Science, Technology and Mathematics Division 


The Division of Science, Technology and Mathematics at the American University of Afghanistan, AUAF is characterized by excellent teaching, research productivity, diversity and interdisciplinary connections.

The division offers a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology to students with a Major in the discipline with the following concentrations: Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Science and Software Engineering. The division also offers Minor in Data Science, Minor in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy and Minor in Mathematics. Courses are offered in Information Technology, Science and Mathematics (including non-credit courses to strengthen basic and developmental Mathematics skills). The division provides general education courses to all AUAF students majoring other disciplines. The Division is also in charge of the preparation and running of Mathematics and Information Technology Placement Tests, and it is responsible for six state-of-the-art laboratories in Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, which are used for teaching and for students practice. An integrated part of the STM Division is also the Math Tutoring Center that seeks to increase the student’s ability to understand and apply mathematical principles and knowledge, acquire better study skills, become more independent in learning, and excel in math classes.

The division has 10 dedicated and highly qualified full-time and 9 adjunct faculty members. It serves the best interests of AUAF and the higher education of Afghanistan.


Download Schedule for IT, Mathematics and Physics Tutoring Centers:

1. IT Tutoring Center 

2. Mathematics Tutoring Center

3. Physics Tutoring Center


Full Time Faculty
  • Dr. Ala Abdulhakim Abdulaziz, Associate Professor of IT and Chair of Division of Science, Technology and Mathematics
  • Dr. Roza Pavlova, Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM and Mathematics Coordinator


    Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM

    Department of Science and Mathematics

    PhD in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM), Sofia, Bulgaria

    BSc, MSc in Process Automation Engineering, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM), Sofia, Bulgaria

    Doctorate in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics, 1988

    Optimization of Technological Objects and Systems under Uncertainty, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Master in Automatics Engineering, 1976

    Mathematical Modelling of Multi-component Distillation Process, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics Education, 2003

    Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand               


    Application of Mathematics and Statistics to Engineering, Mathematical Modelling and Simulation, Experimental Design, Optimization and Optimal Control, Global Optimization, Multi-criteria Optimization, Optimization under Uncertainty, Optimal Decision Making, Quality Control and Quality Improvement, Environmental Management, Monitoring and Control, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development


  • Dr. Sami Naji, Assistant Professor of IT and IT Coordinator

    Doctorate in Computer Science, 2016

    Automatic Training Image Dataset Generation for Object Recognition, università degli studi Verona, Italy

    Master in Computer Engineering, 2012

    Understanding User Preferences in Software Development, Dongseo University, South Korea  (Master by Course & Research Equivalent)

    Bachelor of Information System Analysis (BSc), Information Technology, 2010

    Multimedia University, Malaysia



    Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision            

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  • Dr. Asadullah Jawid, Assistant Professor of Mathematics


    Doctorate in Quantitative Economics, due 2019

    Economic Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture, Climate Change Risk and Adaptation, Kiel University, Germany

    Master in Applied Mathematics, 2011

    European Option Pricing with Transaction Costs, University of Bonn, Germany

    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 2007

    Department of Mathematics, Kabul University



    Data analysis, Data mining, Econometrics, Environmental Economics

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  • Dr. Ahmad Al-Janad, Assistant Professor of STM


    Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering (PhD), 2018

    “Impacts of Plug-In Electric Vehicles On Power Grid and Optimal Placement of Charging Stations Considering Vehicle to Grid Technology and Renewable Energy”, The National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia)


    Master of Electrical Engineering (M.Eng), 2014,

    “Analyzing Performance of Super-capacitor and Battery in Low Voltage Electrical Distribution systems”, (UTeM, Malaysia)


    Bachelor of Engineering (BCs), Electronics Majoring in Bio-Instrumentation, 2011 (Multimedia University, Malaysia)



    Power Quality; Power Electronics; Optimization Techniques; Artificial Intelligence; Energy Storage; Big Data Analysis

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  • Dr. Mahgoub Yahya Mohamed Abdulrahman, Associate Professor of Mathematics


     A mathematician with over thirty years’ experience in higher USA,   

     Sudan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

     He worked as an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Secretary of Academic 

     Affairs at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He also worked as an Associate

     Professor of Mathematics at Ajman University of Science & Technology in UAE,

      and the University of Nizwa in Oman


    Ph.D.              University of  Newcastle upon Tyne , England , 1980 .

    M.Sc.              University of  Warwick , England , 1976 .

    1. Sc.(Hon.) University of Khartoum, Sudan , 1974.


    Academic Positions :


    • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Augest 15-Present.
    • Adjunct Faculty: Kirkwood Community College U.S.A. 2015- May 2020.
    • Associate Professor: Nizwa University Oman  2009 -  
    • Associate Professor: Ajman University of Science & Technology Al-Fujairah 2003-2009
    • and Al-Ain  2001-2003
    • A ssociate Professor: Faculty of Mathematical Sciences University of Khartoum 1992-2001


         Adminsrative Positions


    • Secretary for Academic Affairs: University of Khartoum   2000-2001.
    • Coordinator of Mathematics Programs: Faculty of Engineering and Faculty

                        of   Economics & Social Studies , University   of Khartoum 1983-1985.


       Published Research :


    • (i)“ Unitary Bordism of Circle  Actions ’’  with  Kosniowski , Proceedings   of  Edin. Math. Soc. 1983 ;26,97-105.


    • “Cyclic Group Actions on Riemann Surfaces.” Proceedings of Amer. Math. Soc.1984, 92, 41-48.
    • “On boundary elements in * (  ) ’’  Sudan Journal  of  Basic  Sciences ,

                   Series M. Mathematical  Sciences Issue    N0.2.2002, 59-70.


      Honors and Awards:

    • D. Scholarship , Sudan Government 1976-1980.
    • Sc. Scholarship , Sudan Government 1975-1976.
    • University Prize for the Best Academic Performance in the final  year ,  Department
    • of Mathematics, Faculty of Science University of Khartoum   
    • Shell Company Prize for the Best Academic Performance in second year       

    Faculty of Science 1971.


  • Dr. Moutu Abdou Salam Moutui, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Mr. Rahim Ullah Shinwari, Instructor of STM

  • Ms. Ayesha Yousaf Rawan, IT Instructor


    Masters of Computer Science, 2015, University of Baluchistan, Pakistan


    Bachelor of Education 2014, Taha college Baluchistan, Pakistan


    Bachelor of Computer Science   2012,University of Baluchistan, Pakistan


    Database, Programming and web development 


  • Mr. Ali Rahman Shinwari, IT Instructor


    MA in Computer Science, 2018

    Kabul University with Collaboration of Tallinn University of Estonia

    M.S. in Computer Science – Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan

    B.S. in Computer Science – Sarhad University of Science and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan 


    Databases and Computer Programming


  • Ms. Batol Hashimi, Biology Lab Technician
  • Mr. Ahmad Zia Sarwary, Astronomy Lab Technician
  • Mr. Wahidullah Azizi, Chemistry Lab Technician
  • Ms. Amina Arif, Biology Lab Technician
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Dr. Diana Sedney, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Christine Murray, Associate Professor of English
  • Mr. Ian James Reynolds, Assistant Professor of English
  • Ms Hameda Hurmat, IT Instructor

    Master’s in business administration, 2015

    Understanding Operations Management in Information Technology, IGNOU University, India

    Bachelor of Computer Science (BSc), Information Technology, 2006

    Kabul University, Kabul


    CCNA, CCNP, MCSA, MCSE, Exchanger server



  • Mr. Ali Aqa Naseri, IT Instructor
  • Ms. Nooria Rahim, IT Instructor
  • Mr. Shafi Ahmad Ahmadi, IT Instructor
  • Mr. Asadullah Jalali, IT Instructor
  • Mr. Sayed Abid Hashimi, Instructor of Biology

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