Zakir received the BSc degree in 2011 and the MSc degree in 2014 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) in Bangladesh. He started PhD in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University in 2015 and awared on 19 July 2019. He served as a Lecturer in the University of Information Technology and Science, Bangladesh for six months in 2012. Later on he joined as a Lecturer at KUET in 2012 and upgraded his position into Assistant Professor in 2014. He has a number of top journal and conference papers in the field of affective computing, health informatics, HCI, and so on. His research interests include machine learning, signal processing, health computing, and information processing.