Dean of Faculty | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Dean of Faculty

Mazen Bou Khuzam
Dr. Mazen Bou Khuzam took up his position as Dean of Faculty on January 1, 2017. He has served at AUIS since 2013 as Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department. On accepting the new position, he said, “I am truly honored to be appointed as Dean of Faculty at AUIS. During the past three years, my main role as the Chair of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department was to focus on quality and excellence in teaching. I now look forward to working with the entire faculty to continue to promote educational excellence in the Kurdistan Region and in all of Iraq."
Dr. Bou Khuzam has taught at the university level for more than thirteen years in the Middle East. He holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge University Middle East Society. Dr. Mazen Bou Khuzam earned his B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from the American University of Beirut. His main interests and publications are on low dimensional topology, exotic R^{4}’s, and contact structures on 3-manifolds. He has been working recently on the Atiyah-Sutcliffe conjectures on n distinct points of R^{3}. Dr. Khuzam has more than thirteen years of teaching experience at university level in the Middle East. 
  • Inequalities on Invariants of Exotic R4's. JP Journal of Geometry and Topology, vol 3, 2006: 245-254.
  • A Comparative Study of Two Fundamental Invariants of Exotic R4's. J. Geom. 102 (2011), 19-25.
  • Lifting the 3-dimensional Invariant of 2-plane fields on 3-manifolds, Topology and its applications 159 (2012) 704-710.
  • An Improved Kernel for the Undirected Planar Feedback Vertex Set Problem. LNCS, (Springer) volume 7535, pages 264-273, 2012.
  • The G-properties of Knots, Geometriae Dedicata 163 (2013) 45-59. DOI 10.1007/s 10711- 012-09735-z
  • On the Conjecture Regarding the 4-point Atiyah Determinant, Mazen Bou Khuzam & Michael Johnson, SIGMA 10 (2014), 070, 9 pages

Honors and Awards:

  • 1997-2002 The Karim Rida Said Foundation scholarship to study at The University of Cambridge
  • 1999-2000 President of the Cambridge University Middle East Society
  • 1997-2002 Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • March 2002 The Raleigh-Knight Prize for the best Mathematics essay
  • 1990-1993 Hariri Foundation Scholarship to study at the American University of Beirut (AUB)