Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Mais Nijim

Professor of Computer Science



    Ph.D. in Computer Science, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, June 2007
    M.S. in Computer Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, December 2005
    B.S. in Computer Science, Princess Sumaya University, Amman, Jordan

Research Interest

Parallel Distributed Systems, Networking, Storage Systems, Cluster and Grid Computing, Real-Time Systems, Fault-tolerant Computing, Performance Evaluation, Dynamic Resource Management, Network Security


  CSEN 5313 001 Compiler Design
  CSEN 5306 Thesis
  CSEN 4340 Computer Security

 CSEN 5333 Real Time Systems
 CSEN 5305 Graduate Research Project

Research Grants

  1. Security Engineering: Development of Curriculum and Research at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (phase 1) Source: Homeland Security Role: CoPI Amount: $700,000 Duration: Sept 2012-August 2014 (2 years) 
  2. Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Capacity Building: Future STEM Teachers in South Texas Source: National Science Foundation (NSF) Role: CoPI Amount: $291,352 Duration: August 1, 2012- July 31, 2014 (2 years)
  3. Wireless Sensor Network Lab in support of Graduate Education (Equipment Fund) Source: Promoting Post baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Role: PI Amount: $40,300 Duration: August 2012
  4. FastStor: Data Mining Based Multi-Layer Prefetching for Hybrid Storage Systems Source: National Science Foundation (NSF) Role: PI Amount: $99,999 Duration:08/01/ 2010-08/01/2013 (3 years)
  5. FastStor: Data Mining Based Multi-Layer Prefetching for Hybrid Storage Systems Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)Role: PI Amount: $16,000Duration:08/01/ 2011-08/01/2012 (1 year)
  6. FastStor: Data Mining Based Multi-Layer Prefetching for Hybrid Storage Systems Source: National Science Foundation (NSF) Role: PI Amount: $16,000 Duration:08/01/ 2012-08/01/2013 (1 year)
  7. Development of an Intelligent Wireless Sensor Network for Monitoring Air Quality at Natural Gas Operation in the Eagle Ford Shale Source: Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering, Texas A&M University- Kingsville Role: PI Amount: $20,000Duration: 2011-2012 (1 year)
  8. Engineering and Science Frontiers (ESF) Summer Camp Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Role: CoPI Amount: $20,000Duration: July/2011 (one month)
  9. Air Quality Monitoring of Drilling Operations in the Eagle Ford Shale Source: Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) Role: CoPIAmount: $100,000 Duration: 2012-2014 (2 years)

Sample Publications

  1. M. Nijim, X. Qin, M. Qiu, K.-L. Li, “An Adaptive Energy-Conserving Strategy for Parallel Systems”, Future Generation Computer Systems: The Int’l Journal of Grid Computing, vol. 29,pp. 196-207, 2013.
  2. Mais Nijim, Muhittin yilmaz, Xiao Qin, CaPaS: An Optimal Security-Aware Cache Replacement Algorithm for Cluster Storage Systems, International Journal of High Performance System Architecture, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2011, pp. 216-232.
  3. Z. L. Zong, J. Job, X. S. Zhang, M. Nijim, and X. Qin, "Geovisualizing Textual Spatial Data Using Google Earth and NASA World Wind", Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), accepted.
  4. Taeg Hyun Kang, Young Lee, Mais Nijim, Task-Based Visualization using Merged View, Journal of Communication and Computer, Vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 665-668, June 2012.
  5. Mais Nijim, Conserving Energy in Real Time Parallel Disk Systems, Journal of Computing,Volume 3, issue 12, December 2011.
  6. Mais Nijim, Young Lee, Nuri Yilmazer, Remzi Seker,” A DATA MINING ALGORITH FORMULTI LEVEL PREFETCHING IN STORAGE SYSTEMS”, Proc. of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal, August 2011, pp. 10-19.
  7. M. Nijim, K. Bellam, Z. Zong, S. Yin, X. Qin” Quality of Security Adaptation in parallel Disk Systems”, Original Research Article Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Volume 71,Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 288-301
  8. Mais Nijim, Young Lee, Kiran Bellam, HyBuM: Hybrid Energy Efficient Architecture for Mobile Storage Systems, 9th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: New Generation,April 2012 (Best Paper Award Nomination).
  9. R. Fares, B. Romoser, Z. Zong, M. Nijim, X. Qin, “Performance Evaluation of Traditional Caching Policies on a Large System with Petabytes of Data, Proc. 7th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage, June 2012 (Best Paper Award Nomination).
  10. Z. L. Zong, X. Qin, X. J. Ruan, M. Nijim, “Heat-Based Dynamic Data Caching: A Load Balancing Strategy for Energy-Efficient Parallel Storage Systems with Buffer Disks”, IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies, 2011, pp. 1-6.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
EC 313
MSC 700 University Blvd Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-3786
fax: 361-593-4026
email: mais.nijim@tamuk.edu

Dr. Mais Nijim