Grants
  • “U.S. Embassy Grants Program” a joint grant with Slemani Museum, Directorate of Antiquities in Sulaimani, and RASHID International for research and
    development of a pre-history gallery exhibit at the Slemani Museum, May 2018,
    $50,000.
  • Joint EU Erasmus plus grant for staff mobility with University of Reading, UK as a leading applicant and partners, including Sulaimani Polytechnic University, November 2017,
    €64,000.
  • “Innovation Impact Grants” from Expo 2020, Dubai, UAE (September 2016). The requested amount of grant was $335,000 (short-listed but did not got
    the fund).
  • “Resilience Planning Workshop” Grant from UNDP Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (August 2016), $8300.
  • Professional Development Grant (PDG) from the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (Fall 2014), $1000.
  • Professional Development Grant (PDG) from the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (Fall 2014), $1000.
  • Professional Development Grant (PDG) from the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (December 2013), $1000.
  • Professional Development Grant (PDG) from the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (December 2012), $1000.
  • Roger Soderstorm Scholarship/ Alberta Historical Resources Foundation's (AHRF) Heritage Preservation Partnership program/ Ministry of Culture,
    Government of Alberta, Canada (2012), $2500.

Invited Public Speaking & Guest Lecturing

  •  “The Research Center International Activities” at the 1st TIGRIS project symposium, jointly organized between the Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) and the Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research (KISSR), Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, May 14th, 2018. http://www.spu.edu.iq/ku/9782
  • “Proposal Writing” workshop organized by the Research Center (RC) at the Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU), Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, April 3rd, 2018. http://www.spu.edu.iq/ku/9075
  •   “Cultural Heritage in 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges” in the Archaeology Research Seminar Series, University of Reading, Reading, UK, February 1st, 2018. http://www.spu.edu.iq/ku/8454
  •  “Where New Knowledge is Discovered: Introducing the Research Center (RC)” at the Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU), Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, February 25th, 2018. http://www.spu.edu.iq/ku/8486
  • “Engineering in 21st Century & Comparison between Engineering in North America and Kurdistan Region”, organized by Landmark organization for Engineering Development, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, January 11th, 2018.
  •  “Augmented Reality (AR) and Cultural Heritage: Revealing the iceberg” in the Archaeology Research Seminar Series, University of Reading, Reading, UK, January 23rd, 2017. http://www.spu.edu.iq/ku/7571
  • “Augmented Reality for Reliving History” in Hack creative week (as part of diSTORY “Digital Stories of Small Historic Towns” project funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Belgrade, Serbia, November 22nd, 2015 (presented remotely via Skype). http://www.spu.edu.iq/ku/4152
  • “Sulaimani RPW organizing phases and observations” in Sulaimani Resilience Planning Workshop, co-jointly organized by Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU), Sulaimani Governorate, Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCCC), and UNDP, November 21st, 2016, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. http://www.spu.edu.iq/index.php/ku/knews/858-2016-11-26-16-07-02
  •  “Smart City” in Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities, co-jointly organized by Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) and the General Directorate of Municipalities, July 30th, 2016, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. http://www.spu.edu.iq/index.php/en/news-events-and-announcements/787-sulaimani-polytechnic-university-contributed-in-organizing-the-first-sulaimani-forum, http://www.spu.edu.iq/index.php/ku/knews/765-2016-07-31-05-46-57, http://www.spu.edu.iq/index.php/ku/knews/766-2016-07-31-06-05-48.
  •  Public speaking at the “EVDS Research Symposium”, University of Calgary, November 19th, 2015.
  •  Public speaking at the “Nickle at Noon” series at Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, November 13th, 2014.
  •  Guest lecturing at Management Information Systems (MIS) class at Haskayne School of Business on April 8th, 2013.

 

Committees

  • 10/2017 – present: Member of City Planning Department Council, Technica College of Engineering, Sulaimani Polytechnic University.
  • 10/2017 – 12/2017: Chair of Research Center restructuring committee, Sulaimani PoytechnicUniversity.
  • 08/2017 – present: Chair of Colleges academic activity assessment committee according to NUR (National University Ranking), Sulaimani PoytechnicUniversity.
  • 07/2017 – present: Member of the “Investment and Income proposals assessment” committee, Sulaimani Polytechnic University.
  • 06/2017 – 07/2017: Member of evaluation committee of the Teaching Capacity Development Training course. 
  • 03/2017 – 08/2017: Deputy chair and Scientific Committee member of the 1st International Conference on Engineering and Computing (ICEC2017).
  • 04/2017 – 06/2017: Member of Post-graduation (MSc. & PhD) entry examination committee.
  • 03/2017 – 04/2017: Member of Organizing and Managing Committee of “Sulaimani International forum for Media.
  • 10/2016 – present: Member of Steering Committee (SC) and Technical Committee (TC) for Developing Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) under the supervision of UNDP
  • 10/2016 - present: Member of Scientific Committee of City Planning Department, Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU), Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
  • 08/2016 - 11/2016: Chair of Organizing Committee of “Sulaimani Resilience Planning Workshop”, co-jointly organized by Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU), Sulaimani Governorate, Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCCC), and UNDP, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
  • 06/2016 - present: Member of Sulaimani Saraa revitalization board from Sulaimaniyah Governorate, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
  • 06/2016 - 05/2017: Chair of  Curriculum and Program Development Committee of Technical Architectural Engineering Program, Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU), Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
  • 06/2016 - 07/2016: Chair of Organizing Committee of “Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities”, co-jointly organized by Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU) and the General Directorate of Municipalities, held on July 30th, 2016, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
  • 06/2016 - 07/2016: Member of evaluation committee of City planning students’ Final Year Project. The Department of City Planning Engineering, Sulaimani Polytechnic University (SPU), Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Interviews: TV, Radio & Newspaper

  • "The projects of Slemani Museum and the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Group" a live interview on Rojeki Nwe, Kurdsat TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, August 24th, 2018.
  • "Introducing the Sulaimani Polytechnic University's Research Center by its founder " a live interview on Rojeki Nwe, Kurdsat TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, July 12th, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/rojekinwe/videos/1999773226713360/?hc_ref=ARS6Gr1Cy3sGfszd3MnfyhL3b_-ywJntHAtofyzFbDqtnHIfqBGimXyaU2iDyYf4E2Q&__xts__[0]=68.ARA7l4-vKIdJsAyjs7xLNulPxLUd7rMxF8Dx1Qx-N8G35G3dBrvMqRSaexIPO7X-mfpIE9pbJT5qxfXIIy7eLC90SPm_XnMIioQN4_zUq01L0XJaKLxCTigCZPQMnvLqTR8caaHnnuGhk2ijXRAHu3NRi7MsInrpbYzLpEqksIiNGzgejyZdDHY6McDtDLhDa4H4yJYiZvnqzv3NgLO2lfnIfbOmFXbNWjrh&__tn__=FC-R
  • "Body language effects on teaching and learning" a live interview on Dwarozh radio, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, October 11th, 2017.
  • “The 1st International Conference on Engineering and Computing ICEC2017” a live interview on Gali Kurdistan (GK) TV, August 23rd, 2017.
  • The 1st International Conference on Engineering and Computing ICEC2017” a live interview on Gali Kurdistan (GK) TV, August 22nd, 2017.
  • “The 1st International Conference on Engineering and Computing ICEC2017” an interview on Gali Kurdistan (GK) radio/Arabic, August 22nd, 2017.
  • “The 1st International Conference on Engineering and Computing ICEC2017” an interview on Al-Iraqia TV, August 22nd, 2017.
  • “The 1st International Conference on Engineering and Computing ICEC2017” a live interview on Payam TV, August 22nd, 2017.
  • "Understanding body language Part 2" a live interview on Dwarozh radio, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, December 27th, 2016.
  • "Understanding body language" a live interview on Dwarozh radio, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, September 19th, 2016.
  • "Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities" a live interview on Dimana, Dwarozh radio, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, August 4th, 2016.
  • "Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities" a live interview on Ewaray Kurdsat News, Kurdsat TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, July 31st, 2016. https://www.facebook.com/be.kurdsatnews/videos/535669173284266/?pnref=story
  • "Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities" an interview on Ba Katy Slemani, Rudaw radio, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, July 31st, 2016. http://rudaw.net/english/onair/tv/episodes/episode/ba_katy_slemani_31072016
  • "Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities" a live interview on Payam TV, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, July 30th, 2016.
  • "Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities" a live interview on Dwarozh, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, July 30th, 2016. http://www.dwarozh.net/details.aspx?jimare=25459
  • "Sulaimani Forum for Municipalities" a live interview on Gali Kurdistan TV, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, July 30th, 2016.
  • "What to do for the preserved and restored heritage buildings in Sulaimani city" a live interview on Kurdsat Mali Hamwana, Kurdsat TV Channel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, June 20th, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwLa1QVGZ5s