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Mina Sartipi
Director of Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) at University of Tennessee


Dr. Mina Sartipi is director of the newly established Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) and the UC Foundation Professor 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.

In 2008, Dr. Sartipi was named UC Foundation Assistant Professor. This award was given to her based on her research activities and students evaluating her teaching. She was awarded the UTC Outstanding Faculty Research and Creative Achievement award in 2016. She has also been awarded the best researcher in the Department of CSE and the college of CECS in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Dr. Sartipi is an IEEE senior member since 2016.

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 STEM advisory board on 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 

Agenda Sessions

  • Digital Infrastructure deep dive: IoT enabled open data systems - the foundations of smart city deployments?