Photo Caption: Amir Moez, 1967
“Ali has been a linear algebra enthusiast for much of his professional life.” — Paul R. Halmos, I Have a Photographic Memory
Ali Reza Amir-Moez earned his BA at the University of Teheran in 1942, and served as a Math Instructor at Teheran Technical College from 1942 - 46.
He immigrated to the United States in 1947. His first love was drama and the performing arts, however, he was forced to study math to receive an extension on his visa, and thus he continued his education earning his MA in 1951, and PhD in 1955, both from UCLA. He served as a Professor of Math at the University of Idaho; Queens College, New York City; Purdue University; University of Florida, Gainesville; Clarkson College, Potsdam, New York; and Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
Amir-Moez was dedicated to mathematics research and established scholarships at both Texas Tech University and the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1975, he was awarded the medal of Pro Mundi Beneficio, Academia Brasileira De Ciencias Humanas.
He was the author of books including, Elements of Linear Space; Extreme Properties of Linear Transformations and Geometry in a Unitary Space; Classes Residues et Figure ance Ficelli; and plays including Kaleeleh and Demneh and Three Persian Tales. His writings included over 150 papers, articles, and books, and he was often featured in Highlights for Children. a
Ali Reza Amir-Moez Obituary (Texas Tech University, August 25, 2007)
Dr. Ali Reza Amir-Moez (Lubbock Online, August 27, 2007)