Professor Meshakti Recipient of Distinguished Award from the Human Factors & Ergonomics society

Dr. Pardis Sabeti among 100 Most Influential People in 2015

Dr. Pardis Sabeti among 100 Most Influential People in 2015

Dr. Khoshnevis joins the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Khoshnevis joins the National Academy of Inventors

Professor Madjid Samii Named World Top Neurosurgeon

Professor Madjid Samii Named World Top Neurosurgeon

Dr. Ramin Golestanian wins the 2014 Holweck Medal

Dr. Ramin Golestanian wins the 2014 Holweck Medal

Maryam Shanechi recognized as one of 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review

Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal

Professor Iraj Ershaghi elected to
the National Academy of Engineering

Professor Iraj Ershaghi elected to <br/>the National Academy of Engineering

Help us build a strong network of professors and scholars of Iranian heritage.

 On Saturday February 20, 2016, the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (APSIH) will be holding a seminar on Big Data Analytics.  In this event, world-class faculty and research scientists will cover a verity of applications in Healthcare, Biology, Business and Natural Language Processing.  The list of our speakers is:

  • Dr. Silvia Crivelli Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Atefeh Farzindar, Founder NLP Technologies, Inc.
  • Dr. Shahram Ghandeharizadeh, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Mehdi Moradi, IBM Almaden Research Center

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the speakers, fellow researchers and students to exchange ideas and explore research and professional opportunities regarding the cutting edge advances in Big Data Analytics.

To purchase your tickets, please refer to the following link by selecting the proper option.  APSIH members will recieve complimentary registration by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

Big Data Analytics Workshop

 Big Data

Najm

APSIH congratulates Dr. Najmedin (Najm) Meshkati for receiving the 2015 Arnold M. Small President's Distinguished Service Award from The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).  Named in 1985 after Arnold Small, founding father of the human factors in the US, and former USC Viterbi professor, this award recognizes individuals whose career-long contributions have brought honor to the profession and society.  Professor Meshkati’s work is wide-ranging, from Bhopal and Chernobyl to Fukushima and Deep Water Horizon.  For the past 25 years, he has been teaching and conducting research on risk reduction and reliability enhancement of complex technological systems, including nuclear power, aviation, petrochemical and transportation industries.

 

 

 

SabetiTime magazine has released their list of the 100 Most Influential People 2015. The list was divided into 5 categories: Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons and Dr. Sabeti is front and center as one of the top pioneers. When the Ebola epidemic began in West Africa, Dr. Pardis Sabeti led a team that did something critically important: it sequenced virus samples from infected patients almost as soon as the outbreak began. This marked the first in-depth use of real-time DNA sequencing in the midst of such a deadly pandemic. Pardis and her team were able to work out clearly that the virus was spreading human to human—not from mosquito bites or some pig vector or something else.

Dr. Khoshnevis

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named Dr. Khoshnevis to NAI Fellow status.

Included among all of the NAI Fellows are 61 presidents and senior leadership of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 208 members of the other National Academies (NAS, NAE, IOM), 21 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 16 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 10 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Science, 21 Nobel Laureates, 11 Lemelson-MIT prize recipients, 112 AAAS Fellows, and 62 IEEE Fellows, among other awards and distinctions. Collectively, the 414 NAI Fellows hold nearly 14,000 U.S. patents.

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

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