Md Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury  Md Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury photo         

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Senior Software Engineer
51 Astor Place, NY, USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Association for Computational Linguistics


Area of Expertise: Natural Language Processing,    Knowledge Extraction,     Artificial Intelligence

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Brief summary of work history in IBM -

✦ Working in IBM, USA since June, 2013

✦ Currently, member of the Knowledge Induction group in IBM Research AI

✦ Previously, a member of the DeepQA team (2013-2015) and the Watson division (2015-2016)

✦ IBM Outstanding Research Accomplishment in 2020 (joitly with project members)

✦ Multiple IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2019, 2021

✦ Multiple IBM Research Accomplishments recognition in 2019, 2020 (joitly with project members)

✦ Winner of IBM Research AI Grand Challenge Proposal competition in 2016 (joitly with project members)


Before IBM -

✦ PhD in Computer Science from the University of Trento, Italy (2013)

✦ M.Sc. Computational Linguistics from Saarland University, Germany (2009)

✦ M.Sc. Computer Science from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (2008)

✦ B.Sc. (Eng.) in Computer Science and Engineering from Khulna University, Bangladesh (2005)

✦ Erasmus Mundus scholar (2007-2009)

✦ Previous research experience in top European research labs (2008-2013)

✦ Worked as a Project Lead and Senior Software Engineer between 2005 and 2007 in various software companies (2005-2007)

Other notes -

✦ Publication record in top tier AI / NLP / Bioinformatics conferences and journals, e.g. AAAI, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL, COLING, Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Publisher: Elsevier), Journal of Biomedical Semantics (Publisher: BMC), etc

✦ Best paper award from International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) in the category "Knowledge Representation and Management" in 2014

✦ Winner (i.e. top ranked systems) in various international academic shared tasks (i.e. research challenges such as SemEval (Semantic Evaluation), *SEM Shared task, CLEF Evaluation, DDIExtraction Challenge, CALBC Challenge, EVALITA) for relation extraction, named entity recogniton, sentiment analysis, negation scope detection, etc (2010-2013)


✦ Other activities / service -

  • Scientific expert in research grant evaluation panel of French National Research Agency (ANR) and European Commission (EC)
  • Reviewer for Journals - Bioinformatics (Oxford University Press), and Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Elsevier)
  • Program committee member for top AI / NLP conferences, including - AAAI, ACL, IJCAI, EMNLP, NAACL, COLING