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Where Are They Now Wednesday: Abu Anas Ibn Samad

Abu Anas Ibn Samad from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology was recognised as a Highly Commended entrant in the Engineering and Built Environment category in 2015. His paper was titled “Development and analysis of adaptive neural network control for a Cybernetic intelligent ‘iGDI’ engine”

Abu Anas Ibn Samad is currently living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was on the Engineering Judging Panel for UA 2016 and reviewed scholarly papers from potential Undergraduates submitted by meritorious students around the world.

“The experience was very enchanting for me to learn and share new approaches to solve a wide variety of problems on Engineering sector.”

Abu Anas Ibn Samad founded a Startup based on Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 2016 addressing the problem of road accidents which takes thousands of lives each year. The startup company is dedicated to developing both active and passive safety device for ground vehicles which could alert drivers in case of potential collision and could also apply brake when necessary. The startup has been selected as one of the TOP 50 startups in the very first Connecting StartUps Bangladesh platform initiated by the Government of Bangladesh.

“Since my research on UA was primarily focused on Machine Learning application to solve a complex challenge in Automotive Industry, my interested has been boosted in the field since then by the global recognition. My startup SIGMIND is the very first Artificial Intelligence based startup in Bangladesh which is also a member on NVIDIA Inception Program that recognises top A.I. startups around the world. Thus, my entrepreneurial life gives me the opportunity to both study and conducting research on my self-pace as well as developing business skills to deliver my enthusiasm for the world market.”

Last year in December, the company has launched a product Advanced Driver Assistance and Monitoring System (ADAMS) for pre-order which is receiving tremendous responses so they are working vigorously to deliver fully finished products within this year. Very recently, the company has also been awarded as one of the TOP 20 startups on the Startup Bangladesh platform created under the Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) by the ICT Division, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.

“I have been always enthusiastic to solve some of the greatest challenges for humanity and UA has provided me the spirit to do so. Now with my Artificial Intelligence startup, I am blessed to get the right tools at the right time for pushing the limits to solve some of the most demanding problems for mankind. Our motto is “Advancing A.I. for Humanity” and we are moving forward enthusiastically with it.”

His company SIGMIND has been awarded as the second runner-up on the National ICT Awards 2017, Bangladesh in Startup category which recognises top IT companies in the country and enables participating in the APICTA AWARD 2017, the most prestigious ICT event in the south-Asian region for ICT innovators and entrepreneurs.

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