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Qusay H. Mahmoud

Qusay H. Mahmoud is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Guelph in Canada. He has presented technical tutorials at international conferences worldwide. He has published two Java books: Distributed Programming with Java (Manning Publications), and Learning Wireless Java (O'Reilly) that have been translated into Korean, Czech, and Simplified Chinese. Qusay holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Middlesex University in England.


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The Sentilla Perk

Posted by qmahmoud on August 19, 2008 at 9:13 AM PDT

Over the past few years there has been quite a lot of interest in wireless sensors and the applications of this technology in a variety of areas (e.g. environment, bridge control, etc). Researchers have been experimenting with platforms such as the TinyOS (known as the Berkeley Mote) in which applications are written in NesC.

Teaching Mobile Computing to Generation C

Posted by qmahmoud on August 14, 2008 at 2:06 PM PDT

Over the past two years (starting in Fall 2006) I have integrated mobile devices, such as the BlackBerry, into my Computer Science courses. Janice J. Heiss has interviewed me about this work: Teaching Mobile Computing to Generation C. Any feedback is welcome. Q.

Highlights from O'Reilly Open Mobile Exchange (OMX) at OSCON2008

Posted by qmahmoud on July 22, 2008 at 7:46 AM PDT

I have attended the O'Reilly Open Mobile Exchange (OMX), which is a one-day event organized for the first time as part of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON2008). I came to OSCON primarily for OMX and I am glad I did -- it was a wonderful event full of useful information -- many thanks to the organizers and speakers.

O'Reilly Open Mobile Exchange

Posted by qmahmoud on July 9, 2008 at 11:57 AM PDT

OSCON 2008

The 10th O'Reilly Open Source Convention will take place between July 21-25 in Portland, Oregon.

Hybrid Apps with JavaFX

Posted by qmahmoud on May 6, 2008 at 11:41 AM PDT

I have attended the General Session this morning. Several applications were demoed showing the power of JavaFX.

Excitement in the Air for the CommunityOne Fair

Posted by qmahmoud on May 5, 2008 at 11:04 PM PDT

I am excited to be at JavaOne again this year, and I’ll be watching for interesting stuff around Java ME and Web Services. I arrived in San Francisco around noon and attended some of the afternoon sessions of CommunityOne – this year’s event is much bigger than the previous year and included many more concurrent sessions.

Faculty Summit on Mobile Devices in CS Education

Posted by qmahmoud on April 23, 2008 at 1:56 PM PDT

The Centre for Mobile Education Research (Univ. of Guelph) and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) are pleased to announce the first Faculty Summit on Mobile Devices in Computer Science (CS) Education.

This event is for faculty members interested in integrating mobile devices into their courses and across the CS curriculum.

Workshop on Mobile App Development at SIGCSE

Posted by qmahmoud on March 19, 2008 at 2:09 PM PDT

I have just returned from ACM SIGCSE (the 39th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education) which was held in Portland, Oregon.

Centre for Mobile Education Research

Posted by qmahmoud on February 27, 2008 at 1:54 PM PST

I haven't posted anything in my blog for the past six months not because I didn't have anything interesting happening in my life but rather I have been super busy with work!

Cognitive Networks

Posted by qmahmoud on August 20, 2007 at 12:31 PM PDT

I am delighted to announce the availability of my new edited book on "Cognitive Networks" that has just been published by Wiley.

With forewords by Joseph Mitola III and Sudhir Dixit.

From the back cover

Cognitive networks can dynamically adapt their operational parameters in response to user needs or changing environmental conditions.