M. Iftakhar Alam, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Room No. 204
Phone:
Email: iftakhar@isrt.ac.bd

 

I am currently appointed as Associate Professor of Applied Statistics. Earlier I obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Applied Statistics from the University of Dhaka. I truly started a research career as a PhD student at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK, where I looked at the adaptive designs for dose-finding in early phase clinical trials, under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Bogacka and Dr. D. Stephen Coad. My current research focuses on the various aspects of dose-finding in early phase clinical trials.

Recent Publications

Recent Talks

  • Combined Criteria for Dose Optimisation in Early Phase Clinical Trials, 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress, 22 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A Comparison Between the Continual Reassessment Method and D-optimum Design for Dose Finding in Phase I Clinical Trials, 37th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Birmingham, UK, August 2016.
  • A Constrained Optimum Adaptive Design for Dose Finding in Early Phase Clinical Trials, 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Clinical Trials, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2014.
  • Adaptive Dose Finding in Early Phase Clinical Trials Incorporating Pharmacokinetic Information, 34th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Munich, Germany, August 2013.
  • Adaptive Dose Finding in Early Phase Clinical Trials Incorporating Pharmacokinetic Information, Population Optimum Design of Experiments Workshop, Eli Lilly, UK, June 2013.
  • Dose Finding in Early Phase Clinical Trials Incorporating Pharmacokinetic Information, 36th Research Students’ Conference in Probability, Statistics and Social Statistics, Lancaster University, UK, March 2013

Awards

  • Conference Award for Scientists, 37th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Birmingham, UK, August 2016.
  • Student Conference Award, 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Munich, Germany, August 2013.
  • Fazlul Huq Hall Provost Award, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2004.

Currently Teaching

  • AST 130: Statistical Computing I
  • AST 201: Sampling Distributions and Simulation
  • AST 330: Data Analysis Using SPSS, SAS, and Stata

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Denmark.
  • Member, International Statistical Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Statistical Association.