Faculty Profile

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  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
    Room 608, Campus B,
    House # 719, Road 7/A @Satmasjid Road
    Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK

    MSc in Electronics and Information Technology, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

    BS in Computer Science, North South University, Bangladesh

Areas of Interest
Swarm Intelligence, Swarm Robotics, Multi-Agent Systems, Agent Based Modeling and Machine Learning

Sifat Momen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Overview

Dr. Sifat Momen is currently working as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). He is also the course coordinator of the department. Dr. Momen received his PhD in Computer Science from The University of Sheffield, UK. His PhD thesis was in the area of multi-agent and multi-robot systems with particular emphasis in designing effective task allocation mechanisms in groups of mobile agents. His PhD work was at the interface of biology and engineering and was strongly inspired by the behavior of social insects (e.g. ants and bees) that are well-known to exhibit self-organizing behaviour. He was involved as an RA (Research Associate) within the ANTLab of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK. Prior to his PhD, he completed MSc in Electronics and Information Technology from Sheffield Hallam University, UK in which he was awarded a distinction. After his MSc, he was involved within the Microsystems and Machine Vision Laboratory (now Known as Mobile Machine and Vision Laboratory) for some time wherein he carried out research work related to modelling and simulation of natural systems. Dr. Momen received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from North South University, Bangladesh. His current research interests include that of modelling and simulation of natural systems, swarm intelligence, swarm robotics and machine learning.

Research & Awards

Research Grant Received:

Aesthetic Evaluation of Bangla Handwriting Quality using Machine Learning Techniques

Funding Body: ICT Division, Ministry of ICT, Bangladesh

Year: 2016 - 2017

Poor Utilization of Road Networks and Variable Vehicular Speed: An Empirical and Modelling Study of the Factors to Traffic Congestion

Funding Body: ULAB Research Grant Committee
Year: 2013 - 2014

Scholarships:
PhD:

  • University of Sheffield Doctoral Studentship
  • University of Sheffield Excellence Exchange Scheme Award to undertake research at the University of Bristol

MSc:

  • School of Engineering Scholarship, Sheffield Hallam University


Others:
 Awarded the Vice-Chancellor's research scholarship for pursuing doctoral degree at the University of Ulster (but declined)

Publications

Journal Articles

Tasnim Sami, Nabeel Mohammed and Sifat Momen, Learning “initial feature weights” for CBIR using query augmentation, International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval, March 2016, Springer-Verlag (London), ISSN: 2192-6611 (print), ISSN: 2192-662X (online)

Sifat Momen and Kazi Tanjila Tabassum, Group Performance in a Swarm of Simulated Mobile Robots, ULAB Journal of Science and Engineering, vol. 6, no. 1, November 2015, pp: 25 – 31, ISSN: 2079-4398 (print), ISSN: 2414-102X(online)


Sifat Momen , Khaled Mahmud and Mahbubul Alam Joarder, Performance Analysis of Task Allocation Strategies in Groups of Mobile Agents, Journal of Electronics and Computer Science, volume 14, pp: 1- 7 (2013), ISSN: 1680-6743

Conference Proceedings

Rabiul Islam Jony, Nabeel Mohammed, Ahsan Habib, Sifat Momen, Rakibul Islam Rony, An Evaluation of Data Processing Solutions Considering Preprocessing and “Special” Features, 11th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems (SITIS-2015, IEEE), Bangkok, Thailand, pp: 224 – 231

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Farhan Quadir, Mahmudul Faisal Al Ameen, Sifat Momen, Visualization and Queuing Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Traffic Data, I7th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology – 2014 (ICCIT-2014, IEEE), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp: 223 – 228 (2014), ISBN: 978-1-4799-6287-7

Sifat Momen, Ant-Inspired Decentralised Task Allocation Strategy in groups of Mobile Agents, Complex Adaptive Systems Conference, Cihan H. Dagli (Editor in Chief), Procedia Computer Science, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Elsevier, Volume 20, pp: 169 – 176 (2013), ISSN: 1877-0509

Sifat Momen and Amanda J.C. Sharkey, Design and Analysis of a Decentralised Task Allocation Model for a Swarm of Simulated Mobile Robots, Amorphous Computing and Complex Biological Networks, Sheffield, UK, pp: 3 (2010)

Sifat Momen and Amanda J.C. Sharkey, From Ants to Robots: A Decentralised Task Allocation Model for A Swarm of Robots, In the proceedings of the Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium, Cyrille Bertelle, Gerard H.E. Duchamp and Rawan Ghnemat (Eds) at the AISB 2010 convention, Leicester, UK, pp: 3 – 11

Sifat Momen and Amanda J.C. Sharkey, Strategies of Division of Labour for Improving Task Efficiency in Multi-Robot Systems, IEEE World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NABIC-09), Coimbatore, India, pp: 672 – 677

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Sifat Momen and Amanda J.C. Sharkey, An Ant-like Task Allocation Model For A Swarm of Heterogeneous Robots, The 2nd Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium (SIAAS 2009), AISB 2009 convention, Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 – 9 April 2009, pp: 31 – 38

Sifat Momen, and Amanda J.C. Sharkey, An Ant-like Task Allocation Model For Heterogeneous Groups of Robots, IUSSI 2008: 4th European Meeting of the International Union for the study of Social Insects, La-Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium, pp: 117

Sifat Momen, Bala P. Amavasai, M.N.H. Siddique, Mixed Species Flocking for Heterogeneous Robotic Swarms, IEEE Eurocon 2007: The International Conference on Computer as a Tool, Warsaw, Poland pp: 2329 – 2336

Sifat Momen, R.G. Harris, Sharia Mausumi, Deepayan Bhowmik, Detection and Counting of Red Blood Cells and White Blood Cells through Image Processing, 9th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2006

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.