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Few words about myself ....

Hello, I am Rajesh from Bangladesh. I was born in the port city Chittagong. I started my journey of my life in Raozan Upazilla, a sub-urban area, 32 kilometers away from Chittagong district headquarter. I was in Raozan about 15 years and finished my junior level schooling there. During my childhood, I saw the nature and lives of different kinds of people very closely. I came across so many diverse things at that time. Till now, I consider this part of my life is very precious and valuable. Later on, I came to the city of Chittagong in 1991 and admitted in Chittagong College. During my stay in Chittagong College, I was able to improve my skills and build a sound academic background. For this I am very much grateful to my teachers and friends in my college at  that time.

I left Chittagong for my undergraduate study in 1994 and enrolled in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). It was the best school of Engineering in Bangladesh. I secured third position in the admission test of BUET. Among all the awards and recognitions I have achieved so far, that is the most cherished event in my life. I completed my B. Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in June, 2000. Unfortunately, we wasted two years of our lives in BUET due to 'SESSION JAM'. I did my M. Sc. in Electrical and  Computer Engineering from University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada in May 2004.

I am a kind of soft person. I have a few VERY GOOD friends. I think life would have been very miserable without them. I hate to differentiate people by their race or religion. I am married to Urmila. She is an M. Sc. in Psychology. In Fall 2006, I enrolled in Ph. D. program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.

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               Current Affiliation__________________________

Graduate Student, PhD Program

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

University of Waterloo, ON, Canada

Lecturer (On Leave)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

               Research Interest___________________________

Energy Aware Protocols in Wireless Networks

Distributed and Pervasive Computing

Wireless and Sensor Networks

               Under-graduate Study_____________________

B. Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

               Graduate Study______________________

M. Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Supervisor: Dr. Ekram Hossain

                 Work Experience______________________________

  • I am a faculty member (on leave) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at North South University, Dhaka. Tenure: From June 2004 to August 2006. On leave from September 2006.
     

  • I worked as a member of Wireless Internet and Packet Radio Network Research Group in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Tenure: From July 2002 to May 2004.
     

  • I worked as an Analyst/Network Administrator in Abiskar International, LLC, a US based data mining and analysis firm. In Abiskar, I received training in and performed business analysis for US customers. In addition to data analysis, I was responsible for extracting relevant data from clients’ database, maintaining the internal computer networks, and transmitting data between Dhaka and US office. Tenure: From August 2000 to June 2002.
     

  • I worked as a Trainer for the IT personals recruited by Object Data Inc (ODI), USA at their Dhaka Office. There I used to exchange my Object Oriented Programming (OOP) skill to the newly recruited personnel.  ODI recruited Bangladeshi IT personals for US IT industry. I also setup and maintained the Computer Networks in ODI. Tenure: From August 2001 to June 2002.
     

  • I joined Ethics Advance Technology Ltd. (A Software Company), Dhaka, Bangladesh right after completing undergraduate study. There, I designed a Hospital Management Database and developed software using Visual Basic (Front End) and Microsoft SQL Server in Windows NT environment. This software is in operation in Holy Family Red Crescent Hospital. Dhaka.

     List of Publications_________________________

  • Rajesh Palit and Mohammad Kaykobad, “Quick Load Balanced Radix Sort,” in the proceedings of International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 2005 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
     

  • D. Niyato, R. Palit, and E. Hossain, "Call-level and packet-level performance analysis of call admission control and adaptive channel allocation in mobile wireless networks," presented in the IEEE GLOBECOM'2005, St. Louis, MO, USA, 28 Nov.-2 Dec.  2005.

     

  • R. Palit, E. Hossain, and P. Thulasiraman, “MAPLE: A framework for mobility-aware proactive low energy clustering in ad hoc mobile wireless networks,'' in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley Interscience).

     

  • R. Palit, E. Hossain, and P. Thulasiraman, “Mobility-aware proactive low energy clustering in ad hoc mobile networks,” in the IEEE Global Communications Conference 2004 (GlobeCom'04), Dallas, Texas, US, Nov.-Dec. 2004.

     

  • Ekram Hossain, Rajesh Palit, and Parimala Thulasiraman, “Clustering in mobile wireless ad hoc networks: issues and approaches,”' invited book chapter in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Systems, Editor M. Guizani, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

     

  • Md. Abdus Sattar, Rajesh Palit and Al-Muakddim Khan Pathan, “Design and Development of a Bangla programming language with its Compiler,” in the National Conference on Computer Processing of Bangla (NCCPB-2004), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), 27th February, 2004; pp. 72-81.  ISBN: 984-32-1112-4.

     

  • Rajesh Palit, Abdus Sattar, “Representation of Bangla Characters in Computer System”, published in Bangladesh Journal of Computer and Information Technology, Vol 7, No. 1, December 1999 at Dhaka.
     

  • Abu Wasif, Rajesh Palit, MM Rashid and C. M. Rahman, “Increasing the performance of Classification Trees by using a Mixed Criterion of Attribute Dependency and Gain Ratio”, published in the proceedings of International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 1998 at Dhaka.

     

  • Abu Wasif, Rajesh Palit, MM Rashid and C. M. Rahman, “Construction of Decision Trees by using the Criterion of Class-dependency”, also published in the proceedings of International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, 1998 at Dhaka.

    Awards and Recognitions  ___________________ 

  • I got the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) in 2003. I also won Alfred Rea Tucker Memorial Scholarship and University of Manitoba Students' Union (UMSU) scholarship in the same year.
     

  • I secured 11th place in the combined merit list (Science Group) in the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination under Comilla Board, Bangladesh, held in 1993.
     

  • I got Dean's Award in BUET for academic results in every academic year. I also secured 3rd position in BUET admission test.
     

  • In NCPC 1998 (National Computer Programming Contest, Bangladesh), our group secured the 7th Place.
     

  • I developed a programming language in Bangla and its Compiler in my undergraduate thesis. The compiler was implemented in Windows platform using Borland C++ Builder. It is the first compiler ever developed for Bangla Language.
     

  • I secured the first place in the Software Exhibition 2000, which was held in June 2000 at the North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Contact me_____________________________________

     My GMail account ID is rajeshpalit

     Photographs_____________________________________

     Waterloo Pictures

Thank you!!