Amir H. Golnabi

Instructor in Mathematics
Amir Golnabi

"All systems of knowledge may be incomplete and need to be seen as aspects of a larger whole that lies beyond all the models and theories that attempt to describe it." —Jon Kabat Zinn


Ph.D. Dartmouth College

B.S. Montclair State University

Certificate Tuck School of Business


Dr. Golnabi studied Mathematics and Computer Engineering at the University of Salamanca in Spain, before transferring to Montclair State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics in 2007. He then started his graduate studies at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. His doctoral thesis was on "Computational Aspect of Tomographic Microwave Imaging for Biomedical Applications." During his doctoral program, he also completed an Engineering Management Certificate at Dartmouth College. In 2012, he joined the Pulmonary Imaging and Bioengineering Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School. From 2014 to 2020, he was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montclair States University.

Dr. Golnabi has a track record of peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and awards, including the Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award for the Best Paper Published in Medical Physics in 2013, and the study entitled “Tri-Ponderal Mass Index vs. Body Mass Index in Estimating Body Fat During Adolescence”, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics in 2017. He was also the recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship for Medical Applications in 2010, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success in 2018. His research interests include mathematical modeling, medical image processing, and artificial intelligence.

He is a passionate teacher and enjoys interacting with students both inside and outside the classroom. His interest in mathematics education includes educational leadership, curriculum development, educational technology, and deep learning.

In his free time, Dr. Golnabi enjoys playing volleyball and tennis, cooking, oil-painting, and listening to music.