Dr Salahuddin Azad Information and Communication Technology / School of Engineering and Technology

Lecturer - ICT

BScEng (BUET), PhD (Monash)

Contact Details

Email: s.azad@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (03) 9616 0680 - Ext: 50680

Office Location

CQUniversity Melbourne Campus

Level 6, 120 Spencer Street

Melbourne Vic 3000

About Me

I received the B.Sc. Eng. (hons.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from Monash University Australia in 2007.

Currently, I am working as a Lecturer-ICT at School of Engineering & Technology, CQUniversity Melbourne. Prior to this, I worked in various roles at CQUniversity such as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Adjunct Research Fellow, Sessional Academic, Learning Advisor and Statistical Support Officer.
Previously, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in a CRC funded project named Multi-channel Content Delivery and Mobile Personalisation. I received QUT Faculty of Science and Technology Excellence in Teaching (Team) award for outstanding teaching performance.

My areas of research include intelligent systems, smart services, data mining, information security, business intelligence, smart grid and renewable energy. I have published four book chapters, and twenty refereed papers that include high impact journal articles and conference papers.


My courses of interest for teaching are business intelligence, business process management, business analysis, project management, Big Data,
network security, computer programming, and software engineering.

Background

I received the B.Sc. Eng. (hons.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from Monash University Australia in 2007.

Currently, I am working as a Lecturer-ICT at School of Engineering & Technology, CQUniversity Melbourne. Prior to this, I worked in various roles at CQUniversity such as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Adjunct Research Fellow, Sessional Academic,Learning Advisor and Statistical Support Officer.

Universities Studied At

Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology 1994-1999

Monash University 2003-2007

Universities Worked At
  • Monash University, 2003-2009
  • Queensland University of Technology, 2009-2010
  • Central Queensland University, 2010-Current
Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching (Team) award in 2009 for teaching performance at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) offered by Monash University and Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) Scholarship from March 2003 to September 2006.
  • Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Dean’s Award in 1996, 1997 and 1998 for excellent academic results in Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology.
Previous teaching
  • FIT3021 - Infrastructure for e-Commerce (Monash University)
  • INB102 – Emerging Technologies (QUT)
  • INB251 – Computer Networks (QUT)
  • COIS21001 – Web Applications for Business (CQU)
  • ECOM20001 – Information Systems Management (CQU)
  • COIS13013 – Business Intelligence (CQU)
  • COIT12208 – IT Project Management (CQU)
  • COIT20245 – Introduction to Programming (CQU)
  • COIT20248 – Information System Analysis and Design (CQU)
  • COIT20250 – E-Business Systems (CQU)
  • COIT20251 – Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis (CQU)
  • COIT20252 – Business Process Management (CQU)
  • COIT20253 – Business Intelligence using Big Data (CQU)
  • COIT20271 – Mobile Game Development (CQU)
Professional Memberships

Member of Australian Computer Society

Responsibilities
Member of Human Ethics Committee, Research Division, CQU
Professional Interests
  • Information Security
  • Data Modelling
  • Data Warehousing
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Process Management
Computer Software
  • Java
  • C/C++
  • MATLAB
  • SPSS
  • Python/R
  • MS Office
Book Chapters
  • Shawkat Ali, and Salahuddin Azad, "Demand Forecasting in Smart Grid", A Book Chapter in Ali, A. B. M. Shawkat (eds), Smart Grid: Opportunities, Developments and Trends, Springer-London, 2013.
  • Ali, S., Azad, S., and Khorshed, M. T., "Securing the Smart Grid: A Machine Learning Approach", a Book Chapter in A. B. M. Shawkat Ali (eds), Smart Grid: Opportunities, Developments and Trends, Springer-London, 2013.
  • M. T. Oo, Shafiullah, G.M., and Azad, S., “Developing Renewable Energy in Australia: Developing Regional Advantage”, a Book Chapter in Susan Kinnear, Kate Charters, and Peter Vitartas, (eds), Regional Advantage and Innovation: Achieving Australia’s National Outcomes, Physica-Verlag HD, 2012.
  • Farjana Z. Eishita, Ashfaqur Rahman, Salahuddin A. Azad, and Akhlaqur Rahman, “Occlusion Handling in Object Detection,” a Book Chapter in Shawkat Ali, Noureddine Abbadeni, and Mohamed Batouche (eds), Multidisciplinary Computational Intelligence Techniques: Applications in Business, Engineering, and Medicine, IGI Publishers, 2012.

Theses
  • Salahuddin A. Azad. New Strategies for Efficient Video-on-Demand Systems. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, 2006.
  • Salahuddin A. Azad. A Study of Three Level Logic. B.Sc. Engineering Thesis, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 1999. (This thesis was ranked with the highest grade “A+”)
Papers in Refereed Proceedings
  • Salahuddin Azad, Delwar Akbar, and John Rolfe, “Review of Mechanisms to Improve Housing Affordability in Queensland Regional Cities”, in Proceedings of 41st Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International, 2017.
  • Salahuddin A Azad, ABM Shawkat Ali, and Peter Wolfs, “Daily Average Load Forecasting using Dynamic Linear Regression,” in Proceedings of IEEE Asia Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, 2014.
  • Salahuddin A Azad, ABM Shawkat Ali, and Peter Wolfs, “Identification of Typical Load Profiles using K-Means Clustering Algorithm,” in Proceedings of IEEE Asia Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, 2014.
  • Muh’d I. Alzoubi, Amanullah Maung Than Oo, and Salahuddin Azad, “Design of Protection Circuit for Transformerless Photovoltaic Inverters in Harsh Climatic Conditions,” in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AsiaPES 2013), 2013.
  • Muh’d I. Alzoubi, Amanullah Maung Than Oo, and Salahuddin Azad, “Review of Transformerless Inverter Topologies,” in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, 2013.
  • Muh’d I. Alzoubi, Amanullah Maung Than Oo, and Salahuddin Azad, “Simulation and Evaluation of Heric and H5 Transformerless Inverter Topologies, in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AsiaPES 2013), 2013.
  • Salahuddin A Azad, Amanullah M T Oo, and Md Fakhrul Islam, “A Low Complexity Residential Demand Response Strategy using Binary Particle Swarm Optimization,” in Proceedings of Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2012.
  • Md Fakhrul Islam, Amanullah M T Oo, and Salahuddin A Azad, “Locating Underground Cable Faults: A Review and Guideline for New Development,” in Proceedings of Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2012.
  • Shafiullah, G.M., Oo, A. M. T., Ali, S., Azad, S., Arif, M., and Moore, T., “Experimental Analysis of Harmonics on Utility Grid with PV Penetration,” in Proceedings of IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012.
  • S. Azad, W. Song, and D. Tjondronegoro, “Measuring Bitrate and Quality Trade-off in a Fast Region-of-interest Based Video Coding,” in Proceedings of 16th International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2011).
  • Salahuddin Azad, Wei Song, and Dian Tjondronegoro, “Bitrate Modeling of Scalable Videos using Quantization Parameter, Frame Rate and Spatial Resolution,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2010).
  • Wei Song, Dian Tjondronegoro, Salahuddin Azad, “User-centered Video Quality Assessment for Scalable Video Coding of H.264/AVC Standard”, in Proceedings of 16th International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM 2010).
  • Salahuddin A. Azad and M. Murshed, “Seamless channel transition for popular video broadcasting,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Information Technology (ITCC’05), April 2005, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Salahuddin A. Azad and M. Murshed, "A New Borrow-and-Return Model for Broadcasting Videos with Low User Delay,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON’04), November 2004, Singapore.
  • Salahuddin A. Azad and M. Murshed, “An Efficient Transmission Scheme for Video-on-demand Systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE TENCON, 2004,.
  • Salahuddin A. Azad, Manzur Murshed, and Laurence S. Dooley, “Bandwidth Borrowing Schemes for Instantaneous Video-on-demand systems,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2004 (ICME’04), 2004.
  • Salahuddin A. Azad, M. Murshed, and L. S. Dooley, “A Novel Scalable Interactive Multiple-rate Staggered Broadcasting Video-on-demand System,” in Proceedings of International Networking and Communications Conference (INCC’04), 2004.
  • Salahuddin A. Azad, M. Murshed, and L. S. Dooley, “A Novel Batched Multicast Patching Scheme for Video Broadcasting with Low User Delay,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT’03), 2003.
Completed Supervisions
  • 2012-2013, Muh'd Alzoubbi, Master of Engineering by Research.
Seminar Presentations
  • Quantitative Approaches to Research, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, 2017.
Refereed Articles
  • Salahuddin A. Azad and M. Murshed, “An Efficient Transmission Scheme for Minimizing User Waiting Time in Video-on-demand Systems,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 285 – 287, 2007. (Impact Factor 1.463)
  • Salahuddin A. Azad and M. Murshed, “An Adaptive Borrow-and-Return Model for Broadcasting Videos,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 707-715, 2009. (Impact Factor 1.776)
  • G M Shafiullah, Salahuddin A Azad, and Shawkat Ali, “Energy Efficient Wireless MAC Protocols for Railway Monitoring Applications,” IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions and Magazine, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 649-659, 2013. (Impact Factor 0.945)

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Statistics - Biostatistics
INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing - Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
ENGINEERING
Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
ECONOMICS
Applied Economics - Urban and Regional Economics
INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
Computer Software - Computer System Security
ECONOMICS
Econometrics - Time-Series Analysis
PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
Cognitive Sciences - Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning
Conference paper

Azad, S. A., Ali, A. B. M. S., & Wolfs, P. (2014). Daily average load forecasting using dynamic linear regression. In Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering, APWC on CSE 2014 (pp. 128-134). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. doi:10.1109/APWCCSE.2014.7053851

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Azad, S. A., Ali, A. B. M. S., & Wolfs, P. (2014). Identification of typical load profiles using K-means clustering algorithm. In Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering (APWC on CSE 2014) (pp. 158-163). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. doi:10.1109/APWCCSE.2014.7053855

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Azad, S., Maung Than Oo, A., & Islam, F. (2012). A low complexity residential demand response strategy using binary particle swarm optimization. In 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2012) Bali, Indonesia 26 – 29 September 2012. (pp. 1-6). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=06360222

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Shafiullah, G., Maung Than Oo, A., Azad, S., & Arif, M. (2012). Experimental analysis of harmonics on utility grid with PV penetration. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Electrical and Computer Systems. (pp. 122-1-122-9). Ottawa, Canada: Avestia Publishing.

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Islam, F., Maung Than Oo, A., & Azad, S. (2012). Locating underground cable faults : a review and guideline for new development. In 2012 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2012) Bali, Indonesia 26 – 29 September 2012. (pp. 1-5). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6360223&isnumber=6360191

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Azad, S., Song, W., & Tjondronegoro, D. (2011). Measuring bitrate and quality trade-off in a fast region-of-interest based video coding. In Advances in Multimedia Modeling 17th International Conference MMM 2011, Part II. (pp. 442-453). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17829-0_42

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Journal article

Shafiullah, G., Azad, S., & Ali, S. (2012). Energy-efficient wireless MAC protocols for railway monitoring applications. IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems., (2012), 649-659. doi:10.1109/TITS.2012.2227315

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