Contact Information:

Department of Computer Science,
851 S. Morgan (M/C 152)
Room 1120 SEO
Chicago, IL 60607-7053

Office: 2055 ERF

Laboratory Website: The Process Mining and Intelligent System Analytics Team: PROMINENT

Lab Location: 4209 SEL

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2000

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1993

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Technology & Science, 1990

Dr. Darabi’s main research interest is in Data Driven Decision Making (3DM) with applications in healthcare, education, safety, and business systems. Dr. Darabi’s research team focuses on both the theory and applications of 3DM. Data mining, process mining, machine learning, time series, and statistical learning are among various techniques used by Dr. Darabi’s team to build successful and applied decision making models. Dr Darabi’s team has expertise in all stages of 3DM research projects. The stages include 1- collecting, construction, and fusion of large electronic data repositories, 2- data cleansing, imputation, transformation, preprocessing, feature analysis, and visualization, 3- analysis, fact finding, hypothesis testing, and deriving multi-dimensional analytics of system performance, 4- developing and testing predictive models, and 5- constructing dynamic and robust decision making models that calculate the optimal decisions available to system stakeholders based on system’s future state predictions . Students graduating from Dr. Darabi’s research group are usually hired as Data Scientists, Statistical Analyst, Research Analyst, Decision Science Consultant, Operations Research Analyst, and Machine Learning Analyst in fortune 500 companies. For more details please visit our web site at

IEEE, Senior Member

IIE, Senior Member