Mostafa  K. Ardakani, Ph.D., P.E., PMP

Associate Professor, 

Information System and Business Analytics

Welcome to my personal website.

Bio: Dr. Mostafa K. Ardakani has successfully completed his Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Civil Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Washington D.C. and obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in 2013. Dr. Ardakani played a crucial role in securing $6.7 million with 100% matching funds through NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grants, an achievement recognized by the Governor of New York. He served as the director of the Infrastructure, Transportation, and Security Center at the State University of New York. Dr. Ardakani has conducted training programs for industry and government personnel, including the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. With over a decade of experience, he has taught undergraduate and graduate students both in the United States and internationally. In addition, he has delivered lectures to government delegations in D.C., New Jersey, and Virginia, and provided consulting services to oil and airline companies.

At a personal level, I help underprivileged children to succeed in education. Swimming and hiking are my favorites; and I like being in nature. I also have an aptitude for investment strategies (made $1M from -$2K in 10 years). 


1st rank Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Transportation), the Catholic University of America (Jan 2014), GPA: 4.0

1st rank Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (2009), GPA: 19.08

1st rank in Ph.D. Industrial Engineering Entrance Examination (2003)

1st rank M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (2003), GPA: 18.24

1st rank B.Sc. Industrial Engineering, Azad University (2001), GPA: 17.67 (out of 20)

University Faculty Excellence Award, recognized by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (2017)

International Young Scientist, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (2010)

Hennessy Distinguished Scholar Award, the Catholic University of America (CUA), (2008)