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Dr Bahram Khalili

[Dr Bahra Khalili Najafabadi]

Other Faculty, Computer Science and Engineering
Last Updated: June 14, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Software Engineering, Agile Methodologies; Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Networks, Programming Languages, and the Internet

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Software Engineering, Operating systems, AGile methodologies and Distributed systems

Biography

Biography

At the present holding a faculty position as an Associate Professor of Instruction and graduate advisor within the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Texas at Arlington. Responsibilities include teaching and graduate advising. Areas of interest include Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Networks, Programming Languages, and the Internet.
Prior to joining UTA in January of 2003, I was a professional with 18 years of experience in a variety of Information Technology roles. During the last 11 years, held positions of increasing responsibility in software development for the financial markets at Fidelity Investments. Extensive technical and project management experience includes the analysis, design, and implementation of multiple enterprise-wide technology solutions. The responsibilities involved extensive interaction with leading software and hardware manufacturers for the purposes of adopting and developing new technologies. I spent one year in Dublin, Ireland helping establish Fidelity's eBusiness in Europe. Prior to joining Fidelity, I worked as a senior consultant in the IT department of Mobil oil for 2 years, and 5 years as a Software Engineer at the IFR Systems (Instrumental Flight Research). Expertise includes strategic organizational planning and assessment, benchmarking, and system engineering/reengineering. Very successful at developing program visions, communicating those ideas to all levels of the organization, and leading teams of people who effectively turn those concepts into reality.

Education

Education

    • 1996 PhD in Computer Science
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1991 MS in Computer Science
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1984 BS in Computer Science & Combinatorics & Optimization
      University of Waterloo

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 1998 Agile - Scrum , Agile Certification

Appointments

Appointments

    • Oct 1991 to Nov 2002 Manager and Senior Technical Advisor
      Fidelity Investments (Dallas, TX, United States)
      During the 11-year service at Fidelity, I was involved in various technical and managerial roles for delivering Software Engineering products in the Web, Voice, Human Interface, and Distributed Communications areas. The common denominator across all projects has been the real-time distribution of financial data, voice, and images from national and international data sources such as Dow Jones industries, Reuters, and foreign financial markets and news agencies
    • Oct 1989 to Oct 1991 Senior Consultant
      Mobil Oil (Dallas, TX, United States)
      Software Engineer consultant with the primary responsibility for converting a large scale legacy-based software system to a client-server distributed system with Window’s Graphical User Interface (GUI). The project was completed successfully in approximately 18 months and it was enhanced by an addition of a data acquisition system
    • May 1984 to Sept 1989 Software Engineer
      IFR Systems Inc. (Wichita, KS, United States)
      Participated in design, development, testing and integration of a number of real-time embedded systems at IFR. IFR, Instrumental Flight Research, is a Research and Development firm specializing in avionics, communication systems, and signal processing products, catering to telecommunication and aircraft industries.

Memberships

    • Unknown to Present ACM’s Software Engineering Group
      Member
    • Unknown to Present Association for Computer Machinery
      Member
    • Unknown to Present IEEE Computer Society
      Member
    • Unknown to Present Society for Design and Process Science
      Member

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2017 Graduate Advisor of the year 2017 sponsored by UTA graduate and Provost offices

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Oct 2018 to Sept 2021 GAANN Doctoral Fellowships in Computer Science andEngineering Specializing in Assistive Technologies at UTA sponsored by  -  $1251978
      (Funded)

Publications


      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Professional Practices Course for Computer Science and Engineering
        [Carroll, BillD, Weems, BP, Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra].

      2000
      • Conference Proceeding
        Collaborative Reuse of Service in Designing Communication Protocols
        Proceedings of 4th and 5th World Conference in Integrated Design and Process technology
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra].

      1997
      • Conference Proceeding
        Software Engineering Criteria in Developing Distributed Applications
        The First International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra]. Macau.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Designing Dynamic Communication Protocols in Heterogeneous Distributed Systems
        Workshop of IIGSS
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra].

      1996
      • Conference Proceeding
        A Structured Approach for Software Module Testing and its Implications for Integration Testing
        The Second World Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra, Tanik, MM].

      1995
      • Conference Proceeding
        Issues in using RPCs for Distributed Communication
        The First World Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra].

      2000
      • Technical Report
        A white paper on B2B Business Model
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra]. Dublin: "Fidelity Investment".

      1999
      • Technical Report
        Developing Rapid WEB Prototypes
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra]. Irving: "Fidelity Investments".

      1994
      • Technical Report
        Distributed Computing Architecture (DCA), an Open Architecture
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra]. Irving: "Fidelity Investments".

      1986
      • Technical Report
        Utilizing Generics in ADA for Embedded Fault-Tolerance
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra]. "IFR System Inc./Wichita State University".

      1985
      • Technical Report
        Real-time Operating Systems Standards
        [Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra]. "IFR System Inc.".

Presentations

    • February  1999
      Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra, "Impact of technology within financial industry", World Trade Center, Boston. (February , 1999).
    • March  1995
      Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra, "Using Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs) for Communicating Distributed Financial Data", Dallas, Texas. (March , 1995).
    • October  1994
      Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra, "Developing Graphical User Interface Applications with OLE2.0", Dallas, Texas. (October , 1994).
    • April  1991
      Khalili Najafabadi, Bahra, "A Test-Case Approach for Structured Software Module Testing", Hewlett-Packard, Dallas, Texas. (April , 1991).

Courses

      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 6324-001 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Eng | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6324-201 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5330-201 DATABASE SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 102528)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 5325-002 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 5325-201 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 5325-900 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6324-301 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102585)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 5325-003 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6324-001 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Eng | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6324-002 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6324-201 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6324-202 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 5330-020 DATABASE SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 102528)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 5325-003 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6324-001 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Eng | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6324-020 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Eng | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5330-020 DATABASE SYSTEMS
        (Course Id: 102528)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5325-020 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5325-003 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6324-001 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Eng | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 4391-003 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
        (Course Id: 102488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5335-020 WEB DATA MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102533)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5325-003 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6324-001 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Eng | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6324-022 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Eng | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5335-020 WEB DATA MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102533)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5325-003 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6324-001 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Topic: Agile Software Engineering | Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 6324-020 ADV TOPS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102585)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 5344-020 COMPUTER NETWORKS
        (Course Id: 102541)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 5393-036 DIRECTED STUDY IN COMPUTER SCI
        (Course Id: 102562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 5194-001 ORIENTATION SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 102494)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5325-033 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5194-001 ORIENTATION SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 102494)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5325-002 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5335-020 WEB DATA MANAGEMENT & XML
        (Course Id: 102533)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 5324-033 SFWR ENG I ANLY, DSGN, TESTING
        (Course Id: 102522)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 5325-001 SFWR ENG II: MGMT, MAIN, & QA
        (Course Id: 102523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 4322-001 SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
        (Course Id: 102469)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 3316-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 3316-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 3316-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 5191-001 INDIV STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102493)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 3316-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 5194-001 ORIENTATION SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 102494)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 3316-001 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
        (Course Id: 111334)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 5191-001 INDIV STUDY COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102493)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 5306-001 OPERATING SYSTEMS II
        (Course Id: 102504)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 3310-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE ENGR
        (Course Id: 102429)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CSE 5306-002 OPERATING SYSTEMS II
        (Course Id: 102504)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CSE 5306-003 OPERATING SYSTEMS II
        (Course Id: 102504)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CSE 5194-001 ORIENTATION SEMINAR
        (Course Id: 102494)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Feb 2017 to  Present Program Coordinator
      UTA/Texas Wesleyan BS to MS fast track
      managing the relationships between UTA and Texas Wesleyan University, currently ath e CSE dept. level with plans of extension
    • Jan 2017 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Graduate Advisor
      College of Engineering program expansion internationally. Involves trips to UAE, China, India for student recruitment and BS/MS Fast Track programs
    • Sept 2016 to  Present Committee Chair
      Graduate Curriculum Committee
      Manage graduate level operational and strategic decisions and planning for the CSE dept.
    • Jan 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      University Recurritting Committee
      International Recruitment of Graduate students (MS 7 PhD)
    • Aug 2014 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      UTA/BUPT MS cohort program - Beijing University of Post & telegram (BUPT
      manage UTA/BUPT MS cohort for CSE dept.
    • Sept 2008 to  Present Chairperson
      PhD Admissions Committee
      PhD Admission Committee chair
    • Jan 2003 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Graduate Advisor
      Graduate student 1-1 counseling and course/area selection MS Admission PhD admission

Service to the Profession

    • June 2000 to  June 2000
      Chairperson
      Integrated Design and Process Technology Workshop
    • 1998 to  1999
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      IDPT Conference
    • 1996 to  1998
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Workshop of the International Institute for General System Studies
    • Past to  1993
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering