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Athabasca University

 

Dr. M. Ali Akber Dewan

Assistant Professor - School of Computing and Information Systems

Email: adewan@athabascau.ca

Phone#: +1-780-761-2726

Toll-free Phone#: +1-844-675-1395

Education | Teaching Responsibilities | Academic Experience | Professional Memberships | Awards and Achievements | Research Profiles and Interests | Publications | Research Supervision | Current Projects | Recently Completed Projects |

Education

Postdoctoral Research, École de technologie supérieure, Canada (2012.07-2014.09)

Postdoctoral Research, Concordia University, Canada (2009.12-2012.05)

Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea (2005.03-2009.03)

B.Sc., Computer Science and Engineering, Khulna University, Bangladesh (1998.08-2002.12)

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Teaching Responsibilities

Current Courses

Graduate

COMP 605 Project Management

COMP 689 Advanced Distributed Systems

COMP 617 Designing Real-Time Software

Undergraduate

COMP 230 Storyboard Design and Development

COMP 232 Graphics Design

COMP 272 Data Structures and Algorithms

COMP 382 3D Programming in Java

COMP 482 Human Computer Interaction

COMP 489 Distributed Computing

Previous Courses

COMP 638 Enterprise Modeling

COMP 610 Selected Topics in Software Engineering

COMP 501 Systems Development with Emerging Technology

COMP 495/496 Computer and Information Systems Project I/II

COMP 494 Research Methods

COMP 486 Mobile and Internet Game Development

COMP 410 Software Engineering

COMP 282 Social Aspects of Computer Games

COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming - Java

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Academic Experience

Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada (2014.10 - present)

REB Group Chair, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada (2015.01 - present)  

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, école de technologie supérieure, Canada (2012.07-2014.09)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Concordia University, Canada (2009.12-2012.05)

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (2009.10-2009-12)

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (2003.02-2009.10)

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Professional Memberships

IEEE — Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

CAIAC — Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association

AUFA — Member, Athabasca University Faculty Association

IEB — Member, Institute of Engineers Bangladesh

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Awards and Achievements

MDEIE Research Grant by Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Canada (2012.06 – 2014.09)

ReSMiQ Postdoctoral Fellowship by Regroupment Stratégique en Microsystémes du Québec, Canada (2009.10 –  2012.05)

Dean's Award for academic achievement and PhD dissertation by Kyung Hee University, South Korea (2009.02)

Excellent Research Achievement Award for outstanding research activities among the awardees of Korean Government IT Scholarship by the Ministry of Information Communication, South Korea (2007.08)

Institute of Information Technology Assessment Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. in Kyung Hee University, South Korea (2005.02 – 2009.03)

Kyung Hee University President Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. in Kyung Hee University, South Korea (2005.02 – 2009.03)

Merit Scholarship, Khulna University, Bangladesh (1999 - 2002)

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Research Profiles and Interests

Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence

Adaptive Biometrics

Image Processing 

Computer Vision

Motion Detection and Tracking

Land Use and Land Cover Analysis

Medical Image Analysis

Multimedia Technology

Learning Analytics

Education Technology

Data Visualization

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Publications

[Journal]

Mihal Miu, Xiaokun Zhang, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Junye Wang, “Development of Framework for Aggregation and Visualization of Three-Dimensional (3D) Spatial Data,” Big Data and Cognitive Computing, pp. 1-14, vol. 2(9), 2018.

Mihal Miu, Xiaokun Zhang, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Junye Wang, “Aggregation and Visualization of Spatial Data with Application to Classification of Land Use and Land Cover,” Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An Overview, pp. 1-9, vol. 5(4), 2017.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, E. Granger, F. Roli, R. Sabourin, and G. L. Marcialis, “Adaptive appearance modeling of faces for watch-list screening,” Pattern Recognition, vol. 49, pp. 129-151, January 2016.

M. Ali Akbe Dewan, M. Omair Ahmad, M. N. S. Swamy, “A method for automatic segmentation of nuclei in phase-contrast images based on intensity, convexity and texture,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 8(5), pp. 716-728, December 2014. 

M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A flexible edge matching technique for object detection in dynamic environment,” Applied Intelligence, April 2012, vol. 36(3), pp. 638-648, April 2012.

M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A linear time algorithm of computing Hausdorff distance for content based image analysis,” Circuits Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 31(1), pp 389-399, February 2012.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Omair Ahmad, M.N.S. Swamy, “Tracking biological cells in time-lapse microscopy: an adaptive technique combining motion and topological features,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 58(6), pp. 1637-1647, January 2011. 

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Background independent moving object segmentation for video surveillance,” IEICE Transaction on Communications, vol.E92-B, no.02, pp. 1-14, February 2009. 

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “An adaptive motion segmentation for automated video surveillance,” EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2008, art. id.187413, pp.1-13, 2008. 

M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Edge segment based automatic video surveillance,” EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2008, article id. 743202, pp. 1-14, 2008. 

M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Maximizing the effective lifetime of mobile ad hoc networks,” IEICE Transaction on Communications, vol. E91-B (09), pp. 2818-2827, September 2008.

M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Moving object detection for real time video surveillance: an edge segment based approach,” IEICE Transactions on Communications, vol.E90-B, no.12, pp. 3654-3664, December 2007.

M. Abdullah-Al- Wadud, Md. Hasanul Kabir, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A dynamic histogram equalization for image contrast enhancement,” IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 53, issue 2, pp. 593 – 600, May 2007. 

[Coference]

Fuhua Lin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Matthew Nguyen, “Optimizing Rescheduling Intervals through Using Multi-Armed Bandit Algorithms,” IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, Halifax, Canada, August 2018. (Accepted) 

Joel Burrows, Vivekanandan Kumar, Kinshuk, M. Ali Akber Dewan, "Assessing A Music Student’s Progress," IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Mumbai, India, July 2018. (Accepted)

Ashesh Iqbaly, Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, "A framework to recommend appropriate learning material from stack overflow discussions," International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada, June 2018. (Accepted)

Yang Yan, Dunwei Wen, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Wen-Bo Huang, "Classification of artery and vein in retinal fundus images based on the context-dependent features," International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, Vancouver, Canada, June 2017.

Anton Vassiliev, Fuhua Lin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, "Combinatorial auction-based mechanism design for course offering determination," International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, Vancouver, Canada, June 2017.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Dan Qiao, Fuhua Lin, Dunwei Wen, Kinshuk, “An approach to improving single sample face recognition by using high confident tracking trajectories,” Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Victoria, Canada, June 2016. 

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Fuhua Lin, Kinshuk, “Dynamic pricing mechanism for multiagent based system of well scheduling,” International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 2016. 

M. Ali Akber Dewan, E. Granger, F. Roli, R. Sabourin, and G. L. Marcialis, “Video face recognition from a single still image using an adaptive appearance model tracker,” IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, pp. 196-202, Cape Town, South Africa, December 2015.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Fuhua Lin, Dunwei Wen, Kinshuk, "Predicting dropout-prone students in e-learning education system," IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, pp. 1935-1740, Beijing, China, August 2015.

Jivko Hristov, Graham Lange, Fuhua Lin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Xiaokun Zhang, Saadat Khan, "Multi-agent well schedulling: a prototype implementation using CNP and JADE," Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations, pp. 121-135, Edmonton, Canada, 2015. 

Fuhua Lin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Alex Newcomb, "User modeling for course planning and scheduling," Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations, pp. 137-153, Edmonton, Canada, 2015. 

M. Ali Akber Dewan, E. Granger, F. Roli, R. Sabourin, and G. L. Marcialis, “A comparison of adaptive appearance methods for tracking faces in video surveillance,” IET International Conference on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention, London, UK, December 2013. 

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Segmentation of moving object for content-based applications,” IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, pp. 363-364, Las Vegas, USA, January 2009.

M. Murshed, M. Ali Akber Dewan, O. S. Chae, “Moving object tracking – a parametric edge tracking approach,” Conference on Computer and Information Technology, pp. 471-476, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2009.

Md. Enamul Hoque Prince, Gahangir Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Pijush Debnath “An audible Bangla text-entry method in Mobile phones with intelligent keypad,” International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, pp. 279-284, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2009.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Moving object detection and classification using neural network,” KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications, pp. 152-161, Incheon, Korea, March 2008.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Reference independent moving object detection: an edge segment-based approach,” International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, pp. 501–509, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, September 2007.

M. Julius Hossain, M Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Suitability of edge segment based moving object detection for real time video surveillance,” International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, pp. 526–533, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, September 2007.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Background independent moving object segmentation using edge similarity measure,” International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, pp. 318-329, Montreal, Canada, August 2007.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “A block based moving object detection utilizing the distribution of noise,” KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications, pp. 645-654, Wroclaw, Poland, June 2007.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Md. Moshiul Hoque, Oksam Chae, “Contaminated ECG artifact detection and elimination from EEG using Energy function-based transformation,” IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, pp. 52-56, March 2007.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, Muhammad Ahsan Ullah, Oksam Chae, “Automatic extraction of features from retinal fundus image,” IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, pp. 47-51, Bangladesh, March 2007.

M. Abdullah-Al- Wadud, Md. Hasanul Kabir, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A dynamic histogram equalization for image contrast enhancement,” IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, pp. 435-436, USA, 2007.

Md. Anwarul Hoque, M. Abdullah-Al-Wadud, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “A hierarchical approach of watershed algorithm for image segmentation,” International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, pp. 25-28, Korea, April 2006.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Md. Anwarul Hoque, M. Abdullah-Al-Wadud, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Real time moving object detection in varying environment for intelligent video monitoring system,” International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services, pp. 229-232, Korea, 2006.

M. Julius Hossain, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “An edge-based video surveillance approach for home networking,” Technical Paper Collections, IT International Fair, pp. 124-127, Korea, August 2005.

Md. Shamsul Arefin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Muhammad Ibrahim Khan Md. Shahidul Islam, “Design a 24-segment display for Bengali numerical digits and characters,” International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. 549-552, Bangladesh, December 2004.

Md. Shamsul Arefin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, S.M. Rafiqul Islam, Yasir Arafat, “Structural operational semantics of parameter passing mechanisms and methods call in java,” International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, vol. 2, pp. 798-803, Bangladesh, December 2003.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, Rashedul Islam, Mohammad Amir Sharif, Md. Aminul Islam, “An approach to improve JPEG for lossy still image compression,” International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, pp. 459-464, Bangladesh, December 2002.

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Research Supervision

Current Students

Master's degree students

Michael Bretz (Supervisor)

Shafiq Rafiq (Supervisor)

Temitayo Oloyede (Supervisor)

Joel Burrows (Co-Supervisor)

Katarzuna Romanowska (Co-Supervisor)

Burton Writch (Co-Supervisor)

Research Assistants and Research Associates

Dr. Mahbub Murshed

Estiven Angel (Mitacs Globalink Internship Student - 2018)

Previous Students

Master's degree students

Bruce Davidson (Supervisor)

Matthew Nguyen (Co-Supervisor)

Saadat Nawaz Khan (Co-Supervisor)

Research Assistants

Diane Qiao (Supervisor)

Solimul Chowdhury (Co-Supervisor)

Bill Huang (Co-Supervisor)

Jack Huang (Co-Supervisor)

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Current Projects

Students engagement detection in distance education, Academic Research Fund, Athabasca University (2017.11 - 2018.11)

Intelligent system design for video analytics, Research Incentive Grant, Athabasca University (2014.10 - 2018.10)

Vehicle classification using deep learning approach for automatic traffic surveillance system (2018.06 - 2018.08)

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Recently Completed Projects

Still-to-video face recognition for watch-List screening, Academic Research Fund, Athabasca University (2015.04 - 2016.04)

Intelligent resource scheduling (with Dr. Fuhua Lin), NSERC Engage (2015.06-2015.06)

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