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Fazlollah Reza (Persian: فضل‌الله رضا‎) (January 1, 1915 – November 19, 2019) was an Iranian university professor. He was born in Rasht.

Fazlollah Reza
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Born(1915-01-01)1 January 1915
Died19 November 2019(2019-11-19) (aged 104)
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
Columbia University
Polytechnic University of New York
Syracuse University
Known forNetwork and Information Theory
Ambassador of Iran to the Canada (1975–1979)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical Engineering
McGill University
University of Tehran


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 was a Fellow of the IEEE and AAAS for his contribution to network and information theory. He was an honorary member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature and wrote and spoke extensively on classical Persian poetry.


Reza 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 taught at MIT, McGill University, Concordia University, and University of Tehran.


  • Reza, Fazlollah M.; Seeley, Samuel (1959). Modern Network Analysis (PDF).
  • Reza, Fazlollah M. (1961). An Introduction to Information Theory.
  • Reza, Fazlollah M. (1971). Linear spaces in engineering.
  • Reza, Fazlollah M. (1972). The timeless value of Persian poetry = La valeur éternelle de la poésie persane.

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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