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Athabasca University


Dr. Mahmoud Abaza

Associate Professor - School of Computing and Information Systems


Phone#: 17809025155

Toll-free Phone#: 8665003019

Education | Teaching Responsibilities | Academic Experience | Consultant Experience | Research Profiles and Interests | Publications | Research Supervision |


1988-1992         University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee                     USA

Ph.D Computer Engineering

1982-1984         Yarmouk Univeristy                                        Jordan

MSC Electrical Engineering-Computer

1975-1980         Tashkent Polytechnic Institute                          USSR

High Diploma (MSC)


Teaching Responsibilities

 COMP 315, COMP 318, COMP 374, and COMP 503


Academic Experience

1999-Now         Athabasca University                                    Canada

Associate Professor

1994-1999         University of United Arab Emirates                     UAE

Assistant Professor

1992-1994         Jordan University of Science and Technology Jordan

Assistant Professor

1988-1992         University of Wisconsin                                     USA

Lecturer and Research Assistant

1984-1988         Yarmouk University and JUST                         Jordan


1983-1984         University of Illinois at Urbana-Chmpaign            USA

Visiting Research Associate


Consultant Experience

   ·   Medical Software: Developed an integral hardware/software system for a hospital attached to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. The system tests human reaction to visible objects.

   ·   Real-time Software: Wrote a real time software to control running motors and acquiring data for Outboard Marine Company-USA.

      ·   Imaging : Wrote a driving software for a scanner  for Robert W. Bird Company-USA.

   ·   Assembly Language Programming and Microprocessors: Modified a graduate-level microprocessor installation for Yarmouk University .

   ·   System Management: Managed a VAX-750/VMS computer, in the University of Illinois.


Research Profiles and Interests

Distributed Operating Systems, Algorithms, Serious Games, and Computer Networks



  1. Mahmoud Abaza and Jacques Hébert. QoS MEDIA PROXY:ADAPTIVE INTER-DOMAIN QoS FOR VoIP-  MFC2010 conference .
  2. Mahmoud Abaza and Jacques Hébert , A NOVEL INTER-DOMAIN QoS FOR VoIP- Academy Publishers Journal.
  3. Mario Poier, Mahmoud Abaza The Influence of Network Convergence on VoIP : The 2010 Multi-Conference in Computer Science MULTICONF-10.
  4. Mahmoud Abaza and Daryl Allenby , VIRTUAL GREEN COMPUTING - Assessment of the potential for virtual computing environments, Computer Networks and Internet Research Journal, ICGST
  5. Mahmoud Abaza and Daryl Allenby, The effect of Machine Virtualization on the Environmental Impact of Desktop Environments,  The 2009 World Congress on Electronics and Electrical Engineering, WCEEENG’09, April 09.
  6. Mahmoud Abaza, “Employing a ROM-based Frequency Meter for Precise Tracking of Line Frequency”, ICGST International Journal on Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, ACSE,  2008, pp 1687-4811,  vol 08.
  7. Mahmoud Abaza and Ora Steyn, “Role Of Computer Serious Games in Education and Training”, SITE 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 3-7, 2008.
  8.  Mahmoud Abaza and Ora Steyn, , “Serious Games” at the 2007 Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education (WCCCE) in Kamloops, BC, May 3-5, 2007.
  9.  Mahmoud Abaza and Mansour I., “An Accurate Method for Measurement of Line Frequency using Read-Only Memory”, POWER AND ENERGY SYSTEMS ~ PES 2007 ~January 3 – 5, 2007
    Clearwater, Florida, USA
  10.  Robert C. Mulholland and  Mahmoud  Abaza, The Search and Rescue Mission Management System – an information system model for Canadian Inter-governmental cooperation, International Journal on Computer Network and Internet Research (CNIR) Journal, Vol. (6), issue (1), 2006
  11.  Mahmoud Abaza and Catherine Preston"Design And Evaluation  The 2006 International Conference On Internet Computing (ICOMP 2006), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26 - 29, 20006).
  12.  Mahmoud Abaza and  Thinlay Wangchuk, Wireless Application for Rural Access, Web Technologies, Applications, and Services,(WTAS 2005), July 4-6, 2005, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
  13.  Mahmoud Abaza and Warren Strange, Bringing JINI® to the Web, ICGST International Journal on Computer Networks and Internet Research, 2005, V1.
  14. Larbi Esmahi, Pete Holt, Hongxue Wang, Mahmoud Abaza: An essay in e-learning tools categorization, in Proceedings of the IASTED International conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, pp. 506-509, Cancun, Mexico, May 20-22, 2002.
  15. Holt, P. Abaza, M. and others: Toward a Multimedia Distributed Learning Environment, Proceedings of the seventh International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems(DMS 01), 32-41. 200
  16. Distance Education: An Ultimate Subject for Teachers and Students, Shata and Abaza Proceedings of SITE 2001 (Orlando Florida), March 2001.
  17. Efficient Data and Workload Balancing for Multikey sorting on Hypercube Multicomputers, Fellah A,;
  18. Abaza, M; Mammir A. pp 355-358.: Innsbruk, Austria. IASTED international confenrece; Networks parallel and distributed processing and applications symposium. 2001 Feb
  19. " On Multikey Sorting," International Journal Advances in Engineering Software, Abdelaziz Fellah, Allaoua Maamir, and Mahmoud Abaza,Vol. 31, no. 7, 2000, pp. 493-498.
  20. On Page Blocks in Distributed Virtual Memory Systems, Felah and Abaza, Proceedings of  IEEE Pacific Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM 1999),  Aug 1999.
  21. Distributed  Data Structures for Multikey Sorting, Felah, Abaza, and Mamir,  International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks,  Volume 2, Number 2, 1999.
  22. A Minimal Perfect Hashing Algorithm for Multikey, Abaza and Fellah Proceedings of  1999th  International
  23. Conference on Applied Informatics, Congress Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. Feb, 1999.
  24. FORTRAN99  , A book, Al-Basheer, Publishing Co., 1994.
  25. C++  With Scientific & Engineering Applications  , A book, Al-Basheer  Publishing, 1993.
  26. Distributed Virtual Memory in The CSMA/CD Environment,  Abaza and Felah Proceedings of the 1997th  IEEE conference PACRIM97, Victoria Canada.
  27. An Efficient Matrix-Based Multikey Sorting Algorithm in Distributed Systems, Abaza and Felah, Proceedings of the 9th ISTAED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing 1996, Chicago. Pp 87-90.
  28. Process Migration In Distributed Virtual Memory  Multicomputer Systems, Malkawi, Abaza and Knox,   Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference On System Science, 1993.
  29. Performance Evaluation Of Page Replacement And Page Out In Distributed Virtual Memory Systems, Malkawi, Abaza and Knox,   Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Symposium On Parallel And Distributed Processing, 1992.
  30. Paging Behavior in Distributed Virtual Memory Systems, Malkawi, Abaza and Knox, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference On Parallel Processing, 1992.
  31. Empirical Results  On the Dynamic Behavior Of Distributed Virtual Memory System,   Proceedings of the 5th ISMM International Conference On Parallel and Distributed Computing systems, 1992.
  32. Dynamic Page Distribution In Distributed Virtual Memory Systems,   Proceedings of the 4th  ISMM International Conference On Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems, 1991.

Research Supervision

Supervised a large number of Ms theses. Some of these  are :


  • Implementation of the contactless technology in banking     ATMs
  • The effect of machine virtualization on the environmental impact of desktop environments
  • Mobile Collaborative Information System using Distributed Database Architecture.
  • An investigation into, and implementation of, a low cost distributed parallel processing system to deliver scalable business benefits in high volume telephone call record costing for a small or medium sized enterprise
  •  Brining JINI to the Web.
  •  Wireless LAN application for Rural Access
  • PC & Computer Components Marketing & Services.
  •  Evaluation and design of a new Direct Numerical Control
  • Page Traffic Considerations in Distributed Virtual Memory Multicomputer Systems
  • On serious games.

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