Dr. Abzatdin Adamov

Dr. Abzetdin Adamov is director of the Center for Data Analytics Research and a faculty member at the School of Information Technology and Engineering at ADA University. He has been the founding chairman of the IEEE Azerbaijan Computer Society since 2011 and a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Adamov is the founding general chair of the IEEE International Conference on the Application of Information and Communication Technologies (www.aict.info) and the chairman of the International Forum – Big Data Day Baku.

He offers a number of modules in graduate and undergraduate programmes including Big Data Analytics, Data Mining, Large-Scale Data Management, Internet Technologies, Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, Web Programming & Design.

Dr. Adamov has over 20 years’ experience in cross-sectoral ICT research & development as a professor, consultant and solution provider. He has initiated, managed and successfully deployed several large projects related to the effective use of ICT in industry and education.

Dr. Araz Yusubov

Dr. Araz Yusubov is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery and ACM Azerbaijan Chapter president. Dr Yusubov received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Baku State University in 1997 and 1999 respectively. He obtained his doctoral degree in 2004, conducting research on an optimistic approach for concurrency control in distributed databases. Lecturing at his alma mater since 1999, Araz has been working with different national and international organisations. He has led or participated in various educational projects, including the first encyclopedia on informatics for children in the Azerbaijani language, national robotics tournaments for school students using LEGO robots, and an interactive science project promoting active learning and teaching methods among science teachers in Azerbaijan. Currently, he is the Dean of the School of IT and Engineering at ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2019, he successfully won the bid for hosting ACM womENcourage 2020 in Baku. In the same year, in collaboration with ADA University, Dr. Yusubov was the initiator of the International Olympiad in Informatics, gathering more than 700 informatics enthusiasts.

Dr. Aygun Shukurova

Aygun Shukurova is a physician holding a degree from the Azerbaijan Medical University. She has been a doctor at the Scientific Research Institute, and received her PhD in 2014. She was also appointed as the head of the International Relations Department at the Azerbaijan Medical University, which has given her the chance to establish strong relations with international counterparts as well as to grow her network of distinguished scientists around the world. She has been involved in dozens of meetings gathering various scientists and scientific communities in Azerbaijan. She has also been a member of the International Pediatric Association, as well as the Azerbaijan Pediatric Association, and later became a founder of the Azerbaijan Medical Tourism Association. In 2019, she contributed to the successful hosting of the 17th Congress of UNPSTR-Eurasia and the World Pediatric Congress of Turkic Countries in Azerbaijan.
She has been involved in dozens of projects related to association business events, promoting Azerbaijan as a future destination to host events.

Dr. Bahadur Ibrahimov

Born in Nakhchivan, Dr. Bahadur Ibrahimov received his bachelors degree in Istanbul from the Yildiz Technical University on Electronic Engineering. 

As an active diaspora member in Istanbul, Bahadur and his friends founded the Azerbaijan Union Organisation (ABT) in Istanbul and gathered Azerbaijani students together to promote Azerbaijan and organise social events. After graduation, he moved to Vienna and received masters and PhD degrees in robotics from the Vienna University of Technology.

During his studies he actively participated in lobbying and diaspora work to promote Azerbaijan in Europe, especially in the academic world, as a member and later vice president of the Austrian Azerbaijan Academic Association (AAAA), Young Azerbaijani Scientists in Europe, Young Professionals in Europe (AYAPE) and Engineering Managers Club. 

Bahadur is an expert in robotics and working for international companies and organisations. He is also a researcher and publishes papers.

Currently, he is president of the Azerbaijan Robotics and Automation Society (ARAS), founded by young Azerbaijani enthusiasts to promote the disciplines in Azerbaijan and bring international expertise, conferences, and exhibitions to their homeland. ARAS is a national member organisation of IFAC (International Federation on Automatic Control), IEEE, and an academic partner of the Vienna University of Technology for the Caspian Region. In 2018, ARAS organised the TECIS18 Conference in Baku with huge success. The organisation is running a few self-funded projects and actively seeking international conferences on robotics and automation to host in Baku.


Dr. Gulnara Agayeva

Dr. Gulnara Agayeva is a member of The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) and the recipients of multiple grants and awards in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr. Agayeva holds a PhD degree and is the president of the Azerbaijan Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists Association, as well as being a member of the Azerbaijan Anti-Doping Agency (AMADA) and currently serving as the head of the Liver Diseases Department at Baku Health Center. She was selected as ‘doctor of the year’ in 2015 for her professional work, as well as her commitments regarding the research and study of toxicology. 

Since 2004, Dr. Agayeva has participated at several congresses and conferences related to gastroenterology and hepatology. In addition, she has been invited to be a chairman, moderator and guest speaker at several international association events, such as the Gastro-Hepato-Oncological Summit in Alexandria, Egypt, and the APASL STC in Istanbul, Turkey.

She is the author of several books and articles in the most respected journals in the field, and is the first and only scientist to successfully conduct a study on hepatitis delta, which led to the first conference on hepatitis delta in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Dr. Iqbal Suleymanov

Dr. Iqbal Suleymanov received his degree with honors from the Azerbaijan Medical University at the Department of Dentistry. Dr. Suleymanov is a member of numerous international associations, among which the most notable are the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) and the European Orthodontic Society. He was also the director of the Azerbaijani Professional Orthodontic Society from 2005, and has been the vice-president since 2009 to present. Dr. Suleymanov has been a guest lecturer and speaker at several international events in Russia, Georgia, South Korea, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria on the topic of the use of microimplants in orthodontics. His most notable contribution was as lecturer and speaker at the 1st International Conference KORI named after Prof. Il-Bong Kim in Seoul, Korea in September 2017. He has written several articles published in respected journals on “Clinical Aspects of Using Twin Force Bite Corrector Class II Malocclusion Correction” and “New Methods of the Control of Anchorage in Orthodontics”. He was the host of the 2nd International Conference of the Azerbaijani Professional Orthodontic Society in Baku in 2007 and is very active in promoting Azerbaijan as a business event destination for the WFO.

Dr. Nigar Kamilova Mir-Nagy

Dr. Nigar Kamilova Mir-Nagy graduated from the Azerbaijan State Medical Institute with honours in 1987. In 1988-1991, Dr. Kamilova worked as a midwife and gynecologist at Railway Hospital No. 2. From 1991 to November 1994, she studied at the graduate school of Azerbaijan Medical University, majoring in obstetrics and gynecology, and was later admitted as a PhD candidate in 1997. From 1994 to 2003, she worked as an assistant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2001, she successfully submitted her doctoral dissertation on “Ways to Reduce Perinatal Pathology in Some Regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan” and in 2008 successfully defended it. She worked as an associate professor at the Azerbaijan Medical University from 2003 to 2012 and has been a professor there since 2013. In 2016, she was awarded the title of professor.

Dr. Kamilova is an active member of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the European Region. Since 2012, Dr. Kamilova has been the chairman of the Approbation Council on “Obstetrics and Gynecology” at AMU. Likewise, she is the author of more than 200 scientific works published in the republic and abroad. She has also been a participant in and organiser of numerous scientific and practical conferences held in Azerbaijan and abroad. From 2007 to 2019, she was the chairman of the Healthy Generation Public Union, as well as the vice-president of the Azerbaijan Society of Gerontologists.

Dr. Tahira Panahova

Dr. Tahira Panahova is a graduate of the Azerbaijan Medical University named after Nariman Narimanov. In 2000, she was awarded the title of Candidate of Medical Sciences, and in 2010 of Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Panahova is a member of the World Allergy Organisation, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Allergologists and Immunologists of the CIS. Notably, she is the general secretary of the Azerbaijan Society of Allergy Immunologists and Immunoreabilitologists. She has participated at several international congresses and conferences around the world, such as in Singapore, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Moscow, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates and others. Recently, Dr. Panahova was host of the 1st Azerbaijan International Hematology Congress and Conference on Modern Aspects of Allergology and Clinical Immunology 2019.

Dr. Taryel Omarov

Taryel Omarov is the founder and chairman of the Azerbaijan Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Association. He is a graduate of the Azerbaijan Medical University, a lecturer at the Department of Surgical Diseases and the chief doctor at the Modern Hospital. Dr. Omarov is a member of the Azerbaijan Surgical and Gastroenterology Association, the Azerbaijan Cardiovascular Surgical Association, and the Azerbaijan Association of Surgeons. He is also a member of several international associations and communities, such as the International Society of Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, the European Society of Surgery, the Turkish Society of Surgery, the Gastroenterology Association of Turkey, the International Endoscopic Laparoscopic Association of Surgeons, the Obesity Association of Turkey, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery.

Dr. Omarov is the recipient of several public grants and the author of numerous books and articles on bariatric surgery, obesity and metabolic disorders. He has participated at dozens of congresses and conferences across the globe as an active member of international committees, as a guest speaker and author. He has successfully hosted several international and national conferences in Azerbaijan, most notably the 5th International Congress on Bariatric-Metabolic Surgery. Dr. Omarov has been promoting Azerbaijan for years as a possible destination to host international events and has been a pioneer of the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery.

Professor Vugar Bayramov

Member of Parliament

Dr. Vugar Bayramov, born in 1975, received his first university degree in Baku in 1997, followed by a master’s degree from Azerbaijan State Economic University in 1999. He was a visiting faculty member at Washington University in 2003/2004. Dr. Bayramov is also an alumnus of the Austrian Leadership Programs and is fluent in English, Russian, Turkish and Azerbaijani, as well as being able to speak French and Spanish.

Dr. Bayramov is the chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development, a leading economic think tank in Azerbaijan. He was the first Azerbaijani co-chair of the EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum and was the national coordinator of the EU Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Azerbaijan. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the EU Eastern Partnership Program and a member of parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Dr. Bayramov was one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world, according to a report by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) in Jordan in 2010.