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Mustapha Kara-Ali (Ph.D., M.Biomed.E., B.E.)

    Research Positions

    1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, 2014-2015.
    2. Lecturer/PhD Candidate, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2009-2013.
    3. Research Associate, Center for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, American University of Beirut, 2009-10.
    4. Project Manager, Safeguarding Australian Links with Arab Moderates (SALAM) Project, Council for Australian-Arab Relations Grant, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 2009.
    5. Project Leader, Building Identity and Resisting Radicalisation (BIRR) Project, National Action Plan Grant, Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship, 2006-2008.
    6. Informatics Scientist, NHMRC Clinical Trials Center, University of Sydney, 2003-2005.
    7. Consultant, Computer Science Corporation, 2000-2003.
    8. Scholar, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Mathematical and Information Sciences, Scholarship, 2000.

    Education

    1. Ph.D. (Science and Religion), International Islamic University Malaysia, 2009-2013. Received the Endeavour Malaysia Award from the Australian Commonwealth Government. PhD Dissertation: Constructivism at the Birth of the Scientific Revolution: A Study of the Foundations of `Ali Qushji’s Fifteenth Century Astronomy, KL: IIUM, 2014.
    2. M.Biomed.E. (Master of Biomedical Engineering), University of New South Wales - Australia, 2000-2001. Dissertation on Human Cognitive Modelling; Designing a Case-Based Reasoning Expert System, Sydney: UNSW, 2001.
    3. B.E. (Hons.) (Bachelor of Engineering), University of New South Wales - Australia, Majoring in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Cognitive Modelling, 1996-2000.
    4. Higher School Certificate, Sydney Technical High School (Selective High School), TER 98%, 1995.

    Commonwaelth Awards/Grants

    1. Australian Department of Education, Endeavour Malaysia Award, PhD Research at the International Islamic University Malaysia, 2009.
    2. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Safeguarding Australian Links with Arab Moderates (SALAM) Project, Council for Australian-Arab Relations (DFAT), 2009 .
    3. Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Building Identity and Resisting Radicalisation (BIRR) Project, National Action Planto Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (DIAC), 2006-2008.
    4. Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Member of Australian Delegation, Australia-Malaysia Institute (Australian High Commission in Malaysia), People-to-people Relations, 2007.
    5. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Mathematical and Information SciencesE-commerce Trading System, Scholarship, 1999-2000.

    Papers/Reports/Invited Lectures

    1. Contingency and the Challenge of History: Discerning the Constructivist Structure of the Scientific Revolution, Evolution and Historical Explanation: Contingency, Convergence, and Teleology: CHED-IRC Conference, Oxford University, 2014.
    2. Theology, Science and the Constructivist Quest for Knowledge, Special Divine Action: IRC Conference, Oxford University, 2014.
    3. Constructivism across Islamo-European Boundaries in the Fifteenth Century: The Philosophical Transmission of the Foundations of Qushji’s Astronomical Models, Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop, Notre Dame University (USA), June 2013.
    4. Re-Imagining War: A Theological Security Paradigm, 2010 CILS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 2010.
    5. The Way Forward: An Islamic Mentoring Guide for Building Identity and Resisting Radicalisation, National Action Plan Grant, Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, ISBN: 9780646494838, 2010. Available: Department of Home Affairs Library, 297.570994 BIR; National Library of Australia, NL 297.570994 B619.
    6. Resisting Radicalisation: A Community Partnership with the Australian Government, Leadership in Counter Terrorism Pacific Program, Australian Institute of Police Management, 2007.
    7. Building Identity and Resisting Radicalisation, New Voices 2007 (International Leadership), Lowy Institute for International Policy, 2007.
    8. Islam and Society, Graduate Training, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2006.
    9. Australian and Islamic Values, Islamic Schools Seminar, Parliament House Canberra, 2006.
    10. The Role of Leadership in Front Line Communities, Leadership in Counter Terrorism Program, Australian Institute of Police Management, 2006.
    11. Negotiating With Experience, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Proceedings of AAAI2000 Workshop on Knowledge-Based Electronic Markets, 2000.
    12. Towards an Experience-Based Negotiation Agent, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Proceedings of The 4th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents IV, Future of Information Agents in Cyberspace, 2000.

    Government Advisory Roles

    1. Member, Australian Prime Minister’s Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG), 2005-2006.
    2. Chair, MCRG Schooling Subgroup, 2005-2006.
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