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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Missouri State University, Southeast. Prior to this, I spent more than two years as a Research Scientist Fellow in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis working with Prof. Art Graesser in Intelligent Tutoring Systems.  I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Electrical Eng. & Computer ScienceUniversity of Ottawa, Canada, under the supervision of Prof. Diana Inkpen.

Research Interests

Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence. Natural Language Generation (NLG) & Understanding; Machine Learning; Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Extraction, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Data Mining.

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor: Dept. of Computer Science, Southeast Missouri State University; Aug 2013-Current

Research Scientist: University of Memphis, IIS;  Mar 2011 — Aug 2013

Research Assistant: University of Ottawa, EECS; 2005 —  2011


Ph.D., Computer Science, 2011

University of Ottawa, Canada. Advisor:  Dr. Diana Inkpen

M.Sc., Computer Science

University of Ottawa, Canada. Advisor:  Dr. Wail Gueaieb


Teaching (past)

· CS177 Programming for Scientists and Eng. (Python): Spring 2014, Fall 2013

             TR(Lec) 14:30-15:20 DH022; M(Lab) 14:30-16:20 DH026

·  CS331 Applications Programming in Java: Spring 2014 (MWF 9:00am-9:50am)

·  IS360 Mobile Application Development (Android): Spring 2014

· CS245 Discrete Structures I: Fall 2013

· CS155 Computer Science I (C++): Fall 2013 (Labs)

Fazel Keshtkar

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Computer Science

University of Ottawa

News (more…)

· Dr. Keshtkar is a member of Editorial Manager for Journal of Educational Psychology and serves in reviewer committee; American Psychological Association (APA), 2012-presen

· Dr. Keshtkar serves as reviewer in Journal of IEEE’s Transactions on Affective Computing

· Dr. Keshtkar serves as Program Committee in 27th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2014

· Dr. Keshtkar organizes and is a Program Co-chairs of Special Track in Applied NLP at FLAIRS 27 2014 Conference

· Dr. Keshtkar serves as Program Committee in ACL 2013 Conference, Sentiment and Emotion Analysis Track.

· Dr. Keshtkar serves as Program Co-Chairs: AIED 2013; 16th Int. Conference in Artificial Intelligence in Education

· Dr. Keshtkar serves as Program Co-Chairs: EDM 2013; 6th Int. Conference in Educational Data Mining

· Dr. Keshtkar serves as Committee member for FLAIRS 2013, NLP area.

· Dr. Keshtkar serves teaches Java Programming, U of Memphis, COMP 4/6014 in Fall 2012

Fazel Keshtkar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Southeast Missouri State University


Contact Info:
Email:     fkeshtkar 
[ @ ] semo [ . ] edu
 Dempster Hall, DH021F
Tel:         +1-573-651-2208

Fax:        +1-573-651-2791

©2011-2014 Fazel Keshtkar, PhD

Southeast Missouri State University

Prospective Students

If you are interested in my research and would like to do interesting and fun projects, please feel free to send me a message. I would appreciate it if you could provide the following information:

· Your programming skills.

· The project or field you would like to work on.

· Please note that financial aid can only be granted to extremely competitive students and is subject to the availability of sufficient funds.