UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Najafi, Hossein

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Hossein Najafi

Department Chair - Computer Science and Information Systems, Professor - College of Business and Economics

Start Year: 1990

Computer Science and Information Systems
Office: 212c South Hall
Phone: 715-425-4456

Email: hossein.najafi@uwrf.edu

Education:

Ph.D.  University of Minnesota,  Minneapolis, MN,  Electrical Engineering,  1991
M.S.  University of Minnesota,  Minneapolis, MN,  Electrical Engineering,  1987
B.S.  University of Minnesota,  Minneapolis, MN,  Electrical Engineering,  1984

Courses Taught:

Dr. Najafi enjoys teaching courses in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer programming, computer networks, computer organization and web development.

Research Interests:

Dr. Najafi's main area of research is in Machine Learning and its application to real-world problems, such as Data Modeling, Data Mining, Control Systems, Risk Management, Coding and Network Traffic Profiling

Publications:

Najafi, H., Miller, D. W. (2016). Predicting long-term box office performance of movies using social media and its comparison with traditional survey methods. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences, 26(3), 17. 

Najafi, H., Miller, D. W. (2015). Comparing Analysis of Social Media Content with Traditional Survey Methods of Predicting Opening Night Box Office Revenues for Motion Pictures. Journal of Digital & Social Media Marketing, 3(3), 262-278.

Najafi, H. L., Miller, D. W. (2017). Assessing Alternative Methods For Predicting Box Office Success Using Tweets. Journal of Advancement in Applied Business Research, VI(1), 26-38.

Honors / Awards:

2012: University of Wisconsin-River Falls Compass Award - Leading by Example

2011: Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence in Research.