Alumni Stopwatch 3 – Dr. Tanvir Allidina

I have been a student at Jaffery Academy for 15 years, and it was there that my passion ignited for engineering and computing during my A-Levels. I am sincerely grateful for the support received from the school, predominantly my teachers, without whom It would not have been possible to achieve the necessary qualifications to make this dream a reality.

Graduating from Jaffery Academy at the age of 19, I travelled to the UK to complete my bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering. After which I pursued my goal of getting a Ph.D. in computer science. I presented a proposal that was approved due to my grades and references despite not obtaining a master’s degree.

For my research, a framework was designed to select critical non-line of sight scenarios for connected autonomous vehicles. In order to achieve this, scenarios were created in accordance with the ISO 26262 V-model, and a machine learning algorithm (Genetic Algorithm) was used to explore the scenario space and select critical scenarios based on my predefined methodology. These scenarios will assist programmers and academics working in this field in validating and testing their algorithms. I have published in the MDPI journal my paper titled “Selecting Non-Line of Sight Critical Scenarios for Connected Autonomous Vehicle Testing” which highlights part of my work.

I am currently working as a lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, within the Engineering and Computer Science department.