Dr. Akhlaqur Rahman

Course Coordinator and On-Campus Lecturer

School of Industrial Automation

Melbourne Campus



Dr. Akhlaqur Rahman (AK) is the Academic Course Coordinator and Lecturer for the school of Industrial Automation at Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT), Melbourne, Australia. AK is also member of IEEE and Engineers Australia (MIEAust). Akhlaqur completed his PhD from Swinburne University of Technology in 2019. Before joining Swinburne, he was a Lecturer and Coordinator for the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Uttara University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 2013 to 2014. From 2018 to 2019, he was involved as Research Assistant at Deakin University.  Overall AK has 8 years of teaching experience in Bangladesh, Australia and Online.

Akhlaqur (AK) is an experienced Electrical and Mechatronics researcher looking to apply my education background, managerial experience and hoping to make a difference in the world. He has over 20+ publication (3 Q1 Journals, 3 top flagship conferences) and is also reviewer for IEEE TII, and MDPI Robotics Journal. AK's research interests include cloud networked robotics, task offloading, Industry 4.0 Automation, energy efficiency, optimization,  smart manufacturing and Internet of Things (IoT).

Besides that, AK is a Competent Communicator and effective leader, having received the "Swinburne Emerging Leadership Award" from Swinburne University. He communication aptitude is also backed up by his great IELTS score and being the winner at the "3 Minute Thesis Competition". Akhlaqur has also won the IEEE Travel Grant for IEEE Globecom and was the First Ever MATLAB Student Ambassador in Australia (29 in the world) as an employee of Mathworks, Inc. 

Given his experience, AK is looking forward to challenging himself with opportunities in industry as well as academia. Research

Research Area
  • Cloud Robotics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Smart Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
Research Interest
  • Task Offloading
  • Optimization
  • IoT communication
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cyber Security
  • Virtual Manufacturing System
Professional Memberships
  • IEEE
  • Engineers Australia (EA), MIEAust
  • IEEE young professionals
  • Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Industry Affiliations
  • Professional Engineer (accriminated) by EA.
  • Guest Editor for Special Issue- MDPI JSAN
  • Member of the “Program Committee board” for SGES conference 2020, Perth, Australia.
  • Member of the Reviewer Board (MDPI Robotics)
EIT Internal Affiliations
  • Course Advisory Committee (MEE, MIA)- EIT
  • Member of Board of Studies, Teaching and Learning, Admission Committee, Research Committee
Administrative responsibilities
  • Academic Coordinator for Industrial Automation (IA) related course: BIA, MIA
  • IA expert for VET courses (DIA) and doctorate program (DEng)


Currently Teaching
  • ME507 Industrial Data Communication
  • BEE303S Power Generation (Renewable and Non-Renewable)
  • ME501 Power Engineering
  • ME505 Process Engineering
Teaching Experience (Tertiary)
9 years teaching at Tertiary level (VET, Bachelor, Masters, Higher Ed)
Research supervisor for ME700 (Master’s Thesis Projects)
  • Sayed Yasiv Sayed Safiullah, “Design and Simulation of a control system and safety system for a Portable Hydrogen generator to be used in household cooking”
  • Khary Simon, “A Magnetic Hybrid Stationary Bicycle Design for Improved Standalone Power Generation”
Assistant supervisor for DEng
  • Abimbola Ogunlade, “Developing a Cyber-security framework using Blockchain Technology for Industrial Control System Networks: A case of Petrochemical Industry”
  • Oluwasegun (Segun) Eludire, “Standard Internet of Things Security Model (SIoTSM)”
  • Allan Butler’ “IT / OT Convergence for increasing efficiency of resourcing and reporting processes across the business “
External PhD Consultation
  • Mahbuba Afrin (Swinburne University), “Data-based offloading decision-making for disaster management”
  • Sourabh Dani, (Swinburne University) “Automating the Mattress Manufacturing process using cloud-networked robotics and Machine Learning”
Journal Articles
  1. Mahbuba Afrin, Jiong Jin, Akhlaqur Rahman, Ashfaqur Rahman, J. Wan and E. Hossain, “Resource Allocation and Service Provisioning in Multi-Agent Cloud Robotics: A Comprehensive Survey,” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials 2021. (Accepted for Publication)
  2. Akhlaqur Rahman, Jiong Jin, Antonio Cricenti, Ashfaqur Rahman, and Ambarish Kulkarni, “Communication-aware cloud robotic task offloading with on-demand mobility for smart factory maintenance,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.15, no.5, 2019.
  3. Md M. Ahsan, Md T. Ahad, F. A. Soma, S. Paul, A. Chowdhury, S. A. Luna, M. Md. S. Yazdan, Akhlaqur Rahman, P. Huebner and Z. Siddique, “Detecting SARS-CoV-2 from Chest X-ray using Artificial Intelligence,” IEEE Access, 2021. (Accepted for Publication)
  4. Akhlaqur Rahman, Jiong Jin, Ashfaqur Rahman, Antonio Cricenti, Mahbuba Afrin and Yu-ning Dong, “Energy-efficient optimal task offloading in cloud networked multi-robot system,Computer Networks, vol.160, 2019.
  5. Akhlaqur Rahman, Jiong Jin, Antonio Cricenti, Ashfaqur Rahman, Marimuthu Palaniswami, and Tony T. Luo, “Cloud-enhanced robotic system for smart city crowd control,” Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, MDPI, vol. 5, 2016.
  6. Akhlaqur Rahman, Sumaira Tasnim, “Ensemble classifiers and their applications: A review”, International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT), 2013
  7. Shuva Paul, Md Siddikur Rahman, Akhlaqur Rahman, “Wind Energy Integration in Smart Grid,” International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, vol.5, 2015.
  8. Sumaira Tasnim, Akhlaqur Rahman, Amanullah Maung Than Oo and Md Fakhrul Islam Related information, “Power losses from wind generated electricity in high voltage AC transmission: an analysis through simulation,” International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, vol.5, no.1, 2014.
Book Chapters
  1. F. Z. Eishita, A. Rahman, S. A. Azad, and Akhlaqur Rahman, “Occlusion Handling in Object Detection”, Book: “Multidisciplinary Computational Intelligence Techniques: Applications in Business, Engineering, Medicine”.
  2. Akhlaqur Rahman, “Wind-Belt in Bangladesh: A gateway to the Future”, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013.
Conference Papers
  1. Khary Simon and Akhlaqur Rahman, “A Magnetic Hybrid Stationary Bicycle Design for Improved Standalone Power Generation”, Accepted for publication at International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems (SGES 2020), Perth, Australia., “Wind-Belt in Bangladesh: A gateway to the Future”, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013.
  2. Akhlaqur Rahman, Jiong Jin, Antonio Cricenti, Ashfaqur Rahman, and Manoj Panda, “Motion and connectivity aware offloading in cloud robotics via genetic algorithm,” in Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2017), Singapore, December 2017.
  3. Akhlaqur Rahman, Jiong Jin, Antonio Cricenti, Ashfaqur Rahman, and Dong Yuan, “A cloud robotics framework of optimal task offloading for smart city applications,” in Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2016), Washington DC, USA, December 2016.
  4. Akhlaqur Rahman, Jiong Jin, Yew Wee Wong, and Kwun Shan Lam, “Development of a cloud-enhanced investigative mobile robot,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS 2016), Melbourne, Australia, November 2016.
  5. S Paul, A Parajuli, MR Barzegaran, A Rahman, “Cyber physical renewable energy microgrid: A novel approach to make the power system reliable, resilient and secure”, in proceedings of Innovative Smart Grid Technologies-Asia (ISGT-Asia), Australia, December 2016.
  6. Shama Naz Islam, Akhlaqur Rahman and Lawrence Robinson, “Load Profile Segmentation using Residential Energy Consumption Data” Accepted for publication at International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems (SGES 2020), Perth, Australia.
  7. Akhlaqur Rahman, Kh. F. N. Malia, Md. M. Mia, A.S.M M. H. Shuvo, M. H. Nahid and A.T.M. M. Zayeem, ” An Efficient Smart Cane Based Navigation System for Visually Impaired People”, in proceedings of IEEE ISAECT, Rome, Italy, November 2019.
  8. Md. K. A. Khan, Akhlaqur Rahman, S. Paul, MD. S. Rahman, T. Ahad and Md. Al Mamun, “An investigation of cell efficiency of Pathor Kuchi Leaf (PKL) cell”, in proceedings of IEEE ISAECT Rome, Italy.
  9. KA Khan, A Rahman, MS Rahman, A Tahsin, KM Jubyer, S Paul, “Performance analysis of electrical parameters of PKL electricity (An experimental analysis on discharge rates, capacity & discharge time, pulse performance and cycle life & deep discharge of Pathor Kuchi Leaf (PKL) electricity cell)”, in proceedings of Innovative Smart Grid Technologies-Asia (ISGT-Asia), Australia, December 2016.
  10. Ikram Ilyas, Shuva Paul, Akhlaqur Rahman and Ripan Kumar Kundu, “Comparative evaluation of cyclostationary detection based cognitive spectrum sensing”, in Proceedings of IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), USA, 2017.
  11. S Tasnim, AMT Oo, F Islam, and Akhlaqur Rahman, ““Analysis of power losses in wind generated electricity through simulation””, in Proceedings of IEEE AUPEC, Bali, Indonesia, 2012.
  12. Mohammed Z Ali, AA Amin, Akhlaqur Rahman, Md Didarul Islam, Md Wahiduzzaman and Shuva Paul, “Soliton: Gateway to future optical communication”, in Proceedings of IEEE IFOST, Bangladesh, 2014.
  13. Md Tanvir Ahad and Akhlaqur Rahman, “An Awareness Study of Smart meters Radiation on Human Head”, in proceedings of IEEE Greentech 2020, USA.

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