Mostafa Kaveh named CSE interim dean

Kaveh first joined the College of Science and Engineering in 1975.

by Kelly Busche

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s new interim dean assumed his role Jan. 16.

Mostafa “Mos” Kaveh joined CSE in 1975 as an electrical and computer engineering faculty member and most recently served as associate dean for research and planning. 

Kaveh has a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Former CSE Dean Samuel Mukasa interviewed with the University of Connecticut last fall, drawing criticism from students and administrators. University President Eric Kaler told the Minnesota Daily in November that if Mukasa wasn’t selected for the position, the administration would “need him to consider what the right role and balance of responsibilities are here.”

Mukasa will continue his role as a CSE professor, according to an email sent to CSE undergraduate students.

According to the email, Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson appointed Kaveh to the position and will continue searching for a replacement over the coming months.