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Documenting the Contributions of Iranian Americans: A New Approach

April 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Pirooz Parvarandeh
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Iranian Studies Program, Persian Student Association
Pirooz Parvarandeh

Launched in 2016, the Iranian American’s Contributions Project (IACP) applies software technologies to publicly available information to rigorously aggregate the many facets and contributions of the Iranian American community. Pirooz Parvarandeh is the founder and will describe this new approach and the results achieved to date.

Pirooz has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech sector. He joined Maxim Integrated in 1987 when it was a pre-IPO company. During his 27 year tenure at Maxim, he has played a key role in Maxim’s growth to a $2.4B/yr. company. As Group President, he has led new product development activities, and has had P&L responsibility for a number of Business Units whose aggregate revenues were approximately $800M/yr. He became Maxim’s first CTO in 2011. As CTO he championed innovation, and led advanced technology development organizations that provided foundational technologies for many of Maxim’s products. In early 2015, he moved on from Maxim to pursue new professional challenges. He currently serves in senior advisory and consulting roles in a broad range of technologies such as Roche’s DNA sequencing unit, and multiple startups in the semiconductor, software and systems areas. He has a BSEE and MSEE from the California Institute of Technology. He has approximately 30 issued or pending patents.

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Jordan Hall, 420-040

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Lecture is in English. 

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