Accomplishments

  • Doctoral work on developing Semantic Web algorithms to efficiently select appropriate web data sources was one of the first dissertations on this topic and was funded by the US Department of Energy. Masters thesis funded by Department of Defense

  • Designed and implemented new courses on Facebook API programming, cloud architecture, XML programming (in 2002) and mobile app development on Android and iOS

  • As member of the national Bangladesh Internet Committee, helped develop the initial national Internet strategy

  • Partnered with Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI-CMU) to help create the world’s first software engineering body of knowledge (SWEBOK) and helped define FAA employee learning outcomes for software engineering by advising FAA on competency models based on SWEBOK

Education

  • PhD Computer Science, Lehigh University, 2009 (Dissertation: Efficient Selection and Integration of Data Sources for Answering Semantic Web Queries)

  • M.S., Computer and Information Science University of South Alabama 1997

  • B.S., Computer and Information Science University of South Alabama 1992

 

Academic Experience

2009 – 2013 Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, USA

 

2001-2002 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Embry Riddle University, Florida, USA

 

1998-1999 Visiting Scholar, Department of Computer Science, Embry Riddle University, Florida, USA

 

1995-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

ABIR QASEM

 

420 7th St NW Apt 221

abir.qasem@gmail.com

Tel: (586) 648-0566

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Administration

  • 2011-2013: Director of Academic Computing, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, USA Led the development of innovative learning technology solutions for educators and increased technology support for the scholarly activities of BC faculty members. Mentored the Director of IT in instituting e-learning initiatives

  • 2011: Task Force Member, BC 2.0 (a strategic plan for technology at the College) Member of a two person high level task force (with CIO), appointed by President, to develop a proposal for BC 2.0 aimed at making the college competitive in terms of technology

 

Advisory Positions

  • 2012 Advised www.saylor.org and its free education initiative by evaluating two online computer science courses (www.saylor.org/team) 2011 Member, BC2.0 2010 Invited expert, 2012 United Nations E-Government Survey, Towards a More Citizen-Centric Approach 1996-1997

  • Member, National Internet Committee of Bangladesh 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION 
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

Professional and Academic Recognition

  • Funded work (2009) Dissertation: Efficient Selection and Integration of Data Sources for Answering Semantic Web Queries Partially funded by a Department of Energy grant

  • Funded work (1997) Department of Defense grant

  • Other recognition Magna cum laude Most Outstanding CIS Student 1989-1990 Phi Kappa Phi membership

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