Mina Sartipi (UT-C)

Dr. Mina Sartipi is the Founding Director of the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she is also a UC Foundation Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Her research, funded by NSF, NIH, THEC, and industry, focuses on data-driven approaches to tackle real-world challenges in smart city applications, specifically on mobility, energy, and health. At CUIP, she coordinates cross-disciplinary research and strategic vision for urbanism and smart cities advancement with focus on people and quality of life. Dr. Sartipi received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2001 and her M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2003 and 2006, respectively. She was awarded the IEEE Senior membership in 2016. She has a number of invited papers, journal papers, and professional conference presentations. She serves on the board of directors of startups and non-profit organizations.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and outdoor activities including hiking and rock climbing with her husband and two young daughters.

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