Kiavash Bahreini

Associate Teaching Professor
CASE 385


Kiavash Bahreini is a computer scientist with a background in software engineering, databases, and artificial intelligence. He received his BSc. diploma in software engineering and databases in Tehran, Iran, in 2001. He received the MSc. diploma in computer engineering and knowledge management from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey (North Cyprus), in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and computer vision from the Open University of the Netherlands in 2015. Between 2002 and 2005, he was a lecturer and curriculum designer at the Tehran Institute of Technology in Tehran, Iran. In 2004, he joined the University of Applied Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran, where he taught operating systems, data structures and algorithms, and file systems and structures. From 2006 to 2008, he was a research and teaching assistant at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Turkey (North Cyprus). Since 2009, he has been a researcher, developer, and faculty member at the University of Twente, the University of Amsterdam, the Open University of the Netherlands, and the Fontys University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands. Recently, he joined as an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences of the Heriot-Watt University in Dubai. He is the author and translator of several books and papers. In addition, he published more than 40 articles in the English language. His research interests include computer science, software engineering, affective computing, computer vision, and intelligent real-time applications development. In his career, Dr. Kiavash Bahreini had a chance to be a member of three grant proposals at the European Union level. To emphasize, he was a member of a 9.0-million-euro budget EU project called the RAGE project between 2015 and 2019 at the Open University of The Netherlands. The RAGE project was for Horizon 2020 European Commission. RAGE was the biggest successfully delivered European Union project in computer science with 19 partners all around Europe, including The Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Italy, France, Bulgaria, and Romania. He looks forward to continuing his career at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences at FIU and meeting with his new colleagues. Dr. Kiavash Bahreini wants to thank all the members of FIU who facilitate his landing in Miami and, more specifically, at FIU. He is thankful to the faculty members, the interview committee, the interim director, the interim associate director, the human resources department, and others. Finally, he is grateful for being a member of FIU and looks forward to providing the best support to the students, colleagues, department, and the university.

Background Education

2008 M.Sc., Computer Engineering and Knowledge Management, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey (North Cyprus) 2001 B.S., Software Engineering and Databases, Tehran, Iran