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Bangladeshi engineer featured in Forbes magazine

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladeshi engineer featured in Forbes magazine

A Bangladeshi engineer has been named in the latest Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2022 in the science category.

Bashima Islam, an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, is “engineering the next generation of internet of things devices to operate without batteries,” the Forbes site mentions in her short profile.

“She is developing intermittently powered devices using solar energy and radio frequency, as well as an acoustic sensing wearable to warn pedestrians of the danger of approaching cars,” Forbes adds.

“The interdisciplinary nature of my research involves diverse domains including Machine Learning, Mobile Computing, Embedded Systems, and Ubiquitous Computing,” Bashima says in the WPI website.  She completed her PhD in Computer Science from the  University of North Carolina in 2021, and BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2016.

Bashima is currently a visiting postdoctoral research associate working with Professor Romit Roy Choudhury and Prof Nancy McElwain at the University of Illinois.

Forbes publishes the names of 30 individuals or organizations in 20 categories each year.

This year Forbes is celebrating a decade of publishing the first 30 under 30 list.