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Ebrahim Tarshizi, PhD

Academic Director

Academic Degrees

PhD, Geo-Engineering – University of Nevada, Reno
MS, Data Science – Michigan Tech
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – University of Nevada, Reno
MS, Mining Engineering, with a graduate minor in Business – University of Nevada, Reno
BS, Exploration Engineering – Azad University

Areas of Interest

Applications of Data Science in Occupational Health and Safety, Text and Web Mining Applications and Ethics in Data Science.


Dr. Ebrahim Tarshizi is a Professor of Practice and Academic Director of the Applied Data Science (MS-ADS) and Applied Artificial Intelligence (MS-AAI) programs at the University of San Diego’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering and he serves on the scientific advisory board for a tech start-up company in San Diego, CA. He is an Adjunct Professor of Data Science and Business Analytics at National University, where he has taught a variety of analytics courses. He is also an instructor for the UCSD Extension’s Business Intelligence Analysis.

Ebrahim is a former senior technical advisor for the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Mining Research Program. He was a visiting scholar at UCSD’s San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and an Assistant Professor at Michigan Tech, where he spent over two years to co-develop a new engineering curriculum.

Ebrahim received a PhD in Geo-Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He obtained an MSc in Data Science from Michigan Tech and an MBA from UNR College of Business. He earned a BSc in Exploration Engineering in Iran. Ebrahim has published several articles in international journals and symposium proceedings and has delivered many technical reports and presentations at professional meetings and conferences. He has received several University, national and international awards and honors.


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