Our Team

 

Sarah Bowen Savant

Sarah Bowen Savant

Associate Professor, AKU-ISMC, and Principle Investigator of KITAB

Dr Savant is a cultural historian specialising in the Middle East and Iran ca. 600-1500. Read more…

Maxim Romanov

Maxim Romanov

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Romanov is a Universitätsassistent für Digital Humanities at the Institute for History, University of Vienna. Read more…

Masoumeh Seydi

Masoumeh Seydi

Digital Lead

Masoumeh Seydi is KITAB’s Digital Lead. While completing her PhD at the Institute of Informatics, University of Leipzig. Read more…

Sohail Merchant

Sohail Merchant

Technical Lead

Responsible for managing the infrastructure and developing the application architecture for KITAB. Sohail holds a Master of Science degree in Computing from London Metropolitan University and he is also a PRINCE2 Certified Practitioner. Read more…

Claire Savina

Claire Savina

Research Associate

After completing her Master in Comparative Literature and a 4 years degree of Arabic language, literature at the University of Sorbonne, and Culture. Read more…

David Smith

David Smith

Sira Project

David Smith is an Associate Professor in Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science. Read more…

Kevin Jaques

Kevin Jaques

Sira Project

Kevin Jaques is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Read more…

Dr Abdul Rahman Azzam

Dr Abdul Rahman Azzam

Sira Project

With a BA and Dphil from Oxford University, Dr Azzam’s focus is on the development of Islamic thought from the medieval to the modern Muslim world and the interaction between traditional Islam and modernity. Read more…

Ryan Muther

Ryan Muther

Sira Project

Ryan Muther is a PhD student in the Computer Science program at Northeastern University advised by Professor David Smith. Read more…

Ahmad Sakhi

Ahmad Sakhi

TKN Volunteer

Ahmad Sakhi is an IT professional, specializing in Enterprise Information and Content Management space. Read more

Malik Merchant

Malik Merchant

TKN Volunteer

Malik Merchant is a Software Consultant, specializing in Microsoft Technologies. Read more

Razia Velji

Razia Velji

Grant Manager

Razia Velji is the AKU-ISMC Grant Manager for KITAB with responsibility for administering the ERC grant and all other funding applications. Read more

KITAB’s team is supported by many members of the AKU computing staff, including:

 

  • Jonathan Hughes
  • Markus Bushell
  • Eugene O’Donnell
  • Mohammad Fahd
  • Omer Manya
  • Rafay Hassan
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