Mostafa Kaveh

Member of The Board

Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering


Office: 105 Walter Library

University of Minnesota,

200 Union Street SE, 4-174 Keller Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0170 , USA

Research Interests

My research is primarily in the areas of statistical signal processing, communications, and image processing. My students and I are especially interested in problems of wireless communications using multiple antennas, sensor array signal processing, image enhancement and restoration.

An example of our work in signal processing is the development of algorithms for antenna arrays for communication and accurate mobile localization. Another example is the use of statistical models and signal processing approaches for genomic data analysis. In the area of wireless communications, we most recently worked on cooperative and collaborative transmission systems. In the recent past, we have developed parametric statistical models for fading wireless channels, and space-time interference-canceling receivers for CDMA systems.

Our research in image processing has concerned the development of image restoration and enhancement algorithms that are based on special partial differential equations. We have also been interested in medical image processing, particularly in the area of image reconstruction and tomography.

Selected Publications

  • A. Abdi and M. Kaveh, “A comparative study of two shadow fading models in ultrawideband and other wireless systems,” IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1428-1434, May 2011.
  • M. Nezafat, M. Kaveh, and H. Tsuji, "Indoor localization using a spatial channel signature database," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol.5, no.1, pp. 406-409, December 2006.
  • P.A. Anghel, G. Leus, and M. Kaveh, "Distributed space-time cooperative systems with regenerative relays," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 5, no.11, pp. 3130-3141, November 2006.
  • Hossein Zare, Arkady B. Khodursky and Mostafa Kaveh, "Gene clustering and gene function prediction using multiple sources of data." IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics, 2006. May 28-30, 2006, College Station, Texas.


  • Ph.D., EE, 1974, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
  • M.S., EE, 1970, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States
  • B.S., EE, 1969, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States

Professional Profile

  • Centennial Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (current)
  • Associate Dean for Research and Planning, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota (current)
  • Past-President, IEEE Signal Processing Society (current)
  • Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota (1990-2005)


  • Fellow of IEEE
  • Society Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • Centennial Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award, Purdue University
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)