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Academic Appointments

Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science

University of Bridgeport. [Since 2/2010]

Named as Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Computer Science in recognition of extensive scholarly achievements and contributions to the fields of robotics, automation, sensing and computer vision, systems engineering, computer science, on-line engineering and engineering education. Unanimously approved by the University of Bridgeport Board of Trustees on February 26, 2010.

Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport. [Since 8/2000]

Teaching classes in information technology, operating systems, engineering economics and management of engineering projects, e-commerce project management, robotics, automation, manufacturing and sensing. Research on web-based automation and prototyping, sensing for advanced manufacturing, assembly, scheduling and rapid prototyping of parts and electromechanical systems, and web-based autonomous agents.

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport, by courtesy. [Since 8/2001]

Teaching classes and seminars in Robotics, Automation and Sensing. Performing research within the area of web-based virtual robot prototyping and manufacturing.

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport. Tenured in 1998. [9/95 - 8/2000]

Establishing a robotics, automation, and sensing track of classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research on tolerance representation and determination for inspection and manufacturing, internet-based tele-control of robotic manipulators, hybrid controllers for robotics and automation, and sensor-based distributed control schemes for mobile robots.

Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Utah. [2/92 - 8/95]

Research on reverse engineering and inspection, design and real-time control of electromechanical systems, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, object-oriented prototyping environments, CAD/CAM, robotics, and computation of manufacturing tolerances from sense data.

Manager, NSF CISE Infrastructure Award

Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Utah. [2/92 - 8/95]

Managing and co-coordinating the efforts of the different groups involved within the CISE computer-aided prototyping projects; including the Robot Prototyping Environment Project and the Reverse Engineering Project.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania. [12/91 - 2/92]

Research on uncertainty modeling, representing, controlling, and observing interactive robotic agents in unstructured environments.

Research Fellow

GRASP laboratory, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania. [6/89 - 12/91]

Research in vision and robotics on the recovery of 3-D shape from motion, static and dynamic camera calibration, target tracking with a moving camera and hybrid dynamic systems for observing and guiding moving agents and controlling and observing discrete event systems.

Teaching Fellow

Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania. [9/88 - 5/90]

Teaching undergraduate courses in Programming Languages (Fall'88), Computer Architecture and Organization (Spring'89) and two graduate courses in Theory of Computation (Fall'89) and Computer Architecture (Spring'90).

Graduate Student

Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania. [9/88 - 12/91]

Research in computer vision on the analysis of time-varying imagery and the determination of the optical flow, research in algorithms for parallel architectures, filtering algorithms for noise reduction in sense data, communication networks, control theory and in adaptive digital signal processing.

Mathematics Tutor

Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania. [9/88 - 5/90]

Tutoring undergraduate and graduate courses in Calculus, Modern Algebra, Algebra, Linear Algebra, Advanced Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations.

Seminar Organizer

School of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. [9/86 - 6/87]

Structured, organized and lectured two seminars on Models for Computational Complexity and Two - Dimensional Signal Processing: Low - Level Image Processing for engineers and engineering students.

Research Programmer

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Utah. [7/86 - 9/86 and 6/87 - 9/87]

Developing a paper-less document reviewing system by the customization of the GNU EMACS editing environment to contain 2 new modes for commenting and authorizing documents.

Research Assistant

Department of Computer Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. [6/85 - 8/85]

Doing numerical analysis for the computation of the singular value decomposition of a matrix with some applications related to linear control systems.