About



Md. Ferdous Alam, the youngest son of Md. Khorshed Alam, former Lawyer of Bangladesh Supreme Court, and Fatema Khanam. He was born on January 22, 1991, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

He is currently working as an Engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg, Germany. Right after his high school graduation, he moved to Germany for studies in the field of Electrical Engineering. He received the M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from Bremen University of Applied Sciences in 2016, and B.Eng. degree in Information Engineering from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in 2014.

He spent the earlier days of his life in a vicinity called “Green Road” in the capital city, Dhaka. Just like most Dhaka dwellers, he also has an ancestral residence, it is the village Shigherhati, a south-western part of district Munshigang.

During his middle school years he was an active member of the debating society. He was very efficient in terms of gathering relevant information and ideas regarding any arguments which paved his path to represent his school at the National English Television Debate. He is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about playing Cricket. His excellent cricketing skills and sense earned him the captaincy of the school Cricket team. Ferdous possess great sportsmanship and likes to play indoor and outdoor sports, such as, Badminton and Soccer. Recently, he took a basic course on Jujutsu from the Bremen higher education’s Sport section. He knows Basic and Feature Photography, which comes handy as a traveller. Ferdous is a campus member of AIESEC in Bremen. Among professional attachment, he is a Graduate member of IEEE, and Junior member of VDE (German Electrical Engineering Society). He is a native Bengali speaker, fluent in English, and intermediate in German.

In general, Ferdous is friendly and firm with people from every walk of life. This is possible due to his listening capability. His hobby is travelling. Being a traveller, he has visited many places in Asia and Europe, and reached out to different cultures. Consequently, it enabled him to appreciate various mindset.

Education




Ferdous graduated from the Bremen University of Applied Sciences with a Master degree in Electronics Engineering with focus on Communication System Engineering in 2016. His graduate thesis is "An FPGA-implemented Receive Circuit for Lidar Signal Processing", examined by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Kraus, Head of Institute of Sonar Engineering at Bremen. It was a part of a research and development work for the future automated driving sensor (see work). He also completed the following master projects: Channel Identification and Frequency Modulated Waveform, Simulation of Sonar and Stochastic Signal Processing Algorithms, Diode Characteristic Data Acquisition, Dynamic Impedance Measurements, LNA Design for RF Microwave Circuits.

In 2014, he obtained a Bachelor degree in Information Engineering from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The topic of his Undergraduate Thesis is "Design and Implementation of an FPGA based Decimating FIR Filter for a Radar Prototype Sensor", it was also completed as a scientific-project work in the industry. Furthermore, he accomplished Internship in the Automotive business area with ABS Test bench's data processing tasks (see work). Both of his Bachelor Thesis and the Internship was examined and supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Leutelt, Program Coordinator and Deputy Head of the Department of Information- and Electrical Engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
During his undergraduate studies in Hamburg, he completed the following projects: Digital Control of Model Trains, FPGA based programmable Filters in real-time applications, Design of a micro-controller controlled mixed signal test board, Software Engineering for IBM-SurePOS equipment with UML/Java, Computer Graphics and Simulation Project.

Ferdous completed his school and high school studies from Saint Jude's International School, Dhaka with British school and high school leaving certificates of GCE O-Level and GCE A-Level in 2006 and 2008, respectively. These international examinations are being conducted by the British Council in Dhaka, and they are equivalent to tenth grade and twelfth grade school leaving examination. The awarding body for both of the examinations is Edexcel International, London.

M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering

Mar/2015 - Nov/2016
Major in Communication System Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engg. and Computer Science
Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany


B.Eng. in Information Engineering

Oct/2009 - Aug/2014
Department of Information & Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

GCE A-Level

Feb/2006 - Jan/2008
Edexcel International, United Kingdom
Saint Jude's International School, Bangladesh

GCE O-Level

Jan/1995 - Jan/2006
Edexcel International, United Kingdom
Saint Jude's International School, Bangladesh

Work




Ferdous started his career as an Engineer at the Department of Advanced Engineering Sensor Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg. His work area and research interest lie on Embedded Systems based Digital Signal Processing for prototype development of future ADAS Radar sensor to realize autonomous car.

His Master Thesis was conducted at the Department of Engineering Advanced Sensor Concept, Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen in 2016, with the topic "An FPGA-implemented Receive Circuit for Lidar Signal Processing". The project comprises of a Lidar Sensor Prototype for autonomous driving which is being developed by Bosch. The concentration of the thesis were in implementation of transmission codes and receiver matched filtering incl. CFAR algorithm followed by signal detection. These digital signal processing were realized on the FPGA hardware.

Being a graduate student he has also supported his fellow students in the capacity of a Tutor in Bremen. The role was to train the graduate students to learn programming in Matlab for the entire winter term 2015/16, which consisted of both class room and exercise approach.

Just before the commencement of Master’s study, Ferdous had his first job experience with the PreMaster Program of Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, and stationing in two different departments. For a period of six months, Ferdous was involved as Trainee Engineer in the area of Radar signal processing, mainly responsible for FMCW regulatory GUI with Matlab, ADC - FPGA connectivity and communication, and FPGA based FFT implementation with VHDL. From summer term 2015, he is undertook Master studies within this trainee program which he completed by the end of 2016.

His Bachelor Thesis was accomplished as a placement at the Department of Advanced Engineering Sensor Systems, Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg in 2014, with the topic - "Design and Implementation of an FPGA based Decimating FIR Filter for a Radar Prototype Sensor". In the area of autonomous driving, a future MIMO Radar Prototype is being developed by Bosch, incl. the European Union and some renowned German universities. The thesis was accomplished within this project, where his focus areas were in Digital Filter Design – Radar Signal Processing, FPGA programming with hardware design language - VHDL, measurement of the implemented filter for performance analysis.

Ferdous completed his Industrial placement at the Department of Engineering Component and Hydraulics, Robert Bosch GmbH, Abstatt in 2013. Focal point was more onto the popular ABS / ESPi test-bench Data processing with Matlab and C/C++.

During his undergraduate studies, Ferdous worked part-time as a Student Assistant for nine months in 2012 at Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg. The job scope were focused but not limited to assisting on Engineering Project Management and Technical Documentation for Long Range Airbus A330/A340 aircrafts.

Additionally, for another couple of months, he was also attached as a Student Assistant for Software documentation at Herberg Engineering GmbH, Hamburg in 2011.

Engineer

Dec/2016 - Present
Radar Signal Processing
Advanced Engineering Sensor Systems
Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg, Germany


Master Thesis Student

Mar/2016 - Oct/2016
FPGA based Lidar Signal Processing
Engineering Advanced Sensor Concept
Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany



Tutor

Oct/2015 - Jan/2016
Programming in MATLAB for Graduate Students
Faculty of Electrical Engg. and Computer Science
Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany


PreMaster R&D (Trainee Program)

Oct/2014 - Mar/2015
Radar Signal Processing
Pre-development & Corporate Research
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany


Bachelor Thesis Student

Feb/2014 - Aug/2014
FGPA based Radar Signal Processing
Advanced Engineering Sensor Systems
Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg, Germany

Intern

Oct/2012 - Mar/2013
ABS/ESP Test bench Data Processing
Engineering Component and Hydraulics Unit
Robert Bosch GmbH, Abstatt, Germany


Student Assistant

Jan/2012 - Sept/2012
Engineering Project Assistance for A330/A340
Department of Structural Repair Engineering
Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg, Germany




Student Assistant

Nov/2011 - Dec/2011
IT / Software Documentation
Software Department
Herberg Engineering GmbH, Hamburg, Germany