Curriculum Vitae


Behrooz Parhami: 2007/06/19  ||  E-mail:  ||  Problems:

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On June 19, 2007, Professor Parhami's UCSB ECE website moved to a new location. For an up-to-date version of this page, visit it at the new address:

This page contains an overview of Professor Parhami's background, technical qualifications, and recognitions. Details are presented in the following pages.

Name: Behrooz Parhami; pronounced 'Beh-'ruz 'Par-ha-'me; in Persian
Titles: Mr. / Dr. / Prof., FIEEE, FBCS, CEng, CITP
Position: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Consulting: Design and evaluation of high-performance digital systems and related intellectual property issues, including patent litigation
Personal: Born in Tehran, Iran; separated, three children; US citizen
Languages: English, Persian (Farsi), and an iota of French

BS in Electrical Engineering, Tehran University, Iran (1964-68). Graduated first in Faculty of Engineering; received several awards

MS in Electrical Engineering (Computer Science), Oregon State University (1969-70). Advisor: Prof. Robert A. Short. Thesis title: Stochastic Automata and the Problems of Reliability in Sequential Machines

PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles (1970-73). Major in computer architecture, minors in computing theory and programming languages. Advisor: Prof. Algirdas Avizienis. Dissertation title: Design Techniques for Associative Memories and Processors


Scientific Gold Medal for graduating first from Tehran University, Iran (1968)

Alborz Cultural Foundation Award, Iran (1968)

IEEE Centennial Medal (1984)

Distinguished Member, Informatics Society of Iran (1985-present)

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council of UK (1990-present)

Fellow, British Computer Society (1995-present)

Fellow, IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1997-present)

Citation for Best Technical Paper in two decades, on the occasion of Informatics Society of Iran's 20th Anniversary; Honorable Mention for eight other papers (1998)

Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America (2002-present)

Listed in Who's Who in Engineering Education (2002-present)


Chartered Information Technology Professional, UK (2004-present)


Chartered Fellow, British Computer Society (2004-present)


Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering (2005-present)


Listed in Who's Who in American Education (2006-present)


Listed in Who's Who in Finance and Business (2006-present)

  Listed in Who's Who in the World (2006-present)
  Listed in Who's Who in Engineering Academia (2006-present)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.  Japanese proverb


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Dr. Behrooz Parhami, Professor

                     Office phone: +1 805 893 3211
E-mail:                 Messages: +1 805 893 3716
Dept. Electrical & Computer Eng.                  Dept. fax: +1 805 893 3262
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara                Office: Room 5155 Eng. I
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560 USA                      Deliveries: Room 4155 Eng. I