Welcome to my page! I'm Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad, working in the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am looking for PhD students. Committed & hard-woring students are welcome to contact with me.

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Research Interests

  • Computer vision, Image/Medical-image analysis
  • Robotics, Robot vision, Pattern recognition
  • Electronics, Technologies for unreached people
  • Green technology

Some Publications

Book
Journal
Technical Report
Proceedings

Book

Motion History Images for Action Recognition and Understanding, 2012.
Computer Vision and Action Recognition: A Guide for Image Processing and Computer Vision Community for Action Understanding, 2011.
Book Chapter: Image Analysis - From Theory to Applications, Editors: Reneta P. Barneva and Valentin E. Brimkov, Research Publishing Services, 2008.

Journal

  • Action recognition based on statistical analysis from clustered flow vectors. Signal, Image and Video Processing, Springer, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 243-253, Feb. 2014.
  • Smart Approaches for Human Action Recognition. Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 34, No. 15, pp. 1769-1770, Nov. 2013.
  • Gait analysis: an energy image-based approach. International Journal of Intelligent Computing in Medical Sciences & Image Processing, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 81-91, 2013.
  • A template matching approach of one-shot-learning gesture recognition. Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier, Vol. 34, No. 15, pp. 1780-1788, Nov. 2013.
  • Motion History Image: Its Variants and Applications. Machine Vision and Applications, Springer, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 255-281, 2012.
  • A Novel Randomized Quicksort with a Random Number Generator. J. of Information Technology and Applications, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 13-17, 2012.
  • Hu Moment-based Reduced Feature Vector Analysis for Recognition. DU Journal of Science, 2011.
  • Lower-Dimensional Feature Sets for Template-based Motion Recognition Approaches. Journal of Computer Science, Science Publication, Vol. 6, No. 8, pp. 920-927, 2010.
  • Analysis of Motion Self-Occlusion Problem for Human Activity Recognition. Journal of Multimedia, Academy Publisher, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 36-46, Feb. 2010.
  • A Simple Approach for Low-Resolution Activity Recognition. Int. J. for Computational Vision and Biomechanics (IJCVB), Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan.-June 2010.
  • A Robust Face Tracking Method Employing Color-based Particle Filter. Int. J. of Biomedical Soft Computing and Human Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 127-134, 2010.
  • Temporal Motion Recognition and Segmentation Approach. Int. J. of Imaging Systems and Technology (IJIST), Wiley Publications, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 91-99, 2009.
  • A Complex Motion Recognition Technique Employing Directional Motion Templates. Int. J. of Innovative Computing, Information & Control (IJICIC), Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 1943-1954, 2008.
  • View-based Human Motion Recognition in the Presence of Outliers. Int. J. of Biomedical Soft Computing and Human Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 71-78, 2008. (Achieved the Best Paper Award)
  • Route Optimization Technique for Network Mobility (NEMO). Dhaka University Journal of Science, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 277-279, July 2007.
  • Optical Interconnection for Digital Systems. Journal of Electronics and Computer Science, Vol. 3, pp. 23-28, June 2002.
  • Use of Photo Voltaic Technique in Rural Electrification: Present Scenario. Journal of Electronics and Computer Science, Vol. 3, pp. 1-6, June, 2002.
  • Study on the Facet Reflectivity of Fabry-Perot Resonator for Optical Communication. Dhaka University Journal of Science, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 111-115, July 2001.
  • An Approach to Solve Real-time Problem Applying Semaphore. Dhaka University Journal of Science, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 117-121, July 2001.
  • A Model to Study the Mirror Reflectance of an Optical Resonator. Bangladesh Journal of Science and Technology, 2001. (Ref. No. BJST/ED/180/2000)
  • Laser having Wavelength of 1.3 and 1.55 micrometer for Optical Fiber Communication. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, 2001. (Ref. No. BJSR/ED/04/2001)

Technical Report

A DMHI Technique for Human Motion Separation and Recognition. IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2007-AVM-58, Information Processing Society Japan (IPSJ), pp. 55-60, Sept. 2007.

Proceedings

  • Hossain Mahbub Elahi, Didar Islam, Imtiaz Ahmed, Syoji Kobashi, Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad, "Webcam-based Accurate Eye-central Localization", IEEE International Conference on Robot, Vision and Signal Processing, Dec. 2013.
  • Hafiz Imtiaz, Upal Mahbub, Gerald Schaefer and Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad, "A Multi-resolution Action Recognition Algorithm using Wavelet Domain Features", IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2013), Nov. 2013.
  • Temporal Segmentation of Gestures Using Gradient Orientation of Depth Images. Intl. Conf. on Informatics, Electronics & Vision, May 2013.
  • One-Shot-Learning Gesture Recognition Using Motion History Based Gesture Silhouettes. Intl. Conf. on Industrial Application Engineering (ICIAE), Japan, Mar. 2013 (Achieved Best Presentation Award).
  • Gesture Recognition with Depth Image - A Simple Approach. SICE Annual Conference, Japan, pp. 1723-1728, Aug. 2012.
  • Motion Clustering-based Action Recognition Technique Using Optical Flow. International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision (ICIEV), Bangladesh, pp. 919-924, May 2012.
  • An Optical Flow-based Approach for Action Recognition, 14th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology. Bangladesh, 2011 (Achieved Best Paper Award).
  • Action Dataset - A Survey. SICE Annual Conference, Japan, Sept. 2011.
  • Improved Approach for Action Recognition based on Local and Global Features. SICE Annual Conference, Japan, Sept. 2011.
  • Action Recognition Algorithm Based on Optical Flow and RANSAC in Frequency Domain. SICE Annual Conference, Japan, Sept. 2011.
  • SURF- and Optical Flow-based Action Recognition with Outlier Management. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) workshop on Gesture Recognition, USA, June 2011.
  • An Optical Flow-based Action Recognition Algorithm. IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) workshop on Gesture Recognition, USA, June 2011.
  • SURF-based Spatio-Temporal History Image Method for Action Representation. IEEE Int. Conf. on Industrial Technology (ICIT), USA, Mar. 2011.
  • Approaches for Global-based Action Representations for Games and Action Understanding. IEEE Conf. on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition workshop (FGw-ECAG), USA, Mar. 2011.
  • Action Recognition by Employing Combined Directional Motion History and Energy Images. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition workshop (CVPRw-CVCG), USA, Jun. 2010.
  • Reduced Feature Vector Analysis for Motion Recognition. Int. Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors (IRIS), pp. 315-320, Japan, Mar. 2010.
  • Human Behavior Analysis with Optical Flow and Median-filtered Temporal Motion Segmentation Method. 15th Int. Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB), pp. 1022-1025, Japan, Feb. 2010.
  • Human Activity Analysis: Concentrating on Motion History Image and Its Variants. SICE-ICASE Joint Annual Conf., Japan, Aug. 2009.
  • Action Recognition with Various Speeds and timed-DMHI Feature Vectors. Int. Conf. on Computer and Info Tech (ICCIT), Bangladesh, pp. 213-218, Dec. 2008.
  • Solutions to Motion Self-Occlusion Problem in Human Activity Analysis. Int. Conf. on Computer and Info Tech (ICCIT), Bangladesh, pp. 201-206, Dec. 2008.
  • Directional Motion History Templates for Low Resolution Motion Recognition. 34th Annual Conf. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Florida, USA, pp. 1875-1880, Nov. 2008.
  • Template-based Human Motion Recognition for Complex Activities. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, Cybernetics (SMC), Singapore, pp. 673-678, Oct. 2008.
  • Human Activity Recognition: Various Paradigms. Int. Conf. on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), Seoul, Korea, pp. 1896-1901, Oct. 2008.
  • Motion Recognition Approach to Solve Overwriting in Complex Actions. IEEE Int. Conf. Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), Amsterdam, The Netherland, pp. 1-6, Sept. 2008.
  • A Simple Real-time Approach for Action Separation into Action Primitives. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) Workshop on Tracking Human for the Evaluation of Their Motion in Image Sequences, Leeds, UK, pp. 69-78, Sept. 2008.
  • Face Tracking Employing Color-based Particle Filter. SCIS-ISIS, Nagoya, Japan, Sept. 2008.
  • Moment-based Human Motion Recognition from the Representation of DMHI Templates. SICE Annual Conf., Japan, pp. 578-583, Aug. 2008.
  • Complex Motion Separation and Recognition Using Directional Motion Templates. 12th Int. Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA), Buffalo, NY, pp. 73-82, April 2008. (Achieved Best Student Paper Award)
  • Comparative Analysis Between Two View-based Methods: MHI and DMHI. 10th Int. Conf. on Computer and Info Tech (ICCIT), Bangladesh, pp. 190-195, Dec. 2007.
  • A Smart Automated Complex Motion Recognition Technique. 8th Asian Conf. on Computer Vision (ACCV'07) Workshop on Multi-dimensional and Multi-view Image Processing, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 142-149, Nov. 2007.
  • Performance of Multi-directional MHI for Human Motion Recognition in the Presence of Outliers. 33rd Annual Conf IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 2366-2370, Nov. 2007.
  • Robust Human Motion Recognition Based on Multi-directional Motion Representation. Int. Conf. on Innovative Computing, Info and Control (ICICIC), Kumamoto, Japan, pp. 241-244, Sept. 2007.
  • Directional Motion Templates: New Appearance-based Recognition Method. Symp. Info Comp Elements (ISICE), Japan, pp. 303-308, Sept. 2007.
  • Constraints and Improvements of Factorization Methods for 3D Recovery. accepted at SICE-ICASE Int. Joint Conf., Korea, Oct. 2006.
  • Resource Management in Next Generation Cellular Networks. Int. Conf. Computer and Info Tech (ICCIT), Bangladesh, pp. 1183-1187, Dec. 2005.
  • An in Depth Analysis on e-Governance. Its Challenges and Prospect in Bangladesh, Proc. of Annual Convention 2005 of Bangladesh Computer Samity (Society), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005.
  • Route Optimization for Network Mobility. SICE Annual Conf, Sapporo, Japan, Vol. 1, pp. 702-704, Aug. 2004.
  • Augmented Reality and its Challenges. SICE Annual Conf, Sapporo, Japan, Vol. 2, pp. 1041-1043, Aug. 2004.
  • Improvement of TCP Performances over Wireless Networks. accepted for publication at Wireless Communications and Information Technology (WCIT), Orlando, USA, July, 2004.
  • Imminent Issues to Handle in Augmented Reality. accepted for publication at Wireless Communications and Information Technology (WCIT), Orlando, USA, July, 2004.
  • Modernized GPS and Galileo - New Trend in GNSS Technology. accepted for publication at the Joint Meeting of Int. Conf. on Cybernetics and Info. Tech., Systems and Applications (CITSA 2004) and 10th Int. Conf. on Info. Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2004), Orlando, USA, July, 2004.
  • Transport Telematics, Its 'Killer Apps' and Some Concerns for the least Developed World. accepted for publication at Wireless Communications and Information Technology (WCIT), Orlando, USA, July, 2004.
  • Optical Interconnection for Networking. Conf. on Horizons of Telecommunication, p. 86, India, Feb. 2003.
  • Electrical and Thermal Properties of Semiconductor Lasers for Optical Fiber Communication. Conf. on Horizons of Telecommunication, p. 36, Kolkata, India, Feb. 2003.
  • Sensitivity Model of Facet Reflectivity of Optical Device. Int. Conf. on Electrical & Computer Engineering (ICECE), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 32-34, Jan. 2001.
  • Threshold Current Density and Temperature Dependence of Lasers having Wavelength of 1.3 and 1.55 micrometer for Optical Fiber Communication. Int. Conf. on Electrical & Computer Engineering (ICECE), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 35-37, Jan. 2001.
  • Solar Electrification at Cyclone Shelters and Hill Tracts Region in Bangladesh: LGED's Experience. Int. Conf. on Electrical & Computer Engineering (ICECE), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 187-188, Jan. 5-6, 2001.
  • An Approach to Solve Real-time Problem Applying Semaphore. Int. Conf. on Electrical & Computer Engineering (ICECE), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 57-59, Jan. 5-6, 2001.
  • Lasers Having Wavelength of 1.3 and 1.55 micrometer for Optical Fiber Communication. Int. Conf. on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 173-176, Jan. 2001.
  • Study on the Facet Reflectivity of Fabry-Perot Resonator. Int. Conf. on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 170-172, Jan. 2001.
  • Temperature Dependence and Threshold Current Density of 1.3 and 1.55 micrometer Lasers for Optical Fiber Communications. Int. Conf. Communications, Computers & Devices, India, 2000.

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (joined in May 2001)
  • Visiting Researcher, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan, Duration: Nov. 2011 ~ Mar. 2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan, Duration: Nov. 2009 ~ Nov. 2011
  • Internship, Nikon Corporation, Tokyo Head Quarter, Japan, Duration: Dec. 2007 ~ Feb. 2008
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Control Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan, Duration: Oct. 2007 ~ Mar. 2008
  • Casual Academic, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Duration: 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Worked in several other places.

Research Partner/Collaborator


Editorial Board Member/Reviewer/Program Committee Member

Journal

Conference/Workshop


Keynote/invited Talk

  • Keynote Speaker: IEEE/IIAE International Conference onIntelligent Systems and Image Processing, Japan, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker: Seminar of Himeji Initiative in Computational Medical and Health Technology (Hi-MED), Graduate School of Engineering, University of Hyogo, Japan, 2013.
  • Keynote Talk: International Symposium on Nature Grid in Green Campus and City, Japan, 2012.
  • Invited Talk: International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, University of Kitakyushu, Japan, 2012.
  • Invited Talk: IEEE FormulaR and Seminar on Gesture Recognition and Robotics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, June 2012.
  • Invited Talk: Symposium on Environmental Issues of Bangladesh and Japan, Kitakyushu International Association, Japan, Sept. 2009

Courses I Taught

APECE-308: Microprocessor & Assembly Language
APECE-202: Nuclear Physics
APECE-505: Intelligent System Engineering
CC04: Research Methodology

Intelligent System Engineering, Microprocessor & Assembly Language, Nuclear Physics, Communication Theory & Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks & Applications, Optical Fiber Communication, Solid State Devices, Digital Signal & Image Processing, Research Methodology, Management Information System (MIS), Microprocessor & Embedded System, Digital Electronics & Circuits, Nuclear Physics, Theory of Computing, Database Systems, Principles of Programming, Introduction to Computer, Engineering Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics, Computer in Business, Foundations of Computer Science, Modern Physics, etc.

Award/Fund/Recognition

  • Research Fund, from University Grants Commission (UGC) Bangladesh, 2013.
  • Certificate of Merit, for Outstanding Performance as Invited Lecture, at the seminar of Himeji Initiative in Computational Medical and Health Technology (Hi-MED), Graduate School of Engineering, University of Hyogo, Japan, July 2013.
  • Best Presentation Award, International Conference on Industrial Application Engineering (ICIAE), Mar. 2013, Japan.
  • SICE International Scholarship award, awarded during the SICE Annual Conference, Aug. 2012, by the Society of the Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), Japan.
  • Best Paper Award, 14th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dec. 2011, Bangladesh.
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2 years, Japan.
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
  • Best Paper Award, Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association, 2008, Japan.
  • Best Student Paper Award, International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA), April 2008, Buffalo, NY, USA.
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, JAPAN, for Doctoral Program at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Tobata campus, Japan, Oct. 2005 ~ Sep. 2009.
  • AusAID Scholarship, Government of AUSTRALIA, for Masters in Computer Science at University of New South Wales, Australia, 2002~2004.
  • Selected for Who'sWho, Marquis Who'sWho in the World for 2010 Edition, NJ, USA, 2009.
  • Research Trip Award, NEC, 2008.
  • Research Trip Award, Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science & Engineering, 2008.
  • Research Trip Award, International Information Science Foundation (IISF), 2008.
  • Research Trip Award, Meisenkai, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2007, 2008.
  • Research Fund, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 2007.
  • Research Fellow, Renewable Energy Research Center (currently Institute of Energy), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2000)
  • University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship of Bangladesh for Undergrad result (Highest total marks in Science Faculty, University of Dhaka for that academic session), Bangladesh, 1997.

Affiliation


Volunteer/ Non-academic Activities

  • Founder, Center for Natural Science & Engineering Research (CNSER/CenNSER)
  • Organizing Secretary, Alumni of Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Dhaka, 2012/2013, Bangladesh
  • Founder & Coordinator (former), Bangladesh Environment Network Japan (BENJapan)
  • BEN Initiators' Group member, Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN)
  • Consultative Committee Member, Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN)
  • Life Member, Notre Dame Nature Study Club, Notre Dame College, Bangladesh
  • Member, Education for Sustainable Development, Kitakyushu (ESD-Kitakyushu), JAPAN
  • Member, Kitakyushu forum on Asian Women, Kitakyushu, JAPAN
  • Former President (April 2006 ~ March 2007), Foreign Students Association (FSA), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Tobata, JAPAN
  • Volunteer (former), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Kitakyushu, 2008
  • Volunteer (former), Kitakyushu International Association (KIA), Kitakyushu
  • Assistant General Secretary (former), Alumni of Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Dhaka, 2005, BANGLADESH
  • Founder & Founding Moderator, Electronics & Communication Club (ECC), Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Dhaka, BANGLADESH
  • Former President, Youth for Rights & Justice, a social organization, Dhaka, BANGLADESH
  • Participant of Photography Training Program by NDNSC, BANGLADESH
  • Participant of Journalism Training Program by NDNSC, BANGLADESH
  • Participant of Field Work Training Program by NDNSC, BANGLADESH
  • Participant of Newspaper Publication Training Program by NDNSC, BANGLADESH

Travel

  • Australia (July 2010, Jan. 2002 ~ June 2004: 2.5 years - Sydney, Canberra, New Castle, etc.)
  • Bangladesh - as native
  • China (2012, 2013)
  • Japan (since Oct. 2005: Fukuoka, Tokyo, Kyoto, Kumamoto, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagasaki, Oita, Yamaguchi, Nagoya/Aichi, Shimane, Okayama, Chiba, Yokohama, Saga, Himeji, etc.)
  • Malaysia (April 2012; Dec. 2007; July 2004 - Kuala Lumpur, Malacca)
  • South Korea (Oct. 2008)
  • Taiwan (Nov. 2007)
  • The Netherlands (Sept. 2008)
  • USA (June 2011 - Dallas, Houston, Colorado Springs, Denver; March 2011 - Alabama, Dallas, Santa Barbara, San Diego; June 2010 - San Francisco, San Diego; Oct. 2008 - San Francisco, Florida; April 2008 - New York, New Jersey, Buffalo, Boston)

Interview

NHK Radio, Japan - interview in 4 series.

About

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Phy., Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Contact Email: atiqahad [_ATmark_] univdhaka DOT com, or atiqahad [_ATmark_] yahoo DOT com
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Japan
  • Ph.D., Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Internship, Nikon Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
  • Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Academic (Casual, former), School of CSE, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • M.S. (2yr), School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • M.Sc. in APECE, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • B.Sc. (Honors) in APECE, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Hobby

  • Bird watching, Reading books, Traveling & wandering, Cooking, Gardening, etc.
  • Playing and watching sports - mainly soccer & cricket.
  • Blood donation.
  • Knowing other cultures and writing.

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