Mehrgan Mostowfi
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Assistant Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 122, 501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639

Office: 2240B Ross Hall
Office Hours for Summer 2016:
Tuesday, and Thursday 11am to 12:30pm or by appointment

Currently Teaching
  • CS 460/560: Problem Solving with Supercomputers – Fall 2016 [syllabus]
The courses I taught and redesigned while I was a graduate student at USF can be found in my CV.

Student Supervision
Ph.D. Committees
  • Niloofar Ramezani, Department of Applied Statistics and Research Methods, Expected Graduation: Fall 2017. (Research Advisor: Trent Lalonde)
Undergraduate Students
  • Erica Garner, "Design and Development of a novel Automatic Attendance Tracking System," Software Engineering Senior Project, Spring 2015.
The students I co-advised with my PhD advisor while I was a graduate student at USF can be found in my CV.

Research Interests

Computer networks: performance evaluation, analytical and simulation modeling. Green networks: reducing the energy consumption of wired networks with emphasis on individual end devices and intermediate equipment.

Journal papers/Conference proceedings
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi and Khalil Shafie, "An Analytical Model for the Power Consumption of Dual-Mode EEE," IET Electronics Letters, April 2016. [IET Digital Library]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi, "Packet Coalescing for Dual-Mode Energy Efficient Ethernet: A Simulation Study," Proceedings of the Eighth EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools '15), Athens, Greece, August 2015. [ACM DL]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi, "A Simulation Study of Energy Efficient Ethernet with Two Modes of Low-Power Operation," IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 19, No. 10, July 2015. [IEEE Xplore]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi, "Major Dynamic Power Management Methods in Wired Networks: A New Taxonomy," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2015. [IEEE Xplore]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi, Ken Christensen, SangHak Lee, and Jungmee Yun, "SME Web Energy Efficient Platform (SWEEP): A New Architecture for a Hybrid Web Server," Journal of Sustainable Computing - Informatics and Systems, Vol. 3, No. 4, December 2013, pp. 249-261. [paper] [ScienceDirect]
  • Allen Roginsky, Ken Christensen, and Mehrgan Mostowfi, "Extending Idle Periods: An Analysis of On-Off Scheduling," Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 2123-2136, November 2013. [paper]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi, Ken Christensen, SangHak Lee, and Jungmee Yun, "Timed Redirection: HTTP Request Coalescing to Reduce Energy Use of Hybrid Web Servers," Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Clearwater, FL, October 2012. [paper] [poster] [IEEE Xplore]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi and Ken Christensen, "An Energy-Delay Model for a Packet Coalescer," Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2012, March 2012. [paper] [talk] [IEEE Xplore]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi and Ken Christensen, "Saving Energy in LAN Switches: New Methods of Packet Coalescing for Energy Efficient Ethernet," Proceedings of the International Green Computing Conference (IGCC'11), Orlando, FL, July 2011. [paper] [talk] [IEEE Xplore]
  • Ken Christensen, Pedro Reviriego, Bruce Nordman, Michael Bennett, Mehrgan Mostowfi, and Juan Antonio Maestro, "IEEE 802.3az: The Road to Energy Efficient Ethernet," IEEE Communications, Vol. 48, No. 11, pp. 50-56, November 2010.[paper] [IEEE Xplore]
Book Chapter
  • Anna Ursyn and Mehrgan Mostowfi, "Visualization by Coding: Drawing Simple Shapes and Forms in Various Programming Languages," Chapter in "Maximizing Cognitive Learning Through Knowledge Visualization", Edited by Anna Ursyn, released in February 2015. [igi-global]
  • (Research Grant) "MRI: Acquisition of a High Performance Computing Cluster for Multidisciplinary Research and Education at the University of Northern Colorado" National Science Foundation Major Research Instrument Award No. ACI-1429003, September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2017, Amount: $199,926 ($139,948 from NSF and $59,978 in matching from UNCO), co-PIs: Seth Frietze, David Lerach, David Hydock, and Wendilyn Flynn. [NSF]
  • Fellowship in the UNC Sponsored Research Fellowship Program (SRFP), 2016 to 2018, Amount: $12,000 in the form of a course release, summer support and travel funding.
  • (Research Grant) "A Testbed for Evaluating Energy-Efficient Internet Protocols: Performance Evaluation of HTTP Timed Redirection," UNCO Internal RDFD Award No. QR043, 2014 to 2016, Amount: $9,800. (sole PI)
  • (Teaching Grant) "Developing and Delivering an Interdisciplinary Course: Problem Solving with Supercomputers," UNCO Internal Program for Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Course Creation (PI2C2), Fall 2015 to Fall 2016, Amount: $10,000 in the form of two course releases. (Sole PI)
  • (Service Grant) "Travel Support for Participation in the ABET Fundamentals of Assessment Workshop," UNCO Internal Assessment Mini-Grant, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, Amount: $3,000. (Other PI: Charmayne Cullom)
Patents/Technical Disclosures
  • Ingo Mclean, Mehrgan Mostowfi, and Ken Christensen, "Systems And Methods For Automatically Selecting A Communication Channel," U.S. Patent 9,106,559 filed to the US Patents and Trademark Office on January 16, 2013, granted on August 11, 2015. [USPTO]
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi, "Packet Coalescing and Server Substitution for Energy-Proportional Operation of Network Links and Data Servers," Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, May 2013.
  • Mehrgan Mostowfi, "Improving the Energy Efficiency of IEEE 802.3az EEE and Periodically Paused Switched Ethernet," Master's Thesis, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, July 2010.
Service to the School of Mathematical Sciences
  • Coordinator of the School's CS and CG Courses, Fall 2013 to date.
  • Academic Advising of Approximately 20 Undergraduate Students in the Computer Science Concentration, Fall 2013 to date.
  • Member of the Web Committee, Spring 2014 to date.
  • Member of search committee for the position of Instructor of Computer Science, Spring 2014.
  • Faculty advisor of UNC CIS Technology Club (with Charmayne Cullom), Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Service to the College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • NHS Dean's representative on the Information Technology Committee, Fall 2014 to date.
Service to the Profession
  • NSF Major Research Instrumentation review panellist, 2016.
The professional service I provided while I was a graduate student at USF can be found in my CV.
Last updated on May 23, 2016