Professional Experience
Over the last 26 years, I have been involved with the subject of mathematics as a modeler, lecturer and facilitator. I have been involved in several projects where mathematics was applied to solve problems in physics and engineering in particular electronics.
I am currently involved in teaching pre calculus courses at UGRU (UAE university).
These are foundation courses that the students take before entering
their faculties for specialization.
For the last 18 months, I have been involved in problem based learning.
Teaching (1986present): Pre calculus, calculus, applied mathematics, Eletromagnetic wave theory, communication systems.
Research (19801995): Numerical methods/computing applied to problems in Engineering and physics.
Curriculum development (1996present): I am continuously involved in curriculum development in our unit at UGRU.
Educational Software (2002present): For the last few years, I have been developing software that helps students
better understand mathematical concepts and objects. The main idea is to make this software
easy to use yet powerful enough to help students explore topics in mathematics.
Learning mathematical concepts and objects by exploring, leads to a deeper
understanding of these objects which in turn leads to better problem solving and applications. Some of my students have used some of the applets in this site and found them very educative.
Positions held
Lecturer in Mathematics  UAE University  UGRU (UAE) August 1995 to date.
Lecturer in Mathematics  Chesterfield High College Liverpool  (UK) Sept. 1994  June 1995.
Lecturer in Mathematics and Electromagnetic theory  Glasgow University ( UK) Sept. 1993  August 1994.
Research Assistant  Mathematical modeling of antenna systems  Glasgow University ( UK)  Sept. 1990  August 1993.
Lecturer  Mathematics, Communications Engineering  University of Science (Oran  Algeria)  Sept. 1986  Sept 1990.
Research Assistant  Mathematical modeling of antenna systems  Glasgow University ( UK)  April 1985  April 1986.
Research assistant  Mathematical modeling of waveguides  University of Nottingham (UK)  April 1984  April 1985.
Degrees/Certificates
Certified java programmer (java 2)  Sun Microsystems  April 2001.
PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education)  University of Liverpool (UK)  1995.
Teaching mathematics with IT.
Ph.D. in applied mathematics and computing  University of Nottingham (UK)  19801984.
Numerical modeling of wave propagation in the atmosphere.
B.Sc in Electronics and applied mathematics  University of Oran  Algeria  197479.
Publications
1 'Scattered Field Analysis of a Focused Reflector Using the Gabor Series'
IEE Proc. Microw. Antennas., Vol. 141, Number 3, June 1994, Page 216.
2 'Gabor representation of scattered fields by dual reflector systems.'
IEE, 8th International conference 'Antennas and propagation 'UK, HerriotWatt
university, 30 March 1993.
3 'intrinsic Mode Theory of Corrugated Horns'
IEE Proc. Vol. 136, Pt H, Numb. 3, June 1989, Page 250.
4 'Beam propagation From tapered Waveguides'
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.
Vol. QE22, Numb. 9, Sept. 1986, Page 1551.
5 'Intrinsic Mode Theory of Tapered Optical Waveguide'
IEE Proc. Vol. 132, pt J, Numb.6, Dec. 1985, Page 314.
Conferences
1  A Dendane, "Exploring topics in mathematics using computer software", the second annual conference for middle east teachers of science, mathematics and computing. METSMaC , march 2006, abu dhabi, UAE.
http://www.metsmac.org/2007/proceedings/2006/DendaneAMETSMaC2006.pdf
2  A Dendane, "Problem Based Learning at UGRU", The 7th Annual Research Conference at UAE University , 22 to 24 April 2006, Al Ain, UAE.
3  A Dendane, "Group Work and Problem Based Learning", the third annual conference for middle east teachers of science, mathematics and computing. METSMaC , 17 to 19 march 2007, abu dhabi, UAE.
4  A. Dendane, “Infusing Thinking Skills in Mathematics Lessons", 8 th annual research conference, UAE University. April 24 th 2007, Al Ain 2007.
