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Md. Abdus Salam Akanda

Md. Abdus Salam Akanda (Bengali: মোঃ আব্দুস সালাম আকন্দ) (born March 1, 1977) is a Bangladeshi statistician and a professor in the Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka.[1][2]


In 2014, Akanda received his Ph.D. in Mathematics (Specialization in Statistics) from the University of Évora (Portugal)[3]. He also received his M. A. in International Political Economy in 2009 from the University of Tsukuba (Japan) under the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)[4]. He earned his M.Sc. in Statistics in 1999 and B.Sc. (Honours) in Statistics in 1998 from the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) with First Class distinction.[5][6][7][8]

Published works[edit]

Some of the notable publications of Akanda are:

  1. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY- A Complete Direction for Learners. Akanda & Sons Publications, Dhaka, 2018.[9]
  2. Goodness-of-Fit Tests for GEE Model: Methods and Applications. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2011.[10]
  3. Demand for Health Care and Health Care Expenditure: Applications and Policy Implications in Bangladesh. Saarbrücken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011.[11]
  4. A generalized estimating equations approach to model heterogeneity and time dependence in capture-recapture studies. European Journal of Ecology, vol.3, no.1 pp.9–17, 2017.[12]
  5. A generalized estimating equations approach for capture-recapture closed population models. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, vol.21, no.4 pp.667–688, 2014.[13]
  6. Estimation of capture probabilities using generalized estimating equations and mixed-effects approaches. Ecology and Evolution, vol.4, no.7 pp.1158–1165, 2014.[14]

Honours and Awards[edit]

Some of the remarkable honours and awards of Akanda are:

  1. Dean's Award (2015)[15][16][17]
  2. Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship (2007)[18]


  1. "Department of Statistics, DU". https://www.stat.du.ac.bd/faculty/current-faculty/.
  2. "Facilitating Distance Learning using Digital Conferencing Facility (fDLuDCf), BdREN". https://dle.asiaconnect.bdren.net.bd/2020/09/20/salamakanda/.
  3. "Mathematics Genealogy Project". https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=184432.
  4. "Past Thesis Research: 7th Cohort (2007-2009):13 scholars". https://pepp.hass.tsukuba.ac.jp/education/past_research.php.
  5. "University of Dhaka". https://www.du.ac.bd/faculty/faculty_details/STA/222.
  6. https://docplayer.net/48761053-93rd-annual-report.html
  7. https://www.du.edu.bd/download/others/AnnualReportEnglish-2016-2017.pdf
  8. https://www.du.ac.bd/download/others/Annual%20Report%20English%20%20Final-2017-2018.pdf
  9. https://www.rokomari.com/book/173627/
  10. https://www.amazon.com/GOODNESS-FIT-TESTS-GEE-MODEL/dp/3639351223
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  12. https://journals.ku.edu/EuroJEcol/article/view/11596
  13. Akanda, Md. Abdus Salam; Alpizar-Jara, Russell (2014). "A generalized estimating equations approach for capture–recapture closed population models". Environmental and Ecological Statistics 21 (4): 667–688. doi:10.1007/s10651-014-0274-7. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10651-014-0274-7.
  14. Akanda, Md. Abdus Salam; Alpizar‐Jara, Russell (2014). "Estimation of capture probabilities using generalized estimating equations and mixed effects approaches". Ecology and Evolution 4 (7): 1158–1165. doi:10.1002/ece3.1000. PMC 3997329. PMID 24772290. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.1000.
  15. https://www.thedailystar.net/city/17-dhaka-university-students-5-teachers-get-deans-award-184996
  16. https://www.daily-sun.com/arcprint/details/98685/5-DU-teachers-and-17-students-get-Dean%E2%80%99s-Award/2015-12-13
  17. "5 DU teachers and 17 students get Dean's Award". Daily Observer. 13 December 2015. https://www.observerbd.com/2015/12/13/125726.php.
  18. "Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholars". https://pepp.hass.tsukuba.ac.jp/education/past_research.php.

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