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Farokh Bastani

Farokh Bastani

Excellence in Education Chair
Professor - Computer Science
Director of the UT Dallas National Science Foundation Net-Centric Software & Systems Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Computer Science
University of California at Berkeley - 1980
M.S. - Computer Science
University of California at Berkeley - 1978
B.Tech. - Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay - 1977

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • AI-Based Automated Software Synthesis and Testing
  • Embedded Real-Time Process-Control and Telecommunications Systems
  • Formal Methods and Automated Program Transformation
  • High-Assurance Autonomous Decentralized Systems
  • High-Confidence Software Reliability, Safety, and Security Assurance
  • Inherently Fault-Tolerant and Self-Stabilizing Distributed Systems
  • Modular Parallel Programs
  • Tele-Collaborative Systems


Manghui Tu, Hui Ma, Liangliang Xiao, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani, Dianxiang Xu: Data Placement in P2P Data Grids Considering the Availability, Security, Access Performance and Load Balancing. J. Grid Comput. 11(1): 103-127 (2013) 2013 - Publication
Jicheng Fu, Sijie Tian, Vincent Ng, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Handling Planning Failures with Virtual Actions. ICTAI 2012: 468-475 2012 - Publication
Liangliang Xiao, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen, Raymond A. Paul: Information Assurance for Real-Time Decision Support. ISORC Workshops 2012: 150-155 2012 - Publication
Guang Zhou, Yansheng Zhang, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Service-Oriented Robotic Swarm Systems: Model and Structuring Algorithms. ISORC 2012: 95-102 2012 - Publication
Wenke Zhang, Favyen Bastani, I-Ling Yen, Kevin Hulin, Farokh B. Bastani, Latifur Khan: Real-Time Anomaly Detection in Streams of Execution Traces. HASE 2012: 32-39 2012 - Publication
Nirav Shah, Subodha Kumar, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Optimization models for assessing the peak capacity utilization of intelligent transportation systems. European Journal of Operational Research 216(1): 239-251 (2012) 2012 - Publication
Jian Huang, Wei Zhu, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen, Jicheng Fu: Automated Exception Handling in Service Composition Using Holistic Planning. CSE 2012: 251-258 2012 - Publication
Angie Shia, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: A Highly Resilient Framework for Autonomous Robotic Swarm Systems Operating in Unknown, Hostile Environments. ISADS 2011: 147-153 2011 - Publication


UTD [2000–Present]
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Dallas [1997–2000]
University of Houston [1993–1997]
Visiting Scholar
Michigan State University [1993–1994]
Associate Professor
University of Houston [1986–1993]
Visiting Scholar
University of California at Berkeley [1986–1987]
Assistant Professor
University of Houston [1980–1986]
Research Assistant
University of California at Berkeley [1978–1980]


Net-centric Software and Systems Engineering Consortium
2007–2007 Rockwell-Collins, Richardson, TX, March 16, 2007.
Overview of UTD CS Department and Embedded Systems Research
2007–2007 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, June 11, 2007.

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Certificate, 2001
  • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award, 1996
  • IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation, 1995
  • IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Certificate, 1992
Offices and Committee Assignments in Professional Organizations:
  • Emeritus Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2001-present
  • Editor for the International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems, 1999-present
  • Editor for the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 1993-present
  • Editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering (Software Engineering section), 2003 - present
  • Steering Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, 1996-present
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, 2007
  • Program Committee Member, 2007 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE-2007)

News Articles

Engineering and Computer Science School Celebrates Technology Honors
Several members of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science were recognized this year in the Metroplex Technology Business Council’s Tech Titan awards.

The Tech Titan of the Future, University Award went to the Net-Centric Software and Systems Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. The center, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is a collaboration between the Jonsson School, the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, Arizona State University and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Faculty members and students in the center collaborate on innovative research projects with industrial partners from such companies as Boeing, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard Co., Lockheed Martin, NTT Data, Raytheon Co., Tektronix and Texas Instruments.


A Planning Activity for Joining the Center for Embedded Systems
$10,000 - National Science Foundation IIP - Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers [2007–2008]
High-Assurance NCCS: Ultra Dependability Integration Engineering
$207,250 - Department of Defense [2007–2008]