About the Author

Miftahur Rahman received his BS and MSc in Physics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1976 and 1977 respectively. He started his teaching career as a Lecturer in the Department of Physics, at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1980. In 1983 he received his MS in Solid State Physics from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Later in 1988 he received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics and Optics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His Ph.D. thesis was co-supervised by the then a leading scientist from MIT Lincoln Lab. He worked as a Technical Consultant at Arthur D. Little, Inc., one of the world’s premier consulting firms originated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, from 1988 to 1989. He served as a Research Associate and Consultant in the Institute for Plastics Innovation (IPI), UMASS-Lowell, from 1990 to 1995.
He served as a Technical Manager, from 1995 to 1997 at Grameen Shakti, a sister company of Grameen Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He served as a Professor and Proctor at East West University from 1997 to January 2002. In spring 2002 he joined in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since then he has been with NSU as the Professor and Chairman of the Department from 2003 to 2007, 2009 to 2011 as the Chaiman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and from 2012-2015 he served as the Dean, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS). Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Physics. On top of teaching undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering and telecom courses he also supervised many MS theses and BS projects in the area of optical communication systems, wireless and mobile technology and other modern technological areas. He served as the Director of the Center for Information and Communication Technology (CICT), an industrial academia consortium at North South University from 2005-2015. Through this center NSU used to offer short and professional courses, Cisco CCNA courses, and industrial research. During his tenure as the Department Chair, an International Conference of the Next Generation Wireless Systems (ICNEWS) was organized in 2006 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the sponsorship of IEEE Communications Society in which many internationally reputed scientists and scholars attended the conference and contributed their papers. He had the privilege to act as the Co-Editor of the ICNEWS proceedings in which 71 technical papers were internationally reviewed and had been included for publication. He was the Director, of the First Regonal Microelectronics Course on VHDL for Hardware Synthesis and FPGA Design in South and Southeast Asia, jointly organized by The ICTP, Triesty, Italy and North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event was held during January 31-February 18, 2011 and was funded by UNO. He published about 40 papers both in refereed journals, as well as in the international conferences, about 25 industrially funded research reports and supervised many BS projects and MS theses.