Nome Md Abud Darda

Ciclo Ordinamento:





Dottore di ricerca

At the

Department of Statistical Sciences University of Padua

Research Fellows:


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Years of study:

2011 - 2013


Cinzia Mortarino, Renato Guseo


Master of Science in Statistics, Spring-2009, Lund University, Sweden. Courses Studied: Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Computations, Microdata Analysis, Financial Statistics, Bootstrap and Spatial Statistics.


Master of Science in Statistics, 1994 (Result published in July 1998), Chittagong University, Bangladesh. Got first class and secured fifth position in merit list. Courses Studied: Advanced Theory of Statistics, Theory of Inference, Sample Survey and Design of Experiments, Advanced Demography and Computer Programming.


Bachelor of Science with Honors in Statistics, 1993 (Result published in October 1996) with Mathematics & Economics subsidiary, Chittagong University, Bangladesh. Got Second Class and secured Top position in merit list.


Higher Secondary School Certificate 1990, First Division, Comilla Education Board, Science Group, Sonapur College, Sonapur, Noakhali, Bangladesh.


Secondary School Certificate 1988, First Division, Comilla Education Board, Science Group, Brother Andre High School, Sonapur, Noakhali, Bangladesh.


Knowledge, Aptitude & Practices of Health Care: A study among the slum peoples in Chittagong City, Bangladesh (November 2004 to January 2005).


Health and Nutritional Status of the Peoples in Slum Area: A study on Chittagong City Corporation, Bangladesh (January 2004 to April 2004).


Post-evaluation survey on DANIDA financed projects, Noakhali,Bangladesh (January 2001 to April 2001).


Postgraduate Demonstrator. Regularly supervise courses & curriculum for graduate/ undergraduate students and have supervised graduate research projects. Have lead several seminars for graduates in the natural Science academic group, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Resource person and member of co-coordinating committee for the Teachers’ Training Program, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Knowledge of research methodologies, writing and presenting project reports. Member, Curriculum Development and Review Committee for the M.Phil degree in Statistics, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh, 2006. Member, Curriculum Development and Review Committee for Biostatistics, Department of Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mowlana Bhashani University of Science and Technology, Tangail, Bangladesh 2006. Member, Curriculum Development and Review Committee for Social Statistics-I & II, Department of Criminology and Police Studies, Mowlana Vashani University of Science and Technology, Tangail, Bangladesh 2006. Member, Curriculum Development and Review Committee for Business Statistics, Shanto-Mariam University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2007. Member, Curriculum Development and Review Committee for Statistics, Department of Computer science and Engineering, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2001. Member, Organizing Committee, Inter-University Programming Contest, International Islamic University Chittagong, April, 2002. Warden, Hostel-2, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh 2002.


National University, Gazipur 1704, Bangladesh from February 01, 2005 to till date (On Leave). Assistant Professor (Statistics), Natural Science Academic Group.


Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh from December 10, 2003 to January 31, 2005. Lecturer (Statistics), Chittagong Government College, Chittagong.


International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh from October 09, 2001 to December 09, 2003. Lecturer (Statistics), Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIUC Chittagong Campus.


National University, Gazipur 1704, Bangladesh from April 10, 1999 to October 08, 2001. Lecturer (Statistics), M. A. Hashem Degree College, Begumgonj, Noakhali.


Courses Taught: Advanced Theory of Statistics Research Methodology Sampling Techniques Theory of Probability Elementary Statistics Biostatistics Social Statistics-I & II Business Statistics for MBA Theory of Inference Applied Statistics Design of Experiments Probability Distributions Numerical Analysis Statistics for Engineers


1. M.Sc.Thesis: “Modelling of African Farm Dynamics using Bivariate Binary Logistic Regression in WinBUGS”. Supervisor: Professor Björn Holmquist, Department of Statistics, Lund University, Sweden, November 2009.


2. M.Sc.Thesis: "Childhood Immunization in Bangladesh: Coverage and Differentials". Supervisor: Professor Shoma Chowdhury Biswas. Department of Statistics, Chittagong University, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh, April 1998.


1. "Factors Affecting Childhood Immunization in Bangladesh", The Pakistan Development Review ; Vol.40, No.1, Spring 2001; pp. 57-70.


2. An Application of Bayesian Inference in Bivariate Binary Logistic Regression, National University Journal of Science , (Accepted for the upcoming issue).


3. Darda, M. A., Guseo, R., and Mortarino, C. (2012). Modelling Diffusion of Innovations with Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Populations, Conference Proceedings (ISBN: 978-969-8858-11-7), The 12th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ICCS-12), Doha, Qatar.


4. Darda, M. A. (2012). South Asian Energy Security: Statistical Prediction and Strategic Forecast for Natural Gas, Conference Proceedings, Bangladesh Statistical Association (BSA) International Statistical Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


5. Costa L, Caso F, Atteno M, Del Puente A, Darda MA, Caso P, Ortolan A, Fiocco U, Ramonda R, Punzi L and Scarpa R. (2013). Impact of 24-month treatment with etanercept, adalimumab, or methotrexate on metabolic syndrome components in a cohort of 210 psoriatic arthritis patients. Clinical Rheumatology, (Print ISSN:0770-3198, Online ISSN:1434-9949), August 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s10067-013-2369-1, Springer London.

Current Position:

Associate Professor, National University, Bangladesh