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Associate Professor
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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • Doctoral program in IT Completed all required courses (20 courses) toward Doctoral degree in Instructional Technology at the University of Houston. (1995-1999)
  • Leadership Courses, related to the Doctoral program, completed at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK, Summer 1996)
  • M.S. in Computer Science University of Houston-Clear Lake (Houston, Texas) 1987
  • B.S. in Computer System Design University of Houston-Clear Lake (Houston, Texas) 1984
  • B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering Technology Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas) 1981
  • Associate Degree in Science Bee County College (Beeville, Texas) 1979


Research Interests

Research/Scholarly Activities

Operating Systems:

Knowledge of the following operating systems: HP, VAX/VMS, UNIX, LINUX, Solaris, Windows, and DECALPHA.

Programming Languages:

Proficient in the use of the following programming languages: FORTRAN, PASCAL, C, C++, Visual C++, Visual Basic, ADA, and JAVA.

Database Packages:

Have had experience in working with the following database packages: Dbase IV, Ingres, INFORMIX, and ORACLE.

Research and Development Experiences (R&D Experiences):

A. R&D Experiences as a Visiting Professor during Summer

  1. Hamilton Sundstrand, United Technologies Corporation, (Windsor Locks,
    Connecticut), 2006
  2. United Space Alliance (Houston, Texas), 1997-2005
  3. AT&T Bell Laboratories (Denver, CO), 1993-1995
  4. AT&T Bell Laboratories (Middletown, NJ), 1991
  5. AT&T Bell Laboratories (Denver, CO), 1989-1990

B. R&D Experiences as a graduate student

  1. University of Houston-Clear Lake (Houston, Texas) 1986-1987

During April and May 2006, my students and I did feasibility study forHamilton Sundstrand. The Hamilton Sundstrand One EVA Program Office was in the process of piloting and deploying a Management Information System (MIS) to facilitate the electronic dissemination of information as well as automate processes managed by Hamilton Sundstrand across the Program Community that includes multiple partner aerospace companies and the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) customer.

Summer of 1997, I, along with twelve different students, have been involved during both Summers and regular school terms at the United Space Alliance (NASA contractor) in Houston (TX) with several major NASA software projects: opportunities for the public to sight the Space Shuttle and Astronaut training. As a group, my students and I converted existing software (originally written in FORTRAN) to JAVA that allows the public to gain information regarding the position of the Shuttle for sighting at any time and any place in the world. This program is currently running on the Internet; and during 1999, Popular Science Magazine rated this software as one of the top ten scientific software packages on the WEB. We also designed WEB-based training software for the U.S. astronauts at the Johnson Space Center. Three pieces of these software are: The Book Creator (TBC), The HotSpots (THS), and The Virtual Book (TVB). We designed the Attitude Directional Indicator (ADI) trainer. It is a tool designed to manipulate the Space Shuttle RHC and is being written in C++. PUMA, PPROD_GEN, SKY WATCH, and FDOWeb are other projects developed at the USA and explained as follow: FDOWeb pronounced FidoWeb is an application written using Java. It is not an applet but a stand-alone application that runs on any PC with the Windows operating system. FDOWeb is an application that quickly and efficiently creates pre-flight trajectory data web sites per the requirements provided to DM32 (Flight Dynamics; an area of Technical Responsibility) by various customer throughout MOD (Missing Operations Directorate). FDOWeb will accept inputs through a single user interface, reformat the data (if required), and publish the final products to the location of the users choice. The resultant web site(s) will be standardized so that all flights and cycles will have a common look and feel.

SkyWatch is an Internet web-based Java application (applet) that predicts tracking data for Earth orbiting satellites. It uses trajectory information direct rom Mission Control in Houston. SkyWatch determines if any of the passes of a satellite will be visible to a ground observer. It also provides both digital and textual presentations of results. These include a graphical SkyTrack map of the night sky to help users make sightings. Also, it includes a re-entry sighting predictions which is something no other current sighting program can do. PSA PRODuct GENerator (PPROD_GEN) is a new CI required for the automated formatting/output of the prop charts and formal products. This new tool is to be based on the requirements of the product formatting within the current PUMA Code. Propellant Usage and Mass Analysis (PUMA) software is used to perform detailed propulsion systems analysis for OMS/RCS propellant budgeting and orbiter vehicle mass properties determination based on the timeline inputs and users/suppliers specifications.

The Task was to port the PUMA and TLGEN applications to PC. To do so, the interfaces written in X-Windows had to be rewritten in wxWindows. wxWindows is a set of libraries that allows C++ applications to compile and run on several different types of computer, with minimal source code changes. During the summer of 1995 at the AT&T Bell Laboratories in Denver (CO), assigned to test a new commercial software product called LoadRunner. This testing was necessary to determine whether of not LoadRunner could be used in conjunction with other work in progress at that time. Based upon results I obtained, a recommendation was made for the purchase of the LoadRunner. Subsequent to purchase, it was integrated into overall project (referred to as MMCS) at AT&T in Denver, which has now become Lucent Technologies.

During the summer of 1994 at the AT&T Bell Laboratories in Denver (CO), did feasibility study to determine whether or not an automated software testing product, WinRunner developed by Mercury Corp. could be used to test a Microsoft Windows based software program (Generic 3 Management Application R1V4.0) designed by the AT&T Bell Laboratories. My work produced definitive result that proved WinRunner can be used to test the Generic 3 software effectively and a listing of advantages
and disadvantages of the WinRunner software.

During the summer of 1993 at the AT&T Bell Laboratories in Denver (CO), worked on Traffic and Regression Test System (TARTS) script development using C++ in a Sun Workstation environment. It is a tip ring simulator used for testing both PBX and CO telephone switches. Wrote the following TART scripts in C++. AudioScript, AudioLeaveWordCalling, AudivCoverage, PDM, AutoAttendant, and AutoListen.

During the summer of 1991 at the AT&T Bell Laboratories in Middletown (NJ), designed software for an exclusive telephone set utilizing a Microsoft Software Development Kit and a C compiler. This software allows the user to select any number by passing the left button of the mouse so that the program reads the coordinates of the mouse and displays the selected number on the screen as it displays a bit-mapped image of a telephone set. During the summer 1990 at the AT&T Bell Laboratories in Denver (CO), evaluated the existing R1V4 software for the Audio Information Exchange (AUDIX). My evaluation concentrated on determining whether or not there is a correlation between a high complexity of software and error. The McCabes matrix concept was utilized in the evaluation process.

During the May of 1990, received training in the use of the CimStation Robotic Graphic Software produced by SILMA Corp (Cupertino, CA) on-site as part of my participation in the Lockheed software testing contract issued to the Department of Computer Science and Physics at Texas Southern University. The CimStation software is mounted on a SUN SPARC Station1 platform and is used for designing Robots Graphically. Since that time, participated in the Robotic Graphics Group in the Department, comprised ofboth faculty members and students, that is devoted to the design of Robots using the CimStation software.

Durring the summer 1989 at the AT&T Bell Laboratories in Denver (CO), completed a software engineering project related to the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN). The programming required as part of the project required my becoming proficient in the use of the C++ programming language, the concept of Object Oriented design and the use of X-Windows (designed at M.I.T.). Between 1986 and 1987 as part NASA/Johnson Space Center project at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Campus, designed database management system for the Mission Planning and Analysis Division (DBMS/MPAD). The design involved the use C language to interface with ORACLE.

Recent Publications

Publications and Software Developed

Javadian, Mohsen; Claude Jenkins; and Teko Atanga. FDO Web Creator. Houston Texas. proprietary software constructed for the United Space Alliance (NASA contractor), 2005.

Javadian, Mohsen; and Claude Jenkins. JAVA Checkout Monitor. Houston Texas. proprietary software constructed for the United Space Alliance (NASA contractor), 2006.

Javadian, Mohsen; Claude Jenkins; and Greg Phillips. Econsumable. Houston Texas. proprietary software constructed for the United Space Alliance (NASA contractor), 2007.

Javadian, Mohsen; Dotson, Ulysses; and Caro, Samuel Rapid Depressurization Tool Proprietary Software constructed for the United Space Alliance (Houston, TX). 2007.

Javadian, Mohsen, and Dotson, Ulysses “Mission Control Center Re-host” Rehost Space Center’s Misson Control computers to new operating system and test all software. (Houston, TX) 2008


During April and May 2006, money to support feasibility study. The support came from the Hamilton Sundstrand in the amount indicated below:

a) $5900.00

Between 1997 and 1999, money to support software development with the amount of $67,908.00 came from the United Space Alliance (NASA contractor) in the
amount indicated below:

a) Fall 1997, 11,161.00
b) Spring 1998, $18,885.00
c) Fall 1998, 16,308.00
d) Spring 1999, $21,554.00

Students participating in these projects have been hired directly at graduation by USA as Software Engineers, thus, creating a unique opportunity for career experience, resume enhancement, and swift placement in the workforce at the time of graduation in a professional environment with which they were familiar.