Speaker Details

Mizanul Chowdhury

ZeroRobotics System Administrator and Architect, MIT.

Mizanul Chowdhury is involved in system design and architecture of the Zero Robotics project at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the Aero Astro Department. His role requires him to be the “brains” behind the operation of the Zero Robotics project, a NASA-funded international competition programming robotics with joint collaboration of MIT Space System Laboratory and International Space Station. He teaches MIT undergraduates space programming, assists the Zero Robotics team, students and researchers in writing algorithms, creating simulations, visualizations, and help astronauts in running tests inside the International Space Station. He worked with several US astronauts, including Scott Kelly, Cady Coleman, Michael Finkie, Greg Chamitoff, Greg Johnson, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. Recently, Mizanul received a special recognition award from Aero Astro Department, MIT for his exceptional achievement in Space research.

Mizanul also works for Cisco Systems as a Cloud Security Expert. His responsibility is to guide the Cisco Firewall team to build the cloud-based Identity and Access Management system, which will be hosted by Amazon Web Service in December 2018.

In 1996, Mizanul invented Molded-In-Place Polyethylene gas pipeline valve when he worked for a British company BTR plc. This was his first US patented product. He is also specialized in Cloud security and Internet of Things. In 2011, he was awarded US Air Force SBIR Phase-1 project to secure US defense strategic decision portal. His work was patented by US Air Force in 2012.   

Mizanul obtained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and master’s degree in natural gas engineering from Texas A&M University. He successfully completed a long course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from MIT.

Mizanul was honored as a keynote speaker of graduation ceremony 2016 at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Mizan is also a well known established artist and singer.  Mizan received ATN award for USA Bangladeshi musical contest in 2006. In 1984, Mizan received a gold medal for his solo art and science exhibition from Vice Chancellor of BUET. He was commissioned to paint the portrait of Prime Minister of Japan. His oil painting was nominated for the 1st place by the Asian Art Biennial committee in 1987. One of his paintings was presented to George H. W. Bush in 1989 by the president of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

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