Speaker - Mr. Mohammad Kaykobad


Mr. Mohammad Kaykobad


Brac University

Mr. Mohammad Kaykobad

Professor Kaykobad served as a Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) from 1997 onwards. He was awarded the Gold Medal for contribution to ICT Education by the Bangladesh Computer Society in 2005. In 2006 he won the Bangladesh Academy of Science’s Gold Medal for physical sciences. He was a pioneer in introducing competitive programming to Bangladesh. He led the BUET team to the ACM Finals numerous times and his 2000 team finished 11th in the world in 2000. He was awarded the Best Coach Award at the ACM ICPC Finals in 2002. In 2013 he was awarded the Senior Coach Award at the ACM ICPC Finals in St. Petersburg. He was also responsible for starting the Math Olympiad and Informatics Olympiad and Science Olympiad in Bangladesh. He has worked as a Director of the Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges for many years and is a member of the Academic Councils and Syndicates of several universities.

Dr. Kaykobad was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during the years 2000 and 2001.