Areas of Interest
Research experiences and interests of Dr. Rahman cover the challenging issues of modeling, processing, and computational techniques of visual and multimedia signals such as image, video and audio in the area of intelligent transportation system, biometric security system, cognitive science, stereo vision, biomedical visualization, human computer interaction, geosciences (e.g., SAR), genetics (e.g., cDNA microarray), astronomy, surveillance and communication systems.
Dr. Rahman has a strong record of research in his area that includes contribution to 40 publications in refereed journals and proceedings of international conferences. Among his publications 16 papers appear in the reputed ISI-indexed journals in his area such as IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I, and the journals of Elsevier (Pattern Recognition, Expert Systems with Applications, Signal Processing, Journal of Visual communication and Image Representation), IET, and Springer. His research articles have been published in proceedings or accepted to be presented in 24 peer reviewed international conferences held throughout the continents such as in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He was and has been with more than 15 international conferences in different capacities such as coordinator, convener, and member of technical and organizing committees, session chair, reviewer, and presenter. He received several prestigious international awards including the 2009 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from NSERC of Canada, 2010 Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award from Concordia University, 2015 Sydney R. Parker Best Paper Award from the journal Circuits Systems, and Signal Processing, Springer, and similar awards from conferences including the ISI-RSC 2014, Malaysia and CSNDSP 2002, UK during his academic career. A number of instances, he has been invited to deliver technical talks, seminars, tutorials, and lectures in internationally reputed scholastic gatherings in home and abroad. He has also been involved in various kinds of consultancy services in the public and private sectors of Bangladesh.
Best Student Paper Award: Travel Grant, the 3rd International Symposium on Communication System, Network and Digital Signal Processing, Staffordshire, UK (Jul. 2002).
S. M. Mahbubur Rahman and Md. Kamrul Hasan, ''Wavelet-domain iterative center weighted median filter for image denoising,'' Signal Processing, Elsevier Science Publishers, vol. 83, no. 5, pp. 1001-1012, May 2003.
S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, M. Omair Ahmad, and M. N. S. Swamy, ''Video denoising based on inter-frame statistical modeling of the wavelet coefficients,'' IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 187-198, Feb. 2007.
S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, M. Omair Ahmad, and M. N. S. Swamy, ''Statistics of 2D DT-CWT coefficients for Gaussian distributed signal,'' IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 2013-2025, Aug. 2008.
S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, M. Omair Ahmad, and M. N. S. Swamy, ''A new statistical detector for DWT-based additive image watermarking using the Gauss-Hermite expansion,'' IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 1782-1796, Aug. 2009.
S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, M. Omair Ahmad, and M. N. S. Swamy, ''Contrast-based fusion of noisy images using discrete wavelet transform,'' IET Image Processing, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 374-384, May 2010.
Sanjit Roy, Tamanna Howlader, and S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, ''Image fusion technique using multivariate statistical model for wavelet coefficients,'' Signal Image and Video Processing, Springer, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 355-365, Mar. 2013.
Md Mushfiqul Alam, Tamanna Howlader, and S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, ''Entropy-based image registration method using the curvelet transform,'' Signal Image and Video Processing, Springer, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 491-505, Mar. 2014.
Fatema Tuz Jhohura, Tamanna Howlader, and S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, ''Bayesian fusion of ensemble of multifocused noisy images,'' Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing, Springer, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 2287-2308, Jul. 2015. (Winner of 2015 Sydney R. Parker Best Paper Award in Signal Processing)
S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, and Quazi Deen Mohd Khosru, “ICECE: A recurrent international research festival for electrical and computer engineering,” The Guardian, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 51-53, Jun. 2015.
Sudipto Paul, Nurani Saoda, S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, Dimitrios Hatzinakos, "Mutual information-based selection of audiovisual features to predict instantaneous emotional state," accepted to be presented in 19th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 2016.
Tashrif Billah, S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, "Tracking-based detection of driving distraction from vehicular interior video," in Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance, vol. W, pp. 23-28, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, Aug. 2016.
Md. Azim Ullah, S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, ''Low-complexity non-rigid image registration using feature-based diffeomorphic log-Demons,'' presented in 1st IAPR International Conference on Computer Vision and Image Processing, Roorkee, India, Feb. 2016 (to appear in LNCS, Springer). http://www.iitr.ac.in
Abdullah Al Masum, Mahady Hasan Rafy, S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, ''Video-based affinity group detection using trajectories of multiple subjects,'' in Proceedings 8th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. 120-123, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 2014.
Syed Shahnewaz Ali, Tamanna Howlader, S. M. Mahbubur Rahman, ''Quadratic discriminant classifier for moment-based face recognition,'' in Proceedings of ISI Regional Statistical Conference, pp. 1-12,& Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 2014. (Winner of Best Paper Award - First Prize)