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


Manish Gupta, Jicheng Fu, Farokh B. Bastani, Latifur Khan, I-Ling Yen: Rapid goal-oriented automated software testing using MEA-graph planning. Software Quality Journal 15(3): 241-263 (2007) 2007 - Publication
Jiang He, Tong Gao, Wei Hao, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani: A Flexible Content Adaptation System Using a Rule-Based Approach. IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 19(1): 127-140 (2007) 2007 - Publication
Liangliang Xiao, I-Ling Yen, Yanjin Zhang, Farokh B. Bastani: Evaluating Dependable Distributed Storage Systems. PDPTA 2007: 948-954 2007 - Publication
Jicheng Fu, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Iterative Planning in the Context of Automated Code Synthesis. COMPSAC (1) 2007: 251-259 2007 - Publication
Jicheng Fu, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: Model-Driven Prototyping Based Requirements Elicitation. Monterey Workshop 2007: 43-61 2007 - Publication
Venkata U. B. Challagulla, Farokh B. Bastani, Raymond A. Paul, Wei-Tek Tsai, Yinong Chen: A Machine Learning-Based Reliability Assessment Model for Critical Software Systems. COMPSAC (1) 2007: 79-86 2007 - Publication
Manghui Tu, Liangliang Xiao, Hui Ma, I-Ling Yen, Farokh B. Bastani: Placement in Dependable and Secure Peer-to-Peer Data Grids. HASE 2007: 133-140 2007 - Publication
Nirav Shah, Farokh B. Bastani, I-Ling Yen: A Real-Time Scheduling Based Framework for Traffic Coordination Systems. SUTC (1) 2006: 321-325 2006 - Publication
Tong Gao, Hui Ma, I-Ling Yen, Latifur Khan, Farokh B. Bastani: A Repository for Component-based Embedded Software Development. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering 16(4): 523-552 (2006) 2006 - Publication
"Development of high-assurance process-control systems based onindependently developable end-user assessable logical (IDEAL) aspects,''D. Wang, F.B. Bastani, and I.-L. Yen,Proc. of 2006 C.V. Ramamoorthy Workshop on Advances in ComputerScience and Eng., Berkeley, CA, May 2006, pp. 285-317. 2006 - 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]