Office of the Dean


Dean Mostafa (Mos) Kaveh

Mos Kaveh was named dean of the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, effective June 11, 2018. He had previously served as interim dean since Jan. 16, 2018.

As dean, Kaveh is chief executive officer and chief academic officer of the College of Science and Engineering, the University’s second-largest college, which spans 12 departments and is ranked among the top engineering and science academic programs in the country. He provides strategic and intellectual leadership and administrative oversight for the school and works to advance its research, teaching, and service.

Kaveh has served in various roles in the College of Science and Engineering for more than 40 years. Most recently, he served as associate dean for research and planning since 2005, where his responsibilities included managing CSE financial resources, promoting research opportunities, and enhancing collaborations between faculty and our programs and industry. Before becoming an associate dean, he was head of the University of Minnesota Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1990-2005. Kaveh joined the University of Minnesota electrical and computer engineering faculty in 1975.

Kaveh holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and master's degree in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue. He is highly regarded for his research in statistical signal processing and their applications, specifically in wireless communications. Kaveh is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS, has received Society and Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and receive the Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University.