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Md Abdus Sahid

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I am 🍓 Md Abdus Sahid better known as Sahid Saif, a fresh 🎓 graduate from the Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentHajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) where I am advised by Professors Dr. Md Palash Uddin and Hasi Saha. This bachelor phase, additionally, unlocked the door to research for me.

I would love to collaborate on research in federated learning, large foundation models, optimization, and their interplays, with the aim of submitting our work to top venues such as ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS, AAAI, JMLR, etc. Feel free to reach me if you want.


I am consistently enthusiastic about designing straightforward and well-founded algorithms that are applicable, scalable, and adaptable to real-world challenges. The genuine fascination in this area stems, moreover, from what we can do when we integrate advanced learning techniques with a system. My research interest is on federated learning, large foundation models, and optimization, examining their interplay with the aim of making impactful contributions to industry.

Federated Learning

In federated learning, a machine learning framework, multiple entities (clients) collaborate under the guidance of a central server or service provider to tackle machine learning tasks. Each client maintains its raw data locally, refraining from sharing or transferring it. Instead, they transmit focused updates, which are promptly aggregated to collectively achieve the learning objective. Federated learning, however, faces formidable challenges, notably in communication efficiency, data heterogeneity, computational constraints, privacy and security, and so on. My goal is to overcome these hurdle.

Research Topics


I participated in the Technocracy 2019 and NCPC 2020 onsite programming contests. Additionally, I have taken part in numerous online programming contests on various platforms such as Codeforces, Codechef, and UVa. Furthermore, I have served on the program committees of Programmers Arena in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.


📍For the most up-to-date information, kindly refer to my sterling Curriculum Vita .

Research Assistant Nov. 2022 - Present

FutureTech Analytics Research Lab (FARL)

Advisor: Professor Md Palash Uddin

Research Assistant Oct. 2021 - Oct. 2022

Center for Multidisciplinary Research and Development (CeMRD)

Advisor: Mahmudul Hasan, Ph.D. Candidate

B.Sc. (Engg.) in Computer Science and Engineering Jan. 2018 - Nov. 2023

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

Advisor: Professor Hasi Saha

Clarification for the prolonged timeframe: (i) Faculty members were away from their duties for nearly 3.5 months to achieve their demands in 2018. (ii) Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the situation.


Contact Information

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House #73, Janata Housing Road #3, Adabor, Dhaka, 1207, Bangladesh

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