"Professor! Aren't these the same questions as last year's exam?" (Student)
"Yes; But this year the answers are different."

- Albert Einstein
(German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)

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Email mas-ud@u.northwestern.edu
Mailing Address Northwestern University, EECS Department, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208.

Biography http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
I am currently a 4th year Ph.D. (in Computer Science) student at Department of EECS in McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Northwestern University. I am working under the supervision of (caring and helpful) Prof. Goce Trajcevski, and co-advised by Prof. Peter Scheuermann.

I am affiliated with Computer Engineering and Systems research group.

My primary research interests lie in: Querying and Mining in Probabilistic, Spatial, and Moving Objects Databases; Context-Awareness in Recommender Systems; Applications of Machine Learning Techniques; Data Management in Wireless Sensor Networks..

I worked as a Software Engineer, PhD Intern (Machine Learning) in Facebook Research (team: Adaptive Apps) at Facebook's HQ (Menlo Park, CA) in Summer 2017, mentored by Linbin Yu.

I worked as a Research Intern in HERE Research team at HERE (maps) in Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017 (full-time and part-time), mentored by Bo Xu and managed by Matei Stroila.

I worked as a Research Intern in Cognitive User Experience Lab at IBM Research (T J Watson Research Center) in Summer 2016, mentored by Matt Davis and managed by Werner Geyer.

I worked as a Software Engineer at Cefalo AS from October, 2012 - August, 2013.

I worked as a Jr. Software Engineer at REVE Systems from April, 2012 - August, 2012.

I received my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science & Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in March, 2012. I completed my undergrad thesis under the supervision of Dr. Mohammed Eunus Ali.

I interned at CIBL Technlogy Ltd., Bangladesh in 2009.

News http://users.eecs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
3 Apr
After considering all the options (offers), I have decided to join Facebook for the summer in their Menlo Park office, under the guidance of Erik Meijer.
27 Mar

Submitted a paper titled "Visualization of Range-Constrained Optimal Density Clustering of Trajectories" at SSTD 2016.
26 Mar

Completed an awesome tour to Europe, visiting Switzerland (Alps), Venice, Rome, Milan, and Vatican City. Presented Co-MaxRS paper at EDBT 2017 in Venice.
3 Mar

Submitted couple of US Patent Applications for inventions during my internship at HERE!!!
10 Feb

Submitted a paper titled "Class-based Conditional MaxRS ƒery in Spatial Data Streams" at SSDBM 2017.
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Research Projects http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#

Large: Collaborative Research: Moving Objects Databases for Exploration of Virtual and Real Environments: Currently working on couple of specific sub-projects (Voronoi diagram for beads/Querying probabilistic databases) of this NSF-funded and NASA supported large collaborative research project.
(Supervisor: Prof. Goce Trajcevski)

Large: Collaborative Research: Cutset Sampling Topologies for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Currently working one sub-problem (Querying and data management in wsn) of this Office of Naval Research funded project.

Large:Collaborative Research: Context-Driven Management of Heterogeneous Sensor Networks: Worked on one small sub-project (Managing evolving shapes in wsn) of this NSF-funded large collaborative research project (this grant is in its final stages).
(Supervisor: Prof. Goce Trajcevski)

Small: Undergraduate Research: Voronoi Diagram Management for extended and uncertain objects in Spatial Databases (Undergrad thesis related works): Currently wrapping up the final works of the project.
(Supervisor: Dr. Mohammed Eunus Ali)

Resarch Collaborators from other institutions: Prof. Roberto Tamassia (Brown University), Prof. Matthias Renz (Ludwig-Maximilian University), Database System Group (Ludwig-Maximilian University), Prof. Mohammed Eunus Ali (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology).

Publications http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
2017 Visualization of Range-Constrained Optimal Density Clustering of Trajectories.
Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, Kazi Ashik Islam, Goce Trajcevski, and Mohammed Eunus ali.
In Proc. of SSTD '17. (Submitted) Demonstration. March 2017.
Abstract PDF Slides Bibtex
Class-based Conditional MaxRS Query in Spatial Data Streams.
Mir Imtiaz Mostafiz, S M Farabi Mahmud, Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, Mohammed Eunus ali, and Goce Trajcevski.
To appear in Proc. of SSDBM '17. (Submitted) Full Paper. February 2017.
Abstract PDF Slides Bibtex
Towards Efficient Maintenance of Continuous MaxRS Query for Trajectories.
Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, Kazi Ashik Islam, Goce Trajcevski, and Mohammed Eunus ali.
In Proc. of EDBT '17. Full Paper. March 2017.
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Distributed In-Network Processing of k-MaxRS in Wireless Sensor Networks.
Panitan Wongse-ammat, Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, Goce Trajcevski, Besim Avci, and Ashfaq Khokar.
In Proc. of SENSORNETS '17. Full Paper. February 2017.
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An Efficient Method for Searching Cost-Constrained Minimum Overlapping Alternative Route.
Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, and Bo Xu.
Us Patent Application. Submitted. February 2017.
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An Optimal Location Update Technique Maintaining Path Reconstructability.
Bo Xu, and Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain.
Us Patent Application. Submitted. January 2017.
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2016 Incorporating Weather Updates for Public Transportation Users of Recommendation Systems.
Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, Besim Avci, Goce Trajcevski, and Peter Scheuermann.
In Proc. of IEEE MDM '16. Demonstration. March 2016.
Abstract PDF Slides Bibtex
2015 Distributed MaxRS in Wireless Sensor Networks.
Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, Panitan Wongse-ammat, and Goce Trajcevski.
In Proc. of ACM SenSys '15. Demonstration. August 2015.
Abstract PDF Slides Bibtex
2014 Evolving Shapes in Wireless Sensor Networks.
Besim Avci, Bing Zhang, Muhammed Mas-ud Hussain, and Goce Trajcevski.
In Proc. of ACM SenSys '14. Demonstration. August 2014.
Abstract PDF Slides Bibtex

Involvement http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
2017 Winter: EECS 339 Introduction to Database Systems TA. (Avg. rating from students: 5.10/6.00, exceptionally high, Nominated for best TA in Dept)
2015 Fall: EECS 495 Intro to Databases TA. (Avg. rating from students: 5.62/6.00, exceptionally high, Nominated for best TA in Dept)
2015 Winter: EECS 230 Programming for Engineers TA. (Avg. rating from students: 4.57/6.00, high)
2014 Fall: EECS 317 Data Management and InformationProcessing TA. (Avg. rating from students: 4.87/6.00, high)
Volunteering & Charity
Head of Design & Decoration Committee (Student): CSE Festival 2011,BUET.
Member of Co-ordination,Games & Sports and Sponsor Committee (Student): CSE Festival 2011, BUET.
Online GRE Course Instructor: Higher Study Abroad Bangladesh.
Sponsoring Couple of Children: Children International. (Only intention to put this here is to familiarize people with this amazing organization. I would really appreciate if you spend a couple of minutes and go over to https://www.children.org/)
Mentoring/Guidance History
Rishabh Gemawat - Masters Student (Currently at Microsoft) - during his MS project (Voronoi diagram for beads).
Chunxiao Diao (Colin) - Undergrad (Currently at Google) - during his EECS 499 course (Probabilistic MaxRS).
Panitan Wongse-ammat - Masters Student (Currently a PhD student, my colleague) - during his MS project (Distributed MaxRS in WSN).
Alex Wang - Undergrad (Currently doing PhD at CMU) - during his EECS 499 course (All-MaxRS/Mobile-MaxRS).
Mir Imtiaz Mostafiz and S M Farabi Mahmud - Undergrads - during their BSc thesis at BUET (Conditional-MaxRS).
Kazi Ashik Islam - Undergrad - helping him doing research at BUET.

Awards & Honors http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
Mar 2017 HERE Invention Reward for submitting two US Patent applications for two inventions made while working a HERE. (approx. 1500 Euro each)
Apr 2016 3rd Prize, EECS Student Poster Fair at Northwestern University for creative poster presentation titled 'Transit and Weather Contexts in Place Recommendation Systems'.
Nov 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Student Travel Grant awarded to a limited number of students to attend ACM SenSys '16 in South Korea. (approx. $1,300)
2014-15 TGS & EECS Conference Travel Grant at Northwestern University for academic year 2014-15. (approx. $900)
2013-14 Walter P. Murphy Fellowship for Fall 2013 & Winter 2014 quarters (tuition+stipend, equivalent to $42,000) at Northwestern University, for being a standout admission applicant in Fall 2013 session.
2013-14 Bangladesh-Sweden Trust Fund Scholarship providing one-way air travel fare from Dhaka - Chicago. ($1,050)
2011-12 Champion (1st) among 65 participants from 22 public and private universities, in 3rd CFICC (Citi Financial IT Case Competition) as one of the 4 members of the ‘BUET-Spondon’ team (prize money $3,000).
& 2011-12
Dean’s List Award for maintaining a CGPA of more than 3.75 in 2nd and 4th year in BUET. (Scholarships in BUET)
2008-11 University Merit Scholarship for excellent academic performances in 4th (level-2, term-2), 6th (level-3, term-2), 7th (level-4, term-1) and 8th (level-4, term-2) semesters in BUET. (Scholarships in BUET)
2007-11 Bangladesh Education Board Scholarship for acquiring GPA 5.00 in HSC Exam in 2006.

Upcoming Events http://users.eecs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
18 Apr
Paper Acceptance/Rejection Notification: for the submittd full research paper at SSDBM '17.
14 May
Paper Acceptance/Rejection Notification: for the submittd demo paper at SSTD '17.
23 May
Paper Deadline (target): 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM '17).
13 Jun
Paper Deadline (target): 25th ACM International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL '17).

Resume/CV http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
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Personal http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~mmh683/#
Soccer, Cricket & Computer Gaming (FIFA)
I love to watch, discuss & play Soccer (or, “Football” as we call it!) and Cricket. I support FC Barcelona and Brazil national team in football, and obviously Bangladesh in cricket. I still don’t know the rules of American football, but I support the wildcats in that (Go Cats!). I have infact watched their match against Stanford Cardinals during 2015 season (and we did win the match!). I love computer gaming in general, and a bit crazy about EA Sports FIFA series. If you are interested in any of them, feel free to contact me (my Origin id (for FIFA 15): udxxx_junior).
Food & Restaurants
I love to eat (but not to cook!), and try-out different restaurants and cuisines. I suspect one day I might start love cooking as well. Contact me if you are interested to join our quest for awesome foods.
As I am still a student (well, sort of..), I want to travel as much as possible before the life becomes boring and one-dimensional eventually. One of my target is to complete touring most of the well-known places in US in the next 5 years.
I am married to Bony Anjabeen since March, 2013. I have a loving family, and caring in-laws. Two of my best friends are Ayaat and Ayaan (niece and nephew). My family nickname is Junior.

Hopefully getting the PhD in...

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