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Farshad Fotouhi, PhD

Farshad Fotouhi, PhD

Dean of the College of Engineering, Wayne State University

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Dr. Farshad Fotouhi is currently Dean of the College of Engineering at Wayne State University.  He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University, College of Engineering in 1988 and joined the faculty of Computer Science at Wayne State University in August 1988.  He served as the Department Chair from January 2004-February 2011.  Before joining WSU in 1988, he was a faculty member of the Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University, while earning his Ph.D.
Dr. Fotouhi’s current research interests include Biomedical Informatics, Semantic Web and Multimedia Systems.  He has published over 180 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.  His research has been supported by NSF, NIH, National Institute of Drug Abuse, Michigan Life Sciences Corridor, Ford Motor Company and many other industries.   Since joining WSU, he has secured over $9,000,000 in research funding and contributions.
Dr. Fotouhi has served as a program committee member of various conferences related to his research interests and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Multimedia Magazine, Chair of the Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems.  In recent years, Dr. Fotouhi has organized several workshops including the Workshop on Privacy in Information Society, the IEEE Workshop on Scientific Workflow, and the ACM Workshop on the Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics.