Current Positions               

Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics

Department of Maritime Operations, University of South-Eastern Norway

April 2019 – present


Research HUB

September 2015 – present

Editorial Positions               

Associate Editor

Journal of Alternative Finance, SAGE

January 2023- present.

Senior Editor

International Journal of Emerging Markets, Emerald Publishing.

November 2019 – present


The Maritime Economist, IAME.

January 2020 – present

Other Experiences               

Adjunct Associate Professor of Research Methods

School of Business and Law, University of Agder

March 2019 – December 2019

Assistant Professor of Research Methods

School of Business and Law, University of Agder

September 2018 – February 2019

External Consultant

Transport Canada (Govt.) Project in collaboration w. World Maritime University

January-June 2019

Visiting Scholar, CBS Maritime

Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

May – July 2018

Working project: Port governance and green port management

Credit Risk Analyst

United Finance Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

September 2011 – February 2013

Intern (Finance and Accounting)

Chittagong Port Authority, Chittagong, Bangladesh

June 2011 – September 2011


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Management, 2015-2018

Concentration in Maritime Economics and Logistics  

School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

Dissertation title: Essays on Port Competitiveness: Port Efficiency, Governance and Intermodal Transhipment

Master of Engineering (MEng) in Autonomous Maritime Operations, 2023-2024

Novia University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland

Thesis title: Artificial intelligence driven accident risk assessment for autonomous maritime operations

Master of Science (MSc) in Supply Chain Management, with Honors, 2013-2015

Specialization in Transport Geography Modelling, Transport and Logistics

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria

Thesis title: Analysis of Container Shipping Industry and Forecasting Freight Rates for FE-EU Route

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), CGPA 3.83/4.00, 2007-2011

Specialization in Finance

Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Thesis title: Financial Performance Analysis of Chittagong Port Authority

Specialised Courses

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford Leadership Program in Global Challenges in Transport

Investment, Development and Finance (September 6-9, 2016)

New Technologies and Changing Behaviours (March 14-17, 2017)

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Introduction to path-analysis and structural equation modelling (April 6-8, 2016).

Structural equation modelling: Longitudinal and multi-group models (April 11-12, 2016).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts, United States

Supply Chain Analytics (via (March 22- June 26, 2017).

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Structural Equation Modelling in R (April 25-27, 2018).

University of Aalto, Helsinki, Finland

Work and Career in Business Schools (May 14-16, 2018).


The KLU Young Researcher Best Paper Award

Annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2018

September 11-14, 2018. Mombasa, Kenya.

Palgrave Macmillan Best Paper Award

Annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2016

August 23-26, 2016. Hamburg, Germany.

Magna Cum Laude

For Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree

Faculty of Business Administration, Eastern University February 11, 2013. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Data analysis: R, SPSS
  • Optimization: Excel Solver, SAS, IBM Cplex
  • Simulation: Anylogic 
  • Transport geography: ArcGIS
  • Network analysis: Gephi
  • Qualitative analysis: NVivo
  • Bibliometric analysis: Bibliometrix in R, HistCite, VosViewer

Research Interests

  • Maritime logistics
  • Port governance
  • Forecasting
  • Green port management
  • Supply chain management
  • Crowdfunding
  • Literature review methods

Research Methods

  • Structural equation modeling, both covariance based and partial least squares 
  • Linear programming, mixed integer programming
  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Time series modelling, e.g. ARIMA, ANN, VAR, VECM, TBATS
  • Multi-criteria decision-making, e.g. ANP, BWM

Journal Reviewer (selected)

  1. Resources, Conservation and Recycling
  2. Journal of Transport Geography
  3. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
  4. Journal of Cleaner Production
  5. Production Planning & Control
  6. Maritime Policy and Management
  7. Maritime Business Review
  8. IEEE Access
  9. Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics
  10. International Journal of Emerging Markets
  11. European Journal of International Management
  12. Baltic Journal of Management
  13. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
  14. Aquaculture and Fisheries
  15. Scientometrics
  16. Journal of International Humanitarian Action
  17. Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  18. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal
  19. The Service Industries Journal
  20. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
  21. Asian Academy of Management Journal