Adnan El-Nasan


Adnan El-Nasan, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Computer & Information Science




Dion 302F


2003Rensselaer Polytechnic InstitutePhD in Computer and System Engineering
1995Rochester Institute of TechnologyMSc in Computer Engineering
1988Jordan University of Science and TechnologyBS in Electrical Engineering


  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Information Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Advanced Computer Systems





Topology of computer networks. Physical transmission. Error handling. Protocols. Satellite, packet radio, and local networks. Network interconnection. Security. Applications of computer networks.

In depth treatment of current computer systems, with performance issues at the center of an analytical approach. The course explores operating system software and the interrelation between architecture and system software. Advanced topics of compiling, assembly, linking and loading of high-level language software are included. The course treats mechanisms of IO and the memory hierarchy, various features of traditional machines, advanced features of modern machines such as RISC and multi-processor machines, and file systems and networked and distributed systems such as inter- and intra-nets. Throughout, performance issues are at the center of an analytical approach.


Online and Continuing Education Courses

The methodologies of operating systems design and implementation. Concurrency, synchronization, process communication, switching control, deadlocks, implementation of dynamic structures, design of operating systems modules and interfaces, system security and integrity, and system updating and documentation are also studied.
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Research interests

  • Operating System Optimization and Security
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, Forensics and Reverse Engineering
  • Innovation and Commercialization in Emerging Economies