Md Shamsur Rahim

Work place: American International University-Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Research Interests: Computational Science and Engineering, Software Construction, Software Engineering, Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms


Md Shamsur Rahim completed his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Science from American International University-Bangladesh in 2014 and 2016. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department in the same institute.

Rahim’s research interest includes: Data Mining, Data Science, Software Engineering.

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ScrumFall: A Hybrid Software Process Model

By Md Shamsur Rahim AZM Ehtesham Chowdhury Dip Nandi Mashiour Rahman Shahadatul Hakim

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2018

Every software project is unique in its own way. As a consequence, a single software process model cannot be suitable for all types of projects. In the real world, practitioners face different difficulties with the existing process models during development. Still, they cope up with the challenges by tailoring the software development lifecycle according to their needs. Most of these custom-tailored practices are kept inside the walls of the organizations. However, sharing these proven and tested practices as well as acquired knowledge and experience would be highly beneficial for other practitioners as well as researchers. So in this paper, we have presented a software process model which contains the characteristics of both Scrum and Waterfall model and named it “ScrumFall”. This model has been practicing in an Anonymous Software Development Company, Bangladesh to solve the shortcomings of Scrum and Waterfall models. Moreover, we have analyzed the performance and suitability for applying this process model. The result shows that this process model is highly effective for the certain projects.

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The Impact of Feature Selection Techniques on the Performance of Predicting Parkinson’s Disease

By Abdullah Al Imran Ananya Rahman Md Humayoun Kabir Md Shamsur Rahim

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Nov. 2018

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is one of the leading causes of death around the world. However, there is no cure for this disease yet; only treatments after early diagnosis may help to relieve the symptoms. This study aims to analyze the impact of feature selection techniques on the performance of diagnosing PD by incorporating different data mining techniques. To accomplish this task, identifying the best feature selection approach was the primary focus. In this paper, the authors had applied five feature selection techniques namely: Gain Ratio, Kruskal-Wallis Test, Random Forest Variable Importance, RELIEF and Symmetrical Uncertainty along with four classification algorithms (K-Nearest Neighbor, Logistic Regression, Random forest, and Support Vector machine) on the PD dataset collected from the UCI Machine Learning repository. The result of this study was obtained by taking the four different subsets (Top 5, 10, 15, and 20 features) from each feature selection approach and applying the classifiers. The obtained result showed that in terms of accuracy, Random Forest Variable Importance, Gain Ratio, and Kruskal-Wallis Test techniques generated the highest 89% score. On the other hand, in terms of sensitivity, Gain Ratio and Kruskal-Walis Test approaches produced the highest 97% score. The findings of this research clearly indicated the impact of feature selection techniques on predicting PD and our applied methods outperformed the state-of-the-art performance.

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