Education & Employment History


  • Stanford University PhD, Electrical Engineering 1981
  • Stanford University MS, Mathematics 1980
  • Stanford University MS, Electrical Engineering 1978
  • Arya Mehr University (Iran) BS, Electrical Engineering 1977

Doctoral Dissertation

Statistics of Noise in Photodetection: Applications in Magneto­optical Recording
Thesis Advisor: Professor Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University

Employment History

  • University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, Chair of Optical Data Storage, 2002 – present; Professor 1991-present, Associate Professor 1988-91
  • National Taiwan Univ. Visiting Chair Professor (Department of Physics) (Sabbatical, February 1-July 31, 2010)
  • Capella Corporation, Chief Optical Scientist, 2001-2002.
  • MM Research, Inc., Founder and President, 1996-present
  • Boston University, Associate Professor, 1986-88 (Electrical Engineering)
    Assistant Professor, 1982-86
  • Stanford University Post Doctoral Fellow 1981-82 (Electrical Engineering)
  • Xerox Palo Alto Research Center Consultant 1981-82
  • Xerox Research Center of Canada Member of Research Staff 1980-81

Other Professional Activities

  • Founder and President, MM Research, Inc. (, Tucson, Arizona,1995-present; developing and marketing simulation software for the optics industry
  • Consultant to optics industry (IBM, Kodak, Imation, Seagate, Samsung, LG Electronics,Hewlett-Packard, Data Play, Quinta, TeraStore, NanoChip, Read/Rite, MaxOptix, Komag, DiscoVision, Ricoh, Calimetrics, General Electric, Energy Conversion Devices, Digital Equipment Corp., Data General, Korea Institute of Science and Technology)