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 65)
Manikganj, Bangladesh
Alma materAsian Institute of Technology
Flinders University
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
Computer Engineering
InstitutionsBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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.[2] Currently he is a professor of computer science and engineering in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.[3]


In 1970, Kaykobad finished his SSC from Manikganj Govt. High School and in 1972, his HSC from Debendra College. He did his M.S. in Engineering at the Institute of Marine Engineers, Odessa, Ukraine (then in the USSR), in 1979. He did his Masters in Engineering in Computer Applications Technology at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in 1982. He did his PhD at the Flinders University of South Australia, in 1986 under the Supervision of Dr FJM Salzborn.[4]


Kaykobad served as an adviser to ICT Projects for e-Governance in Bangladesh.[4] He was awarded the Gold Medal for contribution in ICT Education at a ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Center by Bangladesh Computer Society and was presented the award by the President of Bangladesh on 26 July 2005.[5] He was recognized as the best coach of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest by IBM at 26th World Finals of ACM ICPC at Honolulu, Hawaii on 22 March 2002. He researched the Computerization of class scheduling of different universities of Bangladesh which was submitted to University Grants Commission in 1995.[4] He is a Member of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.[6]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Received the Best coach award in 2002 at Honolulu, Hawaii[7][6][8]
  • Recognized as a distinguished alumnus by the Flinders University of South Australia.[9]


  1. ^ Ashraf, Shamim (27 July 2008). "State of Science Education in Bangladesh: Current Status and Future Trends". Star Campus. The Daily Star.
  2. ^ Ali, Mohammad Hammad (March 24, 2005). "A New Light". Rising Stars. The Daily Star.
  3. ^ "Faculty Information: Dr. M. Kaykobad". Department of CSE - BUET.
  4. ^ a b c "Academic Qualifications". Biodata of Mohammad Kaykobad. Archived from the original on 10 May 2007.
  5. ^ "ICT sector can be made most powerful thru' harmonisation, say speakers". The Independent. Dhaka. BDNEWS. July 28, 2005. Archived from the original on February 12, 2006.
  6. ^ a b "Professor Mohammad Kaykobad". Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.
  7. ^ "BUET in ACM Programming Contests". CSE BUET Students and Alumni Web. Ragib Hasan. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28.
  8. ^ "Coach Award". The ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest.
  9. ^ "Distinguished Alumni Awards". Flinders University.