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Dr Abdur Rahim M Forkan

Senior Research Engineer - Software and Data Analytics


Dr. Forkan is an early career researcher working in the area of data analytics. He commenced working in Swinburne University of Technology in April 2017 as a Senior Research Engineer (Software and Data Analytics) in Digital Innovation Lab. His research interests include health informatics, big data analysis, cloud computing, data mining and applied machine learning. He obtained his PhD (2016) in Computer Science from RMIT University, Australia where he worked on the development of a cloud-based, predictive and context-aware system for Ambient Assisted Living environments.  In his research he developed 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 conferenes. He received RMIT CSIT publication award in 2014. 

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 also worked as Casual Academic in RMIT University for 5 years and conducted several courses in the area of cloud computing, 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 USA-based software outsourcing company in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2007 to 2012.

Research interests

Cloud Computing; Context-aware Computing; Remote healthcare; Big Data; Machine Learning

Fields of Research

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


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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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Assisted Living Anomaly Detection Project *; SP TechSolutions

* Chief Investigator

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