Shaikh M. Arifuzzaman

Shaikh M. Arifuzzaman is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Orleans (UNO), where he joined in Fall 2016. Earlier, he obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in August 2016. His Ph.D. was supervised by Drs. Madhav Marathe and Maleq Khan. At Virginia Tech, he worked in Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Lab (NDSSL), where he did interdisciplinary research on Big Data Analytics, Parallel Algorithms, Network Science, and High-Performance Computing. He also worked as a student researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA. Prior to that, Dr. Arifuzzaman completed his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dr. Arifuzzaman’s research revolves around large-scale data-intensive computing for interdisciplinary problems emerging from network science, biological science, and other data-rich scientific disciplines. He is particularly interested in mining and analyzing large network data (e.g., social/biological/information networks) by designing novel algorithmic and analytical techniques, often for HPC systems. In recent years, he has been working on designing efficient parallel algorithms for counting triangles in massive graphs, characterizing social networks based on local neighborhood, and designing algorithms for scalable community detection. At UNO, Dr. Arifuzzaman is leading a research group on large-scale data analytics/mining and HPC.

For more recent updates and information, please check my Curriculum Vitae. For a brief third-person bio, please click here.

Professional Positions

  • Present 2016

    Assistant Professor

    University of New Orleans, Computer Science Department

  • 2016 2011

    PhD Researcher

    Virginia Tech, Network Dynamics & Simulation Science Lab

  • 2014 2014

    Summer Researcher

    Sandia National Laboratories, Data Science & Cyber Analytics Dept.


  • Ph.D. 2016

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    Virginia Tech, Dept. of Computere Science

  • B.Sc.2009

    B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering

    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Tech. (BUET)

Recent News

  • Spring 2017
    Awarded Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) 3-yr RCS Grant

    PI: Shaikh Arifuzzaman
    Year: June 2017- June 2020
    Amount: $134,757
    More to follow...

  • Jan 2017
    Awarded College of Sciences internal grant for multidisciplinary research
    Proposed project: Scalable Mining and Analysis of PPI Networks. This will be a short-term project with an expected duration of 6 months.
  • August 2016
    Joined UNO as an Assistant Professor of CS
    I joined the University of New Orleans as an Assistant Professor of CS from Fall 2016. I moved to New Orleans-- a unique city with music, foods, and much more!
  • July 2016
    Defended my Ph.D. dissertation
    The title of the dissertation is "Parallel Mining and Analysis of Triangles and Communities in Big Networks."
  • 2015
    Paper accepted in IEEE BigData 2015
    A Fast Parallel Algorithm for Counting Triangles in Graphs using Dynamic Load Balancing, with Maleq Khan and Madhav Marathe.