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Activities in Academic and Professional Organizations

Service in Professional Organizations
University Service

  • Member, International Coordinating Committee, January 2009-present
  • Member, Study Abroad Committee, October 2008-present
  • Faculty Advisor, Saudi Student, Summer 2008-present
  • Project Director, UConn-Dubai Initiative, October 2006-August 2007.
  • The Academic Center/Institute Review Committee, 2005-present
  • The UConn coordinator of the agreement and cooperation between the University of Connecticut and the Educational Culture and Educational Bureau, Egypt.
  • The UConn coordinator of the agreement and cooperation between the University of Connecticut and Menoufia University, Egypt.
  • The UConn coordinator of the agreement and cooperation between the University of Connecticut and Helwan University, Egypt.
  • The UConn coordinator of the agreement and cooperation between the University of Connecticut and Ain Shames University, Egypt.
  • The UConn coordinator of the agreement and cooperation between the University of Connecticut and Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau, Washington, DC.
  • Chancellor special committee on diversity and event programming
  • A professional marshal, Graduate and undergraduate Ceremony, 1991-present (except 1996).
  • Department representative in the Convocation of the freshmen class, August 1999-present.
  • Department representative in the library re-dedication, October 18, 1998.
  • Department representative in the Connecticut Community Colleges workshop, October 16, 1998.
  • Initiate and participate in developing the memorandum of agreement and cooperation between the University of Connecticut and Ain Shames University, Egypt.
  • The Industry Liaison for the Booth Research Center, University of Connecticut, June 1992-1998.
  • Advisor of the Muslim Student Association since 1986.
  • Advisor of the Egyptian Student Association since 1985.
  • Advisor of the Middle East Student Association, 1998-2000.
  • The departmental representative in the President's Inauguration, April 17, 1997.
  • The chairman of the "BRC Research Initiation" Committee, 1994-1995.
  • A member of the Physical Sciences Review Panel, University of Connecticut, 1992-1994.


School Service

  • Chairman, Task Force on International Development, January 2008-present.
  • Member of the Task Force on Curriculum Committee for Freshmen year.
  • Member of the Task Force Committee for Master of Engineering.
  • Representing the school in the PTR workshop on April 20th, 2007,.
  • Member, Dean Search Committee
  • Executive committee of BME program
  • HPC Steering committee
  • Member, Search Committee for ECE Computer Engineering Faculty, 2004-2005
  • Chair of Search Committee for Computer Engineering, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005
  • Chair of Special committee on the Computer Engineering program, 2001.
  • Special committee on Engineering Computing Service 2001.
  • Special committee on the freshmen year experience 2002.
  • A member of the search committee for Computer Engineering in ECE, 2001-2002.
  • A member of the academic council, June 1998-present.
  • A member of the BRC Steering committee, 1998-2001.
  • A member of the SoE Alumni Award, 1999-present.
  • A member of the ITE building committee, 1999-present.
  • A member of the ART for the ITE building committee, 2002.
  • A member of the SNET endowed professor search committee, 1999-2000.
  • A member of the Department Head Search Committee, Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, 1997 - 1998.
  • A member of Lower Division Curriculum Committee, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1991 - 1997.
  • The departmental representative on the School of Engineering Newsletter Committee, 1991-1998.
  • A member of the Department Head Search Committee, Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, 1996 - 1997.
  • A member of School Research Policy Committee, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1991-1992.
  • The department representative in the School of Engineering area-review committee, 1993-1995.
  • A member of the School of Engineering Research & Grants Committee, the Computer Science Department, the American University in Cairo, 1995-1996.


Department Service

  • Chair, Search Committee for Computer Engineering, 2004-2005.
  • Strategic Planning Committee, 2006
  • ACM students advisor, 2003-2007.
  • A member of a special committee for a joint computer engineering degree with the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • CSE Space coordinator 2000-present.
  • Advisor for all CSE-Computer Engineering students.
  • Industrial Liaison, 1998-present.
  • Outreach committee, 1998-present.
  • Teaching assignments coordinator, Spring 1998-present
  • Graduate Assistants and adjunct faculty coordinator, Spring 1998-present
  • A member of the graduate admissions committee, 1997- 1998.
  • Transfer credit liaison, 1997-1998
  • Classes' schedule coordinator, Spring 1998
  • Director of the Distributed Computing Lab., The Booth Research Center, June 1997-present.
  • A member of the Faculty (architecture position) Search Committee, Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, 1996 - 1997.
  • The advisor to Sophomores, the Computer Science Department, the American University in Cairo, 1995-1996.
  • The Coordinator of the Self-Assessment process, the Computer Science Department, the American University in Cairo, 1995-1996.
  • The Chairman of the Research & Grants Committee, the Computer Science Department, the American University in Cairo, 1995-1996.
  • The Teaching Assistant Coordinator, the Computer Science Department, the American University in Cairo, 1995-1996.
  • The Graduation Project Coordinator, the Computer Science Department, the American University in Cairo, 1995-1996.
  • The chairman of the Department Search Committee, 1994-1995.
  • A member of the Department's Promotion Tenure Re-appointment Committee, 1994-1995.
  • A member of the graduate admissions committee at University of Connecticut, Fall 1993- Fall 1995.
  • A member of the Department's Promotion Tenure Re-appointment Committee, 1992-1993.
  • A member of the graduate admissions committee at University of Connecticut, Spring 1991.
  • Colloquium chairman for 5 years at the University of Connecticut, 1986-1991.
  • A member in the Department Head Search Committee, Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, 1990.


Service in Professional Organizations

National Science Foundation:
  • a reviewer and a panelist to NSF.


Assessment Panel:
  • A member of the assessment panel for the Computer Science Department, Louisiana State University, April 2nd- April 4th, 2003.
  • ssessment of CS department, University of Vermont, April 2007


Journal Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Computers and Their Applications, 2001-2007
  • Associate Editor, Computing Letters, 2004-present.
  • Associate Editor of the SIMULATION Journal for Hardware Engineering. June 1992-2002.
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal on Computers and Their Applications, 1994-2001.


Officer in Professional Organization

  • Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Computers and Their Applications, 2001-2007.
  • Associate Editor, Computing Letters, 2004-present.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal on Software Engineering, 2007-present
  • Associate Editor of the SIMULATION Journal for Hardware Engineering. June 1992-2002.
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal on Computers and Their Applications. March 1994-2001.
  • Editorial board member, the International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Information Sciences
  • Editorial board member, the International Journal of Software Architectures (IJSA).
  • Editorial board member, the International Journal of Software Engineering (IJSE).
  • President, the International Journal on Computers and Their Applications, 2008-present.
  • President-Elect and Co-Founder, .American Arab Engineers & Scientists Society, 2002-2006
  • Honorary member, Arab Healthy Water Association Abroad Advisors, October 2004-2006
  • Chair, AAESS, Students Mentor Committee, 2002-present
  • Member of ISCA Board of Directors, 2004-present
  • The chairman of the IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation, 1995-1999.
  • The Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Computers and Their Applications, March 1995-1999.
  • The Conference Coordinator and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Computers and Their Applications, March 1992-March 1995.


Conference Chairman and Steering Committees

  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Tunisia, July 2009.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Bosnia, December 2008.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Portugal, July 2008.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Egypt, December 2007.
  • General Chair, the 20th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Las Vegas, USA, September 2007.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Portugal, July 2007.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Canada, August 2006.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Greece, December 2005.
  • General Chair, the 18th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Las Vegas, USA, September 2005.
  • Co-General Chair, the 10th IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2005, Spain.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Italy, December 2004.
  • Member of the steering committee, the IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2003-present.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Germany, December 2003.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Turkey, July 2003.
  • Chairman, the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Morocco, December 2002.
  • Member of the steering committee, the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, 2000-present.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Italy, July 2002.
  • The registration & finance chair, the 1st IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Egypt, December 2001.
  • Member of the steering committee and the registration & finance chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Tunis, July 2001.
  • The general chairman of the 13th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Las Vegas, August 2000.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, France, July 2000.
  • Registration & Finance Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Sharm Al-Shiekh, Egypt, July 1999.
  • Registration & Finance Co-Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Athens, Greece, July 1998.
  • The chairman of the Parallel & Distributed Computing steering committee, the International Society of Computers and Their Applications, March 1992-1999.
  • Registration & Finance Co-Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Alexandria, Egypt, July 1997.
  • A program co-chairman of the 8th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Orlando, Florida, September 20, 1995.
  • An associate chairman of one of the five streams of the 7th International Conference on Computing and Information, Toronto, Canada, May 1995.
  • Registration & Finance Co-Chair, the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Alexandria, Egypt, July 1995.
  • An associate chairman of one of the five streams of the 6th International Conference on Computing and Information, Toronto, Canada, May 1994.
  • Program chairman of the 4th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Washington, D.C., October 8-11 1991.
  • Program chairman of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, New York, October 10-12 1990.
  • Program chairman of the International Conference on Intelligent Distributed Processing, Fort Lauderdale, Florida December 13-15, 1989.
  • Short papers coordinator and a program committee member for the 1989 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 1989. I also built the database system required for this conference.


Conference Session Chairman

  • The Inter. Conference on Computers and Their Applications, Cancun, Mexico, April 2008.
  • The Int. Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Las Vegas, September 2007.
  • The Inter. Symposium on Computers and Communication, Aveiro, Portugal, July 1-4, 2007
  • The Inter. Conference on Computers and Their Applications, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2007.
  • The IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Canada, August 2006.
  • The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communication, Italy June 2006.
  • The International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, San Francisco, March 2006.
  • The third IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Greece, December 2005.
  • The International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, New Orleans, Louisiana March 2005.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and System Conference, San Francisco, September 2004.
  • The third IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Germany, December 2003.
  • The International Conference on Computer Application in Industry, San Diego, November 2002.
  • The International Conference on Computers and its Applications, San Francisco, April 2002.
  • The International Conference on Computers & Their Applications, Seattle, Washington, March 2001
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and System Conference, Las Vegas, August 2000.
  • The International Conference on Computers & Their Applications, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2000.
  • The International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Boston, Mass., June 11-13, 1997.
  • The International Conference on Computers & Their Applications, Tempe, Arizona, March 1997.
  • The Second IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Amman, Jordan, December 1995.
  • The International Conference on Computer Applications in Engineering and Medicine, Indianapolis, March 15-17, 1995.
  • The International Conference on Computers and Their Applications in Modeling, Simulation and Design, Long Beach, California, March 17-19, 1994.
  • The 6th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Louisville, Kentucky, October 14-16, 1993.
  • The 5th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Pittsburgh October 1-3, 1992.
  • The Twenty First Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, May 3-4, 1990.
  • The Twentieth Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, May 4-5, 1989.
  • The International Conference on Computer Applications in Design, Simulation and Analysis, Reno, Nevada, February 22-24, 1989.


Conference Program Committee Member

  • The 4th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2005.
  • The 2005 High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPC&S), 2005.
  • Second International Workshop on Biomedical Computations on the Grid(BioGrid), Apr. 19-22, 2004 held in conjunction with
  • the 4-th IEEE/ACM Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and System Conference, Reno, August 2003.
  • The 2004 High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPC&S), 2004.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Louisville, Kentucky, September 2002.
  • A member of the program committee, the International Conference on Computers and its Applications, San Francisco, April 2002.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Dallas, Texas, August 2001.
  • A member of the program committee, the International Conference on Computers and its Applications, Seattle, Washington, March 28-30, 2001.
  • The International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Canada, July 2000.
  • The International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1999.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, August 1999.
  • The International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Reno, Nevada, July 19-22, 1999.
  • A member of the program committee, The International Conference on Computers and Communication, Phoenix, Arizona, March 1999.
  • The International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1998.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Chicago, Illinois, September 1998.
  • The International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Reno, Nevada, July 19-22, 1998.
  • A member of the program committee, The International Conference on Computers and Communication, Phoenix, Arizona, March 1998.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1997.
  • The International Conference on Computers & Their Applications, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1997.
  • The International Conference on Computers & Their Applications, Tempe, Arizona, March 1997.
  • The International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, DiJoin, France, September 1996.
  • The International Conference on Computers and Communication, Phoenix, Arizona, March 1996.
  • The Second IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Amman, Jordan, December 1995.
  • The International Symposium on Applied CORPORATE Computing, Mexico 1995.
  • The International Conference on Computer Applications in Engineering and Medicine, Indianapolis, March 15-17, 1995.
  • The International Symposium on Applied CORPORATE Computing, Mexico 1994.
  • The 7th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 1994.
  • The International Conference on Computers and Their Applications in Modeling, Simulation and Design, Long Beach, California, March 17-19, 1994.
  • The International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, Hawaii, December 1993.
  • The 6th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Louisville, Kentucky, October 14-16, 1993.
  • The International Symposium on Applied Computing, Monterrey, Mexico 1993.
  • The 5th International Conference on Computing and Information, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, May 1993.
  • The 5th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Systems Processing, Pittsburgh October 1-3, 1992.
  • The International Workshop on Parallel Computing, Trani, Italy, September, 1991.
  • The International Conference on Computer Applications in Design, Simulation and Analysis, New Orleans, March 5-7, 1990.