Dr. Kais Bin Zaman

Professor & Head of the Department

Email: akmkbzaman@buet.ac.bd | Office Ext: 7013


Research Areas
  1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  2. Operations Research and Decision Analysis
  3. Uncertainty and Risk Management

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Reliability Engineering and Risk Management, August 2010 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Dissertation: “Modeling and Management of Epistemic Uncertainty for Multidisciplinary System Analysis and Design” Advisors: Dr. Sankaran Mahadevan and Dr. Mark McDonald.

Master of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering, December 2005 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering, February 2003 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Courses

Postgraduate Level:

  1. Probabilistic Methods in Engineering Design
  2. Advanced Statistics
  3. Quantitative Techniques
  4. Operations Research
  5. Operations Management
  Undergraduate Level:
  1. Operations Research
  2. Probability and Statistics
  3. Numerical Methods
  4. Engineering Economy
  5. Operations Management
  6. Ergonomics and Safety Management


Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Zaman, K, Kritee, S, An Optimization-based Approach to Calculate Confidence Interval on Mean Value with Interval Data, Journal of Optimization, 2014, available online.
  2. McDonald, M., Zaman, K., and Mahadevan, S., Probabilistic Analysis with Sparse Data, AIAA Journal, Volume 51, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 281-290.
  3. Zaman, K, and Mahadevan, S, Robustness-based Design Optimization of Multidisciplinary System under Epistemic Uncertainty, AIAA Journal, Volume 51, Issue 5, 2013, pp. 1021-1031.
  4. Zaman, K, McDonald, M, and Mahadevan, S, Inclusion of Correlation Effects in Model Prediction under Data Uncertainty, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Volume 34, 2013, pp. 58-66.
  5. Zaman, K, Rangavajhala, S, McDonald, PM., and Mahadevan, S, A probabilistic approach for representation of interval uncertainty, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 96(1), 2011, pp. 117-130.
  6. Zaman, K, McDonald, M and Mahadevan, S, Probabilistic Framework for Uncertainty Propagation with both Probabilistic and Interval Variables, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design 2011, 133(2):0210101–02101014.
  7. Zaman, K, McDonald, M, Mahadevan, S, and Green, L, Robustness-based design optimization under data uncertainty, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Volume 44 Issue 2, August 2011 Pages 183-197.

Conference Papers

  1. McDonald, M., Zaman, K., Mahadevan, S., Representation and First-Order Approximations for Propagation of Aleatory and Distribution Parameter Uncertainty,  In Proceedings of the 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 4 - 7 May, 2009 Palm Springs, California, Paper number AIAA-2009-2250.
  2. Zaman, K, McDonald, M, Rangavajhala, S and Mahadevan, S, Representation and Propagation of both Probabilistic and Interval Uncertainty, In Proceedings of the 51th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 12-15 April, 2010, Orlando, Florida, Paper number AIAA 2010-2853.
  3. Zaman, K, McDonald, M, Rangavajhala, S and Mahadevan, S, Robustness-based design optimization with sparse point and interval data, In Proceedings of the 13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis Optimization Conference, 13 - 15 Sep 2010, Fort Worth, Texas, Paper number AIAA 2010-9035.
  4. Zaman, K, McDonald, M, Rangavajhala, S and Mahadevan, S, Reliability Analysis with Probabilistic and Interval Variables, In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP11), August 1-4, 2011, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  5. Zaman, K, McDonald, M, Rangavajhala, S and Mahadevan, S, Representation, Aggregation and Propagation of Aleatory and Epistemic Uncertainty in Probabilistic Framework, The 2009 Joint ASCE- ASME- SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, June 24-27, 2009, Blacksburg, VA.
  6. Zaman, K, and Mahadevan, S, Design Optimization under Data Uncertainty, The 9th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 13-17 June, 2011, Shizuoka, Japan.
  7. Zaman, K, and Khan, S, Construction of Confidence Interval on Mean value with Interval Data, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, 16-19 April, 2013, Singapore.


Consultancy Experience

Productivity Improvement Program, BKMEA