Department Head and Professor , Mississippi State University, USA
Foresight: A Foreword Looking Predictive Analytics Solution
Shahram Rahimi is currently the Department Head and Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University. Prior to that, he was a Professor and Chair at the Department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University (SIU) for six years. Dr. Rahimi has extensive background in both academia and industry. He is a recognized leader in artificial intelligence with over 190 peer-reviewed publications and several patents or pending patents in this area. Dr. Rahimi has served as the editor-in-chief and editorial board member of several journals in his area of research and is a member of IEEE New Standards Committee in Computational Intelligence. The Game Theory/Machine Learning Hybrid System that he and his team have developed, is regularly used for decision support in foreign policy. Additionally, his intelligent algorithm for patient flow optimization and staffing is currently used in over 800 Emergency Departments across the nation and was named top 10 AI technology for healthcare in 2018. Dr. Rahimi has also organized many conferences on Artificial Intelligence and multi-agent systems over the past two decades and has served as Principal Investigator for several federally and industry funded research projects.