Dr Mufti Mahmud received his PhD degree in Information Engineering (specialised in Neuroengineering) from the University of Padova – Italy, in 2011. Prior to his PhD, Dr Mahmud completed a second level MS degree from Italy (in Nano and Micro Electromechanical Systems), and an MSc degree from India (in Computer Science). A recipient of the Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship, Dr Mahmud has served at various positions in the industry and academia in India, Bangladesh, Italy, Belgium, and the UK during the last 17 years.
Dr Mahmud has a vision towards leaving behind a healthy, secure, smart, and better world to live in. Combining computational intelligence and big data technologies, Dr Mahmud's research aims to convert the ever-expanding amount of raw data to smart data to be able to build predictive, secure and adaptive systems aiming personalized services towards improving quality of life. Dr Mahmud aims to develop secure and intelligent tools to advance healthcare access in low-resource settings.
Dr Mahmud serves as Vice-Chair of the Intelligent System Application Technical Committee of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Member of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Intelligence Systems for Health, Co-Chair of the IEEE P2733 Standard on Intelligent systems design with AI/ML, Member of the IEEE R8 Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee, and Project Liaison Officer of the IEEE UK and Ireland Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology.
Dr Mahmud serves as an Associate Editor of Big Data Analytics, Brain Informatics, Cognitive Computation, and IEEE Access journals. Additionally, he is also actively involved in dissemination activities through the organisation of workshops, conferences, and specialised short duration schools (e.g., Local organising chair of IEEE-WCCI2020; General Chair of BI2020; and Programme Chair of IEEE-CICARE2020).