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  • June 23, 2020 13:55 | Shariar Makarechi

    Webinar on Zoom scheduled for July 18, 2020 at 12 Noon EST by Farrokh Mohamadi, Ph.D.

    Entrepreneur, Visionary, Problem Solver and Inventor.


    Dr. Mohamadi has nearly forty years of experience with diverse, multi-disciplined careers addressing state-of-the-art technologies and the development of semiconductor and sub-system products. He has hands-on experience with all phases of planning, design, productization and qualification tactics, allocating and monitoring budgets, and managing the financial performance of various operations.

    During past decades, he has led the development and launch of more than twenty innovative systems by fusing multiple sensors to scan and provide radio frequency images of various stationary or on-the-move objects. He has directed the development of advanced electronics-based imaging algorithms to detect anomalies in homogenous media. He has launched first-in-the-industry drones and land robots integrated with fused sensors for a variety of land and aerial applications. Lately, he has been addressing machine vision and neural networks applications to identify objects in a clutter, as well as pattern recognition algorithms for collision avoidance of autonomous systems.

    Dr. Mohamadi has founded multiple startups in the fields of objects scanning and imaging, SATCOM and wireless communications. He is currently the founder and president of TiaLinx, Inc., which is a leading developer of state-of-the-art multi-spectra fused-sensors integrated with ultra-wideband (UWB) millimeter and microwave cluster of radiometry systems that can be used for a variety of artificial intelligence-based applications to save lives.

    He is also the co-founder and chairperson of the Board of Intellicopter, Inc., which is developing Intellirover robots to assist in the autonomous delivery of medicine and goods in hospitals.

    Dr. Mohamadi has prior experience with a myriad of Fortune 500 companies, such as Broadcom Corporation, Lucent Technologies, and Oak Technologies, where he developed the industry’s first 10 GbE transceivers, optical networking, QPSK and QAM chips for digital satellite content delivery, respectively. As an executive of National Semiconductor Corporation (acquired by Texas Instruments) he was responsible for $300M of manufacturing and operations of semiconductor products with more than 1,000 employees in his organization.

    His teams in various companies have developed first-in-the-industry products over many decades, such as the LM12L458 (12 bit data acquisition system on a chip, 1993), BCM8010 (10 GbE transceivers for automotive and industrial applications, 2000), XPT110 (fully integrated single TIA, CDR, LD and LA with XFP interface for WAN/LAN/SAN markets, 2001), Cougar20-H (sense-through-the-wall robot for first responders, 2011), Phoenix50-H (sense-through-the-roof drone for first responders, 2011), Lynx10-B (sense-through-the-ground post-earthquake live person detector, Intellinet Sensor merger, 2015), AR60-A (millimeter wave scanner to detect abnormal tissues, MamoMedix merger, 2015), and Artificial Intelligence-based networks (2017-2019).

    He has had the privilege of working with many brilliant and industrious Iranian technical staff over the past four decades. Many of the innovative product launches are the result of teamwork by his Iranian, Iranian-American, and international team members.

    He received his B.S.E.E. from Sharif University, Ph.D.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

    Dr. Mohamadi has authored dozens of peer reviewed technical papers related to the properties of heavy metals and large scale chip interconnects and integrated circuit manufacturing, owns 73 granted U.S. patents and 15 pending patents related to the applications of Machine Learning and Computer Vision, RF Beamforming, Scanner Imaging, distributed polarized EHF and SHF antenna arrays, wafer scale integration of active arrays, clock distribution at extreme speeds, non-volatile memory cells, high voltage Si based devices, and polarized W-band Transmitter-Receivers:


    He takes great pride in his Persian heritage and in recognition of his mentor Dr. Mohamad Ali Modjtahedi (Principal of Alborz High School and Founder of the Arya-Mehr University-- Sharif Technology University), he has produced and dedicated to him tens of documentary clips about the innovations by the Ancient Persians from Medes, Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanid empires, and the history of many Persian polymaths in the post Islamic era: https://t.me/InnovativePersians

    Dr. Mohamadi was also a co-founder of the Society of Iranian Professionals in 1982 to expand networking amongst the community of Iranian professionals in the Bay Area and Northern California. He is an admirer of many of his friends in academia who have dedicated their career and life to educate and train future scientists, engineers, educators, and researchers with an immense love to serve the world and take pride in their heritage. He believes solutions to address many of the world’s problems can be tackled by tolerance, creating an environment of constructive criticism, rejecting complacence, and emphasizing education.

    Other channels that he has created and could be of interest to the public is about Artificial Intelligence in the English language: https://t.me/ArtificialNeuralNetworks, and in Parsi narration: https://t.me/AIPersian.

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    Topic: SUTA Zoom Webinar on Application of AI in Industry

    Time: Jul 18, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • June 09, 2020 20:17 | Shariar Makarechi

    Essentials of Inventive Thinking

    Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis

    University of Southern California

    About the Seminar:

    Great engineering systems, processes and products are usually based largely on the exercise of inventive thinking and not on routine procedures for engineering analysis and optimization. Research and development could conservatively aim at making marginal improvements to the state-of-the-art in the chosen domain, or it may be based on original and novel ideas and potentially lead to breakthrough impacts and discovery of new frontiers. Creative engineers and researchers use inventive, non-routine approaches and in most instances their creations clearly stand out. Inventive thinking and problem solving enriches professional life and brings prosperity to organizations and society. Creativity in technology, i.e., the ability to invent, can be acquired and enhanced.

    This seminar intends to inspire the participants with a strong motivation and some knowledge to take the path of inventive thinking and to initiate and pursue novel ideas that lead to successful creation of new products, processes, and systems. Some basic aspects of entrepreneurship and company startup will also be presented.

    About the Speaker: Behrokh “Berok” Khoshnevis Biography

    Behrokh Khoshnevis is the Louise L. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Engineering and is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) at the University of Southern California. He is also the President and CEO of Contour Crafting Corporation. He is active in robotics, and mechatronics related research and development projects that concern several novel Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) processes such as Contour Crafting large-scale fabrication, SIS, which is licensed to HP for fabrication of polymeric and metallic parts and SSS for fabrication of high temperature alloys, ceramics and composites, as well as development of mechatronics systems for biomedical applications (e.g., digital dental prostheses fabrication, robotics for orthodontics, rehabilitation engineering, and tactile sensing devices), autonomous mobile and modular robots for fabrication and assembly on Earth, in space and on other planets, and specialized innovative equipment for oil and gas as well as renewable energy industries. He has numerous inventions and over 100 US and international patents as well as nearly 200 refereed technical publications.

    He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering, a Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation and a NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Fellow. He has won several awards including the Khwarizmi International Award (KIA Laureate), USC School of Engineering Senior Research award, Pete Lohman Best Engineering Alumni award, and Sharif University of Technology One of Top 50 (among ~50,000) Alumni Award.

    Because of his Contour Crafting invention he received the 2014 Grand Prize among 1000+ globally competing technologies in a competition organized by NASA. Contour Crafting was selected earlier as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; and has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of our time by the renowned Harvard Professor, Clayton Christensen, who coined the term “disruptive technology”.

    Dr. Khoshnevis’ another 3D printing invention, Selective Separation Shaping (SSS) won another international competition Grand Prize by NASA in 2016 as the most capable and versatile metallic and ceramic Additive Manufacturing technology for micro-gravity and planetary applications.

    He was recognized in 2017 by the Connected World magazine as one of top 10 pioneers in the Internet of Things (IoT). Connected World has celebrated luminaries such as Elon Musk as other IoT pioneers.

    Dr. Khoshnevis’ inventions routinely receive extensive worldwide publicity in acclaimed media such as New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, and major national and international television and radio networks. His TEDx talk on the subject of automated construction has been viewed more than one million times and was selected by the TED organization as one of five TEDx Moments among over 30,000 presentations.

    Dr. Khoshnevis’ educational activities at USC include the teaching of a popular graduate course on Invention and Technology Development. He routinely conducts lectures and seminars and gives keynote speeches on the subject of invention.

    Here is the recording link and Password:



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  • June 01, 2020 16:18 | Shariar Makarechi

    دوستان و همراهان گرامی، سمینار (وبینار) ماهانه کانون مهندس با عنوان “نگاهی به اندیشه های فلسفی و اجتماعی حافظ” همراه با موسیقی زنده و آواز به صورت وبینار چهارشنبه ۳ ژوئن ساعت ۶ عصر در نرم افزار زوم برگزار مي شود. برای ثبت نام و حضور در این وبینار، از لینک زیر استفاده نمایید.


    لطفا به دوستان علاقمند به شعر و ادب پارسی اطلاع رساني نمایید. منتظر حضور گرم شما و دوستانتان هستیم.

  • May 11, 2020 20:35 | Shariar Makarechi


    Tomorrow (May 12) is the anniversary of the late Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian-American mathematician and SUT alumna. There is a free projection of a documentary about her available tomorrow by Zala Films, followed by a panel discussion. It is free, but registration is required. I just watched the trailer, and it looks like a great documentary (available on the same Zala Films link).

    Hope that you can watch; and also hope that you and your loved ones are safe during this pandemic.

    Best regards

    Bahram Zahir

  • April 06, 2020 21:12 | Shariar Makarechi

    Our alumni Dr. Farrokh Mohammadi and and Dr. Zahed Sheikholeslami  along with a team of Sharif University alumni and students and a team of healthcare professionals are working on developing a low cost and fast production ventilator machine to help victims of the Corona virus.

  • March 19, 2020 17:42 | Shariar Makarechi

    Dear SUTA Associates,

    During the past five months the reunion committee of our board has been working on a plan for Reunion-2020 and as of now the committee has prepared detailed plan and budget for this event to be held in Northern California in August. However, in light of the recent developments in COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties of this situation over the next few months, the committee has recommended to postpone this event. 

    We are committed to provide a healthy and safe environment for our community and members. Also, we want to let you know that the Reunion-2020 is an important program for Board-10 and we like to go ahead with our plan to hold this event later when it's possible. We are watching the situation with COVID-19 closely and will announce the venue and the date as soon as we are assured of safety and well-being of our guests. Please check suta.org routinely and we will keep you informed of our plan.

    Farrokh Malihi

    President of SUTA

  • March 19, 2020 16:38 | Shariar Makarechi

    هم دانشگاهیان گرامی

    در آستانۀ نوروز برای شما سلامتی، شادی،  امنیت و آرامش در هرکجا که هستید آرزو میکنیم

    هیئت مدیرۀ انجمن دانشگاه شریف

    Dear SUTA Associates,

    As we approach the NowRuz we wish you health, Joy, safety and peace wherever you are.

    SUTA Board of Directors

  • February 23, 2020 22:21 | Shariar Makarechi

    A PhD graduate of Sharif University of Technology will receive WIPO award in Italy.

    Milad Janii, an alumnus of Sharif’s department of electrical engineering, is to receive WIPO Medal for Inventors for his research work in the field of telecommunication. It is worth mentioning that his work has also reaped second place in Young Researcher/Technologist Section in 21st Khwarizmi Youth Award ceremony.

    Milad Janii’s work on “Increasing Achievable Transmission Rate of Interference Channel Using Blind Interference Alignment” is conducted by him as the main collaborator under supervision of Prof. Mohammad-Reza Aref, faculty member of Sharif’s department of electrical engineering.

    Blind interference alignment (IA) is signaling scheme that holds interference in multi-user systems, without sensing channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT). The key is the use of reconfigurable antennas (RA) that are capable of dynamically switching between a fixed number of radiation patterns to introduce artificial fluctuation in the channel.

  • February 14, 2020 16:43 | Shariar Makarechi

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