Email: hemin.latif [at] auis.edu.krd
Dr. Latif holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a B.S. in Computing and Statistics, a Graduate Diploma in Computing and Informatics, and a Ph.D. in Interactive Systems and Robotics from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in the United Kingdom. He has worked as an IT faculty member and Department Chair in the Department of Information Technology at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). He is currently a full-time Assistant Professor of Information Technology at AUIS.
He has worked as an IT specialist in the United Nations World Health Organization (UN WHO), a mobile product engineer for Huawei Technologies Ltd., and a research assistant at the Center for Innovation and Technology Exploitation (CITE) in the UK. He has submitted and presented a number of scientific articles in journals and conferences around the world.
In addition to his formal duties, he has supervised numerous capstone projects of IT students, including winning projects of the City Award of Sulaimani and featured projects on multiple TV programs. He has also mentored and led a number of student teams to participate in different activities and competitions, including the top winning teams in the local competition of Microsoft ImagineCup for 2012.
His research interests include Creative Coding & Computing, Interaction & Experience Design, and Physical Computing & Robotics.
Dr. Latif is also known as a Kurdish poet, with published poetry booklets, live poetry readings in Kurdish and English, and many lyrics for well-known Kurdish songs. He has led many events and given public speeches, in three languages, including all Graduation Commencement Ceremonies of the University so far. He has had many TV interviews on the topics of Robotics, IT, Social Networking, Education, and Creativity.
Hemin Omer Latif, Nasser Sherkat and Ahmad Lotfi, "Teleoperation through Eye Gaze (TeleGaze): A Multimodal Approach", IEEE International Coference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO '09), December 19-23, 2009, pp. 711-716.
Hemin Omer Latif, Nasser Sherkat and Ahmad Lotfi, "Information Acquisition Using Eye-Gaze Tracking for Person-Following with Mobile Robots", International Journal of Information Acquisition, Vol. 6(3), 2009, pp. 147-157.
Hemin Omer Latif, Nasser Sherkat and Ahmad Lotfi, "Fusion of Automation and Teleoperation for Person-Following with Mobile Robots", Proceedings of IEEE International Conferece on Information and Automation (ICIA '09), 2009, pp. 1240-5
Hemin Omer Latif, Nasser Sherkat and Ahmad Lotfi, "TeleGaze: Teleoperation through Eye Gaze", Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems (CIS '08), 2008, pp. 6.
Hemin Omer Latif, Nasser Sherkat and Ahmad Lotfi, "Remote Control of Mobile Robots through Human Eye Gaze: The Design and Evaluation of an Interface", Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks V, 2008, pp. 71120x-9.