Awards and Achievements

  • September 2016
    Best Paper Award (IEEE IC-NIDC'16)
    The Best Paper Award in the IEEE IC-NIDC 2016, which was awarded in Beijing, China, for the paper entitled: “ECO-UDC: An Energy Efficient Data Collection Method for Disaster Area Networks”.



  • March 2016
    NEC Tokin Foundation Research Encouragement Award
    This award is given by the NEC’s Tokin Foundation for Promotion of Science and Technology to recognize research works of young researchers in the engineering field. The selection of the award is based on the originality, inventiveness, difficulty, and contributions to academia and industry of the research.


  • December 2015
    IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award
    The 10th IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award.
    The award ceremony was held during the APB meeting at IEEE Globecom 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.

    IEEE COMSOC Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award

  • December 2014
    Best Paper Award (IEEE Globecom'14)
    The Best Paper Award in the IEEE Globecom 2014, which was awarded in San Diego, CA, USA, for the paper entitled: “On Joint Optimal Placement of Access Points and Partially Overlapping Channel Assignment for Wireless Networks”.


  • June 2014
    IEEE Appreciation Certificate
    The Appreciation Certificate as Symposium Chair from IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), IEEE ICC’14


  • September 2013
    IEEE Senior Member Elevation

    Elevated to IEEE Senior Member grade ieee-sm1

  • May 2013
    IEEE Meritorious Service Certificate

    Meritorious Service Certificate as “Top Quality Reviewer” awarded by the IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems (TPDS)TPDS-award-certificate-zubair001

  • March 2011
    President’s Award, Tohoku University

    President’s Award for outstanding performance in PhD, Tohoku University, Japanzubair_president-award-tohoku-university


  • March 2011
    Dean’s Award, Tohoku University

    Dean’s Award for outstanding performance in PhD, GSIS, Tohoku University, Japanzubair_deans-award-tohoku-university

  • June 2009
    Best Paper Award

    Best Paper Award, ACM IWCMC Conference, Leipzig, Germany


  • June 2007
    IEEE Student Travel Grant

    Student Travel Grant, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Glasgow, Scotlandtravel-grant-2007


  • April 2005
    Monbukagakusho (Monbusho) Scholarship

    Monbukagakusho Scholarship from Ministry of Culture and Education, Japan, for Masters leading to PhD program, 2005-2011

  • September 2003
    Undergraduate Distinction

    BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology (CIT) with Distinction, 2nd position in order of merit, CIT, IUT, Bangladesh




  • 1996
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship

    Scholarship awarded by the United World College National Committee, supported by HMS Prince of Wales and Queen Nur of Jordan

  • 1995
    Secondary School Certificate Exam. - Distinction

    9th position in order of merit in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC)  Examination on the “combined” (national) level, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh

  • 1992
    General Pool Scholarship

    Scholarship on the “General Pool”, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh