Ali, Muhammad, D.Sc.


CURRICULUM VITA

ADDRESS: Room 100, Brimmer Hall, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088

TELEPHONE: Office: 334-727-8159

EDUCATION

  • D Sc. (Computer Science) George Washington University, USA                        
  • M Sc. (Electronic Equipment Design) Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK                   
  • B.E. (Avionics) National University of Science & Technology, Pakistan 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • UPCRC Illinois Summer School on Multicore Programming - 2009
  • 9th Annual CERIAS Information Security Symposium, Purdue University - 2008
  • Beyond Face-to-Face Instruction to Blended and Online Instruction, Oakwood University - 2007
  • Midwest Grid Computing Workshop, University of Chicago, Illinois - 2007
  • Case-Studies in Science Workshop, State University of New York at Buffalo - 2006
  • Workshop on Social & Ethical Issues in Information Assurance, Purdue University - 2005
  • Microsoft Academic Days at the MIT, MIT, Boston, MA - 2005
  • Information Assurance Education Graduate Certificate Program, Purdue University - 2004
  • CERIAS/CISCO Network Security Boot camp for Professors, Purdue University - 2004
  • Wireless LAN Security Workshop, New York - 2003
  • Information Security Curriculum Development Workshop, Kennesaw State University - 2003
  • Supercomputing 2003 Education Program at SC2003 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona - 2003
  • Incorporating Computational Science Tools and Techniques into Undergraduate Courses, Workshop, July 20-23, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama - 2003
  • Critical Thinking Workshop, Tuskegee University - 2002

EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama 2005-
  • Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama 2001-2005
  • Center Director and Head of Faculty, Beaconhouse-Informatics, Pakistan 1999-2000
  • Head, Dept. of Electrical Engr, Ripah University, Pakistan 1997-1999
  • Assoc. Prof., Electrical Engr, National University of Science & Tech, Pakistan 1995-1997
  • Director of Air Defense Automation Systems Maintenance 1994-1995
  • Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Avionics, NUST, Pakistan 1989-1994
  • Team Leader, process control software development 1979-1984
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Avionics, NUST, Pakistan 1978-1979

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ali, M., Development of Bioinformatics Foundational Courses in Undergraduate Curricula, International Conference on Frontiers in Education, July 2012
  2. Ali, M., Development of a Course Sequence for an Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Higher Education Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2012
  3. Ali, M., Jangum, D., The Development of a Security Engineering Course at Tuskegee
    University, The 2009 International Conference on Security and Management, July 2009.
  4. Dark, M., Epstein, R., Morales, L., Countermine, T., Ali, M., Yuan, Q., Rose, M., & Harter, N., "A Pedagogical Framework for Ethical Development". (2007) M. Quigley. Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security Idea Group.
  5. Melissa Dark, Richard Epstein, Linda Morales, Terry Countermine, Qing Yuan, Muhammad Ali, Matt Rose, Nathan Harter, "A Framework for Information Security Ethics Education", The 10th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, June 5-9, 2006
  6. Narang, H., Ali, M., Chen, C. H., "Developing an Information Assurance Track in Computer Science Curricula", ADMI 2005, Oct 13-15, 2005, Rincon, Puerto Rico.
  7. Khan, M. J., Ali, M., "Educating for the Out-sourcing and Out-sourced Workplace", ASEE Southeast Section Conference 2004, Apr 4-6, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  8. Ali, M., Khan, M. J., Nyatuame, D., "Parallel Processing Laboratory Experiments for Undergraduate Students", Journal of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education, pp 26-30, vol. 3, issues 3&4, July-December, 2002 
  9. Ali, M., "Development of a High Performance Computing Course, with Low Cost Infrastructure", The Symposium on Computing at Minority Institutions, pp 13-20, May 30th- June 2nd, 2002, Stetson University, Florida
  10. Murtuza, A., Ali, M., "Learning to Analyze Unstructured Systems Using Forster's A Passage to India", book chapter in Virtual Education: Cases in Learning & Teaching Technologies, edited by Dr. Fawzi Albalooshi, IRM Press, April 2003 ISBN: 193177739X
  11. Ali, M., and Helgert, H., "Performance Analysis of an Integrated Traffic Slotted Ring", Workshop on Factory Communications, at National Bureau of Standards, USA, Publication No. NBSIR 87-3516, pp. 271-276, Mar 17-18, 1987

TEACHING AREAS

  • Bioinformatics, Computer Networks, Information Security, Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Software Engineering, Digital Logic Design, Parallel Processing, Programming Languages

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Bioinformatics, Computer Networks, Information Security, High Performance Computing and related pedagogy

LANGUAGES

  • Programming Languages: C++, C, Java, MPI, FORTRAN 90/95, Pascal, Visual Basic

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member Sigma Xi
  • Member Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member IEEE

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding Faculty Performance Award for Research, Tuskegee University, 2004

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Senior Person, "Implementation Grant: Formulation of Multi-departmental, Multidisciplinary Concentrations at Tuskegee University" 2009-2014 
  2. CO-PI of proposal "Computing in life sciences through hands-on experience and case studies at  Tuskegee University", 2008
  3. CO-PI of "Collaborative Research: Electronic Testing Education, Research and Training Infrastructure", a research project in collaboration with Auburn University, funded by NSF, 2007.
  4. CO-PI of "Establishment of Information Security track in computer science at Tuskegee University", research funded by National Security Agency, 2006, two year grant, extended by another two years
  5. CO-PI of "The Establishment of Information Security Infrastructure for Education and Research at Tuskegee University, funded by National Science Foundation, 2003-2004
  6. Directing the STEM Summer Bridge Program 2006-2009. Taught problem-solving, critical thinking and programming, using simulation and modeling techniques in a new course CSCI 0105 in summer 2006. Will evaluate the impact of the new techniques on the performance of the program graduates. Component of the second HBCU-UP grant
  7. Developing a STEM Summer Bridge program for High School graduates intending to join Tuskegee University. The program is based on Simulation and Modeling techniques. Supported by the second HBCU-UP grant from NSF titled "Enhanced Communication and Collaboration among STEM Disciplines through Undergraduate Curriculum Development and Research, 2004-2009
  8. Development of Laboratory Experiments for High Performance Computing Course, Jan-May, 2002
  9. Development of High Performance Computing Course for Undergraduates, June-July 2001
  10. Installation, administration and utilization of High Performance Computing Cluster, July 2001

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Co-Chair of SESSION 1-SAM:    AUTHENTICATION + BIOMETRICS, with Dr. He Yongzhong, Beijing Jiaotong University,  July 13, 2009 (Monday); 03:20pm - 06:00pm, The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing
  • Co-Chair of SESSION 6-SAM:    PRIVACY ISSUES + INTRUSION DETECTION + ATTACK PREVENTION, with  Dr Francis Jayme Manning III, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA, July 15, 2009 (Wednesday); 12:40pm - 02:00pm, The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing
  • Co-chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science committee for management of Joint HBCU-UP Conference/3rd Annual Undergraduate Science and Engineering Conference (USEC), Tuskegee University, Nov 2002, and USEC Nov 2003
  • Advisor of student project titled "Low-Cost Dual-Operating System Computing Using Thin- Clients", which was awarded First Prize in Mathematics and Computer Science category, at 3rd Annual Undergraduate Science and Engineering Conference, Tuskegee University, Nov 2002
  • Attended NSF Institutional Infrastructure Workshop/Minority Institutions Infrastructure PI's Conference, Washington DC, July 23-24, 2001
  • Attended ACM SIGPLAN 2001 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation, Snowbird, Utah, June 2001
  • Conducted a five-day Faculty Refresher Workshop on Web Technologies, in collaboration with National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan, 2000 Councilor Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Council of Undergraduate Research, 2001 to 2005

GRADUATE THESIS ADVISOR

  • Said Muhammad (MS) 2004
  • Daniel Nyatuame (MS) 2003

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH ADVISOR

  • Wendell Jordan-Brangman 2002 (received First Prize at USEC 2002)
  • Brianca Moon 2003
  • Charles Murray 2004

 
SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY

  • Chair, Intellectual Contributions Committee 2008- 2009
  • Arranged Workshop on Grid Computing, 2008
  • Member of Faculty Senate 2003-2006, extended to 2007
  • Chair, Continuing Education and Outreach committee of the Faculty Senate 2004-2007
  • Chair, committee for revising the "Organization of the Faculty" section of the Faculty Handbook (completed)
  • Member of the Workshop preparation committee for "Workshop on Models for Interdisciplinary Curriculum/Research at the Undergraduate Level.", Feb 22nd, 2007
  • Poster session coordinator for 84th meeting of the Alabama Academy of Sciences, Feb 28th-2nd Mar, 2007
  • Requested for and received hardware and software from Xilinx Corporation for a Computer Architecture Laboratory, 2006
  • Arranged Workshop on Simulation and Modeling for Tuskegee University Faculty, conducted by Shodor Educational Foundation, 2006