Mazen Bou Khuzam, Associate Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Mazen Bou Khuzam, Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Ph.D. University of Cambridge
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics, University of Cambridge
Office: B-B2-07
Email: mazen.boukhuzam [at]
Dr. Mazen Bou Khuzam earned his B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from the American University of Beirut. He then went on to the University of Cambridge where he obtained his doctorate in Mathematics with specialty in Geometry and Topology. 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 eighteen years of teaching experience at university level in the Middle East.  


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  • 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


  • 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)