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June 22: Carnegie Mellon’s Pradeep Khosla Named To New Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative

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Carnegie Mellon's Pradeep Khosla Named To
New Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University’s Pradeep K. Khosla has been selected to join the prestigious Council on Competitiveness' newly formed effort to improve America’s leadership in innovative technology.
Pradeep Khosla
"An internationally recognized authority on robotics, embedded systems, technology education, innovation and cybersecurity, Carnegie Mellon’s Pradeep K. Khosla is an outstanding addition to our newly formed Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative," said Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on Competitiveness.

Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering, will join an elite group of academic researchers and business leaders tapped to serve for the next three years on the Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative (TLSI), a collaborative effort designed to chart the most promising frontiers of technology and competitive advantage arenas for the United States. The council estimates that technology jobs are growing five times faster than any other jobs worldwide, and 90 percent of the fastest-growing jobs in America require post-secondary education.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to help the university and our nation focus on how important science and technology are in remapping the 21st century business landscape," said Khosla, founding director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the world.

"Pradeep Khosla is an excellent choice for the council’s new Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative. His global reach has helped Carnegie Mellon develop important academic footholds in Europe, Asia and Africa, and his innovative drive continues to help our students and faculty remain competitive technology leaders in today’s 24-hour global economy," said Jared L. Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon and a board member of the Council on Competitiveness.

The new initiative will be co-chaired by Ray Johnson, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin Corp., and Mark Little, senior vice president and director of GE Global Research. Each member will be asked to participate in two meetings a year, as well as an annual survey. The 2009 meetings are scheduled for June 22 and Nov. 9 in Washington, D.C.

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Pictured above is Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering.