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Dr M. Arifur Rahman

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Room 131

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest


Dr Rahman’s research interest mostly focused on-

  • Machine Learning
  • Affective Computing
  • Gaussian Process
  • Data Science



Research centres and groups

Before taking a teaching position at The University of Reading, Dr Rahman worked at ML@SITraN, University of Sheffield and ISRG, Nottingham Trent University, where he collaborated with other members on a range of projects.

GPy – For Details-


Dr M. Arifur Rahman is serving as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, The University of Reading, UK. Before taking this position, Dr Rahman served as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Interactive Systems Research Groups (ISRG), Department of Computer Science. Earlier, he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, from December 2019.  Meanwhile, Dr Rahman was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, where he worked on latent variable modelling and clustering techniques for ChIP-Seq gene expression data using the Gaussian process. At The University of Sheffield, he worked as a Demonstrator from 2012 to 2017. He completed his Masters degree in Human Language Technology and Interfaces (HLTI) from the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Trento, Italy. Dr Rahman received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Dr Rahman has received two gold medals for his academic excellence. The first one is from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and the second is from the President of Bangladesh. He is a life member of the Bangladesh Electronics Society. Dr Rahman has authored two books, several journal articles, and conference papers.

Academic qualifications


PhD in Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, UK. 2018. (Thesis is available here)

Masters in Human Language Technology and Interfaces, University of Trento, Italy. 2008.

B. Sc (Hons) in Computer Science, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. 2004

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Member, International Association of Engineers.
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Electronic Society.


Find Dr Rahman on Google Scholar.