Professor Abdulmalik is an Egyptian-American, born and raised in Philadelphia who graduated from the prestigious Central High School of Philadelphia, and went on to study Engineering Physics at Cornell University. After several years of exploring his interests, he changed his major and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Thomas Edison State College.

After working in industry at General Electric’s Space Division in King of Prussia, and at SolaVolt International in Newark Delaware, Abbas discovered his real passion was teaching. Abbas joined P.I.T. in 1992 to teach electronics and microcomputers. In 1999 he co-founded netX, Inc., a computer consulting company, and left P.I.T. for several years to help run the company.

Abbas returned to P.I.T. in 2004, and has played a key role in modernizing P.I.T.’s Computer Science curriculum. His current obsession is teaching students to build their own apps!