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  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Exeter

    MS in Theoretical Physics, University of Dhaka

    B.Sc. (Honours) in Physics, University of Dhaka

Areas of Interest
Lecturing and lesson preparation on Dynamical Systems

Abul Azad, PhD

Assistant Professor

Overview

Dr. Abul Kalam al Azad is an Assistant Professor of the department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). He received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from University of Exeter, UK.  Before joining as a faculty at CSE, Dr. Azad worked as BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Computing and Mathematics in the University of Plymouth, UK, in close collaboration with Xenopus Lab at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK. He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees in Theoretical Physics from University of Dhaka. 

Dr. Azad pursues a highly multidisciplinary research interest in the areas of neurodynamics, computational neuroscience, neuronal networks & connectomics, self-organized criticality, theoretical axonogenesis, and multiscale dynamical systems. During his doctoral research, he discovered a novel synchrony activity pattern in nervous systems involving much important bursting rhythms and explored its dynamical properties extensively.


Further in the post-doctoral research, he developed mathematical models and supporting computational software for neuronal growth & organization which culminated into a comprehensive reconstruction of the spinal cord of a baby frog for the first time, paving the way for a crucial virtual tool for both experimentalists and theoreticians to explore animal behaviour. The work has been recognized by prestigious F1000 scholars (http://f1000.com), who awarded the related publication as a ‘must read article’ status in biology and medical research. He is currently collaborating with his research partners at home and abroad in multiple projects. Dr. Azad has attended and contributed talks and presentations at many major conferences and workshops in UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany. Besides, Dr. Azad enjoys teaching, and has had modest experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students at home and abroad.

Research & Awards

Exeter Research Scholarships, 2006-TEST

Maintenance Award from College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, 2006

Travel Award, Mathematical Neuroscience, Montréal, Canada, 2007

British Council/ DAAD Corporation Grant between Exeter, Cologne University & Plymouth Universities, 2007-09
   
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Xenopus Tadpole Project, 2009-12
   
Travel Award, Organization for Computational Neurosciences (OCNS), 2011
   
Travel Award, Equidiff, Loughborough, 2011
   
Travel Award, 2nd UK Neuroinfomatics Node Congress, Edinburgh, 2011

Publications

Books

Strohschänk, Johannes, William G. Thiel, and Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies (University of Wisconsin--Madison). The Wisconsin Office of Emigration, 1852-1855, and Its Impact on German Immigration to the State. Madison, WI: Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, 2005.

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Abstract:

Understanding the mechanisms underlying the self-assembly and organization of functional neuronal networks is a crucial problem confronting both experimental and theoretical neuroscience alike. Early in development, functional neuronal networks self-assemble with astonishing rapidity. It is, therefore, imperative to investigate and understand how far simple basic mechanisms can allow primary functioning neuronal circuits to develop.

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Distribution of these guidance molecules along the spinal cord set up a gradient field which steer the axons in appropriate locations and thus ensure formation of proper connections. We grow axons of spinal neurons and generate synaptic connections similar.

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guidance molecules along the spinal cord set up a gradient field which steer the axons in appropriate locations and thus ensure formation of proper connections.

Chapters

Exeter Research Scholarships, 2006

Maintenance Award from College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, 2006

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Exeter Research Scholarships, 2006

Maintenance Award from College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, 2006

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Newspaper & Magazines

Exeter Research Scholarships, 2006

Maintenance Award from College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, 2006

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Exeter Research Scholarships, 2006

Maintenance Award from College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, 2006

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Creative Works

Distribution of these guidance molecules along the spinal cord set up a gradient field which steer the axons in appropriate locations and thus ensure formation of proper connections. We grow axons of spinal neurons and generate synaptic connections similar.

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.