Profile of Mahfuzur Rahman Khokan

... Name Mahfuzur Rahman Khokan
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree M.S. (DU), M.Sc. (Nottingham, UK)



          Assistant Professor

        Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka  

        Dhaka -1000, Bangladesh    

        Email    :,,

       Contact: +8801914210995, +8801675399415


Academic Qualification

2015-2016     Master of Science in Statistics

                      Department of Statistics

                      Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

                      University of Nottingham, UK (with Distinction).

                      Dissertation Title: “The Influence Function for Robust Estimators:

                                          Trimmed Mean, Winsorized Mean and Spatial Median”

                      Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Wood

                      Result: Distinction (Average: 72%)                

2008-2009     M. S. (Thesis Group) in Statistics
                      Department of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics,
                      University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

                      Thesis Title: “Weighted Maximum Likelihood Approach for Robust  

                                            Estimation: Exponential and Weibull Model”
                       Supervisor: Dr.Wasimul Bari and Dr. Jafar Ahmed Khan

                       Result: First class (First position, Average: 75.9%)                

2004-2008       B. Sc. (Honors) in Statistics
                        Department of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics
                        Result: First class (Second position, Averages: 73.2%)  

 2002-2004      Kazi Mohammad Shafiqul Islam College, Comilla.
                        Exam: H. S. C. (2004). Result: GPA 4.70 Out of 5.00.

2001-2002       Dewaner Char Madhymik Vidyalaya, Narsingdi.

                        Exam: S. S. C. (2002). Result: GPA 4.25 Out of 5.00

Teaching Experience

23/08/15-Present            Assistant Professor

                                        Dept. of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics

                                        University of Dhaka

                                        Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

03/10/12-22/08/15          Lecturer
                                        Dept. of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics

                                        University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh                                   

15/01/12-02/10/12          Lecturer

                                        Dept. of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

                                        BRAC University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh                                 


Research Interest

Statistical Inference, Biostatistics (Public Health), Bayesian Analysis, Robust Statistics, Multivariate Analysis


Research Skills

Programming languages   : R-Programming
Statistical package             : SPSS, STATA
Word processors                : MS Office, MS Excel, Latex





Projects / Workshops

  • Conducted a project on “Modelling and Prediction for Time Series Data” (25/05/2016)
  • Conducted a group project on “Analyzing the Impact of Environmental Factors on Asthma Emergency Admission for Children to a Hospital in Mexico City”( 11/03/16)
  • Attended the workshop on “Bangladesh DHS Data Analysis Workshop” organized by MEASURE DHS and the TRAction Project at ICDDR,B (23/02/2014 to 06/03/2014) .
  • “Research Methodology Training” organized by National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT) (19/06/2013 to 06/07/2013)
  • The 7th Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) workshop organized by BRAC University, Bangladesh (07/05/2012 to 10/05/2012).
  •  Training Course on SPSS for Professionals, Researchers and Students organized by Department of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics (01/06/2010 to 01/07/2010)                                                                                      


Scholarships / Awards

2015-16          “Commonwealth Scholarship-2015/16” funded by Commonwealth         

                       Scholarship Commission, United Kingdom.

2015               The prestigious “Deans Award-2015” for the outstanding research         

                        publication offered by the faculty of Science, University of Dhaka.

2010                “Kazi Motahar Hossain Medal”, for the 1st position in M.Sc., Department of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka,                            Bangladesh

2008                “Graduate Scholarship” from University of Dhaka

2008-2009       Inter-Department Football Tournament Champion, University of  Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Captain of that Team)

2010-2011       Inter-Department Cricket Tournament Champion, University of  Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Captain of that Team)

2007-2009       Dormitory Champion in Athletic (Fazlul Huq Muslin Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh)



Dr.Wasimul Bari


Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Dr. Christopher Fallize


Room No B05, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK