Shammur Absar Chowdhury


  • PresentMay 2019

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    QCRI: Qatar Computing Research Institute

  • April 20192017

    Postdoctoral researcher

    CIMeC: Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy

  • 20172012

    PhD Researcher

    SIS Lab, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

  • 20122012

    Research Assistant

    SIS Lab, University of Trento, Italy

  • 20112010

    Senior Research Programmer

    CRBLP: Centre for Research on Bangla Language Processing, BRAC University, Bangladesh

  • 20112011


    BRAC University, Bangladesh

Research Interests

  • Speech Signal Processing
  • Atypical Interaction
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing

Affliated member



  • Ph.D. 2017

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    ICT Doctoral School, University of Trento, Italy

  • B.Sc. 2011

    Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering with second major in Computer Science

    BRAC University, Bangladesh


  • 2018
    NVIDIA Grant to support research on RNN-based Artificial Grammaticality to Probe Lan- guage Universals.
  • 2014
    ISCA Grant for Interspeech
  • 2012
    Achieved 100% fund for doctoral study University Fund (Ranked in Top-3 in merit list)
  • 2012
    Education Study Grant - DD342, for internship
  • 2010
    Chancellor's Gold Medal and also became Valedictorian
    Achieved Chancellor's Gold Medal and also became Valedictorian for year 2010 (BRAC University 6th Convocation) for highest CGPA among all University Graduates.
  • 2010
    Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medal
    Achieved Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medal for year 2010 (BRAC University 6th Convocation) for highest CGPA from Electronic and Communication Engineering Department
  • 2008 - 2010
    A place in Vice-Chancellor’s List
    Vice-Chancellor’s List in 2008 - 2010.
  • 2007
    Vice-Chancellor's Special Recognition Award
    Achieved the Vice-Chancellor's Special Recognition Award for high standard of discipline and achievement, during Residential Semester, Summer 2007.
  • 2007-2010
    Performance-based scholarship
    Have achieved performance-based scholarship throughout 4-years of Undergraduate.