Mahmood Nahvi

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 805-756-2781
Office: 20-118A
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Mahmood Nahvi, Professor Emeritus
Electrical Engineering Department
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Fax: (805) 756 1458
Telephone: (805) 756 2308 (Office) (805) 756 2781 (Department)

Dr. Nahvi is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California. He earned his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D., all in electrical engineering, and has 50 years of teaching and research experience in this field. Prior to joining the faculty at Cal Poly, he held positions as a guest Professor and Research Scientist at the University of Stuttgart, working on signal processing in space communication systems, satellite microwave ranging, and Synthetic Aperture Radar projects of the European Space Agency. He was Professor and Department Chairman at Sharif University of Technology in Teheran. He was a Visiting Professor at MIT and a research scientist at UCLA, the Laboratory for Neural Control at the National Institutes of Health, and the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen, Germany.


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1963
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Teheran, 1959

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Nahvi’s areas of special interest and expertise include network theory, control theory, adaptation and learning in synthetic and living systems, communication and control in living systems, neural networks for pattern recognition and motor control, satellite communication, digital signal and image processing, and engineering education.