G. Reza Djavanshir

G. Reza Djavanshir, ScD

Professor of Practice
Academic AreaInformation Systems
Areas of InterestStrategy Architecture, Advanced Topics in Systems Designs and Integration, Global-sourcing Strategy, Telecommunication Networks and Syst

Dr. Reza Djavanshir, Doctor of Science in Systems Engineering, joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2002.
He is a Professor in the practice track with specific expertise in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart
Infrastructures developments, Technology Transfer, Institutionalizations, and Strategic Planning.


  • ​ScD, Systems Engineering, George Washington University.
  • MS, Industrial Engineering & O.R. George Washington University (Advisor, Donald Gross).
  • BSc, Mathematical Sciences, State University of Azarabadegan-Tabriz, Iran.​


Selected publications


  • G. Reza Djavanshir, Communications for IT Professional, with Liebowitz, J, Agresti, W. Prentice Hal,NJ: (2006).

Book Chapters

  • Djavanshir, G. R. (2016). The Institutional Inertias of Technology-driven Economics Development. In Phillip Phan (Ed.), Academic Entrepreneurship: Translating Discoveries to the Marketplace. Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Publisher, pp. 185-205. (20th ed., pp. 185-205). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Djavanshir, G. (2014). What are Systems-of-Systems (Metasystem) and Authopoietic (self- producing) Systems. In Phillip Laplante and et al., / IEEE and Pennsylvania State University (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology. New York, NY: Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology, Francis Taylor and IEEE.
  • Alavizadeh, A., Djavanshir, G., Tarokh, M. J., Mo, J. (2012). Agile Value Creation and Co- evolution in Global Supply Chains. In Ephrem Eyob and 10th Ed.), Customer- Oriented Global Supply Chains (vol. 1, pp. 30). IGI Global Publisher.


  • Technology Based Strategic Planning, study guide, McGraw Hill, 2004.
  • Djavanshir, G., R., Novitzky, J. &  Khorramshahgol, R.  (2009). "Critical Characteristics of Meta-Systems:   Toward Defining Meta-systems’ Governance Structure." IEEE Computer Society, IT Pro.  Vol. 11. No 2.
  • Khorramshahghol, R. & Djavanshir, G.R. (August 2008). Application of analytic hierarchy process to Taguchi method to determine proportionality constant in quality loss function. IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management.
  • Djavanshir, G. R. & Khorramshahgol, R. (July 2007). The key process areas of systems integration. IEEE Computer Society IT Pro.
  • Djavanshir, G. R., & Agresti, W.W. (2007). Success factors in IT consulting and their reliance on effective communications. IEEE Computer Society IT Pro, 8(1), 24-29.
  • Djavanshir, G. R. & Khorramshahghol, R. (1996). An evaluation of networking technologies. Journal of Telematics and Informatics, 13(1), 17-22.

Working papers

  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Diagnoses
  • Artificial Intelligence in service deliveries.
  • Smart Infrastructures developments for building Smart Cities.



  • Data (Telecom) Networks Infrastructures and Emerging Technologies.
  • IT Development and Global-sourcing Strategies.
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Business Analytics. Managing Complex Projects


  • Advanced Topics in Information Systems - Large-scale Meta-systems ("System-of-Systems") Architecture.
  • Telecom Networks, Mobile and Cloud Systems
  •  Technology Strategic Planning

Honors and distinctions


  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence, 2019
  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence, 2018
  • Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence, 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University’s Students Association, 2010.

Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor In Chief (AEIC), IEEE, Computer Society IT Professionals: 2017 -
  • Chief Editor for IEEE Computer Society, ITPro.’s Special Issue in Artificial Intelligence (AI), 2020.
  • Chair IEEE Computer Society for Selecting and awarding Best papers, 2018 – Present.
  • Editor (Information Systems), IEEE Computer Society, ITPro; 2004 – Present.
  • Associate Editor, JCIS - Journal of Computer and Info Systems, Minneapolis, 2012 – Present
  • Associate Editor, IEEE, Technology and Society: November 1, 2010 – 2017.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Administrative Science: September 2007 – 2014.