Dr. Michael S. Skaff


         Dr. Skaff is Full Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at UDM.
         He received his doctorate in mathematics from UCLA in 1968. In addition,
         He received his BS in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1958 
         and his MS in mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1960. Dr. Skaff
         has published many journal articles and papers. These range from papers on 
         Vector Valued Orlicz spaces to applied regression analysis in the assessment 
         administration field. Dr. Skaff also worked in the aerospace industry for
         Hughes Aircraft Company as a senior staff mathematician prior to joining the
         University of Detroit Mercy.            

         He teaches three courses in terms I and II of the University schedule 
         but does not teach during the summer terms. 

 

Contact information:

Office E204 Telephone: (313) 993-3376 E-mail: skaffms@udmercy.edu
A message from Dr. Skaff
Being Successful

COURSES:

        CSC 449-Operating Systems                              CSC 464-Parallel Programming 
        MTH 4590-01-Math Modeling                              CSC 551-Parallel Programming 
        CSC 557-Software Engineering Project Management        CSC 564-Advanced Operating Systems 
        CSC 510-Algorithms and Tools in Software Engineering   MTH 1120-Math Analysis II 
        MTH 111-Math Analysis I                                CSC 457-Software Project Management  
        MED 5590-01-Math Modeling    

CSC 464

CSC 464 Parallel Programming

    TEXT BOOK:  "The Art of Parallel Programming" by  Bruce Lester,2nd edition  
                1st World Publishing 2006   ISBN 1595408398
    SCHEDULE: 3:30-4:45 pm  MW
    ROOM: E200
    Link to Syllabus:  CSC 464-551 Syllabus 
    Link to Textbook website and C* compiler:  C* Compiler download 
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
      PROJECTS: CSC 464 students are required to complete 1 project from Category A and 1 from B. (60%)     
                CSC 551 students are required to complete 2 projects from A and 1 from B.

      Category A projects: Project 1 or 2 on pp. 88-90, 144-146, 175-176, 215-218 
                           CSC 464 due date 2/18/09
                           CSC 551 due date 2/11/09
      Category B projects: Projects 1 or 2 or 3 on pp. 301-303 
                           Projects 1 or 2 or 3 on pp. 354-357 
                           Projects 1 or 2 on pp. 398-400 
                           CSC 464 and 551 due date 4/15/09
     Homework:    Assn   Page  Problems              Due Date               (30%)
                    1    52    3, 5                  Jan 14, 2009
                    2    91    4-8, 11, 13, 16, 20   Jan 28, 2009
                    3    118   3, 7, 9, 11           Feb 11, 2009
                    4    147   3, 6, 8, 10           Feb 25, 2009
                    5    176   1, 2, 9               Mar 11, 2009
                    6    218   3, 4, 10, 11, 12      Mar 25, 2009
                    7    261   1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 13     Apr 8, 2009

     NO CLASS: 01/19/09
     
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CSC 564

CSC 564 Advanced Operating Systems.

    TEXT BOOK:  "Operating Systems" by William Stallings   Prentice Hall
                 6th Edition 2009 ISBN 978-0-13-600632-9
    SCHEDULE: 5:10-6:25 pm MW
    ROOM E 200
    Link to Syllabus:  CSC 449-564 Syllabus 
    Link to Textbook webpage:  Textbook Web page 
    
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
       Projects: Assigned by Instructor (see Textbook web page)
       Homework: see Course Syllabus
       NO CLASS: 01/19/09
   
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CSC 449

CSC 449 Operating Systems.

    TEXT BOOK:  "Operating Systems" by William Stallings   Prentice Hall
                 6th Edition 2009 ISBN 978-0-13-600632-9
    SCHEDULE: 5:10-6:25 pm MW
    ROOM E 200
    Link to Syllabus:  CSC 449-564 Syllabus 
    Link to Textbook webpage:  Textbook Web page 
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
      Projects: Assigned by Instructor (see Textbook web page)
      Homework: see Course Syllabus
      NO CLASS: 01/19/09
   
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MTH 4590

CSC 4590 Mathematical Modeling.

    TEXT BOOK:  none
    SCHEDULE: 2-3:15pm MW
    Room: E239
    Link to Syllabus:  MTH 4590 Syllabus 
    
    
    
Assignments, Notes, and Important Dates
 Project 1 due: 02/17/10       project 2 due 04/21/10
 No Class: 01/18/10, 03/08/10 to 03/12/10                      
       
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MED 5590

MED 5590 Mathematical Modeling.

    TEXT BOOK:  none
    SCHEDULE: 2-3:15pm MW
    Room: E239
  Link to Syllabus:  MTH 5590 Syllabus 
     
    
Assignments, Notes, and Important Dates
 Project 1 due: 02/17/10       project 2 due 04/21/10
 No Class: 01/18/10, 03/08/10 to 03/12/10                      
     
    
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CSC 557

CSC 557 Software Engineering Project Management.

    TEXT BOOK:  "Information Technology Project Management" by K. Schwalbe
                6th Edition  Course technology  ISBN  978-0-324-78692-7
    SCHEDULE: 5:15-6:35pm  MW
    ROOM: E237
    Link to Syllabus:  CSC 557 Syllabus 
    
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
 
 Exam 1: 10/07/09    
 Exam 2: 11/04/09
 Exam 3: 12/03/09            See Syllabus for all other due dates for homework and projects                              
                      
       
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CSC 457

CSC 457 Software Project Management.

    TEXT BOOK:  "Information Technology Project Management" by K. Schwalbe
                6th Edition  Course technology  ISBN  978-0-324-78692-7
    SCHEDULE: 5:15-6:35pm  MW
    ROOM: E237
    Link to Syllabus:  CSC 457 Syllabus 
    
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
 
 Exam 1: 10/07/09    
 Exam 2: 11/04/09
 Exam 3: 12/03/09            See Syllabus for all other due dates for homework and projects                              
                      
       
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CSC 551

CSC 551 Parallel Programming

    TEXT BOOK:  "The Art of Parallel Programming" by  Bruce Lester,2nd edition  
                1st World Publishing 2006   ISBN 1595408398
    SCHEDULE: 3:30-4:45 pm  MW
    ROOM: E200
    Link to Syllabus:  CSC 464-551 Syllabus 
    Link to Textbook website and C* compiler:  C* Compiler download 
    
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
       PROJECTS: CSC 464 students are required to complete 1 project from Category A and 1 from B.     
                 CSC 551 students are required to complete 2 projects from A and 1 from B.
       Category A projects: Project 1 or 2 on pp. 88-90, 144-146, 175-176, 215-218 (only 1)
                           CSC 464 due date 2/18/09
                           CSC 551 due date 2/11/09
       Category B projects: Projects 1 or 2 or 3 on pp. 301-303 (only 1)
                           Projects 1 or 2 or 3 on pp. 354-357 (only 1)
                           Projects 1 or 2 on pp. 398-400 (only 1)
                           CSC 464 and 551 due date 4/15/09
     Homework:    Assn   Page  Problems              Due Date               
                    1    52    3, 5                  Jan 14, 2009
                    2    91    4-8, 11, 13, 16, 20   Jan 28, 2009
                    3    118   3, 7, 9, 11           Feb 11, 2009
                    4    147   3, 6, 8, 10           Feb 25, 2009
                    5    176   1, 2, 9               Mar 11, 2009
                    6    218   3, 4, 10, 11, 12      Mar 25, 2009
                    7    261   1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 13     Apr 8, 2009
     NO CLASS: 01/19/09
     
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MTH 1120

MTH 1120 Math Analysis II

    TEXT BOOK:  "Brief Calculus:An Applied Approach" by  E. Larson
                Houghton-Mifflin,8th Edition, 2009   ISBN 0-618-95847-9 / 978-618-95847-4
    SCHEDULE: 2:00-3:15 pm  MW
    ROOM: E237
    Link to Syllabus:  MTH 1120-02 Syllabus 
                       MTH 1120-03 Syllabus  
    Link to Schedule:  MTH 1120-02 Schedule  
                       MTH 1120-03 Schedule  
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
   Homework due dates: see attached schedule in syllabus
   Exam booklets due: 01/20/10   Exam 1: 02/08/2010        Project 1: 02/01/2010
                                 Exam 2: 03/17/2010        Project 2: 03/01/2010
                                 EXAM 3: 04/14/2010        Project 3: 03/29/2010
                                 FINAL EXAM (mth 1120-02): Thursday 12/29/2010  11:00 am to 12:50 pm                                 
                                 FINAL EXAM (mth 1120-03): Monday 12/26/2010  5:00 - 6:50pm.  
       
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MTH 1110

MTH 1110 Math Analysis I

    TEXT BOOK:  "College Algebra" by  R. Larson,R. Hostetler
                Houghton-Mifflin,7th Edition, 2007   ISBN 0-618-64310-9 / 978-0-618-64310-3
    SCHEDULE: section 01 11:00-11:50 am  MWF; section 03 12:00-12:50 pm MWF
    ROOM: E237
    Link to Syllabus Section 01:  MTH 1110-01 Syllabus 
    Link to Syllabus Section 03:  MTH 1110-03 Syllabus 
Assignments, Notes,and Important Dates
   Homework due dates: see attached schedule in syllabus
   Exam booklets due: 09/21/09   Exam 1: 10/05/2009        Project 1: 09/28/2009
                                 Exam 2: 11/02/2009        Project 2: 10/26/2009 
                                 EXAM 3: 12/02/2009        Project 3: 11/16/2009
                                 FINAL EXAM (mth 1110-01: Wednesday 12/16/2009  11:00-12:50 pm                                 
                                 FINAL EXAM (mth 1110-03: thursday 12/17/2009  11:00-12:50 pm   
       
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