Through all my experience as educator, researcher, and trainer of next generation leaders, I have experienced several cases where teachers were affecting the emotional, intellectual, and social development of each student they encounter. My training philosophy is based on the following Chinese proverb:
“Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach and train me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” ― Chinese Proverb
Rather than teaching my students the solutions to their problems, I strive to lead them on how to search for and construct a complete solution. This helps them become independent thinkers, self-instructors, and successful leaders. I encourage my team to go for coffee breaks as often as possible, to brainstorm about many ideas, and to speak freely about them and try to explain their ideas in simple words.
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein
Exchanging ideas between my co-workers and I in a relaxed environment has been proven to be critical for these individuals to develop the needed expertise and to broaden their knowledge in the field.
Since 2002 the research at my Lab “MCRLab” is directed towards the dissemination of information through the internet in an efficient and secure manner. Our goal is to increase the usability and affiance of current web technologies and to develop new technologies that enhance human-machine interactions. We are working towards our vision of Internet of Multimedia Things in a the Smart Cities paradigm.
The MCRLab receives funding from various government and industry sources.
“We would like to acknowledge the support of those funding sources, which is helping us achieve our renowned and distinct status as a leader in our various research areas.” ― A. El Saddik