Dr. Shaikh Fattah

Dr. Shaikh Fattah received a Ph.D. degree in ECE from Concordia University, Canada and later he was a visiting Postdoc at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from BUET, Bangladesh, where he is currently serving as Professor, Department of EEE and Director, INPE. His research interests include biomedical engineering, signal processing, machine learning, humanitarian technology and deep learning. He published more than 200 international journal/conference papers and delivered more than 60 Keynote/invited talks in many countries. In his more than 20 years of professional career, he has been extensively involved in several humanitarian technology projects/research. He is the Education Chair of IEEE Humanitarian Activity Committee (HAC) (2018-2020), Chair of IEEE PES-HAC, and committee member of IEEE Smart Village Education. Under his leadership five online modules were created and placed in IEEE learning network and he himself conducted many training/ workshops on these topics in nine different countries, which impacted more than 3000 volunteers.

Dr. Fattah served as the Chair of IEEE EMBS Bangladesh Chapter during 2017-2019 and the chapter received 2020 EMBS Outstanding Regional Chapter Award. He is the Founding Chair of IEEE RAS and SSIT Bangladesh Chapters. He is the founding Vice-Chair of IEEE SPS and IAS Bangladesh Chapters. He was the IEEE Bangladesh Section Chair during 2015-2016. He served key positions in many international conferences, such as the General Chair of 5th IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, ICAICT 2020, IEEE BECITHCON 2019, IEEE RAAICON 2019, Technical Program Chair of IEEE TENSYMP 2020, ICREST 2019, ICAEE 2019, 2017, IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016 and 2017, and MediTec 2016. He is serving various positions in global IEEE, such as committee member of: IEEE PES LRP, IEEE SSIT SDHT, and various committees of IEEE R10. He served IEEE EAB and IEEE SIGHT.

Dr. Fattah received several awards, e.g. Concordia University’s Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Prize (ENS, 2009), Dr. Rashid Gold Medal (in MSc), 2007 URSI Canadian Young Scientist Award, and BAS-TWAS Young Scientists Prize (2014), 2016 IEEE MGA Achievement Award, 2017 IEEE R10 HTA Outstanding Volunteer Award and 2018 IEEE R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award. He is the Editor of IEEE PES Enews, Lead Editor of R10 Newsletter and Editorial Board Member of IEEE Access. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of IEB.