Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Alireza  Khotanzad 
Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering  2017

Alireza Khotanzad, professor of Electrical Engineering in SMU's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, joined the SMU faculty in 1984 after earning B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Purdue University. His research focuses on pattern recognition, artificial neural networks and machine learning and their applications in computer vision and predictive analytics such as power system load forecasting. Professor Khotanzad has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and has received more than $1 million in external research funding. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and served as doctoral advisor for 23 Ph.D. graduates. He has served on editorial boards of several technical journals. In addition to his academic activities, Professor Khotanzad also is the founder and president of PRT, Inc., a high-tech engineering firm specializing in artificial intelligence based predictive analytics tools for the energy industry. In 2000, Professor Khotanzad received the Millennium Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the IEEE Dallas Section Engineer of the Year award in 1998. At SMU he received the outstanding electrical engineering faculty award three times. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering.