Ali Shokoufandeh



Office: Univ. Crossings 100E
Phone: 215-895-2671



  • Ph.D. Computer Science (with Certificate in Cognitive Science), Rutgers University
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, Rutgers University
  • B.Sc. Computer Science, University of Tehran


Theory of algorithms, graph theory, combinatorial optimization, computer vision


Ali Shokoufandeh received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Tehran University, in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He is currently Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the Drexel University. He has held affiliations with the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999-2002), the The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania (Visiting Assistant Professor, 2003-2005). Dr. Shokoufandeh's research interests revolve around the design and analysis of algorithms for combinatorial and geometric problems and their applications to generic object recognition, shape representations as hierarchical graphs, and inexact graph indexing and matching. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Pattern Recognition Letters and IET Computer Vision.