Born and raised in Bangladesh, Navid earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2016. From his undergraduate research, he published a few papers and a book chapter on "High Electron Mobility Transistors: Performance Analysis, Research Trend, and Applications". After serving as a Lecturer at Notre Dame University Bangladesh for a couple of years, Navid came to Irvine, California where he pursued his MS degree in Electrical Engineering at UC Irvine. During his MS, he worked on 3D printed THz Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and Photo-induced Force Microscopy (PiFM) and was a graduate researcher in the NSF funded MRSEC project. With a vision to be in academia, he decided to switch to Computer Engineering and joined the OPUS Lab at UCSB as a Ph.D. student in Winter 2021. He is particularly interested in probabilistic computing, machine learning algorithms and FPGA-based hardware accelerators. Apart from research, Navid loves writing, photography, traveling, and volunteering.