About Me

Mehdi Alavi, Ph.D., MBA, was born in Tehran, Iran. After graduating from high school in 1965, he came to the United States in pursuit of a higher education. Often working at two or three jobs, he fully supported himself throughout his college years. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University, MBA with specialization in International Business from University of Houston, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power Generation and Distribution from Texas A&M University. Some of his original contributions are published in technological journals, including the prestigious IEEE Transactions.

The Alavi Series, formula of expanding any probability distribution function in terms of another one, is a major advancement in mathematical and statistical fields, where special cases of it include the famous Gram-Charlier’s and Edgeworth’s expansions (Texas A&M University, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1989).

Dr. Alavi has traveled the world and presently advises multinational companies on the planning, management, and execution of multi-billion dollar global projects.

Dr. Alavi’s interest in freedom and human rights stems from personal experiences, in which family members were tortured for political views and killed in war. His dual perspective of life, living in the East and West, coupled with his wealth of international work experience, has influenced him to become even more passionate about the various global issues that must be resolved in order to improve human rights and world peace. He fervently advocates world peace realization and the education of peaceful political alternatives that can positively impact democracy and the world forever.

Dr. Alavi's Recommended Links

Please visit and support these non-profit organizations:

These organizations promote human dignity by standing up for human rights and protection of freedom and justice:

            The United Nations Human Rights

            Amnesty International

            Human Rights Watch

This international organization stands up for children rights and elimination of children deaths from preventable causes:

This organization helps the under-privileged to help themselves:

            Mercy Corps

This governmental office monitors and combats trafficking in persons:

            Trafficking in Persons

This organization promotes honesty and brings people together to end corruption worldwide:

            Transparency International

This organization provides rankings of nations based on long-term wealth and well-being:

            Prosperity Ranking