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Md Masudur Rahman


I am a Ph.D. student in the department of Computer Science at the Purdue University. My advisor is Professor Yexiang Xue.

I am broadly interested in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotics. I work on designing and building intelligent learning agents (e.g., RL) which can make interpretable critical decisions under uncertainty.

I completed my M.S. from the department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia in 2018. Prior to joining the University of Virginia, I was working as a Lecturer in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the BRAC University. I completed my B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2013.

Email: rahman64@purdue.edu
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Publications

[C11] Sequential Prediction with Logic Constraints for Surgical Robotic Activity Recognition. [pdf] [code] [video]
RO-MAN 2021, In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication - 2021, 8 pages. conference
[C10] Dexterous Skill Transfer between Surgical Procedures for Teleoperated Robotic Surgery.
RO-MAN 2021, In Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication - 2021, 7 pages. conference
[C9] A Semi-autonomous Robotic Framework for Remote Surgery under Delays.
MHSRS 2021 , Military Health System Research Symposium, 2021. Abstract Paper (Oral Presentation)
[C8] DESERTS: Delay-Tolerant Semi-Autonomous Robot Teleoperation for Surgery. [pdf]
ICRA 2021, In Proceedings of the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - 2021, 8 pages. conference
[J3] SARTRES: A Semi-Autonomous Robot TeleopeRation Environment for Surgery. [pdf]
AECAI, TCIV 2020, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization Journal - 2020, AE-CAI | CARE | OR 2.0 Joint MICCAI Workshop - 2020, 14 pages. journal
[J2] From the DESK (Dexterous Surgical Skill) to the Battlefield - A Robotics Exploratory Study
MHSRS Journal (Military Medicine) 2020, Military Health System Research Symposium (Military Medicine), 2020 23 pages. journal
[C7] ASTRO: A Semi-Autonomous Telemedicine Robot for Operative Surgery.
MHSRS 2020, Military Health System Research Symposium, 2020. 3 pages. Abstract Paper
[C6] Transferring Dexterous Surgical Skill Knowledge between Robots for Semi-autonomous Teleoperation. [pdf]
Ro-Man 2019, In Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2019, 6 pages. conference

[W2] Morality in Decision-Making: A Causal Approach. [video]

MoDeM 2019, RLDM Workshop on Moral Decision Making [Link] , 2019. talk workshop

[C5] DESK: A Robotic Activity Dataset for Dexterous Surgical Skills Transfer to Medical Robots. [pdf] [arXiv]

IROS 2019, In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 8 pages. conference
[C4] Toward Optimal Selection of Information Retrieval Models for Software Engineering Tasks. [pdf]
SCAM 2019, In Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation, 2019, 12 pages. conference

[J1] Recommending GitHub Projects for Developer Onboarding. [pdf] [link]

IEEE Access 2018, 13 pages. journal

[C3] Evaluating How Developers Use General-Purpose Web-Search for Code Retrieval. [pdf] [arXiv] [slides] [code]

MSR 2018, In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, 11 pages. conference

[C2] Which Similarity Metric to Use for Software Documents? A study on Information Retrieval based Software Engineering Tasks. [pdf] [poster]

ICSE 2018 Companion, In Proceedings of 40th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, 2018, 2 pages. conference

[W1] Finding Similar Projects in GitHub using Word2Vec and WMD. [slides]

NL+SE @FSE 2016 talk workshop

[C1] Topic Model based Privacy Protection in Personalized Web Search. [pdf] [code]

SIGIR 2016, In Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, 2016, 4 pages. conference

Technical Report:

[T1] A Case Study on the Impact of Similarity Measure on Information Retrieval based Software Engineering Tasks. [pdf][arXiv]

Technical Report 2018, 22 pages. technical report

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