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  • PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland State University, Oregon, USA 

    MSc: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland State University, Oregon, USA 

    BSc: Electrical System Network Engineering, Moscow Technical University (Moscow Power Institute), Moscow, Russia

Areas of Interest
Quantum computer and Quantum algorithms, Natural Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Social Computing, Human Computer Interaction.

Prof. Sazzad Hossain, PhD

Professor & Head, Computer Science and Engineering


Prof.Sazzad Hossain, has been working as Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh since December 2009. I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Portland State University, Oregon, USA. My doctoral dissertation in Quantum Computing takes background and ideas from several fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, computer engineering and biology. I completed my Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same university in USA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical System Network Engineering from Moscow Technical University (Popularly known as Moscow Power Institute), Moscow, Russia. Dr. Sazzad taught several advanced courses, such as Introduction to Quantum Computing, VLSI Design, Artificial Intelligence and Human Robot Interaction. He also lent his teaching and research experiences in many universities and institutes as a visiting faculty/researcher/guest speaker. His research interest includes Quantum computer, quantum algorithms, quantum entanglement, de-coherence, natural computing, fault-tolerant computing, theoretical computer science, Nano Technology, Low Power VLSI Design, Reversible logic, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligent, Robotics, Human Robot interaction, Renewable Energy, Solar PV Cell. His work is motivated by the belief in Darwinian Evolution, how the Darwinian Evolution evolved from some earlier evolution which could be only chemical and physical? Did Darwinian Evolution exist before the first living cell arrived? Can something be created from nothing? Therefore he believes that Darwinian Evolution results from Quantum Mechanical Evolution and may be other evolutions (chemical, physical) that were created in between. It is found in Nature that the structure of all organisms has been designed to provide the capability of solving a multitude of complex problems for both survival and growth, through instinctual, experiential, and intellectual means. Over the millennia, it is these capabilities that have proven an effective method of sustaining the existence and the propagation of natural organisms. Even as environmental conditions change, it is the continuous adaptation process of natural organisms adjusting to their environment, through evolutionary processes, which sustains life. Nature itself has proven its development of robust system design. Based on his research findings over 15 papers have been published in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. He is the author of a book named “Programming in C”. He currently supervises a doctoral student from Open University of Malaysia, Malaysia. He is also Adviser to ULAB IT Division.

Research & Awards

Name of project: A Holistic Mitigation Approach to Arsenic Contamination Via Sensing, Communication and Collaboration

Positions held: Chief Investigator

Year: September 2013 - continuing

Main project features:

  • Usage of tube-wells instead of surface water have been increased for the last five decades
  • Lack of awareness and literacy regarding impacts of arsenic among the rural people
  • Replacement of tube-wells as drinking water source is yet to be sorted out
  • Current detection system are not able to provide real-time information for monitoring arsenic of all tube-wells within a specific area simultaneously


Name of project: Poor Utilization of Road Networks & Variable Vehicular Speeds: An Empirical and Modelling Study of the Factors to Traffic Congestion

Positions held: Investigator

Year: November 2013- December 2014

Portland State University/International Islamic University Chittagong

CAD Tools for Quantum Computer: Systematically design logic synthesis tools for Quantum Computers.Investigate the Automated tools for Quantum Layout.

Model for Human-Robot Interaction This work aims to investigate the factors of human-robot interaction necessary for social interaction between robots and people. At particular focus are technologies enabling the development of robotic personal assistants.


Professional Awards:

International Islamic University Chittagong PhD Fellowship (2005 – 2008)

Moscow Technical University Undergraduate Scholarship (1991 – 19994)



S.Hossain, M.Q. Maula, M.M. Jahangir., “ Programming in C – Basic, Advanced & Graphics Programming”, Popular Books, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh, August 2003, ISBN: 984-32-0694-0

Journal Articles

N. Giesecke, S. Hossain, D. H. Kim and M. Perkowski, “Search for Universal Ternary Quantum Gate Sets with Exact Minimum Costs,” Embedded Software Design (Journal of System Architecture),The EUROMICRO Journal, 2009.

S. Hossain., M. Islam, R. Bashar and Alamgir “Logical Reversibility Based on Reversible Computing Technology” Asian Journal of Information Technology, Volume 3 Number 4, 2004, pp. 241-244, ISSN: 1638-8831

M.N., Seddiqui , S. Hossain and M.R. Bashar. “ Bangla Spell Checker Considering Relative Disposition of Characters And Phonetic Similarity” Asian Journal of Information Technology, Volume 2 Number 4, 2003, pp. 310-317, ISSN: 1638-8831

Newspaper & Magazines

S. Hossain, “Future Computing”, Advanced Computing, Portland State University, August 2007

S. Hossain, “Reversible Cellular Automata”, Advanced Computing, Portland State University,  July/August 2006.

S. Hossain, “Humanoid Robots” Technical Report, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Portland State University, December 2006.

S. Hossain, “NP-NP, NPN Classification for Logic synthesis in Quantum Computer”, Final Report for Quantum Research Group, August 2005.

Courses Taught

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.