Dr. Sifat Momen

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Co-ordinator(CSE)

PhD in Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK

MSc in Electronics and Information Technology, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Office: SAC 911
Office hours:

Sunday, Tuesday: 8:45 am – 9:35 am

Monday: 9:40 am – 11:10 am

Wednesday: 9:35 am – 2:35 pm

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6181

Biography

Dr. Sifat Momen joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of North South University in September 2017. Prior to this, he worked for nearly six years in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. Dr. Momen received his PhD in Computer Science from The University of Sheffield, UK. His PhD thesis (entitled “Design and modelling of decentralised task allocation mechanisms in groups of mobile agents”) was in the area of multi-agent and multi-robot systems with particular emphasis in designing effective task allocation mechanisms in groups of mobile agents. His PhD work was at the interface of biology and engineering and was strongly inspired by the behavior of social insects (e.g. ants and bees) that are well-known to exhibit self-organizing behavior. He was involved as an RA (Research Associate) within the ANTLab of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK. Prior to his PhD, he completed MSc in Electronics and Information Technology from Sheffield Hallam University, UK in which he was awarded a distinction. After his MSc, he was involved within the Microsystems and Machine Vision Laboratory (now Known as Mobile Machine and Vision Laboratory) for some time wherein he carried out research work related to modelling and simulation of natural systems. His current research interests is in the area of Artificial Intelligence – particularly that of machine learning, modelling and simulation of natural systems, swarm intelligence, swarm robotics and artificial life.

Research Areas

Research Interests

  1. Swarm Intelligence
  2. Modeling and Simulation
  3. Swarm Robotics

Teaching

Selected Publications

Journals
  • Matiur Rahman, Nabeel Mohammed, Nafees Mansoor, Sifat Momen, “Chittron: An Automatic Bangla Image Captioning System,” Procedia Computer Science, 2019
  • Mithun Biswas, Gautam Kumar Shom, Rafiqul Islam, Md. Shopon, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen, Anowarul Abedin, “BanglaLekha-Isolated: A multi-purpose comprehensive dataset of Handwritten Bangla Isolated characters,” Data in Brief, 2017
  • Tasnim Sami, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen, “Learning “initial feature weights” for CBIR using query augmentation,” International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval, 2016
  • Sifat Momen, Kazi Tanjila Tabassum, “Group Performance in a Swarm of Simulated Mobile Robots,” ULAB Journal of Science and Engineering, 2015
  • Sifat Momen, “Ant-Inspired Decentralised Task Allocation Strategy in groups of Mobile Agents,” Procedia Computer Science, 2013
  • Sifat Momen , Khaled Mahmud, Mahbubul Alam Joarder, “Performance Analysis of Task Allocation Strategies in Groups of Mobile Agents,” Journal of Electronics and Computer Science, 2013
Conference Papers
  • Sifat Momen, Shahed Khan, Nabeel Mohammed, Nafees Mansoor, “Evolutionary search in the parameter spaces of the honeybee house-hunting model,” International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (ICoIAS 2018, IEEE), 2018
  • Shahed Khan, Sifat Momen, Nabeel Mohammed, Nafees Mansoor, “Patterns of Flocking in Autonomous Agents,” International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (ICoIAS 2018, IEEE), 2018
  • Hasib Zunair, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen, “Unconventional wisdom: a new transfer learning approach applied to Bengali numeral classification,” International Conference on Bangla Speech and Language Processing (ICBSLP), 2018
  • Shakil Ahmed Sumon, Joydip Chowdhury, Sujit Debnath, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen, “Bangla short speech commands recognition using convolutional neural networks,” International Conference on Bangla Speech and Language Processing (ICBSLP), 2018
  • Iftekharul Mobin, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen, “Optimal range estimation for energy efficient dynamic packet size,” International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering (ECCE 2017, IEEE), 2017
  • A Z M Shamsuddin, Turzo Ahsan, Ifrat Rahman, Sifat Momen, “Trophallaxis and energy optimization in swarms of robots,” 19th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 2016
  • Sifat Momen, Tamanna Islam Lima, Rian Siddika, “Group decision by house-hunting agents in multi-robot systems,” 2nd International Symposium on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Robotics (ISAMSR-2016, IEEE), 2016
  • Shimul Hassan, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen, “Learning from Tagore,” International Workshop on Computational Intelligence (IWCI-2016, IEEE), 2016
  • Nusrat Jahan Farin, Nafees Mansoor, Sifat Momen, Iftekharul Mobin, Nabeel Mohammed, “Sequence Classification: A regression based generalization of two-stage clustering,” International Workshop on Computational Intelligence (IWCI-2016, IEEE), 2016
  • Nusrat Jahan Farin, Md. Nur Ahsan Ali Rimon, Sifat Momen, Mohammad Shorif Uddin, Nafees Mansoor, “A framework for dynamic vehicle pooling and ride-sharing system,” International Workshop on Computational Intelligence (IWCI-2016, IEEE), 2016
  • S.M.A. Sharif, Nabeel Mohammed, Nafees Mansoor, Sifat Momen, “A hybrid deep model with HOG features for Bangla handwritten numeral classification,” 9th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE-2016, IEEE), 2016
  • Iftekharul Mobin, Sifat Momen, Nabeel Mohammed, “A packet level simulation study of adhoc network with Network Simulator-2 (NS-2),” 3rd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information & Communication Technology (ICEEiCT-2016, IEEE), 2016
  • Rabiul Islam Jony, Nabeel Mohammed, Ahsan Habib, Sifat Momen, Rakibul Islam Rony, “An Evaluation of Data Processing Solutions Considering Preprocessing and “Special” Features,,” 11th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems (SITIS-2015, IEEE), 2015
  • Farhan Quadir, Mahmudul Faisal Al Ameen, Sifat Momen, “Visualization and Queuing Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Traffic Data,” I7th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology – 2014 (ICCIT-2014, IEEE), 2014
  • Sifat Momen, Amanda J.C. Sharkey, “From Ants to Robots: A Decentralised Task Allocation Model for A Swarm of Robots,” In the proceedings of the Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium, Cyrille Bertelle, Gerard H.E. Duchamp and Rawan Ghnemat (Eds) at the AISB 2010 convention, 2010
  • Sifat Momen, Amanda J.C. Sharkey, “Strategies of Division of Labour for Improving Task Efficiency in Multi-Robot Systems,” IEEE World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NABIC-09), 2009
  • Sifat Momen, Amanda J.C. Sharkey, “An Ant-like Task Allocation Model For A Swarm of Heterogeneous Robots,” The 2nd Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium (SIAAS 2009), AISB 2009 convention, 2009
  • Sifat Momen, Bala P. Amavasai, M.N.H. Siddique, “Mixed Species Flocking for Heterogeneous Robotic Swarms,” IEEE Eurocon 2007: The International Conference on Computer as a Tool, 2007
Book Chapters
  • S.M.A. Sharif, Nabeel Mohammed, Sifat Momen and Nafees Mansoor, “Classification of Bangla compound characters using a HOG-CNN hybrid model,” Second International Conference on Computing and Communication Systems (I3CS – 2016, Springer), 2016
Others
  • Sifat Momen and Amanda J.C. Sharkey, “Design and Analysis of a Decentralised Task Allocation Model for a Swarm of Simulated Mobile Robots,” Amorphous Computing and Complex Biological Networks, 2010
  • Sifat Momen, Amanda J.C. Sharkey, “An Ant-like Task Allocation Model For Heterogeneous Groups of Robots,” 4th European Meeting of the International Union for the study of Social Insects, 2008

Research Projects & Grants

  1. “A teaching aid for Bangla Handwriting”, Funded by ICT Division, Ministry of ICT, Bangladesh (2016 – 2017)
  2. “Poor Utilization of Road Networks & Variable Vehicular Speed: An empirical and modelling study of the factors to traffic congestion”, Funded by the ULAB Research Grant Committee (2013 – 2014)