Faculty Profile

  • PhD in Energy and Risk Science from Ibaraki University, Japan 
    MSS in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
    BSS in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Areas of Interest
Communication, ICT in Development, Social Media and Youth, Social Simulation, Media Ethics

Sarkar Barbaq Quarmal, PhD

Assistant Professor

Overview

He has three years’ experience of teaching Communication, Journalism, New Media and Advertising courses at Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) department of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). In addition, he is responsible for the coordination of the Masters in Communication (MSJ Graduate Program). He is a Member of MSJ Department’s Self-Assessment Committee, Convener of MSJ Curriculum Review Committee, Assistant Editor of ICT for the Development Working Paper Series (a peer reviewed journal published by ULAB and BIID), Advisor of ULAB TV (ULAB’s campus television), and Advising Editor of Cinepedia (a publication of MSJ Apprenticeship program Cinemascope).
He started his professional career as a broadcast journalist. I worked for RTV, one of the most highly reputed TV channels in Bangladesh. He worked as a Researcher at Ibaraki University, Japan, before joining ULAB.

Awards:
Ibaraki University Scholarship for International Students (2009 – 10)
Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) Scholarship (2011)

Creative Works:
“দূরত্ব” Distance (Film- Documentary, 2015)
“ফেরা” Reincarnation (Film- Short Fiction, 2014)

Research & Awards

Current Projects:

Selling Tobacco to the Bangladeshi Youth: Communication Strategies to Attract in Addictive Smoking (With Ms. Marium Akther, Assistant Professor, MSJ and Prof. Jude William R. Genilo, HoD, MSJ), Funded under the ULAB Research Grant.

Recent Conferences:
Invited to International Symposium on ICT for Environmental Sustainability, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 10 – 12 August, 2016
Invited speaker at International Symposium on ICT for Environmental Sustainability, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 23 – 25 June, 2014
Invited speaker and trainer at Workshop on KISSEL (Knowledge Integration Server System for E-Learning), University of Natural Science, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October, 2012

Publications

Journal Articles

Quarmal, S. B., Itaba, M., Minato, A, and Ozawa, S. (2012). Study of Decision Making Process using Psychology-Oriented Artificial Society Model, Part 1: Proposal of Mathematical Formulation for Computer Simulations of Psychology. Canadian Journal on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Patt

Quarmal, S. B., Kamal, M. K., Afroj, S., Warnajith N., Amin, M. R., Itaba, M., Minato, A, and Ozawa, S. (2012). Study of decision making process using psychology-oriented artificial society model, Part 2: Analysis of decision making process in Bangladesh regarding the acceptance of nuclear power pla

Quarmal, S. B., Ozawa, S. (2013). Acceptance of ICT-Enabled Services among Bangladeshi Farmers. ICT for Development Working Paper Series, 3(2), 20-40.

Quarmal, S. B., and Osmani, M. H., (2015) Role of Social Media in Shaping Communication Behavior of Urban Youth, ICT for Development Working Paper Series, 5 (2)

Conference Proceedings

Quarmal, S. B., and Osmani, M. H., (2016) Role of Social Media in Shaping Communication Behavior of Urban Youth in Bangladesh, Proceedings of International Symposium on ICT for Environmental Sustainability, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 10 – 12 August (pp. 9)

Quarmal, S. B., and Ozawa, S. (2014). Acceptance of ICT-Enabled Services among Bangladeshi Farmers, Proceedings of International Symposium on ICT for Environmental Sustainability, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 23 – 25 June (pp. 76; http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/6638) 

Quarmal, S. B., Kamal, M. K., Itaba, M., Minato, A, and Ozawa, S. (2012). Study of Social Decision Making Process Aided by Artificial Society Model, Proceedings of International Seminar on Sustainability Science & ICT, Hitachi, Japan, 26-28 March (available at: http://kissel1.base.ibaraki.ac.jp/isss

Quarmal, S. B., Kamal, M. K., Itaba, M., Minato, A., and Ozawa, S. (2011). Computational model of Social Decision Making process, Proceedings of 7th International Students’ Conference at Ibaraki University, Ami, Japan, 03-04 December

Quarmal, S. B., Dassanayake, G., Patu, V., Joarder M., M., A., Itaba, M., Minato, A., and Ozawa, S. (2009). Use of ICT for Disaster Risk Management Education in Rural Bangladesh: An Approach to Bridge the Technological Gap, Proceedings of the 5th International Students’ Conference at Ibaraki Univers

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