Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor is currently a tenure-track associate professor with Department of SWENG at Salahaddin University-Erbil. Before that, he was visiting researcher at University Technology Malaysia for 6 months and serving as postdoctoral fellow for 2 years at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Salahaddin University, the MSc degree in Remote Weather Monitoring from Koya University and the PhD degree in Wireless Networks from University Technology Malaysia in 2003, 2006, and 2011, respectively.He has published over 45 scientific/research papers in ISI/Scopus indexed international journals and conferences. Dr Kayhan authored two  books named “Cognitive Networks: Applications and Deployments” and "Privacy and Cybersecurity in Smartcities". He is worked as a General Chair of a workshop named Smart Sensor Protocols and Algorithms under The 9th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN-2014) which is held in Hungary. He also served as an Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member and reviewer for numerous prestigious international journals, appeared as a workshop general chair for international workshops and conferences, and worked as a TPC member for more than 45 international conferences including GlobCom and InfoCom. He is the receipt of the UTM Chancellor Award at 48th UTM convocation in 2012.