Panel Discussion

E-Health Network and Systems: The Reality, Achievement and Gap

E-Health networking system is now a major component of everyday life. It is challenging to develop and implement the electronic health network system in a resource constrained country like Bangladesh. Handling the sensitive and big volume of health data is also a very challenging research area. Even biomedical engineering sector has not been explored due to the lack of different practical constraints. In this panel we would like to focus on these issues and put some light on how to deploy a successful health network system in a resource constrained developing country.

Panel Chair

Mahumuda Naznin, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Dr. Mahumuda Naznin is a Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. Engineering in CSE from the same department. Then, she went to North Dakota State University, USA from where she earned MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science. She received ACM Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scholarship Award and was also a recipient of the President Award of Bangladesh Govt. in HSC. Her research fields are Wireless Sensor Network, Network Science, Application of Combinatorics, Heuristics and Optimization. She has more than thirty research publications in international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings like IEEE WiMob, IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days, ACM Dev, ACM MobiSys, PKAW, GD, ICDCN, JGAA, WSN etc. She is a Fellow of Bangladesh Computer Society. She served as TPC member in different international conferences and reviewer in different international journals.


Khondaker A. Mamun, United International University, Bangladesh

Khondaker A. Mamun received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Southampton, UK. After that, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the PRISM Lab with a joint appointment from Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He also worked as a lecturer and then assistant professor in the Department of CSE, AUST from 2002 to 2007, and as a researcher in the College of Computer and Information Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2008. Since October 2014, he is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of CSE, UIU, Bangladesh. He is the founder and director of AIMS Lab at UIU, where he actively performs research in areas of healthcare, disabilities, and education. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has invented a number of digital healthcare service delivery architecture and mobile-based early screening method for Autism in developing countries. His research also featured in a number of news outlets including New Scientist and BBC. He is the founder of CMED Health (winner of GP Accelerator, SeedStarWorld and 1000 innovative products 2021), a startup that focuses on preventive healthcare through ICT. His contribution in the innovation and development is recognized by government of Bangladesh, this year he received three National ICT Award for Autism Barta (Smart Phone App for Autism Screening) in inclusion category, Bolte Chai (Smart Phone App for enhancing communications for nonverbal children) in research and development category and CMED Health in Health and Wellbeing category. He is the organizer and general chair of the first medical engineering conference, MediTec 2016 (International Conference on Medical Engineering, Health Informatics, and Technology) in Bangladesh supported by IEEE EMBS. He is also the organizer and chair of the first International Neuroscience School (IBRO APRC 2017) to develop future neuroscience researcher in Bangladesh, sponsored by International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). With the IBRO support, Dr. Mamun has introduced first Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s patients in Bangladesh with active support from Prof. Tipu Z. Aziz, University of Oxford, UK. He is a member of the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), IEEE; Vice Chair, EMBS Bangladesh section; Fellow, Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS).