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Prof. Dr. Syed Akhter Hossain
Professor & Head, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering,
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Professor Syed Akhter Hossain joined as the Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, one of the top leading digital university of Bangladesh from 1st January 2021. Prior to joining ULAB, Professor Hossain served as the Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Daffodil International University from 2010 to December, 2020. Professor Hossain obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Electronics with Gold medal and distinction and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering with a post doctoral research in automation and artificial intelligence from University Lyon 2, France. During the time period of 2010 to 2020 at Daffodil International University, he transformed the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. During this timeframe from 2010 to 2020, he developed core competency of students in competitive programming, developed research goal and achieved a significant ranking of the department in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other research area engaging students in research, relentlessly worked to empower students and teachers of the department, connecting to industry including ICT division, BHTPA, BASIS, BACCO, ISPAB all relevant industries including ITEE of Japan, created massive collaborations among other Asian and European universities and full blown vibrations in the education of CSE, achieved accreditations for the CSE program twice and perform significantly in transforming students and teachers into professionals of the 21st century. He hosted many national and ACM ICPC regional programming contests as contest director. He has more than 30 years of working experience in industry, education, research and training. He is actively involved in research guidance/ research projects/ research collaborations with Institutes/ Industries and has more than 250 publications/ presentations and his work is listed in ACM, DBLP, IEEE Explore and other research databases. He works closely with the ICT Division of the Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and IT of the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. He received several national and international awards for his outstanding contribution in ICT education, innovative projects for the visually impaired people. He received best professor of IT award in the year 2012 from Singapore and National ICT Award 2016 for his contribution in ICT education. He also received other International awards for his scholastic works especially for the contribution of machine translator for Bangla Braille used by the visually impaired society. He received best researcher award in the year 2019, 2020 from the university. His current research interests include Machine Learning and AI with Natural Language Processing.