Babak Forouraghi, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Office: 218 Barbelin
Phone: 610-660-1167
Fax: 610-660-3082
Website: Faculty Website

Research Statement


  • B.S., M.S. (Computer Engineering), Iowa State University
  • M.S., Ph.D. (Computer Science), Iowa State University

Courses Taught

CSC 2401: Database Management Systems

CSC 2501: Artificial Intelligence

CSC 2601: Data Communications and Networking

CSC 2901/6015: Independent Research

CSC 3675: Discrete Logic

CSC 5235: Data Communications

CSC 5245: Advanced Database Concepts

CSC 5265: Web Technologies


L. Ma (Graduate Student) and B. Forouraghi, "A Hybrid Search Strategy to Enhance Multiple Objective Optimization," The 24th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AEI) -- Also in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, No. 6704, pp. 302-311, 2011.

S. Brown (Graduate Student) and B. Forouraghi, "Concept Classification Using a Hybrid Data Mining Model," The 21st IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 09), pp. 375-378, 2009.

B. Forouarghi, "Optimal Tolerance Allocation Using a Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimizer," International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 44, No. 7, pp. 710-725, 2008.

E. Ochlak (Undergraduate Student) and B. Forouraghi, "A Particle Swarm Algorithm for Multiobjective Design Optimization," Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 06), pp. 765-772, 2006.

B. Forouraghi, "Robust Engineering Design with Genetic Algorithms," The 17th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IEA/AIE) -- Also in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 3029, pp. 562-572, 2004.

B. Forouraghi, "A Genetic Algorithm for Parameter and Tolerance Design," Hawaii International Conference on Computer Sciences, 2004.

B. Forouraghi, "Worst-Case Tolerance Design and Quality Assurance via Genetic Algorithms," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, pp. 880-886, May 2002.

B. Forouraghi, "A Genetic Algorithm for Multiobjective Robust Design," Journal of Applied Intelligence, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 151-161, 2000.

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Educational Leadership
  • Expertise: Executive Education, Business Strategy, Organization Development, Port Authority Issues, Ireland and Chile, Photography, Landscape and Travel
  • Expertise: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Collegiate Athletic Management
  • Expertise: Religion in Pop Culture, Religion in Television/Feature Film/Literature, Social Justice
  • Expertise: Fire Management and Prevention, Emergency and Disaster Management, Public Administration Policy, Local Government
  • Expertise: Service Quality, Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Quality Improvement, Team Building, Local Health Care, Customer Service
  • Expertise: France, French Culture, Contemporary French-Speaking World, Literature in French, 19th-Century French History
  • Expertise: Psychology of Religion, Prosocial Behavior, Ethical Behavior, Altruism, Moral Development
  • Expertise: Food Marketing, Consumer food shopping trends, Food company strategy, Supermarket practices
  • Expertise: Mexican History and Politics, Latin American History, U.S. Policy toward Latin America
  • Expertise: American Zoos, American Pop Culture, Environmental History, Animal Studies
  • Expertise: Food Retailing, Hunger and Hunger Relief