Prof. G.M. Tarekul Islam
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
G.M. Tarekul Islam was born on 5 June, 1970 in Kotalipara of Gopalganj district in Bangladesh. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1994 and completed his Master’s in 1996 from the same university. He joined the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of BUET as a Lecturer in 1996. He was awarded Monbusho scholarship of the Government of Japan in 1997 for pursing PhD studies at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He completed PhD in 2000. In his PhD research, he explored three-dimensional flow fields in a doubly meandering compound channel under the supervision of Prof. Nobuyuki Tamai at the Department of Civil Engineering. After completing PhD, he returned home and joined the Institute again. He became Assistant Professor in 2000 and Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2010. He was a recipient of JSPS fellowship for pursuing post doctoral research at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Hiroshima University, Japan.
Prof. Islam’s exposure to the fascinating field of geo-information science was when he took a course on GIS and Remote Sensing at the University of Tokyo. After returning home, he developed a course on Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Management for the post graduate students of IWFM. He took several advanced training on the subjects such as Geo-Informatics for Watershed Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas at the International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands during 23 August – 24 September, 2004; Geo-Informatics for Watershed Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal during 7 June – 2 July, 2004; Remote Sensing Education for Educators, Stockholm University, Sweden during 5 May – 13 June, 2003 and Application of Geo-Informatics for Water Resources Management at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal during 17 – 28 March, 2003. Currently he teaches Remote Sensing and GIS in Water Management at IWFM of BUET. Prof. Islam also teaches GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques in Disaster Management at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies of Dhaka University. Prof. Islam supervised several post graduate thesis works involving geo-information science such as Development of Strategy for Delineating Drought Vulnerable Areas from Satellite Imagery; Application of Geoinformatics for Flood Study at Tarapur Union of Gaibandha; Application of Remote Sensing in Identifying Pollutant Spread in the Buriganga River and Analysis of Changing Scenario of Wetlands in Dhaka City Using Remote Sensing and GIS. Prof. Islam has published over 60 technical papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman
Doctor of Information Engineering
Acting Chairperson & Associate Professor
CSE Department, BRAC University, Dhaka.
Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman is the Acting Chairman and an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department of BRAC University. He is the Supervisor of BRAC University Robotics lab and the advisor of BRAC University Robotics club. The robot named CHONDROBT was designed and builds under his supervision. Different version of this Robot regularly attended in NASA Lunabotics Mining Competitions. Dr. Khalil has joined in BRAC University on 2009 immediately after completing his PhD degree from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. He was a MONBUKAGAKUSHO scholar and his PhD Research topic was Natural Language Processing. But now his research is diverted into Robotics and Embedded Systems. His research interest also includes space science and engineering. He was born on 1976 in a river bank city Sirajganj of Bangladesh. After completing his Secondary and Heigher Secondary Schooling he took admission in Institute of Science and Technology under National University for graduation. Dr. Khalil considers himself as a lifetime student of Engineering. He also has dared to involve his students in the research of cutting edge technologies like Nano satellite.
Raihana Shams Islam Antara
Nanosatellite Technology & Research (NASTER)
BRAC University, Dhaka.
Raihana Shams Islam Antara currently holds the position of Research Associate in Nanosatellite Technology & Research (NASTER) at the BRAC University in Bangladesh. She is actively involved to achieve self-reliance in space technology for Bangladesh.
Ms. Antara is the Engineer of the Bangladesh's first satellite, BRAC Onnesha. She has M.Sc degree in Space Systems Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology (KyuTech), Japan and B.Sc in Electrical & Elecronics Engineering from BRAC University, Bangladesh. In kyutech, as Engineer for Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds satellite project acronym as "Birds Project", she has been involved in the design, development, test and operation of 5 CubeSats. She is a graduate of Cansat Leaders Training program and also the first female participant from Bangladesh. She is the co-founder of Bangladesh Society of Space Technology & Innovation (BSSTI).
Contact: raihanashams.antara(at)bracu.ac.bd, raihanashams.antara(at)gmail.com