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Mina Sartipi, Ph.D. (Past Advisor)

Dr. Mina Sartipi is the founding director of the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) and the Guerry Professor of the Computer Science and Engineering Dept. at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC). She is also a faculty of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (a joint program between the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory). As the director of CUIP, she coordinates Smart City research and the strategic vision for Urban Science across the entire campus. She also builds teams that can partner with agencies in the City of Chattanooga, and with peer researchers at other institutions to address smart city challenges and to expand the UTC R&D portfolio and educational activities in this important area. Currently, she is active in areas such as Transportation, Energy, Health and Social Science. Through close collaborations with the city of Chattanooga, these projects are done in real-world settings.


Dr. Sartipi has been mentoring underrepresented minorities throughout her career and currently she is serving as a faculty advisor to Girls in Computer Science (GiCS) at UTC. She has also served as a member of the STEM advisory boards in high schools.


Research Topics: 

  • Smart Cities (Transportation, Energy, Health) 

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

  • Data Integration, Data Interoperability, Big Data Analytics

  • Modern Error Control Coding and Information Theory

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