|Md. Towfiqur Rahman|
|B.Sc Engineering (Agricultural), MS in Farm Power and Machinery (BAU)|
Md Towfiqur Rahman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU), Bangladesh where he has been since 2017. He received his B.Sc. Engineering (Agricultural) in 2016 and M.S. in Farm Power and Machinery in 2018 from the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Bangladesh which was established with academic support from the Texas A&M University during 1961. Before his joining as a Lecturer into SAU, he worked as Research Assistant into a TWAS funded projects and Technical Executive into Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) at BAU. His research is situated in the field of Computer Vision (CV) and Precision Agriculture with a special focus on Agricultural Machinery Design, Remote sensing, and Bio-system Engineering. Currently, he leads some research groups working in different research projects such as CV in Post-harvest agro-product processing, agricultural machinery automation, tea processing, and grading technology. Much of his work has been on improving the understanding, design, and performance of technology mainly through the application of sensors, CV and performance evaluation. He received research grants from the University Grant Commission (UGC) and achieved ICT fellowship award from ICT Division, Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology, The People’s Republic of Bangladesh for his extra-ordinary contribution to computer vision research and automation of agricultural machinery. He is dedicated to pursuing cutting-edge research in automation in the agricultural industry. He is a professional member of the Engineers Institution of Bangladesh (IEB), Bangladesh Society of Agricultural Engineering (BSAE) as well as the Agriculturist Institution Bangladesh (KIB). Mr. Rahman teaches several courses on Engineering Mechanics, Precision Agriculture, Machinery Design, Bio-system Engineering and Plant Protection Technology to engineering students from different undergraduate and graduate levels. He always integrates his research experiences with the teaching position. He supervises some undergraduate students with the Cv research area. Moreover, he has published some well-valued articles into national and international journals. Besides his research concentration, he is involved in cultural and other student communities. He is active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations including Luddhok Theatre, Robotics Club, and the Film Society. Outside of professional interests, he travels widely, reads, writes and enjoys living with his family.