Research Groups/Labs of IUT

 

Bioinformatics and Data Mining Research Group

Leader: Prof. Dr. M. A. Mottalib, Professor, CSE Department

Bioinformatics and Data Mining Research Group (BDMRG) belong to the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department of Islamic University of Technology (IUT). Prof. Dr. M. A. Mottalib, head of the CSE department leads this multidisciplinary research group. This group works on problems from the fields of Bioinformatics and Data Mining. The Bioinformatics Research is devoted to Comparative Genomics of Bacterial genomes, Metagenomics, Genomic databases, Pattern Discovery in sequences and structures, micro-array data analysis, prediction of regulatory elements, primer design, probe design, phylogenetic analysis and more, using the tools of mathematics, statistics, computer science and the biological sciences to explore the frontiers of the natural world.

Data-mining group focuses on developing novel methods to extract knowledge from data, designing algorithms to summarize large volumes of data efficiently and effectively, and exploring new ways of using the extracted information. Pattern discovery, clustering and outlier detection, graph mining, social-network analysis, sensor network data analysis, etc. are included in the area of data mining research.

Around eight MSc students and twenty undergraduate students have already completed their research from this group. Currently a group of two PhD, two MSc and eight undergraduate students are doing their research under this group.

 

Networking Research Group

Leader: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mahbub Alam, Professor, CSE Department

The Networking Research Group at Department of CSE, IUT involves in fundamental research on different aspects of broadband and wireless networks. Our research spans a wider range of topics in networking, including modeling, analyzing, implementing, and enhancing the Networking Protocols for wired and wireless networks, Especially for Wireless Local Area Network, Wireless Mesh Networks, and Wireless Sensor Networks. Another important aspect of the group’s research is the development of networking protocols that are optimized across multiple layers of the protocol stack. The major focus is given on Transport, Network and Medium Access Control layers. Currently we are working on enhancement of security and energy efficiency in wireless sensor network and energy Harvesting Sensor Networks. We seek a principled understanding of new and emerging areas through a complementary mix of theoretical and applied experimental research.

 

Network and Data Analysis Group (NDAG)

Leader: Abu Raihan Mostafa Kamal, Associate Professor, CSE Department

NDAG is targeted to enhance the research in the area of networking and data analytics. In the networking perspective, the major focus is given on core protocol enhancement, diversified application deployment and testing, ad hoc and sensor networking. It also carries research in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) since next few decades are expected to be dominated by extensive research and development ofIoT. In data analysis, on the other hand, the emphasis is given on data mining and big data analytics.

 

Computer Vision Lab (CVLab)

Leader: Dr. Md. Hasanul Kabir, Associate Professor, CSE Department

The computer vision lab (CVLab) was formed in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Islamic University of Technology in 2011 under the leadership of Dr. Md. HasanulKabir. CVLab is dedicated to the study and research of different algorithms and techniques in computer vision and their applications to real-world problems. Our work mainly focuses in the fields of digital imaging, image representation, machine learning, pattern classification, and machine vision. Currently, we are working on low-level feature representation, biomedical image retrieval, human face analysis, motion analysis, and activity recognition.

 

Systems and Software Lab (SSL)

Leader: Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan, Associate Professor, CSE Department

The focus of Systems and Software Lab (SSL) is to have the experimental design, implementation, and evaluation of systems, software, and technologies which enable the development of a wide range of emerging applications. The group is interested in sensor data and signals that may help developing interactions with computers. Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning are the theoretical area which we blend together. We have been working on inertia sensor based activity recognition, eye tracking based mouse pointer, human intention and attention detection, hand and body gesture recognition, accelerometer based chair gesture recognition etc. We sometimes focus on applications to facilitate special group, for example speech based text correction tool.

The group also actively participates in software engineering research and in social network mining. We have done software repository mining to increase software reusability. We are keen to understand code usage/ reuse pattern in software development. We have studied social network in the view of data mining so that we can recommend friends, groups etc.

We are located in room number 402 of the brand new academic building of Islamic University of Technology (IUT). You can reach to us by calling +88029291254-59 ext. 3266. We always welcome any comments, suggestion, questions, or concerns.

 

Internet of Things and Embedded Systems Group

Leader: Dr. Md. Motaharul Islam, Assistant Professor, CSE Department

Internet of Things (IoT) represents a fundamentally new class of distributed system. It operates at unprecedented scales, often embedded in challenging physical environments. The explosive growth of the IoTis changing our world and the rapid drop in price for typical IoT components are allowing people to innovate new designs and products at home. To be in touch of this vibrant research community currently I am leading three teams of undergraduate students under this research group. They are exploring Harmonizing IoT and Cloud, Virtualization in Sensor Network and Structural Health Monitoring by using Wireless Sensor Network.Personally, I am interested in exploring architecture, protocols and application of IoT. My methodological stance is at the intersection of Internet of Things and Embedded System. Some of the keywords of my research includes: Internet of Things, Virtualization of Sensor Network, Cyber Physical System, Smart City, and Smart Internet of Things. I have a PhD in Computer Engineering from Innovative Cloud and Network Security Laboratory of Kyung Hee University of South Korea.

 

Concrete Lab

Leader: Prof. Dr. Md. Tarek Uddin, Professor, CEE Department

The Concrete Lab of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is conducting research works related to recycling, durability, and sustainability of construction materials. The research facilities of the lab are continuously improving to make it as a Center of Excellence for doing research work in the field of cement based construction materials. The research results of the laboratory are regularly published in the national and internationally renowned journals and conference proceedings. Currently, several groups of under-graduate and post-graduate students are doing research work on the following topics:

  • Effect of Aggregate Size and Sand to Aggregate Volume Ratio on the Properties of Concrete
  • Effect of Type of Chemical Admixture and Sand to Aggregate Volume Ratio on the Properties of Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC)
  • Utilization of Steel Slag in Concrete as Coarse and Fine Aggregate
 

Geotechnical Lab

Leader: Prof. Dr. Hossain Md. Shahin, Professor, CEE Department

Soil is an engineering material which is not a coherent solid material like steel or concrete. It is important to understand the behavior of different type of soil as an engineer.It is a material which can be - built on foundations to buildings, bridges; built in tunnels, culverts, basements; built with roads, runways, embankments, dams; supported retaining walls, quays etc.

Engineers are primarily interested in the mechanical properties of soils - strength, stiffness, permeability that depend primarily on the nature of the soil grains, the state of stress, the water and air contents and unit weight. Depending on the strength and soil condition liquefaction may occur due to earthquake shaking or other rapid loading. Liquefaction and related phenomena have been responsible for tremendous amounts of damage in historical earthquakes around the world.

In Geotechnical Lab of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CEE, IUT, we are working on constitutive modeling of soils to describe mechanical properties of soils at different conditions. Our research works involve - laboratory element tests, model tests and numerical simulations with finite element method. Here, we are doing research in many fields of geotechnical engineering.The main topics of our research are given below:

  • Elastoplastic Constitutive Model of Soils
  • Tunneling in both Urban and Mountain Areas
  • Braced excavation in Urban Area
  • Bearing capacity problem
  • Slope stability problem
  • Earthquake - Dynamic Loading
  • Reinforcing the ground with Geosynthetics
 

Transportation Research Lab

Leader: Dr. Shakil Mohammad Rifaat, Assistant Professor, CEE Department

Other Member: Dr. Moinul Hossain, Assistant Professor, CEE Department

The transportation research group (TRG) in CEE, IUT covers a wide array of research interests including multidisciplinary areas, such as, road safety, planning, socio-economic aspects to theoretical research, such as, modeling methods in transportation engineering, traffic flow theories, etc. Based on these research a good number of papers have been published in premium journals and conference proceedings. Undergraduate and post graduate students are closely attached with this group to carry out their research in the field of transportation engineering. The description of some ongoing research projects are as follows:

  • Effect of Road Infrastructure, Socio-economic and Demographic Features on Road Crashes in Bangladesh.
  • Assessing road safety perception and source of safety knowledge of Ready- Made garment(RMG) workers
  • Effective Implementation of Variable Message Sign(VMS) in Dhaka City
  • Effects of Neighborhood Characteristics on Sustainable Transportation Modes
  • Reassessing Road Sign Test of Drivers in Bangladesh
  • Traffic Flow Theory
  • Transportation Planning
  • Microscopic Traffic Simulation