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Sharif University of

SUTA South California chapter

Southern California Chapter is one of the most active chapters in SUTA.


With big Iranian population and Sharif graduates in southern California, Chapter tries to have regular board meetings and bimonthly gatherings mostly for occasions like Norooz, Yalda and Mehregan to keep the sharif family closer together.


In gatherings, chapter tries to have some technical talks ( speakers are mainly Sharif graduates ) along with entertainments.

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APSIH's 19th Annual Academic Achievement award

SUTA Southern California is proud to announce that this year we provided two awards to APSIH's (Association of professors and scholars of Iranian Heritage) 19th Annual Academic Achievement award program.

On May 15, 2016 SUTA Southern California recognized two Sharif University graduates in a memorable APSIH ceremony UCLA.

The first SUTA award winner was Miss Parisa Mansourifard, PhD, with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from SUT (Sharif University of Technology), and a MS in Computer Science and PhD in Electrical Engineering from USC. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at MIT and Research Associate at USC. She has several published papers in referred journals and conference proceedings. This award was sponsored by Dr. Navab.

​The second SUTA award winner was Mr. ​​​Mehdi Zamanipour, PhD, with ​a ​BS in Industrial Engineering from SUT, and​ a​ MS and PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Arizona. His emphasis is in Transportation Engineering and researches in Multi-Modal Intelligent Traffic Signal Systems. He ​has ​also published several journal papers and conference proceedings. ​This award was sponsored by​ ​Dr. ​Sepehr ​Faribai, and Dr. ​Mehdi ​Hatamian​.

We are hoping to continue this great tradition in the years coming.

​Please write to us at suta.southern.california@gmail.com and help us financially to put together more awards for next year's ceremony, and celebrate more accomplished Sharif alumni.

Board Of Directors

SUTA Southern California Chapter

Nowruz Gathering : Sunday, March 13 , 2016

On May 10th gathering, new board members were elected by people attended the meeting (following picture)

SoCal board members

Standing, from left: Ali MirSalimi, Farshid Roumi (no longer is a member), Sepehr Akhavan, Ami Ali Tabandeh and Behzad Kashefipour (no longer is a member)

Sitting, from left: Mansour Rad, Soheyla Kamal, Mitra Zaimi (Mohimani), Shirin Vakilian and Mohammad Tavakoli

Recent events (bimonthly gatherings ):

Jan 17th 2016 in UCI at 7000 Palo Verde Rd, Irvine, CA 92697 (from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Oct. 11 2015 in Tee Room Restaurant at 3100 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660 ( from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Aug. 2nd 2015 in dmf lighting at 1118 E. 223rd Street Carson, CA 90745  (from 1 to 4 pm)

May 10th 2015 in Broadcom Corporation at 5300 California Avenue, Irvine, CA 92617

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