M. Ataharul Islam

 

9/2010-Present Professor, Department of Statistics and OR, King Saud University, Riyadh.

 

2/95 to 9/2010 Professor of Statistics, University of Dhaka.

 

March 1 to March 14, 2009 Visiting Professor, KuwaitUniversity. Conducted a Workshop on

Longitudinal Analysis, Presented Paper in Seminar, Provided Help to Faculty Researchers, Developed Two Project Proposals.

 

June 1 to June 30, 2009 Visiting Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

June 1 to June 30, 2008. Visiting Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

08/06 to 02/08 Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

10/03 to 8/05  Professor, Department of Statistics and OR, KingSaudUniversity, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

3/02 to 10/03   Visiting Faculty, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

 

5/2001 to         Consultant, Family Planning Logistic Management, John Snow Inc. (JSI)

6/2001             and USAID. Prepared a manuscript on Projected Contraceptive Requirements, 2000-2015 for Bangladesh. 

 

12/3/2000-       International Consultant, UNFPA, Sudan. Analyzed data on Safe 

31/5/2000        Motherhood Survey, 1999 and completed three reports on Khartoum,

Sinnar and Western Darfur states.

 

11/98 to 1/99 International Consultant, UNFPA, Sudan. Analyzed four baseline survey   data and completed four reports on reproductive health and family planning for Mayo, Sinnar, Umbaddah and Barbar. These surveys were conducted in order to develop a National Integrated Information System with the technical support from UNFPA. In addition, assisted in the sampling and questionnaire design as well as in editing and finalizing the manual of social indicators.

 

4/99 to 5/99     Consultant, Family Planning Logistic Management, John Snow Inc. (JSI)

and USAID. Prepared a manuscript on Projected Contraceptive Requirements, 1998-2003 for Bangladesh. 

 

4/98 to 4/99  Principal Investigator of a special topic analysis of the 1996-97 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey for conducting Secondary Analysis on Program Performances in Areas Served by GOB, NGOs and Both GOB and NGOs. This study was sponsored by the USAID.

 

7/98 to 10/98 Worked on a report to suggest modifications of Integrated Multi Purpose    Survey (IMPS) Design of BBS. This sampling design is expected to serve as a master sample design for various nationally representative surveys (some of the current and past users of IMPS design are BDHS, Household Expenditure Survey, Health and Demographic Survey, Poverty Monitoring Survey, etc.).

 

7/96 to 5/97 Chairman, Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka.

 

5/96 to 7/96     Member of the Task Force to Recommend an Action Plan to Strengthen the Collection of Economic and Social Data in Bangladesh, formed by the Government of Bangladesh. As a member of the Task Force participated in the preparation of a report ‘Institutional Development of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS): Action Plan to Strengthen Collection of Economic and Social Data’. Submitted to the Government of Bangladesh.

 

6/96 Visiting Fellow of the East-WestCenter, USA. As a Visiting Fellow of the East-WestCenter

conducted research in collaboration with ProfessorC.B.Park and Dr. Andrew Kantner of the

School of Public Health, University of Hawaii  and Program on Population, EastWestCenter

respectively.

 

10/95 to 5/96   Principal Investigator of an extended analysis for examining the

relationship    between infant and child mortality and fertility on the basis of the 1994

Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. This project was funded by the East-West

Center, USA.

 

6/95 to 6/96     Member of the National Committee for Implementation Programme of

Action of the International Conference on Population and Development’ 94. Submitted a

report on the Growth of Population and Sustained Economic Development in

Bangladesh.

 

5/95 to 7/95 Consultants for literature review and secondary analysis of the needs           assessment of primary health care services in the urban areas of Dhaka. This study was jointly sponsored by the JohnsHopkinsUniversity and ICDDR,B. As per contract, reviewed existing literature, provided outline of analysis and conducted analysis and provided a report (worked with Dr.  A.H. Baqui and Dr. A.A. Thwin of ICDDR,B).

 

4/95 to 12/96   Project Advisor of the study on ‘Oral Contraceptive Compliance KAP

Baseline-Rural Bangladesh’ sponsored by USAID and the Population Council and was

conducted jointly by the Ministry of Planning (GOB), Department of Statistics

(University of Dhaka), FHI (USA) and ACPR. Participated in study design, development

of questionnaire, data analysis and report writing.

 

7/89 to 2/95 Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Dhaka.

 

7/93 to 7/96 Director, Statistical Research Unit, University of Dhaka.

 

6/94 Consultant, Pilot Comprehensive Health and Demographic Survey,

1993, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. responsibilities included helping in designing

questionnaire, master trainer at the training phase, analyzing data, and writing the report.

 

12/91 to 6/93   Visiting Faculty, Biostatistics Program, Department of Public Health

Sciences, University of Hawaii, Duties included teaching graduate courses, consulting,

doing independent and collaborative research, etc. Taught graduate courses on

longitudinal data analysis, sampling techniques in public health, applied multivariate

analysis in health sciences, introduction to biostatistics, and statistical techniques in

epidemiological research.

 

9/90 to12/91 Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Conducted

independent and collaborative research on survival analysis with Professor Jane Menken,

Director, PopulationStudiesCenter, University of Pennsylvania, USA..

 

6/89 to 6/01 Member, Working  Group of the Essential National Health Research,

Bangladesh. Contributed to prioritize the health research in Bangladesh.

 

8/88 to 9/90   Member, Technical Committee of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics on

Health and Demographic Survey. Contributed in the planning, training, analyzing, and

writing stages of the national level health and demographic survey in Bangladesh.

 

1/88 to 8/88   Coordinator, Secondary Analysis of the Contraceptive Prevalence Survey,

1985, funded by the USAID.

7/87 to present Honorary Consultant, Statistics Department, Bangladesh Institute of

Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

(BIRDEM), Dhaka.

 

10/85 to 7/89 Assistant Professor of Statistics, University of Dhaka.

 

1/85 to 6/85 Post-doctoral Fellow, East-WestCenter, Honolulu, Hawaii, Conducted

independent and collaborative research on survival analysis.

 

1/85 Faculty Researcher, School of Public Health, University of Hawaii,

Assisted in preparing a report on ‘Analysis of Mortality and Morbidity of Native

Hawaiians and the Pacific Islanders-Phase VI Contract No. 190-83-0009-Evaluation of

Federal Support to Health Systems of the United StatesPacificTerritories, School of

Public Health, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

 

2/80 to 10/85 Lecturer in Statistics, University of Dhaka. Duties included teaching 

undergraduate and graduate courses (on study leave for doing Ph.D. from 8/81 to 6/85).

 

7/79 to 2/80 Lecturer in Statistics, ChittagongUniversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010- present

 

Professor

 

Statistics

 

King Saud University

 

2006-2008

 

Professor

 

Mathematical Sciences

 

Universiti Sains Malaysia

 

2003-2005

Professor

Statistics

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1995- 2010

Professor

Statistics

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

2002-2003

Visiting Faculty

Mathematical Sciences

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang,  Malaysia

1991-93

Visiting Faculty

Biostatistics/Statistics

University of Hawaii, USA

1990-91

Post-doctoral Fellow

Biostatistics/Population

University of Pennsylvania, USA

1989-95 (including leave from DU during 90-93)

Associate Professor

Statistics/Biostatistics

University of Dhaka

1985-89

Assistant Professor

Statistics/Biostatistics

University of Dhaka

1985

Post-doctoral Fellow

Population

East-West Center, Hawaii, USA

January 85

Faculty Researcher

Biostatistics

School of Public Health, University of Hawaii

80-85 (including study leave from 81 to 84)

Lecturer

Statistics

Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka

79-80

Lecturer

Statistics

Department of Statistics, ChittagongUniversity

 

 

 

1990

Post-doctoral Fellow

Biostatistics, Population

University of Pennsylvania, USA

1984

Doctor of Philosophy

Biostatistics

University of Hawaii, USA

1979

Master of Science

Statistics

Dhaka University, Bangladesh

1977

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Statistics

Dhaka University, Bangladesh

1972

Higher Secondary Certificate

Science

Notre Dame College, Bangladesh

1970

Secondary School Certificate

Science

Sunamganj Government School, Bangladesh

 

       M. Ataharul Islam

       Date of Birth: 12.4.55                     

       Married

       Children: 2

       Professor

        Department of Statistics and OR

        College of Science

        King Saud University

        PO Box 2455

        Riyadh 11451

        Saudi Arabia

        Tel: +966-1-4676287 (Office)

                +966-597779806 (Mobile)

        E-mail: mataharul@yahoo.com,

                    aabdur@ksu.edu.sa