Faculty Fresh Face: Akond Rahman

Akond Rahman
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
(Fall 2019)

Akond Rahman is a new member of the Department of Computer Science. From hiking to soccer, here are a few facts you should know about him.

What are some of your hobbies?

I like hiking, traveling and playing soccer.

Where have you previously taught?

This is my first job as faculty.

Where and when did you earn your degrees?

I earned my degrees from North Carolina State University, University of Connecticut, and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

Is there a specific reason you chose Tennessee Tech?

I like the balance between research and teaching.

What’s your favorite thing about your profession? Teaching, research or writing? Why?

Research and interacting with students are my favorite things about my profession.

In your opinion, which characteristic makes teaching better: being bold, fearless or confident? How do you work that into your curriculum and encourage students to be bold, fearless or confident?

Being confident by paying attention to student needs.