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Antonia Boadi, Ph.D., FacultyAntonia Boadi, Ph.D | aboadi@csudh.edu

Dr. Boadi is a member of the CSUDH Physics Department where she serves as Director of the CSUDH node of the CSU Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. The Center's projects explore vulnerabilities in the intelligence, instrumentation, processes and policies that protect the United States from terrorist attacks. Dr. Boadi has served as Principal Investigator on federal grants that apply systems science to the modeling and analysis of homeland defense and security threats, especially those related to nuclear counter-terrorism and clandestine communications. She directs the Defense and Homeland Security Research Team.

Dr. Boadi has more than 30 years of industry experience as both a staff engineer as well as a consulting Subject Matter Expert to projects involving defense and homeland security applications of systems engineering. Her professional experience includes the Air Force Space and Missile Station, Logicon, Inc. (subsumed by Northrup Grumman), the Aerospace Corporation, NASA Glenn Research Center and The RAND Corporation.

Dr. Boadi has served as Principal Investigator on grants from Verizon, the U.S. Department of Education, the US Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Dr. Boadi is a graduate of CSUDH, having completed a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science. Her graduate degrees include a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Southern California. Dr. Boadi was awarded a Career Development Grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE) to pursue a second Doctorate in Policy, Planning and Development with an emphasis in Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism.

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Hamid Pourmohammadi, FacultyHamid Pourmohammadi, Ph.D. | @csudh.edu | (310) 243-2717

Dr. Hamid Pourmohammadi received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 1996 and his M.S. degrees in Operations Research from the University of Southern California in 2000. He obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2005. Dr. Pourmohammadi research interests center on Optimization application in different areas including: Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management. His book entitled "Green Logistics for Regional Industrial Waste Materials and Byproducts" was published in 2009. Hamid has also been teaching quantitative courses at undergraduate and graduate level including: Business Statistics, Business Analytics, Operations Research, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management.

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Fynnwin Prager's headshotFynnwin Prager, Ph.D. | fprager@csudh.edu | (310) 243-3661

Fynn Prager is currently Assistant Professor of Public Administration at CSU Dominguez Hills, College of Business Administration and Public Policy. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at USC’s Price School of Public Policy and Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and he remains affiliated with the Center. He received his PhD in Policy, Planning, and Development from the Price School, and his research has focused on the policy and economics of disasters, particularly environmental and terrorism policy, and the impacts to regional economies and transportation systems. Fynn’s dissertation focused on climate policy, and used Computable General Equilibrium modeling to analyze the economic and distributional impacts of US federal emissions trading policy. He has also worked on similar assessments of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) and co-founded Carbon Retirement, an innovative London-based carbon offsets company. Fynn's recent research has focused on the economic impacts of terrorism and disaster events and related policy measures.

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