Work Address

  • Computer Science and Engineering Department
  • University of Connecticut
  • Storrs, CT 06269-2155
  • USA

Office Phone

  • (860)-486-5285


  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Computer Science, 1983
  • M.S. (Computer Science) 1981 University of Connecticut, USA
  • B.S. (Mathematics) 1975 Ein Shams University, Egypt
  • B.S. (Electrical Engineering) 1973 Cairo University, Egypt

Work Experience 

2009-present Director of the International Academic Partnerships
1998- present Department Head, the Computer Science and Engineering Dept., University of Connecticut
1998- present Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
1992 – 98 Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
1995 – 96 Visiting Associate Processor, Computer Science Dept., The American University in Cairo, 1995-1996 (on sabbatical leave from the University of Connecticut)
1987 – 92 Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
1985 – 87 Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engr, University of Connecticut
1984 – 85 Assist. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
1984 – 85 Systems Division Senior Analyst, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
1984 – 85 Visiting Assistant Professor, The American University, Department of Public Service, Cairo, Egypt
Fall 1983 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, USA
1979 – 83 Research Assistant and Lecturer, University of Connecticut, USA
1973 – 77 Assistant Lecturer of Mathematics, Cairo University, Egypt

Research Interests

  • Software Performance Engineering, High Performance Computing, Real-time Systems, Parallel and Distributed Computing

Professional Societies

  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (Senior Member & former chairman of the Technical Committee on Simulation)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (Voting Member)
  • International Society on Computers and their Applications (ISCA) (President, former editor-in-chief of IJCA journal and a current member of the board of directors)
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Recognition and Merit Awards 

  1. Honor students fellowship from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, 1968-1973.
  2. Predoctoral fellowship from University of Connecticut every semester during the period from Fall 1980 to Spring 1983.
  3. Dissertation fellowship from University of Connecticut, Summer 1983.
  4. A recognition certificate from the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society.
  5. Included in the Who is Who in the American Education.
  6. Included in the Who is Who in the American Science and Engineering.
  7. The School of Engineering Teaching Award, University of Connecticut, 2001