Professor Md. Rafiqul Islam received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 1987, and started his career as a lecturer at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology in 1988. He received his MSc and Ph.D both in Electrical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Prof. Islam is presently a Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He was given the Best Lecturer Award in the Faculty of Engineering in 2005 in recognition of his teaching performance. He coordinated to develop a new programme, Master of Science in Communication Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005. He is very active in research and publication having published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals and conferences. He has published two books titled as 1) Antennas and Propagation: Modeling, Simulation and Measurements and 2) Dust Storm Attenuation Studies for Microwave Link Design and an author of 25 chapters in other books. More than 40 postgraduate students completed their Ph.D and MSc under his supervision. Since 2001, he has successfully completed 16 research projects funded by MOSTI, MOHE and IIUM. He was in the organizing committee for International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering ICCCE (1st-6th) and six international conferences since 2006. He was the technical chair of 6th International Conference (ICCCE2016). Prof. Islam has reviewed more than 100 technical papers for international conferences and journals including IEEE Transactions and other high impact journals. He is currently working in Malaysia 5G Working Group under International Telecommunication Union and supervising several research projects to overcome the effects of Haze, Rain, Dust and Fog on Free Space Optics (FSO) and Hybrid FSO/RF Systems. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (FIEB) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Institute of Engineering Technology (IET).