Mohammad Ali graduated in economics from the American International University of Bangladesh in 1978, and started his professional life as a Research Analyst for the Government of Bangladesh, where his research involved identifying barriers to agricultural production in Bangladesh. In late 1984, Ali joined the ICDDR,B, Bangladesh as a Computing Professional. He became involved in health and population data management and analysis, and worked with various research groups with different disciplines, coming from various parts of the world. He acquired an M.S. degree in geographic information sciences at the University Liege, Belgium and a Ph.D. degree in the same university in 2000. He researched spatio-temporal patterns of cholera in rural Bangladesh and identified environmental risk factors for the disease in his Ph.D. program. Ali has been working at the International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea since early 2001. He introduced GIS in vaccine evaluation studies for various research sites of the institute. His latest spatial epidemiology studies investigate the effectiveness of cholera vaccines. He is also involved in social network studies that are important for identifying public health problems and for generating hypotheses about their potential causes. In addition, he uses GIS, satellite remote sensing, and spatial modeling techniques in his research that is grounded in geographic theories of human-environment interaction. Ali has authored or coauthored 120 publications, reviewed several peer-reviewed journals, filled the position of Adjunct Professor at Seoul National University and was a Research Consultant at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina, USA.
Biography Updated on 30 August 2012