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General Information

Full Name Kazi Shahrukh Omar
Date of Birth 05 May 1996
Languages English, Bengali

Education

  • 2021 - 2026
    Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science
    University of Illinois Chicago, USA
    • GPA (Current): 4.00/4.00
    • Advised by: Dr. Fabio Miranda
    • Research area: urban computing, data analytics & visualization, applied machine learning
  • 2015 - 2019
    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
    Military Institute of Science and Tehcnology, Bangladesh
    • GPA: 3.71/4.00 (Top 10th percentile)
    • Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Nazrul Islam
    • Research Experience:
      • Developed a prediction model to detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for different age groups using a merged random forest (CART and ID3) classifier. The model could effectively predict autistic traits for all three age groups and was later deployed in a mobile application.

      • Developed a system for tracking Alzheimer patients’ health and location through IOT hardware modules and a mobile application.

Experience

  • Aug 2021 - Present
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    • Supervisor: Dr. Fabio Miranda
    • Research Experience:
      • Developed a comprehensive toolkit for gait data analysis and visualization (ongoing).

      • Investigated coverage of OpenStreetMap (OSM) sidewalk data and computed the trustworthiness index as an alternative measure to assess the quality of the data. Our study takes a step toward understanding OSM sidewalk data quality by evaluating its coverage and reliability.

      • Developed a novel computational framework based on a conditional generative adversarial neural network that enables the quantification of sunlight access and shadows at a global scale.

      • Developed an in-memory model to approximate spatiotemporal mobility-flow queries based on NeuralCubes - a neural network model for learning query-result approximation.

  • Aug 2023 - Present
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    University of Illinois Chicago, USA
  • Aug 2022 - Dec 2022
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    University of Illinois Chicago, USA
  • Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    University of Illinois Chicago, USA
  • Jul 2019 - Jun 2021
    Lecturer
    Uttara University, Bangladesh
    • Courses Taught: Discrete Mathematics - Computer Peripheral, Interfacing and Maintenance - Digital Logic Design - Computer Graphics - Object Oriented Programming - Design and Analysis of Algorithms - Data Structures.

Honors and Awards

  • 2018
    • Merit Scholarship for academic performance, Military Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2016, 2017
    • Dean’s List Award (two consecuctive years), Military Institute of Science and Technology

Services

  • 2022, 2023
  • Oct 2021
  • 2018
    • Class Representative, Department of CSE at Military Institute of Science and Technology.

Technical Skills

  • Programming Languages
    • Proficient: Python, C/C++
    • Familiar: JavaScript, Java, R, MATLAB, Shell Scripting, Cython
  • Web
    • HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, React, Angular, Flask
  • Libraries
    • Data processing: NumPy, Pandas, Dask
    • Geo-data processing: Geopandas, Osmium, Overpass, PlotOptiX, Pyrosm, Shapely, Spatialpandas
    • Data visualization: Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, Vega-lite, d3.js, Three.js, Shiny
    • Machine learning: Scikit-learn, TensorFlow
  • Other Skills
    • Version control - Git
    • Latex/Overleaf

Standardized Test Scores

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Score: 8.0
    • Listening: 8.5, Reading: 8.5, Writing: 6.5, Speaking: 7.5
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
    • Score: 313
    • Verbal Reasoning: 152, Quantitative Reasoning: 161, Analytical Writing: 4.0

Other Interests

  • Hobbies: listening to music, playing Guitar, singing, travelling, cycling.