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.