Mohammad Kaykobad

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Mohammad Kaykobad
Mohammad Kaykobad (মোহাম্মদ কায়কোবাদ).JPG
Mohammad Kaykobad at the 2011 Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad event
Born (1954-05-01) 1 May 1954 (age 60)
Manikganj, Bangladesh
Fields Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Institutions Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Alma mater Asian Institute of Technology
Flinders University
Notable students

Manzur Murshed
Suman Kumar Nath
Shahriar Manzoor

Ragib Hasan

Mohammad Kaykobad (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ কায়কোবাদ) is a computer scientist, educator,[1] author and columnist from Bangladesh. Along with Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, he started the national mathematics olympiad. Kaykobad is also a pioneer in introducing Science Olympiad organized by Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and Informatics Olympiad in Bangladesh. He wrote a number of books on recreational mathematics.

Currently he is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.[2] He was a visiting professor at Kyung Hee University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and North South University, Dhaka.

Education[edit]

  • SSC, Manikganj Govt. High School, 1970, Science Group 11th in order of merit (81.1%)
  • HSC, Devendra College, Manikganj, 1972, Science Group 1st Division (71.8%)
  • MS in Engineering, Institute of Marine Engineers, Odessa, Ukraine (former USSR), 1979
  • M.Sc. Engineering, Thesis : Mathematical models for a shipping company’s ships distribution
  • MEng in Computer Applications Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1982
  • M.Engg. Thesis : Regression with minimum absolute deviations
  • PhD, Flinders University of South Australia, 1986 (Supervisor Dr FJM Salzborn)[3]
  • Ph.D. Thesis : Minimum connection time and some related complexity problems

Professional positions[edit]

  1. Worked as consultant for computerization of Titas Gas Company, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Jiban Bima Corporation, Election Commission, Bureau of Statistics, Dhaka Stock Exchange, Chittagong Stock Exchange, Export Promotion Bureau, Social Marketing Company
  2. Serves as adviser to different computerization projects of national interest like Bangladesh Bank
  3. Serves as adviser to Support to ICT Projects for e-Governance[4]
  4. External Examiner of Ph.D. Thesis of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta
  5. Director, ACM ICPC Asia Region Dhaka Site, 2001, 2002, 2003
  6. Convener, Steering Committee of Workshop on Algorithm and Computation (WALCOM 2008) to be held at Dhaka, Bangladesh during 7–8 February 2008.
  7. Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, the highest academic community in Bangladesh.
  8. Program Co-Chair of Workshop on Algorithm and Computation (WALCOM 2007) held at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 12 February 2007 and indexed by CSB and DBLP.
  9. Part time lecturer, 1997-2000 AMA International University (AIUB), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  10. Part time lecturer, 1997-2001 East West University (EWU), Mohakhali, Dhata, Bangladesh
  11. Organizing Chair, International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 1998.
  12. Awarded IT Scholar Visiting Professorship at Kyung Hee University, South Korea, 2005.
  13. Director, ACM ICPC Asia Region Dhaka Site, 2001, 2002, 2003.
  14. Leader of the first ever team from Bangladesh to participate in the International Olympiad in Informatics held at Athens, Greece during September 11–18, 2004.
  15. Leader of the Bangladesh team of International Olympiad in Informatics 2005 held at Nowy Sacz, Poland during 18–25 August 2005.
  16. Awarded Bangladesh Academy of Sciences(BAS)Gold Medal for senior scientists Physical Sciences group by the Prime Minister of the country of The People's Republic of Bangladesh, July 26, 2006.
  17. Awarded Gold Medal for contribution in ICT Education at a ceremony at Bangladesh China Convention Centre by Bangladesh Computer Society and presented by the President of The People's Republic of Bangladesh, July 26, 2005.
  18. Information Technology in National Development, Keynote speaker at Symposium of the 25th Science and Information and Communication Technology Week, Osmany Smrity Milonayaton, June 23, 2003.
  19. Keynote Speaker at 30th Anniversary of Bangladesh Mathematical Society, 26 December 2002.
  20. Role of Scientific and Technological Information for Promotion of Research and Socio-economic Development of Bangladesh, Keynote Speaker at National Scientific Information and Documentation Day-2002, BANSDOC, June 13, 2002.
  21. Information Technology in National Development, speaker at Symposium of the Workshop on “The emerging role of science and information and communication technology in the Bangladesh development Context, BCSIR, June 25, 2002.
  22. Keynote Speaker in the ICCIT 2000 held at NSU during 25–26 January 2001.
  23. Invited Speaker at the First UNESCO Regional Workshop on Application of Mathematics, held at Bahawalpur, Pakistan, 1989.
  24. Participated as a Resource Person in Workshop on Science Communication sponsored by COSTED and UNESCO held at Goa during 18–23 November 2001.
  25. Visiting Professor at CSE Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong during July 4–20, 2001.
  26. Visiting Professor at CSE Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong during July 4–20, 2000.
  27. Ex-Director, Chittagong Stock Exchange.
  28. Ex-Director, Dhaka Stock Exchange.
  29. Organizing Mathematics Olympiad for school and college students in Bangladesh since 2003.
  30. Former Advisor, BUET Chess Club.
  31. Moderator, Satyen Bose Club.
  32. During the last 13 years led undergraduate students of CSE Department to publish 25/30 papers in reputed international journals.

Success as coach[edit]

  1. Recognized as the best coach of ACM ICPC by IBM at 26th World Finals of ACM ICPC at Honolulu, Hawaii on 22 March 2002. However, as popularly believed by people how much importance he has given to personal gain and how much to collective gain is an open question.
  2. Coach of the BUET team that occupied 29th position among 64 teams at World Finals of ACM ICPC held at Vancouver, Canada during March 7–11, 2001 in their 4th consecutive appearance in the World Finals.
  3. Coach of the BUET team in the ACM ICPC World Finals held during March 15–19, 2000 at Orlando, Florida, USA in the third consecutive appearance.
  4. Led the BUET Computer Programming Team to occupy 11th position in the World Finals of the ACM ICPC Programming Contest held at Orlando Florida during March 15–19. BUET team’s performance was favourable against teams from MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and other famous universities. In this 24th World Finals of ACM ICPC 60 best teams were selected from 1,968 teams of 1,041 universities of 69 countries on 6 continents.
  5. Participated in the World Finals second times in a row of ACM ICPC held at Technical University of Eindhoven, March 1999.
  6. Participated in the World Finals of ACM ICPC Programming Contest held at Atlanta, USA in February 1998, where BUET team occupied 24th position among 54 teams tying with Stanford University.
  7. Led BUET teams to occupy 7 of the top 10 prize winning positions at ACM ICPC Asia Region Dhaka Site in 2003.
  8. Led BUET team to occupy second position in ACM ICPC Asia Region Kanpur Site held at Kolkata during October, 2003.
  9. Led BUET teams to occupy most of the top 10 prize winning positions at ACM ICPC Asia Region Dhaka Site in 2002.
  10. Led BUET Team to 6th position in the Asia Region Taejon-Seoul ACM ICPC, 2001.
  11. Led BUET Team to 1st and 3rd positions in ACM ICPC Asia Regional IIT Kanpur Site Contest participated by 69 countries including multiple teams from each IIT. Qualified for the fourth time for the World Finals held at Vancouver, Canada during March 7–11, 2001.
  12. Led BUET teams to occupy 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions at ACM ICPC Asia Region Dhaka Site in 2000.
  13. Led teams of BUET to occupy 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions in the ACM ICPC Asia Region Dhaka Site Contest 1999.
  14. Coached the team to championship in the ACM ICPC Asia Region Kanpur Site Contest, 1999.
  15. Coached students of CSE Dept., BUET to obtain 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and other top positions in the Asia Region Dhaka Site ACM ICPC participated by Sri Lanka, Iran and Indian Universities, November 1998.
  16. Coached students of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology to capture the 1st, 3rd and 4th positions in the Asia Regional Dhaka Site Contest of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest held in November 1997.
  17. Coached students of CSE Department, BUET to earn 9 of the ten prizes in National Programming Contest, August 1998.
  18. Coach of the BUET Team that occupied 27th position among 73 finalist teams in the World Finals of the ACM ICPC held at Prague, The Czech Republic on 30 March 2004.
  19. Successfully organized ACM ICPC Asia Regional Dhaka Site Programming Contest during November 12–13, 2002. This is one the nine sites around Asia, and one of 29 sites throughout the globe. Students from BUET have qualified for the World Finals at Prague, The Czech Republic, during March 26-April 1, 2004 for the seventh time in a row.
  20. Successfully organized ACM ICPC Asia Regional Dhaka Site Programming Contest during November 27–28, 2002. This is one the nine sites around Asia, and one of 29 sites throughout the globe. Students from BUET have qualified for the World Finals at Beverly Hills, California during March 22–26, 2003 for the sixth time in a row.
  21. Coach of the BUET team at World Finals of ACM ICPC held at Beverly Hills, California during March 22–26, 2003.
  22. Successfully organized ACM ICPC Asia Regional Dhaka Site Programming Contest during November 9–10. This is one of eight sites around Asia, and one of 29 sites throughout the globe. Students from BUET have qualified for the World Finals at Hawaii during March 20–24, 2002 for 5 times in a row.
  23. Associated with BUET team at World Finals of ACM ICPC held at San Antonio, Texas, USA during April 8–12, 2006.
  24. Associated with BUET team at World Finals of ACM ICPC held at Shanghai, China during April 2–6, 2006.
  25. Coach of the BUET team at World Finals of ACM ICPC held Prague, Czech Republic during 27–31 March 2004.
  26. Coach of the BUET team at World Finals of ACM ICPC held Beverly Hills, USA during March 21–25, 2003.
  27. Coach of the BUET team at World Finals of ACM ICPC held at Honolulu, Hawaii during March 22–25, 2002.

Research reports[edit]

  • Development of a Bangla Speller, report submitted to CASR ( BRTC Project approved by Res. 40, 113th Meeting of CASR on 4.7.94)
  • Computerization of class scheduling of different universities of Bangladesh, report submitted to University Grants Commission, 1995[5]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Received the Best coach award in 2002 at Honolulu, Hawaii[6][7][8]
  • Dr Kaykobad was the Organizing Chair of the first International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) held in Bangladesh.
  • Recognized as a distinguished alumnus by the Flinders University of South Australia.[9]
  • He received Gold Medal for his contribution to programming contest in Bangladesh and yet another for excellence in research by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in the Senior Group of Physical Sciences.
  • Received the prestigious Senior Coach Award at the World Finals of ICPC held in St Petersburg, Russia, 2013.

Membership[edit]

Literary works[edit]

  1. Rifat Shahriar, M Tanvir Kaykobad and Mohammad Kaykobad, Areekti Goniter Boi ("Yet another mathematics book" for students participating in Mathematics Olympiads, Publisher: Technology Today, First Print January, 2009.
  2. Munawar Hafiz, Mohammad Sohel Rahman, Mohammad Saifur Rahman, Mohammed Eunus Ali and M Kaykobad, System Analysis and Design: A Practitioner’s Approach, Published by University Grants Commission, Bangladesh
  3. Mohammad Kaykobad, Medhabi Manusher Golpo, published by Anyoprokash in February, 2005
  4. International Mathematics Olympiad: Problems and Solutions, in coauthorship with M Zafar Iqbal, published by Anonya Prokashani, 2003.
  5. Neurone Abaro Onuronon, a collection of brain teasers, in coauthorship woth M Zafar Iqbal published by Anonya Prokashani, 2003
  6. Neurone Onuronon, a collection of brain teasers, in coauthorship with M Zafar Iqbal published by Anonya Prokashani, 2002
  7. Delightful Mathematics – Brain twister published in coauthorship with Professor M. Shamsher Ali and Tanbir Ahmed, Voyager Publishers, 2002.
  8. Computer Programming Contest and Bangladesh, published by Voyager Publications, 2002.
  9. Computer Programming, published as a textbook for students of Bangladesh Open University, 1997
  10. Information Technology Management-I, published by the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1993.
  11. Information Technology Management-II, published by the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1993.
  12. Member of the Editorial Board for "Computer Basics" published by the Bangladesh Open University, 1997.
  13. Editor of the textbook “Madhyamik Computer Shikhsha” approved by the National Curriculum and Text Book Board for classes IX and X, 1996.
  14. Coauthor of Training Manual, Computer Studies (for classes IX and X), National Curriculum and Text Book Board, April, 1996.
  15. Written numerous articles(over two hundred) in national dailies (The Prothom Alo, The Bhorer Kagoz, The Daily Star, The Independent, The Observer, The Ittefaq) in computer magazines (The Computer Jagat, The Computer Bichitra, The Computer Barta etc.) and numerous essays in edited books highlighting problems and prospects of computerization, on our education system and other issues of national importance.

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