|Houman Younessi, Ph.D.|
|Born||28 May 1963|
|Fields||Software Engineering, Information Systems, Financial Analysis, Enterprise Strategy|
|Institutions||Rensselaer at Hartford|
|Alma mater||Swinburne University of Technology (Ph. D, M.S.), RPI (B.S., M.S.), MIT|
Houman Younessi (born 28 May 1963) is an Australian-American educator, practitioner, consultant and investigator in information systems, systems and software development processes, computer science, economics, decision science and business strategy. He teaches at the Hartford Graduate Campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.. He was previously associated with Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia.
Younessi is recognized for his work in the fields of defect management, software and system development processes and is an authority in object-oriented computing. Examples of his work include the OPEN  and the SBM methodologies and, more recently, recombinant programming.
A multi-disciplinarian, Younessi is also trained in economics, with interests in applying concepts of decision science and econometrics to financial investment and business economics. Younessi also works in strategies, models, measures and information systems for sustainable development. He has recently begun work in molecular biology, primarily researching chordoma, of which he is a survivor. He is known for his activist politics, his support of environmentalist causes, civil, social and economic rights. In addition to his professional interests, he is a keen photographer, artist and writer. Younessi is married with one son, an economist and raconteur.