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
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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


Jicheng Fu, Wei Hao, Michael Tu, Biao Ma, Joshua Baldwin, Farokh B. Bastani: Virtual Services in Cloud Computing. SERVICES 2010: 467-472 2010 - Publication
Hachem Moussa, Tong Gao, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani, Jun-Jang Jeng: Toward effective service composition for real-time SOA-based systems. Service Oriented Computing and Applications 4(1): 17-31 (2010) 2010 - Publication
Yunqi Ye, Liangliang Xiao, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani: Secure, Dependable, and High Performance Cloud Storage. SRDS 2010: 194-203 2010 - Publication
Jicheng Fu, Wei Hao, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani: Using Virtual Services to Bridge the Semantic Gap. ICSC 2010: 218-223 2010 - Publication
Yansheng Zhang, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani, Ann T. Tai, Savio N. Chau: Optimal Adaptive System Health Monitoring and Diagnosis for Resource Constrained Cyber-Physical Systems. ISSRE 2009: 51-60 2009 - Publication
Yansheng Zhang, Farokh B. Bastani: Virtual-device framework for autonomous decentralized multi-robot systems. ISADS 2009: 73-80 2009 - Publication
Yansheng Zhang, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Decentralized Path Planner for Multi-robot Systems. ICTAI 2009: 171-175 2009 - Publication
Jian Huang, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen, Jing Dong, Wenke Zhang, Feng-Jian Wang, Hwai-Jung Hsu: Extending service model to build an effective service composition framework for cyber-physical systems. SOCA 2009: 1-8 2009 - Publication
Jian Huang, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen, Jun-Jang Jeng: Toward a Smart Cyber-Physical Space: A Context-Sensitive Resource-Explicit Service Model. COMPSAC (2) 2009: 122-127 2009 - Publication
Jicheng Fu, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen, Wei Hao: Using Service Patterns to Achieve Web Service Composition. ICSC 2009: 402-407 2009 - Publication


UTD [2000–Present]
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Dallas [1997–2000]
Visiting Scholar
Michigan State University [1993–1994]
University of Houston [1993–1997]
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]


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