Amin Ahsan Ali, PhD

Amin Ahsan Ali, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
aminali@iub.edu.bd

My primary research area is Machine learning, Data Science and mobile health. I co-direct Data and Design (DnD) Lab and the Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics (Agency) Lab at IUB. At Data and Design lab our research goal is to make use of heterogeneous big data sources to gain insight and build models that can assist in policy development in education, health, energy, and transportation sectors in Bangladesh. At Independent University we aim to develop and use artificial intelligence and machine learning based models in multidisciplinary projects involving Mobile Health, Computational Physics, Computational Biology, and Geo-Spatial data analysis as well as Computer vision and Natural Language Processing

 

I have worked in the field of Mobile Health (mHealth). I have worked for the center of excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (www.md2k.org) at University of Memphis. My research focus was on the collection of physiological, behavioral, and environmental data using wearable and mobile sensor and the development of machine learning models in order to make robust and reliable inferences of health risk behaviors (e.g., Smoking, Drug use) in the natural environment.

 

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Legends:
Patent,
Journal Paper,
Conference Paper,
Book Chapter,
Other

Publications:

M H Tarek, M E Kadir, M Mahbub, P S Akash, A A Ali and M Shoyaib

, "Mutual Information based Feature Selection for Nurse Care Activity Recognition", Joint 9th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV) and 4th International Conference on Imaging, Vision & Pattern Recognition (icIVPR), Japan , 2020

S. B. Rabbani, A. A. Ali and M. Zaber

, "Does Electric Prepaid Meters Decrease Payment Delinquency? Evidence from Data Centric Analysis of Electricity Consumption in Dhaka, Bangladesh", IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), Dhaka , 2020

M. Wahed, R. A. Rizvee, R. R. Haque, A. M. Ali, M. Zaber and A. A. Ali

, "What Can Nighttime Lights Tell Us about Bangladesh?", IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), Dhaka , 2020

F. Tabassum, H. Islam, A. A. Ali and M. Zaber

, "A Complex Network Analysis of Inland Waterways Port Connectivity of Bangladesh", IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), Dhaka , 2020

M.E. Kadir, P.S. Akash, S. Sharmin, A.A. Ali, M. Shoyaib

, "A Proximity Weighted Evidential k Nearest Neighbor Classifier for Imbalanced Data", Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), Singapore , 2020

P. Roy, S. Sharmin, A.A. Ali, M. Shoyaib

, "Discretization and Feature Selection Based on Bias Corrected Mutual Information Considering High-Order Dependencies", Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), Singapore , 2020

S. Mahmud, M.T.H Tonmoy, K.K. Bhaumik, AKM Rahman, M.A. Amin, M. Shoyaib, A.H.K and A.A. Ali

, "Human Activity Recognition from Wearable Sensor Data using Self-Attention", 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), Spain , 2020

J Anowar, A.A. Ali and M.A. Amin

, "A Low-Cost Wearable Rehabilitation Device", 12th International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE 2020), Australia , 2020

P. Akash, M. Kadir, A. Ali, M.Tawhid, M. Shoyaib

, "Introducing Confidence as a Weight in Random Forest", International Conference on Robotics,Electrical and Signal Processing Techniques (ICREST), Dhaka , 2019

 M.E. Kadir, P.S. Akash, S. Sharmin, A.A. Ali, M. Shoyaib

, "Can a Simple Approach Identify Complex Nurse Care Activity?", HASCA 2019: 7th International Workshop on Human Activity Sensing Corpus and Applications in conjunction with ACM UbiComp, London, UK , 2019
Sadia Sharmin, Mohammad Shoyaib, Amin Ahsan Ali, Muhammad Asif Hossain Khan, and Oksam Chae
, "Simultaneous Feature Selection and Discretization based on Mutual Information", Pattern Recognition, vol 91, 2019, pp 162-174, Elsevier , 2019

M. N. Haque, M.T.H. Tonmoy, S. Mahmud, A. A. Ali, M.A.H. Khan and M. Shoyaib

, "GRU-based Attention Mechanism for Human Activity Recognition", 1st International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering and Robotics Technology (ICASERT-2019), Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 3-5 , 2019

M. E. Kadir, P. S. Akash, A. A. Ali, M. Shoyaib and Z. Begum

, "Evidential SVM for binary classification", 1st International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering and Robotics Technology (ICASERT-2019), Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 3-5 , 2019

P.S. Akash, M.E. Kadir, A.A. Ali, M. Shoyaib

, "A new splitting criterion for Decision tree using Hellinger distance", 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Macao, China, August 10-16 , 2019

A.B.S Nayeem, A Sarkar, A.A Ali, M.A. Amin, A.K.M Rahman

, "LULC Segmentation of RGB Satellite Image Using FCN-8", 3rd SLAAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Sri Lanka , 2019

M.N. Hoque, M. Mahbub, M.H. Tarek, L.N. Lata, A.A. Ali

, "Nurse Care Activity Recognition: A GRU-based approach with attention mechanism", HASCA 2019: 7th International Workshop on Human Activity Sensing Corpus and Applications in conjunction with ACM UbiComp, London, UK , 2019

MD Sazzad Hossain, Amin Ahsan Ali, M Ashraful Amin

, "Eye-Gaze to Screen Location Mapping for UI Evaluation of Webpages", 3rd International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing, Hong Kong , 2019

Arif, Abdullah Omar, Sabah Ashraf, AKM Mahhubur Rahman, M Ashraful Amin, Amin Ahsan Ali

, "A Comparative Study on Disaster Detection from Social Media Images using Deep Learning", Global AI Congress, Kolkata, India , 2019

N. Sadman, A. Sadmanee, M.I. Tanveer, M.A. Amin, A.A. Ali

, "Intrinsic Evaluation of Bangla Word Embeddings", International Conference on Bangla Speech and Language Processing(ICBSLP), Sylhet, Bangladesh, 27-28 September , 2019

M. Rahman, M. Shuvo, M. Zaber, A. Ali

, "Traffic Pattern Analysis from GPS Data: A Case Study of Dhaka City", IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (IEEE CONECCT), Bangalore, India , 2018

M. Kamal, A. A. Ali, M. A. H. Khan, and M. Shoyaib

, "Braille to Text Translation for Bengali Language: A Geometric Approach", Jahangirnagar University Journal of IT, Vol. 7, June 2018, pp. 93-111, , 2018

S. Islam, A. Ali, M. Zaber

, "A Smart Grid Prerequisite: Survey on Electricity Demand Forecasting Models and Scope Analysis of Demand Forecasting in Bangladesh", IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10HTC), Dhaka, Bangladesh [Best paper award] , 2017

S. Sharmin, F. Aktar, A. Ali, M. Khan, M. Shoyaib

, "BFSp: A feature selection method for bug severity classification", IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2017

M. Sayed, M. Rahman, M. Zaber, A. Ali

, "Understanding Dhaka City Traffic Intensity and Traffic Expansion Using Gravity Model", 20th International Conference of Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2017

M. Sayed, M. Zaber, A. Ali, P. Mosharaf

, "Enumerating the obstacles of accelerating the use of digital classroom: Lessons from Bangladesh", Communication Policy Research South, Yangon, Myanmar , 2017

D. Chaki, M. Zaber, A. Ali

, "Understanding Complex Social Network of Government Officials in Decision Making", Communication Policy Research South, Yangon, Myanmar , 2017

S. Sharmin, A. Ali, M. A. Hossain, M. Shoyaib

, "Feature Selection and Discretization based on Mutual Information", IEEE International Conference on Image, Vision and Pattern Recognition, Dhaka, Bangladesh [Best paper award] , 2017

S. Debnath, P. P. Roy, A. Ali, M. A. Amin

, "Identification of Bird Species from their Singing", 5th International Conference on Information, Electronics and Vision, Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2016

S. Saha, A. Mahmud, A. Ali, M. A. Amin

, "Classifying Digital X-ray images into Different Human Body Parts", 5th International Conference on Information, Electronics and Vision, Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2016

E. Hossain, S. M. S. Islam, A. Ali, M. A. Amin

, "Fish Activity Tracking and Species Identification in Underwater Video", 5th International Conference on Information, Electronics and Vision, Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2016

A Kennedy, D Epstein, M Jobes, K Phillips, D Agage, M Tyburski, A Ali,  R Bari,  S Hossain, K Hovsepian,  M Rahman,  E Ertin, S Kumar, K Preston

, "Continuous In-The-Field Measurement of Heart Rate: Correlates of Drug Use, Craving, Stress, and Mood in Polydrug Users", Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol.151, Elsevier , 2015

N. Saleheen, A. Ali, S. Hossain, H. Sarker, S. Chaterjee, B. Marlin, E. Ertin, M. al'Absi, S. Kumar

, "puffMarker: A Multi-Sensor Approach for Pinpointing the Timing of First Lapse in Smoking Cessation", ACM UbiComp, Osaka, Japan , 2015

H. Sarker, M. Sharmin, A. Ali, M. Rahman, R. Bari, M. Hossain, and S. Kumar

, "Assessing the Availability of Users to Engage in Just-in-Time Intervention in the Natural Environment", ACM UbiComp, Seattle, WA , 2014

S. Hossain, A. Ali, M. Rahman, E. Ertin, D. Epstein, A. Kennedy, K. Preston, A. Umbricht, Y. Chen, and S. Kumar

, "Identifying Drug (Cocaine) Intake Events from Acute Physiological Response in the Presence of Free-living Physical Activity", ACM IPSN, Berlin, Germany , 2014

M. Rahman, R. Bari, A. Ali, M. Sharmin, A. Raij, K. Hovsepian, S. Hossain, E. Ertin, A. Kennedy, D. Epstein, K. Preston, M. Jobes, S. Kedia, K. Ward, M. al’Absi, and S. Kumar

, "Are We There Yet? Feasibility of Continuous Stress Assessment via Wireless Physiological Sensors", ACM BCB, , 2014

S. Vhaduri, A. Ali, M. Sharmin, K. Hovsepian, and S. Kumar

, "Estimating Drivers’ Stress from GPS Traces", Automotive UI, , 2014

A. Ali, S. Hossain, K. Hovsepian, M. Rahman, K. Plarre, and S. Kumar

, "mPuff: Automated Detection of Cigarette Smoking Puffs from Respiration Measurements", ACM IPSN, Beijing, China , 2012

M. Rahman, A. Ali, K. Plarre, M. al'Absi, E. Ertin, and S. Kumar

, "mConverse: Inferring Conversation Episodes from Respiratory Measurements Collected in the Field", ACM Wireless Health, San Diego, CA , 2011

M. Rahman, A. Ali, Andrew Raij, Emre Ertin, Mustafa al’Absi, Santosh Kumar

, "Online Detection of Speaking from Respiratory Measurement Collected in the Natural Environment", 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), Chicago, IL , 2011

K. Plarre, A. Raij, S. Hossain, A. Ali, M. Nakajima, M. al'Absi, E. Ertin, et al.

, "Continuous Inference of Psychological Stress from Sensory Measurements Collected in the Natural Environment", ACM IPSN, Chicago, IL [Nominated for Best Paper Award] , 2011

S. Masum, M. Akbar, A. Ali, M. Rahman

, "A Consensus based ℓ-Exclusion Algorithm for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", Ad Hoc Networks, 8(1), pp.30-45, Elsevier , 2010

A. Raij, P. Blitz, A. Ali, S. Fisk, et. al.

, "mstress: Supporting continuous collection of objective and subjective measures of psychosocial stress on mobile devices", Tech. Report No. CS-10-004, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Memphis , 2010

S. Masum, A. Ali

, "Maintaining a Binary Tree Structure for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", 11th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'06), pp.201-206, Pula–Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy , 2006

S. Masum, A. Ali

, "Asynchronous l-Exclusion in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA’06), pp.832-836, Vienna, Austria , 2006

H. Babu, A. Wadud, A. Ali

, "A Method for Designing Decoded PLAs using Genetic Algorithms", Dhaka University Journal of Science, Bangladesh , 2006

M. R. Amin, A. A. Ali and M. L. Rahman

, "Web-Enabled Exam Preparation and Evaluation Services for Secondary Level Objective Tests with Bangla Language Interface", International Conference on Computer Processing of Bangla (ICCPB), pp. 85-92, , 2006

A K M Fazlul Haque, Amin Ahasan Ali, M Shamim Kaiser

, "Analysis and Investigation of a High Performance Intelligent Network using a UNIX-based tool", Journal of the Bangladesh Electronics Society Vol 5(2), ISSN: 1816-1510, , 2006

S. Masum, A. Ali

, "Distributed Allocation of Identical Resources in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE international Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks, pp.1-10, , 2006

S. Masum, A. Ali

, "Asynchronous Leader Election in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA’06), pp.832-836, Vienna, Austria , 2006

H. Babu, A. Ali, A. Chowdhury

, "Realization of Digital Fuzzy Operations using Multi-Valued Fredkin Gates", International Conference on Computer Design (CDES’06), Las Vegas, USA , 2006

S. Masum, A. Ali, M. Akbar

, "A Fault-Resilient l–Exclusion Algorithm for Mobile AD HOC Networks", IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PacRim 2005), pp. 586–589, Victoria, B.C., Canada , 2005

H. Babu, M. Islam, A. Ali, M. Akon, M. Rahaman, M. Islam

, "A Technique for Logic Design of Voltage-Mode Pass Transistor Based Multi-Valued Multiple-Output Logic Circuits", IEEE International Symposium of Multi-valued Logic, Japan , 2003

Employment

       

March 1, 2018 to current

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Independent University Bangladesh,

Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

August 23, 2008 to February 28, 2018           

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka

Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh

 

August 2008 to December 2014         

Graduate Research Assistant

mHealth Systems Lab, University of Memphis

Memphis, TN, USA

 

February 4, 2006 to August 23, 2008 

Lecturer

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka

Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh. 

 

May 20, 2003 to February 3, 2006

Lecturer

Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Daffodil International University

Sukrabad, Dhaka –1207, Bangladesh.

 

Projects

 

Scrutiny of Electricity Billing and Supply Data as a Probable Proxy for Economic Activities: A Comprehensive Analysis of Power Consumption of Dhaka, Bangladesh,

Funded by: IDRC Canada through LIRNEasia, SriLanka

 

 

Professional Activities

 

Teaching: Taught at the graduate and undergraduate level in Computer Science and Engineering at Independent University, Bangladesh and University of Dhaka:

Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Probability Theory, Linear Algebra, Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Computer Science

Theory of Computing, Compiler Design, Human Computer Interaction (lab)

 

Reviewer: ACM Ubicomp’15, ACM CHI’14, Pervasive Health ’14, IEEE PerCom 2012, ACM ICDCN ’10, IEEE MASS ‘09, IEEE MSN ’09

 

Curriculum Design :MS and B.Sc. curriculum design at Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka 

 

 

Awards and Scholarships

 

  • National Science Foundation, USA travel grant for attending the doctoral colloquium in ACM conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys) 2012.
  • Received Gold Medal awarded by the University of Dhaka for achieving 1st class 1st position in MS examination of 2001.
  • Received Gold Medal awarded by M.O. Ghani Memorial Foundation and Attorny Alamgir Gold Medal for achieving the highest marks in the B.Sc. Honours Examination of 2000 (held in 2003) in the faculty of Science, Biological Science and Pharmacy of University of Dhaka.
  • Received Board Scholarship from Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka, in the General Category for the period of 1996 to 2000 and for the period of 1994 to 1996 for the result of Higher Secondary Certificate Examination held in 1996 and Secondary School Examination held in 1994.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2014
    University of Memphis, USA
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, 2001
    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2000
    University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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