Samah Mustafa received her BSc and MSc degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Mosul University at 1992, 1998 respectively, and PhD degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Baghdad University at 2004.

She has worked as a visiting lecturer in Technical College and Technical Institute, Kirkuk during 1992-1996. Since 1999 she has been an academic staff with the Electrical Department in the College of Engineering Salahaddin University, Kurdistan-Iraq.

Dr. Samah was a recipient of the IWFF Award in 2009, Endeavour Research Fellowship Award in 2012 and the FTFF award in 2013. She was a visiting academic at the School of EECS at the University of California, Berkeley during 2009-2010, and a postdoc researcher at the School of ITEE at the University of Queensland during 2012-2013.

Her research interests include digital communication systems, signal processing, wireless network and microwave imaging.