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Md Kamrul Hasan Receives Travel Grant for IEEE BHI 2018

PhD student Md Kamrul Hasan has received a Graduate Research Travel Award to cover expenses to present two posters at the IEEE Biomedical and Health Informatics conference, to be held in Las Vegas, March 3-8,2018.

Hasan’s research work, “NICE HELP: Non-Invasive Computational Evolution (NICE) for Hemoglobin Level Prediction (HELP)” will be presented as a poster. His work on “ProPar HELP: Programming in Parallel (ProPar) for Hemoglobin Level Prediction (HELP) in the Cloud” will also be presented as a poster at the conference.

Md Kamrul Hasan is a 2018-19 Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow

kamrulPhD student and Ubicomp Lab member Md Kamrul Hasan has been awarded a 2018-19 Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship. The fellowship comes with a 10 month stipend and tuition scholarship. Candidates must be admitted to a doctoral program at the time of nomination; must have a record of demonstrated leadership and a strong record of scholarship, and; must demonstrate personal character aligned with the university’s mission values of Excellence, Faith, Leadership, and Service.

Arthur J. Schmitt was an industrial executive who expressed his commitment to education, and the development of responsible leadership through Christian principles and ideals. He founded the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation in 1941, dedicating its resources toward fashioning a better and more humane world.

Kamrul was a great candidate for the award. “Receiving the Schmitt Fellowship has helped me to affirm my goals as a PhD student and researcher in mobile health technologies,” he says. “I look forward to serving as a fellow and continuing to develop new venues for leadership at Marquette University not just for myself, but also for others that I work with. There are so many opportunities for us to make the world a better place…for me, it is through building healthcare tools that assist medical professionals and their patients to ease the burden on diagnosis and treatment of diseases and chronic conditions.”

More information on the Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship is available on their Facebook page.

More information about Md Kamrul Hasan can be found on his website.

Md Kamrul Hasan Awarded Travel Grants in 2017

Md Kamrul Hasan, PhD student at the Ubicomp Lab, was awarded a number of travel grants for conference presentations in 2017.

1. Modern Advances in Computational & Applied Mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Awarded by Marquette University

2) PETSc USER MEETING 2017, University of Colorado Boulder, June 2017. Awarded by Intel.

3) Mason Modeling Days 2017, George Mason University, 2017. Awarded by the National Science Foundation

Hasan also presented posters at the WTA 2017 Educational Conference and the IEEE Great Lakes Biomedical Conference.


IEEE Talks Big Data: Sorel Reisman & Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

Professor Sorel Reisman chairs the Standing Committee for the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC), serves as a tenured professor of information systems in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University (Cal State), Fullerton, and as managing director of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching), a project of the Cal State University Chancellor’s Office.

Professor Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed chairs the COMPSAC Steering Committee and serves as a professor of computer science and director of the Ubicomp Research Laboratory at Marquette University. The two professors recently participated in a joint interview during COMPSAC 2017 in Turin, Italy, on the impacts of Big Data, disruptive technologies and how COMPSAC 2017 contributes to IEEE’s mission to advance technology for the benefit of humanity.

UPDATE: Spring 2017

Poster Presentation by Md Kamrul Hasan:

1. BILD (Big Image in Less Dimension): A Novel Technique for Image Feature Selection to Apply Partial Least Square Algorithm 2017 IEEE Great Lakes Biomedical Conference (GLBC) 06 – 07 Apr 2017
2. A Novel Process To Extract Important Information From Invisible Video Captured by Smartphone 2017 IEEE Great Lakes Biomedical Conference (GLBC) 06 – 07 Apr 2017

Travel Award to Md Kamrul Hasan:


1. Travel grant awarded from MSCS Department and Graduate School of Marquette University for Poster Presentation at Modern Advances in Computational & Applied Mathematics at Yale University
2. Awarded Travel Grant to Join the Conference on Nonconvex Statistical Learning to be held May 26 and 27 2017. The University of Southern California. Here is the photo.


Three peer reviewed conference papers are accepted for publication in the the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications (COMPSAC), 2017. This year the conference is taking place in Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy from July 4 to 8. The title and the first author of the accepted papers are listed below-

1. A Novel Framework to Recognize Complex Human Activity, Md. Osman Gani

2. A novel real-time non-invasive hemoglobin level detection using video images from smartphone camera, GM Tanimul Ahsan

3. A Novel Technique of Noninvasive Hemoglobin Level Measurement Using HSV Value of Fingertip Image, Md. Kamrul Hasan


Marquette University’s 136th Commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Ubicomp Lab member Md. Osman Gani joined the commencement this year. Gani was awarded his doctorate degree. Congratulations Dr. to Gani! He will be joining Miami University Ohio in Fall 2017 as a visiting assistant professor.

Best of luck to all the graduates and have a wonderful future ahead!


This year at the Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference (COMPSAC) was held in Atlanta GA. Ubicomp Lab had two papers and one poster accepted in the conference. Congratulations to all!

Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, along with Ivor D. Addo, Jahangir A. Majumder, Md. Kamrul Hasan, Tanvir Roushan and Amit K. Saha attended COMPSAC in June 2016.

Co-inventor of Ethernet and formulator of Metcalfe’s Law Robert Metcalfe gave a keynote speech this year. Jahangir A. Majumder was awarded a certificate of appreciation from IEEE Computer Society.

Here are some photos-
Md. Kamrul Hasan presenting his research findings on Big Data
Roushan and Hasan pose with Robert Melancton after keynote session
Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed presenting his paper


Marquette University’s 135th Commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 22. Seven Ubicomp Lab members joined the commencement this year. Congratulations to all the graduates! Among the graduates Ferdaus Kawsar and Jahangir Alam Majumder received their doctoral degree. Here is the photo. Five masters students were among the class of 2016. Congratulations to ABM Kowser Patwary, Nadiyah Johnson, Ola Claire Bangole, Taskina Fayezeen and Mohammad Kaykobad. Here is a photo of all the graduates.

Best of luck everyone for the wonderful future ahead!

Ubicomp Lab Featured on WISN News

A collaboration between Ubicomp Lab, the Dryhootch Project and the Medical College of Wisconsin was recently presented on WISN (Channel 12 News).  The project featured was a smartphone application designed to help identify problems veterans may be facing after returning to civilian life.

The article explains the application as follows:

“Engineers at Marquette University partnered with Dryhootch and the Medical College of Wisconsin to create a smartphone app that will help reach military veterans on their level. It is being designed to ask daily questions that can help an assigned human mentor spot issues early on.

“We needed to develop something where we talk to them in their own language,” Reynolds said.

She said the group’s mission is to create an app that can reach a veteran 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Zeno Franco of the Medical College and Dr. Iqbal Ahamed of Marquette University are working on the project.

“It’s the technology, plus the Dryhootch run Pure Mentor Program brought together in a single package, and we think that’s a much more powerful approach,” Franco said.”

A video and full article relating to this project can be found here.

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