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First Call 2023

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date
1 Rural Entrepreneurs Willingness to Use Renewable Energy Technologies towards Environmental Sustainability
Mr. Ahmed Imran Kabir
Lecturer, School of Business and Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Mr. Mohammad Rashed Hasan Polas
Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Sonargaon University (SU)
2. Prof. Dr. Abu Saleh Md. Sohel-Uz-Zaman
Professor, School of Business and Economics (SoBE), United International University (UIU)
3. Mr. Ridoan Karim
Lecturer, Department of Business Law & Taxation, School of Business, Monash University
12 months 464,997.00 21 September 2023
2 Bengali Muslim Cuisine: An Exploration of the Essential Features of Food Preferences of Dhaka City Residence
Mr. Muhammad Rehan Masoom
Assistant Professor, School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Prof. Dr. A I Mahbub Uddin Ahmed 
Supernumerary Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka (DU)
2. Mr. Abul Kalam Azad
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts & Social Science, Bangladesh University Of Professionals (BUP)
24 months 499,500.00 21 September 2023
3 The Impact of service quality on passengers’ satisfaction towards national airlines: Perspective from Bangladesh Biman Airlines

Mr. Mahmud Habib Zaman

Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing & International Business

School of Business and Economics

North South University (NSU)

1. Prof. Dr. Abu Saleh Md. Sohel-Uz-Zaman
Professor, School of Business & Economics, United International University (UIU)
[Project Coordinator]

2. Dr. Md. Wahidul Habib
Adviser, Angan Properties Ltd.

3. Mr.  Mashkur Habib Zaman Proprietor, Mzee Services Inc.
12 months 420,000.00 21 September 2023
4 Uncertainties and Innovation led clean energy transition in Developing Nations: An Empirical Assessment

Dr. Md. Qamruzzaman

Associate Professor, School of Business and Economics (SoBE)

United International University (UIU)

18 months 490,000.00 21 September 2023
5 The Relationship Between Social Capital and Job Satisfaction in an Organization: A Study Proposal
Ms. Nasrin Akter
Assistant Professor, School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Mr. Muhammad Rehan Masoom Assistant Professor, School of Business & Economics, United International University (UIU)

2. Md. Kazimul Hoque
Assistant Professor, School of Business & Economics, United International University (UIU)
24 months 498,000.00 25 September 2023
Science and Engineering
1 Development of a Bengali document layout analysis system in the newspaper domain
Prof. Dr. Swakkhar Shatabda
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Mr. Asif Shahriyar Sushmit
Coordinator, Bengali.AI

2. Dr. Farig Yousuf Sadeque
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BRAC University
12 months 495,000.00 21 September 2023
2 Identification of Genetic Markers in Predicting Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Bangladesh
Dr. Md. Siddiqul Islam
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Pharmacy, SouthEast University (SEU)
1. Dr. Tahmina Foyez
Head & Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy, United International University (UIU)
[Project Coordinator]

2. Prof. Dr. Abu Syed Md. Mosaddek
Professor and Head
Department of Pharmacology
Uttara Adhunik Medical College
3. Ms. Yesmin Begum
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy, SouthEast University (SEU)
12 months 500,000.00 21 September 2023
Multidisciplinary
1 Teacher's Perspective on Factors Affecting Quality Social Science Education through Online Classes in Private Higher Education Institutes: A comparative Study between Oman and Bangladesh
Ms. Tanzila Amir
Lecturer
Department of Economics, United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Mohammad Ali Ashraf
Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, Sohar University, Oman
12 months 450,000.00 15 July 2023

Second Call 2022

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date
1 Entrepreneurship Intention among University Students in Bangladesh: Mediating Role of Business Education
Dr. Mehe Zebunnesa Rahman
Associate Professor
School of Business and Economics (SBE)
North South University (NSU)
1. Dr. Md. Qamruzzaman
Associate Professor, School of Business and Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
[Project Coordinator]

2. Dr. Farhana Ferdousi
Assistant Professor
Southeast Business School & Director, Institute of Research & Training
Southeast University
12 months 490,000.00 16 August 2023
Science and Engineering
1 Reinforcement Learning-Based Control For Vehicular Safety Applications
Dr. Lamia Iftekhar
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North South University (NSU)
1. Md. Saddam Hossain Mukta
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dept. of CSE
United International University
[Project Coordinator]

2. Ms. Maliha Tasmiah Noushin Lecture, Mathematics, Institute of Natural Sciences (INS)
United International University (UIU)

3. Ms. Silvia Ahmed
Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
North South University (NSU)
15 months 500,000.00 April 01, 2023
2 Quantitative evaluation of spatial and temporal urban scale air quality using satellite images and verification by on-ground air quality sensor monitoring
Prof. Dr. Afzal Ahmed
Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, United International University (UIU)
Dr. Md. Shakhaoat Hossain
Associate Professor & Head
Air Pollution, Climate Change and Health (ACH) Lab, Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangirnagar University
12 months 498,000.00 February 28, 2023
3 Assessment of motor cycle ride-hailing services using advanced statistical modelling
Prof. Dr. Farzana Rahman
Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, United International University (UIU)
Prof. Dr. Mohammed Quddus
Chair in Intelligent Transport Systems Centre for Transport Studies,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
12 months 499,500.00 March 01, 2023
4 Training Sets vs Training Subsets: Another Method to Reduce Overfitting?
Mr. Md. Mohaiminul Islam
Lecturer, Department of CSE
United International University (UIU)
Mr. Md. Saiful Bari Siddiqui
Lecturer
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, BRAC University
14 months 490,000.00 February 16, 2023
5 Design and development of an automated symptom checker for classifying OTC drug or doctor referral to promote rational use of medicine in Bangladesh
Mr. Irtesam Mahmud Khan
Lecturer, Dept. of CSE
United International University (UIU)
1. Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun
Professor
Dept. of CSE
United International University (UIU)
2. Dr. Farhana Sarker
Co-Founder
CMED Health Ltd. 
3. Dr. A. K. M. Nazmul Islam
Head of Medical Services & Business Development
CMED Health Ltd.
12 months 500,000.00 March 01, 2023
6 Effectiveness of Personalized and Hybrid Math Anxiety Intervention Technique (PAHMAIT) for Primary & Secondary Level Students of Bangladesh: An Experimental Approach
Dr. Suman Ahmmed
Assistant Professor
Department of CSE, United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Jashodhan Saha
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Natural Science (INS), United International University (UIU)
2. Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun
Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), United International University (UIU)
3. Dr. Sajani Islam Snigdha
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics', Shaheed Suhrawardi Medical College, Dhaka
24 months 1,495,000.00 July 01, 2023
7 AIMS TALK: The Smart Receptionist and Customer Support System for Better Reception Service and Customer Satisfaction
Ms. Rubaiya Rahtin Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of CSE
United International University
1. Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun
Professor, Department of CSE
United International University
2. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nurul Huda Professor, Department of CSE
United International University
3. Dr. Nabeel Mohammed
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
North South University (NSU)
4. Dr. Farhana Sarker
Co-Founder, CMED Health Ltd.
36 months 2,500,000.00 01 June, 2023
8 Pooling the complex survey data across the 92 lower and middle-income countries: A study on antibiotic usage in under-five children

Prof. Dr. Md. Jamal Uddin

Professor, Department of Statistics

School of Physical Sciences

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)

1. Prof. Dr. Hasin Anupama Azhari
Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences (INS)
United International University (UIU)

[Project Coordinator]
12 months 430,000.00 July 01, 2023

First Call 2022

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date
1 Financial Innovation for SMEs/Start-up Financing: Evidence from Bangladesh
Dr. Md. Qamruzzaman
Associate Professor, 
School of Business and Economics, United International University
Dr. Rajnish Kler
Associate Professor
Department Of Commerce, Motilal Nehru College , University of Delhi, New Delhi
12 months 499000 01 June 2022
2 Government Debt and Government Spending: Reduction or Acceleration of Poverty
Prof. Dr. Salma Karim
Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University
1. Dr.  Md. Qamruzzaman
Associate Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University

2. Ms. Ishrat Jahan
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University
12 months 499000 01 June 2022
3 Restructuring the Vegetable Supply Chain of Bangladesh: Role of Modern Distribution Networks
Ms. Piana Monsur Mindia
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University
1. Prof. Dr. Farid A Sobhani
Professor
School of Business & Economics, United International University

2. Dr. Md. Arifur Rahman
Chairman
Department of Management Studies, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka – 1216, Bangladesh
12 months 498000 01 July 2022
4 Halal Tourism: An Emerging Era for Bangladesh Tourism
Ms. Yeasmin Islam
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University
1. Ms. Nusrat Farzana
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University

2.  Ms. Piana Monsur Mindia
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University

3. Dr. Md. Quamruzzaman
Associate Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University
12 months 645,075 01 July 2022
5 Exploring Organizational Resilience Practices of MSMEs in Bangladesh during COVID-19
Mr. Jakowan
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics
United International University
1. Dr. Mesbahuddin Chowdhury
Senior Lecturer of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
UC Business School University of Canterbury

2. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ismail Hossain
Professor
Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Studies
University of Dhaka

3. Prof. Dr. Farid A Sobhani
Professor & Director - MBA, EMBA & MIHRM Programs
United International University 
24 months 999900 03 July 2022
6 Microfinance Institutions' Productivity: Analysis of Financial Capital, Risk and ESG Performance from Global and Bangladesh Perspectives (Collaborative project between ULAB & UIU)
Dr. Shamsuddin Ahamad 
Assistant Professor
School of Business, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
1. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasanur Raihan Joarder Professor, School of Business and Economics, United International University (UIU) (Project Coordinator)

2. Dr. Hamdan Amer Ali Al-Jaifi
Associate Professor of Finance,
Director of Centre for Industrial Revolution and Innovation (CIRI) & Deputy Director of Digital Economy and Business Transformation Impact Lab at Taylor’s University

3. Dr. Kizito Uyi Ehigiamusoe
Assistant Professor
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton Malaysia

4. Dr. Abul Bashar Bhuiyan
Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Selangor (Unisel), Malaysia 

5. Dr. Farah Aida Binti Ahmad Nadzri
Coordinator (Research & Innovation), Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
24 months 708,624.00 01 January 2023
Science and Engineering
7 In-field data driven PV soiling rates and techno-economic analysis: A look into utility-scale PV installation in Bangladesh
Mr. Mohammad Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury
Director
Centre for Energy Research & Assistant Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Dept., United International University
1. Dr. M. Ryyan Khan
Associate Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, East West University

2. Dr. Redwan N. Sajjad
Assistant Professor
Department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
16 months 498,000.00 11 June 2022
8 Generating Bangla Sign Alphabet Dataset using Depth Information
Mr. Md. Mumtahin Habib Ullah Mazumder
Lecturer
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Dr. Md. Saddam Hossain Mukta
Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University 

2. Dr. Hasan Mahmud
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Islamic University of Technology (IUT)

3. Prof. Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan
Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Islamic University of Technology (IUT)

4. Mr. S. M. Rayeed
Student, Islamic University of Technology (IUT)
12 months 475,000.00 01 June 2022
9 Detection of Common Visual Disorders from Low Resolution Fundus Images
Dr. Md. Saddam Hossain Mukta
Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Dr. Sami Azam
Senior Lecturer 
Information Technology, Charles Darwin University, Australia

2. Mr. Md. Rafi Ur Rashid
Lecturer
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
12 months 353,600.00 01 July 2022
10 Predicting Users' Self-efficacy from Facebook Statuses and Profile Photos
Dr. Md. Saddam Hossain Mukta
Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam
Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
12 months 495,000.00 01 July 2022
11 Design and Development of Internet of Things (IoT) Based Smart Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) System (Collaborative project between Nodes Digital Ltd. & UIU)
Dr. Saad Hasan
Associate Professor
School of Business and Economics, United International University
1. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Badruddozza Mia 
Professor, School of Business and Economics, United International University

2. Dr. Mohammad Rashedul Hoque
Director, Nodes Digital Ltd.

3. Dr. M. Tanseer Ali
Consultant, R&D (System Design and Engineering),  Nodes Digital Ltd.
8 months 499,600.00 01 July 2022
12 Correlation search between "radiomic features" and lung tumors: stage, therapeutic success, survival time
Prof. Dr. Hasin Anupama Azhari
Professor
Centre for Biomedical Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Prof. Dr. Golam Abu Zakaria
Professor, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

2. Prof. Dr. Thomas Schrader
Professor of Department of Computer Science and Media, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences
15 months 498,000.00 01 November 2022
13 Screening flavonoids for necroptosis inhibitors using machine learning and molecular dynamics simulations (Collaborative project between NSU & UIU)
Dr. Asim Kumar Bepari
Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences North South University (NSU)
1. Prof. Dr. Swakkhar Shatabda
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University (UIU)
(Project Coordinator)

2. Prof. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
North South University (NSU)
11 months 496,158.00 05 July 2022
14 Cervical Cancer Screening and Survey Using the
Prof. Dr. Hasan Mahmud Reza
Professor & Dean
SHLS, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences North South University (NSU)
Prof. Dr. Hasin Anupama Azhari
Director, Centre for Biomedical Science and Engineering
United International University (UIU)

(Project Coordinator)
10 months 499,530.00 01 November 2022
15 AIMScribe: Automated and Intelligent Medical Scriber for Doctor-Patient Conversation
Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah -Al-Mamun
Professor
School of Science and Engineering (SoSE), United International University (UIU) & Director - AIMS Lab
1. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nurul Huda
Professor
School of Science and Engineering (SoSE), & Director - MSCSE Program, United International University (UIU)

2. Dr. Nabeel Mohammed
Associate Professor
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences North South University (NSU)

3. Dr. Iman Dehzangi
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University-Camden

4. Dr. Shariful Islam
Professor
Faculty of Health, School of Exercise and
Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University

5. Dr. Ravi Vaidyanathan
Reader in Bio-Mechatronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London

6. Dr. Farhana Sarker
Co-Founder & Managing Director CMED Health Ltd.

7. Dr. A. K. M. Nazmul Islam
Head of Medical Services & Business Development
CMED Health Ltd.

8. Shehan Irteza Pranto
Research Engineer, Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab),
United International University
36 months 2,500,000.00 16 August 2022
16 Cleaning intervention strategies under practical environmental and logistical scenarios to maximize revenue of soiling affected solar panel arrays

Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan

Professor

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, United International University (UIU)

1. Dr. M. Ryyan Khan
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, East West University (EWU)

2. Dr. Redwan N. Sajjad
Assistant Professor
Department of Glass and Ceramic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

36 months 1,904,000.00 16 July 2022
17 Feasibility study of the effectiveness of AR technology in assisting children with autism spectrum disorder for literacy (Collaborative project between ULAB & UIU)
Dr. Abul Barkat Mollah Sayeed Ud Doulah
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
1. Dr. Nipa Roy
Associate Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences
United International University (UIU)
(Project Coordinator)

2. Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun
Founder and Director, AIMS Lab, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
United International University (UIU)

3. Dr. Abul Kalam al Azad
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

4. Dr. Mirza Rasheduzzaman
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

5. Dr. Farhana Sarker
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

6. Dr. Md Anwar Ullah
Managing Director of Neuro-Developmental Disability Protection Trust under the Ministry of Social Welfare (NDDPT)
12 months 495,956.00 21 August 2022
18 Teledentistry: Smart Tool for Screening, Consultation, Management and Referral of Oral Health Related Problems (Collaborative project between ULAB & UIU)
Dr. Farhana Sarker
Assistant Professor and CSE Program Coordinator, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
1. Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun
Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) & Director - AIMS Lab
United International University (UIU)
(Project Coordinator)

2. Dr. A F M Sarwar
Centre for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) & Department of Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS)

3. Dr. Md. Salim Uddin
Lecturer, Dept. of Paedodontics and Dental Public Health
Chittagong Medical College

4. Dr. Towhida Ahsan
Public Health Specialist & Research Associate,AIMS Lab
United International University
24 months 1,496,000.00 01 September 2022
19 A Real-Time Approach to Identify Psychological Problems Unobtrusively Through Explainable Machine Learning Model
Dr. Nova Ahmed
Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North South University (NSU)
Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam
Professor and Head
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
United International University (UIU)
(Project Coordinator)
12 months 499,500.00 11 September 2022
Multidisciplinary
20 Environmental changes and impacts on economy, health and well-being in urban areas of Bangladesh: Challenges and opportunities for improvement
Mr. Mohammad Amzad Hossain
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics
United International University
1. Dr. Ronju Ahammad
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Forest Economics Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

2. Mr. Maruf Rahman Maxim
Casual Lecturer
Charles Darwin University, Australia

3. Mr. Abu Sadat Muhammad Ashif
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration
East West University
18 months 890,000.00 01 August 2022
21 Trophic Transfer of Heavy Metals in the Food Web of the Sundarbans Mangrove Ecosystem: Occurrence, Impact, and Risk Assessment (Collaborative project between PI & UIU)
Mr. Mir Mohammad Ali
Assistant Professor 
Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Science
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
1. Prof. Dr. Hamidul Huq
Dean - School of Humanities & Social Sciences and Director - Institute of Development Studies & Sustainability United International University
(Project Coordinator)

2. Prof. Dr. Md. Saiful Islam
Chairman, Department of Soil Science
Patuakhali Science and Technology University

3. Dr. Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam 
Associate Professor & Head
Department of Disaster Management, Begum Rokeya University

4. Dr. Shantanu Kumar Saha
Assistant Professor
Department of Environment and Development Studies
United International University
12 months 400,000.00 01 July 2022

Second Call 2021

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date
1 Understanding Perception of Fintech Amongst Different Clusters of Financially Vulnerable Customers in Bangladesh: A Multidimensional Scaling Study [Collaborative Project between UIU and NSU]
Dr. Khandker Md Nahin Mamun
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Economics, North South University
1. Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury  
Dean
School of Business & Economics, North South University

2. Prof. Dr. Md. Mohan Uddin
Professor
School of Business & Economics, United International University
[Project Coordinator]
12 Months 500,000.00 1 January, 2022
2 How do Competition and Ownership Structure Affect Risk-taking Behavior of Banks? Evidence from Emerging Countries
Mr. Ziaul Karim
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics, United International University
1. Dr. Syed Moudud-Ul-Huq
Associate Professor & Dean
Faculty of Business Studies, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail 
 
2. Prof. Dr. F. A. Sobhani
Professor
School of Business & Economics, United International University 

3 Mrs. Zinnatun Nesa 
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics, United International University
12 Months 492,000.00 1 January, 2022
Science and Engineering
3 Development of Deep Learning based Bangla Spell and Grammar Checker
Mr. Nahid Hossain
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam  
Professor &Head
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University

2. Prof. Dr. Swakkhar Shatabda 
Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
12 Months 499,000.00 1 January, 2022
4 Semantic Biomedical Image Segmentation Using Attention Mechanism Driven Modified U-Net Based on Deep CNN
Mr. Md. Rayhan Ahmed
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Prof. Dr. A. K. M. Muzahidul Islam 
Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University

2. Prof. Dr. Swakkhar Shatabda 
Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University

3. Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam
Professor & Head
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
12 Months 499,990.00 1 January, 2022
5 Development of Neoteric Tiny-ML based Energy Efficient, Light Weight Machine Learning Algorithm for IoT Enabled Water Quality Monitored Bio-Floc System
Prof. Dr. Khawza I. Ahmed
Professor & Director
Center for International Affairs and Cooperation, United International University 
1. Mr. GMA Ehsan Ur Rahman 
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, United International University
 
2. Dr. Md. Shaheb Ali PK 
Senior Lecturer
Department of Fisheries EXIM Bank Agricultural University Bangladesh, Chapainawabganj
12 Months 494,580.00 15 February, 2022
Multidisciplinary
6 Resilience in the informal economy amidst the COVID-19 crisis: A case of the street vendors in Dhaka
Oliver Tirtho Sarkar
Lecturer
Department of Environment and Development Studies, United International University
1. Md. Abid Hasan  
Consultant
Vision Green Organization

2. Dr. Shantanu Kumar Saha  
Assistant Professor
Department of Environment and Development Studies, United International University
12 Months 298,000.00 15 March, 2022
7 Unpacking resilience capacities in relation to transformative leadership of youth: A case study of Coastal Bangladesh
Ms. Jemima Jahan Meem
Lecturer
Department of Environment and Development Studies, United International University
Dr. Md. Khalid Hossain 
Research Fellow
Department of Human Centred Computing, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia
6 Months 304,800.00 1 February, 2022
8 Multiple ecosystem services and their links with sustainable utilization of biodiversity through traditional and local knowledge (TLK) in the coastal areas of Bangladesh
Dr. Shantanu Kumar Saha
Assistant Professor
Department of Environment and Development Studies, United International University
1. Dr. Shamik Chakraborty 
Lecturer
Faculty of Sustainability Studies, Hosei University, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

2. Dr. Pankaj Kumar 
Senior Policy Researcher
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

3. Md. Mostafizur Rahman 
Associate Professor
Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

12 Months 469,700.00 1 April, 2022
9 Current forms of Urbanization and its impacts on the Environment and the livelihoods of the local people: A study in Nilphamari, Bangladesh
Mr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
Lecturer
Department of Environment and Development studies, United International University
Prof. Dr. Hamidul Huq  
Professor & Director
Institute of Development Studies and Sustainability (IDSS), United International University
12 Months 492,000.00 1 January, 2022

First Call 2021

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date
1 Financial innovation, Financial Risk Management, and value of the firm

Dr. Md. Qamruzzaman Associate Professor SoBE, UIU

12 Months 450,000.00 22 June, 2021
2 IT adaptation, financial disclosure and firm sustainability: Evidence from listed Financial Institutions in Bangladesh Dr. Salma Karim Professor SoBE, UIU 1. Ms. Israt Jahan Assistant Professor SoBE, UIU 2. Dr. Md. Qamruzzaman Associate Professor SoBE, UIU 12 Months 475,000.00 1st July, 2021
3 Comparison of GARCH Family Models for Forecasting the Financial and Non-financial Sectors' Volatility of Dhaka Stock Exchange in Bangladesh Muhammad Enamul Haque Assistant Professor SoBE, UIU 1. Md. Azizul Baten, PhD Professor (Grade-1) Department of Statistics, School of Physical Sciences, Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology 2. Md. Mohan Uddin Professor School of Business and Economics, United International University 24 Months 702,000.00 10 August, 2021
4 Facilitators and Inhibitors of Digital Municipal Service System Using Behavior in Emerging Economics: The Case of Bangladesh [Collaborative Project between UIU and NSU] Dr. Md. Shamim Talukder Assistant Professor Management, North South University 1. Mr. Quazi Tafsirul Islam Lecturer North South University 2. Mr. A.K.M. Najmul Islam Associate Professor LUT University, Finland & Adjunct Professor Tampere University. 3. Mr. Ziaul Karim Assistant Professor School of Business and Economics United International University (Project Coordinator from UIU)

18 Months 964,500.00 15 September, 2021
Science and Engineering
5 Application of IoT and Remote Sensing Method to Monitor Water Quality of Dhaleshwari River Surrounding Dhaka City Dr. Afzal Ahmed Professor & Head Department of Civil Engineering United International University 1. Prof. Dr. Sirajul Islam Department of Civil Engineering and Director of CISR, North South University (NSU) 2. Prof. Dr. Md. Tauhid Ur Rahman Department of Civil Engineering, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) 3. Dr. Nova Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), North South University (NSU)

18 Months 1,195,225.00 1 October, 2021
6 Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease Using Deep Learning Techniques
Ms. Nabila Sabrin Sworna
Lecturer
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Prof. Dr. A. K. M. Muzahidul Islam 
Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University

2. Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam
Professor & Head
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University

3. Prof. Dr. Swakkhar Shatabda  
Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University

4. Dr. Zulfikar Alom 
Assistant Professor & Computer Science Coordinator
Computer Science and Math Program, Asian University for Women

5. Mr. Mohammad Abdul Azim  
Assistant professor
Computer Science, Asian University for Women (AUW) 
12 Months 498,000.00 1 January, 2022
7 TQAMS - Total Quality Assurance and Monitoring System for Primary and Secondary Level Institutions in Bangladesh Mr. Suman Ahmmed Assistant Professor Dept. of CSE, UIU 12 Months 490,000.00 21 June, 2021
8 Blood Glucose Prediction from Daily Food Intake and Activities Mr. Md. Benzir Ahmed Assistant Professor Dept. of CSE. UIU 1. Prof. Dr. Mahmuda Naznin Department of CSE, BUET 2. Prof. Dr. Mohammed Eunus Ali Department of CSE, BUET 3. Dr. Mohammad Mehedy Masud Associate Professor, College of IT, United Arab Emirates University 24 Months 1,290,000.00 23 August, 2021
9 Semiconductor Physics based Modeling and Computational Analysis of Phase Change Memory Dr. Sadid Muneer Assistant Professor EEE Dept., UIU 1. Dr. Nafisa Noor Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2. Dr. Helena Silva Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Connecticut, CT 06269, USA
12 Months 499,000.00 17 July, 2021
10 Design and Development of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Based System for Identifying Suicidal Biomarkers using Neural Connectivity Analysis Dr. Nipa Roy Assistant Professor
INS, UIU
1. Prof. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun Department of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University (UIU) 2. Dr. Md. Kafiul Islam Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) 3.Prof. Md. Ashraful Amin Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) 4. Dr. Chiranjeeb Biswas Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College for Women & Hospital (MCWH) 5. Dr. Helal Uddin Ahmed Associate Professor, Child Adolescent & Family Psychiatry NIMH, Bangladesh, Secretary-General, BACAMH, Bangladesh 6. Dr. Ravi Vaidyanathan Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Biomechatronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering 7. Prof. Dr. Tom Chau Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto and Senior Scientist, Raymond Chang Foundation Chair in Access Innovations, Vice President of Research & Director, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 8. Dr. Farhana Sarker Cofounder, CMED Health Ltd.

36 Months 2,468,569.00 1 October, 2021
11 IMATAP - Identifying Mathematical Anxiety Through Automated Process Mr. Jashodhan Saha Senior Lecturer INS, UIU 12 Months 495,000.00 -
12 Performance Analysis of IoT Networks with Innovative Implementation Schemes [Collaborative Project between UIU and NSU] Rajesh Palit Associate Professor
ECE, NSU
1. Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam Dept. of CSE, UIU 2. Biswajit Paul Associate Professor Electrical & Electronic Engineering, SUST 3. Prof. Dr. Jean-Charles Grégoire INRS - Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut national de la recherche scientifique 12 Months 490,000.00 1 September, 2021
13 Mining Traffic Big Data to Forecast Road Traffic for Developing Intelligent Transportation System: Dhaka City as Case Study Dr. Dewan Md. Farid Professor Dept. of CSE, UIU 24 Months 990,000.00 1 November, 2021
14 An Integrated Architecture for Cloud and IoT based Smart City : Smart Healthcare Perspective Dr. Md. Motaharul Islam Professor Dept. of CSE, UIU 1. Dr. Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North South University 12 Months 499,000.00 3 July, 2021
Multidisciplinary
15 Gender, Health, Education and Social Capital: The Determinants of Marginality and Crisis of Social lives in Bangladesh Muhammad Rehan Masoom Assistant Professor SoBE, UIU 24 Months 499500 -
16 Exploring the Black Box of Bangladeshi Universities in view of SDGs: Challenges, Opportunities and Beyond Dr. Farid A. Sobhani Professor SoBE & Director, MBA, EMBA, MIHRM, UIU 1. Dr Amlan Haque Lecturer & Subject Coordinator Researcher Central Queensland University 2. Dr. Shafiqur Rahman Vice-President, Australian Academy of Business Leadership 24 Months 992,000.00 1 September, 2021

Second Call 2019

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date Date of Completion
1 Corporate Natural Resource Efficiency and Environmental Performance in Bangladesh: Measures, Evaluation, and Management for Sustainable Development Dr. James Bakul Sarker
Associate Professor School of Business & Economics (SoBE) United International University
Suborna Barua
Assistant Professor Department of International Business University of Dhaka
24 months Taka 783,275 13 August, 2020 12 August, 2022
Science and Engineering
2 Implementation of 3D model to assess the performance improvement of a software company Dr. Hasan Sarwar
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Teresa Goncalves
Assistant Professor, University of Evora

2. Mohammad Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury
Chief Knowledge officer, Consultant IT & ERP, Odittyaw Solutions
18 Months Taka 1,131,000 15 July, 2020 14 January, 2022
3 Towards IoT and ML Driven Health Risk Prediction System Dr. A.K.M. Muzahidul Islam
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
Dr. Ashir Uddin Ahmed
Associate professor, Department of Advanced Information Technology, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering Kyushu University, Japan
12 Months Taka 498000 1 July, 2020 30 June, 2021
4 Numerical model, analysis, and optimization of agro-photovoltaic systems Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan
Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Research (IAR), United International University"
1. Dr. M. Ryyan Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, East West University

2. Dr. Anisul Haque
Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, East West University
16 Months Taka 495,000 February 9, 2020 June 8, 2021
5 Development of Low-Cost Technology for remote Pediatric Cardiac Consultation Prof. Dr. Raqibul Mostafa
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Dean, School of Science and Engineering (SoSE), United International University
1. Prof. Dr. Khawza I Ahmed
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Director, Center for International Affairs and Cooperation (CIAC), United International University

2. Dr. M Nurul Akhtar Hasan
FCPS, Pediatric Intensivist & Associate Professor, Pediatric & Congenital Cardiac Program, Children & Women Cardiac Unit, National Heart Foundation Hospital & RI

3. Dr. Ahsan Habib Khandoker
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University, UAE
24 Months Taka 1,335,000 1 August, 2020 31 July, 2022
6 Integration of multi-modal data focused on time, frequency and space to create localized and high-level features for improved BCI Dr. Kaled Masukur Rahman
Associate Professor, Dept. of EEE, United International University
24 Months Taka 495,000 February 9, 2020 February 8, 2022

First Call 2019

Institute for Advanced Research (IAR) of United International University (UIU) has awarded research grants for multidisciplinary Projects. Applications were submitted online through the IAR website in response to the 1st call for Proposal on 6 May, 2019.

The evaluation committee approved 11 proposals and IAR awarded BDT 9,257,171 to the researchers who successfully completed all the assessment procedures. Among these selected projects, 6 (six) Business and Economics based projects received BDT 6,728,400, 3 (three) Proposals with Science and Engineering based topics had received BDT 2,297,271 and the rest of the BDT 231,500 were awarded to the proposals based on English discipline.

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date Date of Completion
1 Behind Attitude and Purchase Intention: Factors Influencing Organic Food Consumption in Bangladeshi Retail Chain Users Mr. Sarker Rafij Ahmed Ratan
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)"
1. Dr. Huam Hon Tat
Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Putra Business School (PBS)
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
2. Dr. Mohammad A Ashraf
Associate Professor,
Department of Economics United International University (UIU)
13 Months 499,000.00 1 October, 2019 31 October, 2020
2 Voluntary disclosure in transition economy : An evidence from Bangladesh Mr. Mofijul Hoq Masum
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Ahmed Razman Abdul Latiff
Associate Professor
Putra Business School
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
2. Dr. Mohammad Noor Hisham Osman
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Economics and Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
14 Months 499,000.00 1 October, 2019 30 November, 2020
3 Influence of Occupational Hazards on Employee Turnover Intention: The Case for Readymade Garments Industry of Bangladesh Ms. Mimnun Sultana
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Mohd Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
2. Dr. Rashed Osman
Associate Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
3. Dr. Md. Rabiul Islam Professor
Associate Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
18 Months 483,000.00 1 October, 2019 31 March, 2021
4 Understanding the dynamics among trust, knowledge exchange, informal learning and skills development in the rural communities of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammad Tohidul Islam Miya
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Abureza M Muzareba
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing University of Dhaka
2 . Dr. Muhammad Ismail Hossain
Professor, Department of Marketing
University of Dhaka
3. Dr. Nasrin Akter
Professor, Department of Marketing
University of Dhaka
4. Dr. Nahid Rezwana
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment
University of Dhaka.
36 Months 2,450,500.00 15 October, 2019 14 October, 2022
5 Reconstruction of Shabolombee Gram: Exploring local people’s practices of sustainable development and sustainability Dr. Hamidul Huq
Director, Institute of Development Studies & Sustainability (IDSS), United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. M. Anwar Hossen
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Dhaka
2.Mr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
Research Fellow
Institute of Development Studies and Sustainability (IDSS)
United International University (UIU)
36 Months 2,298,900.00 15 October, 2019 14 October, 2022
Science and Engineering
6 Design and development of a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) based Neuromarketing System and evaluation of its feasibility for marketing research in Bangladesh Dr. Khondaker Abdullah -Al-Mamun
Professor, Dept. of CSE
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Khandoker Mahmudur Rahman
Associate Professor
School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
2. Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar
Professor & Director
Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
Dhaka University
3. Dr. Ravi Vaidyanathan
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Biomechatronics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College, London
4. Tom Chau
Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto and Senior Scientist
Raymond Chang Foundation Chair in Access Innovations
Vice President of Research & Director
Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
5. Dr. Farhana Sarker
Managing Director, CMED Health Limited"
24 Months 1,499,271.00 15 October, 2019 14 October, 2021
7 Computation of Optimal Control for Differential Algebraic Equations (DAE) with Engineering Applications Mr. Mahtab Uddin
Assistant Professor
Institute of Natural Sciences (INS)
United International University (UIU)
Dr. Mohammad Monir Uddin
Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
North south University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
18 Months 300,000.00 1 October, 2019
Multidisciplinary
8 Development of a Framework for a Sustainable Quality Education Ensuring Students’ Satisfaction and Job Market Skills at Tertiary Level of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Hasnan Ahmed
Pro Vice Chancellor
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Mohammad A. Ashraf
Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, UIU

2. Prof. Dr. Kabirul Islam
Director of Research, Daffodil International University
24 Months 890,000 29 December, 2019 28 December, 2021
9 A comparative study between the effectiveness of reading- only condition and reading- while- listening condition in incidental vocabulary acquisition Mr. Md. Didar Hossain
Assistant Professor, English Language Institute (ELI)
United International University (UIU)
Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan
Assistant Professor, English Language Institute
United International University (UIU)"
9 Months 110,500.00 1 October, 2019 30 June, 2020

Second Call 2016

# Project Title Principal Investigator Co - Investigators Amount
1 Stock market response to the changes of macroeconomic fundamentals in Bangladesh: The role of financial news media Dr. Md Mohan Uddin
Associate Professor - SoBE
Taka 977,520
2 Development of a secured Vehicular Cloud Networking framework by integrating Cognitive Radio and Internet of Things Mr. Mohammad Mamun Elahi
Assistant Professor - CSE Dept.
Taka 360,000
3 Strategic Destination Image for Tourism Development: A Comparative Study between Langkawi and Cox's Bazar Dr. Md. Shariful Alam
Assistant Professor - SoBE
1. Dr. Md. Abdul Hai
Professor– Dhaka City College; Visiting faculty, SoBE, UIU

2. Dr. Mohd. Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor & Director, IBER, UIU
Taka 6,00,000
4 Theory of Planned Behavior & Organic Food Purchase: A Case Study in Bangladesh Dr. Mohammad A. Ashraf
Associate Professor - Dept. of Economics
1. Dr. Mohd. Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor & Director, IBER, UIU

2. Sarker Rafij Ahmed Ratan
Assistant Professor - SoBE, UIU
Taka 480000

First Call 2016

# Project Title Principal Investigator Co - Investigators Amount
1 Quality education and employee retention practices among Private Universities in Bangladesh: Mediating effects of organization commitment (OC) and perceived organizational support (POS) on HRM practices and employee retention Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor - SOBE & Director - IBER
Dr. Mohammad A Ashraf
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SoBE, UIU
Taka 9,00,000
2 An Assessment of Impact of Social Performance of Microfinance Organizations on the Financial Performance of Microfinance Ventures Dr. Mohammad Badruddoza Mia
Asst. Professor - SOBE & Director - BBA Programs, UIU
Taka 5,86,500
3 Financial Consequences of Widowhood in Bangladesh: A Cross-sectional Study Mr. Raihan U. Amin
Adjunct Faculty - SOBE, UIU
Rehan Masoom
Asst. Professor - SoBE, UIU
Taka 487,700.00
4 Bangla Onubad: An English to Bengali Machine Translator Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nurul Huda
(Professor - CSE Dept. & Coordinator - MSCSE Program)
1. Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman
Vice Chancellor, UIU

2. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun
Associate Professor, Dept. Of CSE, UIU

3. Mr. Suman Ahmmed
Assistant Professor, Dept Of. CSE, UIU

4. Faruq Ahmed Jewel
Consultant, Access to Information, Prime Minister’s Office, Dhaka. (Voluntary service)
Taka 5,10,000
5 Novel All-Carbon Based MIS Solar Cell Dr. Md. Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury
Associate Professor - Dept. Of EEE, UIU
Taka 3,60,000
6 Design theory of optical mode converter using photonic bandgap structure Dr. Intekhab Alam
Associate Professor & Head, Dept. Of EEE, UIU
Mohammad Wahiduzzaman Khan
Lecturer, EEE Dept, UIU
Taka 2,40,000
7 Nonlinear Collective Waves in Highly Charged Dusty Plasma Prof. Dr. Abu Saklayen
Director - INS & Proctor, UIU
Mr. Md. Asaduzzaman
Lecturer - Physics, INS, UIU
Taka 3,60,000