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Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 to 17:00
Postal Address
Facoltà di Informatica
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano
Contact Details:
(+41) (0)58 666 4305
amanj (dot) sherwany (at) usi ch

Who am I?

I am, Amanj Sherwany, a PhD student at the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Lugano (USI). I am working with the Lugano Language Lab group under the supervision of Prof. Nate Nystrom. I have M.Sc. in Computer Science at Uppsala University (grad. 2011). I studied B.Sc. in Software Engineering at Salahaddin University, and graduated in 2006. I am from Erbil, one of the oldest cities in the world, and I am Kurdish from Kurdistan.

I used to be a poet, but the deeper I go into computer science, the less talented I get! Seriously, being a computer scientist makes you a senseless guy! I also enjoy reading Kurdish poetry, both old and new. I adore Hajî Qadirî Koyî, and I think he was one very unique guy. I also enjoy Ebdulla Peşêw, Salim Sahêbqiran, Mistefa Begî Kurdî, Nalî, Mehwî, Qubadî Celîzade and Renc Sengawî.

By now, you may have noticed that I am using Wikipedia a lot, most of my links in the above two paragraphs were from Wikipedia. This is normal, as I am an Open Source guy and I love free and open source contents. I am an open source advocate, and have given several seminars about this topic in my city (to be more specific at Software Engineering department at Salahaddin University).

I enjoy playing badminton and table tennis. I also used to be a chess player, but haven't practiced regularly since 2004. I like building toys using Meccano too.