Associate Professor

Benojir Ahammed was born in Jashore District of Bangladesh. Mr. Ahammed completed secondary and higher secondary education in his home district. Later, he completed the B.Sc (Hon’s) and M.Sc in Statistics degrees from Rajshashi University, one of the oldest higher educational institutions in Bangladesh, with outstanding academic records. A recipient of two most prestigious awards of Rajshashi University, the “Khandakar Monowar Memorial Award” and “Merit Award,”. Mr. Ahammed attended various national/international seminars, workshops, training, and conferences to explore new knowledge from the experts and to hone his skills. From September, 2013, Mr. Ahammed has been serving as a faculty of the Statistics Discipline under the Science, Engineering, and Technology School of Khulna University. He was appointed as Lecturer and later promoted to Assistant Professor from November, 2015. He has published several articles in renowned peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His research interest covers Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Machine Learning.

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Benojir Ahammed

Associate professor

Statistics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208


Mobile No: +8801714960969

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M.Sc. in Statistics (Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh; 2011)

B.Sc. (Honors) in Statistics (Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh; 2010)

Public health | Epidemiology | Bio statistics | Machine learning.

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Prevalence and determinants of under-five mortality in low- and lower-middle-income countries: A analysis from Demographic and Health Survey data Co-Principal Investigator 2021 National

Associate Professor, Statistics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh. November 2020 to till.

Assistant Professor, Statistics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh. November 2015 to November 2020.

Lecturer, Statistics Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh. September 2013 to November 2015.

Assistant Provost, Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Hall, January 24, 2021- January 25, 2023.

Postgraduate (Masters) Thesis Supervision 

  1. Regional Differences and Determinants of Short Birth Interval in Bangladesh (Mst. Farzana Akter Reshmi, Student No. MS-192006, Session 2018-2019, Examination: 2020).
  2. Determinants and Prediction of Anemia Using Machine Learning Techniques (Akash Bala, Student No. MS-192008, Session 2018-2019, Examination: 2020).
  3. Prevalence and Determinants of Terminated Pregnancies among Married Women: Analysis of Pooled Cross-sectional Surveys in Bangladesh (Sawda Yeasmin, Student No. MS-182028, Session 2017-2018, Examination: 2019). 
  4. Prevalence and determinants of initial and exclusive breastfeeding status in Bangladesh (Animesh Biswas, Student No. MS-172009, Session 2016-2017, Examination: 2019).
  5. Feature selection and machine learning techniques for classification of gene expression data (Md. Alamgir Sarder, Student No. MS-172010, Session 2016-2017, Examination: 2019).
  6. Spatial pattern and determinants of diarrhea, acute respiratory infection and fever among under-five children in Bangladesh (Subarna Kundu, Student No. MS-172018, Session 2016-2017, Examination: 2019).
  7. Spatial Imputation and analysis of missing values using different data mining techniques (Rafayat Zakia Mim, Student No. MS-162008 Session 2015-2016, Examination: 2018).

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SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Imputation and Analysis of Missing Values Using Different Data Mining Techniques Masters Supervisor 2017 2018
2 Regional Differences and Determinants of Short Birth Interval in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 2019 2021
3 Determinants and Prediction of Anemia Using Machine Learning Techniques Masters Supervisor 2019 2021
4 Determinants of the academic performance of undergraduate students: A case study on Khulna University Bachelor Supervisor 2019 2020
5 Influential factors of modern contraceptive use in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 2019 2021
6 Thesis Title: Determinants of Double and Triple Burden of Non-communicable Diseases and Its Prediction Using Machine Learning Techniques: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey Masters Supervisor 2019 2022
7 Thesis Title: Identification of Potential Risk Factors of Diabetes and its Prediction Using Machine Learning Approach Masters Supervisor 2019 2022
8 Project Title: Association of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene with Stunting among Under Five Children in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 2019 2022
9 Project Title: Socio-economic determinants of awareness and visit at community clinic by women: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2017-2018 Masters Supervisor 2019 2022
10 Thesis title; Inequalities in non-communicable diseases among reproductive aged women in Bangladesh: Evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey data Masters Supervisor June 2022 August 2023
11 Thesis title: Association between birth weight and nutritional status among under-five children in South Asian countries: An analysis from Demographic and Health Surveys data Masters Supervisor June 2022 August 2023
12 Thesis title: Investigate the risk factors of pediatric diseases and their prediction using machine learning Masters Supervisor June 2022 August 2023
13 Project Title: Prvalence and determinants of secondhand smoking among non-smoker adults in Bangladesh: Findings from Global Adult Tobacco Survey Masters Supervisor June 2022 August 2023
14 Project Title: Association of parental death with educational institute dropout status among children age of 6-18 years in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor June 2022 August 2023

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Book Chapter

January-December, 2020

01. Maniruzzaman, M., Rahman, M.J., Ahammed, B., Abedin, M.M., Suri, H.S., Biswas, M., El-Baz, A., Bangeas, P., Tsoulfas, G., and Suri, J.S. (2020). Statistical Characterization and Classification of Colon Microarray Gene Expression Data using Multiple Machine Learning Paradigms. Cognitive Informatics, Computer Modelling, and Cognitive Science.Volume 1: Theory, Case Studies, and Applications. 1st Edition (Academic Press), eBook ISBN: 9780128194447. April 2020, Pages 273-317. Publisher’s site.

Journal Article 

July-December, 2023

43. Nishat J.F., Khan, U.S., Shovo, T.E.A., Ahammed, B., Rahman, M.M., & Hossain, M.T. (2023). Patterns, prevalence, and risk factors of intimate partner violence and its association with mental health status during COVID-19: A cross-sectional study on early married female adolescents in Khulna district, BangladeshBMJ Open (BMJ). Publisher's Site. 

42. Shanto, H.H., Al-Zubayer, M.A., Ahammed, B., Sarder, M.A., Keramat, S.A., Hashmi, R., Haque, R., Alam, K. (2023). Maternal healthcare services utilisation and its associated risk factors: A pooled study of 37 low-and middle-income countries. International Journal of Public Health (Frontiers). Publisher's Site. 

January-June, 2023

41. Sarder, M.A., Lee, K.Y., Keramat, S.A., Hashmi, R., & Ahammed, B. (2023). A multilevel analysis of individual and community-level factors associated with childhood immunisation in Bangladesh: Evidence from a pooled cross-sectional surveyVaccine: X (Elsevier). 14(2023), 100285. Publisher's Site. 

40. Al-Zubayer, M.A., Shanto, H.S.,  Kumkum, R., Alam, S.T., Ahammed, B. (2023). Prevalence and socioeconomic determinants of awareness and visitation of community clinic among ever married women: evidence from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 2017–2018BMJ Open (BMJ). Publisher's Site. 

39. Nishat, J. F., Shovo, T. E., Ahammed, B., Islam, M.A., Rahman, M. M., & Hossain, M.T. (2023). Mental health status of early married girls during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. Frontiers in Psychiatry(Frontiers). 2809.  Publisher's Site. 

July-December, 2022

38. Shanto, H.S., Al-Zubayer, M.A., Khan, Z.I, Ahmed, S.S., Jishan, M., Sarder, M.A. & Ahammed, B. (2022). Factors affecting depression and stress among tertiary level students during the covid-19 pandemic: a web-based cross-sectional study in BangladeshKhulna University Studies. Publisher's Site. 

37. Hossain, M.T., Ahammed, B., Jahan, N., Islam, M.A., Rahman, M. M., Khan, B., Sarker, M.J.A., Nibir, M.M., Hasan, M., Hasib, M., Rahman, R., & Islam M.N. (2022). Prevalence and determinants of pornography exposure during the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic: A web-based cross-sectional study on students in Bangladesh. Frontiers in Public Health(Frontiers). 4684. Publisher's Site. 

36. Islam, M. M., Rahman, M. J., Abedin, M. M., Ahammed, B., Ali, M., Ahmed, N.A.M. F., & Maniruzzaman, M. (2022). Identification of the risk factors of type 2 diabetes and its prediction using machine learning techniquesHealth Systems (Taylor & Francies). Publisher's Site. 

35. Sathi N.J., Ahammed B., Alam K., Hashmi R., Lee K.Y. & Keramat S.A. (2022).  Socioeconomic inequalities in low birth weight in South Asia: A comparative analysis using demographic and Health Surveys. SSM - Population Health (Elsevier). Publisher's Site.

January-June, 2022

34. Biswas, P., R., Ahammed, B.*, Rahman, M.S., Nirob, B.M., & Hossain, M.T. (2022). Prevalence and determinants of internet addiction among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh: An online cross-sectional study. Heliyon (Cell Press Elsevier). Publisher’s Site.

33. Ahammed, B.*, Haque, R., Rahman, S.M., Keramat, S.A., Mahbub, A., Ferdausi, F., Alam, K. (2022). Frequency of watching television, owning a mobile phone and risk of being overweight/obese among reproductive-aged women in low- and lower-middle-income countries: A pooled analysis from Demographic and Health Survey data. Journal of Biosocial Science (Cambridge University Press)Publisher’s Site.

32. Ahammed, B.*, Sarder, M.A., Kundu, S., Keramat, S.A., Alam, K. (2022). Multilevel exploration of individual- and community-level factors contributing to overweight and obesity among reproductive-aged women: A pooled analysis of Bangladesh demographic and health survey, 2004-2018. Public Health Nutrition (Cambridge University Press). Publisher’s Site.

31. Keramat, S.A., Ahammed, B., Mohammed, A., Seidu, A.A., Farjana, F., Hashmi, R., Ahmad, K., Haque, R., Ahmed, S. & Ali, M.A. (2022). Disability, physical activity, and health-related quality of life in Australian adults: An investigation using 19 waves of a longitudinal cohort. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science)Publisher’s Site.

30. Islam, S.M.S.Talukder, A., Awal, M.A., Siddiqui, M.M.U., Ahamad, M.M., Ahammed, B.Rawal, L.B.Alizadehsani, R., Abawajy, J.Laranjo, L., Chow C.K., & Maddison, R. (2022). Machine Learning Approaches for Predicting Hypertension and Its Associated Factors Using Population-Level Data from Three South Asian Countries. Front. Cardiovasc. Med. (Frontiers). Publisher’s Site.

29. Hossain, M.T., Jahan, N., Ahammed, B., Shohel, T.A., Shovo, T.E.A., Khan, B., & Islam, M.N. (2022). Psychometric Evaluation of the Modified “Fear of Covid-19” ScaleHellenic Journal of Psychology (Psychological Society of Northern Greece)Publisher’s Site.

28. Ferdausi, F., Al-Zubayer, M.A., Keramat, S.A., Ahammed, B* (2022). Prevalence and associated factors of underweight and overweight/obesity among reproductive-aged women: A pooled analysis of data from South Asian countries (Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, and Pakistan). Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews (Elsevier).  Publisher’s Site.

27. Haque, R., Alam, K., Rahman, S.M., Mustafa, M.U.R., Ahammed, B., Ahmad, K., Hashmi, R., Wubishet, B.L., Keramat, S.A. (2022). Nexus between maternal underweight and child anthropometric status in South and South-East Asian countries. Nutrition (Elsevier)Publisher’s Site.

January-December, 2021

26. Talukder, A., Paul, N., Khan, Z.I., Ahammed, B, Haq, I., Ali, M. (2021). Risk factors associated with anemia among women of reproductive age (15–49) in Albania: A quantile regression analysis. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health (Elsevier)Publisher’s Site.

25. Keramat, S.A., Sathi, N.J., Haque, R., Ahammed, B., Chowdhury, R., Hashmi, R., and Ahmad, K. (2021). Neighbourhood Socio-Economic Circumstances, Place of Residence and Obesity amongst Australian Adults: A Longitudinal Regression Analysis Using 14 Annual Waves of the HILDA Cohort. Obesities (MDPI)Publisher’s Site.

24.  Ahmed, N.A.M.F., Sultana, M., Ali, M., Abedin, M.M., Ahammed, B., Yeasmin, A., and Maniruzzaman, M. (2020). Identifying the factors causing malnutrition and its impact on mortality among under-five Bangladeshi childrenFamily Medicine & Primary Care Review (Continuo Publisher). 23(3), 255-260. Publisher’s Site.

23. Rahman, M. H., Kamal, M. M., Islam, M. M., Ahammed, B., & Das, S. (2021). Integrated Pest Management Practices Adopted by Mango Growers at Meherpur Region in BangladeshSAARC Journal of Agriculture (SAARC Agricultural Centre, Bangladesh). Publisher’s Site. 

22. Md. Akib Al-ZubayerBenojir Ahammed*, Md. Alamgir Sarder, Subarna Kundu, Uttam Kumar Majumder, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam (2021). Double and triple burden of non-communicable diseases and its determinants among adults in Bangladesh: Evidence from a recent demographic and health survey. International Journal of Clinical Practice (Wiley-Blackwell). Publisher’s Site. 

21. S.M. Jubaidur Rahman, N. A. M. Faisal Ahmed, Md. Menhazul AbedinBenojir Ahammed, Mohammad Ali, Md. Jahanur Rahman, Md. Maniruzzaman (2021). Investigate the risk factors of stunting, wasting, and underweight among under-five Bangladeshi children and its prediction based on machine learning approach. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science). Publisher’s Site. 

20. Ahammed, B., Jahan, N., Seddeque, A., Hossain, M.T., Shovo, T.-E.-A., Khan, B., Mamun, M.A., Islam, M.N. (2021). Exploring the association between mental health and subjective sleep quality during the COVID-19 pandemic among Bangladeshi university studentsHELIYON (Elsevier). Publisher’s Site.

19. Sarder, M.A., Islam, S.M.S., Maniruzzaman, M., Talukder A., and Ahammed, B.* (2021). Prevalence of Unintended Pregnancy and Its Associated Factors: Evidence from Six South Asian CountriesPLoS ONE (Public Library of Science). Publisher’s Site. 


18. Shovo T-E-A, Ahammed, B., Khan, B., Jahan, N., Shohel, T.A., Islam M.N. and Hossain M.T. (2021). Determinants of generalized anxiety, depression and subjective sleep quality among University students during COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal (Atlantis Press), Publisher’s Site.

January-December, 2020

17. Biswas, A., Abedin, M.M., Maniruzzaman, M., and Ahammed, B.* (2020). Prevalence and determinants of initiation of breastfeeding according to rural-urban women in Bangladesh. Family Medicine & Primary Care Review (Continuo Publisher), Accepted.  Publisher’s Site.

16. Ahammed, B.*Maniruzzaman, M., Talukder, A., and Ferdausi, F. (2020). Prevalence and risk factors of hypertension among young adults in Albania. High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention (Springer)Publisher's Site.

15. Hossain, M. T., Ahammed, B., Chanda, S. K., Jahan, N., Ela, M. Z., and Islam, M. N. (2020). Social and electronic media exposure and generalized anxiety disorder among people during COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh: A preliminary observation. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science)Publisher's Site.

14. Sarder, M.A., Alauddin, S., and Ahammed, B.* (2020)Determinants of teenage marital pregnancy among Bangladeshi women: An analysis by the Cox proportional hazard model. Social Health and Behavior (Wolters Kluwer-Medknow). Publisher's Site.

13. Ahammed, B.*, Maniruzzaman, M., Ferdausi, F., Abedin, M.M., and Hossain, M.T. (2020), Socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with low birth weight in Nepal: Data from 2016 Nepal demographic and health survey. Social Health and Behavior (Wolters Kluwer-Medknow). Publisher's Site.

12. Talukder, A., Siddiquee, T., Noshin, N., Afroz, M., Ahammed, B., and Halder, H.R. (2020). Utilization of Antenatal Care (ANC) Services in Bangladesh: A Cross-sectional Study Exploring the Associated Factors. Anatol J Family Med (Kare Publishing)Publisher's Site.

11. Sarder, M.A., Maniruzzaman, M., and Ahammed, B.* (2020). Feature Selection and Classification of Leukemia Cancer Using Machine Learning Techniques . Machine Learning Research (Science Publishing Group). Publisher's Site.

10. Talukder A., and Ahammed, B. (2020). Machine Learning Algorithms for Predicting Malnutrition among Under-Five Children in Bangladesh. Nutrition (Elsevier). Publisher's Site.

09. Chanda, S.K., Ahammed, B., Howlader MH, Ashikuzzaman M., Shovo T-E-A, and Hossain M.T. (2020). Factors associating different antenatal care contacts of women: A cross-sectional analysis of Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2014 data. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science). Publisher's Site.

08. Maniruzzaman, M., Rahman, M, J., Ahammed, B., and Abedin, M, M. (2020). Classification and Prediction of Diabetes Disease using Machine Learning Paradigm. Health Information Science and Systems (Springer). Publisher's Site.

January-December, 2019

07. Ali, M., Siddique, A., Ahammed, B., Khatun, F., Saw, A., and Hossain, G. (2019). Factors influencing low birth weight: Evidence from a Surjer Hashi Clinic in Khulna, Bangladesh. Human Biology Review. Publisher’s Site.

06. Ahammed, B.*, Maniruzzaman, M., Kundu, S., Mahmud J.A., and Ferdausi, F. (2019). Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Tobacco Smoking among Adults in India: A Nationally Representative Household Survey. Family Medicine & Primary Care Review (Continuo Publisher)Publisher’s Site.

05. Maniruzzaman, M., Rahman, M.J., Ahammed, B., Abedin, M.M., Suri, H.S., Biswas, M., El-Baz, A., Bangeas, P., Tsoulfas, G., and Suri, J.S. (2019). Statistical Characterization and Classification of Colon Microarray Gene Expression Data using Multiple Machine Learning Paradigms. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (Elsevier). Publisher’s Site.

04. Ahammed, B.*, Kabir, R.M., Abedin M.M., Ali, M., and Islam, A.M. (2019). Determinants of different birth intervals of ever married women: Evidence from Bangladesh. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health (Elsevier). Publisher’s Site.

03. Abedin, M.M., Maniruzzaman, M., Ali, M., Ahmed, N.A.M.F., and Ahammed, B.* (2019). Assessing and Determining Potential Factors Associated with Vitamin A Supplementation in Bangladesh. Biostatistics and Biometrics Open Access Journal (BBOAJ) (Juniper Publishers). Publisher’s Site.

January-December, 2018

02. Ahammed, B.*, and Abedin, M. M. (2018). Predicting wine types with different classification techniques. Model Assisted Statistics and Applications (IOS Press). Publisher’s Site.

01. Islam, M. A. and Ahammed, B (2017). An Econometric Analysis of Real Exchange Rate and Productivity Growth of some Developing Countries in Asia. Annals of Pure and Applied Mathematics. Publisher’s Site.

Conference Paper

January-December, 2019

04. Abedin, M.M., Maniruzzaman, M., Ahmed, N.A.M.F., Ahammed, B., and Ali, M. (2019). Classification and Prediction of Parkinson Disease: A Machine Learning Approach. International Conference on Data Science & SDGs: Challenges, Opportunities and Realities. pp 75-78.

03. Maniruzzaman, M., Rahman, M.J., Ahammed, B., and Abedin, M.M. (2019). Logistic Regression-based Feature Selection and Classification of Diabetes Disease using Machine Learning Paradigm. International Conference on Data Science & SDGs: Challenges, Opportunities, and Realities. pp67-74.

January-December, 2017

02. Abedin, M. M., Maniruzzaman, M., Islam, M.S., Ali, M., Ahammed, B., and Ahmed, N.A.M.F. (2017). Comparative Study of Artificial Neural Network Regression and Classical regression. International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biostatistics for Agriculture, Health and Environment. ISBN: 978-984-34-0996-6.

January-December, 2015

01. Ahammed, B., and Alam M.M. (2015). Forecasting Failure Number Using Warranty Claims in Multiplicative Composite Scale. International Conference on Statistical Data Mining for Bioinformatics Health Agriculture and Environment. ISBN: 978-984-33-5876-9, PP. 540-554.

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