Dr. Md. Rokunuzzaman

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Joined: 24 June, 1999


Areas of Research Interest :

Mechatronics, Robotics, Control Engineering, Instrumentation

 

 

FULL NAME: Dr. Md. Rokunuzzaman
PROFESSIONAL ADDRESS

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET)

Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh

Tel./Fax: +880-721-750319

Cell: +880-1763388064

E-mail: rzaman.mte@ruet.ac.bd

 

Education 2011: PhD in Robotics
Department of Micro-Nano Systems
Nagoya University, Japan

2005: Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

1998: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET)
Professional Experience 2012 to till date: Associate Professor
2003 to 2012: Assistant Professor
1999 to 2003: Lecturer

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Rajshahi university of Engineering & Technology (RUET)
Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh.
International Academic and Professional Activities 1. Joint Secretary, International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering 2013, RUET, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 1-3 November, 2013.
2. Reviewer of 5 International Conference (DARS 2010 and IASTED) paper related to Mechatronics and Robotics.
3. Reviewer of Master Engineering (Research) thesis, UNSW, Canberra, Australia in 2013
Awards Received 1. Institute Gold Medal for outstanding performance from RUET (2000)
2. Research Scholarship for M.Eng. Research (Thailand) (2003)
3. Monbukagakusho Scholarship for D. Eng. Research (Japan) (2007)
4. Best Presentation Paper Award (2010)
Professional Membership 1. Member, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (M/21547)
2. Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, USA
3. Member, Robotic Society of Japan
4. President, Robotic Society of RUET (http://www.rsr-ruet.org/rsr-committee/)
Theses PhD. Thesis: Multi-robot Co-operation for Efficient Decision Making with Distributed Sensing

M.Engg. Thesis: Development of a Machine Vision Algorithm for Defect Detection and Sorting of Tomatoes
Specialized Training 1. Trained in Industrial Control and Mechatronics 19-22 May, 2005, DCE, BUET, Dhaka
2. Trained in Flexible Manufacturing System 28-31, August, 2006, DUET, Gazipur
Teaching Undergraduate Courses: Engineering Drawing, Engineering Mechanics, Instrumentation and Quality Control, Automatic Control Engineering, Machine Tools, etc.
Postgraduate Courses: Applied Mechatronics, Fluidics, Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Publications A. JOURNALS

1. Md. Rokunuzzaman, T. Umeda, K. Sekiyama and T. Fukuda, “A Region of Interest (ROI) Sharing Protocol for Multi-Robot Cooperation with Distributed Sensing based on Semantic Stability”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, DOI:10.1109/TSMC.2013.2259812, 2168-2216©2013 IEEE
2. Mohammad Rokunuzzaman, Kosuke Sekiyama and Toshio Fukuda, “ Automatic ROI Detection and Evaluation in Video Sequences Based on Human Interest”, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.22, No. 1, pp. 65-75, February, 2010
3. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Kandai Watanabe, Kosuke Sekiyama and Toshio Fukuda, “An Innovative Approach to Evaluate Semantic Context Awareness for ROI Selection”, Int. Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 7, No. 5(B),pp. 2919-2929, May 2011
4. Md. Rokunuzzaman, M. Parnichkun and N. Afzulpurkar, “Automated Identification of Various Defects in Tomatoes and It’s Sorting”, International Journal of Advanced Mechatronics & Robotics (IJAMR) , Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.89-97, 2012
5. Md. Rokunuzzaman, M.I.H. Bhuiyan and M. Rasel, M. A. Munjer and M. A. Kader “Sound Effected Camera Control for the Development of Intelligent Systems”, International Journal of Advanced Mechatronics & Robotics (IJAMR) , Vol. 4, No. 2, pp.99-122, 2012
6. Md. Rokunuzzaman, M. A. A. Habib and A.K.M.M. Rahman, “Design and Construction of a Simplified Walking Mechanism of Humanoid Robot”, International Journal of Advanced in Mechanical Engineering (IJAME) , Vol. 2, Issue2, pp.157-163, 2012
7. Md. Rokunuzzaman, M. Hasan, A. U. Husna, B. K. Das and M. A. Kader, “Semantic Stability: A Missing Link between Cognition and Behavior ”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science , Vol. 3, No.4, pp.78-83, 2012
8. Md. Rokunuzzaman, M. Hasan, B. K. Das and M. A. Kader, “Region of Interest Detection Based on Dynamic Interaction and Its Evaluation in Perspective of Cognitive Psychology”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science , Vol. 3, No.3, pp. 686-692, 2012
9. Rokunuzzaman, Abdul Kader, Mahmudul Hasan and Amit Roy, “Multi-robot Cooperation based on ROI Sharing for Distributed Cognition” IJAAIES, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 121-133, 2012
10. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Nitin Afzulpurkar, Manukid Parnichkun, “A Computer Vision Algorithm for Defect Detection and Sorting of Tomatoes”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems (IJAMS) , Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.129-138, 2012
11. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Md. Wahedul Islam, Manukid Parnichkun, “A New Control Approach for Machine Vision System”, Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.5, No.2, pp. 31-42, 2006
12. M.R.I. Sarker, M.R.A. Beg, M. R. Zaman, M.T. Islam and M.Z. Hossain, “Design of a Software Controlled Two axis Automatic Solar tracking system”, Mech. Eng. Res. Journal (ISSN 1990-5491), Vol.5, pp. 48-53, 2005
13. Mahmudul Hasan, Barun Kumar Das, Md. Abdul Kader, Md. Rokunuzzaman, “Structural Analysis and Performance Test of Light Bladed Wind Rotor”, International Journal of Advanced Renewable Energy Research, Vol. 1, Issue. 9, pp. 537-541, 2012

B. CONFERENCE PAPERS

1. Md. Rokunuzzaman, K.Sekiyama and Toshio Fukuda, “Common Region of Interest Generation between Mobile Robots by Cognitive Ontology”, International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, ICECE, Dhaka, 2012 (IEEE)
2. Md. Rokunuzzaman, K. Sekiyama and T. Fukuda, “Semantic Evaluation of Region of Interest for Intelligent Robot”, Proceedings in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Taiwan, October, pp. 3519-3524, 2010 (IEEE)
3. Md. Rokunuzzaman, K. Sekiyama and T. Fukuda, “ Real Time Detection and Evaluation of Region of Interest by Mobile Robot using Vision, 18th IEEE Int. Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 1149-1154, 2009 (IEEE)
4. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Kosuke Sekiyama and Toshio Fukuda, “ A New Decision Making Criteria of ROI Evaluation in Video Sequences and Comparison with Human Evaluation Psychology”, IEEE International Symposium of Micro-Nano Mechatronics and Human Science, pp. 592-597, 2009 (IEEE)
5. Junji Takahashi, Md. Rokunuzzaman, Kosuke Sekiyama, Toshio Fukuda, “ Mobile Robotic Sensor Network Using Vision Tracking”, IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, page 19, 2008 (IEEE)
6. Md. Rokunuzzaman, K. Sekiyama and T. Fukuda, “Multiple Region of Interest Evaluation for Ubiquitous Robots”, Proceedings in the 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI), Korea, October, pp. 429-432, 2010
7. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Kosuke Sekiyama and Toshio Fukuda, “Cognitive Boundary Detection using Semantic Stability Concept ”, Proceedings in the Joint 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 11th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems(SCIS/ISIS), Japan, December, 2010
8. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Kosuke Sekiyama and Toshio Fukuda, “Region Of Interest Detection and Evaluation by Mobile Robot with Moving Background Model”, JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics , pp. 2A-F10(1-4), 2009
9. Md. Rokunuzzaman, K. Sekiyama and T. Fukuda, “ Real Time Evaluation of ROI based on Visual Awareness”, 19th Intelligent System Symposium and 1st International Workshop on Aware Computing, pp. 608-613, 2009
10. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Shamim Akhter, Nitin V Afzulpurkar, “Automatic Controlled Defect Sorter for Tomatoes based on Machine Vision”, Proc. of the 4th Asian Conference on Industrial Automation and Robotics (Sponsored by IEEE, CMP, AIT, Robotics & Automation Society and TRS) , pp. 65-68, 2005
11. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Md. I. H. Bhuiyan, Md. Abul Munjer, Md. Monjur Elahi, M.A. Kader, “Intelligent Eye: Sound Based Event Detection and Camera Control”, International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, (ICECTE2012), Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2012
12. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Amit Roy and M. Abdul Kader, Multi-robot Cooperation based on Common Region of Interest Generation, Proc. of the International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering, MIE12-021, pp. 1-5, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2012
13. M. Rokunuzzaman, M. N. Nabi, T. H. Khan and S.M. Rezaul Karim, “Proposed Design for Mobile Phone Charger Using Solar Energy as an Alternative Source”, Proc. of the 11th Annual Paper Meet, Dhaka, pp. 135-140, 2006.
14. Md. Rokunuzzaman, Md. Wahedul Islam, Md. Motakabbir Hossain, “A Stand Alone Single Axis Offline PV Tracker Using Low Cost CMOS Circuitry”, Proc. of the 3rd BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Dhaka, 2006
15. Mohammad Rokunuzzaman, Kosuke Sekiyama and Toshio Fukuda, “ Sharing Region of Interest for Common Concern between Autonomous Agents with Different Modalities Using Ontological Recognition”, Proc. of Robotics Society of Japan, pp. 58-61, 2008
16. Md. Rokunuzzaman and Md. Nurun Nabi, “Design and Construction of an Adjustable Feeding Mechanism for Repetitive Production System”, Proc. of the 2nd International Conference on Manufacturing (ICM), Dhaka, pp. 334-342, 2002
17. M. Rokunuzzaman, S.K. Choudhury and M. S. Akhter, “Development of an Integrated Logic Circuitry for Controlling The Solar PV Panel for Automatic Tracking system”, Proc. of the 3rd Int. Conf. of Mechanical Engineering and 8th Annual Paper Meet on E-manufacturing, Dhaka, page 12 Section-III, 2003
18. M. Rokunuzzaman, M.R.A Beg, “ Design of Digital Display of Speed and Temperature of an Engine by Micro-Controller Logic Circuit and Op-Amps”, Proc. of the 3rd Int. Conf. of Mechanical Engineering and 8th Annual Paper Meet on E-manufacturing, Dhaka, page 57 Section-III, 2003.
19. M. Rokunuzzaman, A. A. Shishir, M. S. Sharman, A. Roy, “Development of Autonomous Line-Following Robots for Solving a Maze Problem”, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering, ICMIME2013, RUET, Rajshahi, pp.133-137, 2013
20. M. Rokunuzzaman, A. Roy, S. M. Rasid, M. S. Reza and M. A. Islam, “Development of an Obstacle Avoidance System for Mobile Robot to Avoid Accident by Using Microcontroller”, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering, ICMIME2013, RUET, Rajshahi, pp.164-170, 2013
21. K. Sekiyama, M. Rokunuzzaman and T. Fukuda, “ A Generalized Method of Region of Interest Evaluation and Its application in Cognitive Sharing through Co-operative Action”, World Automation Congress, Mexico, USA, 2012
22. Shahajada Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Rokunuzzaman, Mir Md. Jahangir Kabir, Md. Rakibul Islam, and Md. Rubel Ahmed, “Development of a Long Distance Controlled Surveillance Robot with GPS Tracking and Mapping”, Proc. of the International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering, MIE12-101, pp. 1-5, KUET, Bangladesh, 2012
23. Shahajada Mahmudul Hasan, Md. Rokunuzzaman, Mohammad Nurul Islam, Md. Sifat Adnan Khan, Md. Abu Saleq, Abdullah-Al-Redwan Newaz, “Fabrication and performance study of a cost effective digital turbine flow meter”, Proc. of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy( ICMERE), Chittagong , Bangladesh, 2011
24. M. R. Pervez, M. Rokunuzzaman, M. R. Beg and M. Solaiman, “An Experimental Investigation on Single axis Sun Tracker by Wiper Motor”, Proc. of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME), RT-040, pp. 1-5, Dhaka, 2011
25. M. W. Islam, M. Rokunuzzaman, M. Asaduzzaman, M. A. Raihan, “Automatic Control of Room Temperature for Human Comfort”, Proc. of the 11th Annual Paper Meet, Dhaka, pp. 170-175, 2006.
26. Shahajada Mahmudul Hasan, M. Rokunuzzaman, Development of a Surveillance Robot for Controlling from Unlimited Distance, International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, (ICECTE2012), RUET, Bangladesh, 2012
Research and Projects Undergraduate Thesis (Selected):

1.Simplified Walking Mechanism of Humanoid Robot
2.Sensor based workplace for repetitive production system
3. Digital interfacing for display of engine system parameters
4. Sound based event detection system for intelligent robot
5. Obstacle detection system design for mobile robot
6. Development of Self feeding mobile robot
7. Sound Recognition for development of Intelligent Eye
8. Automatic Exploration of ROI using Vision
9. Development of Firefighting robot (FireCop)
10. Design and development of QuadCopter (Flying Robot/Drone)
11. Development of Perpetual Motion Generation for
free electrical energy production
12. Development of QuadCopter for moving load with robotic gripper
13. Investigation of Stability problems of QuadCopter and find its solutions


(ii) Graduate Thesis
1. Development of a Long Distance Controlled Surveillance Robot with GPS Tracking and Mapping
2. Fatigue Estimation by facial expression and eye blinking rate (ongoing)
Post Joining Date
Professor 24 June, 1999
  • 1. Institute Gold Medal for outstanding performance from RUET (2000)
  • 2. Research Scholarship for M.Eng. Research (Thailand) (2003)
  • 3. Monbukagakusho Scholarship for D. Eng. Research (Japan) (2007)
  • 4. Best Presentation Paper Award (2010)