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About Abbas Moallem

Dr. Abbas Moallem has extensive and diverse experience in designing, developing and delivering successful, innovative and user-friendly products to market. He is a passionate leader and coach with a track record of success establishing highly talented and motivated user experience design teams that push the boundaries of simplicity, elegance and ease-of-use. Over 10 years of experience in designing award winning enterprise applications for several major companies in Silicon Valley including PeopleSoft, Oracle, Tumbleweed Communication, Axway, NETGEAR, Cisco and HID Global. He currently serves as Communication and Exposition Chair of the HCI International and the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International conferences. Dr. Moallem is on the editorial board of several professional publications and is the author of several articles and books in French and English.  Abbas also is the program chair of the HCI-CPT:2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HCI FOR CYBERSECURITY, PRIVACY AND TRUST. Dr. Moallem is the Editor of A NEW BOOK SERIES FROM CRC PRESS "The Human Element in Smart and Intelligent Systems Series.


2007 - Present Adjunct Professor, California State University, East Bay ‐ Psychology
1995 - Present Adjunct Professor, San Jose State University Industrial and Systems Engineering
2002 - 2007 Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University ‐ Industrial and Systems Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2008 - Present Communication and Exhibition Chair, AHFE International 2015
2005 - Present Communication Chair, HCI International 2015
1988 - Present Member, Bay Area Chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Present Director and UX Architect, UX Experts, LLC
2014 Board Member, The 3rd International Conference on User Science and Engineering 2014 (i-USEr 2014)
2011 - 2013 Senior Engineering Product Manager- UX/UI Expert, NETGEAR Corporation
2006 - 2011 Senior UE Architect/Usability Expert, Axway, Inc. /Tumbleweed
2010 Co-Chair, the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
2006 Co-Chair, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2006 Annual Conference
2000 - 2005 UI Architect /User Research, Usability and Information Architect Program Manager, Oracle/PeopleSoft Corporation
1990 - 2000 Owner & Principal Consultant, Ergo-Consult
Founder & Chief Editor, Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS
Past President, Bay Area Chapter of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Board Member, Ergonomics Modeling, Usability and Special Population, AHFEI
Communication and Exhibition Chair, HCI International
Founder & Chief Editor, HCI International NEWS
Board Member, International Conference on Human Side of Service Engineering
Certified Board Member, Oxford Research Institute, USA
Member, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Computer-Human Interaction (BayCHI)
International Program Committee Board Member, The Fifth IASTED International Conference on Human- Computer Interaction
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Honors and Awards

  • NETGEAR Innovation Award, 2012
  • HFES Certificate of Appreciation for contributions to the growth and development of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and its programs, 2008
  • MVP Award for Outstanding Contributions – Tumbleweed, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation in Teaching – San Jose State University, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation for contribution to the growth and development of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2006
  • Outstanding Contributor Award – PeopleSoft, 2004
  • PeopleSoft Hero Award, 2001


  • Human Computer Interaction & Cyber Security
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics


1987 PhD, University of Paris ‐ Human Factors and Ergonomics
1982 MS, University of Paris ‐ Ergonomics Engineering
1981 MS, University of Paris Creteil ‐ Biomechanics Engineering
1978 BS, University of Tehran

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