Professor Dr Shahjahan Khan is the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the Asian University of Bangladesh.
Professor Shahjahan Khan obtained his PhD and MSc degrees in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada; and BSc (Hon) and MSc in Statistics from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He started his academic career as a Lecturer at Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 1980, and was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship in the UK.
He joined the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia in 1993 as a Lecturer of Statistics. He served as the founding Professor of Statistics at USQ. In addition to teaching at UWO, Canada he has taught at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia; Sultan Qaboos University, Oman; and University of Bahrain, Bahrain. At USQ, he has served as the Statistics Discipline leader, member on the Academic Senate/Board and Chair of Multicultural Staff Network.
His research interest includes evidence-based decision, systematic review and meta-analysis, inference with non-sample prior information, predictive inference, multivariate analysis and linear models. He has published over 250 research papers, and presented 19 research workshops, 28/3 keynote/plenary addresses, and over 60 invited talks in scholarly gatherings. He has supervised 16 PhD and 3 MPhil students.
He has written study books on Data Analysis, Distribution Theory, Statistical Models, Statistical Inference, and Experimental Design. His recent book on “Meta-Analysis for Health and Experimental Studies” by Springer Nature, November 2020 has over 12,000 downloads in one year.
Professor Khan is the Founding Chief Editor of Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics (JAPS), USA since 2005. As the President of the Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS) 2005-20011, he organized international statistics conferences in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Egypt, Qatar, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
Professor Khan is an elected Expatriate Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences; Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, UK; Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (ISI), Netherlands; Member of Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), USA; and Statistical Society of Australia.
He received prestigious Q M Hossain Gold Medal from Bangladesh Statistical Association (2012), only the 4th recipient since 1997; and ISESCO-ISOSS Gold Medal (2001) and ISOSS Gold Medal (2007) for his outstanding research contributions and international professional leadership.
As a visiting Scientist he has visited and made presentations at Tokyo University, Japan; National University of Singapore; Carleton University, Canada; Calcutta University, India; University of Malaya, University Technology Malaysia, and University Putra Malaysia; Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia; Daffodil International University, Bangladesh; and Karachi University, Pakistan.
For his outstanding contribution and dedicated service to the community he won the Cultural Diversity Ambassador Award of Queensland (Australia) Government (2014), Queensland Police Service Award (2016), and USQ Award of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion (2018). He served as the Chair of USQ Multicultural Staff Network 2013-2020, and organised many local and international seminars and symposia on Multiculturalism to promote respect and dignity among diverse communities.
He has lived and worked in 10 different countries in Australia, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, and Middle East.