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Dr. Arshad M Chowdhury


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

North South University

Room: SAC 928


Voice: +88 02 55668200 Ext: 1537

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About me


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At present, I am working as a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North South University (NSU). My career at NSU started from January 2011 as an Assistant Professor. I earned my B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA in 1995 and 1999, respectively. In 2006, I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA USA. My research interests include converged optical wireless access using radio-over-fiber technology, very high throughput wireless access at 60GHz mm-wave band, spectral efficient modulation and ultra-high bit rate (100G) optical transport systems, signal processing in optical coherent transmission, next generation TDM/WDM based passive access network, optical packet switching and optical label switching technology, optical-wireless interconnections for high-speed computing and server systems.


Prior to joining NSU, I worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Research Engineer-II at the Optical Network Research Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology from January 2007 to December 2010. From 1999 to 2002, I served as a Research Scientist in the Optical Internetworking Research division at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communication Research), Red Bank, NJ, where I was actively involved with DARPA initiated next-generation internet (NGI) optical label switching and ATD/MONET projects. From 1995 to 1997, I was a Lecturer in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.


I have been granted 15 U.S. patents and co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. I am an active reviewer of IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Journal of Lightwave Technology, OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Optics Express and Optical Letter.


In my personal life, I am a proud father of two lovely daughters, Anuva and Arisha Chowdhury. My wife Dr. Nova Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of the ECE Department at NSU. I love to eat good foods, enjoy adda with friends and colleagues and I am a big fan of Bangladesh Cricket Team (no matter whether they win or not!).