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Dr Farhad Oroumchian Associate Dean - Education / Associate Professor

Qualification: BSc, National University of Iran, MSc, Sharif University of Technology, PhD, Syracuse University

Dr Farhad Oroumchian is the Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences.

Dr Oroumchian obtained a PhD from Syracuse University in New York. Prior to this, he received a Masters from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran and a Bachelor’s degree from National University of Iran (since renamed Shahid Beheshti University).

Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Oroumchian worked as a project manager and consultant for many years in the United States and Iran. His previous posts include Chair of the Department of Software Engineering at the University of Tehran, Manager of IT Services in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tehran, Senior Research Engineer at TextWise LLC in Syracuse, New York, and Database/Computer Consultant for DefelskoInc, Ogdensburg, New York.

Dr Oroumchian has developed an intelligent search engine which uses human-like reasoning to find relevant documents. He is a member of several Centres of Excellence and Research groups and is a prominent researcher on Persian text processing and retrieval as well as multilingual search engines. His ongoing research interests include information retrieval, natural language processing and artificial intelligence. His recent publications include:


•Zareh Bidoki, Ali Mohammad, Ghodsnia, Pedram, Yazdani, Nasser, “A3CRank: An adaptive ranking method based on connectivity, content and click-through data”, Information Processing and Management, Volume 46, Issue 2, Pages 159-169, March 2010.

•Abolfazl AleAhmad, Hadi Amiri, Ehsan Darrudi, Masoud Rahgozar, Farhad Oroumchian, Hamshahri: “A standard Persian text collection, Knowledge-Based Systems” , Volume 22, Issue 5, July 2009, Pages 382-387.(ISSN: 0950-7051) (ISI Listed).

•Asma Damankesh, Farhad Oroumchian, and Khaled Shaalan, “Multilingual Information Filtering by Human Plausible Reasoning”, C. Peters et al. (Eds.): CLEF 2009, LNCS Vol. 6241, Part I, pp. 366--373. Springer, Heidelberg (2010).



Dr Oroumchian is a professional member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR).


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