I know many of us can’t recall the name of the book “Tao Te Ching” or the Philosopher “Laozi” but almost everyone of us has heard his famous quote: “A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. I am a passionate computer science researcher who have started as a technology enthusiast undergrad and then went through a long way with multiple track records in different fields both in industry and academia and still believe that “I have miles to go, before I sleep.”

Along this journey, I have acquired diverse experiences, which ranges from Computing/IT (Software Development, Networking, etc.) to Telecommunications (Network Operations, Quality, Automation, etc.) and then Business (Process, Six Sigma, Management, etc.) and finally Data Science (Database, AI and Machine Learning). I like to take new challenges and embark on new ventures so that I can acquire new knowledge and by integrating them with previous insights I want to deploy them in the work in hand for better results now and for the future. In the organizations I have worked in, I always encouraged innovative ideas and inspired problem solving effectively. Eventually, that increased my confidence to learn and teach more to build a stronger generation next!

At the University of Waterloo (Data Systems Group), My research area falls broadly under AI, specifically at the cross-section of Knowledge Representation and Databases. I am supervised by Dr. Grant Weddell and Dr. David Toman. Before that, I completed my MSc. In Computer Science (Data Science Lab) under the supervision of Dr. Fei Chiang from McMaster University. There my research topic was data cleaning from an ontological perspective. I also have an MBA in Management and Marketing from North South University and my undergrad degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, and my undergrad research project was on Machine Learning.