Mr. Nasseef Abukamail

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Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Over the years how many different courses have you taught?
I have taught more than 15 different courses.

What is your favorite course to teach at Rio…and why?
My favorite course to teach is Communication and Networking. I have always been interested in the subject.

In your discipline (i.e., biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, math, etc.).  what individual (or two or three) would you most like to spend a day with so you could pick their brain?  (you can choose someone no longer walking the planet…)
Linus Torvalds (Creator of the Linux Operating System and strong supporter of Open Source software)

What is your favorite food?
I like all kind of different foods.

What is your favorite all-time movie (or two)?
The Godfather (drama), My Cousin Vinny  (Comedy)

What is your favorite hobby/past-time activity?
Tennis.

If you were not a “blank” (as in a computer programmer), what would you like to do as a profession—disregarding whether it paid more or less than what you are making now?
Anything that involves travelling.

Describe the one aspect of teaching you like the least.  (Preparing exams and/or quizzes? Grading?  Preparing a syllabus?  Developing a new course?  Lectures?  Labs?  Other?)
Grading

How many years did it take you to earn your B.S. degree?
Four years.

What century did your earn your B.S. degree in?
20th Century.

What set of circumstances resulted in your becoming a computer science professional?
I just love the field.

If you could choose to live anywhere else on this planet (i.e., not counting Rio Grande), where would it be and why? 
Any place where there are lots of mountains.