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University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh is a Private liberal arts-based University in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Founded in February 2002, permission to open was received from the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh in November 2003, pursuant to the Private University Act 1992. ULAB incorporates the values of Liberal Arts and Sustainability into its curricula, through its General Education Department and its Center for sustainable development . ULAB is a research-intensive University, with multiple research opportunities for its faculty members and students. Wikipedia.

Monir S.,University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh | Rubya S.,Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology | Ferdous H.S.,Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, ISDA | Year: 2012

Human posture identification for motion controlling applications is becoming more of a challenge. We present a posture classification system using skeletal-tracking feature of Microsoft Kinect sensor. Posture recovery is carried out by detecting the human body joints, its position, and orientation at the same time. Angular representation of the skeleton data makes the system very robust and avoids problems related to human body occlusions and motion ambiguities. The implemented system is tested on a class of relatively common postures comprising hundreds of human pose instances by different people, where our classifier shows an average accuracy of 94.9%, 96.7% and 96.9% for linear, exponential and priority based matching systems respectively. © 2012 IEEE. Source

Momen S.,University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Procedia Computer Science | Year: 2013

This paper presents a hybrid task allocation strategy for decentralized groups of mobile agents. The work is strongly inspired by the biological behavior of social insects. Agent based modeling approach has been used to model the behavior of agents. Environment of the model comprises of set of tasks and heterogeneous groups of mobile agents. Each group of agents follows respective local rules to communicate with neighboring agents and with the environment in their vicinity. The agents can not only carry out their own tasks but can also switch tasks to meet colonial demands. This paper presents an extension of a series of models presented earlier. In earlier models, agents reacted only to stimulus. Although evidence exists of task preferences among castes (bias) in many ant species, little work has been done in investigating the benefits for the colony of such preferences. This paper addresses the role of bias in the colony performance under different environmental circumstances. Experiment results indicate that the model presented in this paper is highly efficient, accurate and consistent with biological equivalents. The model with bias within a group is novel and has not been done before to the best of my knowledge. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. Source

Khan M.M.,University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh | Khan M.M.,Queen Mary, University of London
2014 2nd International Conference on Green Energy and Technology, ICGET 2014 | Year: 2014

Comparison between narrowband (2.45 GHz) and ultra wide-band (3-10 GHz) subject-specific on-body radio channel studies for healthcare application has been presented in this paper. Eight different real human test subjects of different shapes and sizes used in this study. Experimental investigation was made in the indoor environment. The path loss was modeled as a function of distance for 34 different receiver locations for propagation along the front part of the body. Results and analysis show that, due to the different sizes, heights and shapes of the test subjects, the path loss exponent value varies up to maximum of 21 % for the narrowband on-body case, whereas a maximum variation of path loss exponent value of 37.6 % is noticed for the ultra wideband (UWB) case. Variation of path loss for eight different narrowband and UWB on-body radio propagation channels of eight different human test subjects is also investigated. © 2014 IEEE. Source

Shah P.,University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh | Ahsan Habib S.M.,Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management BIBM
WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment | Year: 2014

Environmental concern is at the center of green banking practices. The public concern of the state of the environment has been growing rapidly in the last few years mostly due to apparently unusual weather patterns, rising greenhouse gases, declining air quality, declining non-renewable energy resources, etc. In particular, cities like Dhaka are severely affected with the changing environment and unsustainable energy situation. Banks hold a unique position in an economic system that can affect production, business, and other economic activities through their financing activities. Alongside handling environmental risks, banks may contribute by saving energy resources in their own operations and may also influence their clients to save energy resources. In Bangladesh, a lot is to be done to attain the expected level of environmental standard; however, remarkable development has taken place in terms of green banking practices. The broad objective of the conference paper is to evaluate the relevance of green banking practices for attaining energy sustainability in Dhaka city. The study observes that banks can play critical roles in attaining energy sustainability in Dhaka city through green activities. © 2013 WIT Press. Source

Das D.,University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology | Year: 2010

Bangladesh is a developing country. In developing countries, there is a digital divide between rural and urban areas. We need to provide locally relevant ICT services to overcome these divisions. Traditional software development methods are not suitable for developing the software of rural areas because they cannot serve the unique needs and complexities of such areas. I have tried to find the most appropriate way to engineer suitable software applications for rural communities of Bangladesh. I have developed a methodological framework for creating software applications for rural community. Socially structured computing framework to create software applications using the principle of action research and participative Design Guide as the best practices that helped me address all the problems that affect the success of the application. On the validity of the framework, I show that by using it to create Telemedicine Communicator (TC). TC is a prototype system for remote consultations in health for rural communities. It allows for communication between a small hospital in a village and a bigger hospital in neighboring village. It uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) combined with a store and forward approach to communications. TC can be tested over a Wireless Fidelity (wireless) network as well. Within social consciousness, it is suitable for the local development of relevant applications for rural areas of Bangladesh. I found that TC is an improvement of the solution of telemedicine in the community of destiny. Using this approach also led to a lot of knowledge about best practices for ICT development projects. I am also proposing that VoIP and Wi-Fi technology is relevant to rural areas and that the liberalization of telecommunications in Bangladesh is still needed to promote technological development in rural and underserviced areas. © 2005-2010 JATIT. Source

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