Dr. Rajesh Palit

Professor & Chair

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
M.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, BUET, Dhaka

Office: SAC 934
Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 1501, 1508


Dr. Rajesh Palit was born in Chittagong, the port city of Bangladesh. After finishing his secondary schooling, he enrolled for higher secondary certification at Chittagong College, Chittagong. In the HSC examination, Dr. Palit secured the 11th position in the combined merit list in the science group under Comilla Education Board. He then moved to Dhaka and finished his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Dr. Palit obtained his M.A.Sc. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, in May 2004. He joined North South University after completing his MS and later on left Dhaka to pursue his Ph.D. degree. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, for his dissertation titled modeling and evaluating the energy performance of smartphones.

Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North South University, Dhaka. During his MS, he was a member of the Wireless Internet and Packet Radio Network Research Group at the University of Manitoba, awarded the prestigious University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF). Dr. Palit also got Ontario Government Scholarship in Science and Technology during his Ph.D. program. He has published over a dozen academic research papers in refereed international journals and conferences and co-authored two book chapters. He is an inventor of a patent registered at the EU patent office, and the application has been published at the US patent office.

After graduating from BUET, Dr. Palit worked in the IT industry as a business analyst/network administrator at Essential Analysis LLC, a US-based data mining and analysis firm. During that time, he also worked as a trainer for the IT personnel recruited by Object Data Inc (ODI), USA, at their Dhaka Office. He used to exchange his Object Oriented Programming (OOP) skills with the newly recruited personnel for ODI.

Research Areas

Research Interests

ICT for Development (ICTD)
Mobile Wireless Networks and Applications
Computer Networks Security
Distributed and Cloud Computing


Professional Activity

  • Jury Board Coordinator, EATL-Prothom Alo App Contest
  • Member, IEEE
  • Fellow, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)