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Dr. Namdar Mogharreban

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1989

Contact Info:

Phone: (618) 453-6059
Fax: (618) 453-6044
Mailing Address: Department of Computer Science
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
Mailcode 4511
Office: Faner 3122

Current Research Interests:

    End user computing, computer training, learning object, decision making, decision science.

Dr. Mogharreban's research involves the introduction of intelligence in data manipulation and analysis. In particular, he has been working with researchers in other areas such as psychology and management, looking into how fuzzy logic can be applied in these areas for better and more intuitive data representation and analysis. Based on this approach he has developed a prototype of a decision support system in the form of a medical diagnostic system. He is also interested in applying intelligence in the new area of knowledge management and learning objects. A learning object is a unit of knowledge which would contain the necessary information to be an independent entity. Several of these independent units can be put together to create an instructional module. How these units are represented and the meta data required for their selection is the subject of much interesting research.


  • N. Mogharreban, E. Haque, (2010), Implementation of the Best Practices in e-Learning and Learning Object. Presented at Joint Conference of Informing Science and Information Technology Conference. Cassino, Italy, June 21-25, 2010
  • N. Mogharreban, D. Guggenheim, (2008), “Learning Pod: A New Paradigm for Reusability of Learning Objects.” Interdisciplinary Journal of E- Learning and Learning Objects, Vol. 4, 303-315
  • N. Mogharreban, M. Zargham, C. A. Alexander, (2007), Implementation of a Down Scaling Model for Climate Prediction Utilizing Fuzzy System. Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2007, 300-305
  • S. Rahimi, N. Mogharreban, L. Gandy, (2007), “A High Performance Multi-Criteria Decision Support System for Medical Diagnosis.” International Journal of Intelligent Systems. Vol. 22, No. 10, 1083-1100
  • N. Mogharreban, L. F. DiLalla, (2006), “Fuzzy Inference in the Analysis of a Questionnaire: A Case for Use with the Checklist of Peer Relationships.” WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications Vol. 3, No 12, 2485-2491.
  • N. Mogharreban, (2006) "Adaptation of a Cluster Discovery Technique to a Decision Support System," Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, Vol. 1, 59-68.
  • N. Mogharreban, (2004) "Approximate Degrees of Similarity Between a User's Knowledge and the Tutorial Systems' Knowledge Base," Journal of Information Technology Education, 3, 219-226.
  • Teaching Area

  • Introduction to Programming Languages, C++ and JAVA
  • Introduction to Problem Solving
  • Computer Literacy
  • Introduction to Application Software
  • Extra Activities

  • Member of the accreditation team for Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Southern Illinois University Credit Union, Carbondale Illinois.
  • Chairperson of the Technology Committee, Southern Illinois University Credit Union, Carbondale Illinois.
  • Session Chair, Communication Algorithms & Protocols. International Conference on Wireless Networks, Las Vegas, June 26-29, 2006
  • Book review “Fluency with Information Technology”, by Lawrence Snyder. Published by Addison Wesley.
  • Active member of WDBX 91.1 FM Community Radio for Southern Illinois.