Mr Dewan Mahabub Sarwar

BSc KUET, MSc CTH

Profile Image
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Dewan received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, and his Master of Science in Networks and Distributed Systems from Chalmers University of Technology. Afterwards he was a member of faculty at the American International University-Bangladesh.

In July 2015, he joined the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland to pursue his doctorate.
 

Research | Current

Semantic Annotation and Discovery with CellML and PMR

In this project we propose to develop a knowledge management system capable of constructing multiscale renal nephron models from information extracted from the Physiome Model Repository (PMR). We specifically aim to investigate transport phenomena in the kidney at the cellular and subcellular level and the impact on nephron function. Through accurate and detailed descriptions of our computational models, encoded in CellML, we are able to capture the knowledge encapsulated by the models. Encoding the models and their description in a computable form and depositing these resources into PMR ensures this information is persistent, identifiable, and discoverable.

By using well defined vocabularies to encode knowledge deposited in this manner enables the full range of information in the repository to be explored in the quest to answer specific questions. One use of this exploration is the identification of missing knowledge, which could be addressed via more accurate description of existing resources or the addition of new knowledge to the repository. Identifying existing resources in the repository which can be integrated in order to address hypotheses put forward by users is a further use-case to be investigated in this project.

Supervisor: Dr David Nickerson

Co-supervisor: Dr Koray Atalag

Advisor: Professor Peter Hunter

Research group

Funding

Dewan is carrying out research for his doctorate under the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE).

Identifiers

Contact details

Primary location

UNISERVICES HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 6 , Room 620
70 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

Web links