Dr. Md Kafiul Islam wins special recognitions at ICCCAS 2023 Singapore


Dr. Md Kafiul Islam, Associate Professor at the Department of EEE of IUB, has won the “Excellent Oral Presentation Award" under Technical Session 5: "Advanced Electronic Device Design and Development" and the "Outstanding Young Scholar Award" at the 12th International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems (ICCCAS 2023), held in Singapore during May 5-7, 2023.

ICCCAS 2023 is sponsored by Qatar University, Sensors and Systems Society of Singapore, and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, with support from MDPI-Sensors as patrons.

One oral presentation was selected from each technical session at the conference and the best ones were selected based on originality, applicability, technical merit, PPT, and presentation clearness. The session that Dr. Kafi took part in was chaired by Prof. Dir Chung, FIEEE, National Taiwan University and Award Committee Chair of ICCCAS 2023.

The Outstanding Young Scholar award was handed over to Dr. Kafi by the Conference Committee Co-Chair, Prof. Maode Ma, IET Fellow, Qatar University, and Award Committee Chair, Prof. Dir Chung during the conference dinner held at NTU@One North Alumni House, Singapore on May 6, 2023.

The authors below the age of 40 on May 13, 2023 with a doctoral degree were eligible to apply for the Outstanding Young Scholar award. The applicant was required to submit representative publications (up to two) and a full CV for judges to review and all publications needed to provide impact factors, citations and major research contributions. Two scholars were selected by the Conference Chair and announced at the conference out of a total of ten applicants.

Dr. Kafi also delivered a speech titled "Prospects and Challenges of an EOG-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) for Physically Challenged People" and organized a Special Session titled “Biomedical Instrumentation and Signal Processing for Disease Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment” where a total of five papers were submitted. He also served as one of the TPC members at the conference. The research topic of Dr. Islam's speech is part of a sponsored research grant of IUB for.

On behalf of his students, Dr. Kafi presented the paper titled "Effect of Artifact Removal on EEG based Motor Imagery BCI Applications", authored by Maisha Anjum, Nazmus Sakib and Md Kafiul Islam. The research work was part of an Undergraduate Final Year Design Project performed at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of IUB in 2022 by Maisha Anjum under the supervision of Dr. Kafi.

Dr. Kafi had another co-authored paper titled "Machine Learning Based Depression Screening Among Young Adults using Wireless EEG" which is an outcome of an MSc thesis of Mr. Nazmus Sakib, R&D officer at the Department of EEE of IUB. Dr. Kafi jointly supervised the paper with Dr. Tasnuva Faruk, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Health and PI of the sponsored research project titled "Screening of Depression in Young Adults: Simultaneous Analysis of EEG Recordings with Validated Screening Tools" (Ref #2020-SPPH-01). She presented the paper in the same conference.