Hi, my name is Nibras Ar Rakib. I am a data analyst and full-stack engineer interested in replication crises, information retrieval, machine learning, web development, and large language models.

email: nibras.rakib@gmail.com


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, USA
MPS in Biomedical and Health Informatics, Carolina Health Informatics Program
11 May 2022 – 17 December 2023

BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
M.Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering
CGPA: 3.55 out of 4
14 September 2014 – 21 August 2016

Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering
CGPA: 3.22 out of 4
5 November 2007 – 28 December 2011

Work Experience

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
System/REDCap Analyst
13 February 2024 – Current

School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Graduate Research Assistant
11 May 2022- 17 December 2023

icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Senior Programmer
1 August 2013 – 30 July 2022


  • CentOS
  • ETL
  • Data visualization
  • Interoperability
  • REDCap/DHIS2
  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, Lightsail, IAM, SageMaker)
  • Docker

Research interest

  • Health informatics
  • Replication crises
  • Information retrieval
  • Large language models
  • Web development


I am working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a System/REDCap Analyst. My day-to-day job responsibilities are to develop and maintain eCRFs, implement mid-study changes, conduct UAT, implement and manage ETL pipelines, and maintain effective communication with the study team related to data and dashboard development for clinical trials using REDCap/REDCap Cloud, Power BI, and R programming language.

I became interested in informatics while developing an interactive web-based health facility mapping tool as a system support assistant using the geospatial data of Dhaka city corporation with a multi-disciplinary team after joining an international health research organization (icddr,b) in 2013. The aim was to present information on the health facilities’ location and services through a central web portal for public use to improve findability. The project was well-received by the stakeholders, and I was excited to see how computing systems can transform information into action and benefit society.

For the next few years, I was engaging in developing and maintaining nationwide web-based health information systems that provide insights into the health indicators of Bangladesh. These systems and dashboards depend on data pipelines, enabling the Government to track program performance via web portal.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with the informatics team on several successful projects at icddr,b led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and International Development Research Centre (IDRC). After nine years of experience and building expertise in developing and maintaining nationwide routine health information systems, I enrolled in a master’s in health informatics program to stay up-to-date with the rapidly evolving digital health landscape.