Dr. Shavan Askar (Associate Professor of Computer Networks) is currently CEO of Arcella Telecom. He received his PhD degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex\UK in 2012. He obtained his MSc (2003) and BSc (2001, Ranked 1st on the college) degrees from the Control and Systems Engineering Dept. Baghdad. Dr. Askar works in the field of Networks that includes Internet of Things, Software Defined Networks, Optical Networks, and 5G. Dr. Askar has started his academic career in 2003 when he was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Duhok Iraq until 2008 when he was granted a scholarship to do his PhD degree that commenced in October 2008 and finished successfully in June 2012. Dr. Askar then returned to Iraq to pursue his academic career at the University of Duhok for the period 2012-2016 by supervising master students, teaching post-gradatue courses, and became project manager of so many strategic projects in Kurdistan. In 2016, Dr. Askar joined Duhok Polytechnic University as the Director General of Scientific Research Center, his role includes apart from teaching post-graduate students, contributing to the development of the university from the technological and scientific perspectives. Since 2017, Dr. Askar beside his DPU job is working as an Adjunct Professor at the American University of Kurdistan, he contributed into the establishment of a new program called Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering\College of Engineering, he teaches different courses in this program. Dr. Askar has more than 30 research papers, some of his papers were published in very prestigious conferences such as OFC and ECOC and high impact factor (3.58) journals such as Optics Express. While he was in UK, he worked as a Researcher in two European projects; MAINS project (Metro Architecture enabling Sub wavelengths) and ADDONAS project (Active Distributed and Dynamic Optical Network Access Systems).
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