Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Besides teaching Perspective in Computer Science, I have designed, developed and taught courses, including Decision Quality Management, Research and Analysis of Business Problems, and Operations and Quality Management.
In addition to teaching in Lewis & Clark, Mathematical and Computer science department, I’m also an adjunct faculty at the Portland State University, School of Business Administration.
I have also worked over 15 years in Information Technology. This includes over 12 years in IBM, designing, developing, supporting and leading IBM products (WebSphere Suites) and custom solutions (including investment websites for major banks and kiosk solutions).
My research focuses on the application of technology in healthcare, to find pathways to improve the use of ubiquitous computing and other health innovations to improve the quality of life of growing elderly population. In collaboration with the OHSU Oregon Center for Aging & Technology (ORCATECH), I’m modeling elderly women’s decision making during the adoption of fall detection wearables and how daughters influence the adoption. I use qualitative and quantitative methods including ethnographic data collection and Fuzzy Cognitive Map.
Rahimi, N., & Jetter, A., Weber, C. M., An Inductive Ethnographic Study in Elderly Woman Technology Adoption and the Role of Her Children. In 2016 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) (In Press). IEEE
Rahimi, N., & Jetter, A. (2015, August). Explaining health technology adoption: past, present, future. In 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) (pp. 2465-2495). IEEE.
Rahimi, N., & Golzarian, J. (2015). Assessing the Kinect technology acceptance/diffusion into healthcare (the case of physical therapy).International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, 7(3), 269-292.
Rahimi, N., & Ibarra, M. (2014, July). A review of multiple user center design methods for new product development in smart and connected health applications. In Proceedings of PICMET’14 Conference: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology; Infrastructure and Service Integration (pp. 3498-3510). IEEE.
Rahimi, N., Nickeson, M., & Ghafoori, P. (2014, July). Assessing technologies for post discharge follow-up of orthopedic surgery. In Proceedings of PICMET’14 Conference: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology; Infrastructure and Service Integration (pp. 3465-3480). IEEE.
Durairajan, S., Prado, M. I., Rahimi, N., & Jahromi, S. R. (2013, July). Forecasting microprocessor technology in the multicore era using TFDEA. In2013 Proceedings of PICMET’13: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services (PICMET) (pp. 2108-2115). IEEE.
Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering and Technology Management at Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University
MBA 2013 Portland State University
B.S. in Computer Engineering 1993 Shiraz University (Iran)