|Houman Younessi, Ph.D.|
|Born||28 May 1963|
|Fields||Software engineering, Information systems, Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, Systems biology and Functional genomics|
|Institutions||University of Connecticut|
|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 informatics, large scale software development processes, computer science, decision science, molecular biology and functional genomics. He is currently a research professor at University of Connecticut. He was previously the head of faculty and professor at Hartford Graduate Campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, Connecticut and prior to that, a member of the faculty at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia where he attained tenure in 1997.
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 molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics. His primary interest is in systems and functional biology, particularly work that pertains to disease and development. He also holds a masters degree in management, specializing in economics and finance.
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, poet and essayist. Younessi is married to Sheyda, an executive in the health industry, and they have one son, Daniel, who is an economist and raconteur.