Qahhar has a PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has 15 years tertiary teaching experience and 10 years industrial experience in communications, computer system engineering and networking in Kurdistan, Australia and Malaysia. He has published in well regarded journals such as the IEEE Transaction on Multimedia. Qahhar is the technical program committee for a number of International conferences. Mr Qadir has a number of professional certificates including the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA). He holds a certificate in E-Government from the Maastricht School of Management and is the Cisco certified academic instructor. He is the recipient of a number of international scholarships such as APA from Australia, MENA from the Netherlands, IRPA from Malaysia. He is a member of Kurdistan Engineers Union, IEEE, Engineers Australian, Australian Computer Society, Engineers Canada.