Dr Soumyadeb Chowdhury

Operations & Information Management group 

Soumyadeb Chowdhury 003Soum is a Lecturer in Information and Communication Technology. Prior to joining Aston Business School, he worked as a Lecturer in InfoComm Technology in Singapore. His research concerns information management & visualisation, data science and analytics (big data, social media) to enhance business operations, technology adoption in business, user experience and engagement. 

He has actively engaged with a broad range of industry including but not limited to Tourism, SMEs, ICT, and Health in Singapore to develop business solution catering to their needs so as to improve operations, business process and enhance visitor experience. 

Role: Lecturer

Emails.chowdhury5@aston.ac.uk
Phone:0121 204 3088
Room: ABS 263

  • University of Glasgow - PhD Computing Science 
  • University of Glasgow - MSc Computing Science 
  • Amity University, India - Btech Computer Science and Engineering
  • 2014-2015: Research Associate, Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), University of Glasgow. ESRC Funded Project - Integrated Multimedia City Data Project (iMCD) 
  • 2015-2017 (March):  Lecturer InfoComm Technology, Singapore Institute of Technology.

Teaching for 2017-2018 

  • BN2225: Business Game 
  • BN2234: IT and Web Development 
  • BN3389: Theory and Practice of E-commerce
  • BN2237: Databases

Making sense of data and managing information efficiently (for multiple domain such as health, tourism, hospitality, and transport) 

  • Data Science and Analytics (Big Data, Social Media) in Operations management
  • Machine Learning and Deep learning 
  • Information management, visualisation 
  • Analysing user reviews (qualitative and quantitative)

ICT and Technology adoption in business and Innovation 

  • Factors affecting adoption 
  • Identifying suitable technology (feasibility analysis) and innovation
  • User Experience and Engagement through gamification 

Carbon Footprint and Sustainability practices in business (supply-chain)

  • Decision Support Systems (improve business process and automation) 
  • Framework and models 
  • Agile, lean and green practices/management

Oct 2015 - March 2017 

Project Name: Open Source Knowledge Management 

Industry Collaborator: DSO National Laboratories, Singapore 

Thematic Area: Knowledge Discovery and Mining from Research Documents, Exploring Relationships (Semantic Modelling), Topic and Entity Modelling, Knowledge Graph and Data Visualisation. 

Oct 2016 – Oct 2017 

Project Name: Enhancing Student Learning and Module Development using Implicit Techniques 

Multi-disciplinary Collaborators: Accountancy and Food Technology 

Thematic Area: Technology in Education, Student Engagement, Query-based Approach, Implicit Techniques, Knowledge Discovery from User Comments and Questions, and Trends-Pattern Analysis through Meaningful Visualisation 

I would be interested in supervising doctoral work in the broad fields of application of ICT and data science in different domain, innovation, sustainability, gamified experiences, and agile-lean-green practices in business and beyond. Please look at my research interests.

  • ACM Association for Computing Machinery Membership (ACM) 
  • ACM member Special Interest Group Human Factors in Computing (SIGCHI). 
  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Membership 
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Community on Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing, Multimedia Computing, Visualisation and Graphics. 
  • British Computing Society Professional Membership (BCS) 
  • BCS Information Retrieval , Interaction , Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA) and Information Security (ISSG).

Journal Articles 

  • Ferdous, S., Chowdhury, S. and Jose, J.M., 2017. Analysing privacy in visual lifelogging. Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing. 
  • Ferdous, S., Chowdhury, S., and Jose, J. (2016, Accepted). Geo-Tagging News Stories using Contextual Modelling. International Journal of Information Retrieval Research. 

Conference Publications 

  • Chowdhury, S., Ferdous, S., and Jose, J. (2016). Understanding Lifelog Sharing Preferences of Lifeloggers. In Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI '16).  
  • McGukin, S., Chowdhury, S., and Mackenzie, L. (2016). Tap and Shake: GestureBased Smartwatch-Smartphone Communications System. In Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI '16). 
  • Chowdhury, S., Ferdous, S., and Jose, J. (2016). Exploring Lifelog Sharing and Privacy. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: (UbiComp '16). 
  • Ferdous, S., Chowdhury, S., and Jose, J. (2016). Privacy Threat Model in Lifelogging. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: (UbiComp '16). 
  • Chowdhury, S., Ferdous, S., and Jose, J. (2016). Bystander Privacy in Lifelogging. In Proceedings of the 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference. 
  • Chowdhury, S., Ferdous, S., and Jose, J. (2016). Lifelogging User Study: Bystander Privacy. In Proceedings of the 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference. 
  • Chowdhury, S., Ferdous, S., and Jose, J. (2016). A User-study Examining Visualization of Lifelogs. In Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. 
  • Junqi Zou., Chowdhury, S., Alton Neo. (2016). Using Google Slides to Enhance Student Learning and Module Development by Implicit Interaction Technique. In Proceedings of the 11th eLearning Forum Asia 2016 - Linking Learning Technologies With Learning Science. 
  • Jun 2015 Chowdhury, S., McParlane, P., Ferdous, S., and Jose, J. (2015). My Day in Review: Visually Summarising Noisy Lifelog Data. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM on International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. 
  • Apr 2014 Chowdhury, S., Poet, R., and Mackenzie, L. (2014). Passhint: Memorable and Secure Authentication. In Proceedings of the 32nd annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 2917-2926). 
  • Dec 2013 Chowdhury, S., Poet, R., and Mackenzie, L. (2013). Multicriteria Optimization to Select Images as Passwords in Recognition Based Graphical Authentication Systems. In Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 
  • Sep 2013 Chowdhury, S., Poet, R., and Mackenzie, L. (2013). A Comprehensive Study of the Usability of Multiple Graphical Passwords. In Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2013. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.