"I recommend open-access publication because it give the authors the maximum possible exposure of their work within the academic community and promotes the sharing of research and ideas to the widest possible audience."
How did you gain interest in XML technology?
My interest in this field is due to a project on the banking sector. The problem was the replication between different and heterogeneous systems for reconciliation and generation of a unified report. The complexity of data transfer or import export technique, which is an old method, is a danger because the probability to loss data is high. My solution was to develop software solution and to use XML as interface between 4 systems using ORACLE, DB2, SQL SERVER and Sybase as databases. The large and suitable data types of XML language facilitate the compatibility between these systems and lead to a minimization of losing data.
What trend do you foresee in XML technology?
I believe that XML is an essential technology that will be used widely in the future and in many fields like: Database replication, Database backup, Data warehouse, security, and in any well structured format.
What did you investigate in your last publication?
As I recently moved to a new University with a new culture and environment, I was interested to search and to learn some teaching methodologies and I published a paper in an IEEE conference titled: "Performance Evaluation of Using Excel to Study Calculus", where I studied the effect on the students grades of using Microsoft Excel to teach calculus for different majors (business, engineering, etc). The statistical result of my study showed clearly the improvement on the student's grades if we use excel rather than the traditional method of teaching.
What was your most successful moment?
The most successful moment happen when my book "Exact probability density function using multivariate transformation: Applied to static and dynamic stochastic mechanical system
" was published.
What topics have you been teaching so far?
I have a medium experience of teaching in universities for both undergraduate and graduate levels. I have lectured many courses like numerical methods, calculus, XML technologies, advanced programming, cryptography.
What are the current research projects you are working on?
The current project is to design and implement XLink. XLink is an XML markup language and W3C specification that provides methods for creating internal and external links within XML documents, and associating metadata with those links. The goal of this project is to propose a clear and new design of XLink based on the W3C recommendations then to implement this design in the internet browser.
What is your feeling about open-access publication? Do you recommend it?
I recommend open-access publication because it give the authors the maximum possible exposure of their work within the academic community and promotes the sharing of research and ideas to the widest possible audience.
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