Background

Rahat started his Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona with Dr. Stephen Kobourov (2021). Later, he transferred his Ph.D. program to the School of Computing at the University of Utah under supervision of Dr. Paul Rosen (2023).

Rahat was born and raised in Bangladesh. He did his Bachelor of Science program with a thesis on “Deep Learning and Computer Vision” from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) (2016-2020). After his BSc, he was an R&D intern at Ultra X Asia Pacific (2020). After that, he joined as a programmer at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (2021).

Publications

CV

GitHub

Current Occupation

I am currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Utah (School of Computing). I am researching on Machine Learning & Data Visualization.

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science (CS) - on going
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, United States

  • Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
    Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
    Khulna-9203, Bangladesh

Academic Awards

  •   Dean's Award   2nd, 3rd and 4th year, Dept. of CSE, KUET
    •   Vocational Scholarship   For all 4 years, Dept. of CSE, KUET
      •   Vocational Scholarship   For all 4 years, Dept. of CSE, KUET
        •   Top 10%   merit position in the class, Dept. of CSE, KUET
          •   Class Representative   For 3 consecutive years, Dept. of CSE, KUET
            •   1st in KUET   ITEE Level-2: FE Exam, Passer ID: FE2019OCT00049

              Technical Skills

              Programming/Scripting/Markup Languages

              LanguageProficiency
              C, C++
              Python
              TypeScript
              Javascript
              Java
              R
              Bash
              HTML
              CSS

              Frameworks/DBMS/Libraries/APIs

              NameProficiency
              D3
              React+Redux
              Plotly
              Keras
              OpenCV
              TensorFlow
              Scikit-Learn
              Django
              PyQt
              Bootstrap
              jQuery

              Operating System Expertise

              LanguageProficiency
              Arch Linux
              Manjaro
              Windows
              Debian
              Ubuntu
              Raspbian
              Fedora (OS-tree)

              Research Interests

              • Data Visualization
              • Deep Learning
              • Pattern Analysis and Recognition
              • Computer Vision
              • Image Processing
              • Reinforcement Learning
              • Internet of Things

              Competitions and Awards

              International

               📆 September, 2019
              •   4th   IEEE YESIST12 Maker Fair, Stamford International University, Bangkok, Thailand
                • Among 70 teams from 20 countries.
               📆 September, 2018
              •   Finalist   IEEE SS12 Innovation Challenge, NSBM Green University, Colombo Sri Lanka
                • Among 46 teams from 16 countries.
               📆 March, 2019
              •   Finalist   HULT Prize Regional Finale, MaGIC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
                • 1,600,000 students from 120+ countries participated in the on-campus round to compete in the finale.
               📆 November, 2019
              •   2nd   Award Code Samurai Hackathon 2019, Dhaka University, Dhaka
                • Among 297 national teams.
               📆 November, 2019
              •   Runners up   Code Samurai Hackathon 2019, Dhaka University, Dhaka
                • Among 297 national teams.

              National

               📆 December, 2019
              •   Runners up   Datathon, Technovation 2.0, North South University, Dhaka
                • First Datathon in Bangladesh.
                • Among 50+ national teams.
               📆 October, 2019
              •   Champion   Student to Startup 2019, Dhaka
                • Awarded Bangabandhu Grand worth of BDT 1000000 for startup on a science project.
               📆 September, 2019
              •   Champion   Ignition 2: Project Competition, KUET, Khulna
                 📆 August, 2019
                •   Champion   YESIST12 on-Campus Selection, KUET, Khulna
                  • Among 5 teams
                 📆 August, 2018
                •   Champion   University Day Project Show 2019, KUET, Khulna
                   📆 August, 2019
                  •   Runners Up   University Day Poster Presentation 2019, KUET, Khulna,
                    • Among 25+ teams
                   📆 September, 2019
                  •   Runners Up   ULAB EEE Fest Poster Presentation, University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka
                    • Among 20+ teams

                  Regional

                   📆 August, 2018
                  •   Champion   SS12 Macro Innovation Regional Selection, KUET, Khulna
                    • Among 25+ teams
                   📆 2019
                  •   Runners Up   HULT Prize Campus Round, KUET, Khulna
                    • Among 20+ teams
                   📆 2017
                  •   Best Project Award   Fablab Workshop, KUET, Khulna
                    • Developed Smile detection camera in raspberry pi.
                    • Among 8 teams attending the workshop.
                   📆 March, 2016
                  •   Champion   Intra University Math Olympiad, KUET, Khulna
                    • Among 60+ teams.

                  Other Participation

                   📆 2018
                  • Google Cloud Next'18 Bangladesh, Asia Pacific University, Dhaka
                    • Organized by Google Cloud Developers Bangla Group.
                   📆 2019
                  • Round 2 of Channel i Search for Innovators, Season 2 by A2I, Channel i head quarter

                    Programming Contests

                    •   Top 22%   Kaggle: Santander Customer Transaction Prediction

                    • ACM ICPC Online Preliminary Contest
                      Participated on 4 consecutive years contests.

                      • 2020: 201st out of 1805 national teams.
                      • 2019: 458th out of 1788 national teams.
                      • 2018: 706th out of 1604 national teams.
                      • 2017: 1109th out of 1454 national teams.

                     📆 2019
                    •   Best 2k15 Team   Intra KUET Programming Contest, KUET, Khulna
                      • Among 120+ teams
                     📆 2016
                    •   15th   Intra KUET Programming Contest, KUET, Khulna
                      • Among 100+ teams

                    Languages

                    LanguageProficiency
                    BengaliNative Proficiency
                    EnglishProfessional Working Proficiency
                    JapaneseJLPT N4 Level
                    HindiProfessional Working Proficiency