Md Jahidul Islam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. (2021) degree in Robotics from the Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) department of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research focuses on solving challenging open problems in the domains of Robotics and AIoT. In particular, he is interested in the design and development of robust perception modules that enable autonomous robots and intelligent machines to accurately interpret their surroundings in real-time. His proposed methodologies have been deployed in real-world applications such as active inspection, remote monitoring, and autonomous explorations. The novel algorithms and technological solutions behind these methods are published in premier robotics conferences (e.g., RSS, ICRA, IROS) and journals (e.g., IJRR, JFR, RA-L). Prior to his Ph.D., he obtained his M.Sc. (2015) and B.Sc. (2012) degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), specializing in AI and Evolutionary Algorithms.
At the UF, Jahid is directing the RoboPI (Robot Perception and Intelligence) laboratory. The primary research focus of his group is to develop novel and improved robotics systems for autonomous inspection, surveillance, and long-term monitoring applications to address and mitigate various challenging real-world problems. He is also exploring research problems in the domains of applied machine learning and 3D computer vision – aiming at multidisciplinary use cases of AI and AIoT. Follow the links for more information on his current research and publications. Contact information is listed here.