Anwarul Islam received his BS (1992) in civil engineering from BUET, MS (2000) and PhD (2005) in civil engineering from The Florida State University. The $1 billion Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge project in Bangladesh, and an expressway bridge and the Ministry of Education Building for Public Works Department in Singapore are two notable projects where he worked in various capacities. After graduating from Florida State, he worked as a Senior Structural Engineer at PBS&J (currently Atkins) in Tallahassee, Florida, and designed several bridges, strain poles, and retaining structures. In Fall 2005, he joined Youngstown State University as an assistant professor  and started his research in the health monitoring of bridges and structures using wireless sensor networks. One of his notable research achievements is a software to instantly determine the load and condition ratings of a bridge using its dynamic response collected through wireless sensor networks. He is an ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellow trained in the West Point Military Academy, and involved in many technical and professional organizations at various capacities. He received the NASA Glenn Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2013 and 2014, and performed various research on the health monitoring and safety of military aircrafts.