Kaveh is a distinguished professor of structural engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD (1974) from Imperial College, London, and DTech Bauwesen (1993) from TU-Wien. Since then, he has been teaching at IUST, TU-Wien, and other universities in Iran. His honors include the Memorable Scientist of Iran and Gold Medal of Education. He is a fellow of the Iranian Academy of Sciences, fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and member of 8 scientific societies, founder and editor of more than 5 scientific journals and advisory member of many journals and conferences. He has published 535 scientific journal papers, 155 conference papers, 23 books in Farsi and 9 books in English, the latest being 'Optimal Analysis of Structures by Concepts of Symmetry and Regularity', 2013, 'Advances in Metaheuristic Algorithms for Optimal Design of Structures, 2nd ed.' 2017, and ' Applications of Metaheuristic Algorithms in Civil Engineering', Springer, 2017.