Seyah Hosseini

Hossein Hosseini

  • Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Professor Hosseini has been a leading figure in the field of Computer Architecture for the design of tiny microprocessors to supercomputers, Computer Networks and Internet. He served as the department co-chair for the Computer Science Program for several years. He advised many MS and PhD students. One of his former students, Satya Nadella, is Microsoft CEO.


  • PhD Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 1982
  • MS Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1977
  • BS  Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique University, Tehran, 1972

Research Focus

  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Networks
  • Embedded Systems
  • Fault-Tolerance
  • Distributed and Parallel Systems


  • M Goyal, D Rohm, W Xie, H Hosseini, K Trivedi, Y Bashir, A Divjak, “A Stochastic Model for Beaconless Operation of IEEE 802.15.4 MAC,” Computer Communications, 2011.
  • Hamed El-Afandi, Hossein Hosseini, and K. Vairavan, "Wireless Ad Hoc Protocols: A Comparison Study of DSR, AODV and IWAR," Journal of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, Special Issue, Vol. 6, No. 5, pages 181-190, Dec. , 2006
  • M. Goyal, W. Xie, S. H. Hosseini, and K. Vairavan, and D. Rohm, “Improving OSPF Dynamics on a Broadcast LAN,” SIMULATION of Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International – Special Issue on Recent Advances in Network Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 107-130, Feb. 2006.
  • S. H. Hosseini, B. Litow, M. Malkawi, J. McPherson, and K. Vairavan, "Analysis of a Graph Coloring Based Distributed Load Balancing Algorithm," Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 160-166, October 1990.
  • S. H. Hosseini, J. G. Kuhl, and S. M. Reddy, "A Diagnostic Algorithm for Distributed Computing Systems with Dynamic Failure and Recovery," IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. C-33, No. 3, pp. 223-233, March 1984