Nadia Saad Noori - Universitetet i Agder
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Nadia Saad Noori

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

37 23 31 88
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A3052 ( Jon Lilletunsvei 9, Grimstad )
Department of Information and Communication Technology


EU Projects

H2020: iTRACK - integrated system for real-time TRACKing and collective intelligence in civilian humanitarian missions - 

FP7: NITIMesr: A Networked and IT-enabled Firm's Perspective on Crisis Management.  ITN- Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Actions -

Reserach Groups

Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) -

Netowrks, Information, Technology, and Innovation Management (NiTiM) -

Innova Institute - LaSalle URL - Barcelona Campus, Spain.

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


By training I am a computer engineer and have 10 years combined experience in software engineering and in business and management. 
After finishing my PhD at LaSalle URL in Barcelona electronic and information  engineering, I am now working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center forIntegrated Emergency Management and part of the iTRACK project team with UiA in Grimstad.

Before going back to research life, I held a product manager position at a non for profit, Coral CEA in Ottawa, Canada. Before that I was engaged as a software developer with Blindside Networks Inc., the company behind the BigBlueButton Open Source Web Conferencing project. 
I, therefore, have extensive experience in Java EE programming platform, web based applications, web service, SOAP and Red 5 web conferencing server. I also have experience with C/C++ programming languages, parallel computing, and multi-processing, distributed and real-time systems. Not to mention debugging and performance monitoring tools. 
Being a native Iraqi, I worked few years in pre and post-war Iraq (Baghdad and Kurdistan Region) as Director of Admin and Finance for a British company. Such role developed my skills in managing personnel from different backgrounds (expatriates and locals), different ethnicities, and different cultures. Working in such a harsh environment required flexibility and agility in the analysis and digesting of information for timely and effective decision-making. 
Love sports and outdoors! enjoy running, cycling and used to do Dragon Boating. 
I always look for new challenges work wise where I can explore new technologies and apply acquired knowledge.


  • Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, La Salle – Ramon Llull University. Barcelona, Spain. October 2016.

  • Project Management Certificate, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON, Canada, October 2010.

  • Masters of Applied Science in Technology and Innovation Management (TIM), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2010.

  • Executive Mini-MBA Program, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States, November – December 2005.

  • Master of Science in Computer and Control Engineering, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq, May 2002.

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq, June 1999.

Academic interests


PhD Dissertation

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


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).

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

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.

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