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DU Statistics Dept Alumni Assoc to honour Prof Ataharul Islam

Staff Reporter, Dhaka
DU Statistics Dept Alumni Assoc to honour Prof Ataharul Islam

The Dhaka University Statistics Department Alumni Association (DUSDAA) has decided to bestow its highest award, ‘DUSDAA Outstanding Leadership Award’, on Dr M Ataharul Islam, a former student of the Department of Statistics and a renowned academic, said a press release.

In his four decades of teaching life, Prof Islam has taught in various renowned universities around the world including the East West Center of the University of Hawaii, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Alabama in Birmingham in the USA, the University Sains Malaysia, King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, and the University of Dhaka, University of Chittagong and East West University in Bangladesh.

He supervised many postgraduate and doctoral students. The path shown by him set the trend of research in the Department of Statistics, the result of which is evident from the outstanding success of the students of this department at home and abroad, the statement added.

In addition to more than two hundred research articles in international journals, he has written numerous book chapters.

He has five books to his credit, all published abroad. Professor Islam became the inaugural Kazi Motahar Hossain Professor at the Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), Dhaka University.

Apart from his own Dhaka University, he has played a significant role in the development of statistics curriculum of many universities in the country and abroad as well as policy analysis for various government and non-government organizations and development partners.

The formal award giving ceremony will be held on Thursday. Due to the pandemic situation, the ceremony will be held virtually this year. The Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman will be the chief guest and former Vice Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Prof Kazi Saleh Ahmed will be the special guest at the event. It is expected that many of his admirers from home and abroad will join this solemn ceremony.

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