Dr. Alireza Farahani

Dr. Farahani received his PhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences from University of Rhode Island with specialty in control theory and optimization. He holds a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from University of Rhode Island and University of Buffalo respectively. His focus in computing is in combinatorics and algorithm design.
Dr. Farahani began his teaching and research at Fort Hays State University, Kansas in 1996. He taught various courses in computer science, mathematics and information systems. In 2002, Dr. Farahani joined National University in San Diego. He is currently a professor and the Program Director for Computer Science at National University. He has served as the department chair of Information System and Computer Science departments. Dr. Farahani was the recipient of President’s Scholar Award and President’s Professoriate Award at National University (2013). He received the Mediated Classroom Teacher Award at Fort Hays State University (2000).
Dr. Farahani’s areas of interests are in optimization and parallel computing. He is a strong advocate of use of technology in teaching and learning.


  • Farahani, A. (2009). Use of Python in Teaching Discrete Mathematics. Paper presented at the , Austin, TX.
  • Farahani, A. (2009). Agile Problem Driven Teaching in Engineering, Science and Technology. Paper presented at the , San Diego, CA.
  • Farahani, A. (2007). Course Outcome Testing System. Paper presented at the , Terre Haute, IN.
  • Farahani, A. (2006). XML Application Development. Paper presented at the , San Diego, CA.
  • Farahani, A. (2006). Assessing Program Outcomes. Paper presented at the , Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Alireza Farahani, of the College of Law and Public Service at National University. He is part of the Engineering and Computing Department.

Contact Information

Dr. Alireza Farahani

College: College of Law and Public Service

Department: Engineering and Computing

Academic Program Director: Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science
[email protected]

(858) 309-3438

Kearny Mesa Campus


University of Rhode Island - PHD - Applied Mathematical Sciences
National University
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