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, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Automated Discovery of Loop Invariants for High-Assurance Programs Synthesized Using AI Planning Techniques. HASE 2008: 333-342 2008 - Publication
Venkata U. B. Challagulla, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen, Raymond A. Paul: Empirical Assessment of Machine Learning Based Software Defect Prediction Techniques. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools 17(2): 389-400 (2008) 2008 - Publication
PublishedRaymond A. Paul, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani, Jing Dong, Wei-Tek Tsai, Krishna Kavi, Arif Ghafoor, Jaideep Srivastava: An Ontology-Based Integrated Assessment Framework for High-Assurance Systems. ICSC 2008: 386-393 2008 - Publication
Gerardo Padilla, Tong Gao, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani, Carlos Montes de Oca: An Early Reliability Assessment Model for Data-Flow Software Architectures. ENC 2008: 9-19 2008 - Publication
Jicheng Fu, Farokh B. Bastani, Vincent Ng, I-Ling Yen, Yansheng Zhang: FIP: A Fast Planning-Graph-Based Iterative Planner. ICTAI (1) 2008: 419-426 2008 - Publication
Liangliang Xiao, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani: Low Cost Secure Computation for the General Client-Server Computation Model. HASE 2008: 19-26 2008 - Publication
Nirav Shah, Subodha Kumar, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: A Space-Time Network Optimization Model for Traffic Coordination and Its Evaluation. SUTC 2008: 177-184 2008 - Publication
Tong Gao, Hachem Moussa, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani, Jun-Jang Jeng: Service Composition for Real-Time Assurance. COMPSAC 2008: 1174-1179 2008 - Publication
Yansheng Zhang, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Self-stabilizing Structure Forming Algorithms for Distributed Multi-robot Systems. EUC 2007: 754-766 2007 - Publication
N. Shah, S. Kumar, F. Bastani, and I.-L. Yen,An optimization model for rigorously assessing efficient heuristics for traffic coordination at intersections,Proc. 10th Intl. IEEE Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems  (ITS-2007),Seattle, WA, Sep. 2007, pp.12-17. 2007 - 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]