Mohsen Taheri awarded the UGS Provost Award for Graduate Student Engagement

Photo of Mohsen Taheri holding his awarded UGS Provost Award for Graduate Student Engagement

Empowering Startup Communities and Supporting Local Entrepreneurship Initiatives in Miami and South Florida

Mohsen Taheri has been awarded the UGS Provost Award for Graduate Student Engagement at the Provost Awards Recognition Reception, which took place during the Graduate Student Appreciation Week. The UGS Provost Award for Graduate Student Engagement recognizes nominees who have demonstrated significant local, regional, or global community engagement through a community partnership that has led to demonstrable university and community impacts.

During the past three years, Mohsen has contributed to the innovation that serves as the backbone of success in entrepreneurial efforts in the local community. Robert H. Hacker, Co-founder, and Director of StartUP FIU acknowledged Mohsen as an invaluable asset in the launch and ongoing operation of StartUP FIU, a university-wide initiative to pursue opportunities in the 4th Industrial Revolution for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mohsen Taheri is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University under the supervision of Dr. Monique Ross. He is a computer scientist and a business strategist with over 10 years of experience in academia and industry. He leverages wide-ranging research expertise in major areas of computer science, combined with hands-on experience in executing software/hardware projects. He has published in journals and presented his research at numerous conferences in computer science, software engineering, and computer science education. Mohsen has contributed effectively to innovation and high-tech entrepreneurship at FIU, Miami, and South Florida as a leader, researcher and product manager of several multidisciplinary projects. He has garnered multiple international awards in innovation including the third place in Robocup world competition and the international innovation award from Emerald Publication Group.