Salit chakma

Salit chakma

Assistant Professor

Department of Disaster Management & Resilience
Faculty of Arts & Social Science (FASS)

salit.chakma@bup.edu.bd


BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS
Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216

Biography

Salit Chakma completed a master's in Geoinformatics (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Warsaw, Poland, and a bachelor's in Geographic Information Science from Curtin University, Australia. He was a SilvaCarbon-NASA fellow in 2018 and as part of it, he received training at NASA Goddard Space and Flight Center, Maryland, and Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD), Dhaka, on applications of remote sensing in assessing environmental degradation caused by humanitarian crisis.
Salit Chakma has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Disaster Management & Resilience, at Bangladesh University of Professionals since 2016.  During this time, he encourages students to hone their Geospatial problem-solving and Python skills and participate in citizen science. As part of it, he helped students organize multiple training sessions on OpenStreetMap (OSM), and JOSM (OSM); he also helped conduct informal training sessions on GIS (using QGIS) for his peers and colleagues.
Salit's research interest lies in the application of geospatial techniques and tools to investigate environmental and climate change attribution that are related to vegetation, human health, and urban dynamics. He is particularly intrigued by forest ecology and how climate extremes, such as heat waves, affect and attribute human health. He is skilled in both propriety GIS solutions such as ArcGIS Pro and freeware suites such as QGIS. Although proficient in ENVI and Erdas Imagine software, Salit prefers Google Earth Engine to process remote sensing data and for preliminary remote sensing analysis. Python is his go-to tool for statistical analysis and graphical productions.  

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Education
S.S.C, Sylhet Cadet College
H.S.C, Sylhet Cadet College
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Curtin University
Master of Science (Tech), University of Warsaw

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Journal Publication

1.


Adnan, M. S. G., I. Kabir, M. A. Hossain, M. E. Enan, S. Chakma, S. N. Tasneem, Q. K. Hassan, A. Dewan. 2023. “Heatwave vulnerability of large metropolitans in Bangladesh: an evaluation.” Natural Hazards. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3093933/v1
2  [Preprint]

Rahman, M., M. S. H. Tumon, M. M. Islam, N. Chen, Q. B. Pham, K. Ullah, S. J. Ahmmed, S. N. Liza, M. A. Aziz, S. Chakma, M. E. Enan, M. A. Hossain, T. Shufeng, A. Dewan. 2023. “Could climate change exacerbate droughts in Bangladesh in the future?.” Journal of Hydrology 625(Part B), Article no 130096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.130096

Hossain, M. R., S. Chakma, F. Tasnim, Z. Zahra. 2021. “Socio-economic predictors of public understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Heliyon 7(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07255

Rahman, M. M., S. J. Khan, M. S. Sakib, S. Chakma, N. F. Procheta, Z. A. Mamun, A. Arony, F. Rahman, M. M. Rahman. 2020. “Assessing the psychological condition among general people of Bangladesh during COVID-19 pandemic.” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 31(1-4): 449-463. https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2020.1848688

Hossain, M. R., S. Chakma, S. D. Ahmed, N. Azmi. 2019. “Finding Temporary Emergency Shelters in Highly Dense Urban Area: A Study of Ward No 39 of Dhaka North City Corporation.” International Journal of Latest Research in Humanities and Social Science 02 (08): 65-70. http://www.ijlrhss.com/vol2-iss8.html

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Conference Papers

1.

Proceedings:

Chakma, S. and M. Zaman (2019). "Assessing the Impact of Built-up Areas on Land Surface Temperatures in Dhaka City." In 1st International Conference on Urban and Regional Planning ICURP-2019. Dhaka, Bangladesh. November 1 - 2. ISBN:978-984-34-7970-9.http://bip.org.bd/SharingFiles/journal_book/upload_content/201912270424103.pdf

Presentation:

Chakma, S., A. Jarocińska, and A. Ochtyra (2014). "Measurement of Urbanization characteristics of Chittagong city, Bangladesh, based on Landsat images." Paper presented in 34th EARSeL Symposium: EARSeL & ISPRS Young Scientist Days. Warsaw, Poland. June 16 – 20.

Chakma, S. and A. Jarocińska (2014). "Vegetation condition changes in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh, based on Landsat imageries." Paper presented in 34th EARSeL Symposium: EARSeL & ISPRS Young Scientist Days. Warsaw, Poland. June 16 – 20.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Books

1.

Chakma, S. 2014. Analysis of Urban Suitability. In Dhaka Megacity: Urbanization, Environment and Health, ed. A. M. Dewan and R. J. Corner, 147 – 162. Springer Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6735-5_8

Corner, R. J., A. M. Dewan, and S. Chakma. 2014. Monitoring and Prediction of Land-Use and Land-Cover (LULC) change. In Dhaka Megacity: Urbanization, Environment and Health, ed. A. M. Dewan and R. J. Corner, 75 – 98. Springer Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6735-5_5

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Researchs

1. Climate extreme (heatwave and temperature); Urban dynamics; Remote sensing

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Awards

1.

  1. SilvaCarbon-NASA Fellowship 2018
  2. Diploma Honorificum for Summa Cum Laude in Master degree, 2015, University of Warsaw, Poland. 
  3. Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia (EMEA) Scholarship 2013
  4. Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) 2009

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Courses

1.

Currently teaching:
Theory courses:
  • DMR 5208: Advanced GIS / Spatial Analysis
  • DMR 5104: Statistics for Disaster Management
  • DMR 5201: Risk Modelling
  • DHSM 3201: GIS & Remote Sensing in Disaster and Human Security Management
  • DHSM 3105: Climatic Hazard and Climate Change
Lab courses:
  • DHSM 3110: Damage and Loss Assessment
  • DHSM 4102: Laboratory work in GIS & Remote Sensing in DHSM
Courses taught in the past:
Theory courses:
  • DHSM 2207: Informatics for Disaster Management
  • DHSM 3103: Research Methodology in Disaster Management
  • DHSM 3205: Tools & Techniques for Disaster Management
  • DHSM 5102: Advanced GIS / Spatial Analysis
  • DHSM 5104: Spatial Statistics
  • DHSM 5201: Risk Modelling

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

S.S.C, Sylhet Cadet College
H.S.C, Sylhet Cadet College
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Curtin University
Master of Science (Tech), University of Warsaw

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

1.


Adnan, M. S. G., I. Kabir, M. A. Hossain, M. E. Enan, S. Chakma, S. N. Tasneem, Q. K. Hassan, A. Dewan. 2023. “Heatwave vulnerability of large metropolitans in Bangladesh: an evaluation.” Natural Hazards. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3093933/v1
2  [Preprint]

Rahman, M., M. S. H. Tumon, M. M. Islam, N. Chen, Q. B. Pham, K. Ullah, S. J. Ahmmed, S. N. Liza, M. A. Aziz, S. Chakma, M. E. Enan, M. A. Hossain, T. Shufeng, A. Dewan. 2023. “Could climate change exacerbate droughts in Bangladesh in the future?.” Journal of Hydrology 625(Part B), Article no 130096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.130096

Hossain, M. R., S. Chakma, F. Tasnim, Z. Zahra. 2021. “Socio-economic predictors of public understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Heliyon 7(6). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07255

Rahman, M. M., S. J. Khan, M. S. Sakib, S. Chakma, N. F. Procheta, Z. A. Mamun, A. Arony, F. Rahman, M. M. Rahman. 2020. “Assessing the psychological condition among general people of Bangladesh during COVID-19 pandemic.” Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 31(1-4): 449-463. https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2020.1848688

Hossain, M. R., S. Chakma, S. D. Ahmed, N. Azmi. 2019. “Finding Temporary Emergency Shelters in Highly Dense Urban Area: A Study of Ward No 39 of Dhaka North City Corporation.” International Journal of Latest Research in Humanities and Social Science 02 (08): 65-70. http://www.ijlrhss.com/vol2-iss8.html

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

1.

Proceedings:

Chakma, S. and M. Zaman (2019). "Assessing the Impact of Built-up Areas on Land Surface Temperatures in Dhaka City." In 1st International Conference on Urban and Regional Planning ICURP-2019. Dhaka, Bangladesh. November 1 - 2. ISBN:978-984-34-7970-9.http://bip.org.bd/SharingFiles/journal_book/upload_content/201912270424103.pdf

Presentation:

Chakma, S., A. Jarocińska, and A. Ochtyra (2014). "Measurement of Urbanization characteristics of Chittagong city, Bangladesh, based on Landsat images." Paper presented in 34th EARSeL Symposium: EARSeL & ISPRS Young Scientist Days. Warsaw, Poland. June 16 – 20.

Chakma, S. and A. Jarocińska (2014). "Vegetation condition changes in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh, based on Landsat imageries." Paper presented in 34th EARSeL Symposium: EARSeL & ISPRS Young Scientist Days. Warsaw, Poland. June 16 – 20.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

1.

Chakma, S. 2014. Analysis of Urban Suitability. In Dhaka Megacity: Urbanization, Environment and Health, ed. A. M. Dewan and R. J. Corner, 147 – 162. Springer Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6735-5_8

Corner, R. J., A. M. Dewan, and S. Chakma. 2014. Monitoring and Prediction of Land-Use and Land-Cover (LULC) change. In Dhaka Megacity: Urbanization, Environment and Health, ed. A. M. Dewan and R. J. Corner, 75 – 98. Springer Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6735-5_5

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Climate extreme (heatwave and temperature); Urban dynamics; Remote sensing

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

  1. SilvaCarbon-NASA Fellowship 2018
  2. Diploma Honorificum for Summa Cum Laude in Master degree, 2015, University of Warsaw, Poland. 
  3. Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia (EMEA) Scholarship 2013
  4. Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) 2009

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Currently teaching:
Theory courses:
  • DMR 5208: Advanced GIS / Spatial Analysis
  • DMR 5104: Statistics for Disaster Management
  • DMR 5201: Risk Modelling
  • DHSM 3201: GIS & Remote Sensing in Disaster and Human Security Management
  • DHSM 3105: Climatic Hazard and Climate Change
Lab courses:
  • DHSM 3110: Damage and Loss Assessment
  • DHSM 4102: Laboratory work in GIS & Remote Sensing in DHSM
Courses taught in the past:
Theory courses:
  • DHSM 2207: Informatics for Disaster Management
  • DHSM 3103: Research Methodology in Disaster Management
  • DHSM 3205: Tools & Techniques for Disaster Management
  • DHSM 5102: Advanced GIS / Spatial Analysis
  • DHSM 5104: Spatial Statistics
  • DHSM 5201: Risk Modelling

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024