Kaveh Ashenayi, Ph.D., P.E.

Department ChairProfessor J. Newton Rayzor Hall  1110
kash@utulsa.eduAshenayi Web page

Dr. Ashenayi's areas of research are Robotics and Automation, Power Engineering, Soft Computing (neural net, fuzzy logic, etc.) and its applications in Biomedical and Power Engineering. I am a senior member of IEEE and have served as the national chairman of Control, Robotics, and Automation Special Interest Group within INNS.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1986
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1981

Areas of Research Focus

  • Soft Computing (Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithm, Fuzzy Logic, etc.)
  • Control, Robotics and Automation
  • Soft Computing Applications in Biomedical Engineering
  • Power Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Full Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, at The University of
    Tulsa, 1998-Present.
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, at The University of
    Tulsa, 1992-1998.
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, at The University of
    Tulsa, 1986-1992.
  • Instructor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Oklahoma State
    University, 1985-1986.

Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Golden Key
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi

Courses Taught at TU

  • Basic Electrical Measurements Laboratory (EE 2001)
  • Electrical Engineering Science (EE 2003)
  • Introduction to Neural Networks (EE 4413)
  • Neural Networks (EE 7413)
  • Power Electronics (EE 7243)
  • Power System Analysis (EE 4133)
  • Power System Reliability (EE 7133)
  • Semiconductor Devices and Circuits (EE 7043)
  • Senior Design Project I (EE 4102)
  • Senior Design Project II (EE 4201)

Awards & Recognition

  • A Sextant Core Biopsy Predictive Mechanism for Non-Organ Confined Disease Status Serial No. 08/536,298 (Awarded)
  • 1996 IEEE ED and PGC Prize Paper Award
  • 2002 International Who's Who of Professionals
  • Neural Network for Cell Image Analysis for Identification of Abnormal Cells Serial No. 08/253,933 (Awarded)
  • Prediction of Prostate Cancer Progression by Analysis of Selected Predictive Parameters Serial No. 08/315,210 (Awarded)
  • 1997 SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Award October
  • 1987 Tau Beta Pi-Professor of the month Dec.
  • 1994 Tulsa University Outstanding Young Researcher Award


  • “A Review of Applications of Intelligent Systems in Power Systems”
    Proceedings of 38th Annual Frontiers of Power Conference, Stillwater, Oklahoma, October 24-25, 2005.
  • "Autonomous Local Path Planning for a Mobile Robot Using a Genetic Algorithm"
    K. H-Sedighi, K. Ashenayi, T.W. Manikas, R.L. Wainwright, H.M. Tai, Proc. 2004 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2004), p. 1338-1345.
  • “Autonomous Robot Navigation Using a Genetic Algorithm with an Efficient Genotype Structure”
    A. Hermanu, T.W. Manikas, K. Ashenayi, and R.L. Wainwright, in Intelligent Engineering Systems Through Artificial Neural Networks: Smart Engineering Systems Design: Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Programming, Complex Systems and Artificial Life, C.H. Dagli, et al., Editors. 2004, ASME Press: New York. p. 319-324.
  • “Design Scenarios for Integrated Renwable Energy Systems"
    IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion, with R. Ramakumar, K. Krishnan and I. Abouzhar.
  • “Designing an Integrated Renewable Energy System (IRES)”
    IEEE Power Engineering Review, pp. 10 - 11, Vol. 15, No. 2, February, 1995.
  • "Evolving a Diverse Collection of Robot Path Planning Problems"
    D.A. Ashlock, T.W. Manikas, and K. Ashenayi, Proc. 2006 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2006), p. 1837-1844
  • "Genetic Algorithms for Autonomous Robot Navigation"
    T.W. Manikas, K. Ashenayi, R.L. Wainwright, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, vol. 10, no. 6, Dec. 2007, pp. 26-31. [Invited Paper]
  • “Implementation of A Learning Fuzzy Controller”
    IEEE Control Systems Magazine, with S. Shenoi and M. Timmerman, 1995