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 Rahat Jahangir Rony

Rahat Jahangir Rony

Research student, School of Computer Science and Informatics

2.36, HCC Lab, Abacws, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG


I am Rahat Jahangir Rony, Ph.D. Student and Researcher in Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University under the supervision of Dr. Katarzyna, Dr. Nervo, and Dr. Valerie.

I am also an affiliated researcher (external) in Design Inclusion and Access Lab (DIAL) at North South University. I worked as a Research Assistant of Dr. Nova Ahmed, Professor, ECE Dept., NSU, Bangladesh, and still working with her. Also, I worked as a RA at BRAC University. I have nearly five years of research experience in HCI. I have worked as a Researcher on funded research projects by Gates Foundation, Google, UKRI & GCRF. I have completed my Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from North South University, Bangladesh. I also have a small research firm, "Methopoth Ltd.: Reaching to the People," based in Bangladesh. 

Treasurer: Dhaka ACM SIGCHI Chapter (September 1, 2019 - August 30, 2023)



Research interests

My research interest includes Human-Computer Interaction and ICT4D

Few notable projects: 

  • Intersection of Gender and Technology in Bangladesh (Gates Foundation: 2020-2022)

  • Developing Affordable Wearables for Upper-limb Function Rehabilitation in Bangladesh ( GCRF-UKRI: 2021-2022)

  • Digital RMG Mapping in Bangladesh (2020)

  • Assessment of the Driving Behavior and Stress in Multi-modal Road Culture in Developing Countries (2016-2018)

  • Development of the Wearable Security for Women Against Sexual Harassment (2016-2018)

  • Google Gender and Technology Research in Bangladesh (Google: 2017)

  • Cyber Security, Privacy Concerns, and Data Breach (2018-2019)


Exploring the Opportunities of Low-cost wearable for Upper-Limb Rehabilitation for the Low income Communities in Bangladesh and Wales in the UK

This project aims to explore the landscape of upper-limb rehabilitation for stroke patients and come up with possible, affordable, and accessible wearable options to aid ULR for both patients in Wales and Bangladesh.

Funding source

Cardiff University COMSC



Dr Nervo Verdezoto Dias

Senior Lecturer


Professor Valerie Sparkes

Interim Professional Head: Physiotherapy / Director: Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre Versus Arthritis