Masoud Milani Portrait

Masoud Milani

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Milani joined Florida International University after receiving his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Central Florida in 1985. In the last 25 years he has been a faculty at the School of Computing and Information Sciences and has served the University in different roles, including associate dean of the School of Computing and Information Sciences, director of the Information Technology Program, and director of External Programs. Dr. Milani is currently the founding director of the Office of Student Access and Success. The mission of this new Office is to provide prospective and assistance to current students of the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU with value chain opportunities and services that will enhance their academic experiences and increase their rate of success in the school and their future careers. The Office supports students through recruitment, retention and enrichment programs, such as mentorship, undergraduate research opportunities, peer-to-peer tutoring, internship, and pre-college outreach activities. Dr. Milani’s work in engaging students in research and providing scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students has been supported by US Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.


Research and Educational Interests

  • Theory of Computation
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education

Background Education

1986 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Central Florida
1980 M.S., Computer Science, Jackson State University
1978 B.S., Computer Science, School of Planning and Computer Applications, Tehran, Iran

Professional Activities

Professional Experience

1991-Present
Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
1985-1991
Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
2010 – 2013
Director the Center for Diversity in Engineering and Computing and Office of Student Access and Success, College of Engineering and Computing, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
2005-2009
Associate Dean, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
2003-2005
Associate Director, External Programs, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
2002-2003
Director, Information technology Program, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199
2002-2003
Director, External Programs, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199