Siavash Shahshahani

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Country: Iran
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Siavash Shahshahani is a well known Iranian Mathematician. He has done a lot of research in the field of mathematics and has published numerous papers. Currently, he is the Senior Fellow of IPM and has been a Professor at Sharif University of Technology since 1974.[1] He is currently head of its Mathematics department.

Siavash is the ALAC Liaison to the ccNSO Council.[2] He has been involved in efforts to Internet development in Iran from the very start, and is involved with the development of Arabic domain names.[3]

Career History

Mr. Shahshahani became the Deputy Director of the Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics-IPM, when the Internet was introduced in Iran, which was in 1994. Later he served as the head of Iranian Academic Network-IRANET, which works under IPM.[4]

He served as Head of School of Mathematics from 1989 to 1994.[5] He has also served as a Director of the APTLD for two years, from 2007 to 2009. He was a longtime director of IRNIC, the .ir ccTLD Registry, he retired from it in 2008.[6]


Siavash remained a Member of Scientific Council of IPM from 1989 to 1993.[7] He was on the ICANN Board in 2005.[8] He is a member of ccTLD registry of Iran.[9]


Siavash got his Bachelors degree in 1964 and Masters degree in 1966 from University of California, Berkley. He also received his PhD from University of California, Berkley in 1969.[10]