Farshid Marbouti

Assistant Professor
General Engineering 
Applied Computing for Behavioral and Social Sciences
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
San Jose State University

Office: ENGR-233L


Preferred: farshid.marbouti@sjsu.edu


National Science Foundation, IUSE Program, NSF DUE 1827406, 2018-2021

  • Title: Researching How You Teach Holistic Modeling (RHYTHM)
  • Role: PI, Amount awarded to SJSU: $78,000
  • Collaborative proposal with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and University of Louisville, Total: $300,000

San José State University, College of Engineering Endowment Fund, 2018-2019

  • Title: Engineering Student Success Pathways
  • Role: PI, Amount awarded: $56,000

National Science Foundation, IUSE Program, NSF EEC 1329304, 2013-2017 

  • Title: Expert-Novice Framework to Support Student and Instructor Feedback on Design
  • Role: Postdoc/Graduate Research Assistant, Amount awarded: $300,000

Publication/Presentation Summary

  • Published 8 peer reviewed journal papers
  • Presented 9 workshops and invited talks
  • Disseminated 45 peer reviewed conference publications or presentations

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Marbouti, F., Shafaat, A., Ulas, J., & Diefes-Dux, H. (2018). Influence of time of class on students’ grades in an active learning course. Journal of Engineering Education, 107(3), 468-490.
  2. Marbouti, F., Mendoza-Garcia, J., Diefes-Dux, H., & Cardella, M. (2017). Written feedback provided by first-year engineering students, undergraduate teaching assistants, and educators on design project work. European Journal of Engineering Education, DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2017.1340931
  3. Marbouti, F., Diefes-Dux, H., & Madhavan, K. (2016). Models for early prediction of at-risk students in a course using competency-based grading. Computers & Education, 103, 1-15.
  4. Cardella, M., Diefes-Dux, H., & Marbouti, F. (2016). Written feedback on design: A comparison of students and educators. International Journal of Engineering Education, 32, 1481-1491.
  5. Marbouti, F., & Wise, A. F. (2016). Starburst: A new graphical interface to support productive engagement with others’ posts in online discussions. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(1), 78-113.
  6. Wise, A. F., Speer, J., Marbouti, F., & Hsiao, Y. T. (2013). Broadening the notion of participation in online discussions: Examining patterns in learners’ online listening behaviors. Instructional Science, 41(2), 323-343.
  7. Wise, A. F., Marbouti, F., Hsiao, Y. & Hausknecht, S. (2012). A survey of factors contributing to learners’ “listening” behaviors in asynchronous discussions. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 47(4), 461-480.
  8. Wise, A. F., Perera, N., Hsiao, Y., Speer, J., & Marbouti, F. (2012). Microanalytic case studies of individual participation patterns in an asynchronous online discussion in an undergraduate blended course. The Internet and Higher Education, 15(2), 108-117.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering Education, Purdue University - May 2016
  • Master of Art (M.A.) in Educational Technology and Learning Design, Simon Fraser University - May 2012
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Amirkabir University of Technology - Jan. 2005
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Engineering, Software, Sharif University of Technology - June 2002


Dr. Farshid Marbouti is an assistant professor of general (interdisciplinary) engineering and former co-chair for senate student success committee at San José State University (SJSU). He received his PhD in Engineering Education at Purdue University. Dr. Marbouti's research interests center around student academic success. To date, he has published 9 peer-reviewed papers, which were accepted into selective journals, and 50 conference papers. Dr. Marbouti's current projects are Researching How You Teach Holistic Modeling (RHYTHM), funded by NSF, and Engineering Student Success Pathways, funded by SJSU college of Engineering.


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