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. 


CSC 449Operating Systems CSC 464Parallel Programming MTH 459001Math Modeling CSC 551Parallel Programming CSC 557Software Engineering Project Management CSC 564Advanced Operating Systems CSC 510Algorithms and Tools in Software Engineering MTH 1120Math Analysis II MTH 111Math Analysis I CSC 457Software Project Management MED 559001Math Modeling
CSC 464 Parallel Programming
TEXT BOOK: "The Art of Parallel Programming" by Bruce Lester,2nd edition 1st World Publishing 2006 ISBN 1595408398 SCHEDULE: 3:304:45 pm MW ROOM: E200 Link to Syllabus: CSC 464551 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. 8890, 144146, 175176, 215218 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. 301303 Projects 1 or 2 or 3 on pp. 354357 Projects 1 or 2 on pp. 398400 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 48, 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 
CSC 564 Advanced Operating Systems.
TEXT BOOK: "Operating Systems" by William Stallings Prentice Hall 6th Edition 2009 ISBN 9780136006329 SCHEDULE: 5:106:25 pm MW ROOM E 200 Link to Syllabus: CSC 449564 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 
CSC 449 Operating Systems.
TEXT BOOK: "Operating Systems" by William Stallings Prentice Hall 6th Edition 2009 ISBN 9780136006329 SCHEDULE: 5:106:25 pm MW ROOM E 200 Link to Syllabus: CSC 449564 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 
CSC 4590 Mathematical Modeling.
TEXT BOOK: none SCHEDULE: 23:15pm 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 
MED 5590 Mathematical Modeling.
TEXT BOOK: none SCHEDULE: 23:15pm 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 
CSC 557 Software Engineering Project Management.
TEXT BOOK: "Information Technology Project Management" by K. Schwalbe 6th Edition Course technology ISBN 9780324786927 SCHEDULE: 5:156:35pm 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 
CSC 457 Software Project Management.
TEXT BOOK: "Information Technology Project Management" by K. Schwalbe 6th Edition Course technology ISBN 9780324786927 SCHEDULE: 5:156:35pm 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 
CSC 551 Parallel Programming
TEXT BOOK: "The Art of Parallel Programming" by Bruce Lester,2nd edition 1st World Publishing 2006 ISBN 1595408398 SCHEDULE: 3:304:45 pm MW ROOM: E200 Link to Syllabus: CSC 464551 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. 8890, 144146, 175176, 215218 (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. 301303 (only 1) Projects 1 or 2 or 3 on pp. 354357 (only 1) Projects 1 or 2 on pp. 398400 (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 48, 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 
MTH 1120 Math Analysis II
TEXT BOOK: "Brief Calculus:An Applied Approach" by E. Larson HoughtonMifflin,8th Edition, 2009 ISBN 0618958479 / 978618958474 SCHEDULE: 2:003:15 pm MW ROOM: E237 Link to Syllabus: MTH 112002 Syllabus MTH 112003 Syllabus Link to Schedule: MTH 112002 Schedule MTH 112003 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 112002): Thursday 12/29/2010 11:00 am to 12:50 pm FINAL EXAM (mth 112003): Monday 12/26/2010 5:00  6:50pm. 
MTH 1110 Math Analysis I
TEXT BOOK: "College Algebra" by R. Larson,R. Hostetler HoughtonMifflin,7th Edition, 2007 ISBN 0618643109 / 9780618643103 SCHEDULE: section 01 11:0011:50 am MWF; section 03 12:0012:50 pm MWF ROOM: E237 Link to Syllabus Section 01: MTH 111001 Syllabus Link to Syllabus Section 03: MTH 111003 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 111001: Wednesday 12/16/2009 11:0012:50 pm FINAL EXAM (mth 111003: thursday 12/17/2009 11:0012:50 pm 