Service

Last updated on March 3, 2012

I have been very active in participating in university governance activities at all levels. I have also played leadership roles and have held offices for the IEEE Computer Society which is one of the largest and most prestigious computing societies for professionals and academicians. I received two plaques from the IEEE Computer Society in recognition of my service to the society and profession. Additionally, I have participated in several professional activities at the international level.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (UNF, CCEC, and SoC)

  • Member, UNF's Research Committee, 2011-2012.
  • Member, United Faculty of Florida’s Sabbatical Selection Committee, 2010-2012.
  • Chair, UNF’s Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Selection Committee, 2010-2011.
  • Advisor, IEEE-Computer Society Students’ Branch, 2006-present.
  • Member, UNF’s General Education Council, 2010-2011.
  • Member, UNF’s Interdisciplinary Council, 2008-2009.
  • Member, UNF’s Middle East Council, 2008-present.
  • Member, UNF’s Nominations and Elections Committee, 2004-2005.
  • Member, CCEC Dean’s Search Committee, 2008-2009.
  • Member, CCEC’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Selection Committee, 2010-2011.
  • Member, CCEC’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Selection Committee, 2007-2008, and 2010-2011.
  • Member, CCEC’s Computing Resources Committee, 2003-2004, and 2004-2005.
  • Member, CCEC’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award Selection Committee, 2003.
  • Reviewer and paper sponsor, first, second, and third CCEC Symposium and Carrier Show Cases.
  • Chair, SoC’s Computing Resources Committee, 2003-2005 and 2011-2012.
  • Chair, SoC Computer Systems Control Coordinator’s Search Committee, 2004.
  • Member, SoC’s Graduate Committee, 2007-present.
  • Member, SoC’s Third Year P&T Appraisal Committee, 2010-2011.
  • Member, SoC’s Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2008-2010.
  • Member, SoC’s Graduate Director Search, 2007.
  • Member, SoC’s Faculty Search Committee, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003.
  • Member, SoC’s Computing Resources Committee, 2000-2003 and 2009-2010.
  • Member, SoC’s Scholarship Selection Committee, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2010-2011.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Chair, IEEE Computer Society, Jacksonville Section (2004-2009).
  • Secretary, IEEE, Jacksonville Section.
  • Co-organizer, the 74th SQL Saturday, Jacksonville, FL, April 30, 2011.
  • Co-organizer, the 38th SQL Saturday, Jacksonville, FL, May 8, 2010.
  • Co-organizer, the 15th SQL Saturday, Jacksonville, FL, May 2, 2009.
  • Co-organizer, the 3rd SQL Saturday, Jacksonville, FL, May 3, 2008.
  • Co-organizer, the 7th Annual Jacksonville Code Camp, Jacksonville, FL, Aug 27, 2011.
  • Co-organizer, the 6th Annual Jacksonville Code Camp, Jacksonville, FL, Aug 28, 2010.
  • Co-organizer, the 5th Annual Jacksonville Code Camp, Jacksonville, FL, Aug 29, 2009.
  • Member, Program Committee, the 24th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA 2009), New Orleans, LA, 2009.
  • Member, Program Committee, the 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, 2008.
  • Member of the International Program Committee of the 16th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, 2007.
  • Member, Program and Organizing Committee, 2004 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, 2004.
  • Member, Program and Organizing Committee, International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, 2004.
  • Member, Program and Organizing Committee, International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications, 2004.
  • Session chair, “Biologically Inspired Robotics,” the 7th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, Jacksonville, FL, 2007.
  • Session chair, “Genetic Algorithms,” the 7th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, Jacksonville, FL, 2007.
  • Session chair, “Multimedia Systems, DSP, and Image Processing Techniques,” Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems Conference, Louisville, KY, 2002.
  • Session chair, “Java Applications,” Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, FL, 2000.
  • Reviewer, ISCA 24th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, CATA 2009.
  • Reviewer, Elsevier’s Journal of Network and Computer Applications.
  • Reviewer, Elsevier’s Journal of Systems and Software.
  • Reviewer, Springer's Journal of Supercomputing.
  • Reviewer, the Computer Journal, Oxford University Press.
  • Reviewer, for the 8th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics.
  • Reviewer, International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS), by the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA).
  • Reviewer, International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS), by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED).
  • Host, many technical sessions for the IEEE Computer Society.
  • Participant, the Teacher In Service Training Program (TISP). The program was designed to explore ways of promoting Science and Engineering amongst high school students through reaching out to science teachers. The program training was sponsored by IEEE Region III.
  • Session chair, “Multimedia Systems, DSP, and Image Processing Techniques”, Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems Conference, Louisville, KY, 2002.
  • Session chair, “Java Applications”, Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, FL, 2000.

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Consultant, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Egypt, 2010.
  • Member, board of experts for innovation, the Information Technology Institute (ITI), Cairo, Egypt, 2010.
  • Member, the Advisory Board of The Center of Excellence in Cloud Computing, the Information Technology Institute (Assiut Branch), Egypt, 2010.
  • Reviewer, the 2011 International Conference and workshop on Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT’11), Dubai, UAE, 2011.
  • Reviewer, the 2009 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2009.
  • Reviewer, the 2009 International Conference and workshop on Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT’09), Dubai, UAE, 2009.
  • Member, Program Committee, the 2011 International Conference and workshop on Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT’11), Dubai, UAE, 2011.
  • Member, Program Committee, the 2009 International Conference and workshop on Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT’09), Dubai, UAE, 2009.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Member, the International Advisory Board, San Jose Episcopal Day School, 2007-2008.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Al-Furqan Academy, 2006.
  • Co-Founder, TopChoice Academy Charter School. Duval County School Board did not approve the application.
  • Participated as a panelist in a panel session titled “Faces of Islam.” The session was organized by the Center of Multicultural Affairs and the International Center of University of North Florida in the wake of September 11 tragedies. I received a formal “thank you” letter from the organizers. The session was highlighted twice by the campus newspaper, “The Spinnaker.”