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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.

Ubicomp Lab Member Attends RACS and More

Ubicomp lab member Ivor Addo recently attended this years’ Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems Conference, in order to present his paper “PriSN: A Privacy Protection Framework for Healthcare Social Networking Sites.”

Ivor has made two other trips earlier this year to present papers.  One trip was to the 3rd International Conference on Mobile Services earlier this year to present his paper, “A Reference Architecture for Improving Security and Privacy in Internet of Things Applications.”  The other trip was to the 23rd IEEE Internationa Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication to present his paper “Applying Affective Feedback to Reinforcement Learning in ZOEI, a Comic Humanoid Robot.”

Congratulations, Ivor!

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