Name: Md Tamjidul Hoque, Ph.D.

Professional Title: Director of the Bioinformatics and Machine Learning (BML) Laboratory & Associate Professor | Department of Computer Science | The University of New Orleans

Bio: Md Tamjidul Hoque is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNO. He is the Director of the BML Lab ( He is the lead designer and coordinator for the Machine Learning (ML) and AI Concentration and the Graduate Certificate in ML & AI at UNO. Dr. Hoque’s research expertise is in Deep/Machine Learning Modeling and Algorithm Designing, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Autonomy, Unmanned Aerial/Surface/Underwater Vehicles, Big Data and Data Science, Bioinformatics, and Evolutionary Computation. Since 2004, Dr. Hoque’s primary focuses of his research are to develop integrated machine learning solutions and research tools for challenging problems in bioinformatics, Drone Image based Levee Fault Detection and System Integrity and Health Monitoring (for USACE), AI-Based Identification of Deficiencies in Flood Control Systems (Azure/Microsoft), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) based solutions related to Decision Support Systems (for NASA/SSC).