25th Anniversary Conference

 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 info@apsih.org


Big Data Analytics Workshop

 Big Data

Current Challenges in Iran and the Pursuit of Solutions
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Saturday February 23rd, 10:00-am to 8:00-pm 
UCLA, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium(For Farsi click here)

Sociological Panel

bayat_asef2_b Dr. Asef Bayat
Paradoxes of Arab Revolutions and Transition to Democracy

mahdi Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi
Religion and the State in Transition to Democracy in Iran  
nayeri Dr. Ali Nayeri
Ignorance, superstitions and sparks of hope



Economic Panel

akbari Dr. Alireza Akbari
The Knowledge-based Economy: The key for a Sustainable Economic Development in Iran
pesaran Dr. Mohammad Hashem Pesaran
One Hundred Years of Oil Income and the Iranian Economy


Women Panel

JanetAfary Dr. Janet Afary
?Evolution of the Family Institution in Iran
haghighat Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Iranian Women: A Force of Change

Kar Dr. Mehrangiz Kar
The Challenge of Job Security as a Female Lawyer in Post-Revolutionary Iran - A Personal Experience


Civic/Cultural Panel

ahoori Mr. Ali Ashouri
Culture and Language in Iran

farhang Dr. Fahang Holakouee
Civic/Cultural Cases and Issues of Iran

raymond Dr. Raymond Rakhshani (Conference Chair)
Struggles and Challenges for the Inspissation of a Civil Movement


Technical Entrepreneurship Conference - February 19 & 20, 2011, 9 am to 6 pm

University of Southern California, Seely G. Mudd Bldg Room 123

Given the current state of the global economic climate the subject of entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly important and appealing worldwide. The relative scarcity and declined security of corporate jobs in this economic climate yield stronger motivation for entrepreneurship, which provides a rewarding career option with a better potential for one's utilization of his or her creative abilities, not only in advancing in professional career and in attaining financial security but also in making lasting impacts for the society at large. The Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage has organized the timely Technical Entrepreneurship conference by utilizing the knowledge and experience of successful technical entrepreneurs and recognized practitioners and academicians in the related fields.   The conference aims at highlighting:

  • Attitudes and behaviors needed for stimulating innovation
  • Knowledge and experience needed as entrepreneurial skills
  • Issues related to intellectual property
  • Raising the needed funds
  • Starting up a company
  • Product development and commercialization

 - Click to see sample conference sessions

 - Click to see the conference schedule

| Get Directions to USC | Find Seeley Building on the Campus Map (in B4 section on the map) |


All presentations are in English.

All proceeds from this conference will be used toward advancing Project Perspedia