Qahhar has a PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has 20 years tertiary teaching experience and 10 years industrial experience in communications, computer system engineering and computer networking in Kurdistan, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Mr Qadir has a number of professional certificates including CCNP, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA. He also holds a certificate in E-Government from the Maastricht School of Management and is the Cisco certified academic instructor. Qahhar has published in well regarded journals such as the IEEE Transaction on Multimedia and IEEE Access, and reviewer for a number of IEEE journals including IEEE Access, IEEE Communications Letter and IEEE Wireless Communications Letter. He is the recipient of a number of international scholarships such as APA from Australia, MENA from the Netherlands, IRPA from Malaysia.