Dr. Hosseini


Hossein Hosseini, PhD
Professor and
Computer Science Chair


Contact Information
Phone: (414)-229-5184
Fax: (414)-229-6958
E-Mail: hosseini@uwm.edu


Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
3200 N. Cramer St.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53211



University of Iowa Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD. 1982
Iowa State University Electrical and Computer Engineering M.E. 1977
Polytechnique University Electrical Engineering B.S.  1972


2002-Present Computer Science Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UW-Milwaukee
2009-Present Senator, UW-Milwaukee
2011-Present Division of Natural Sciences Executive Committee Member, UW-Milwaukee
2004-Present Founder and Co-Director of Computer Networks Laboratory, UW-Milwaukee
1983-Present Faculty with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UW-Milwaukee


Dr. Hoessein Hosseini is a Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).

 He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1982. Since then he has been a faculty member with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UWM. 

Dr. Hosseini’s expertise is in the areas of Computer Networks, Computer Architecture, Fault-Tolerance, Distributed and Parallel Computing. He is the founding Co-Director of the Computer Networks Laboratory at UWM. Dr. Hosseini has published over 120 papers in refereed journal and conference proceedings. One of his co-authored papers published in IEEE SPECTS 2009 has won the Best Paper Award. He has also published two book chapters. He is the recipient of a patent in the field of Computer Networks. His research has attracted funding from NSF and industry.

Dr. Hosseini has served on the editorial board of Cluster Computing Journal, published by Baltzer Science Publishers. He has served as a program committee member for several IEEE conferences. Currently he is serving as a program committee member for the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS).  He has regularly reviewed research papers for various journals and conference proceedings. He has also reviewed several books for different publishers. 

Dr. Hosseini has supervised nine PhD and over 60 MS students.  He has played an important role in the development of Computer Architecture and Computer Networks curriculums, and the BS degree program in Computer Engineering at UWM. As the Chair of the Computer Science Program, Dr. Hosseini has also played a continuous leadership role in the revisions in Computer Science undergraduate and graduate program curriculums.


My research spans a wide range of activities from publication, to funding, seeking patents, collaboration with colleagues and industry, and to graduate student thesis supervision. Over years I have worked on several different research projects with my students and my colleagues in pursuit of creative, novel, and original research work for the advancement of knowledge.

Research Interests
Computer Networks, Computer Architecture, Fault Tolerance, Distributed and Parallel Systems.


System for and method of scheduling routing table calculation in link state routing protocols, U.S. Patent 7756017, Issued on July 13, 2010

Funding & Collaboration

Have received funding for research as well as for education from NSF, Industry, and UW-Milwaukee.

Graduate Student Supervision

Have supervised or co-supervised 9 PhD students and over 60 MS students.

PhD Students Supervised or Co-Supervised:

Current PhD Students


My teaching contribution is very broad and comprehensive. It ranges from teaching courses, to course, laboratory, curriculum, and program development.

Program Development

Curriculum Development

I have played a leading role in the development of the Computer Network and Computer Architecture curriculums in our department. I have developed research as well as teaching components.

Course Development

I have developed the following graduate courses:

Laboratory Development

I have developed Computer Network Laboratory CS 530 and I am currently one of the co-directors of this lab.

Courses Taught (Partial list)


I have had the privilege to serve our department as a faculty as well as the department co-chair for several years. While this is a very rewarding experience, with each one comes its own duties, responsibilities and challenges. During my years of service, I have always aimed at fulfilling the mission of our department, college, and university which strike for the pursuit of excellence in research, education, and service.

Department Chair

I have served as the Computer Science Chair since 2002. The department chair is about leadership, management of the department affairs in consultation with the faculty, dean, and other university officials, and marketing the department programs to potential students and broader community. It requires dedication and commitment in facilitating excellent scholarly work, teaching, and service as stated in the mission and vision of the department. It is my honor to serve this position in pursuit of achieving the educational goals of our department.

University, College, and Department Committee Service (Partial List)

Professional Experience