Profile of Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda

Profile of Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda

Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda
Professor
Department of Statistics
Faculty of Sciences
Email: akanda@du.ac.bd
Phone: +880-1620-964148
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Short Biography:

Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Prof. Akanda received his Ph.D. with distinction and honor from the University of Évora (Portugal) under the EMMA scholarship program funded by European Union in 2014. Prior to this, he also received his M. Phil. in International Political Economy (Major in Economics) in 2009 from the University of Tsukuba (Japan) under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP). He obtained his M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Statistics from the University of Dhaka. He is the author of the test book RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - A Complete Direction for Learners (ISBN: 978-984-34-4141-6)published by Akanda & Sons Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has made of other 2 books, over 27 peer-reviewed scientific research papers, and more than 10 conference papers. For his extra-ordinary performance in B.Sc. (Honours) examination at the University of Dhaka, he received the Dean's Special Award. For his brilliant contributions in original research while holding the post of Associate Professor, he was blessed again with the Dean's Award from the University of Dhaka. He visited more than 17 countries around the world for his academic and research purposes.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Mathematics (Specialization in Statistics) University of Évora Portugal 2014
M.Phil. International Political Economy University of Tsukuba Japan 2009
Post Graduate Diploma Diploma of Human Rights and Legal Aid Dhaka International University Bangladesh 2006
Masters Statistics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1999
Bachelor Statistics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1998
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
National Dean's Award 2015 Bangladesh Gold Medal and Dean’s Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Dhaka for the extraordinary contributions in original research while holding the post of Associate Professor.
International Stipend for Conference Participation 2012 Norway Stipends for participants from developing countries from the International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC) 2012, Sundvolden Hotel, Oslo, Norway.
International Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia-West (EMMA-WEST) Scholarship 2011 Portugal Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia-West (EMMA-WEST) Scholarship (September 2011- June 2014) funded by European Union (EU) to PhD study in the Department of Mathematics (Specialization in Statistics) at the University of Évora, Portugal.
International Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship 2007 Japan Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship (April 2007-March 2009) to study M.A. in International Political Economy jointly selected by the World Bank Committee at the University of Tsukuba, Japan and the authorities of World Bank.
National Dean's Special Award 2001 Bangladesh Dean’s Special Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Dhaka for the outstanding academic results in the B.Sc.(Honours) examination of 1998.
Local Gaibandha Zila Student Welfare Association’s Scholarship 1999 Bangladesh

This scholarship is given for the students of Gaibandha district based on academic results.

Local Gaibandha Zila Student Welfare Association’s Scholarship 1997 Bangladesh

This scholarship is given for the students of Gaibandha district based on academic results.

National Hall Sub-Scholarship 1996 Bangladesh

This scholarship is given to the students affiliated to Shahidullah Hall of Dhaka University on the basis of academic results.

Research Interest
Subject Description
Longitudinal data analysis Statistical analysis of longitudinal data accounting for possible between-subject heterogeneity and within-subject correlation.
Ecology Specific issues on ecology based on statistical analysis; Generalized estimating equations approach in capture-recapture models
Health economics Demand for health care and health care issues; Child malnutrition; Econometric applications based on current challenges
Statistics Estimation, model selection and goodness-of-fit tests
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Impact of hospital delivery on child mortality in Bangladesh Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda N/A Arifin Sultana Statistics 2017
Masters Socioeconomic effect and behavioral factors on child malnutrition in Bangladesh Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda N/A Mahmuda Parvin Statistics 2017
Masters Utilization of antenatal care, skill birth assistant and institutional delivery Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda N/A Nur-E-Jannat Statistics 2015
Masters Socioeconomic inequalities of child malnutrition: Determinants and trends in BD Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda N/A Yousuf Ibna Ismail Statistics 2015
Masters Selecting the working correlation structure in GEE Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda N/A Ataul Karim Bhuiyan Statistics 2007
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Ecological Statistics PEst-OE/MAT/UI0117/2011 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal 01-07-2014 30-06-2018 Universidade de Évora
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
1

Estimation of capture probabilities and model selection using a generalized estimating equation approach. University of Porto, Portugal.

SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Bangladesh Statistical Association (BSA) Professional 2007 Life Time
2 Dhaka University Statistics Department Alumni Association (DUSDAA) Social and Academic 2010 Life Time
3 Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) Social and Academic 2015 Life Time
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka 30-10-2019 Currently Working

Teaching and Research

Associate Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka 06-03-2014 29-10-2019

Teaching and Research

Assistant Professor University of Dhaka Dhaka 06-09-2009 05-03-2014

Teaching and Research

Assistant House Tutor University of Dhaka Fazlul Hoq Muslim Hall, Dhaka 04-09-2004 15-04-2007

Administrative

Lecturer University of Dhaka Dhaka 30-10-2003 05-09-2009

Teaching and Research

Lecturer Dhaka International University Dhaka 05-01-2003 29-10-2003

Teaching and Research

Book
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Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda RESEARCH METHODOLOGY- A Complete Direction For Learners. Dhaka: Akanda & Sons Publications, 2018 .
2
Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda Demand for health care and health care expenditure: Applications and policy implications in Bangladesh. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011 .
3
Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Maksuda Khanam Goodness-of-fit tests for GEE model: Methods and Applications. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2011 .
Journal Article
1
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda, Most. Sonia Khatun and A H M Musfiqur Rahman Nabeen : Determinants of malnutrition among ever-married women in Bangladesh, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.69, no.1 pp.7-13, 2021 .
2
Most. Sonia Khatun, A H M Musfiqur Rahman Nabeen, Md. Maidul Husain and Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Impact of husbands’ healthcare decision making on women’s future intention of using contraceptives in Bangladesh, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.68, no.2 pp.121-127, 2020 .
3
A H M Musfiqur Rahman Nabeen, Nur-E-Jannat and Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Utilization of antenatal care, skilled birth assistant and institutional delivery in Bangladesh, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.66, no.1 pp.21-27, 2018 .
4
A H M Musfiqur Rahman Nabeen and Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Association between economic inequality and under-five child malnutrition: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.66, no.1 pp.73-78, 2018 .
5
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar-Jara : A generalized estimating equations approach to model heterogeneity and time dependence in capture-recapture studies, European Journal of Ecology, vol.3, no.1 pp.9–17, 2017 .
6
A H M Musfiqur Rahman Nabeen and Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Determinants and predictive power of fitted model for under-five child mortality in Bangladesh, South Asian Journal of Population and Health, vol.10, no.1&2 pp.109–121, 2017 .
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A H M Musfiqur Rahman Nabeen and Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Investigating the association between infant mortality and multiple birth: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, BUP Journal, vol.5, no.2 pp.118-128, 2017 .
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Md Abdus Salam Akanda, Maksuda Khanam and Abu Zar Md Shafiullah : Determinants of earnings and selection into labor market by controlling selection bias in Bangladesh, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.62, no.1 pp.11-16, 2014 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar‐Jara : A generalized estimating equations approach for capture-recapture closed population models, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, (impact factor:0.829) vol.21, no.4 pp.667–688, 2014 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar‐Jara : Estimation of capture probabilities using generalized estimating equations and mixed effects approaches, Ecology and Evolution, (impact factor:2.537) vol.4, no.7 pp.1158–1165, 2014 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar-Jara : Generalized linear models, generalized additive models and generalized estimating equations to capture-recapture closed population models, Atas do XXI Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatística, pp.169–181, 2014 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar‐Jara : Estimation of capture probabilities using a GEE approach, Atas do XX Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica, pp.27-35, 2013 .
13
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Demand for institutional delivery in Bangladesh: An application of household production function, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.60, no.1 pp.53-59, 2012 .
14
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : HYV technology on non-farm labor and adoption by gender in Bangladesh: An econometric analysis, Stamford Journal of Business Studies, vol.4, no.2 pp.43–52, 2011 .
15
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Relationship between prenatal care and infant mortality: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, South Asian Journal of Population and Health, vol.3, no.2 pp.191-202, 2010 .
16
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Returns to education in Nepal: Evidence from Living Standard Survey, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.58, no.2 pp.257–264, 2010 .
17
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Demand for antenatal care in Bangladesh: An application of two-part model, South Asian Journal of Population and Health, vol.3, no.1 pp.29–41, 2010 .
18
Ashfaque Ahmed, Sirajul Hoque, Mikael Ohlson, Md Abdus Salam Akanda and Md Golam Moula : Phytoplankton standing crop and its diversity in the Buragauranga river estuary in relation to chemical environment, Bangladesh Journal of Botany, (impact factor:0.15) vol.39, no.2 pp.143-151, 2010 .
19
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Consumption smoothing behavior through savings and borrowings: A household study in Bangladesh, Stamford Journal of Business Studies, vol.4, no.1 pp.129–136, 2010 .
20
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Mari Minowa : Household demand for health care and health care expenditure by controlling endogeneity bias in Bangladesh, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.59, no.1 pp.137–146, 2010 .
21
Ashfaque Ahmed and Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Relationship among phytoplankton diversity, physical and chemical properties of the Padma river, Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.16, no.1 pp.21-27, 2007 .
22
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Maksuda Khanam : Analysis of maternal health complications in rural Bangladesh by using GEE, Dhaka University Journal of Science, vol.55, no.1 pp.91-95, 2007 .
23
Maksuda Khanam and Md. Abdus Salam Akanda : Determinants of delivery complications in rural Bangladesh, Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol.3, no.11 pp.1320-1326, 2007 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Maksuda Khanam : Fitting GEE models and goodness-of-fit tests for delivery complications in rural Bangladesh, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol.1, no.4 pp.431-440, 2007 .
25
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda, Maksuda Khanam and M. Ataharul Islam : Comparison of goodness-of-fit tests for GEE modeling with binary responses to diabetes mellitus, Journal of Applied Sciences, vol.5, no.7 pp.1214-1218, 2005 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda, Kawsar Jahan, Maksuda Khanam and M. Ataharul Islam : Generalized estimating equations for conditional and unconditional residuals in diabetes mellitus data., Journal of Applied Sciences, vol.5, no.7 pp.1228-1231, 2005 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Maksuda Khanam : Goodness-of-fit tests for GEE models using kappa–like statistic to diabetes mellitus study, Journal of Applied Sciences, vol.5, no.9 pp.1597-1601, 2005 .
Conference Proceedings
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar-Jara "Generalized estimating equations and mixed effect modeling approaches in capture-recapture closed population models." XXI Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica , pp. 233-235. Aveiro: SPE, Portugal, 2013 .
2
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar-Jara "Estimation of capture probabilities using GEE and mixed effect approaches." EURING 2013 Analytical Meeting & Workshop , pp. 44. Georgia, USA: 2013 .
3
Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar-Jara "A generalized estimating equation approach for estimating population size by using capture-recapture data." International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC) , pp. 125. Oslo, Norway: UiO, 2012 .
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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda and Russell Alpizar-Jara "Estimation of capture probabilities and model selection using a generalized estimating equation approach." XX Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica , pp. 595-596. Porto: SPE, Portugal, 2012 .