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Sumit Paul, the first ever Bangladeshi completed Ironman Triathlon marathon competition

There is a saying that success is for the brave one who takes risk and never looks back in adventure. Many of us may not hear about the word-Ironman Triathlon*. Triathlon is the competition in which a contestant has to ride on hill by moving impassable roads or reach to a destination by swimming in rough tide rivers. People of this part of the world used to watch this in TV broadcasting or in Movies. But a Bengali made this to prove that Bangladeshi people also can do this happen.

The name of the Bangladeshi Bengali is Sumit Paul (Bengali: সুমিত পাল). He is an Electrical Engineer by profession. He had completed the Ironman Triathlon successfully which was held in Limburg of Netherland. He had taken 5 hours and 34 minutes to complete the marathon in which he had completed successfully 42.2 KM Marathon, 180.25 KM Cycle riding, and 3.86 KM swimming without any rest. He had taken 5 hours and 34 minutes in marathon, 7 hours and 29 minutes in cycling, and 1 hour and 29 minutes in swimming. A total of 900 participants were contested in this hardest event. He had completed this as the first ever Bangladeshi with a ranking of 660 out of 900.

In his personal life, he is working in BMW as an Engineer in Germany. He had completed his Bachelor degree from BUET in Electrical Engineering. Later he had completed his Master’s and PHD in Germany. He practices at least 15-20 hours in a week even in his busy schedule in professional life. He also attended in Barlin, Rome, Geneva and Frankfurt Marathon in 2010.

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*Know more about Ironman Triathlon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironman_Triathlon

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Mohammad Ashraful Alam, a Bangladeshi descent in the United States of America invented a new ‘Electric sensor’ that can detect the living and the dead cells of bacteria within few minutes conquering the current challenge of science to detect Bacteria in hours.

This is the success story of another Bangladeshi, Mohammad Ashraful Alam (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ আশরাফুল আলম) in United States of America who invented a new ‘Electric sensor’. With his invention, living and the dead cells of bacteria can be detected within few minutes. As a result, the diagnosis of diseases will be more accurate than earlier. And protection of different types of dishes will be ensured.

Mr. Ashraful Alam teaches in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Puradu. He had studied in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) in Bangladesh.

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medicine. Usually it takes few hours to examine bacteria samples. So, this is quite difficult to detect the disease or starting the treatment of the patients. But the sensor he made with a PHD student, Aida Ebrahimi, would take few minutes to complete the whole process. The sensor can accurately detect the difference between living and dead bacteria cells.

The research paper of Ashraful Alam and Aida Ibrahim was published in the Journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”. The study is important that the sensor can detect the difference between the dead and the living bacteria cells within a short time. This will help realizing how the bacteria die. The treatment of a bacteria infected patient can be started quickly now and effective drugs also can be given to cure the patient soon.

Contact: Muhammad Ashraful Alam, 765 49-45988, alam@purdue.edu
Youtube: https://youtu.be/QN019bQJCb8
Electronic Sensor SOT and B-roll
Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5pvN1C9I3pbejZ4U3p3ZHJLVFE

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Shahriar Nirjon , a Bangladeshi born engineer invented the musical heart which can play music based on heart beat of different situation of user

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This is Shahriar Nirjon (Bengali: শাহরিয়ার নির্জন), a Bangladeshi born engineer who invented the ‘musical heart’ which can play music based on heart beat of different situation of user.
Musical Heart is created with the combination of Hardware and Software. An earphone is used as hardware in which sensor was included which can count the heart beat. His technology will mix with the heartbeat to play song by choosing songs from the play list.
This technology can understand what the user is doing (sleeping, running, standing or walking) through the earphone. This information can sent to Smartphone through audio jack in which the app was installed. The work of the app is to play the right music from the playlist based on the situation of the user. Even this app can play a music which helps to increase heartbeat if the user feels to increase his / her heart beat. But this depends on the regular use of the user. This innovation was presented in the 10th Comuting Machinary Conference on Embeded Networked Sensor System in November, 2012 in Toronto of Canada.
Shahriar Nirjon had completed his studies from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and moved to University of Verginia of United States in 2008. He had researched in Sensing and Embedded Network System of Smartphone. As part of this, he had created an application called, ‘Musical Heart’.
He had received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, under the supervision of Jack Stankovic in August, 2014. In his career also, he was successful. He had worked as ‘researcher’ in the Networking and Mobility Lab at the HP Labs (2014-2015). Later he had joined in the UNC Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor (2015).

Learn more about Musical Heart:
MusicalHeart: A Hearty Way of Listening to Music
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/musicalheart-sensys2012.pdf

Awards and Grants
•National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Data Fellows Award, April 2016
•NSF EAGER Award #1619967, March 2016
•IBM/RJ Reynolds Junior Faculty Development Award, UNC Chapel Hill, January 2016
•Best Paper Award, The 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MOBISYS ’14), June 2014
•Best Paper Award, The 18th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS ’12), April 2012

Some of his publications:
TypingRing: A Wearable Ring Platform for Text Input
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/typingring-mobisys2015.pdf
COIN-GPS: Indoor Localization from Direct GPS Receiving
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/coingps-mobisys2014.pdf
MultiNets: A System for Real-Time Switching between Multiple Network Interfaces on Mobile Devices
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/multinets-tecs14.pdf
MOBI-COG: A Mobile Application for Instant Screening of Dementia Using the Mini-Cog Test
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/mobicog-wh2014.pdf
COIN-GPS: Indoor Localization from Direct GPS Receiving
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/coingps-mobisys2014.pdf
Kintense: A Robust, Accurate, Real-Time and Evolving System for Detecting Aggressive Actions from Streaming 3D Skeleton Data
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/kintense-percom2014.pdf
KinSpace: Passive Obstacle Detection via Kinect
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/kinspace-ewsn2014.pdf
Auditeur: A Mobile-Cloud Service Platform for Acoustic Event Detection on Smartphones
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/auditeur-mobisys2013.pdf
sMFCC : Exploiting Sparseness in Speech for Fast Acoustic Feature Extraction on Mobile Devices – a Feasibility Study
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/smfcc-hotmobile2013.pdf
MusicalHeart: A Hearty Way of Listening to Music
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/musicalheart-sensys2012.pdf
Kinsight: Localizing and Tracking Household Objects using Depth-Camera Sensors
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/kinsight-dcoss2012.pdf
MultiNets: Policy Oriented Real-Time Switching of Wireless Interfaces on Mobile Devices
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/multinets-rtas2012.pdf
IAA: Interference Aware Anticipatory Algorithm for Scheduling and Routing Periodic Real-time Streams in Wireless Sensor Networks
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/iaa-inss2010.pdf
Addressing Burstiness for Reliable Communication and Latency Bound Generation in Wireless Sensor Networks
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/burstiness-ipsn2010.pdf
Bagging and Boosting Negatively Correlated Neural Networks
Link: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/paper/baggboost-smc.pdf

Project List: http://cs.unc.edu/~nirjon/research.html
Youtube: https://youtu.be/hiswnUbS9k4
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UlEkVaEC0jFdPoEmwdhXQ
FB: https://web.facebook.com/shahriar.nirjon

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Sadia Nahreen, the first female student who got chance to join in the world leading search engine, Google directly in undergraduate level

This is the story of Sadia Nahreen (Bengali: সাদিয়া নাহ্রীন), the first women who got chance to join in the world leading search engine, Google, directly in under graduate level. She was born in Cox’s bazar, district in Bangladesh. And she brought up in Dhaka. She had completed her secondary (SSC) and higher secondary (HSC) from Holycross Girl’s high school. She had admitted to Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Computer Science in 2009 and joined in the Head Quater of Google in Mountain View, California, United States in 2015. She had also joined in Codeforces, a website of programming competition as a third Bangladeshi Red coder (Grand Master). She is the eldest of two children of the couple of Farid Ahmed Akhtar (Bengali: ফরিদ আহমেদ আখতার and Foujia Rahman (Bengali: ফৌজিয়া রহমান).

As part of the recruitment, she had to appear in 1 of the 4 online tests (Google APAC). In this test, some algorithm based problems were given from where the possible solution had to make. Once passed, the applicant had to appear in interview. Google had taken 4 interviews with a length of 45 minutes in each interview. She had attended and proved herself to secure her place in Google.

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Nusrat Ishtiaque Jahan Mim, an architect cum lecturer of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has been awarded for her innovative project on low-cost housing model design

Housing is a global need. Bangladesh as a country of home of 166,280,712 (July 2014 est.) people within just a land area of  143,998 Square KM., the need of housing remains immense challenge here. The reality is realized here in an invention of Nusrat Ishtiaque Jahan Mim, an architect cum lecturer of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Her brainchild, a project titled, ‘Adaptable Portable: Modular housing for urban poor, Dhaka, Bangladesh’ has won global recognition. She has been awarded for USD 15,000 for her innovative project which ranked 2nd in the Holcim -“Next Generation”, 2014 competition organized by Holcim International. The Holcim Awards competition in which ideas were sought for tomorrow in the “Next Generation” category for participants up to 30 years of age from Asia pacific countries. This is the first time when a Bangladeshi contestant was awarded in the category of Next Generation in International Holcim awards for sustainable construction competition, 2014.

The project, invented by Nusrat Jahan (Bengali: নুসরাত জাহান), is summarized as the following by the jury of the competition-
“…Taking on the challenge of how to house the urban poor, the project proposes a modular system of dwelling units for marginalized neighborhoods in the rapidly-growing city of Dhaka. The dwellings can easily adapt to the changing needs of their inhabitants and either grow or reduce according to the size of the family at a certain point in time. Moreover, the units can be dismantled when slum dwellers are evicted and reassembled in a new location. Made of bamboo and recycled materials, the dwelling’s modular components and panels are sufficiently light to be easily transported…”

About the project:
At the time of the research on housing in slum, Nusrat Jahan felt that the residents of slum should have houses of new type that will be built with some modules so that the modules can be transferred to somewhere if there is some kind of eviction anytime anywhere. The module of her project is designed in such a way that the user of the house can fix the south window in the east. The unit of the house can be extended by joining side-by–side (horizontally) or by joining in top and bottom (vertically) in the case of need for a family with many members. Emphasize has been given on common kitchen, bath house and toilet. Thus a community can be built gradually by arranging modules after modules. The full module has been developed with local indigenous materials like bamboo, wood etc. The full model should cost between BDT 19500 and BDT 23000.

Awards:
She has been awarded for her academic and professional achievement throughout her career and studies. The awards of her achievement are as the following-

  • ARCASIA Architectural Students’ Design Competition 2010- awarded 3rd prize among 14 entries of different countries of Asia.
  • Berger Best Portfolio Award 2010
  • Honorable mention in Design Charrette , national competition held at BRAC University  in 2009
  • 6th position on Idea category of Holcim Green Built Bangladesh Contest. (it was a group submission with  Prof . Shamim Ara Hasan (BUET) and Sajal Chowdhury (lecturer CUET).
  • “Girl In Excellence” award in 2006 given by Viqarunnisa Noon School and College Science Club
  • Award given by BSB foundation in 2006 for outstanding performance (GPA-5) in HSC examination -2006
  • Award given by Viqarunnisa Noon School and College for excellence in Academic result in HSC examination- 2006
  • “All-round Performance Award -2003” given by Viqarunnisa Noon School
  • Award given for outstanding performance (Golden GPA- 5) in SSC examination -2004 by Viqarunnisa Noon School
  • Award given by Rafiqul Islam Foundation for Golden GPA-5 in SSC
  • Academic Awards in different classes for securing merit positions.

The project:
1. http://www.holcimfoundation.org/Videos/Search
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ETVqu0nqvY8
3. http://www.holcimfoundation.org/Projects/adaptable-portable
4. http://src.holcimfoundation.org/dnl/3886ee58-0c87-470a-ac0f-637e2f9ae2eb/A14APng2BD_A4.pdf

Contact:
https://www.facebook.com/nusrat.jahan.961

Email:
nusrat.mim@gmail.com
otolantic20@yahoo.com

Reference:
1. www.holcimfoundation.org
2. http://www.banglasquare.com/Tamplate/news.php?news=JCk6N4ZX4l1z&&ac=science
3. https://sites.google.com/site/nusratjahan0601002/contact
4. https://sites.google.com/site/nusratjahan0601002/awards
5. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bg.html

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Rezaul Hassan, a visionary Bangladeshi national founded a multinational company with over 2300 Tele-communication companies as subscribers in 78 countries in all continents and over 80 millions of users worldwide.

Rezaul Hassan, a visionary Bangladeshi national founded a multinational company with over 2300 Tele-communication companies as subscribers in 78 countries in all continents and over 80 millions of users worldwide.

The statistics are no surprise for Bangladeshi own company. The name of the company is, yes, REVE systems. Mr. Rezaul Hassan is the founder and the group CEO of the organization. REVE Systems is IP-based communication industry produces software for cheap Tele-communication. In brief, this is a Telecommunication & Software Solution provider, has a wide assortment of products, ranging from backbone infrastructure to peripheral products, including middle-ware. The company today holds a leadership position in Mobile VoIP, Softswitch & Billing and Bandwidth Optimization solutions. REVE Systems is RED Herring’s 2012 Top 100 Global Winner and has also received many awards for its softswitch iTel Switch Plus, which includes 2012 NGN Leadership Award and 2011 Unified Communication Excellence Award.

The French word, REVE, means dream. The dream of Rezaul Hassan, REVE systems started its operation by 2003. Ajmat Iqbal, a fresh graduate of BUET in Computer science was taking care of the technical side by then. He is now serving as the CEO of the organization. Few days later, Momi Monjil was joined in software development and Raihan Hossain joined in marketing in 2005. They all made the concept and thinking of Rezaul Hassan. At present Momi Monjil is serving as Head – Software Development and Raihan Hossain as Head – Global Sales. Mr. Craig Span takes care of the sales activities of REVE Systems for the North American and South American region. He is a Political Science graduate from George Washington University, Washington, D.C; Craig has been actively working to develop strong customer relationships across the continents.

The first product of the company was billing software, Itel billing, was an automatic bill generator of VOIP telephone call. The team of REVE systems attended in a fair in Thailand through Bangladesh Computer Samiti. With their surprise, a visitor bought their software with cash payment. The team of REVE systems continued developing different products like Itel Mobiile, Call back dialer, PC dialer software. Few months earlier the team came up with a product in GSM mobile world congress in Berselona which can bring new dimension of tide in fixed phone business. With this VOIP call can be made from mobile, but the call will be through fixed phone; will cut the cost.

Rezaul Hassan is the son of a business person, A B M Hasan and housewife, Rabeya hasan. He is the second among 3 of his brothers. He had passed his SSC from Khilgaon Govt. high school in 1982. He had completed his HSC from Notre Dame College. Surprisingly he had completed his graduation in Agro science from Bangladesh agricultural university. Later he had completed his MBA degree from IBA of Dhaka University. In his early career he had switched his career to the field of information and technology from other job in 1998. He had joined in Prosika computer system as Chief executive officer. He had joined in Global network (now aamra network) as Chief executive officer. He organized this organization as specialized corporate internet service provider.

The head office of REVE systems is in Singapore. The main development of software is in Bangladesh and India. The REVE Systems has more offices in US, UK, Lebanon, Jordan and Pakistan.

The wife of Rezaul Hassan, Monnujan Nargis is a pharmacist, works along with him in his business. They joined to start a fashion house, La REVE in few years earlier.

REVE systems has attended in international information and technology fairs like Communication Asia, Gtex, Mobile congress in each year. Do you know the start of the company? The company was started from a garage of Khilgaon area of Dhaka with just 6 employees and the number of the employees of the company has grown up to 300 now.

Products of REVE systems:

  • iTel Mobile Dialer Express
  • iTel Mobile Call Through Dialer
  • iTel Mobile Hybrid Dialer
  • iTel Switch Plus
  • iTel Billing
  • iTel PC Dialer
  • iTel Byte Saver
  • iTel Mobile Top Up
  • iTel VAS

Awards of REVE systems:

  • INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for Exceptional IP Communications Solutions
  • REVE Systems wins Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Award for 2012
  • REVE Systems wins Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia Award for 2012
  • NGN Leadership Award for being a Global Technology Leader
  • Unified Communications Excellence Award for Outstanding Innovation
  • INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for Exceptional IP Communications Solutions
  • iTel Byte Saver has received 2010 Communications Solutions “Product of The Year” Award
  • iTel Mobile Dialer Express has received IP Telephony-2010 Excellence Award
  • iTel call back dialer receives TMC Labs 2010 award for Bringing Innovations to IP Industry

Address of REVE systems:
Corporate office
SINGAPORE: WCEGA Tower, 21 Bukit Batok Crescent, Unit 15- 84, Singapore 658065. Tele:+65 3157 5040, +65 6491 5550
Regional offices
BANGLADESH: Facilities Tower (11th & 12th Floor) Kha-199/2, Maddhya Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.Locate on
UK: 6 High Street, Hanslope, Milton Keynes, MK19 7LQ, United Kingdom.Phone+44 7918 600345
INDIA: F-12, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110 019, IndiaPhone +91 11 43046790, Tele: +91 11 40554791
USA:  744 South Street #56, Philadelphia, PA 19147, Phone+1 215 618 3570, Fax+1 215 618 3571
HONG KONG:  Boss Commercial Centre, Unit No 9-05, 28 Ferry Street Kowloon, Hong Kong

E-mail:
For Business Inquiry/Partnerships: info@revesoft.com
For After Sales Support: support@revesoft.com
For Sales Inquiry: sales@revesoft.com

Web site: http://www.revesoft.com/
Products: http://www.revesoft.com/pricing
Download: http://www.revesoft.com/get_download
Clients: http://www.revesoft.com/company/ourclients
FB: https://www.facebook.com/REVESystems

Rezaul Hassan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrezaul.hassan

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