Md Atiqur Rahman Ahad, PhD. (Senior Member, IEEE; Senior Member, OPTICA (formerly The OSA)) is an Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and Champion, Research and Innovation in the Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies,, University of East London.
He became a Professor at the University of Dhaka (DU) in 2018, and served as a specially appointed Associate Professor at Osaka University from 2018 till 2022.
He works on AI, ML, vision, biometrics & security, IoT, & healthcare. He studied at Kyushu Institute of Technology (for Ph.D.), University of New South Wales (for Masters), and DU (for Masters (1st class, 2nd position) & B.Sc. (Honors) (1st class, 1st position)).
He was awarded the prestigious UGC Gold Medal (handed by the Honorable President of Bangladesh), JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, and ~45 awards/grants/scholarships.
He published 11 books (more to appear soon), ~200 journals/conference papers & book chapters. Ahad was invited as keynote/invited speakers ~150 times in different conferences/societies/universities.
He is an Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports, Nature; Associate Editor, Frontiers in Computer Science; Editor, Int. J. of Affective Computing; Editor-in-Chief: Int. J. of Computer Vision & Signal Processing; General Chair, 10th ICIEV, 5th IVPR, 4th ABC; Workshop Chair, 17th IEEE PiCom; Publication Chair, 2018 IEEE SMC; Vice Publication Co-chair & Vice Award Chair, 17th World Congress of IFSA; Guest Editor in Pattern Recognition Letters; J. of Multimedia User Interface; J. of Healthcare Engineering. He is a member of ACM and IAPR.
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