Researcher | Academician | Software Engineer
I am Amit, a faculty member of University of Dhaka (DU), and I teach at Institute of Information Technology, the pioneering software engineering Institute of Bangladesh. I have completed both my BSc. in IT (Major in Software Engineering) and MSc. in Software Engineering from the same Institute in year 2012 and 2014 respectively. As student, I participated, achieved accolades in, organized, and mentored different competitions and workshops, such as Microsoft Imagine Cup Bangladesh, Microsoft App-a-Thon, BASIS Code Warriors’ Bangladesh and BUET System Design and Development Contest. I was recognized as one of the 100 young people to represent Bangladesh as part of Bangladesh Youth Delegates to India.
I started my career by working as a software engineering intern at Southtech Limited (was CMMI level 3 software company then, now CMMI level 5). Later, I joined M&H Informatics Ltd. (An IQVIA company) as a software engineer after graduation. Within a very short time, I was assigned to various projects and was selected to lead the company team at Code Warriors’ Bangladesh - industry level competition. After a while, I was offered a position at Academia, and I switched to become a Lecturer at IIT, University of Dhaka.
I have a keen interest in new technologies, experimental software engineering and practical possibilities of novel ideas. I sometimes look at pain points of day to day activities (mostly related to software engineering/computing); create simple, open source solutions as pet projects and share it with everyone through GitHub. My pet projects are referred/recognized in websites like OMG! Ubuntu! and by Microsoft MVPs sometimes. Some ideas end up becoming funded experimental software engineering researches.
I also volunteer as judge and mentor at national level competitions(National Hackathon, EATL Apps Contest, Smart City Hackathon Tech for Peace Initiative etc.), and take technical sessions on various topics at other universities. Due to my experiences in both academia and industry, I regularly collaborate with industry and academia at different levels, including helping develop national level policies.