Profile of Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda

... Name Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda
Designation Associate Professor
Last Degree Ph.D. (Évora, Portugal), M. Phil. (Tsukuba, Japan), M.Sc. & B.Sc. (Honours) (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
   
  • PhD in Mathematics (Specialization in Statistics), University of Évora, Portugal
  • M.A. in International Political Economy, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Statistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) (Honours) in Statistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Published Books:

Published Journal Papers:

  • Nabeen, A. H. M. M. R. and Akanda, M. A. S. (2018). Association between economic inequality and under-five child malnutrition: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 66(1), 73–78.
  • Nabeen, A. H. M. M. R., Nur-E-Jannat and Akanda, M. A. S. (2018). Utilization of antenatal care, skilled birth assistant and institutional delivery in Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 66(1), 21–27.
  • Nabeen, A. H. M. M. R. and Akanda, M. A. S. (2017). Investigating the association between infant mortality and multiple birth: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. BUP Journal, 5(2), 118-128.
  • Nabeen, A. H. M. M. R. and Akanda, M. A. S. (2017). Determinants and predictive power of fitted model for under-five child mortality in Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Population and Health., 10, pp. 109–121.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2017). A generalized estimating equations approach to model heterogeneity and time dependence in capture-recapture studies. European Journal of Ecology, 3(1), pp.9–17,doi:10.1515/eje-2017-0002 (Publisher: De Gruyter Open, Warsaw, Poland).
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2014). Generalized linear models, generalized additive models and generalized estimating equations to capture-recapture closed population models. Em Estatística: A Ciência da Incerteza. Atas do XXI Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatística. (Eds. Pereira, I., Freitas, A., Scotto, M., Silva, M.E., Paulino, C.D.) Edições SPE, Lisboa, pp.169–181. (Publisher: SPE, Portugal).
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2014). Estimation of capture probabilities using generalized estimating equations and mixed effects approaches. Ecology and Evolution, 4(7), pp.1158–1165, doi:10.1002/ece3.1000 (Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., US).
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2014). A generalized estimating equations approach for capture-recapture closed population models. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 21(4), pp.667–688, doi:10.1007/s10651-014-0274-7 (Publisher: Springer US).
  • Akanda, M. A. S., Khanam, M. and Shafiullah, A. Z. M. (2014). Determinants of earnings and selection into  labor market by controlling selection bias in Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 62(1), pp.11–16, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/dujs.v62i1.21953 (Publisher: Faculty of Science, DU).
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2013). Estimation of capture probabilities using a GEE approach. Atas do XX Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica (Maia, M., Campos, P. and Silva, P. D., eds.), pp. 27–35 (Publisher: SPE, Portugal).
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2012). Demand for institutional delivery in Bangladesh: an application of household production function. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 60(1), pp.53–59,doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/dujs.v60i1.10337 (Publisher: Faculty of Science, DU).
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2011). HYV technology on non-farm labor and adoption by gender in Bangladesh: an econometric analysis. Stamford Journal of Business Studies, 4(2), pp.43–52.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Minowa, M. (2011). Household demand for health care and health care expenditure by controlling endogeneity bias in Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 59(1), pp.137–146.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2010). Consumption smoothing behavior through savings and borrowings: a household study in Bangladesh. Stamford Journal of Business Studies, 3(2) & 4(1), pp.129–136.
  • Ahmed, A., Hoque, S., Ohlson, M., Akanda, M. A. S. and Moula, M.G. (2010). Phytoplankton standing crop and its diversity in the Buragauranga river estuary in relation to chemical environment. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 39(2), pp.143–151, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v39i2.7300.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2010). Demand for antenatal care in Bangladesh: an application of two-part model. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 3(1), pp.29–41.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2010). Returns to education in Nepal: evidence from Living Standard Survey. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 58(2), pp.257–264.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2010). Relationship between prenatal care and infant mortality: evidence from Bangladesh demographic and health survey. South Asian Journal of Population and Health, 3(2), pp.191–202.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Khanam, M. (2007). Fitting GEE models and goodness-of-fit tests for delivery complications in rural Bangladesh. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences,1(4), pp.431–440.
  • Khanam, M. and Akanda, M. A. S. (2007). Determinants of delivery complications in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 3(11), pp.1320–1326.
  • Akanda,M. A. S. and Khanam, M. (2007). Analysis of maternal health complications in rural Bangladesh by using GEE. Dhaka Univ. J. Sci., 55(1), pp.91–95.
  • Ahmed, A. and Akanda, M. A. S. (2007). Relationship among phytoplankton diversity, physical and chemical properties of the Padma river. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci., 16(1), pp.21–27.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Khanam, M. (2005). Goodness-of-fit tests for GEE models using kappa–like statistic to diabetes mellitus study. Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(9), pp.1597–1601.
  • Akanda, M. A. S., Jahan, K., Khanam, M. and Islam, M. A. (2005). Generalized estimating equations for conditional and unconditional residuals in diabetes mellitus data. Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(7), pp.1228–1231.
  • Akanda, M. A. S., Khanam, M. and Islam, M. A. (2005). Comparison of goodness-of-fit tests for GEE modeling with binary responses to diabetes mellitus. Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(7), pp.1214–1218.

Selected Presented Papers:

  • Alpizar-Jara, R. and Akanda, M. A. S. (2015). Capture-recapture models: A generalized estimating equations approach. Resumos de XXII Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica, 7–10 October 2015, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2014). A generalized estimating equations approach to capture-recapture closed population models: methods and applications. June 2014, University of Évora, Portugal.
  • Akanda, M.A.S. (2014). A generalized estimating equations approach to capture-recapture closed population models. Abstract of Seminar Series (EMMA-WEST/CIMA-U.E.), 13th June 2014, University of Évora, Portugal.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2013). Generalized estimating equations and mixed effect modeling approaches in capture-recapture closed population models. Resumos de XXI Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica, pp.233–235.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2013). Estimation of capture probabilities using GEE and mixed effect approaches. Abstract of EURING 2013 Analytical Meeting & Workshop, April 28-May 4, 2013, Athens, Georgia, USA, pp.44.
  • Akanda,M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2012). A generalized estimating equation approach for estimating population size by using capture-recapture data. Abstract of International Statistical Ecology Conference 2012, 3-6 July 2012, Sundvolden Hotel, Oslo, Norway, Abstract no.125.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. and Alpizar-Jara, R. (2012). Estimation of capture probabilities and model selection using a generalized estimating equation approach. Resumos de XX Congresso Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica, 26–29 September 2012, Porto, Portugal, pp.595-596.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2009). Demand for health care and health care expenditure: a household study in Bangladesh. March 2007, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Akanda, M. A. S. (2001). Goodness–of–fit tests for GEE modeling with binary responses to diabetes mellitus. January 2001, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Sampling Distribution
  • Economic Statistics
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Advanced Multivariate Analysis
  • Statistical Methods & Probability
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Precalculus
  • Statistical Packages for Advanced Data Analysis
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Gold Medal and Dean’s Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Dhaka for the extraordinary contributions in original research.
  • Dean’s Special Award from the Faculty of Science at the University of Dhaka for the outstanding academic results in the B.Sc.(Honours) examination of 1998.
  • Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia-West (EMMA-WEST) Scholarship (September 2011- June 2014) funded by European Union (EU) to PhD study in the Department of Mathematics (Specialization in Statistics) at the University of Évora, Portugal.
  • Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship (April 2007-March 2009) to study M.A. in International Political Economy jointly selected by the World Bank Committee at the University of Tsukuba, Japan and the authorities of World Bank.
  • Demand for health care and health care issues
  • Econometric applications based on current challenges
  • Specific issues on ecology based on statistical analysis
  • Estimation, model selection and goodness-of-fit tests
  • Generalized estimating equations approach in capture-recapture models
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Principles of Economics
  • Sampling Distribution
  • Economic Statistics
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Advanced Multivariate Analysis
  • Statistical Methods & Probability
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Precalculus
  • Statistical Packages for Advanced Data Analysis
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Dr. Md. Abdus Salam Akanda
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Statistics
  • Faculty of Science
  • University of Dhaka
  • Mobile: 01620-964148
  • E-mail: akanda(at)du.ac.bd