Journal of Language Education, 3(2), 41-48. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26858/ijole.v3i2.9846
- Alam, M. Z., & Mizan, F. B. (2019). The Role of Assessment to Develop L2 Speaking: A Comparative Study between the Young Learners of Bangla and English Medium Education System in Bangladesh. International Journal of Advance Research, 7(7), 954-966. DOI – 10.21474/IJAR01/9451
- Alam, M. Z., & Mizan, F. B. (2019). The Perceptions about Computer Assisted Language Learning for L2 Vocabulary Acquisition. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 10(5), 926-936. DOI:10.17507/jltr.1005.04
- Alam, R. M, Alam, M. Z.,& Farzana, S. (2018). Taking Lead in L2 Speaking through Teachers’ Motivation: A Retrospection of Private Universities in Bangladesh. Australasian Journal of Business, Social Science and Information Technology, 4(3), 94-102. http://www.ajbssit.net.au/
Working Papers / Reports
- Schemata in Academic Reading
- Teachers’ Cognition and Practices
- Rhetorical Appeals in Academic writing
- Validity of the Current Assessment Practices in Assessing Group Work
Mr Md Noman Uddin
Instructor of Pre-Calculus, Access Academy
Noman was a member of the mathematics Faculty at Asian University for Women (AUW) for over seven years (From 2010 July to 2017 December). During this time, he worked to develop Mathematics Curriculum and implementing several large scale projects at AUW. In 2018 he went to University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, for higher study in Mathematics. In 2021 he came back to AUW and join as an instructor of Precalculus in the Access Academy (AA). His responsibilities include lecturing, develop clear learning objectives and prepare comprehensive syllabi.
He received MS degree specialized in Mathematical Science from the university Technology Malaysia, Malaysia. He received a special Award by Faculty of Science University Technology Malaysia 2021. He also obtained Bsc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics from the university of Chittagong.
Cosmology, Partial differential Equations (PDE)
Ms Alexandra Urbanikova
Senior Fellow, Access Academy (Part-Time)
Alexandra Urbanikova holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from New York University Abu Dhabi with minors in Economics and Philosophy. Prior to joining AUW, she served as a post-graduation research fellow at the Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning at NYUAD. In this role she supported faculty in evidence-based pedagogy for interdisciplinary learning and conducted an independent research project on transformative education in the liberal arts.
Ms Ankita Banerjee
Senior Instructor, Language & Composition, Access Academy
- Education of refugee children, especially girls in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
- Inclusive education in developing countries.
- Role of education in combating trauma and mental health issues of Rohingya children.
M.A in Educational Leadership, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
- Specialised in Inclusive and Refugee Education
- Dissertation: 20,000 word examination on teachers’ experiences of teaching multicultural classrooms with refugees on Greek Islands
B.A in Philosophy, University of Delhi
Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, English, Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mumbai
Ms Ashfeen Aribea
Instructor, Integrated Science
Ms. Aribea’s research interests includes the STEM cell proliferation, regulation and gene expression at the molecular level. She has studied the Differentiation Potential of Individual Human Pluripotent STEM Cell Lines: Mesoderm and Ectoderm.
M.Sc. Molecular Biology, Vrije Universitiet Brussels, Belgium
B.Sc. Biological Science, Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Ms Sharmin Rahmatullah
Senior Instructor, Language and Composition
Before joining AUW, she worked in BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), BRAC University, for a year as a lecturer. Prior to that she was an English Language Instructor in London English Academy (LEA), Malaysia.
In June 2016 she passed CELTA under University of Cambridge.
I have a BA Hons in English Literature, followed by MA ELT from East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
B.A. English Literature, East West University, Bangladesh
M.A. English Language Teaching (ELT), East West University, Bangladesh
CELTA QCF Level 5 English Language Teaching Qualification, University
Mr Thomas David Dowling
Senior Fellow, Access Academy
I’ll be teaching just one semester at the AUW; a course on Modern Herstory. This is not a
spelling mistake: the history course focuses more on women in history, rather than just
men. The aim is to expand students’ historical knowledge and understanding of global
history and the role women played within the making of history.
Environmental security; Myanmar; Rohingya; Aung San Suu Kyi; modern poliJcs; ancient
and modern history; drone warfare; environmental militarizaJon; securiJsaJon theory
Ms Umme Aymun Siddiqua
Instructor in Computer Science, AA and TA in CS50, UG
Umme Aymun Siddiqua received B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from the International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2016 and her M.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan in 2019. Currently, she is serving as a Junior Instructor in Computer Science at Asian University for Women. Her research interests include natural language processing, multimodal opinion mining and knowledge discovery from social media data especially stance detection, sentiment analysis, emotion analysis, and hate speech detection using deep learning. She is the author or co-author of several articles in journals, conferences and research workshop contributions and presented her research at national and international conferences in the USA and China. She has received recognition for her excellent academic performance and research activities, including Merit-based Scholarship, Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship and Best Paper Award.
Introduction to Computing and Programming
CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science by Harvard University (Lab)
Natural Language Processing
Social Media Analysis
Multimodal Opinion Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Tweet Stance Detection using Multi-Kernel Convolution and Attentive LSTM Variants
Umme Aymun Siddiqua, Abu Nowshed Chy, and Masaki Aono
IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems (IEICE TOIS), Vol.E102-D, No.12, pp.2493-2503, December 2019.
Exploiting Transfer Learning and Hand-Crafted Features in a Unified Neural Model for Identifying Actionable Informative Tweets
Abu Nowshed Chy, Umme Aymun Siddiqua, and Masaki Aono
Journal of Information Processing, Vol.29, pp.16-29, January 2021.
Peer-Reviewed International Conferences
A Neural Network Model to Identify the Crisis-related Actionable Informative Tweets for Disaster Management.
Abu Nowshed Chy, Umme Aymun Siddiqua, and Masaki Aono
Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), 5-7 June 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Best Paper Award (as a co-author)
Tweet Stance Detection Using an Attention based Neural Ensemble Model
Umme Aymun Siddiqua, Abu Nowshed Chy, and Masaki Aono
Proceedings of the 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2019), ACL, 2-5 June 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Stance Detection on Microblog Focusing on Syntactic Tree Representation
Umme Aymun Siddiqua, Abu Nowshed Chy, and Masaki Aono
3rd International Conference on Data Mining and Big Data (DMBD 2018), Springer, 17-22 June 2018, Shanghai, China.
Combining a Rule-based Classifier with Ensemble of Feature Sets and Machine Learning Techniques for Sentiment Analysis on Microblog
Umme Aymun Siddiqua, Tanveer Ahsan, and Abu Nowshed Chy
International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2016), IEEE, 18-20 December 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Combining a Rule-based Classifier with Weakly Supervised Learning for Twitter Sentiment Analysis
Umme Aymun Siddiqua, Tanveer Ahsan, and Abu Nowshed Chy
International Conference on Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology (ICISET 2016), IEEE, 28-29 October 2016, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
International Research Workshops
KDEHatEval at SemEval-2019 Task5: A Neural Network Model for Detecting Hate Speech in Twitter
Umme Aymun Siddiqua, Abu Nowshed Chy, and Masaki Aono
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshops on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2019) ACL, 6-7 June 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Neural Networks and Support Vector Machine based Approach for Classifying Tweets by Information Types at TREC2018 Incident Streams Task
Abu Nowshed Chy, Umme Aymun Siddiqua, and Masaki Aono
Proceedings of the 27th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2018), NIST, 14-16 November 2018, Maryland, USA.
Publication Records Summary:
Mr Andrew Russell Jones
Director, Pathways for Promise
Mr. Jones’ current and past research includes developing the APTIS test for the British Council and:
“Self-Access Learning for Teachers (Rwanda) – Project Supporting Teachers of English through Mentoring” (600,000 GBP project funded by the DFID Innovations Fund
“Enabling access to education for Syrian refugee school-age children in Lebanon” (1,000,000 Euro project funded by the EU)
“English through Information Technology for Adolescent Girls” (100,000 GBP project funded by EITA Bangladesh)
Evaluation of Mobile Learning Content (Report presented at UNESCO E Learning Week (Paris, 2014)
Needs Assessment /Evidence Base of the Need for English for Adolescent Girls (Bangladesh, 2014)
Needs Assessment /Need for English in TVET Sector (Rwanda, 2012)
Licentiate Diploma TEFL, Trinity College, London, UK
RSA UCLES TEFL, International House, Hastings, UK
PGCE, Lancaster University (St Martin’s College), UK
B.A. Philosophy and Theology, University of Hull, UK
Md Ashraf Siddique
English Language Instructor
Power dynamics in classroom interaction; peer learning; effect of teacher training.
- United Christian Board Teacher Training Project
- Bamboo Grant Teacher Training Project
- Education Cell Project
- Siddique, M., & Rahman, M. (2014). Enhancing Classroom Interaction: A reflection on the English in Action’s classroom practices. Teacher’s World,41, 43-50.
- Li, N., McCormick, R., Power, T., Siddique, M., & Rahman, M. (2015). Classroom Practices of Primary and Secondary School Teachers Participating in English in Action: Third Cohort (2014) (Rep.).
- Li, N., McCormick, R., Power, T., Siddique, M., Burton, S., & Rahman, M. (2015). English Proficiency Assessments of Primary and Secondary Teachers and Students Participating in English in Action: Third Cohort (2014) (Rep.).
- Power, T., Mathew, R., & Siddique, M. (2015). Changes in teaching: what counts, who to, and how is it counted? (UKFIET Conference). University of Oxford. Oxford.
- Siddique, M., & Azim, F. (2015). Teachers’ perception of Monitoring in English in Action primary schools. Hyderabad, India: British Council.
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA); Cambridge University.
M.A. in English (TESOL), North South University, Bangladesh.
B.A. (Hon’s) in English, University of Development Alternative, Bangladesh.
Higher Secondary Certificate, Chittagong Government City College, Bangladesh.
Secondary School Certificate, Chittagong Police Institution, Bangladesh.
Ms Afrida Tabassum Oishee
Senior Instructor, Mathematics
M.Sc. in Disaster Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Class of 2020)
B.Sc. in Environmental Science, Asian University for Women, Bangladesh
Ms Kausar Ferdous
English Language Instructor
Ms. Ferdous conducts research on tertiary level curriculum development.
Kausar Ferdous, Native Language Interference: A Case Study, Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL), Volume: 3, Issue: 4,2015, Page: 595-602
Md. Abu Saleh Nizam Uddin & Kausar Ferdous, Thakur’s Representation of the Farmers: Reluctance, Rejection and Opposition—Journal SARJANA, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Volume: 29, Number- 2, Page -83-95, 2014
M.A. ELT, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
M.A. English, National University, Chittagong College, Bangladesh
B.A. English, National University, Chittagong College, Bangladesh
Ms Israt Jahan Happy
English Language Instructor
Israt has always been passionate about teaching and this is her 4th year at AUW as a faculty. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Asian University for Women in 2015 and also earned her Master’s degree in Public Health from American International University Bangladesh in 2017. Currently, she is responsible for teaching English Language course to Pre Access-Academy (PAA) students. Previously, she educated PAA students for two years and taught Leadership Seminar course to Access Academy students for one year. Israt believes that instilling confidence into students enables them to be higher achievers in their lives. Hence, her lessons are focused on breeding confidence, allowing students to speak, make mistakes and learn at their own pace.
Ms Aysha Siddiqua
Junior Instructor of English, Pathways for Promise
My work mostly involves teaching English courses to pathways students and also mentoring them. In addition, updating of databases and spreadsheets, collecting data, supporting in events management and teacher trainings, student counseling, and formatting of pathways content while working under the supervision of pathways director. I joined Pathways in 2020 January.
Majored in Biological Sciences and minored in economics from Asian University for Women.
Antibiotic resistance in the wild.
Senior Thesis: Antibiotic resistant bacteria at the human wildlife interface: A comparison of the terrestrial gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) and aquatic Black softshell turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) in Chittagong, Bangladesh
Project involvements –
Phillott A.D., Siddiqua A., Weerasinghe C., Shaima N., Mehelin N., Naik N., Alam N., Salsavil R., Ali S., Sandez S. & Tran T. 2016. Challenges and opportunities for South Asian women in science. 3rd National Conference on Natural Science and Technology, 15-16th April 2016, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Phillott A.D., Ikra Z.J., Balasubramaniam M., Bui T., Chelvan A., Hassan M., Islam L., Jawaid E., Naik N., Nawer A., Noshin Z., Sarkar S., Shafiul S., Siddiqua A., Shaima N., Tamang C., Tarique T., Thirukeswaran S., Wangmo K.P., Yasmin N. & Natasha F. 2016. Characterising microbes of the built environment: An opportunity for original, authentic research by undergraduate students studying environmental microbiology. 3rd National Conference on Natural Science and Technology, 15-16th April 2016, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Academic Support Services
Ms Nema Marjana
Research Fellow, Erasmus Project
Ms. Nema Marjana is a research fellow for the EU funded Erasmus Project. She is assisting faculty in preparing project materials for implementation within timeline. Her research interests are epidemiology, surveillance of health, infectious disease, and public health.
Ms Rajani Rao Palleti
Director, Writing Center
PG (Diploma) Public Relations, Bhavan’s College of Communication and Management
MA, Osmania University, India
BA, Economics, Osmania University, India
Student & Alumnae Stories
Saren Keang | Cambodia | Class of 2014
“At AUW, I learned to believe that my opinions matter and that I can do anything.”
Saren’s mother left school after the third grade to work in a grocery store. Her father left school after the sixth grade because of the Cambodian Civil War and genocide.
Saren’s father supported the family by making sugar from palm-tree fruits. After he became ill, Saren’s mother sold meat, vegetables, and cooking oil to support the family. Saren’s eldest sister was forced to drop out of school after fourth grade to support the family full time. Fearing a similar fate, Saren worked harder in school and eventually earned a full scholarship to study at AUW.
Thanks to the training she received in Access Academy, Saren overcame prior deficits in her secondary schooling and successfully graduated from AUW. Now she is pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development and Coexistence & Conflict at Brandeis University in the United States with full scholarship support from Open Society Foundations.