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Dr. M. Rafiquzzaman (“Dr. Rafi”)

 

Dr. M. Rafiquzzaman

Professor  M. Rafiquzzaman obtained  Ph.D. in 1974 and M.A.Sc  in 1972 in Electrical Engineering  from University of Windsor, Canada, and B.Sc in 1969 in Electrical Engineering  from BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), Dhaka. He worked for Esso/Exxon and Bell Northern Research in Canada for approximately five  years. Dr. Rafiquzzaman is presently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He was Chair of the department in 1985.

Dr. Rafiquzzaman was also an adjunct professor of electrical engineering systems at University of Southern California, Los Angeles during the 80’s. He consulted  for ARCO, Rockwell, Los Angeles County, and Ralph M. Parsons Corporation in the areas of computer applications. He has published numerous books on computers, which have been translated into Russian, Chinese, and Spanish. He authored his books with Prentice-Hall, John Wiley, CRC Press, Harper & Row, and West/PWS. Dr.Rafi chaired several conferences over the years, and published over 30 papers on computers since 1978.

Dr. Rafiquzzaman is the founder of Rafi Systems, Inc., California a manufacturer of biomedical devices including intraocular (cataract implant) lenses using state-of-the-art CNC machines. He was also involved in managing  the 1984 Olympic Swimming, Diving and Synchronized Swimming events in Los Angeles. He is currently a member of the sixth ring of the US Olympic Committee.

Dr. Rafiquzzaman was the instructor for Motorola in Southern California from 1984 to 1989. In this capacity, he taught  short courses on Motorola 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessors for local industries, including Hughes Aircraft, Lockheed, Northrop, TRW, Ford Aerospace, General Dynamics, McDonnell Douglas and Rockwell. Dr. Rafiquzzaman was involved as a partner of  New Bedford  Panaromex Corporation of Southern California  in designing and managing microprocessor-based Airport Remote Maintenance system for FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rafiquzzaman was an expert member of the selection board for BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology) during the 80’s. In this capacity, he was involved in recommending  appointment of prospective candidates to the posts of professors and associate professors  of the department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) during the 80’s. He offered a scholarship entitled “Altaf Hossain fellowship” named after his father at the CSEE department of BUET in 1984.

Dr. Rafiquzzaman was an advisor to the President of Bangladesh on computers in 1990. In this capacity, he provided leadership for Bangladesh Computer Council, and was the pioneer in implementing  policies and devising  infrastructures for computer applications in Bangladesh.

Because of several years of teaching and industrial experience along with reputation as an established author in the computer field, he was invited by IUCEE (Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education) in 2009 to conduct a workshop on microprocessors at the Infosys, India facility. The purpose of this workshop was to train several professors from various Indian universities with the state-of-the art in microprocessors.