Charles Saki Bakheit, Associate Professor Department of Mathematics and Statistics College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, P. O. Box 36, Muscat, PC 123 Sultanate of Oman E-mail: [email protected] SQU ID No. 1591 CURRICULUM VITAE Contents A. Personal Information B. Education and Employment Information B.1 Education B.2 Employment Information C. Awards and Recognition D. Teaching, Curriculum Development & Advising D.1 D.2 D.3 D.4 Postgraduate Undergraduate Curriculum Development and teaching management Student Advising E. Service E.1 University Service E.2 Service to the Profession E.3 Service to the Community F. Scholarly Achievements F.1 Publications in Refereed Journals F2 Ongoing Research and Papers under Preparation F.3 Some Recent Conference Papers and Proceedings F.4 Other popular articles F.5 Technical Reports F.6 1 Grants and Contract Support 1 Last update [Type text] 23 Jan. 2011 Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 2/18 A. Personal Information Full Name Charles Saki Bakheit Date of Birth 12th December, 1946 Nationality South Sudanese Marital Status Married with seven children College Science Department Mathematics and Statistics Date of Appointment at SQU 16th March, 1990 Current Appointment Level Associate Professor Date of last Promotion at SQU 27/05/2008 Starting Date of latest Contract 15th January 2015 B. Education and Employment Information B.1 Education Ph. D. (Applied Probability) University of Durham, UK 1982 Thesis Title: “Stochastic Modelling of the Transmission of Endemic Malaria with Analysis of Field Data” M. Math. (Combinatorics and Optimization) University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 1974 B. Sc. (Mathematics & Statistics) Second Class Upper (Hons.) Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda 1971 Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 3/18 B.2 Employment Information 1971-1972 Math Teacher Mengo Senior Secondary School Kampala, Uganda 1975-1977 Operations Research Analyst Gulf Oil (Canada) Ltd. 200 Bloor Street, Toronto Canada 1977-1982 Teaching Assistant. Department of Mathematics University of Juba P.O. Box 321/1, Khartoum, Sudan 1982-1990 Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) Department of Mathematics University of Juba P.O. Box 321/1, Khartoum, Sudan 1985-1990 Academic Secretary University of Juba P.O. Box 321/1, Khartoum, Sudan 1990 – 2008 Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics and Statistics College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University P. O. Box 36, Al-Khod, Muscat Sultanate of Oman Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 4/18 2008 – Present Associate Professor Department of Mathematics and Statistics College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University P. O. Box 36, Al-Khod, Muscat Sultanate of Oman C Awards and Recognition 1987 British Council Fellowship at Universities of Durham and Reading (UK) for a period of two months 1978-1982 British Council Scholarship for a PhD in the Department of Mathematics, University of Durham (UK). 1972 - 1974 World Council of Churches Scholarship for a Master’s program at the University of Waterloo, Canada. 1969 - 1971 International University Scholarship held Students at Makerere Exchange University, Fund Kampala Uganda, to study for a B. Sc program. 1961 Regional Prize for attaining the top position in the Secondary Schools Entrance Examination in the Southern Sudan. Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 5/18 D. Teaching, Curriculum Development and Advising Teaching and Teaching Evaluations During the time I have been in SQU I have been involved in developing and teaching courses at various levels in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. These courses cover both theoretical and practical aspects of a wide spectrum of areas within Statistics and Probability. They include courses for undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate programs. My student evaluations have been consistently high. My overall rating as a good teacher by students for any course has rarely dropped below 3, and the overall mean score for the last three years is 4 out of 5. Details are in Appendix A. Student Project Supervision I have co-supervised and supervised more than 30 final year student projects, probably the highest number by any staff member in the department so far, including co-supervising one project in Mathematics, in addition to one from the Department of Civil Engineering. Most of the topics for the projects are related to Oman, such as analyzing data of Oman traffic accidents, Muscat Security Stock Exchange, prevalence of cases of diabetes in Oman, the incidence of leukemia among children treated in SQUH, to mention a few. D.1 Postgraduate The Statistics postgraduate program in DOMAS, which I helped to design, is still at its infancy, and has only graduated a few batches of students so far. Nonetheless, this has not hindered my active involvement with postgraduate studies within the University. current statistics program. I have supervised 2 masters students in the I have served as an external examiner for one Master thesis, in DOMAS (2000), four others in the College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering (2003, 2005, 2007, 2012), and one in the Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 6/18 College of Medicine and Health Sciences (2011). I was co-supervisor of a Master student in the College of Agriculture, Department of Soil and Water Sciences (2003). I have also served as the coordinator of the M. Sc. Statistics program. D.2 Undergraduate D. 2.1 Statistics courses taught at SQU over the years. STAT 1001 Introduction to Statistics STAT 1231 Introduction to Statistics 1 STAT 1232 Introduction to Statistics II STAT 2102 Introduction to Probability STAT 2103 Probability for Engineers STAT 2301 Basic Statistics STAT 3331 Operations Research I STAT 3334 Introduction to Inference STAT 3335 Introduction to Sampling STAT 3337 Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics STAT 3338 Statistical Methods STAT 4432 Regression Analysis STAT 4433 Design of Experiments STAT 4434 Nonparametric Statistics STAT 4434 Survey Design STAT 5522 Demographic Methods and Health care Statistics STAT 5536 Time Series Analysis STAT 5537 Multivariate Analysis STAT 5539 Data Analysis STAT 5555 Final Year Students Projects (14) STAT 6025 Advanced Time Series Analysis STAT 7001 MSc Students dissertation D 2.1 Mathematics courses MATH 1101 Math for Business 1 Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 7/18 MATH 1102 Math for Business II MATH 1192 Mathematics for Agriculture I MATH 4473 Linear Programming MATH 5500 Final Year Students Project s. D.3 Curriculum Development and Teaching Management The statistics teaching programs in Sultan Qaboos University have expanded significantly and undergone tremendous changes since I joined the department in 1990, and I have been very much in the centre of every one of these innovative transformations. D. 3.1 Undergraduate degree program I have participated actively in restructuring the Statistics degree program, by designing new courses and modifying or phasing out old ones to meet market demands and new challenges, and to allow for enough flexibility for the student majoring in Statistics to graduate with a minor in Business Studies, Computing, or Mathematics. I am currently involved in developing three new degree programs of Biological Mathematics, Financial Mathematics and Computational and Industrial Mathematics. I am also involved in developing a degree in Bioinformatics. D.3.2 B Sc. in Health Statistics I played a pivotal role in the curriculum development of a new undergraduate degree program in Health Statistics (1997), tailored to the needs of and requested by the Ministry of Health. I subsequently became the coordinator for the development of the degree program, which also involves the departments of Biology in College of Science, and Medical Statistics in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, and to liaise with the officials of the Ministry of Health on all matters pertaining to the program. The program is now running and has already produced graduates now employed by the Ministry of Health. It has become a very popular choice among students taking Statistics in the Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 8/18 Department. I continue to serve as the College Liaison Officer with the Ministry of Health for this program. D.3.3 M. Sc. Program in Statistics I have made significant contribution in designing the current M Sc. Degree in Statistics. The Department has already graduated its very first batch of postgraduate students in Statistics, and has a second batch due for graduation this year. I have taught several of the M. Sc. courses on offer and have supervised two MSc. Students theses. D.4 Student Advising Since joining Sultan Qaboos University, I have served as an academic advisor to a large number of students. In 1997, I was assigned by the Department as the academic advisor to the first batch of students majoring in Health Statistics, a task I continue to discharge up to now. The number of my advisees has varied over the years from 10 to 40 a year. This year I have 40 advisees. E. SERVICE E. 1 Service to the University University Level • Member, University Academic Policies Committee. During my membership I played significant role in producing a long awaited unifying Examination Regulations document for the entire University (2000-2001). • Consultancy services. Since my joining the University in 1990, I have provided free statistical service and guidance to academic staff and students in the colleges of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine and Health Sciences, and the University Hospital. Some of these efforts have resulted in collaborative research publications. In many more other cases my contributions have been formally acknowledged in the resulting publications, Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 9/18 students’ dissertations and reports. Other beneficiaries of my services include both the administrative and the technical staff of the University. • Member of University Committee for the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the University (2009 – 2013). The first document on SQU KPIs has finally come out. College Level • Member of the College Curriculum Committee (1997-1999) (2009-to present). • College Examination Coordinator (1995 – Present). • College Timetable coordinator (2010-Present) • Liaison Officer with MOH for Health Statistics Degree program (1997 – Present). • College representative on the University Academic Policies Committee (20002001). • Acting Assistant Dean (Undergraduate studies) summers of 1997-2000, 2001- 2005 and Fall 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013. I fill in whenever the Assistant Dean is not available. • DOMAS representative on the College Committee for producing the College of Science (2005-2010) Action Plan (2005). • Member of the College of Science Postgraduate Committee (2006-2010). • Member of College of Science Committee for developing Interdisciplinary study programs (2011 -) • Member of the following current Committees: o The College Board o The College Curriculum Committee o The College Examination Committee Department Level • Deputy Head of Department (2012 – present). • Textbooks Officer (1991-1992). • Departmental Board Secretary (1992-1995). Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 10/18 • Member of the Curriculum Committee (1997-1999), (2009-Present). • Academic Advisor to various cohorts of students of DOMAS (1991 – Present) • Departmental Examinations Officer (1997-1999) • Coordinator, Health Statistics degree program (1997- Present). • Coordinator of Final year students projects (1997-1998) • Deputy HOD (2012- present) • Member, Staff-Students Liaison Committee (1998-2000) • Member, Teaching Committee (1999-2000, 2010-Present) • Acting HOD (many times between 1990 and 2007). • Chairman of DOMAS departmental Committee on the Department 2005-2010 Action Plan (2005). • Member of ad hoc committee on evaluation of the teaching of lower level courses, recommendation of ways to improve their teaching (2005). • Coordinator of M. Sc. Statistics program (2006 – t2010) • Member of the graduate Studies and Research Committee (2006-2010) • Served on numerous other departmental ad hoc committees. E. 2 Service to the Profession Peer Reviewer • Discovery and Innovation. A journal of the African Academy of Science.(1996-2006) • SQU Journal for Scientific Research –Medical Sciences (2000) • South Sudan Medical Journal (statistics) (2010-present) • Reviewed a number of DOPSAR projects.(2000-2003) • Energy and Environment Journal (UK) (2005) External Examiner Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 11/18 External Examiner for M. Sc. Theses for University of Durban, South Africa (2000), and SQU (College of Engineering 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012) (College of Agriculture, 2003) (College of Science 2002), College of Medicine and Health Sciences (2011). Seminars Gave a number of departmental seminars on an average of one every two years (1990 – Present) Gave a seminar to the DOMAS Students Group, titled: “How well do you know the Correlation Coefficient?” September 2002 E. 3 Service to the Public Consultancy • Provided and continue to provide statistical guidance to a sizeable number of Omani scholars not affiliated to SQU, studying abroad for their master and PhD degrees. • A member of the SQUH Drug Utilization Committee (1997 –2007). • Served as a resource person at a UNICEF conference on “Children of Southern Sudan – Vision 2005; Future Search” held in Nairobi, Kenya, 1221 November 1999 Community service • Chairman of Board of Directors for an NGO no-profitable organization called Gurtong in South Sudan (2007 – Present) • Member of Board of Directors of South Sudan Medical Journal (2011 - ) (UK based). • Chairperson Basics Sciences Studies and Computer Science Committee of the National Council for Higher Education, Ministry of Education, republic of South Sudan (2012 – present). Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 12/18 • Made an appraisal of the University of Juba Science-based colleges and produced a report of my work titled: Appraisal report of University of Juba Science-based Colleges. (2011) Seminars • Invited to give a seminar titled “Statistics; what is in it for Medical Professionals?” to the medical staff of the Armed Forces Hospital, October 2000. • A talk to a local school entitled “How to Make a Smooth Transition from School to University Life” (2013). Workshops “Introduction to Statistics”, to the staff of SQUH Department of Pharmacology, October 2000. “Getting a flavor of Statistics”, to students of Sri Lankan School, Muscat, April 2003. “A Workshop in Time series Analysis for Economic and Business Applications”, to staff of the Ministry of National Economy, Sultanate of Oman, with Dr. Mohammed. Idrees, December 2005. Resource person at a workshop on “South Sudan Post-conflict Construction” organized by a Nairobi based NGO (ARRF) in Juba, Sudan, 2006, in which I presented a paper on the role of higher education. “A workshop on Time series Analysis, regression Analysis and Multivariate data Analysis”, to statistics staff of various ministries of the Sultanate of Oman, Nov-Dec. 2007. “Sampling Techniques, a gentle Introduction”, to Oman Resident Meedical staff. Ministry of Health, May, 2015. Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 13/18 F. Scholarly Achievements My research interests include stochastic modelling in the physical and the life sciences, data analysis in the medical, agricultural and engineering fields. As can be gleaned from the list of my publications, most of my recent research and project work with the students is largely in the areas of Applied Statistics and directly related and relevant to Oman. This underlines the great demand for statistical consulting in the University, and my mission and endeavours in propagating sound statistical thinking and the application of appropriate statistical techniques in some of the many important baseline research work being undertaken in the University as demonstrated by the depth and breadth of my publications listed below. Needless to say, statistics is inherently an applied subject, of which data-driven model building is a significant and integral part. I have also contributed to the study on the limits properties of Semi-Markov processes and their applications in Applied Probability, and contrasted the application of Artificial Neural Networks techniques with statistical methods, using Oman traffic accident data. I continue to do research in both the applied and theoretical aspects of statistics. I have collaborated with some colleagues in the College of Engineering to work on modelling of air pollution and traffic accidents data analysis. I also collaborate with colleagues in the department of Biology to further the study of the ecology of Omani turtles. I am also pursuing research in the theory of Semi-Markov processes. There has been a great deal of interest in this area in recent years, particularly in the computational aspect of the subject. I am also an avid interest in the development of higher education in my country and worldwide. F.1 Publications in Refereed Journals (28) M. M. Islam, C. S. Bakheit. Advanced Maternal Age and Risks of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A population-Based Study in Oman. Health Care for Women International, 2015 pp 1 – 23. Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 14/18 (27) I.S. Al-Amri a,⇑, I.Y. Mahmoud b, C.P. Waring c, A.Y. Alkindi d, T. Khan, C S. Bakheit, Kamla M. Al-Mawali, The reproductive cycle of the male house gecko, hemidactylus flaviviridis, in relation to plasma steroid concentrations, progesterone receptors, and steroidogenic ultrastructural features, in Oman. General and Comparative Endocrinology 183 2013 pp 23-31. (26) I.S. Al-Amri a,⇑, I.Y. Mahmoud b, C.P. Waring c, A.Y. Alkindi d, T. Khan, C S. Bakheit, “Seasonal changes in plasma steroid levels in relation to ovarian steroidogenic ultrastructural features and progesterone receptors in the house gecko, Hemidactylus flaviviridis, in Oman, General and Comparative Endocrinology 177 2012 pp 46–54 (25) Al-Bahry, S., Al-Belushi, K., Elshaffie, A., Al-Harthy, A., and Bakheit, C.S. “Coastal Sewage discharge and its impact on fish with reference to antibiotic resistant enteric bacteria and enteric pathogens as bioindicators of pollution” Journal of Chemosphere, 77, 2009, pp 1534-1539. (24) Al-Alawi, S.M., Abdul-Wahab, S.A., and Bakheit, C.S. “Combining Principal Component Regression and Artificial Neural Networks for More Accurate Prediction of Ground-Level Ozone, Environmental Modelling & Software, 23 2008 Vol 23 pp396-403. (23) Elshafie ,A., Alkindi, A., Al-Busaidi,S., Bakheit,C.S.,and AL-Bahry, S. Biodegradation of crude oil and n-alkanes by fungi isolated from Oman. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2007 Vol 54 pp 1692-1696. (22) Siddiqui R.A., Bakheit C.S., Abdul-Wahab S.A. Investigating the variation in the properties of hydrogenated 0.31% carbon steel using multiple regression analysis. Materials & Design, 2007. (21) Dorvlo, A.S.S., Bakheit C.S., Al-Riyami A., Morsi M., Al-Adawi S. Fertility of Ever Married Women in Oman. Scientific Journal of Medical Research, 2006, Vol.6 no. 2 pp 33-40. (20) Al-Busaidi A. Yamamoto T., Bakheit C.S., Cookson P. Soil salinity assessment by some destructive and non-destructive methods in calcareous soils. J. of Japanese Society of Soil Physics, 2006 Vol. 104, pp 27-40 (19) Al-Kindi, A.Y.A., Mahmoud I.Y., Al-Habsi A.A., Al-Bahry S.N., Al-Gheilani H.M., Bakheit C.S. The effect of Physical and Human factors on Beach Selection by green turtles (Chelonia mydas) at Ras Al-Hadd Reserve, Oman. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 2006 Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp 289-294. (18) El-Mardi, M.O., Pillay, A.E., Williams, J.R., Bakheit, C.S., Hassan, S.M., AlHadabbi, M., and Al-Hamdi, A. Influence of Alternate Bearing on Leaf and fruit Mineral Composition at Dirrenet Developmental Stages of Date Palm Fruits. J. of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Vol 10, 2005, 5-12. Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 15/18 (17) Mahmoud, I.Y., Al-Kindy, A.Y., Ba-Omar, T. A., Al-Siyabi, S., Al-Bahry, S.N., Elshafie, A., Bakheit, C.S. Emergence pattern of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, hatchings under laboratory and natural conditions. Zoology in the Middle East 35, 2005, 19-27. (16) Al-Kindi, A. Y.A., Kadim, I.T., Mahmoud, I.Y., Mahgoub, O., Plude, J., AlMaani, M. and C.S Bakheit. Physiological response of two age groups of Omani sheep to short road transportation in relation to circulating levels of gondotropins, cortisol, thyroid hormones, sex steroids and plasma chemistry. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 4(8) 2005 (15) Al-Kindi, A. Y.A., Kadim, I.T., Mahmoud, I.Y., Mahgoub, O., Plude, J., AlMaani, M. and C.S Bakheit. Physiological response of two age groups of Omani goats to short road transportation in relation to circulating levels of gondotropins, cortisol, thyroid hormones, sex steroids and plasma chemistry. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 4(8) 2005 737-741 (14) S. Abdul Wahab, C.S. Bakheit and R. A. Siddiqi, The relationship between the health effects and characterization of thermal inversion in the Sultanate. Atmospheric Environment 39, 2005 5466-5471 (13) S. Abdul-Wahab, C.S. Bakheit and S.M. Al-Alawi. Principal Component and Multiple regression Analyses in modelling of ground-level ozone and factors affecting its concentrations. Environmental Modelling and Software 20, 2005 1263-1271. (12) A. I. Al-Bahrani, C. S. Bakheit, R. Bayoumi, S. A. Al-Yahyaee. Diagnostic accuracy of the American Diabetes Association criteria in the diagnosis of glucose intolerance among high-risk Omani subjects. Annals of Saudi Medicine. Vol 24(3), 2004 183-185 (11) S. A. Abdul-Wahab, C. S. Bakheit, R.A. Siddiqui, S. M. Al-Alawi, Atmospheric corrosion of metals, Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering. Vol 5, 2004. 1-23 (10) A. Y. Al-Kindy, I. Y. Mahmoud, H. M. Al-Gheilani, C. S. Bakheit, A. A. Al-Habsi, and A. Al-Kiyumi, Comparative study of the nesting behavior of the Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas, during high and low density Nesting periods at Ras AlHadd Reserve, Oman. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, Vol 4(3), 2003 603-613. (9) J. M. Al-Kaabi, S. S. Hussein, C. S. Bakheit , and N. J. Woodhouse, Radioactive iodine in the treatment of Graves’ disease. Saudi Medical Journal, Vol 23(9), 2002, 1049-1053 (8) A.E. Elshafie, T.A. Al-Rashdi, S. N. Al-Bahry and C. S. Bakheit, Fungi and aflatoxins with spices in the Sultanate of Oman. Mycopathologia 155, 2002, 155160 Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 16/18 (7) M. O. El-Mardi, C. S. Bakheit L. Al-Kharousi, and O. S. Al-Mantheri, Factors Regulating In Vitro Germination of Date Palm Pollen Grains After Storage. SQU J. Scientific Research – Agricultural Sciences, 5 (1), 2000, 19-23. . (6) C.S. Bakheit and E. K. Elsheikh. On the Limiting Joint Distribution of Semi-Markov Processes with Finite Number of States, with an Application. Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 17(1), 1999, 1 –13. (5) A.S.S. Dorvlo and C.S. Bakheit. The Bootstrap, Jackknife and Linear Discriminant Functions. Pakistani J. of Statistics, Vol. 14(1), 1998, 97 - 106. (4) G.A. Ali, S.M. Al-Alawi and C.S. Bakheit. A Comparative Analysis and Prediction of Traffic Accident Casualties in the Sultanate of Oman Using Artificial Neural Networks and Statistical Methods. SQU J. Scientific Res. Science & Technology, Vol. 3, 1998, 11 – 20. (3) S.M. Al Alawi, G.A. Ali and C.S. Bakheit A novel approach for traffic accidents analysis and prediction using artificial neural networks. Road and Transport Research, Vol 5 No 2, 1996, 118 - 128. (2) M.O. El-Mardi, C.S. Bakheit and E. Consolacion :Effect of Storage condition and Methods of Germinations on Viability of Three Date Palm Cultivars. Emirates Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 8 1996, 146-154. (1) G.A. Ali, N. Sivakugan and C.S. Bakheit. Traffic Accidents in Oman; Characteristics and Comparative Analysis of Fatality Rates. World Safety Journal. VolVIII/1 1994, 15-19. F.2 On-going Research. (1) Probability distribution of parity progression of births in the Sultanate of Oman. (2) Modelling the ecology of the green Turtles at Ras Al Hadd Reserve, Oman. (3) Estimation of multi-character surveys and small area estimation. (4) Studies of Non Homogeneous Semi Markov models with application to biological processes. (5) Statistical analysis of the characteristics of traffic accidents in Oman. (6) Research on entrepreneurship. Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 17/18 (7) F.3 (1) Research on autism characteristics in Oman. Some recent Conference papers and Proceedings Moremong-Nganunu, T., C. S. Bakheit, and N. Rametse. Entrepreneurship Education: An Evaluation of Behavior, Skills and Attributes of Botswana Entrepreneurs. 29th Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, from 2nd to 4th December, 2015 (accepted). (2) Ali, G.A. and C. S. Bakheit. Comparative analysis and prediction of traffic accidents in Sudan using ANN and statistical methods. The annual meeting of Southern African Transport Conference (SATC2011) that took place from 10th to 14th of July, 2011, in Pretoria, South Africa. (3) Bakheit C.S. Strategic planning process in higher educational institutions: methodology and Steps: An invited paper presented at a conference of higher education from 6th to 8th of October 2010, in Juba Sudan, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sudan. (4) Atsu S. S. Dorvlo, C. S. Bakheit, and Samir Al-Adawi. Assessment of the impact of birth spacing programs in Oman. 2007. The annual Meeting of Canadian Population Society May 30-June 1 2007, Saskatoon, Saskachewan, Canada. (5) 4Atsu S. S. Dorvlo, C. S. Bakheit, and Samir Al-Adawi. Effect of Dwelling and Education on Birth Intervals of Omani Women The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Population Society June 1-4, 2005 London, Ontario, Canada. (6) A.Y.A. Al-Kindi, I.Y. Mahmoud, H. Al-Gheilani, C.S. Bakheit and A. A. Kiyumi. Disorientation of green turtles, chelonia mydas, during nesting exercise relative to some physical factors at Ras Al-Hadd, Oman. The 22nd International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, April 2002. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. (7) Y.A. Al-Kindi, I.Y. Mahmoud, H. Al-Gheilani, C.S. Bakheit and A. A. Kiyumi. Nesting selectivity in green turtles, chelonia mydas, relative to physical and biotic factors at Ras Al-Had Reserve, Oman. The 22nd International Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 18/18 Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, April 2002. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. (8) C.S. Bakheit and G.A. Ali and A. Al-Ismaili. The Effects of Mandatory use of Seatbelts on Traffic Accident Fatalities on Oman Roads, Proceedings Safety on Roads International Conference, SORIC’98, Bahrain, 1998, 409 –417. S. Tariq, T. Joseph, B. Al-Riyami, C.S. Bakheit and K. Rayan. Spectrum of (9) pathogens isolated from Sputum during infective Exacerbation of Bronchiectasis. The 1st Pan-Arab Conference of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Amman, Jordan, 1993. F.4 Other popular articles C.S. Bakheit. Wake Up Equatoria: Invited paper presented at the 15th Annual 1. Equatoria Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, September 5-6, 2015 2. C.S. Bakheit. South Sudan Universities – Which way forward? The Citizen newspaper, 10th August 2011, Juba South Sudan. 3. C.S. Bakheit. The Challenges to the revival and role of Higher Education in Post-Conflict Construction of South Sudan. Building a New and Prosperous Society in Southern Sudan in the Post Conflict Period. Edited by P. Ochieng, African Research and Resource Forum, (ARRF) 2007. pp 84-98 4. C.S. Bakheit. Higher Education in Southern Sudan: Past, present and the way forward. Invited paper presented at the fourth Annual Equatoria Conference, Des Moines, Iowa , September 4-5, 2004 F.5 Technical Reports Ahmed Al-Naamany, Joseph A. Jervase, Atsu S. S. Dorvlo, Charles S. Bakheit, Khidir Abdelbasit, Ali Benmerzouga and Hamdi Al-Barwani, “Statistical Analysis of Oman GSM - Modeling Performance”. 2002. A.S.S. Dorvlo and Charles S. Bakheit. “Marital Fertility and Birth Intervals for Oman”. 2002. Curriculum Vitae – Charles S. Bakheit Page # 19/18 F.6 Grants and Contracts Support. Grant “Estimation of fertility rates and birth intervals for ever-married Omani women”, Principal Investigator: A.S.S. Dorvlo Co-Investigator: C. S. Bakheit, SQU DOPSAR funded (RO 1320), 2000-2001. Contract “Statistical Analysis of Oman GSM - Modeling Performance”, Principal Investigator: Ahmed Al-Naamany, Co-Investigators: Joseph A. Jervase, Atsu S. S. Dorvlo, C. S. Bakheit, Khidir Abdelbasit and Hamdi AlBarwani, Omantel (Oman Telecommunication Company) funded (RO 19,140), 1999-2001.