Arshad M. Chowhdury, PhD

 

Bio:

Professor Arshad M. Chowdhury is currently serving as the Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial experiences in teaching, research and academic administration. Prior to joining BracU, he was with North South University, where he has served in various capacities including Dean of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Chair of the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Confucius Institute (CI). From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a Research Fellow/Research Engineer-II at the Optical Network Research Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Optical Internetworking Research division at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communication Research), Red Bank, NJ, where he was actively involved with DARPA initiated next-generation internet (NGI) optical label switching and ATD/MONET projects.

Professor Chowdhury has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from BUET, Dhaka, MS from Write State University, USA and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is a co-inventor of 15 granted US patents as co-inventor and published more than 95 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He is an active reviewer of IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Journal of Lightwave Technology, OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking.

Education:

Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
MS in Computer Engineering, Wright State University Dayton, OH, USA
BS in Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Publications:

Ahmed, N., Syrus, M. A., & Chowdhury, A. M. (2016). Softsense: Sensing at software level. In UbiComp 2016 Adjunct – Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 1–4). Heidelberg: ACM Digital Library. https://doi.org/10.1145/2968219.2971457

Saad-Bin-Alam, M., Khalil, M. I., Rahman, A., & Chowdhury, A. M. (2015). Hybrid plasmonic waveguide fed broadband nanoantenna for nanophotonic applications. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters27(10), 1092–1095. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2015.2407867

Hossain, F. A., & Chowdhury, A. M. (2014). User mobility prediction based handoff scheme for 60 GHz radio over fiber network. In 2014 IEEE 11th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2014 (pp. 557–562). Las Vegas, NV: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2014.6866626

Khalil, M. I., Chowdhury, A. M., & Chang, G.-K. (2014). Efficient FIR filter configuration to joint IQ imbalance and carrier-phase recovery in 16-QAM coherent receivers. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe – Technical Digest (pp. 1–2). San Jose, CA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_SI.2014.STu3J.1

Khalil, M. I., Chowdhury, A. M., & Chang, G.-K. (2014). Modified CMA based blind carrier-phase estimation for 16-QAM homodyne digital coherent optical receivers. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. San Jose, CA: Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2014.JTh2A.12

Mithun, D., Saha, S., Chowdhury, A. M., & Chang, G.-K. (2013). Frequency domain chromatic dispersion equalization by fast block normalized least mean square/or 64-QAM optical coherent receiver. In 4th International Conference on Photonics, ICP 2013 – Conference Proceeding (pp. 209–211). Melaka: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2013.6687116

Adib, M. H., Khalil, I., Chowdhury, A. M., & Chang, G.-K. (2013). Non-decision aided LMS algorithm for joint blind equalization and carrier phase estimation in optical coherent receiver. In CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2013 (pp. 1–2). San Jose, CA: IEEE. Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6834018&isnumber…

Khalil, M. I., Adib, M. M. H., Chowdhury, A. M., Faruk, M. S., & Chang, G.-K. (2013). Least radial distance based carrier phase recovery for 16-QAM coherent optical systems. In 2013 18th OptoElectronics and Communications Conference Held Jointly with 2013 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, OECC/PS 2013 (pp. 1–2). Kyoto: IEEE. Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6597604

Kamal, M. Z., & Chowdhury, A. M. (2013). A PAPR reduction approach in OFDM optical-wireless-access networks using Blind Symbol Power Estimation. In 2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2013 – Proceedings (pp. 687–692). Las Vegas, NV: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCVE.2013.6799878

Adib, M. M. H., Khalil, M. I., Chowdhury, A. M., & Chang, G.-K. (2013). Joint blind equalization and carrier phase estimation in 16-QAM optical coherent receiver for long reach passive optical networks. In Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP (pp. 1–3). Beijing: Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1364/ACPC.2013.AF2F.70

Khalil, M. I., Rahman, A., Chowdhury, A. M., & Chang, G.-K. (2013). Optical absorption enhancement in solar cell employing plasmonic nanowire as the core of C-Si nanowire. In 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013 (pp. 1–2). San Jose, CA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_SI.2013.CF2E.7

Khalil, M. I., Rahman, A., Chowdhury, A. M., Amin, N., & Chang, G.-K. (2013). Broadband photon harvesting capability enhancement with plasmonic inspired nanostructure based solar cell. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1877–1879). Tampa, Florida: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744509

Adib, M. M. H., Mullick, T. U., Chowdhury, A. M., & Chang, G.-K. (2012). Enhancing C-Si base PV-cell absorption efficiency using micro-hole architecture. In 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012. San Jose, CA: IEEE. Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6326365

Adib, M. M. H., Khalil, M. I., Chowdhury, A. M., Faruk, M. S., & Chang, G.-K. (2012). Equalization & carrier recovery for 112Gbps optical coherent system with HEX-16-QAM modulation. In 2012 7th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2012 (pp. 559–562). Dhaka: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECE.2012.6471611

Khalil, M. I., Adib, M. M. H., Chowdhury, A. M., Faruk, M. S., & Chang, G.-K. (2012). Blind level discrimination carrier recovery algorithm for 16-QAM optical coherent communication system. In 2012 7th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2012 (pp. 418–421). Dhaka: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECE.2012.6471576

Khalil, M. I., Adib, M. M. H., Chowdhury, A. M., Faruk, M. S., & Chang, G.-K. (2012). A novel algorithm for blind joint equalization and carrier phase estimation in 16-QAM coherent optical communication. In 2012 7th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE 2012 (pp. 563–566). Dhaka: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECE.2012.6471612

Khalil, M. I., Adib, M. M. H., Chowdhury, A. M., Faruk, M. S., Amin, A. A., Chang, G.-K., & Amin, N. (2012). Low complexity non decision directed blind carrier phase recovery algorithm for 16-QAM optical coherent receiver. In ICP 2012 – 3rd International Conference on Photonics 2012, Proceedings (pp. 400–403). Penang: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICP.2012.6379895

Adib, M. M. H., Chowdhury, A. M., Chang, G.-K., & Amin, N. (2012). Absorption performance of the micro concentrating photovoltaic with multimode waveguide and slanted micro-hole cell. In 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 2038–2041). Austin, TX: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317999

Khalil, M. I., Adib, M. M. H., Chowdhury, A. M., Faruk, M. S., & Chang, G.-K. (2012). Low complexity blind level discrimination carrier phase recovery algorithm in optical coherent receiver. In Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP. Guangzhou: Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1364/ACPC.2012.AS1C.4

Adib, M. M. H., Khalil, M. I., Chowdhury, A. M., Faruk, M. S., & Chang, G.-K. (2012). Non-decision aid modified least mean square algorithm for joint blind equalization and carrier recovery in optical coherent receiver. In Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP (pp. 1–3). Guangzhou: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1364/ACP.2012.ATh1C.2

Adib, M. M. H., Mullick, T. U., Khalil, M. I., Chowdhury, A. M., Chang, G.-K., & Amin, N. (2012). Optical absorption enhancement in slanted micro-hole C-Si for photovoltaic applications. In Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP (pp. 1–3). Guangzhou: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1364/ACP.2012.ATh2F.3

Hossain, M. M., Mullick, T. U., & Chowdhury, A. M. (2012). Enhancing PV efficiency of planar micro optic solar concentrator cell using micro hole and TIR. In 2nd International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET 2012) (pp. 1–4). Dhaka: IEEE. Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6174586

Chowdhury, A., Chien, H., Fan, S.-H., Yu, J., Jayant, N., & Chang, G. (2011). Radio over fiber technology for next-generation e-health in converged optical and wireless access network. In 2011 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (pp. 1–3). Los Angeles, CA: IEEE. Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5875560

Chowdhury, A., Chien, H.-C., Fan, S.-H., Liu, C., Su, C., & Chang, G. (2011). A survivable protection and restoration scheme using wavelength switching of integrated tunable optical transmitter for high throughput WDM-PON system. In 2011 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (pp. 1–3). Los Angeles, CA: IEEE. Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5875437

Ahmed, N., Syrus, M. A., & Chowdhury, A. (2017). Simple group photo sharing using facesense. In 2017 IEEE 41st Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) (Vol. 1, pp. 845–850). Turin: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2017.212

Professional Activities:

  • Program Evaluator – Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE)
  • Task Force Member – BAETE Accreditation Manual and SAR Template Committee
  • Steering Committee Member – BAETE “International Symposium on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through Accreditation,” held 13-14 March, 2019, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Organizing Chair – ICCIT2016
  • Member – IEEE Photonics Society
  • Reviewer – IEEE Photonic Technology Letter (2005 – present)
  • Reviewer – IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (2005 – present)
  • Technical Program Committee member – IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2008 (Optical Networks and Systems)
  • Technical Program Committee – International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) from 1999 -present
  • Technical Program Committee – International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (NSyS)
  • Session Chair: IEEE Photonic Society Summer Topical 2009 – session TuB2

Address
Room No # UB80906,
Building # 8,
66 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
Email: arshad.chowdhury@bracu.ac.bd