Administrative Experience

I have acted as program coordinator, department chairperson, and laboratory director in academia, and the VP of Engineering at Ashtech, a $35M high-tech company specializing in the design and manufacture of GPS receivers.

As a co-ordinator of the Computer Science program at AMUT, I was responsible for cross-managing the development and delivery of a graduate-level interdisciplinary program involving Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering departments.

As department chairperson at AMUT, I was responsible for the day-to-day operations and the long-range plan of a large academic department comprised of 20 faculty members, 10 staff, and over 200 undergraduate and 50 graduate students during a period of social and political unrest in Iran.

As the Acting VP of Engineering at Ashtech, eight group managers, representing the range of GPS's enabling technologies, reported to me. Furthermore, in this capacity, I co-ordinated the joint development of products between the Sunnyvale and Moscow offices of Ashtech.

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