Md Salman AhmedPhD Student, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Md Salman Ahmed's CV
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2202 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Email: ahmedms AT vt DOT edu
Cell: (423) 741-6519

I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (popularly known as Virginia Tech). I obtained my Master's degree in Computer Science from East Tennesse State University in May 2017. Currently, I am working with Dr. Daphne Yao on generating anti-specifications for computer programs and applying those anti-specifications to harden programs.

I worked as both Software Engineer and Senior Software Engineer at Samsung R&D Institute Bangladesh, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics’s Digital Media Communication (DMC) R&D Center. I also worked as a Software Developer Intern at Banc Intranets in Summer, 2016.

I received my bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in February 2013. And finally, I am a very enthusiastic and fast learner. I would like to accept new challenges, dig it up and solve it by my analytic skills with patience. Following is the highlight of my career and education.

  • PhD Student, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • Researcher, Center for Transportation Research, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Summer 2017
  • MS, Department of Computing, East Tennessee State University, Fall 2015 - May 2017
  • Senior Software Engineer, Samsung R&D Institute Bangladesh, February 2015 - Auguest 2015
  • Software Engineer, Samsung R&D Institute Bangladesh, March 2013 - January 2015
  • BS, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, January 2008 - February 2013

Awards & Certifications

  • , February 28, 2018.
  • , Department of Computing, East Tennessee State University, April 20, 2017.
  • , Graduate Student Presentation Competition of the ACM-Mid Southeast Conference, Gatlinburg, TN, November 11, 2016.
  • , Samsung R&D Institute Bangladesh, March 2015.
  • , My team secured the position over 2100+ worldwide teams in the contest held on October 22-23, 2016.
  • , My team secured the position over 2300+ worldwide teams in the contest held on October 23-24, 2015.
  • for outstanding result in the 4th year at Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET).


  • Fall 2017 - Present
    Major Courses: Advanced Machine Learning, Data Mining in Large Networks, and Software Engineering
    Research: Computer security, system security.

  • Fall 2015 - Spring 2017
    Major Courses: Research Method, Analysis of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Systems, Database Design, Software Design, Software System Engineering, and Software Verification and Validation.
    Research: Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs), Parallel Simulator for VANETs, and Parallel & Distributed Computing.

  • January 2008 - February 2013
    Major Courses: Structured Programming Language (C), Data Structures, OOP Language (C++, Java), Algorithms, Database, Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, Operating System, Computer Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Compiler.
    Thesis: Audio Steganography with Quantum Key Cryptography


  1. Ahmed, M. S., Hoque, M. A., & Khattak, A. J. (2018). Intersection Approach Advisory Through Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication Using Signal Phase and Timing Information at Signalized Intersection (No. 18-05804).
  2. MS Ahmed, MA Hoque, J Rios-Torres, and A Khattak. 2017. Demo: Freeway Merge Assistance System using DSRC. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services (CarSys '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 83-84. [PDF]
  3. MS Ahmed. An Investigation into the Performance Evaluation of Connected Vehicle Applications: From Real-World Experiment to Parallel Simulation Paradigm (2017). [PDF]
  4. MS Ahmed, MA Hoque, AJ Khattak. Real-time vehicle movement tracking on Android devices through Bluetooth communication with DSRC devices, VNC 2017 [PDF]
  5. M. S. Ahmed and M. A. Hoque, "Partitioning of urban transportation networks utilizing real-world traffic parameters for distributed simulation in SUMO," 2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), Columbus, OH, 2016, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.1109/VNC.2016.7835942 [PDF]
  6. MS Ahmed, J Houser, MA Hoque, R Raju, P Pfeiffer (2017). Reducing Inter-Process Communication Overhead in Parallel Sparse Matrix-Matrix Multiplication. International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC), 9(3), 46-59. [PDF]
  7. MS Ahmed, MA Hoque, P Pfeiffer (2016, March). Comparative study of connected vehicle simulators. In SoutheastCon, 2016 (pp. 1-7). IEEE. [PDF]


  • Board Scholarship for good result in H.S.C. Examination.
  • Board Scholarship for good result in S.S.C. Examination.
  • Junior School Scholarship in 2003.
  • Participated in Android application development contest held in university campus.
  • Participated in Web development contest held in university campus.
  • Solved many key problems in UVa Online Judge. Profile link.