Dr Ashfaqur Rahman

Team Leader, Senior Research Scientist

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Dr. Rahman is a Senior Research Scientist and team leader at Data61 division of CSIRO. He is a data scientist and working as a researcher for nearly 15 years. His key research areas are machine learning and Data mining. More specifically Ensemble learning and fusion, Distributed Machine Learning for Big Data, Feature selection/weighting methods, Genetic algorithm based optimization, Image segmentation and classification. Dr. Rahman and his team works as part of multi-disciplinary research teams with strong focus on Agriculture and Mining. The team specializes in developing sensor-data-analytics driven systems and works in close collaboration with CSIRO Agriculture and Mineral Resources business units. Dr. Rahman was a key member of the following research projects:

o SenseT Cloud Mining (Project Lead)
o Intelligent Phenotying (Project Lead)
o SenseT AquaDS (Science Lead)
o SenseT Beef and Dairy
o SenseT Water Resource Management

Dr. Rahman received his Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from Monash University, Australia in 2008. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He served as reviewer of the following prestigious conferences and journals:

Journal Reviewer

o IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering
o Elsevier Knowledge Based Systems
o Elsevier Expert Systems with Applications
o Elsevier Information Sciences
o Springer Pattern Analysis and Applications
o Optical Engineering
o Sensors
o Journal of Multimedia
o International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering
o International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Conference Reviewer

o IEEE Joint International Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
o IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME)
o The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD)
o IEEE International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) 2013
o IEEE International Conference on Services Computing 2013
o IEEE International Conference on Computing and Information Technology 2008–2014
o IEEE International Conference on Coding and Computing 2013
o International Workshop on Cloud Data Mining 2013.

Dr. Rahman was involved in organizing a number of key events including IEEE DICTA 2018, IEEE DICTA 2013, MSLDA 2014, MLSDA 2016, MLSDA 2017, and MLSDA 2018. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards including CQUni Seed Grant, the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) and FIT Dean Scholarship by Monash University, Australia. Dr. Rahman a senior member of IEEE.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008

    Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Australia

  • 2001

    Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering, BUET, Bangladesh

Professional Experiences

  • July 2014-present

    Senior Research Scientist

  • Jan 2012-June 2014

    Research Scientist, CSIRO Tasmanian ICT Centre, Hobart, Tas, Australia

  • Aug 2009-Nov 2011

    Research Fellow, CINS, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia

  • Jan 2007-Aug 2009

    Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, American International University Bangladesh

  • June 2003-Dec 2006

    Researcher, Monash University, Vic, Australia

  • Aug 2001-May 2003

    Lecturer, Dept. of CSE, BUET, Bangladesh

Achievements and Awards

  • Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) 2014, Singapore


  • 2018-2021

    AU$ 130,000 PhD project with Swinburne University

  • 2018-2021

    AU 30,000 PhD project with Federation University

  • 2013-2017

    AU$52,500 CSIRO-UNSW Collaboration Grant, CSIRO, to undertake research on spatiotemporal data integration in sensor networks

  • 2010-2010

    AU$8,307 Seed Grant, Central Queensland University, to undertake research on Cursive Handwriting Recognition

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2012-date

    Senior Member, IEEE

  • 2018-2018

    Proceedings Chair International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) 2018

  • 2013-2013

    Program Committee Chair International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) 2013

  • 2015-2015

    Program Committee Chair 10th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing

  • 2014-2018

    Program Committee Chair nternational Workshop on Machine Learning for Sensory Data Analysis

  • 2015-date

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University


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