Md Mustafizur Rahman

Md Mustafizur Rahman

Graduate Research Assistant
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
Phone: +1-434-227-3832

I am a third year PhD student at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. I am interested in Deep Learning and its applications to Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Text Data Analysis and Crowd Computing. My advisor is Prof. Matthew Lease.


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Book Chapter

  1. Abdus Salam Azad, Md. Kamrul Hasan, M. Arif Imtiazur Rahman, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, and Nashid Shahriar, Exploring the Behavior and Changing Trends of Rainfall and Temperature Using Statistical Computing Techniques. Computational Intelligence Techniques in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-94-0:pages: 53-78, 2014. [PDF]


  1. Kezban Dilek Onal, Ye Zhang, Ismail Sengor Altingovde, Md Mustafizur Rahman, Pinar Karagoz, Alex Braylan, Brandon Dang, Heng-Lu Chang, Henna Kim, Quinten McNamara, Aaron Angert, Edward Banner, Vivek Khetan, Tyler McDonnell, An Thanh Nguyen, Dan Xu, Byron C. Wallace, Maarten de Rijke, and Matthew Lease. Neural Information Retrieval: At the End of the Early Years. Information Retrieval, 2018. Springer. [PDF]

  2. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Monirul Islam, Kaziyuki Murase and Xin Yao, Layered Ensemble Architecture for Time Series Forecasting. IEEE transaction on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, IEEE, 46(1):270–283, 2016. [PDF]

  3. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, S. M. Ferdous, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, and Anika Anwar, Speech Development of Autistic Children by Interactive Computer Games. Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE), Emerald, 2011. [PDF]


  1. Malay Bhattacharyya, Yoshihiko Suhara, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, and Markus Krause, Possible Confounds in Word-based Semantic Similarity Test Data. In proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), Portland, OR, USA, 2017. [PDF] [Blog] [Data]

  2. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, and Hongning Wang, Hidden Topic Sentiment Model. In Proceedings of the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016), Montreal, Canada, 2016. [PDF] [PPT] [Data]

  3. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, S. K. K. Santu, Md. Monirul Islam, and Kazuyuki Murase, Forecasting Time Series - A Layered Ensemble Architecture. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2014), IEEE, Beijing, China, 2014. [PDF]

  4. S. K. K. Santu, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Monirul Islam, and Kazuyuki Murase, Towards better generalization in Pittsburgh Learning Classifier Systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (CEC 2014), IEEE, Beijing, China, 2014. [PDF]

  5. Asif Salekin, and Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Pattern Matching In Time Series Using Combination Of Neural Network And Rule Based Approach. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering (ICECE 2012), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012. [PDF]

  6. Asif Salekin, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, and Raihanul Islam, Composite Pattern Matching in Time Series. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer & Information Technology (ICCIT 2012), Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2012. [PDF]

  7. Raihanul Islam, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, and Asif Salekin, A Novel Clustering-Based Ensemble Classification Model for Block Learning. In Proceedings of the 2nd The International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2013), Barcelona, Spain, 2013. [PDF]

  8. Abdus Salam Azad, Md. Kamrul Hasan, M.Arif Imtiazur Rahman, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Nashid Shahriar, Changing Trends of Climate in Bangladesh and A Noble Procedure of Distribution of Rainfall by Clustering. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Statistical Data Mining for Bioinformatics Health Agriculture and Environment, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, pages 405-411, December 2012. [PDF] [Complete Proceedings]

  9. S.M. Ferdous, Anindya Das, M. Sohel Rahman, and Md. Mustafizur Rahman, An Ant Colony Optimization approach to solve the Minimum String Cover Problem. In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE/OSA/IAPR International Conference on Informatics, Electronics and Vision, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pages 741-746, 2012. [PDF]

  10. Nashid Shahriar, Mahfuza Sharmin, Reaz Ahmed, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Raouf Boutaba, and Bertrand Mathieu, Diurnal Availability for Peer-to-Peer Systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC 2012), IEEE Communications Society Press, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pages 619 - 623, 2012. [PDF]

  11. Anika Anwar, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, S. M. Ferdous, Samiul Alam Anik, and Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, A Computer Game based Approach for Increasing Fluency in the Speech of the Autistic Children. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 20111), IEEE Computer Society Press, Athens, Georgia, USA, 2011. [PDF]

  12. Mirfat Akter Sharmin, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, and S. M. Ferdous, Teaching intelligible speech to the Autistic children by interactive computer games. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2011), ACM Press, Taiwan,China, 2011. [PDF]

  13. Md. Mustafizur Rahman, S. M. Ferdous, and Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Increasing intelligibility in the speech of the autistic children by an interactive computer game. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Multimedia, IEEE Computer Society Press, Taiwan,China, pages 383-387, 2010. [PDF]

Technical Reports

  1. Md Mustafizur Rahman, Mucahid Kutlu, Tamer Elsayed, and Matthew Lease. Efficient Test Collection Construction via Active Learning. Technical report, University of Texas at Austin, January 2018. ArXiv 1801.05605. [PDF]

  2. Y. Zhang, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, A. Braylan, B. Dang, H.-L. Chang, H. Kim, Q. McNamara, A. Angert, E. Banner, V. Khetan, T. McDonnell, A. Thanh Nguyen, D. Xu, B. C. Wallace, and M. Lease. Neural Information Retrieval: A Literature Review. Technical report, University of Texas at Austin, November 2016. ArXiv 1611.06792. [PDF] [PPT]

Academic Awards

Honours and Excellencies

Awards in Different Competitions