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Major Muhmmad Nazrul Islam, PhD, Sigs

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST)

Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.

Email: nazrulturku@gmail.com; nazrul@cse.mist.ac.bd

 

Academic Background

Ph.D., Information Systems &Computer Science, 2014
Åbo Akademi University, Finland

M.Sc. Engg., Computer Engineering, 2007
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

B.Sc, Computer Science and Information Technology, 2002
Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh

 

Work Experiences

Apr, 2015 – Present Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science & Engineering,

Military Institute of Science & Technology (MIST), Bangladesh.

Oct, 2014 – March, 2015 Postdoc Researcher in HCI

Department of Information Technologies,

Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

Nov, 2014 – Jan, 2015 Visiting Teaching Fellow

Department of Informatics and Media,

Uppsala University (UU), Sweden.

May, 2009 – Oct, 2014 Postgraduate Researcher

Department of Information Technologies,

Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

March, 2012 – July, 2012 Usability & UX Expert

Work Informatics lab,

Department of Information Systems Science,

University of Turku, Finland.

Sep, 2007 – May, 2012 Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

March, 2007 – July, 2007 Research Intern

Hypermedia Open Centre (HOC) lab,

Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

July, 2003 – Sep, 2007 Lecturer

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

Dec, 2002 –  July, 2003 Lecturer

Department of Computer Science,

Model Institute of Science and Technology,

National University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh.

 

Grants/Scholarship and Awards

2017 Special Research grant on ICT (ICT Division, Bangladesh)
2017 Research grant, R & D Wing, MIST

German Federal & State Govt scholarship to attend at the Dresden Int Spring School on Human-Technology Cooperation (Smar@Work) in German.

2016 Research grant, R & D Wing, MIST

Visiting Research Fellowship (2 months) from Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

2015 Research grant, R & D Wing, MIST

Visiting Research Grant to Uppsala University, Sweden, Swedish Tech Foundation.

2014 Åbo Akademi University  Postdoctoral Research grant.

ÅAU Rector’s Grant, Finland.

Technology Promotion Fund, Finland.

2013 Nokia Foundation, Finland.

Oskar Öflund Foundation, Finland.

Åbo Akademi University .

2012 Foundation for Economic Education, Finland.

Åbo Akademi University.

Research &Training Foundation of TeliaSonera, Finland.

2011 HPY: Tutkimussäätiö (Elisa), Finland.

Åbo Akademi Foundation.

2008 UniversitadegliStudi Roma Tre (Italy), a three  years PhD study grant (Dropped)

University of Verona (Italy), PhD study grant (Dropped)

10/2005-09/2007 Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Nominated (not win) as one of the best ten students among 167 international students of Politecnico di Milano in a public competition for the ‘Angelo Colombo Prize 2007’ provided by the community of Como, Italy in 2007.

1999-2002 Islamic University of Technology, OIC Scholarship.
1997-1998 Bangladesh Ordinance Factories (BOF) welfare fund scholarship (Bangladesh), a merit-based Scholarship

Best debater, Gazipur Cantonment Board College, Gazipur, Bangladesh

2006-2014 A number of travel grants to attend at international conferences and seminars from a variety of sources, e.g., ÅAU, ÅAF, Fabian Klingendahls, The Foundation for Economic Education ,TUCS graduate school, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, and KUET.

 

Total amount of research grant received during last decade: 150 000 Euro (approx.)

 

Selected Publications

Book

  1. Islam, M.N. (2011). Semiotics and Web Interface Design. Lap Lambert: Germany.

 

Refereed Journals

  1. Islam, M.N. (2017). Using a  Design Science Research Approach in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Project: Experiences, Lessons and Future Directions. International Journal of Virtual and Augmented Reality (IJVAR), IGI Global, Vol. 1(2).
  2. Islam, M.N., & Islam, A.K.M. (2016). Ontology mapping and semantics of interface signs. Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences, Springer, Vol. 6(20). DOI:10.1186/s13673-016-0077- y (ESCI / Scopus Indexed)
  3. Islam, M.N., & Bouwman, H. (2016). Towards User-Intuitive Web User Interface sign Design and Evaluation: A Semiotic Framework. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 86, pp. 121-137, Elsevier. (Impact Factor: 2.863))
  4. Islam, M.N., &Bouwman, H. (2015).An Assessment of a Semiotics Framework for Evaluation of User-Intuitive Web Interface Signs.Universal Access to the Information Society Journal, vol. 14 (4), pp. 563-582, Springer.(Impact Factor: 1.219)
  5. Islam, M. N. and Tetard, F. (2014). Exploring the Impact of Interface Signs’ Interpretation Accuracy, Design, and Evaluation on Web Usability: A Semiotic Perspective. Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 16 (4), pp. 250 – 276, UK: Emerald. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed)
  6. Islam, M. N. (2013). A Systematic Literature Review of Semiotics Perception in User Interfaces. Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 15 (1), pp. 45-77, UK: Emerald. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed)
  7. Lim, L., Wang, Y. Hoshino, Y., and Islam, M.N. (2015). Unveiling the mysteries of the “Black hole” in recruiting systems: connecting recruiters and job seekers like a jigsaw puzzle. Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 3 (2015), pp. 3470 – 3477, Elsevier. (Scopus Indexed)
  8. Islam, M. N., Ali, M. M., Mamun, M. A., and Islam, M. M. (2010). Semiotics Explorations on Designing the Information Intensive Web Interfaces. International Arab Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 7(1), pp. 45-54, Jordan: Zarqa University. (Impact Factor: 0.728)
  9. Islam, M.N. (2008).Semiotics of the Web Interface: Analysis and Guidelines. Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCS&T), Vol. 8 (3), pp.166-167.
  10. Islam, M. N., Mia, M.M.H., Islam, M.F., and Matin, M. A. (2008). An Efficient Approach for Increasing Security to Symmetric Data Encryption. International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security (IJCSNS), Vol. 8(4), pp. 16-20.
  11. Islam, M.N., Islam, M.A., Shadaque, I.J., and Khan, M.R.H. (2007). Content based searching framework in super peer P2P network. Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 6(1), pp. 01-14.

Book Chapters

  1. Islam,M.N., & Tetard, F. (2016). Using a Design Science Research Approach to Develop a HCI Artifact for Designing Web Interfaces: a Case Study. In Rodrigues et al. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Human-Computer Interfaces, Developments, and Applications, pp.304-320, USA: IGI Global.
  2. Islam, M.N.& Islam, A.K.M.N. (2015). Understanding the Semantics of Web Interface Sings: A set of Ontological Principals. In Marcus, A. (eds.) Design, User Experience, and Usability: Interactive Experience Design, pp. 46-53, Springer.(ISI/SCOPUS Indexed)
  3. Islam, M. N. (2014). Exploring Interface Sign Ontologies for Web User Interface Design and Evaluation: A User Study.In K. Liu et al. (Eds.), Service Science and Knowledge Innovation, IFIP AICT Vol. 426, pp. 87-96, Springer.(ISI/SCOPUS Indexed)
  4. Islam, M. N. (2013). Towards Determinants of User-Intuitive Web Interface Signs. In Marcus A.(Eds.) Design, User Experience, and Usability. Design Philosophy, Methods, and Tools, pp. 84-93, Springer.(ISI/SCOPUS Indexed)
  5. Islam,M.N., & Tetard, F. (2013). Integrating Semiotics Perception in Usability Testing to Improve Usability Evaluation. In Garcia-Ruiz, M. A. (Eds.) Cases on Usability Engineering: Design and Development of Digital Products, PP. 144-168, USA: IGI Global. (SCOPUS Indexed)
  6. Islam, M. N. (2012). Semiotics Perception towards Designing Users’ Intuitive Web User Interface: A Study on Web Sign Redesign. In Rahman et al. (Eds.) Knowledge and Technologies in Innovative Information Systems, Springer LNBIP 129, pp. 139-155, Springer-Verlag.(ISI/SCOPUS Indexed)

 

International Conferences

  1. Islam, M.N, & Razzak, M.A. (2017). Exploring the Usability Factors of Military Application: A User Study. In Proceedigns of the 4th Asian Confeence on Defence Technology (ACDT-2017), Tokyo, Japan.
  2. Zavin, A., Sharif, A., Ibnat, A., Abdullah, W. M., & Islam, M.N. (2017). Towards Developing an Intelligent System to Suggest Optimal Path Based on Historic and Real-time Traffic Data. In Proceedigns of the 20th International Conference of Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), P. 1-6, IEEE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  3. Islam, M.N., Zavin, A., Srabanti, S., Ferdous, C. N., Suha, S.A., Afroze, L., Shawon, N., & Refath, N.S. (2017). GiveMed: A Web portal for Medicine Distribution among Poverty-stricken People. In Proceedigns of the IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 1-6, IEEE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. Khan, N.S., Muaz. M.H., Kabir, A., Islam, M.N. (2017). Diabetes Predicting mHealth Application Using Machine Learning. In Proceedigns of the IEEE International WIE Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (WIECON-ECE), 1-6, IEEE, Uttarkhand, India.
  5. Islam, M.N., Oishwee, S.J., Mayem, S.Z., Mokarrom, A. S. M. N., Razzak, M.A., & Kabir, A.B.M.H. (2017). Developing a Multi-Channel Military Application Using Interactive Dialogue Model (IDM). In Proceedigns of the 3rd International Conference on Electrical Information and Communication Technology (EICT), P. 1-6, IEEE, Khulna, Bangladesh.
  6. Sultana,Z., Fatima Jannat, F., Sadman Sakib Saumik, S.S., Roy, N., Datta, N.K., & Islam, M.N. (2017). A New Approach to Hide Data in Color Image Using LSB Steganography Technique. In Proceedigns of the 3rd International Conference on Electrical Information and Communication Technology (EICT), P. 1-6, IEEE, Khulna, Bangladesh.
  7. Munim, K.M., Islam, I., Khatun,M., Karim, M.M., & Islam, M.N., (2017). Towards Developing a Tool for UX Evaluation Using Facial Expression. In Proceedigns of the 3rd International Conference on Electrical Information and Communication Technology (EICT), P. 1-6, IEEE, Khulna, Bangladesh.
  8. Karim,M.M., Zavin, A., Khan, N. S., Tumpa, S.N., & Islam, M.N. (2017).A Proposed Multi-channel System for Public Libraries in Bangladesh. In Proceedigns of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Electrical Engineering (ICAEE), P. 1-6, IEEE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  9. Zaki, T., Islam, M.N., Uddin, M. S., Tumpa, S.N., Hossain, M.J., Anti, M.R. & Hasan, M.M. (2017). Towards Developing a Learning Tool for Children with Autism. Accepted to be Published in proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision & 2017 7th International Symposium in Computational Medical and Health Technology (ICIEV-ISCMHT – 2017), p. 1-6, IEEE, Hyogo, Japan.
  10. Zaki, T., Uddin, M. S., Hasan, M.M., & Islam, M. N. (2017). Security Threats for Big Data: A Study on Enron E-mail Dataset. In proceedings of the 5 th IEEE International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIS 2017), p. 1-6, IEEE, LangKawi, Malaysia.
  11. Islam, M. N., Rahman, S. M. A., & Islam, M.S. (2017). Assessing the Usability of e-Government Websites of Bangladesh. In proceedings of the First International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering (ECCE 2017), IEEE, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
  12. Tasfia Shermi, T., Islam, M.N., Akter, S., Elahi, S.S.B., Abdullah, W.M., & Al Mamun, K.A. (2017). Virtual Eye Doc: An Android Based App in Bengali Language for Eye Health & Vision Examination. In proceedings of the First International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering (ECCE 2017), IEEE, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
  13. Tabassum, A., Abdullah, W.M., Manjur, N., Islam, R., Ahmed, A., Morshed, S.I., Kabir, K.L. & Islam, M.N. (2016). An Improved Algorithm for Sorting Chromosmes by Inverted Block-interchanges Based on Permutation Group. In proceeding of The International Conference on Medical Engineering, Health Informatics and Technology (MediTec 2016), 17-18 dec, 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Received Best Paper Award)
  14. Ocean, S.S., Khan, M.F.H., Islam, M.N., Razzak, M.A. & Kabir, A.B.M.H. (2016).Towards Developing a Cost-effective Advanced Battlefield Command System in Reaching the Future Soldier Systems. In (Abstract) proceedings of the Future Soldier Systems Conference (FSSC-2016), Prague, Czech Republic, Oct 19-20, 2016.
  15. Karim, M.M., Islam, M. N. et al. (2016). Mobile Health Applications in Bangladesh: A State-of-The-Art. In  proceedings of the  International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (ICEEICT 2016),  IEEE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  16. Rukhsara, L., Aklam, F., Nawer, T., Chauhan, N.S., Islam, M.N. (2016). A Conceptual Cloud-based Model for Developing E-commerce Applications in Context of Bangladesh. In Proceedigns of the 5th International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV 2016), IEEE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  17. Islam, M. N. (2015). Exploring the intuitiveness of iconic, textual and icon with texts signs for designing user-intuitive web interfaces. In  proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer & Information Technology (ICCIT 2015), pp. 450-455,  IEEE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  18. Islam, M. N. (2015). Resolving the Puzzles of Interface Sign Design: Towards Designing User-Intuitive Web interfaces. In proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer & Information Technology (ICCIT 2015), IEEE, Dhaka, Bangladesh.(Accepted)
  19. Islam, M. N. (2013). Towards Exploring Web Interface Sign Ontology: A User Study. In proceeding of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2013), pp. 41-45, CCIS-373, Springer- Verlag, Las Vegas, USA.
  20. Islam, M. N. (2012). Semiotics Perception in Designing Users’ Intuitive Web Interface: A Study on Web Sign Redesign. In the proceeding of the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI 2012), Matsue, Japan.
  21. Islam, M. N., Tétard, F., Reijonen,P., & Tarkkanen, K. (2012). Integrating Semiotics Perception in Usability Testing: A Light Weighted Experiment on an e-Health Application. In proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012 (IHCI 2012), pp. 141-148, IADIS Press, Lisbon, Portugal.
  22. Islam, M. N. (2012). Towards Designing Users’ Intuitive Web Interface. In proceeding of the 5th International Workshop on Intelligent Interface for Human Computer Interaction 2012 (in conjunction with CISIS 2012), 513-518, IEEE Computer Society, Palermo, Italy.
  23. Islam, M. N. (2011).Semiotics Perceptions on Web Interfaces: Evaluation and Optimization of Web Usability and End User Experience. In proceeding of the 6th Mediterranean Conference on Information systems (MCIS 2011), Paper no. 115, Limassol, Cyprus.
  24. Islam, M. N. (2011). Usability Problems for Users’ Inaccurate Interpretations of Web Signs: A Semiotic Perception. In proceeding of the 34th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 2011), pp.282-297, Turku, Finland.
  25. Islam, M. N. (2011). Beyond Users’ Inaccurate Interpretations of Web Interface Signs: A Semiotic Perception. In proceeding of the IFIP 13th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO 2011), FryskeAkademy (series FA 1053), pp. 31-40, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
  26. Islam, M. N. (2011). A Semiotics Perspective to web Usability: An Empirical case Study. Published in the IADIS International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2011, pp. 19-28, Italy.
  27. Matin, M.A., Hossain, M.M. ,  Islam, M.F. , Islam, M.N. (2009). Performance evaluation of symmetric encryption algorithm in MANET and WLAN. In the Proceedings of the International Conference for Technical Postgraduates 2009 (TECHPOS 2009), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  28. Ali, M. and Islam, M. N. (2009). Algorithm for generating Binary Reflected Gray Code Sequence: Time Efficient Approaches. Published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Future Computer and Communication (IFCC 2009), IEEE Computer Society, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  29. Islam, M.N., Siddiqui, M. A. and Paul,S. (2009). An Efficient Retina Pattern Recognition Algorithm (RPRA) towards Human Identification. In the proceedings of The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication (IEEE-IC4 2009), Karachi, Pakistan.
  30. Ali,M.M., Alam, K. M. R., and Islam,M.N. (2009). A Flow Transparent Multicast Pre-reservation Modification of RSVP for Providing Real-time Services in Wireless Mobile Networks. In the proceedings of The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication 2009, Pakistan.
  31. Islam,M.N., Mia, M.M.H., Islam, M.F., and  Matin, M.A. (2008). Effect of Security Increment to Symmetric Data Encryption through AES Methodology.In the proceedings of The Ninth ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking, and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2008),IEEE Computer Society,  291-294, Phuket, Thailand.
  32. Rana, M.M., Islam, M.N., Morshed,K.M., and Hossen, M. (2008). Fiber-Optic Communication in the Context of Bangladesh. In the proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Computer and Communication (ICECC 2008), pp:210-213, Bangladesh Electronics Society, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  33. Islam, M.N. (2008). Interpretation Framework for Information Intensive Interface Signs of E-Commerce Websites. In the proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce in the 21st Century (ECIC 2008), pp. 24-33, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  34. Islam, M.N., Islam,M.A., shadaque,I.J., and Khan, M.R.H. (2007). Developing an Extensible Framework for Content Based Searching in Super Peer P2P Network.  In proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer & Information Technology (ICCIT 2007), pp. 141-145, Bangladesh.
  35. Islam, M.N., Shill,P.C., Mridha, M.F., Islam, D.M.S., and Hashem, M.M.A. (2006). Generating Weighted Fuzzy Rules for Estimating Null Values Using an Evolutionary Algorithm. In the proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2006, pp. 324-327, Bangladesh.

 

Technical Reports

  1. Islam,M.N., &Bowuman, H. (2014). An Assessment of the Semiotic Interface Sign Design and Evaluation (SIDE) Framework. Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) Technical Report,TR No – 1016, April, 2014.
  2. Islam, M. N. (2011). Semiotics Perception in User Interfaces: A Review of the Literature.Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) Technical Report, TR No – 1019, October, 2011.
  3. Islam, M. N. (2011). How Does User Interpretation of Web Interface Signs Affect Web Usability: An Empirical Case Study of a Web application. Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) Technical Report,TR No – 1000, February, 2011.

 

Theses

  1. Islam,M.N. (2014). Design and Evaluation of Web Interface Signs to Improve Web Usability: A Semiotic Framework. Doctoral Dissertation, TUCS Dissertation no. 184, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, Available at: http://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/99021
  2. Islam, M.N. (2007). Semiotics of the Web Interface: Analysis and Guidelines. MSc Thesis, Politecnico di Milano, Como, Italy.
  3. Islam, M.N. (2002). Mobile computing: Towards eliminating the triangular problem of IPv4 network. BSc Thesis, Islamic University of Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.