Dr. Nahvi is Emeritus Professor 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 more than 55 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 projects of the European Space Agency. He was professor and EE department chairman at Sharif University of Technology in Teheran. He has been 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.
Mahmood 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. He has published the following textbooks for undergraduate electrical engineering education:
1. Nahvi, M. and Edminister, J., Electric Circuits, Schaum's Outlines, 7/ed,
2. Nahvi, M. and Edminister, J., Electromagnetics, Schaum's Outlines, 5/ed,
3. Nahvi, M., Signals and Systems, McGraw-Hill, 2014.