Akmal Younis


School of Engineering
Associate Professor
Faculty Profile


Teaching Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Concentration: Image Compression, Predictive Coding, and Medical Image Processing ,1998
Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Concentration: Digital Systems Design, Image Processing, ASIC Design,1991
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Concentration: Electronics and Computer Engineering,1986
Project Description:

ICT literacy for students in this course, which primarily focuses on Unix system
programming, must address not only the understanding/awareness of different types of
ICT tools and technologies but also the setup and configuration of some ICT tools in a
Unix server environment. Students who learn how to program and manage software in
a Unix system should also be able to manage the configuration of ICT tools in such an
environment. In order to serve both purposes for the students in the class, they will be
assigned the task of investigating different open source web logging (blogging)
platforms and make a choice of a platform that they like. Then, they will go through the
software installation, setup and configuration of the blogging platform. Finally, they will
use the blogging platform to document the different stages of the class project
development cycle from design, modular architecture to development and testing.
Another aspect of ICT literacy that will be explored in the course is the utilization of
interactive programming feedback about the course material as it is being presented,
similar to the multiple choice i‐Clicker. The questions that will be posed to the students
will involve understanding and modifying excerpts of program code for the purpose of
achieving a specific goal. The questions will be posted to the students’ accounts during
class through a handheld instructor device. Feedback from the student responses will be
used to influence the ongoing discussion and material presented in class.

FLC Course: EEN424 – Systems Programming