Associate Professor of Computer Science
Farshad Ravanshad is an associate professor of Computer Science.
Farshad earned his bachelor's degree in Physics from College of New Jersey (formerly known as Trenton State College).
He then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to pursue graduate studies in Physics and received his M.S. in Physics. As a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Michigan, Farshad developed a passion for teaching.
After working for several years in the New York metro area, he was drawn back to the classroom and attended Columbia University and later New York University where he worked on his master's degree.
After graduating from NYU, Farshad joined a software development & consulting firm to work as a programmer/analyst.
Prior to joining the faculty at Housatonic Community College, Farshad worked as a consultant software developer at Goldman Sachs and later as a software engineer at Accoona Corporation (Twing.com), a startup Internet search engine company. As a member of the search group at Twing.com, Farshad participated in designing, implementing, and deploying a multi-threaded and distributed specialized search engine that collected, stored, and analyzed large amounts of data from online bulletin boards and forums. The project utilized big data technologies.
Farshad is a member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society. Farshad enjoys spending time in nature, hiking, mountain climbing, and cycling.