Sponsor of

BUET CSE Research


CodeCrafters-Investortools Research Grant for CSE BUET


CodeCrafters is pleased to co-sponsor the “CodeCrafters-Investortools Research Grant” for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. BUET is the premier engineering university in Bangladesh. Their CSE program has built a well-deserved reputation of excellence both nationally and internationally. From the very beginning of our company, graduates of CSE BUET have been an integral part of our development team.

CodeCrafters along with Investortools, our partner company, established this program to fund research grants. We believe that Bangladesh has the potential to become a major player in the software development industry. We have a vision to see continued growth both in the academic field as well as in the professional software community. Through this grant and through other similar initiatives, we seek to do our part in bringing this vision to fruition.

2015 Sponsorship

In February 2015, CodeCrafters was proud to co-sponsor WALCOM 2015. WALCOM 2015 was organized by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. The annual Workshop on Algorithms and Computation provides an international forum for researchers working in the areas of algorithms and computation.

2014 Awards

User Interaction Based Community Detection in Online Social Networks
by Himel Dev, Mohammed Eunus Ali, and Tanzima Hashem
This paper was presented by Mr. Himel Dev in the 19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA) held on 21-24 April 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. The paper presents a novel community detection technique that considers the structure of the social network and interactions among the users while detecting communities in online social networks. The paper is available in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8422, 2014, pp 296-310).

2013 Awards

An Improved Intelligent Water Drop Algorithm for a Real-life Waste Collection Problem
by Mohammad Raihanul Islam, M. Sohel Rahman
This paper was published in the 4th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2013). The authors present an improved version of traditional Intelligent Water Drop (IWD) algorithm. The paper shows significant improvement over traditional IWD in a real-life waste collection problem. The paper is available in LNCS (Advances in Swarm Intelligence Volume 7929, 2013, pp 472-479).

Straight-Line Monotone Grid Drawings of Series-Parallel Graphs
by Md. Iqbal Hossain, Md. Saidur Rahman
This paper was presented by Md. Iqbal Hossain in the 19th Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON 2013) held on June 21 - 23, 2013 in Hangzhou, China. The authors gave an algorithm to compute a monotone drawing of a series-parallel graph on a grid. A monotone drawing of a graph is a straight-line drawing where at least a monotone path exists between every pair of vertices. The paper can be found at Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS) of Springer.

A New Hierarchical Clustering Technique for Restructuring Software at the Function Level
by Aftab Hussain, Md. Saidur Rahman
This paper was presented by Mr. Aftab Hussain in the 6th India Software Engineering Conference (ISEC) held on 21-23 February 2013 in New Delhi, India. This paper presents a new graph theoretic hierarchical clustering technique for restructuring software code at the function level. The technique generates clustering trees that are easier to visualize and are hence easier to use to restructure software code. The paper is available in ACM Digital Library (Proc. of ISEC 2013, ACM, pp. 45-54).

2012 Awards

Rotation and Scale Invariant Posture Recognition using Microsoft Kinect Skeletal Tracking Feature
by Samiul Monir, Sabirat Rubya, Hasan Shahid Ferdous
This paper was presented by Mr. Hasan Shahid Ferdous in the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA) held on 27-29 November 2012 at Kochi, India. This paper uses the Microsoft Kinect sensor to recognize human postures using algorithms that produce highly accurate results while reducing computational complexity significantly.

Placement of Unique Restriction Sites in Synthetic Genomes using Multi-Objective Optimization
by Mahfuza Sharmin and M. Sohel Rahman
In October 2012, this paper was presented by Ms. Sharmin in Philadelphia, USA at the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2012). The paper focuses on the challenge of placing unique restriction sites in synthetic genomes and shows that a multi-objective based genetic algorithm gives better results than traditional heuristic methods and local search methods.


"The conference was an exciting one, giving me the opportunity to discuss our works with the top intellectual community associated with database research. We received some really good feedback and some new ideas for our future work."
- Himel Dev

"In this conference Mr. Md. Iqbal Hossain got an opportunity to discuss his problem with world top researchers. Several researchers showed interest and praised his work. This exchange of knowledge will have a great impact on his future research."
- Dr. Md. Saidur Rahman, BUET

"Aftab's presentation was much praised by the audience. Some of the participants were very interested in his work. He also received plenty of useful feedback for further progress of his work."
- Dr. Md. Saidur Rahman, BUET

"The conference was quite an interesting one. Our work has been appreciated widely and we have discussed about possible applications of our developed project. We are considering a collaboration with one professor from Brisbane, Australia since that conference."
- Hasan Shahid Ferdous, BUET

"[Ms. Sharmin] has made a number of connections during the conference which I believe will result in future collaborations. Additionally, she got some new ideas from the discussion during her presentation and we have already started to work towards that new research direction."
- Dr. M. Sohel Rahman, BUET


Further Reading

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Who We Are
Ellis and Lynita Miller moved to Bangladesh in 2006. A year later, they opened CodeCrafters International Ltd.