PhD in Communication Networks from the University of Bremen 2007 – 2012

Graduated with honour with a “Summa Cum Laude”.

MSc in Communication and Information Technology from the University of Bremen 2005 – 2007

Graduated first on my class with a CGPA of 4.0 (1.0 in German grading system). I was awarded the OHB prize for best Master’s degree.

BSc in Electronics and Communication from the University of Baghdad 2000 – 2004

Graduated first on my class with an overall grade of 84%


Work Experience

Lecturer at NYU Abu Dhabi
January 2015 – Present

I have joined the Computer Science program as a lecturer. I taught the “Intro to Computer Science” for fall 2015 and is going to teach the same course again for Spring 2015.

Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi
January 2013 – January 2015

I have started working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor Jay Chen research group at NYU Abu Dhabi. My main research topics focus on LTE-advance, small cells (femto cells), Relay nodes, Machine-to-Machine communication and Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP).

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bremen
July 2012 – January 2013

Worked as a Postdoctoral research at the University of Bremen. Leading the industrial project work with Nokia Siemens Networks. Working in addition within the FP7 SAIL European project.

Research Associate at University of Bremen
June 2007 – July 2012

Worked in several industrial and European funded projects. Some of my tasks involved design, implementation and performance evaluations of several algorithms and functionalities, especially in the area of mobile networks, e.g. UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA and LTE.