Dr. Ashir Ahmed

Dr. Ashir Ahmed

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan
Director, Global Communication Center, Grameen Communications, Bangladesh (
www.socialtech.gramweb.net)

Dr. Ahmed’s research aims to produce technologies to achieve social goals. Towards this goal, he established Global Communication Center (GCC) inside Grameen in Bangladesh, and developed a research team in Kyushu University, Japan. He leaded the team and produced numerous national and international projects e.g.  GramHealth (a $300 portable clinic for unreached communities), GramCar (a ride sharing model for rural communities), GramAgri (iFARM, ICT based farming and marketing platform) and GramClean. He promotes Social Businesses to Japanese organizations and assisted creating number of social businesses. He organizes an International Conference on “Healthcare, SDGs and Social Business” since 2017. After receiving Ph.D. from Tohoku University in 1999, he worked with Avaya Labs (former Bell Labs), and NTT Communications, Japan. His research interests include ICT for Development, Remote Healthcare, Social Business, and SDGs.