Afsaneh Minaie

Faculty Member

Dr. Afsaneh Minaie


Afsaneh Minaie, Ph.D. joined UVU in 2001 and is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She served as the Chair of the Department of Engineering from July 2018 to July 2021 and Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology from January 2022 to June 2022. She has over twenty-nine years of teaching and industrial experience. Prior to coming to UVU, she was a Control Engineer and Product Owner for General Electric where she developed an Electronics Testing Lab for testing regulator controllers and developed classes for training customers on the theory and application of regulators and regulator controllers. At UVU, she has been instrumental in developing the curriculum for the university's Computer and Electrical Engineering programs. She has mentored eighty-four undergraduate capstone projects. She has published thirty-three abstracts and sixty-two Journals and Conference Papers.

Research Interests
- Embedded Systems
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Fault Tolerant Computing
- Computer Architecture
- Power Distribution

Professional Organization Leadership Positions
- Program Chair of the SE Division of the ASEE.
- Division Chair of the CIT Division of the ASEE.

Honors and Awards
- Recipient of the Senate Faculty Excellence Award, 2017.
- Recipient of the IEEE Utah Section Award of Merit for recognition as Outstanding
Engineer, 2012.
- Recipient of the Dean's Faculty Teaching Award, April 2009.

Current NSF Grant
- Minaie, Afsaneh (PI), Building Exceptional Talent in Engineering & Computing
(BE-TEC) at UVU, $1,499,988.00.
- Minaie, Afsaneh (PI), Strengthening Outcomes for Students in
CS and Engineering through LEAP, $617,396.00.
- Minaie, Afsaneh (Co-PI), Integrating Environmentally Improved
photolithography Technology and Virtual Reality Games into Advanced
Nanotechnology Education


Ph D, University of Oklahoma, 1989

Major: Electrical Engineering

MS, University of Oklahoma, 1984

Major: Electrical Engineering

BS, University of Oklahoma, 1981

Major: Electrical Engineering


ECE 2700

Digital Design I, Spring 2024

ECE 3740

Digital Design II, Spring 2024

ECE 4950

Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone II WE, Spring 2024


Minaie, Afsaneh , Sanati-Mehrizy, Reza , Wright, Jeffrey H, Sanati-Mehrizy, Ali , Sanati-Mehrizy, Paymon , Array, "A Study of Application of Data Mining Algorithms in Healthcare Industry". ()
Minaie, Afsaneh , Array, "Application of Wireless Sensor Networks in Health Care System", ASEE. ()
Minaie, Afsaneh , Annual Conference, "Computational Intelligence Course in Undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering Curricula", American Society for Engineering Education. (June, 2013)
Minaie, Afsaneh , Array, "Computer Engineering Capstone Projects in the Computer Science Department", ASEE. ()
Minaie, Afsaneh , Array, "Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks in the Computer Science and Engineering Curricula", ASEE. ()
Minaie, Afsaneh , Duhan, Rohit , Array, "Autonomous Hand Gesture Detection using Image Processing", National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). (March, 2012)


Achievement in Grant Success

UVU's Office of Sponsored Programs - April 1, 2015

UVU Student Branch Advisor

IEEE Region 6 - April 18, 2014

IEEE Utah Section Award of Merit for Recognition as Outstanding Engineer

Dean’s Faculty Teaching Award for the College of Technology and Computing

April, 2009

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Distinction