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Saleh Faruque considers himself as an engineer by profession and a teacher by choice. He began his undergraduate program in Physics at Dhaka University, East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) and obtained his B.Sc. in 1969. After he graduated, his destiny pulled him towards Applied Physics, in which he obtained his M.Sc. in 1970, topping the list in his department. Due to the political upheaval that led to the emergence of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971, he began his career as a lecturer in Applied Physics in Dhaka University, Bangladesh, in 1972. This led to his enrollment at the EE department of the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he was awarded his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1976 and 1980 respectively.
Upon completion of his degrees, Dr. Faruque worked for telecom industries in Canada and USA for more than 20 years in various capacities including manager, ,regional manager and CTO. He contributed extensively in Cellular Communications and related areas and earned 19 US and Canadian patents
At present, Dr. Faruque is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. In 2011-12, Dr. Faruque was the recipient of the prestigious US Fulbright scholarship. In addition, the college of engineering and mines of UND awarded him the outstanding professor of the year 2007-08 as well as in 2011-12.
During his industrial and academic tenures, Dr. Faruque has secured 19 patents, authored 5 books and contributed several chapters in three books. He has published over 90 papers in various technical journals and conference proceedings. He is a life senior member of the IEEE.
- Channel Coding and Modulation
- Wireless Communications
- Next Generation Cellular Networks
- Optical Fiber Communications
- Laser Communication (Free space, Underwater and UAV)