Dr. Ahmed Kamel
Professor of Computer Science and Management Information Systems
MBA, North Dakota State University, 2013
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Michigan State University, 1994
M.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Cairo University, 1988
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, 1985
Professor Kamel’s research interests are in artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems. His past research has been diverse in the area of knowledge-based systems: He worked in the representation of physical devices, in software support for engineering design, and in the integration of linked problem-solving agents. His interests also include the social impact of computers and their applications. He has published many articles in these areas in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has also been an invited speaker at several national and international events.
Professor Kamel believes that the best teaching tool is for the teacher to be a positive role model for the students. Accordingly, as a teacher, he is always seeking opportunities for learning new information. He shares new and current information with students as a way to motivate them to pursue further knowledge on their own. Accordingly, he makes it a goal to share with upper-level classes part of his readings from the scholarly literature at least a few times every semester. He also incorporates research aspects to expose students to the research tools they will need for success after their graduation whether they choose to join the work force or pursue further studies. Fields that are constantly evolving like computer science and management information systems necessitate that students must have these skills in order for them to keep their knowledge current.