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Nadia’s background is in Computer and Control Systems Engineering. In addition to her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering (working on SCADA and distributed control systems), she also holds a master’s in applied science in Technology Innovation Management (working on open source platforms and innovation). She has 10 years combined experience in software engineering and in business and management.
Nadia is Marie Skłodowska-Curie alumnus, she finished her PhD at LaSalle Ramon Llull University, Barcelona Spain, with specialization in operational research and coordination dynamics analysis using Graph Theory, Complex Networks and Discrete Events Systems (DES). Nadia came to Norway in 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) to join the University of Agder family in Grimstad and work with the iTRACK project team.
Nadia held several managerial positions in her home country, Iraq, and her second home country, Canada. She worked as a product manager at a non-for-profit, Coral CEA in Ottawa, Canada. She was also engaged as a software developer with Blindside Networks Inc., the company behind the BigBlueButton, an Open Source Web Conferencing project.
Beside software and product development, she worked for few years as Director of Admin and Finance for a British company operating in Iraq (Baghdad and Kurdistan Region)
Nadia’s different engagements in research and practice provided a rich environment to develop skills in managing personnel with different backgrounds, different ethnicities, and different cultures. Working in harsh operational environments like Iraq required flexibility and agility in the analysis and digesting of information for timely and effective decision-making. Working in Canada, required a different set of skills in project management, product development and software deployment & delivery.