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Emdad Khan

Emdad Khan
Emdad Khan
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Khan’s research areas include Natural Language Processing, Big Data, Intelligent Agent, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human Computer Interaction and their applications, especially, in the areas of Internet / Intelligent Internet and Biological Systems. Dr. Khan also focuses on multi-disciplinary education with emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship to help global development – economic, social, cultural and more with emphasis on increased peace & prosperity.


  • BS Electrical Engineering – Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh
  • MS Electrical Engineering – University of New Orleans, USA
  • MS Engineering Management, Stanford University, USA
  • PhD Computer Science – University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Patents, Papers and Books

Holds 23 Patents, published over 60 papers and 2 books

Author of “Internet for Everyone: Reshaping the Global Economy by Bridging the Digital Divide” 978-1-4620-4251-7 (SC ISBN), 978-1-4620-4250-0 (HC ISBN), 2011.

Wrote a chapter in “Fusion of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Genetic Algorithms: Industrial Applications, ISBN 0849398045,1998.


Dr. Khan founded InternetSpeech with the vision to develop innovative technology for accessing information on the Internet anytime, anywhere, using just an ordinary telephone and the human voice. As a pioneer in the Internet voice space, Khan is a frequent speaker at Natural Language, Voice-Recognition, Internet applications, and other academia & industry conferences and trade shows. He holds 23 patents and has published over 60 journal & conference papers on the advent of Intelligent Internet, Content Rendering, Natural Language Processing/Understanding, Big Data, Bioinformatics, Software Engineering, Neural Nets, fuzzy logic, Intelligent Systems, VLSI and optics. Khan’s acute technical knowledge and keen understanding of emerging markets has played an important role in the development of InternetSpeech’s products/services/technologies netECHO (Voice Internet that delivers complete Internet access via voice and any phone) and Semantic Engine using Brain-Like Approach, SEBLA.

Khan invented, defined, developed and deployed worldwide new intelligent software products for micro-controller-based home appliances. He has been in the industry for 20 years (worked at Intel, Fairchild and National Semiconductor) and academia for over 7 years.

Current Research Interests

Dr. Khan’s current major interest is to use brain-like and brain-inspired algorithms to solve some open problems, especially, NLU (Natural Language Understanding) to allow users to interact with the Internet using natural language, and thus help their economic, social and other developments. Solving NLU problem using a Semantic Engine has numerous applications including Intelligent Search, Intelligent Information Retrieval, Big Data, Question & Answer System, Summarization, Analytics, and more. These can be used in finance, economics, biology, agriculture and many other business areas; and are critical for Economic, Social, Cultural and other developments with increased World Peace, with special focus on Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

His recent interest is also exploring how the human brain uses vital communications, biological alphabets, and associated language to gain understanding of meanings of the communications, a basic necessity to clearly understand how biological systems work. This includes use of Science of Creative Intelligence & Vedic Science.


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