Saturday, October 15, 2005

Ross Mirkarimi member of San Francisco Board of Supervisors

For immediate release: June 9, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO – The nation's leading political campaign trade publication has broke with its Democratic/Republican tradition and named a Green Party political consultant as one of the country's "rising stars."

"Campaigns & Elections Magazine" profiled San Francisco Green Party activist and consultant Ross Mirkarimi this month and named him as one of 15 "National Rising Stars." He was given the magazine's "General Excellence" award.

Mr. Mirkarimi has acted as a consultant to the highly successful Matt Gonzalez for Mayor campaign this year in San Francisco, for former Green Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, and gubernatorial Green candidate Peter Camejo.

Mr. Mirkarimi has also worked over the past 15 years for the Police Reform initiative, Campaign Finance Reform, Public Power and the Sunshine Law and many others. He has a reputation in political circles as a tireless fighter for the underdog and as someone who can turn a long-shot into a contender.

Mr. Mirkarimi is now a Green Party candidate for the District 5 Supervisor seat in San Francisco

Diane Feinstein a Falling Star

Diane Feinstein was sending a message to the voters. "I am the real Anglo-Saxon American and Mr. Mirkarimi is not a real American". " That was the impression she was trying to give by saying "I was born in San Francisco" meaning Mr. Mirkarimi is really an Iranian-American. But comparing Mr. Mirkarimi's picture with Diane Feinstein, you get the impression that Mr. Mirkarimi looks more mainstream American than Diane Feinstein. Diane Feinstein is actually a Jewish Polish-American. Mr. Mirkarimi is a native of Rhode Island and has been living in San Francisco for 20 years. When Mr. Mirkarimi started to run for the Board of Supervisors, the whole democratic party machinery in San Francisco panicked and they threw 28 candidates for him to compete with in his district. That is when normally you do not have more than 5 candidates competing for seats in any district in San Francisco. Mr. Mirkarimi defeated all of them with big margins and won the seat.

Gevin Newsom the Mayor of San Francisco, Diane Feinstein the senator from California and Bornstein the editor of San Francisco Chronicle all tried to have Mirkarmi defeated. Despite all these odds Ross Mirkarimi got elected. And somebody who can defeat this kind of gigantic political machinery in San Francisco, is regarded as a superman by the officials of the democratic party. They never thought that is possible.

The question of battleship Iowa was an issue that brought Feinstein and Mirkarimi into open conflict. But the real issues of disagreements in San Francisco runs deeper than Iowa. Mr. Mirkarimi is actively involved in police accountability reform in San Francisco. Diane Feinstein is a staunch supporter of police. She always have press conferences with the police about the issue of "Gun Control" practically every month. That is "Gun Control" for ordinary citizens but not any "Gun Control" for police.

The other issue separting Mirkarimi and Feinstein is the question political power for Iranians in California. Mr. Mirkarimi is a part of an Iranian-American political lobbying group in California. These groups work for the increased influence of Iranian-American community in California politics. Mr. Mirkarimi has been named as one of 15 future biggest political figures in US politics.

Diane Feinstein is definitely against any influence by Iranians in California. She is also a falling star after many years in Washington has very little to show for California voters. The democratic party itself in a state of collapse after defeats in national elections. The senate intelligence committee which she is a ranking member is in chaos after all the purges in CIA in connection with the new leadership assuming power under Porter Goss as the new director for the CIA.

Ross Mirkarimi vs Diane Feinstein

There is an Iranian-American rising star in San Francisco. He was noticed in the national media when Diane Feinstein brought the battle ship IOWA to San Francisco from New Jersey passing the Panama at the cost of 3 million dollars. The purpose was to station IOWA in San Francisco fishermans wharf and use it as a museum ship and also boost Diane Feinstein's senate campaign for coming elections in November 2006. But when the board of supervisors rejected Diane Feinstein plans and refused to let the ship stay in San Francisco by 9 to 2 votes then Diane Feinstein a heavy weight in San Francisco politics and a member of Senate's intelligence committee,the most important committe in the senate, made her statement

''very petty decision.” Adding, ‘‘this isn't the San Francisco that I've known and loved and grew up in and was born in.”

This statement by Diane Feinstein attracted the attention of the national mass media in US and everybody understood that Diane Feinstein is dealing with a serious opponent. Under normal conditions in California, when somebody mentions Diane Feinstein name, everybody gets scared. But in this case it was Feinstein who was scared.

The opponent was Mr. Ross Mirkarimi from the Green Party, an Iranian- American with Russian origin who is very proud of his Iranian heritage. He is a leading member of the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco. That is the board that monitors the San Francisco mayor. Mr. Ross Mirkarimi is quoted as saying:

"If I was going to commit any kind of money in recognition of war, then it should be toward peace, given what our war is in Iraq right now,"

Supporters of Diane Feinstein questioned her as to why she is not taking action against these people:

For once Diane Feinstein and I agree. But the question now is: What are you going to do about it, Sen. Feinstein? You have immeasurable power in the Democratic Party of San Francisco and could likely unseat these people in the primaries if you tried. But you won’t. There is a reason why the earnestness of the left’s patriotism is openly questioned: it is because you tolerate and support blatantly anti-American nuts in your midst.

Human Events
by Mac Johnson
Posted Aug 22, 2005

Comments from Supporters

Diane Feinstein Supporter Letter to Mr. Mirkarimi:

A Letter to Mr. Mirkarimi:

You, Mr. Mirkarimi, are a DISGRACE to America, and so are your Komrades. How DARE you dishonor those who sacrificed for you to have the RIGHT to hate America as you do. And let’s not kid ourselves, buddy; don’t pretend that you love America–you only love the Utopian States of America that exists in your imagination. Anything short of that is shameful to you, isn’t it? It’s an absolute crime that America-haters actually hold positions in government in this country–it’s only due to our greatness and our freedom that scum like you are allowed to.

You represent everything that is WRONG in my country. My sole consolation is simply that it must be hellish to be such a self-loathing, miserable bastard as you are. You can be sure that although MY money might not be much to you, it won’t be going to San Franciscostan or anything that comes from there.

Mirkarimi Supporter on Bornstein (Former husband of Sharon Stone) the editor of San Francisco Chronicle moves to defeat Mirkarimi:

This is yet another indication of just how out of touch with San Francisco the Chron has become. I held out for a bit of hope when the paper endorsed (albeit weakly) Green Lisa Feldstein (African American) in district 5, but now I suspect that was a cynical ploy to weaken support for front runner Green Ross Mirkarimi.

Iranian American Political Action Committee

IAPAC Holds Northern California Fundraising Event

San Francisco, CA - The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) held its annual Northern California fundraising reception at the home of IAPAC Trustee, Mrs. Gita Kashani in Los Altos Hills on December 3rd, 2004. Special guests included, the Honorable Steve Westly - California State Controller, Mr. Ross Mirkarimi - San Francisco Board of Supervisor elect, Ms. Banfsheh Akhlaghi – with the National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement and Jennifer Tang - Field Representative for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

The event was organized to celebrate the one-year anniversary of IAPAC and to acquaint the Iranian American community in Northern California with the mission, goals and activities of the organization. Members of IAPAC’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Faraj Aalaei, Mrs. Laleh Amir Teymour, Mr. Majid Ghafgheichi and Mr. Mehdi Maghsoodnia were also in attendance, as well as IAPAC Junior Trustee Ms. Mercedes Salem and Political Director Mr. Morad Ghorban.

Mrs. Gita Kashani began the evening’s program by introducing Mr. Ross Mirkarimi. “History was made when Mr. Ross Mirkarimi became the first ever American of Iranian Heritage to be elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, a position which I might add, launched the political careers of individuals like San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome and Senator Dianne Feinstein”, said Kashani.

Mr. Mirkarimi began his remarks by thanking the Iranian American community in the San Francisco Bay Area for supporting his campaign. The son of a Jewish Russian mother and an Iranian immigrant, Mirkarimi was schooled by Jesuits in Rhode Island and embedded, as he says, with “coalition-building DNA.” Mirkarimi explained his strategy of running an effective and relentless field campaign. Throughout the campaign, Mirkarimi visited key transit passages and introduced himself to countless residents. He consistently visited churches as well as knocking on doors in every neighborhood in the District. Using his extensive experience of running successful political campaigns, he sought after and received the endorsements from well-known community leaders.

Following Mirkarimi, California State Controller, Mr. Steve Westly, spoke about the importance and effectiveness of organizations such as IAPAC in the American electoral and legislative process. “PACs are a way to increase your community’s voice on the issues of concern,” said Westly. On a more personal note, Mr. Westly attributed his success to Iranian Americans such as Mr. Pierre Omidyar of eBay, who helped launch his business career. With a high level of educational attainment and entrepreneurial success, Iranian Americans play a prominent role in contributing to the social and economic fiber of California and are the future leaders in maintaining our state’s competitive edge. As State Controller of California, Mr. Westly serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the 5th largest economy in the world.

Perhaps, one of the most poignant speeches of the evening came from Ms. Banafsheh Akhlaghi of the National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement (NLSCA). The NLSCA is non-profit organization that provides pro-bono and sliding-scale counsel for individuals in need of legal services related to issues arising from civil rights, FBI interrogations, immigration, employment and educational discrimination. They are the first legal organization in the US purely dedicated to providing accessible legal advocacy to protect the civil rights of Middle Easterners, Muslims and South Asians.

Ms. Akhlaghi explained how IAPAC helped bring to the attention of Congress recent legislative and regulatory developments that have singled out Iranians for special scrutiny, and in a large number of cases, have unjustifiably resulted in the detention of Iranians without due process of the law. IAPAC was “instrumental” in obtaining Congressional sponsorship to conduct two bipartisan briefings on Capitol Hill on the Iranian American Bar Association’s recently published investigative report concerning the detention of Iranian nationals under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System ("NSEERS"). The NLSCA was invited to serve on the panel at both briefings.

Following Ms. Akhlaghi’s lead, IAPAC Political Director, Mr. Morad Ghorban, explained that IAPAC contributions are a means of access to discuss policy positions and educate policy makers about the various domestic needs of the Iranian American community. “Our mission is very simple, to finically support the election of candidates for federal, state and local office, regardless of party affiliation, who are attuned to the domestic needs of the Iranian American community, said Mr. Ghorban. IAPAC focuses exclusively on domestic policy issues such as civil rights, immigration and civil liberties, and encourages Iranian Americans to actively participate in the electoral process. IAPAC Trustee, Mr. Faraj Alaei, concluded the evening by reminding the participants that the American political system is dependent on financial contributions. “The reality of the American system teaches, moreover, that a community’s voice will be heard only if it is organized, is financially strong, and has a coherent, persuasive message,” said Mr. Aalaei. As such, IAPAC’s twenty-two founding trustees concluded that a political action committee representing our common interests was indispensable.

IAPAC would like to thank members of the Northern California Host Committee, Board of Trustees and guests whose participation made the evening a success.

Prominent Iranian-Americans:

Lily Afshar, female classical guitarist
Andre Agassi, tennis player
Shohreh Aghdasholou, actress and Academy Award nominee
Bijan Aalami, Founder of Adapt Software Group. [1] (
Bizhan Aarabi, Director of Neurotrauma. University of Maryland Schoolof Medicine.[2] ([Aarabi).htm]
Nima Arkani-Hamed, physicist from Harvard
Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief international corespondent
Goli Ameri, Republican candidate of U.S. House from the 1st district of Oregon
Anousheh Ansari, entrepreneur and contributer to X Prize foundation
Rudi Bakhtiar, CNN Lead news anchor
Catherine Bell, actress
Hamid Berenji, NASA senior research scientist. [3] (
Mina Bissel, Director of UC Berkeley Life Sciences Division. [4] (
Deep Dish, dance music group
George Deukmejian, former governor of California
Mory Ejabat, Chairman, Co-founder of Zhone Technologoies. [5] (
Kamran Elahian, entrepreneur
Hossein Eslambolchi, AT&T's Chief Technology Officer and the President of Bell Labs. [6] (
Ali Javan, physicist and inventor of Laser
Omid Kordestani, Senior Vice President of Google
Reza Mahdavi, Senior Vice President of Cisco
Ross Mirkarimi, Member of San Francisco City Council from the Green Party
Mohsen Moazami, VP of Internet Business Solutions Group Cisco Systems.[7] (
Parviz Moin, Director and Senior Scientist, Stanford University. [8] (
Firouz Naderi, NASA director of Mars project
Zod Nazem, CTO of Yahoo! [9] (
Pierre Omidyar, Founder of e-Bay. [10] (
Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of infotouch Inc. [11] (
Cumrun Vafa, String theorist in Harvard
Lotfi Zadeh, creator of fuzzy logic and fuzzy set
Mo Jamshidi, NASA senior scientist.[12] (
Mory Ejabat, Chairman, Co-founder of Zhone Technologoies. [13] (
Bijan Aalami, Founder of Adapt Software Group. [14] (
Mohsen Moazami, VP of Internet Business Solutions Group Cisco Systems.[15] (
Bizhan Aarabi, Director of Neurotrauma. University of Maryland Schoolof Medicine.[16] ([Aarabi).htm]
Hamid Berenji, NASA senior research scientist. [17] (
Kamran Elahian, Hi-Tech entrepreneur. [18] (
Reza Ghaffarian, NASA senior research scientist. [19] (
Nader Modanlo, Chairman of Final Analysis Communication Services, Inc.[20] (
Ghassem R. Asrar
Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of infotouch Inc. [21] (
Parviz Moin, Director and Senior Scientist, Stanford University. [22] (
Mina Bissel, Director of UC Berkeley Life Sciences Division. [23] (
Simin Nikbin Meydani, Senior Scientist and Director at Tufts University. [24] (
Azadeh Tabazadeh, Stanford University scientist from NASA. [25] ( Article about her in TIME magazine (
Manijeh Razeghi, Director, Center for Quantum Devices, Northwestern University. [26] (
Patricia L. Mokhtarian, Associate Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis. [27] (
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, philosopher, George Washington University.
Shaygan Kheradpir, Chief Information Officer, Verizon Communications. [28] (
Mehran Kardar, physicist, MIT. [29] (
Samad Hayati, NASA project manager. [30] (
Sia Nemat-Nasser, Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, UCSD. [31] (
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh, Director of the database laboratory at University of Southern California.[32] (
Ali Jafari, Director, CyberLab, Purdue University. [33] (
Mohammad Ashrafzadeh, Director Emeritus, Boston University Medical Center [34] (
Mehrdad Nikoonahad, Vice President of Technology for Strategic Business Development, KLA-Tencor Corporation. [35] (
Arman Pahlavan, Co-chairman, Manatt's Venture Capital. [36] (
Hassan Parsa, Founder, Lucent Venture Partners LLC. [37] (
Behrooz Rezvani, Founder and CTO, Ikanos. [38] (
Ali Sarabi, Oresis Communications, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO. [39] (
Ramin Shahidi, Cbyon, Inc. Founder and CTO.[40] (
Tony Shakib, AOptix Technologies, President & CEO. [41] (
David Tahmassebi, Resonext, President & CEO.[42] (
Manoo Missaghi, Founder and CEO, WEBVIEWS, Inc. [43] (
M. A. Ketabchi, CEO, President and Chairman, Savvion. [44] (
Faraj Aalaei, Centillium communications, CEO & Co-Founder.[45] (
Reza Ahy, Aperto, President & CEO. [46] (
Feyzi Fatehi, Endeavors Technology, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations. [47] (
Farzad Ghazvinian, Teledesic Network, CTO & Senior Vice President.[48] (
Ross Haghighat, Triton Systems, Founder, Chairman and CEO. [49] ( Continued

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Shahin Hedayat, Centillium Communications, President & Co-Founder.[50] (
Yusef Javadi, Sprint Corporation. President, Sprint International.[51] (
Brom Mahbod, Oracle Corporation, VP of e-Services Platform.[52] (
Michael Mansouri, Probix, Inc. President & CEO.[53] (
Harry Davoody, ST Assembly Test Services Ltd. CEO. [54] (
Farr Farhan, Movaz Networks, Chief Development Officer. [55] (
Akbar Ghahary, CEO and Chairman, Safas Corporation. [56] (
Samim Anghaie, Director of the Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute (INSPI), [57] ([58] (
Iraj Tabibzadeh, Chief Medical Officer, Health Services, 1973-1996 in WHO Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland. [59] (
Hooshang Bolooki, Director, Adult Cardiac Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine. [60] (
Bijan Davari, Senior scientist at IBM. [61] (
Hossein Eslambolchi, AT&T's Chief Technology Officer and the President of Bell Labs. [62] (
Farzad Nazem, Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President, at Yahoo. [63] (
Omid Kordestani, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at Google. [64] (
Alireza Haghighat, Chair, Nuclear Engineering Department, University of Florida, Chair, University of Florida Transport Theory Group (UFTTG). [65] ( [66] (
Ali Nayeri, physicist, MIT and The Institute for Fundamental Theory.[67] (
Mohsen Mastafavi, Dean, Cornell University College of Architecture. [68] (
Zab Mosenifar, Medical Director, Cedars-Sinai Center for Chest Diseases. [69] (
Bahman Mirshab, Dean, University of Detroit Mercy. [70] (
Assad Panah, former President and current member of Board of Directors of The American Association of Academies of Science. [71] (
David Rahni, Senior Medical Research Associate, CUNY Medical School. [72] (
Soroosh Sorooshian, Distinguished Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine. [73] (
Abolhasan Astaneh, of UC Berkeley, [74] ( [75] ( His professional testimony before the Committee on Science of the United States House of Representatives: [76] (
Hassan Tehranian, Chair of Finance Department, Carroll School of Management, Boston College. [77] (
Ali Mosleh, Program Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Human Factors Division, American Nuclear Society. Also Co-Director, Center for Technology Risk Studies at Clark School of Engineering, and Director of the X-Ware Systems Reliability Analysis Laboratory at The University of Maryland.[78] (
Payman Arabshahi, NASA researcher at Caltech. Former editor-in-chief of the IEEE Neural Network Council's newsletter. [79] (
Bahram Jalali of UCLA, Chair of Optoelectronic Circuits and Systems Laboratory, Director of the DARPA Consortium for Optical A/D System Technology, and former Chair of the Photonic and Optoelectronics department at UCLA's EE Department. [80] (
Reza Langari of Texas A&M University. Distinguished scientist, studied under Lotfi Zadeh. [81] (
Hossein Hosseini, Co-Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. [82] (
Asghar Rastegar, Associate Chairman for Academic Affairs, Yale University School of Medicine. [83] (
Behzad Razavi, Director, Communications Circuits Laboratory, UCLA.[84] (
Ali Hajimiri, of Caltech. Distinguished scientist, and co-founder of Axiom Microdevices Inc. [85] (
Yahya Fathi, Co-Director of Operations Research Program at North Carolina State University. [86] (
Ehsan Yarshater, Distinguished Professor of UCLA. [87] (
Dara Entekhabi, of MIT. [88] (
Hamid Mowlana, Director of the Division of International Communication at American University in Washington D.C., and former President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. [89] (
Majid Sarrafzadeh, Director of Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems Lab at UCLA. [90] (
Morteza Abbaszadegan, Director of National Science Foundation Water Quality Center at Arizona State University.
Barzin Mobasher of Arizona State University. [91] (
Masoud Sanayei, Director of The Structures Laboratory, Tufts University. [92] (
Amin Amini, Director, CVIA Lab, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis. [93] (
Amir Mirmiran, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University.[94] (
Majid Tehranian, of The University of Hawaii, Director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. [95] (
Farshad Rafii, Founding Director of the Center for Technology and Enterprise at Babson College.[96] (
Yahya Rahmat-Samii, Chair, Electrical Engineering Department at the UCLA. [97] (
Massoud Pedram, Distinguished scientist, University of Southern California. [98] (
Behnam Tabrizi of Stanford University. [99] (
Kurosh Darvish, Director, Bio-Computational Mechanics Research Group of the Automobile Safety Laboratory, University of Virginia. [100] (
Massoud Kaviany, Distinguished lecturer, University of Michigan. [101] (
Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Interim Chair, Dept of Economics, Emory University. [102] (
Zainalabedin Navabi, Researcher and EDA Consultant, VHDL, Verilog, Digital System Design, Test, Simulation, Northeastern University.[103] (
Houchang Chehabi of Boston University. [104] (
Nariman Farvardin, Dean, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland. [105] (
Mostafa Kaveh, Department Head, Electrical Engineering Dept, University of Minnesota. [106] (
Farzad Mashayek, Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. [107] (

Sourushe Zandvakili, former Senior Vice President, University of Cincinnati. [108] (
Bijan Saadatmand, former director of International Student and Scholar Services at James Madison University. [109] (
Ali Fatemi, Director, Fatigue and Fracture Research Laboratory, Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department, University of Toledo. [110] (
Masood Parang, Associate Dean, University of Tennessee.[111] (
Shahab Sokhansanj, researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. [112] (
Ehsan Samei, Director of Graduate Program, Medical Physics Department, Duke University.[113] (
Rasoul Oskouy, co-founder of Juniper Networks
Behnaam Aazhang of Rice University. J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Center for Multimedia Communications of Rice University. [114] (
Iraj Kalantari, Chair, department of Mathematics, Western Illinois University. [115] (
Shahriar Shahriari, Chair, department of Mathematics, Pomona College. [116] ($ViewFacultyMember561)
Reza Abbaschian, Vice President of ASM International; the largest materials society in USA. Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Florida (1986-2002). UF Top Researcher or Research Achievements Awards for 8 consecutive years. Vladimir A. Grodsky Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. [117] (
Esfandiar Maasoumi of Southern Methodist University. Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.[118] (
Mostafa Ronaghi, Senior Research Associate, Stanford University [119] (
Ali Rezazadeh, Head of Microwave Engineering Research Group and Director of the Electromagnetics Centre, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. [120] (
Morteza Monte Mehrabadi, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University.[121] (
Jafar Saniie, Director of the Ultrasonic Information Processing Laboratory, Illinois Institute of Technology.[122] (
Mohammad Shahidehpour, Former Dean of the Graduate College and Associate VP for Research at Illinois Institute of Technology. [123] (
Nader Sadegh of Georgia Tech, Associate Editor of Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. [124] (
Iraj Eshraghi, Director of the Petroleum Engineering Program in Chemical Engineering Dept, University of Southern California. [125] (
Nader Shooshtari, Chair, Dept. of Management & Marketing, University of Montana. [126] (
Shahram Latifi of UNLV. IEEE Fellow, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers.[127] (
Shahriar Mobashery of The University of Notre Dame. Distinguished Professor. [128] (
Michael Ohadi of The University of Maryland, Technical Associate Editor, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer; Technical Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Manufacturing and Science Engineering; Advisory Editorial Board Member, Scientia, International Journal of Science and Technology. [129] (
Mohammad Torabi, Member of Indiana University Alliance of Distinguished Rank Professors. Chancellor's Professor and Chairperson. [130] (
Mohammad Modarres of The University of Maryland]. Distinguished Scholar Award, 1995. Fellow, American Nuclear Society. [131] (
Shapour Azarm of The University of Maryland. Westinghouse Professorship (1989); Proctor & Gamble Paper Awards (1989, 1991); Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design; Associate Editor, Mechanics-Based Design of Structures and Machines; Chair of the ASME Design Automation Committee (1996-1997). [132] (
Parviz Ansari, Chair of Physics Department, Seton Hall University. [133] (
Mehrdad Negahban, Director of Graduate Program, Eng. Mechanics Dept, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. [134] (
Ali Niknejad of UC Berkeley, Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), Co-Director of BSIM Project. [135] ([136] (
Ali Eskandarian, Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies at George Washington University. [137] (
Hossain Heydari, Director, Information Security Program at James Madison University. [138] (
Samad Hedayat, Distinguished Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. [139] (
Khosrow Behbehani, Director of Biomedical Engineering Dept, University of Texas at Arlington. [140] (
Faramarz Gordaninejad, Director of Composite and Intelligent Materials Laboratory, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. [141] ([142] (
Farzad Rahnema, Associate Chair of The Woodruff School, and Chair of Nuclear Engineering Program at Georgia Institute of Technology. [143] (
Farokh Bastani, Director, Embedded Software Center, University of Texas at Dallas. [144] ([145] (
Mohsen Meydani, Director, Vascular Biology Laboratory, and Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA Senior Scientist at Tufts University. [146] (
Saed Mirzadeh, Senior Research & Development Staff, Nuclear Medicine Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. [147] (
Reza Dabestani, Research Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Senior Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. [148] (
Camran Nezhat, Director, Stanford Endoscopy Center for Training & Technology, Stanford University. [149] (
Amir Rostami, Chairman, Dept of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University.[150] (
Ahmad Hosseini, Dean, School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University. [151] (