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Asian University of Bangladesh or AUB is a private, coeducational university of Bangladesh. It was established on 4 January 1996 by the Private University Act 1992. AUB has four campuses in Uttara, Dhanmondi, Khulna and Rajshahi. The university is affiliated by University Grants Commission and managed by Asian University Trust. Wikipedia.

Uddin M.S.,Asian University of Bangladesh | Kumar S.,Energy Field of Study
Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy | Year: 2015

This study presents the life cycle energy consumption, emissions, and environmental impacts of flat plate and evacuated tube domestic solar hot water system manufactured and used in Thailand. The results presented in this article show that the life cycle energy consumption for the flat plate system is 5% lower than that of evacuated tube system. The application of flat plate system is useful over evacuated tube system for 8 out of 12 emissions are examined. The global warming potential is 3% lower for the flat plate system than that of evacuated tube system. The average reduction of energy consumption and environmental impact by reusing materials are 65 and 50%, respectively for the flat plate and evacuated tube system. A comparative study with other systems available in the literatures based on few performance indicators shows that the energetic and environmental performance of domestic solar hot water system in Thailand is quite attractive. This article is useful to enhance the local production in line with energy and environmental sustainability in home and Asian neighboring countries. © 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog.

Cruz-Rivera E.,American University in Cairo | Cruz-Rivera E.,Asian University of Bangladesh | Friedlander M.,Israel Oceanographic And Limnological Research
Marine Ecology Progress Series | Year: 2013

The consequences of intraspecific variation in prey traits for plant-herbivore interactions were tested by measuring the susceptibility of 3 phenotypes from the red alga Gracilaria cornea against herbivores from the coast of Israel. The 3 algal phenotypes ('fine', 'green', 'wild') differed in morphology, as well as nutritional value (organic content). When presented with the 3 G. cornea phenotypes simultaneously, the amphipod Ampithoe ramondi and the crab Acanthonyx lunulatus consumed significantly more of the finely branched phenotype (63 and 80% of total consumption, respectively) than of either the green or wild phenotypes. When confined with only 1 of the 3 algal phenotypes, feeding patterns of the crab changed little, consuming significantly more of the finely branched phenotype. In contrast, the amphipod responded by increasing consumption proportionally on the phenotypes with the lowest organic content. Regression analysis showed that A. ramondi exhibited compensatory feeding and consumed significantly more of the green phenotype than of either of the other 2 under no-choice conditions, with algal ash-free dry mass explaining approximately 83% of the variance in feeding for this mesograzer. Data suggest that feeding by crabs responded to algal morphology more, while amphipods cued on both structure and nutrient content of the algal phenotypes. © Inter-Research 2013.

Guns R.,University of Antwerp | Liu Y.X.,University of Antwerp | Liu Y.X.,Tongji University | Mahbuba D.,University of Antwerp | Mahbuba D.,Asian University of Bangladesh
Scientometrics | Year: 2011

We study global and local Q-measures, as well as betweenness centrality, as indicators of international collaboration in research. After a brief review of their definitions, we introduce the concepts of external and internal inter-group geodesics. These concepts are applied to a collaboration network of 1129 researchers from different countries, which is based on publications in bibliometrics, informetrics, webometrics, and scientometrics (BIWS in short) from the period 1990-2009. It is thus illustrated how international collaboration (among authors from different countries) in BIWS is carried out. Our results suggest that average scores for local Q-measures are typically higher, indicating a relatively low degree of international collaboration in BIWS. The dominating form of international collaboration is bilateral, whereas multilateral collaboration is relatively rare in the field of BIWS. We also identify and visualize the most important global and local actors. Dividing the entire period in four 5-year periods, it is found that most international collaboration in the field has happened in the last time slice (2005-2009). A comparison of the different time slices reveals the non-linear growth of the indicators studied and the international expansion of the field. © 2010 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

Hussain F.,Asian University of Bangladesh
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series | Year: 2011

This poster focuses on the national level efforts taken in Bangladesh (one of the most climate-vulnerable countries) to face the immediate as well as long term challenges of climate change through green ICT based applications and infrastructure. "Digital Bangladesh" is a vision supported by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to integrate the ICT based interventions at every level of life [1]. It envisions the micro-level social inclusion of the base of the pyramid population (BoP) in the mainstream economic activities through ensuring access to information, cost-effective connectivity and efficient e-governance. As climate change is severely negating many achievement made by this developing country, efforts are in place to implement strategies towards developing "Green" ICT based nationwide infrastructure and services all over Bangladesh. This poster looks into the challenges towards fulfilling such objective. It also focuses on the strategic priorities and identifies future opportunities for making a nation's collective effort for a "green" future sustainable. The original research is a part of the ongoing process to monitor and evaluate this national level initiative. Copyright © 2011 ACM.

Mahbuba D.,Asian University of Bangladesh | Mahbuba D.,University of Antwerp | Rousseau R.,k-Technology | Rousseau R.,Hasselt University | Rousseau R.,Catholic University of Leuven
Scientometrics | Year: 2010

As part of a research program to analyse research in Bangladesh we provide a comparison between research indicators related to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In this investigation we make use of Web of Science (WoS) data as well as Scopus data (using the SCImago website). Special attention is given to collaboration data and to the evolution of country h-indices. A comparison based on relative quality indicators shows that Sri Lanka is the best performer among these four countries. Such a result agrees with the ranking of these countries according to the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI). © 2010 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.

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