Md Ashiqur Rahman

Researcher ~ Problem solver ~ Mentor

About Me

My full name is spelled as [First:] Mohammed Ashiqur [Last:] Rahman, and thus the "Md". Preferred shortname is "Ashiq". Currently I am a graduate assistant at The University of Arizona and pursuing my doctorate degree in Computer Science. I love playing badminton, watching movies, sightseeing, taking pictures, and following latest tech news.


I am working in the Network Research Lab (NRL) with Dr. Beichuan Zhang and focusing on application and challenges of Named Data Networking in ad-hoc networks and disruption tolerant networks. Previously I worked on scheduling algorithms and network coding for vehicle-to-infrastructure communication in Vehucular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs). I am also interested in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Software Engineering.


  • G. G. MD. Nawaz Ali, MD. Noor-A-Rahim, Md. Ashiqur Rahman, Beshah Ayalew, Peter H. J. Chong, and Yong Liang Guan, "Cooperative cache transfer-based on-demand network coded broadcast in vehicular networks", ACM Trans. Embed. Comput. Syst. 18 (2019), 38–1.
  • G. G. Md. Nawaz Ali, Md. Noor-A-Rahim, Md. Ashiqur Rahman, Syeda Khairunnesa Samantha, Peter Han Joo Chong, Yong Liang Guan, "Efficient real-time coding-assisted heterogeneous data access in vehicular networks", IEEE Internet of Things Journal (Early Access) (2018).
  • G. G. M. Nawaz Ali, Md. A. Rahman, S. K. Samantha, Yumeng Gao, Peter H.J. Chong, and Y. L. Guan, "Efficient coding based heterogeneous data access in vehicular networks", 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE, 2017.
  • Md. Ashiqur Rahman, G. G. Md. Nawaz Ali, Yumeng Gao, Syeda K. Samantha, and Peter H. J. Chong, "On accessing heterogeneous data items using network coding in wireless broadcast", 2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), IEEE, 2017.
  • GG Md Nawaz Ali, Md Ashiqur Rahman, Peter Han Joo Chong, and Syeda Khairunnesa Samantha, "On efficient data dissemination using network coding in multi-rsu vehicular ad hoc networks", 2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), IEEE, 2016, pp. 1–5.
  • Md. A. Rahman, G.G.M. Nawaz Ali, Peter H.J. Chong, S.K. Samantha, M.F. Muntasir, and C. Chen, "On scheduling real-time multi-item query with network coding in multi-rsu vehicular networks", Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), 2016 IEEE 22nd International Conference on, IEEE, 2016, pp. 218–227.


I started my doctoral program in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Arizona in August 2016. 7+ years of experience as a researcher, developer, problem-solver, mentor, and instructor. Love to work on challenging problems and finding more straightforward solutions that others might easily overlook.


Office: GS 718


Computer Science, College of Science, The University of Arizona

1040 E. 4th Street, Tucson AZ 85721