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The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, is nonprofit private institution for public benefit in the Iraqi Kurdistan and is located in the cultural capital of the region, Sulaimani. The University offers an American-style liberal arts education to students from various economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Since its foundation in 2007, the University has been committed to producing knowledgable and skilled graduates.The University opened its doors in 2007 to 45 students from across Iraq. By the end of its second year, the university had 256 enrolled students, 20 of which were in the MBA program. Today, AUIS provides undergraduates with instruction in humanities, social science, natural science, information technology, business and engineering. The language of instruction at AUIS is exclusively English. Students with low English scores are required to complete the Academic Preparatory Program, where they improve their English language skills and learn critical thinking, before entering the undergraduate programs. Wikipedia.

Bajalan D.R.,The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies | Year: 2016

This article surveys the attitude of the Ottoman-Kurdish intelligentsia and the nascent Kurdish movement towards the issue of nationality in the period between the 1908 Constitutional Revolution and the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. The existing academic literature has tended to regard the Kurdish movement in this period as being primarily cultural and apolitical in orientation. However, while the majority of the Kurdish intellectual and professional classes were committed to the Ottoman polity, their activities were far from apolitical. This is not to suggest that the emergent Kurdish movement was unified. On the contrary, the often varied relationship between the Ottoman polity and different elements of the Kurdish elite resulted in a significant degree of factionalism. However, while some of this elite began to think of the Kurds as an oppressed 'minority' locked inside the Ottoman (read Turkish) 'prison house' of nations, most tended to regard the Kurds as both a distinct people and an integral part of the Ottoman 'nation'. © 2016 British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.

Khaldi K.E.,Notre Dame University - Louaize | Saleeby E.G.,The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
Mathematical Scientist | Year: 2016

A basic question in integral geometry is how to compute the perimeter of a set in the Euclidean plane. In this article, we examine the problem of computing the perimeters for the Fermat family of curves of even degree. We first employ a classical approach and derive a series representation for the perimeters. Then we examine the use of the Cauchy intergral formula for the perimeter of a closed convex set. This gives us an approximate simple formula in closed form, and suggests a novel elmentary Monte Carlo method to estimate the perimeters. Finally we employ a quasi Monte Carlo method based on the Cauchy-Crofton formula to compute the perimeters. © Applied Probability Trust 2016.

Ahmad S.A.,University of Sulaimani | Askari A.A.,The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
Harvard Papers in Botany | Year: 2015

An ethnobotanical survey was carried out in the Hawraman region, southern Kurdistan, Iraq. A total of 64 plant species belonging to 30 families are currently utilized in various traditional uses, including local foods, medicines, tools, gums, fodder, tanning, and dyes, among others. Data were gathered from local markets, where various plant parts were sold, as well as from interviewing elderly villagers. For each ethnobotanical entry, the species, plant family, and Kurdish names are given. © President and Fellows of Harvard College, 2015.

Knahl M.,Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences | Mahmood R.S.,The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
Proceedings - 2013 6th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2013 | Year: 2013

This paper presents a survey and analysis on the Mobile Internet Service Quality in Iraq from a technical, marketing and financial perspective. Iraq has experienced a rapid growth in the adoption of Mobile Internet Services and the operators face challenges to attract and retain customers. The consumers in the northern Iraq cities have a high awareness of the existence and quality of Mobile Internet Service and are prepared to adopt state of the art Mobile Internet Services. There are potential markets for mobile operators to explore their services and to offer a high level of quality. © 2013 IEEE.

Rasheed S.,The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani | Stashuk D.W.,University of Waterloo | Kamel M.S.,University of Waterloo
Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering | Year: 2015

A classifier fusion interactive software package has been constructed for implementing the classification task in the electromyographic (EMG) signal decomposition process using the MATLAB high-level programming language and its interactive environment. The package employs classifier fusion schemes of multiple classifier combination for the purpose of fusing the decisions of a set of heterogeneous base classifiers to make a final decision that achieves improved classification performance. The base classifiers used are ensembles of error-independent certainty, fuzzy k-NN, and template matched filter classifiers. The interactive package consists of several graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to extract individual motor unit potential (MUP) waveforms from raw EMG signals; extract relevant features; classify MUPs into motor unit potential trains (MUPTs) using certainty-based, assertion-based, and similarity-based classifiers; and combine classifier decisions. The proposed software package is useful for enhancing the EMG signal analysis quality and providing a systematic approach to the EMG signal decomposition process. It worked as a very helpful environment for testing and evaluating algorithms developed for EMG signal decomposition research. © 2015 IEEE.

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