I graduated M.S and PhD in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Tsukuba, Japan (1995, 1998). Earlier, I graduated B.S (Civil Engineering, 1983; Chittagong University) and M.S (Urban & Regional Planning, 1989; Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology) in Bangladesh.
I have got four years of Post-Doctoral research experience-- (i) 'National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disasters Prevention', Japan (1998-2000), (ii) International Research Institute for Climate and Society', Columbia University, USA (2001-2003).
Right now, I am working as the Principal Research Scientist of the Pacific ENSO Applications Climate Center (PEAC)(http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/MET/Enso/index2.html).
My research interest centers on human involvement in addressing hazards mitigation, climate variability and flooding problems. Presently, my research involvement encompasses the following multidisciplinary
area in the Asia-Pacific regions:
I) Development of applications-oriented information on climate variability related to El Nino – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate cycle in the U.S affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI);
II) Climate variability and seasonal flood potential in the greater Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin system in South-Asia;
III) Risk-environment trade-off; and
IV) Development of applications-oriented framework for coastal hazard management.
El Nino – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) based climate forecasts.