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Dr Abdur Rahim Mohammad Forkan

Senior Research Engineer - Software and Data Analytics


Dr. Forkan is an early career researcher working in the area of digital health and data analytics. He is currently a Senior Research Engineer (Software and Data Analytics) in Digital Innovation Lab of Swinburne Innovation precinct. His research interests include health informatics, ubiquitous computing, data science, cloud computing and applied machine learning. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from RMIT University, Australia in 2016.  In his PhD thesis he worked biomedical data analytics and develped a cloud-based, predictive and context-aware system for Ambient Assisted Living environments. He proposed learning techniques for detecting and predicting clinical abnormalities through using context correlations and data mining. The results contribute a scalable model that provides versatile context-aware services using appropriate machine-learning models. He has published in top-ranked journals and conferences. He received RMIT CSIT publication award in 2015. 

Prior to joining Swinburne University he worked as Research Associate in RMIT University in a project funded by Geo-Science Australia and developed a system for spatial analytics. He is also a Sessional Academic in RMIT University for 6 years and conducted several courses in the area of cloud computing, programming, data analytics and software engineering.

Dr. Forkan obtained his B.Sc. degree in computer science and engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh in 2007. He worked as Software Engineer in Relisoruce Technologies Ltd, a leading USA-based software outsourcing company in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2007 to 2012. There he worked in different software projects for world-renown companies such as Warner Brother’s, MEI Group, and Electronic Arts. 

Research interests

Cloud Computing; Big Data; Machine Learning; Digital Health; Ubiquitous Computing

Fields of Research

  • Computer Software - 080300
  • Distributed Computing - 080500
  • Information Systems - 080600

Teaching areas

Cloud Computing;Database Systems;Software Engineering


Also published as: Forkan, Abdur; Forkan, A.; Forkan, A. R. M.; Forkan, Abdur Rahim Md.; Forkan, Abdur Rahim Mohamad; Forkan, Abdur Rahim Mohammad
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