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[Moinul Zaber]

Moinul Zaber, PhD is a faculty member of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a research fellow at LIRNE Asia, a regional (focusing global south) think-tank working on telecommunications and Internet policy based in Sri Lanka. His research revolves around telecommunication and Internet policy, data driven techno economic analysis, and human centric technology policy design. At Dhaka University Moinul lead’s Data and Design lab (dndlab.org) that uses techniques of machine learning, data science, design thinking to help solve issues of related to public policy. The lab is currently focusing on using household level electricity consumption data to map economic condition of Dhaka city dwellers, GPS data to understand the pattern of Dhaka city traffic and perception based survey data to understand the state of digital inclusion in primary and secondary schools of selected districts of Bangladesh. The lab receives funding from various national and international organizations. Moinul’s BIG DATA research work is funded through IDRC via project “Leveraging mobile network big data for developmental policy”. Moinul’s research on educational technology is funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. At Dhaka University Moinul teaches data and design related courses on Human Computer Interaction, Neural networks and machine learning. Moinul received his doctorate degree from the engineering and public policy department of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. His Ph.D. focused on understanding the impact of regulatory governance on the telecommunications market place. The thesis used the theories of institutional economics, techniques of econometric, computational and statistical tools to find data driven evidence of the influence of regulatory structures on various regulatory decisions and their impacts on the market. He has an MS in engineering and public policy and BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering. Just After his Ph.D. Moinul worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow at Chalmers University, Sweden. At Chalmers Moinul conducted a research that tried to ascertain the impact of broadband bandwidth variability and availability on various aspects of quality of life. The work was based on household level data from Sweden. Moinul’s most recent works were on data for public good, broadband policy, spectrum management, voice over IP, number portability, digital inclusion, regulatory governance and next generation infrastructure development. He has published in various international peer reviewed journals and gave talks at a number of major conferences related to telecommunications and Internet policy and regulation. Moinul has served at various expert committees for a number of organizations of the Government of Bangladesh. Among such organizations are – Bangladesh police, Bangladesh Computer Council, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.