Keynote Speakers

Idris H. Salih

Head of Board of Trustees and the President of Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq. He has taken several ministerial positions in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. He is a former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (2006-2009), former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs in Iraq (2005-2006), former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Iraq (2004-2005), former Minister of Municipalities and Tourism in KRG (1998), former Minister of Industry and Energy in KRG (1996) and former Minister of Transportation and Communication in KRG (1992-1996). Dr. Idris also hold the position of president of Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq during 1999-2000, and head of Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Salahaddin University during 1985-1990. He speaks Kurdish, Arabic, English, Russian and some Turkish.

Idris Hadi Salih earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Sulaimani University, Iraq in 1976. He then traveled to Russia and earned his master’s degree in Communication Engineering at Leningrad UniversitySaint Petersburg, Russia in 1982. He also got a PhD Degree in Communication Engineering (Technical Science) at Leningrad University, Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1985.

Sattar B. Sadkhan

Obtained his Ph.D. in 1984 in the Czech Republic (Brno). His specialization is Digital Communication System. In 1988, he obtained a Diploma in Cryptography from Crypto Company.  He has supervised more than 150 students (high diploma, M.Sc., and Ph.D.) in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Digital Communications. He published more than 150 papers (Journals and Conferences). Prof. Sadkhan is currently a member of more than 30 International Editorial Boards of International Scientific Journals and member of Technical Program Committee (TPC) of more than 150 International Scientific Conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IJACT – in South Korea, and other 7 International journals. Prof. Sadkhan is Associate Editor in Chief of other 7 Int. Journals and member of Committees of more than 30 Int. Journals.

Prof. Dr. Eng. Sattar B. Sadkhan – SMIEEE, The representative of IEEE IRAQ Iraq – University of Babylon.