Shaikh Fattah


Prof. Dr. Shaikh Fattah

Education Chair, IEEE HAC

Shaikh Fattah received the Ph.D. degree in ECE from Concordia University, Canada in 2008. He was a visiting Postdoctoral Fellow and later visiting Research Associate in the Department of EE at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he is currently serving as a Professor in the Department of EEE. He is also serving as Director of Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering at BUET.

He was the winner of Concordia University’s the 2009 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Prize in Engineering and Natural Sciences and was selected as one of the Great Grads of Concordia University in 2008-2009. During his Ph.D. program, he has received numerous awards, such as Concordia University Graduate Fellowship, Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship, a New Millennium Graduate Scholarship, Hydro Quebec Awards, International Tuition-fee Remission Award, and Doctoral Teaching Assistantship. He is a recipient of the Dr. Rashid Gold Medal for the best academic performance in M.Sc. He is the recipient of URSI Canadian Young Scientist Award 2007 and Bangladesh Academy Science-TWAS Young Scientists Prize 2014. He was the first prize winner in the SYTACOM Research Workshop in 2008. Recently, his papers received Best Paper Award in BE track of IEEE TENCON 2017, Malaysia and in BSP track of IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016, India and the Best Interactive Poster Session Award in ICIEV 2014. Many projects and theses under his supervision have been awarded prizes in Concordia University and BUET. He was a recipient of NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008.

Dr. Fattah has published more than 180 international journal and conference papers. His research interests include the areas of biomedical engineering, signal processing, power and energy, biometric, multimedia communication, robotics and artificial intelligence. He served as technical chair, organizing chair, session chair, technical program committee members of different national and international conferences. He was the General Chair of 5th IEEE R10 HTC, Technical Program Chair of IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016 and 2017, MediTec 2016, IEEE ICIVPR 20017, ICAEE 2017, and ICREST 2018. He was awarded the Best Organizer Award 2011 from the Department of EEE, BUET. He delivered Keynote Talks at 7th ICGIP 2015 in Singapore, IWCI 2016, Dhaka, IEMIS 2018, Kolkata, India, I2CT 2018, Pune, India , Invited Talks at IEEE Region 10 Meeting, Malaysia, IEEE, TENCON 2017, Malaysia, IEEE IECBES 2016, Malaysia,IEEE R10 Technical Seminar 2016, Thailand, IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016, India, IEEE R10 HTC 2015, Philippines, and IEEE R10 SYWC 2015, Sri Lanka. He was RESMIQ Invited Researcher at Concordia University during July-Aug. 2014, and offered Visiting Lecture at NUPT, Nanjing, China in July 2015 and Visiting Lecture in the Dept. of EEE, Univ of Saskatchewan, Canada in July 2016. He is the reviewer of different international and IEEE journals. He was the Editor (2013-2014) and now Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). He is a TC member of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association. He is Associate Editor of two reputed international journals: IEEE Access and Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (Springer) and Editor of IEEE Power and Energy Society Enewsupdates.

Dr. Fattah has been contributing in several important research, projects and testing services in BUET. Some recent notable projects where he was involved are SCADA projects (installing, testing & commissioning of SCADA System in some power network in Bangladesh) and Power Plant Simulator projects (consultancy and training services). Currently he is the Coordinator of EEE-BRTC, BUET. Because of his initiation, BUET Robotics society was recently launched where there are more than 500 members. He served as Chief Faculty Advisor for several years in International Robotic Challenge (IRC). He is the member from Department of EEE in the Executive Committee that working for the establishment of BUET Robotic Center.
Dr. Fattah was the Chair of IEEE Bangladesh Section during 2015-16 and now serving as Nominations and Appointments Chair (2017-18). Previously he served as Vice-Chair and Secretary of the section. He is the Chair (2017-18) of IEEE EMBS Bangladesh Chapter and Founder Chair of IEEE RAS Bangladesh Chapter and IEEE SSIT Bangladesh Chapter. He is the founder Vice-Chair of IEEE IAS Bangladesh Chapter and IEEE SPS Bangladesh Chapter.

Dr. Fattah is the recipient of most prestigious 2016 IEEE MGA Achievement Award, 2017 IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Activity (HTA) Outstanding Volunteer Award and for his leadership Bangladesh Section received 2016 IEEE R10 HTA Outstanding Activities Award. He has been serving as member of Long Range Planning Committee of IEEE PES and Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology Committee of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT).  He is Education Chair of IEEE Humanitarian Activity Committee (HAC). He is the Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of IEB.

Rapid advancement in the areas of sensors, robotics, and artificial intelligence has created a large demand for research in the areas of emerging humanitarian technologies focusing sustainable development goals. Examples of some innovative research works will be presented those have been carried out recently in the areas of health, energy, and disaster management to offer cost effective efficient products. One greatest advantage of such innovations is their accessibility to under privileged population, irrespective of their location, gender, financial capability, and level of education. However, the main challenge here is to offer satisfactory performance with low cost implementation using very simple control interface. Moreover, the proposed design for the humanitarian application must offer the sustainable development.

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