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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 | 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

COMP - 230 Storyboard Design and Development (October, 2014 - )

COMP - 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (January, 2015 - )

COMP - 272 Data Structures and Algorithms (October, 2014 - )

COMP - 382 3D Programming in Java (October, 2014 - )

COMP - 482 Human Computer Interaction (October, 2014 - )

COMP - 486 Mobile and Internet Game Development (October, 2014 - December, 2015)

COMP - 410 Software Engineering (October, 2014 - December, 2015)

COMP - 495 Computer and Information Systems Project (October, 2014 - )

COMP - 501 Systems Development with Emerging Technology (Fall, 2015)

COMP - 610 Selected Topics in Software Engineering (Winter, 2016)

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Academic Experience

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

Image Processing

Computer Vision

Motion Detection and Tracking

Medical Image Analysis  

Pattern Recognition

Adaptive Biometric Systems

Learning Analytics

Multimedia Technology

Artificial Intelligence

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Publications

[Journal]

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. (Impact Factor: 3.219)

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. (Impact Factor: 2.743)

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. (Impact Factor: 1.856)

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. (Impact Factor:0.982)

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. (Impact Factor: 2.348)

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. (Impact Factor: 0.252)

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. (Impact Factor: 0.810)

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. (Impact Factor: 0.810)

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. (Impact Factor: 0.252)

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. (Impact Factor: 0.252)

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. (Impact Factor: 0.941)

[Book Chapter]

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," AU FST Research, 2016. (Accepted)

Fuhua Lin, M. Ali Akber Dewan, Alex Newcomb, "User modeling for course planning and scheduling," AU FST Research, 2016. (Accepted)

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Moving object detection and classification using neural network,” Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4953, pp 152-161, March 2008.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Reference independent moving object detection: an edge segment based approach,” Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 3398, part I, pp. 501–509, September 2007.

M. Julius Hossain, M Ali Akber Dewan, Oksam Chae, “Suitability of edge segment based moving object detection for real time video surveillance,” Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 3398, part I, pp. 526–533, September 2007.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “Background independent moving object segmentation using edge similarity measure,” Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4633, pp. 318-329, Aug. 2007.

M. Ali Akber Dewan, M. Julius Hossain, Oksam Chae, “A block based moving object detection utilizing the distribution of noise,” Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4496, pp. 645-654, June 2007.

[Conference]

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, Vancouver, Canada, May 2016. (Accepted for publication)

M. Ali Akber Dewan, E. Granger, R. Sabourin, G.-L. Marcialis, F. Roli, "Video face recognition from a single still image using an adaptive appearance model tracker," IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, 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.

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, 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, 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, Bangladesh, December 2009.

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 Int’l 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,” Int’l 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.

Mohammad 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 & Computer Engineering, pp. 549-552, Bangladesh, December 2004.

Mohammad 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

Saadat Nawaz Khan, Data Analysis to Manage Pre-scheduling Processes in Well Scheduling Environments, (Athabasca University, 2015 - present)

Matthew Nguyen, Big Data Analytics for Intelligent Resource Management and Well Scheduling‏: Bidding Strategies, (Athabasca University, 2016 - present)

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Current Projects

Still-to-Video Face Recognition for Watch-List Screening, Academic Research Fund, Athabasca University, 2015-present

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Recently Completed Projects

Intelligent Resource Scheduling, Athabasca University, 2014-2015

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