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Nadia Saad Noori

Associate Professor


A curiosity driven person and always looking for the next challenge! By training, I am a computer and control systems engineer. I have over 20 years of combined experience between industry and academia. I hold both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering from Baghdad University, College of Engineering (1999 & 2002 respectively); with focus on design and development of SCADA systems for electrical energy sector. Furthermore, I hold a M.A.Sc. in Technology Innovation Management (TIM) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada (in 2010); with focus on open source platforms for real-time communications and collaboration. In 2016, I obtained my PhD title from LaSalle Ramon Llull University in Barcelona Spain, in Electronic and Information Systems Engineering with specialization in coordination and communication methods (technologies and procedures) for disaster response operations.

Throughout my career, I have maintained a balance between practice and academia. I held several managerial & development positions where I was engaged in activities supporting or leading: hi-tech start-ups in Ontario, Canada; engineering teams at Cisco in San Jose, CA, USA; and developer teams for web-conferencing service providers in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Such engagements contributed hugely to my practical knowledge on Web 2.0 technologies, client-server systems architecture / deployments, back-end software development, back-end/front-end systems' security (port/network configurations, user authentication, database servers, etc.), real-time collaboration and communications systems. In addition, I developed experience in managing software product development following methods and practices such as SCRUM, continuous integration, test driven development, quality assurance and product release management.

Since Autumn of 2016, I have been working in Norway at CIEM- Center for Integrated Emergency Management at University of Agder (UiA), where I carried out research and teaching activities related to integrating new technologies in disaster management, cybersecurity incident managment. I also joined NORCE Norwegian Research Center (previously Teknova) as a Senior Researcher in 2018,where I work with new methods for advanced condition based monitoring for industrial applications (e.g. electricity distribution grid, agriculture, oil & gas offshore installations). These activities constantly involved consideration of using new and emerging technologies in designing and developing real-time systems. In addition to research and project management work, I have led and coordinated several project proposals targeting European Union and Norwegian Research Council funding opportunities.

Research interests

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer& Machine Vision, IoT, Industrial Automation, Autonomous Systems, Systems' Architecture, Security and Safety for Critical Infrastructure Operations, Information Systems' Cybersecurity, Technology Integration in Disaster Management

Academic interests


PhD Dissertation

Coordination Dynamics in Disaster Response Operations: A Network Based Discrete Event Analysis

Weblink: http://www.tesisenred.net/handle/10803/396129

Thesis Supervisors:

Professor Dr. Xavier Vilasis Cardona

La Salle - Ramon Llull University – Barcelona


Professor Dr. Kristin Paetzold

Universität der bundeswehr münchen


Journal paper(s)

  • Noori, N. S., & Weber, C. (2016). Dynamics of coordination-clusters in long-term rehabilitation. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 6(3), 296-328.

  • Weiss, M., Sari, S., & Noori, N. (2013). Niche formation in the mashup ecosystem. Technology Innovation Management Review, 3(5). http://timreview.ca/article/683

  • Noori, N., & Weiss, M. (2013). Going Open: Does it Mean Giving Away Control? Technology Innovation Management Review, 3(1), 27. https://timreview.ca/article/647

Conference paper(s)

  • Noori, N. S., Wang, Y., Comes, T., Schwarz, P., & Lukosch, H. (2017). Behind the Scenes of Scenario-Based Training: Understanding Scenario Design and Requirements in High-Risk and Uncertain Environments. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference Proceeding (ISCRAM) 2017.

  • Noori, N. S., Wolbers, J., Boersma, K., & Vilasís-Cardona, X. (2016). A Dynamic Perspective of Emerging Coordination Clusters in Crisis Response Networks. In Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference Proceeding (ISCRAM) 2016, Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

  • Chahin A., Hoffmeister J., Paetzold K., Noori N., Vilasis Cardona X (2016). A Practical Approach To Structure The Product Development Process Using Network Theory. Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference. Orlando, USA. DS 84

  • Noori, N. S., Paetzold, K., & Vilasis-Cardona, X. (2016, April). Network based discrete event analysis for coordination processes in crisis response operations. In Systems Conference (SysCon), 2016 Annual IEEE (pp. 1-5). IEEE.

  • Sabou, J., Noori, N., Husch, J. (2015).Recognizing Competitive Cultures: A case for describing the complexity of coordination between dynamic crisis response actors. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference Proceeding (ISCRAM) 2015, Kristiansand, Norway.

  • Noori, N. & Miralles, F. (2014). The role of C2 Centers in Facilitating Coordination in Emergency Response Networks. Poster paper, Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference –University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2014.

  • Noori, N., & Weiss, M. (2012). Managing the quality of platforms complements: the case of extensions in open source software platforms. International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Conference proceedings. Barcelona, Spain, 2012.

  • Noori, N., & Weiss, M. (2009). Managing the quality of platform extensions. Presented at the 3rd FLOSS International Workshop on Free / Libre Open Source Software, Padua, Italy, 2009.

Book chapter(s)

  • Noori, N. S., Paetzold, K., & Vilasis-Cardona, X. (2017). Coordination in Crisis Response Networks: Empirical Results of Applying Coordination Theory and Complex Networks Analysis. In Ortt, R.; Klein, S.; Bucker, C. (Eds.)) Handbook on Networks in Innovation and Crisis Management: Theory and Practice in a Dynamic and Disruptive Environment, Vol. 3: Decision Making and Logistics in Dynamic Networked Situations. NiTiM Graduate School.

Academic Activities

  • Co-chair and corresponding chair (May 2015), Collaboration and Network Theory Track, Conference Track – 12thISCRAM Conference in Kristiansand, Norway.

  • Out-going chair (November 2014), NiTiM Winter 2014 Doctoral School – The Hague

  • Organizing chair (June 2014), NiTiM Summer 2014 Doctoral School – Bergamo, Italy

  • Incoming chair (December 2013), NiTiM Winter 2013 Doctoral School – Milan, Italy

  • ISCRAM member.


EU Projects

H2020: iTRACK - integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions - http://www.itrack-project.eu/ 

FP7: NITIMesr: A Networked and IT-enabled Firm's Perspective on Crisis Management.  ITN- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - http://www.nitim.org/Home

Reserach Groups

Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) - http://ciem.uia.no/

Netowrks, Information, Technology, and Innovation Management (NiTiM) - http://www.nitim.org/Home

Innova Institute - LaSalle URL - Barcelona Campus, Spain. http://www.salleurl.edu/en/research/groups-institutes/innova-institute

Research group on Electronics, Telecommunications and Data Analysis - GR-SETAD, laSalle URL - Barcelona Campus, Spain.

Scientific publications

  • Radianti, Jaziar; Dokas, Ioannis; Boersma, Kees; Noori, Nadia Saad; Belbachir, Nabil; Stieglitz, Stefan (2019). Enhancing Disaster Response for Hazardous Materials Using Emerging Technologies: The Role of AI and a Research Agenda. Communications in Computer and Information Science. ISSN: 1865-0929. 1000s 368 - 376. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-20257-6_31.
  • Lazreg, Mehdi Ben; Noori, Nadia Saad; Comes, Tina; Goodwin, Morten (2019). Not a Target. A Deep Learning Approach for a Warning and Decision Support System to Improve Safety and Security of Humanitarian Aid Workers. 2019 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2019). ISBN: 978-1-4503-6934-3. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). chapter. s 378 - 382.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Noori, Nadia Saad; Comes, Tina (2018). Automated Scenario Generation for Training of Humanitarian Responders in High-Risk Settings. International Journal of Simulation. Systems, Science and Technology. ISSN: 1473-8031. 19 (5). s 23.1 - 23.9. doi:10.5013/IJSSST.a.19.05.23.
  • Lanfranchi, Vitaveska; Noori, Nadia Saad; Sirbu, T (2018). GPS-based solution for tracking and protecting humanitarians in conflict zones. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISSN: 2411-3387. 2018-Mays 334 - 349.
  • Noori, Nadia Saad (2018). Modeling the escalation/de-escalation of response operation levels in disaster response networks using hierarchical Colored Petri Nets (CPN) approach. 2018 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon). ISBN: 978-1-5386-3664-0. IEEE conference proceedings. chapter. s 50 - 58.
  • Noori, Nadia; Wang, Yan; Comes, Tina; Schwarz, Philipp; Lukosch, Heide (2017). Behind the scenes of scenario-based training: Understanding scenario design and requirements in high-risk and uncertain environments. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISSN: 2411-3387. 2017-Mays 948 - 959.
  • Noori, Nadia Saad (2020). Cyber Incident Management Challenges: no one-size fits all.
  • Noori, Nadia Saad (2020). Cybersecurity between automation and sensemaking: are we still playing catch up?.
  • Noori, Nadia Saad; Waag, Tor Inge; Viumdal, Håkon; Sharma, Roshan; Jondahl, Morten Hansen; Jinasena, Asanthi (2020). Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow Measurement in Open Venturi Channel Using Shallow Neural Network Time Series and Non-contact Level Measurement Radar Sensors.
  • Noori, Nadia Saad; Waag, Tor Inge; Bianchi, Filippo Maria (2020). Condition Monitoring System for Internal Blowout Prevention (IBOP) in Top Drive Assembly System using Discrete Event Systems and Deep Learning Approaches.
  • Noori, Nadia Saad; Waag, Tor Inge (2019). Application of Hierarchical Colored Petri Nets for Real-Time Condition Monitoring of Internal Blowout Prevention (IBOP) in Top Drive Assembly System.
  • Noori, Nadia Saad (2018). ICT role in supporting humanitarian aid missions in hostile environments: the case of iTRACK project.

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