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Teaching Statement:


Training other individuals is an integral part of research. I enjoy teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and carry it out well. Moreover, I believe that to teach is to learn twice. In my opinion learning should be a uniform and continuous process with more student-teacher interaction. My goal as an instructor is to present relevant material as clearly as possible. I place a lot of emphasis on fundamentals and basic concepts and cover them in depth. I do not rush through my syllabus simply to cover all the topics. I focus on learning outcomes; I ask and expect for questions to be asked in order to resolve learning difficulties of students.

I recommend that students exercise their own powers of critical problem solving, creativity, analysis, and synthesis or data evaluation in even the most structured lectures. I insist that the students should keep abreast with present day technology. Developing skills with tools, concepts and designing are emphasized in my lectures. I motivate students to innovate on their own and contribute to the future technology. Hence I make working on a term-paper and mini-project a necessary part of my courses. I insist on hands-on approach. Consequently, much of my efforts in the courses I teach are directed towards developing a hands-on laboratory component that is tightly integrated with the lectures. As part of my teaching, I offer alternative methods to facilitate student learning: (1) open office hours, (2) using power-point presentations, (3) conducting examinations uniformly distributed over the semester, (4) conducting regular quizzes and homework, (5) maintaining a course home page, (6) maintaining a class mailing list, (7) assigning students to write a term paper and to do a term-project, and (8) in-class problem solving. Before testing the students, I expose them to concepts three times: once in the lecture via examples, a second time via homework assignments and a third time via a laboratory or programming project.

I have successfully used this paradigm in both graduate and undergraduate courses. All the courses I have developed are an integral part of the computer engineering curriculum and have served the need of a large diversity of students. In multiple years, I received Honors Day recognition as an inspirational faculty at the UNT. I have also received UNT Provost's Thank a Teacher recognition for multiple years. I was nominated for the J. H. Shelton Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of North Texas. I received the University of South Florida Provost's certificate of recognition for outstanding performance as a graduate teaching assistant for two consecutive years, 2002 and 2003. I have advised dozens of graduate students on their Ph.D. dissertations and M.S. theses. I advised the first Ph.D. dissertation and the first 3 M.S. theses in VLSI at UNT. I have also been a research mentor for dozens of undergraduate and Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) students. My Amazon best-seller book titled ``Nanoelectronic Mixed-Signal System Design'', published by McGraw-Hill in 2015, is a textbook for senior undergraduate to graduate students. My students regularly receive outstanding student awards at UNT. In addition, it is a pleasure to note that at 2014 UNT Honors day, 3 of my students were selected as outstanding students for each of the CSE doctoral, computer engineering Masters, and computer engineering Bachelors categories, respectively. My course enrollment is always very strong. My teaching evaluation is always excellent. A detailed list of courses that I have taught is given in the following Table, which also includes a few courses that I have assisted in delivering.



Table 1: A list of courses that I have taught or currently teaching.
Serial No. Semester Course Class Size Course Level Institute
77 Spring 2016 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 35 Graduate UNT
76 Spring 2016 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 05 Undergraduate UNT
75 Fall 2015 CSCE 6731 : Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems 15 Graduate UNT
74 Fall 2015 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 25 Graduate UNT
73 Fall 2015 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 05 Undergraduate UNT
72 Spring 2015 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 35 Graduate UNT
71 Fall 2014 CSCE 6731 : Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems 12 Graduate UNT
70 Fall 2014 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 38 Graduate UNT
69 Fall 2014 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 03 Undergraduate UNT
68 Spring 2014 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
67 Spring 2014 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
66 Fall 2013 CSCE 6933 : Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems 12 Graduate UNT
65 Fall 2013 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
64 Fall 2013 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
63
Spring 2013CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design15 GraduateUNT
62
Spring 2013CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design15UndergraduateUNT
61
Fall 2012 CSCE 6933 : Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems 15 Graduate UNT
60
Fall 2012 CSCE 5933 : Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems 15 Undergraduate UNT
59
Fall 2012 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
58
Fall 2012 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
57
Spring 2012 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
56
Spring 2012 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
55
Fall 2011
CSCE 6933 : Advanced Topics in VLSI Systems 15 Graduate UNT
54
Fall 2011 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 20
Graduate UNT
53
Fall 2011 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 10
Undergraduate UNT
52Spring 2011CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design15 GraduateUNT
51Spring 2011CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design15UndergraduateUNT
50 Fall 2010 CSCE 6730 : Advanced VLSI Systems 15 Graduate UNT
49
Fall 2010 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
48
Fall 2010 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
47
Spring 2010 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
46
Spring 2010
CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15
Undergraduate
UNT
45
Fall 2009 CSCE 6730 : Advanced VLSI Systems 15 Graduate UNT
44
Fall 2009 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
43
Fall 2009 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
42 Spring 2009 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
41
Spring 2009
CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15
Undergraduate
UNT
40
Spring 2009
CSCE 2610 : Computer Organization 15
Undergraduate
UNT
39 Fall 2008 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
38
Fall 2008
CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15
Undergraduate
UNT
37
Spring 2008
CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15
Graduate
UNT
36
Spring 2008
CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15
Undergraduate UNT
35
Spring 2008
CSCE 2610 : Computer Organization 15
Undergraduate
UNT
34
Fall 2007
CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15
Graduate
UNT
33
Fall 2007
CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15
Undergraduate UNT
32
Fall 2007 EENG 4710 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
31 Spring 2007 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 30 Graduate UNT
30 Spring 2007 CSCE 5610 : Computer System Architecture 15 Graduate UNT
29
Spring 2007 CSCE 4610 : Computer Architecture 15 Undergraduate UNT
28
Fall 2006 CSCE 6651 : Advanced VLSI Systems 30 Graduate UNT
27
Fall 2006 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 15 Graduate UNT
26
Fall 2006 CSCE 4730 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
25
Fall 2006 EENG 4710 : VLSI Design 15 Undergraduate UNT
24
Spring 2006 CSCE 5730 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 30
Graduate UNT
23
Fall 2005 CSCE 6651 : Advanced VLSI Systems 30 Graduate UNT
22
Spring 2005 CSCI 5330 : Digital CMOS VLSI Design 30 Graduate UNT
21
Fall 2004 CSCI 5330 : Digital System Design with VHDL 15 Graduate UNT
20
Fall 2004 CSCI 4330 : Digital System Design with VHDL 15 Undergraduate UNT
19
Fall 2003 CDA 4203-001 : Computer System Design 45 Undergraduate USF
18
Summer 2003 COT 4400-001 : Analysis of Algorithms 30 Undergraduate USF
17
Spring 2003 COT 4400-901 : Analysis of Algorithms 30 Undergraduate USF
16
Fall 2002 COT 4400-001 : Analysis of Algorithms 45 Undergraduate USF
15
Summer 2002 COT 4400-001 : Analysis of Algorithms 35 Undergraduate USF
14
Spring 2002 CIS 4930-003 : FPGA Design (Teaching Assistant) 30 Undergraduate USF
13
Spring 2002 CDA 4205-001 : Computer Architecture (Teaching Assistant) 50 Undergraduate USF
12
Fall 2001 CDA 4205-001 : Computer Architecture 50 Undergraduate USF
11
Summer 2001 COT 4400-001 : Analysis of Algorithms 45 Undergraduate USF
10
Spring 2001 CEN 4020-001 : Software Engineering (Teaching Assistant) 45 Undergraduate USF
09
Fall 2000 CDA 4205-001 : Computer Architecture 50 Undergraduate USF
08
Summer 2000 EEL 485-001: Data Structure (Teaching Assistant) 45 Undergraduate USF
07
Summer 2000 CIS 4930-001 : Application Development (Teaching Assistant) 30 Undergraduate USF
06
Spring 2000 CEN 4020-001 : Software Engineering (Teaching Assistant) 45 Undergraduate USF
05
Spring 2000 COT 4400-001 : Analysis of Algorithms (Teaching Assistant) 45 Undergraduate USF
04
Spring 1996 Power System Design 35 Undergraduate OUAT
03
Spring 1996 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 35 Undergraduate OUAT
02
Fall 1995 Utilization of Electrical Energy 35 Undergraduate OUAT
01
Fall 1995 Power System Operation and Control 35 Undergraduate OUAT

Last updated on 17 Jan 2016 (Sun)
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