Prof. Mark Abdollahian
Mark Abdollahian

Ph.D in Political Science, Claremont Graduate University

LOCATION McManus 224
PHONE 909.621.8803

Teaching & Research Interests
Strategic Decision Making, International Political Economy, Sustainable Development, Economics, Growth, Human Social Cultural Behavioral Modeling, Econometrics, Predictive Analytics, Computational Modeling and Simulation, Data Analytics and Visualization.

Dr. Mark Abdollahian delivers advanced analytics for data driven decision-making. His global experience spans national policy, corporate strategy, economic development, finance, public-private partnerships, M&A and business process reengineering. He creates, architects and implements enterprise class data and strategy analytics used by the US Government, the World Bank and the United Nations as well as private sector companies worldwide, including Arthur Andersen, Motorola, McKinsey, Raytheon, British Aerospace, Chevron and DeBeers. Dr. Abdollahian develops, manages and applies behavioral and predictive analytics to strategic and operational issues across government and business, focusing on bringing to market next generation innovations today.

Dr. Abdollahian is author of dozens of articles and two books on data driven strategy across business, politics and economics. He is a board member for several private and nonprofit enterprises and lectures to audiences worldwide. Dr. Abdollahian is a Full Clinical Professor at the Division of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, cofounder of Sentia Group, and currently chief executive officer of ACERTAS. In addition to Bachelors degrees in Political Science, History, and French from Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Abdollahian holds a Master’s degree in Foreign and Defense Policy and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Mathematical Modeling from Claremont Graduate University.


 Dr. Abdollahian is a principal or co-principal in the following research grants:

  • From Stewardship to Sustainability: Sustainable Energy Modeling (SEMPro)” Edison International in 2010.
  • “Computational Political Economy Experimentation” Defense Advanced Research Project Agency in 2009.
  • “Integrated Crisis & Early Warning Systems” Defense Advanced Research Project Agency in 2007.
  • “Pre Conflict Anticipation & Shaping” Defense Advanced Research Project Agency in 2005. 


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Curriculum Vitae

 SPE 471 Strategy for Business, Economics & Politics
 SPE 316 Computational Agent Based Modeling
 PP 487 Applied Data Analysis & Econometrics
 SPE 448 Social Network Analysis
 SPE 439 System Dynamics
 SPE 486 Data Analytics and Visualization

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