Dr. Esfahanian joined MSU in 1983. His research interests include applied graph theory, computer networks, fault-tolerant computing, and web mining. He has published articles in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers, NETWORKS, Discrete Applied Mathematic, Graph Theory, and Parallel and Distributed Computing. From 1996 to 1999, he was an Associate Editor of NETWORKS, an international journal. He served as the department's graduate director for 10 years.