Fazlollah Reza

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Fazlollah Reza
Prof. Fazlollah Reza-.jpg
Born (1915-01-01) January 1, 1915 (age 102)
Rasht, Iran
Residence Ottawa, Canada
Nationality Iranian
Fields Electrical Engineering
Institutions MIT
McGill University
University of Tehran
Alma mater University of Tehran
Columbia University
Polytechnic University of New York
Known for Network and Information Theory
Ambassador of Iran to the Canada (1975–1979)

Fazlollah Reza (Persian: فضل‌الله رضا‎‎) (born January 1, 1915) is an Iranian university professor. He was born in Rasht.


Reza graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1938, receiving a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He received a master's and PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 1946 and Polytechnic University of New York (now New York University Tandon School of Engineering) in 1950 respectively. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS for his contribution to network and information theory. He is an honorary member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature and has written and spoken extensively on classical Persian poetry.


Reza has served as the head of Aryamehr University of Industry (Sharif University of Technology), University of Tehran, Iran's ambassador to Canada and Iran's ambassador to UNESCO. As a professor, he has taught at MIT, McGill University, and University of Tehran.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi
Chancellor of Sharif University of Technology
Succeeded by
Mohammad Reza Amin
Preceded by
Jahanshah Saleh
Chancellor of University of Tehran
Succeeded by
Alinaghi Alikhani