Ibrahim Othman Hamad

Salahaddin University-Erbil

College of Science

Mathematics Department


On a balmy summer day of August 2nd, 1970, I came into this world in the town of Shaqlawa, Hawler. After completing my primary and secondary education, I graduated from Harir town in the year 1988. I began my educational journey at the age of six.

1) 2009 – Present : Assistant (Associate) Professor.

2) 2004 – 2007:      PhD student.

3) 2005 – 2009:      Lecturer.

4) 2000 – 2005:     Assistant Lecturer.

5) 1998 – 2000:     M.Sc Student.

6) 1993 – 1998:   Assistant Researcher in Mathematics Department.

7) 1988 – 1992:      B.Sc Student.

8) I am supervising 5 M.Sc. and 2 PhD students.

9) I have published 37 papers and articles in journals, both locally and internationally.


Courses Taught

Undergraduate (1993-2023) :

O.D.E, probability, & Statistics, Euclidean and Non Euclidean Geometry, O.D.E, P.D.E, Topology, Basic Language, FORTRAN Language, Pascal Language, Mathematical Analysis, Finite Mathematics , Supervising of several fourth year students Graduation Projects at every year, Calculus, Advanced Calculus,Axiomatic Systems, Operation Research, Operating Systems.

Graduate (2003-2023) :

Adv. Mathematical Analysis , Adv. Mathematical Analysis-Theory of Integration, Adv. Mathematical Analysis- Advanced topics in Metric Spaces, Nonstandard Analysis and Asymptotic Approximations, Asymptotic Analysis.

Software Skills :

Win Word (very good), Excel(very good), Math-cad ( little), Maple(good), Latex (very good), VB Office (very good)


I hold a strong belief in the paramount importance of mathematics as a tool for practical applications in daily life. During my enrollment in the mathematics department at the College of Science, the instructors presented examples in class and assigned homework without elaborating on the concepts further. To achieve satisfactory grades, I recognized the necessity of investing extensive effort and focus on analyzing equations, which often required a substantial amount of time. At that time, the predominant teaching method involved the teacher writing on the board while the students took notes in their notebooks. Technological resources such as the internet, data analysis tools, and mobile devices were non-existent, leaving us with limited means to expand our knowledge or expedite our research. The sole contemporary electronic device available to us was a basic computer called AL-Warka, which was nationally produced and equipped with a Basic language programming. This device was regarded as a significant advancement towards progress and prosperity in universities within the neighboring countries.

      Back then, students were required to invest a significant amount of time in solving problem tasks and homework, including writing extensive programming steps for running a simple program. In contrast, nowadays, students can easily find a wide range of solutions to their homework and mathematical problems with just one click on their laptop, iPad, notepad, or mobile phone within a few minutes. They can also solve complex problems with only a few programming steps by running readily available software and program packages or chatting with artificial intelligence machine. While life was beautiful and vibrant in the past, it is even more beautiful now, albeit with a different quality of vibrancy. To me, life is defined by the presence of trustworthy friends and family, and I firmly believe that the consistency and logical structure of mathematics serve as the foundation of building social, moral, and all other types of values.

      Studying mathematics has endowed me with distinct perceptions and emotions. Despite the arduous nature of Nonstandard Analysis and Geometry, they have afforded me the unique ability to navigate from infinitesimal to unlimited quantities with remarkable speed, surpassing even the speed of light. I have also had the pleasure of admiring the exquisite beauty of geometric art, accompanied by tranquil melodies that are inspired by the axioms of Euclid's and Hilbert's geometry.

      These experiences have shaped me into a skilled and enthusiastic practitioner of both the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematics. I firmly believe that mathematics holds paramount importance and is the universal language that underpins the fabric of our universe. In fact, mathematics can be considered a language of its own. Without mathematics, our world would be incomplete, lacking essential elements such as buildings, roads, electricity, science, and sports. The famous German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss referred to mathematics as "the Queen of the Sciences", as all other sciences rely on mathematics to function. Consequently, a clear understanding of mathematics is vital to comprehending and appreciating other scientific disciplines.