Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut (1983)
M.S. Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut (1981)
B.Sc. Mathematics, Ain Shams University (1975)
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Cairo University (1973)
Research Interests: Real-time systems; networking; big analytics; high performance computing; performance engineering.
Professor Ammar’s current research pertains to hierarchical performance modeling. He is studying techniques to evaluate sequential and distributed systems have been investigated. Results were integrated in Hierarchical Performance Modeling System (HPMS) to provide a general-purpose methodology to support the development of the performance-oriented software applications including distributed objects and real-time systems. It provides quantitative performance assessment of an entire system comprising of hardware, software and communication. It assists the system developers to incorporate performance metrics very early in the design process. Techniques are used to evaluate and optimize developing efficient real-time parallel and distributed algorithms via restructuring, partitioning, allocation and scheduling.
Professor Ammar is also working on a project related to sensor deployment for an underwater sensor network. He is researching techniques to develop an efficient surface gateway deployment scheme specific for UWSNs under different operating conditions with coverage and connectivity constraints.