Kaveh Niazi

Mathematics Instructor

B. S., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Columbia University, New York City

A resident of the Bay Area, Dr. Niazi studied electrical engineering and physics at the University of California, and worked as a technologist in IC manufacturing for many years. He subsequently attended Columbia University, where he received a PhD in the history of science.  He has published his research on the astronomy of the Islamic world under the title “Qutb al-Din Shirazi and the Configuration of the Heavens,” and “A Princely Pandect on Astronomy.”  Since graduating from Columbia University, he has taught Arabic, Persian and mathematics to secondary school and college students. He currently teaches Arabic and multivariable calculus at Online High School.


K. Niazi, A Princely Pandect on Astronomy, Springer: New York, 2020.

K. Niazi, Quṭb al-dīn Shīrāzī and the Configuration of the Heavens, A Comparative Study of Texts and Models, Springer: New York, 2014.

K. Niazi, “Gamini’s Dāyirihā-yi Minā-i: Pajuhish-ī dar Tārikh-i Kayhān Shināsī dar Tamaddun-i Islāmī(Enamel Circles: A Survey of the History of Cosmology in Islam),” Nazariyat, 3, 2 (2017).

K. Niazi, “Karajī’s Discourse on Hydrology,” Oriens, vol. 44, issue 1-2 (2016).

K. Niazi, “Nader El-Bizri’s ‘On Arithmetic and Geometry – An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 1 & 2,’” Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science, ed. A. Bowen, Volume 12, (2015): 152-6.

K. Niazi, “Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī as Depicted in Early Historical Sources,” Majalle-ye Tārīkh-eʾElm, no. 11, Winter/Fall 1391 (2013).

K. Niazi, A. J. Lichtenberg, M. A. Lieberman, The dispersion and matching characteristics of the helical resonator plasma source, IEEE. Trans. Plasma. Sci. vol. 23, no. 5 (October 1995).

K. Niazi, A. J. Lichtenberg, M. A. Lieberman, and D. L. Flamm, “Operation of the helical resonator plasma source,” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., vol. 3 (1994).

K. Niazi, “Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī and his commentary on the prosneusis point,” Maragha and its Scholars, The Intellectual Culture of Medieval Maragha, ca. 1250-1550, Proceedings, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.