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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.


Present Adjunct Professor, San Jose State University Industrial and Systems Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

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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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Books (1)

Conference Proceedings (10)

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Journal Articles (4)

Newsletter Articles (1)

Book Chapters (4)

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