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Staff :: Sukhrob R. Karimov, MPA


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ICT Specialist, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
Manager/Developer, Indiana BlackBerry (Mobile Apps) Developers Group

Office: Eigenmann Hall 710
          Bloomington, IN 47406

Phone: (812) 856-1100
E-mail: sukarimo@indiana.edu

Website: http://skarimov.com


Education:
-MPA, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2008
-B.Sc., Tajik State Technical University, School of Engineering Business and Management, 2005
-Certificate in Graphic Design and Web Development, Tajik Technical University, School of Technology, 2004


    Research Interests:
  • Desktop/Web/Mobile Application Design & Development
  • User Interface, User Experiance Design & Develoment
  • Online Instructional Design & Develoment

    Designed/Edited Publication:
  • Phonegap and Angularjs for Cross-Platform Development, Technical Editor, [PACKT] Publishing, 2014
  • Dari: An Elementary Textbook, Layout Designer & Multimedia Application Developer,
    Georgetown University Press, 2014
  • Dari: An Intermediate Textbook, Layout Designer & Application Developer,
    Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region Press, 2014
  • Uyghur: An Elementary Textbook, Layout Designer & Multimedia Application Developer,
    Georgetown University Press, 2013
  • Pashto: An Elementary Textbook, Vol. 1 & 2, Layout Designer & Multimedia Application Developer,
    Georgetown University Press, 2011
  • Pashto: An Intermediate Textbook, Layout Designer & Multimedia Application Developer,
    Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region Press, 2013
  • Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook, Layout Designer & Multimedia Application Developer,
    Georgetown University Press, 2010
  • Uzbek: An Intermediate Textbook, Layout Designer & Application Developer,
    Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region Press, 2014
  • Tajiki: An Elementary Textbook, Vol. 1 & 2, Layout Designer & Multimedia Application Developer,
    Georgetown University Press, 2009
  • Tajiki: Grammar Reference, Layout Designer, Georgetown University Press, 2009
  • Cultures and Traditions of Central Asia: Innovative Humanities Curricula, Designer,
    University of Central Asia (UCA), 2004

    Presentation Highlights:
  • M-Learning: Adding Mobile to Your Learning Environment. Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL), Bloomington IN, May 16, 2014
  • M-Learning: Adding Mobile to Your Learning Environment. 2014 National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference (NCOLCTL), Chicago IL, April 24, 2014.
  • Arabic/Pashto Script Tutorial. mLearning DemoFest, Mobile Learning Conference & Expo, San Jose, CA, June 18-20, 2013.
  • Technology in Teaching and Evaluating Languages Skills. 2013 National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference (NCOLCTL), Chicago, IL, April 25-28, 2013.
  • Expanding Language Learning Tools through Technology. National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference. Madison, WI, April 2011.
  • Mobile App Development for Language Instruction. Mobile Technologies at Indiana University Event. Bloomington, IN, December 2010.

    Honors and Awards:
  • Mobile Design - Adobe Design Achievement Awards Semifinalist Certificate, March 2012
  • Application Development - SONY Ltd., AIR App Challenge, November 2011
  • Pashto Script Tutorial app - "Most Compelling Academic Application", BlackBerry® Developer Challenge, October 2011
  • Tablet App Design/Development - Adobe & Research In Motion, BlackBerry Challenge, February 2011
  • IT Support & Project Coordinator - ADT Appreciation Award, 2010
  • Project Coordinator - PRT Appreciation Award, 2009

Short Biography:
Born in Russia and raised in Tajikistan, Sukhrob Karimov graduated from the School of Engineering Business and Management, Tajik Technical University in 2005. In 2008 he graduated from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs of Indiana University. Currently, Sukhrob is working at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region as Information and Communication Technology Specialist.

Sukhrob started his professional life with cinematography industry in Tajikistan at “Kinoservice” Ltd (Dom Kino) in the year of 1999, where he wrote scripts, filmed and montaged several interactive short movies. Soon after, Sukhrob worked at the Aga Khan Development Network with the Aga Khan Humanities Project, where he mastered his web and graphic design skills developing websites for governmental and nonprofit organizations and also designing textbooks for schools and universities.

While pursuing his Master Degree in Public Affairs at SPEA, Sukhrob joined CeLCAR as Database Management Specialist and Graphic Designer in the year of 2007. Today, following his passion in languages, programming and graphic design, he continues developing language learning applications for Tajik, Uzbek, Uyghur, Pashto, Dari, Kyrgyz and Kazakh languages.