Interests: 
Walking and activities related to nature.
Abi Salimi
Part Time Assistant Professor
Kennesaw State University

Dr. Abi Salimi is a part time faculty in the Software Engineering and Game Development department at Kennesaw State University; and the VP of National Programs at Consort Institute. He served as a Director in BDO Consulting’s Technology Advisory Services practice with more than 30 years of experience in project management, process improvement, and all phases of software development life cycle. Having a doctorate in Computer Science, he has focused on bottom line and client satisfaction objectives and has led project and process management engagements that increased productivity, improved quality and decreased costs.

Certified in Healthcare Information & Management Systems, Dr. Salimi has led change management and technology-driven initiatives, developing workflows, identifying gaps, and providing improvements. He was engaged in IT infrastructure and cybersecurity assessments and implementations based on frameworks and standards such as NIST, HITRUST, HIPAA and ISO. He was involved in development of an online application allowing clients to assess their IT and Cybersecurity maturities at different levels of granularity.

He has developed and implemented Health IT programs based on the ONC Health IT curriculum, and provided training in EHR systems and patient workflows. Dr. Salimi is also teaching Health IT at Emory University.

Dr. Salimi has led National Programs at Consort Systems and Consort Institute, providing Health Information Technology training to healthcare providers, and held process improvement leadership roles at UniSysQual, Inc., Scientific Games and Fidelity Information Services. He served as an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and was a member of the Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board.