Assistant Professor (2019 - present)

Member of Postgraduate Committee (2019-present)

Lecturer (2007-2019)

Curriculum development

Member of Faculty Council of School of Science and Engineering (2014-15)

Membership of different university committees since 2007

More than 17 years of experience in the software industry before joining UKH:

  • Software development and Information Technology Consultancy
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Requirement Management
  • IT Strategic Planning
  • IT Master Planning
  • SQA
  • Software Testing Process adaptation
  • Software Configuration Management
  • CMM adaptation
  • ITIL adaptation
  • QMS Auditing
  • Project Management Training
  • Six Thinking Hats Training

Assistant Professor (since 2019)
Lecturer (more than 10 years)
Curriculum development
Industrial experience (more than 15 years)
Software Development and Project Consultancy
IT and Software Project Manager
Software Quality Auditor
System Analyst and Designer
Database Designer
Software Developer
Senior programmer

Engagement in projects:

  • Team leader for the establishment of a research data center at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) and conducted a pilot study on opportunities of job-creation in the technology sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) (funded project).
  • Participated in the preparation of proposals to conduct consultancy and software development for UB Holding and the Ministry of Justice.
  • Participation as an instructor in the Six Thinking Hats training project.
  • Mentoring UKH students who participated in NITA competition.
  • Mentoring 3 teams that participated in ImagineCup.

HASSANI, H.; KADIR, G.; K. Al-SALIHI, N.; MUHAMMAD ALI MONNET, W.; ALI-YAHIYA, T.; ALIZADE, F. 2018. Supervision of Undergraduate Final Year Projects in Computing: A Case Study. Educ. Sci. 2018, 8, 210.

YASEEN, R. and  HASSANI, H. 2018. Kurdish Optical Character Recognition. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering. The University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH). June 2018. Vol:2(1). pp. 18-27. 

HASSANI, H. 2018. BLARK for multi-dialect languages: towards the Kurdish BLARK, Language Resources and Evaluation, June 2018. Vol:52(2). pp.625-644. 

HASSANI, H. and HAMID, O. 2017. Using Artificial Neural Networks in Dialect Identification in Less-resourced Languages - The Case of Kurdish Dialects Identification. In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCC 2017), pp. 443-448.

HASSANI, H., 2017. A Method for Proper Noun Extraction in Kurdish. In OASIcs-OpenAccess Series in Informatics (Vol. 56). Schloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum fuer nformatik. DOI: (available at:

HASSANI, H. 2017. BLARK for multi-dialect languages: towards the Kurdish BLARK, Language Resources and Evaluation, September 2017. pp.1-20 · Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10579-017-9400-0 (available at:

HASSANI, H. 2017. Kurdish Interdialect Machine Translation. In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects. pp. 63–72, Valencia, Spain, April 3, 2017. (available at:

HASSANI, H., MEDJEDOVIC, D. 2016. Automatic Kurdish Dialects Identification. In Fifth International Conference on Natural language Processing (NLP - 2016), Australia, Sydney 6-7 February. (available at:

HASSANI, H., KAREEM, R. 2011. Kurdish Text to Speech (KTTS). Designing for Global Markets 10. Proceedings of the Tenth International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems. IWIPS 2011. Kuching, Malaysia. 11-14 July.

Assistant Professor

Software Quality Auditor

Six Thinking Hats Instructor

MSc in Software Engineering:

  • Roshna Abdulrahman
  • Shehin Saleh Ahmed
  • Aryan Barzan Adnan

Undergraduate Final Year Projects (selected among more than 45 projects):

  • Rahel Karim (Currently postdoc at Université Grenoble Alpes, received his PhD  on a full scholarship by IRISA -Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, France) - Kurdish Text to Speech
  • Hilda Aprem Issac, Kurdish Digital Heritage
  • Hawnaz Sharif Abo, Kurdish Dance Training
  • Gorgees Shlaimon Akshersh, Kurdish Speech Recognition (Phase 1)
  • Shabaz Kawa, Kurdish (Kurmanji) Optical Character Recognition (Phase 1)
  • Rami- Sliawa Yousuf, Handwritten Assyrian numbers and alphabets recognition
  • Bamo Nabaz Mahmoud, Kurdish (Kurmanji) Spell Checker (Phase 1)
  • Peeran Ameer Azeez, Learning Kurdish (Kurmanji) (Phase 1)
  • Shkar Mohamed Rafiq, Retail Pricing Survey System
  • Akam Qader (Kurdish (Sorani) Speech to Text) (Phase 2)
  • Zina Kamal (Kurdish Text to Sign) (Phase 1)

HASSANI, H., 2015. Understanding XML. A Software Development Approach. London:  

HASSANI, H., 2012. How to Do the Final Year Projects. A Practical Guideline for Computer Science and IT Students. London:

HASSANI, H., 2012. Information Accessibility and Visual Impairment. Information Accessibility for Visually Impaired Students in Higher Education (The Iraqi Kurdistan Case). Hamburg: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Natural Language Processing with the focus on Kurdish, Computational Linguistics with the focus on Kurdish, Software Quality Assurance, Information Technology in the context of developing countries


Information Technology Management
Software Project Management
Software Testing and Evaluation
ICT regulations and Policies and Security Management (co-teaching)  
Advanced Database Systems
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (co-teaching)
Information Technology Project Management
Big Data Processing


Automata Theory
Programming Languages
Advanced Database Technologies
Principles of Database Systems
Software Engineering Operating Systems
Introduction to Computer Systems
Systems Engineering (Co-teaching)
Structured Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Human-Computer Interaction
System Analysis and Design
Fundamentals of Database

Amount: 54,840,000 IQD (≈ 46,000 USD) (With a team in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering)

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) under the project of Qudra Module 5 Northern Iraq

Project: The establishment of a research data center at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) and conducted a pilot study on opportunities of job-creation in the technology sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

Role: Team leader 
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