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Iran & Iranians — a bit of distant history

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The extent of Persian Empire in Achaemenid era, via Wikipedia
Early History

Iranian cultures and arts are rich and diverse, and have their roots in the ancient civilizations that developed as early as the fourth millennium BCE — about 4,000 years before any theistic religion came to existence — across the Iranian plateau.

Cyrus Cylinder, via Wikipedia

Iran has a long and complex history. Cyrus the Great (~ 600 BC – 530 BC), king of Persia during Achaemenid dynasty and the founder of Persian empire, conquered much of the known civilizations and expanded the Persia which spread from More >

Dr. Lotfi Zadeh, the father of Fuzzy Logic

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Image via Wikipedia

During my undergraduate years in the late 1980s I had the opportunity to participate in a few interesting research programs in math, logic and computer science. I spent two summers in Northern Michigan University in Marquette, under a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored research program, and an academic year at the Argonne National Labs near Chicago, one of the handful of multi-disciplinary national labs funded by the Department of Energy (DOE).

It was during that period that I had my first exposure to fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, which were introduced by Dr. More >

Alia Sabur, the youngest university professor

Alia Sabur — a child prodigy

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Most of us heard about Alia Sabur, an Iranian-American child prodigy, for the first time when the Guinness World Records did the following citation on March 7 2008:

Youngest professor — The youngest university professor is Alia Sabur (USA, b. 22 February 1989), who was appointed as a full-time faculty Professor of the Department of Advanced Technology Fusion at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, with effect from 19 February 2008, aged 18 years 362 days. Ms Sabur’s official title is: International Professor as Research Liaison with Stony Brook University (New York, USA).”

Alia Sabur, More >

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