Mumit Khan is the Head of the Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing (CRBLP), and the Chairperson of Computer Science and Engineering Department at BRAC University. Prior to joining BRAC University in 2003, Mumit was a researcher at the Center for Nanotechnology, where he spent 12 years working on computational modeling of x-ray and EUV lithography processes, and of x-ray optical systems.
Mumit started working in the field of Bangla language computing in 2003 with funding from the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada under its PAN Localization Network (PanL10n) program aimed at improving access to information across developing Asia. That led to the establishment of CRBLP, which has since grown to be the largest Bangla language computing research group. The work at CRBLP has received many awards, most recently being awarded the Most Innovative Project in SOFTEXPO 2010 by BASIS , the software industry association of Bangladesh. Prothom Alo, the largest circulation Bangla language newspaper has been using CRBLP speech technology to publish an audio version, specifically targeting the visually impaired.
Mumit has recently established a Clouds Lab at BRAC University, and currently working on both cloud planning, design, and management, and the use of cloud computing to handle massive data in natural language processing applications.
Mumit has been an active member of the open source community for over two decades. He was a maintainer of GCC Windows32 binary distributions, leader of MinGW, contributor Cygwin and many other free and open source software over the years.
Beyond academia, Mumit is actively involved with the public sector (he was the Editor of the 2009 ICT Policy of Bangladesh), the development sector, and the industry.
Mumit graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Ph.D., Masters and Bachelors degrees, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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