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Panel Discussion on Challenges in Practical Network Research  

Abstract-Research in Network field can be explored in numerous directions like standard network protocols, communication theory and standards, wireless adhoc netowk, sensor network, security for network etc. Current hype goes for cloud solutions, mobile computing, social network, green network, IOT, smart city network, even biological network, body network, etc. The purpose of this panel is to reflect on the key challenges that arise doing network research practically. How should the research be practically addressed? From which perspective the research area can be selected? What should be the goal for conducting practical research? The panelists will share their valuable view and suggestions.

Panel Chair:

Dr. Mahmuda Naznin, Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, BUET

Dr. Mahumuda Naznin is an Associate 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 Award in 2007. She was also the recipient of the President Award of Bangladesh Govt. in  HSC. Her main research areas are Wireless Sensor Network, Network Algorithms, Application of Combinatorics and Optimization. She has published more than twenty research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. She is a Member of the Board of Trustee of the Association of BUET Alumni, ACM, and Fellow of Bangladesh Computer Society. She also served as the Member Secretary of Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS). She served as TPC member in different conferences and reviewer in different international journals.

Prof. A.K.M. Ashikur Rahman, CSE, BUET
Ashikur Rahman received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He received his PhD in 2006 from the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada. In the year of 2007, after finishing his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Simon Fraser University, Canada. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, school of Computer Science, McGill University, Canada, and department of Computer Science, State University of New York- Binghamton, USA. Currently he is working as a faculty member in the Department of CSE, BUET.

His research interests include ad-hoc and sensor networks, social networks, peer-to-peer computing, swarm intelligence, back-end compiler optimization and neural networks. He published more than 30 research articles in reputed international journals and conferences including INFOCOM, MobiCom, ICIEA, ACM MiSeNet, ICDCS, AHSWN, JNSM, ACM PER, JCSNC, IJCS etc.


Prof. Md. Abdur Razzaque , CSE, DU
Dr. Md. Abdur Razzaque received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained his PhD in Wireless Networking from the Department of the Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, where he also worked as a research professor during 2010-2011. He is now a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the group leader of Green Networking Research Group (http://gnr.cse.univdhaka.edu) of the same department. His research interest is in the area of modeling, analysis and optimization of wireless networking protocols and architectures, Wireless Sensor Networks, Body Sensor Networks, Cooperative Communications, Sensor Data Clouds, Internet of Things, Cognitive Radio Networks, Mobile Cloud Computing, etc. He has published a good number of research papers in international conferences and journals. He is serving for many journals and conferences as an editorial board member and TPC member, respectively. He is a senior member of IEEE.


Dr. Mohammad Zulkernine, Associate Professor, Queens University, Canada
Mohammad Zulkernine is a Canada Research Chair in Software Dependability and an Associate Professor at the School of Computing of Queen’s University, Canada. He leads the Queen’s Reliable Software Technology (QRST) research group. Dr. Zulkernine has taught and received his education in four countries on three continents (Bangladesh, Japan, Canada, and Italy). He received his BSc from Bangladesh (BUET), MEng from Japan, and PhD from Canada (Waterloo). Dr. Zulkernine's current research focuses on software reliability and security. His research projects are supported by a number of provincial and federal research funding agencies. He is also collaborating with various industrial research partners such as Bell Canada and Irdeto. Dr. Zulkernine was one of the program co-chairs of SSIRI ‘11, COMPSAC ’12, and HASE ’14. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM, and a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada. He has more than 100 research publications in reputed journals and conferences.

Dr. Salekul Islam, CSE, UIU
Dr. Salekul Islam is an Associate Professor and Head of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of United International University (UIU), Bangladesh. Before joining UIU he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (EMT) center of Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Montréal. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and from Concordia University in 2003 with a Master of Computer Science and in 2008 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. He received prestigious FQRNT (Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies) scholarship provided by the Québec Government, Canada during his postdoctoral and PhD programs as well. Dr. Islam's research interests include Cloud computing, virtualization and network security. He has published around 30 research articles including 10 journal papers and one IETF RFC.


Dr. A. B. M. Alim Al Islam, CSE, BUET
A. B. M. Alim Al Islam received B. Sc. (Engg.) and M. Sc. (Engg.) degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He received Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA in 2012.
He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE, BUET. His research interests cover wireless mesh networking, wireless sensor networking, multi-radio networks, network protocols, near-field communication, modeling and simulation, and reliability analysis. He has co-authored several journal and conference papers, and presented his papers in different well-reputed venues. He served in organizing and technical program committees of several conferences and workshops.
Alim Al Islam was awarded Andrew's fellowship, a two-year prestigious fellowship awarded by School of ECE, Purdue University. Besides, he achieved several other academic awards. He also earned several awards for best paper, best poster, best demo, and best project. Additionally, he has served as program committee and organizing committee members in a number of conference and workshops.


Dr. Nova Ahmed, CSE, NSU
Nova Ahmed is an Assistant Professor at North South University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Nova Ahmed received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She received MS in Computer Science from Georgia State University, USA and received Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Her research interests include Distributed and Sensor Systems, Healthcare systems, Human Centered Computing.  She loves to spend time with her two daughters Anuva and Arisha in her free time.


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