The prolific collection of inspirational poetry written by the Persian mystic and dervish, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, more popularly known simply as Rumi, has been a source of joy and introspection for loyal followers since the early days of the 13th century Born in 1207 in Khorasan, ancient middle Persia, the enduring universal appeal of Rumi's poetry may be rooted in a philosophy which transcends the confinement of imposed boundaries in favor of the language of love, tolerance, goodness and the evolution of one's soul. Rumi's works, most notably The Masnavi series, [...]
Planet Broadband cover the nascent history and status of the Broadband movement. In doing so, it wrestles with the definition of broadband, discusses the various form it's taking around the world, and discusses the various forms it's taking around the world, and discusses the possible futures it might have..." Excerpt of Foreword by David Fellows, CTO Comcast Cable Communications Available at Amazon INTRODUCTION: Planet Broadband examines the promise and prowess behind the fastest growing communications technology since the cellular telephone. It's Broadband: High speed access to a world of [...]
May 18 is observed as National Khayyam Day. Born on May 18, 1048 in Nishapur, 2019 marks Khayyam's 971st birthday. Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet in the 11th and 12th centuries notable for his contributions to geometry and designing the Jalali calendar. As a poet, Khayyam invented a tradition of poetry, quatrains (rubāʿiyāt رباعیات), widely translated by Edward FitzGerald. Following are examples of Fitzgerald's translations. “AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter of [...]
Stanford | Mathematics: School of Humanities & Sciences "Hannah Larson and Isabel Vogt Awarded Mirzakhani Fellowships" The Stanford Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that Hannah Larson is awarded the Maryam Mirzakhani Graduate Fellowship, and Isabel Vogt is awarded the Maryam Mirzakhani Postdoctoral Fellowship. These fellowships were established in memory of our former colleague, Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, allowing us to attract outstanding students, developing the next generation of world leaders in mathematics. Hannah Larson is a Ph.D. student at Stanford working in algebraic geometry with Ravi Vakil. In particular, she is excited [...]
On this day, May 12th 2019, we celebrate First International Women in Mathematics Day This date was selected to honor Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant and inspiring mathematical scholar born on May 12th 1977 in Tehran and studied at Sharif University before attending Harvard for her graduate studies. Though her life was cut short by cancer at the age of 40, Maryam's research and contributions in the field of mathematics earned her a substantial array of distinguished award and honors. In 2005, she was named to the Popular Science list of the "Brilliant [...]
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019 "Hall of Fame 2019" Four names have been added to the Hall of Fame this year and Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini tops the list. Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini's life work in the field of advancing telecommunications is once again recognized as pioneering and fundamental to the rapid advancement of the telecommunications industry.
Orlando Weekly 11/6/2018 "Anna Eskamani beats Stockton Reeves in Florida House District 47" By Monivette Cordeiro First-time Democratic candidate Anna Eskamani walloped Republican businessman Stockton Reeves in the race for Florida House District 47. With all precincts reporting in Orange County, Eskamani won about 57 percent of the vote, about 14 points more than her opponent Reeves, who received almost 43 percent of the vote, according to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office. HD 47 runs from Winter Park, Orlando and Belle Isle, and was previously held by Republican state [...]
Broadcasting Cable "Broadband Is His Baby" By Glen Dickson “-And Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini wonders what it will be when it grows up” Widely known as the father of the cable modem, Rouzbeh Yassini has played a pivotal role in the cable industry's successful deployment of high-speed-data services, creating the first cable modem and then overseeing the industry's lengthy specification, standardization, and certification process. But the 45-year-old Yassini, founder and CEO of YAS Broadband Ventures and the recipient of the 2004 Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates, says his baby is far from fully [...]
Rouzbeh Yassini delivers the keynote address at the 50th Anniversary of the Cable TV Pioneers Dinner in Boston. His request of them was to join him at BCoE in funding research and innovation to enable us to connect the millions of Americans with aﬀordable, universal broadband service.
West Virginia Executive “Connecting West Virginia” By Samantha Cart “Over the last decade, high-speed internet has become a necessity in business, education and health care.” West Virginia leaders and legislators continue to push fast, reliable broadband to revitalize the struggling economy, Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini offers insight into how the Mountain State can become a global leader in connectivity. Over the last decade, high-speed internet has become a necessity in business, education and health care. As providers and legislators work to improve connectivity in the Mountain State, many West Virginians still do [...]
“The BCoE has developed an aggressive list of objectives for the coming year that will serve to expand broadband availability in New Hampshire and elsewhere, and help extend broadband to those who are unserved or underserved,” A grant to the University of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE) from the YAS Foundation will expand the center’s efforts to leverage UNH research and technology to ensure universal and affordable broadband service worldwide. The $1 million, seven-year grant will establish UNH as a thought leader and advance the effective use of broadband [...]
Broadband Library.com "Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision" Rouzbeh Yassini, PhD “Imagine an intelligent being has been hurtled to Earth from a distant galaxy and is hovering somewhere over a metropolis near you. We'll call our being BOB, for Broadband Observational Bot. ” Dispatched for a fact-finding mission about the state of high-speed networks, our bot immediately is puzzled by a few things it sees. On the ground below, for example, are separate but nearly identical delivery mechanisms whose fibers and wires and invisible waves connect homes and businesses and individuals, [...]