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March 31: Carnegie Mellon's Pradeep K. Khosla Elected Fellow Of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Chriss Swaney

Carnegie Mellon's Pradeep K. Khosla Elected
Fellow Of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

KhoslaPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla has been elected a 2010 fellow of the prestigious American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering to diverse communities worldwide. 

"I am extremely honored with this award, and I will continue to support the outstanding work of our college where we continue to educate engineers who make a difference in the future," said Khosla, a University Professor — the highest distinction a faculty member can achieve at Carnegie Mellon — and the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been dean of the College of Engineering since 2004. 

Carnegie Mellon Executive Vice President and Provost Mark S. Kamlet praised Khosla for his leadership in research and education initiatives.

"This latest accolade reflects the innovative spirit and drive Pradeep brings to his academic work, and the leadership he brings in helping the university expand its global reach," Kamlet said. 

Khosla's global work has helped the university develop important academic footholds in Europe, Asia and Africa.

A Carnegie Mellon alumnus and member of the engineering faculty since 1986, Khosla has invested tremendous energy in the success of Carnegie Mellon and its engineering college and has demonstrated his leadership in research and education initiatives. He is an internationally recognized authority on robotics, embedded systems, technology education, innovation and cybersecurity. He is co-founder of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, one of the world's largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the U.S.

Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Khosla worked with Tata Consulting Engineers and Siemens in the area of real-time control. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has received numerous awards and fellowships, and serves on boards of companies, nonprofits and venture capital firms. In 2009, Khosla received the ASME's Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2008 he was selected to join the Council on Competitiveness' effort to improve America's leadership in innovative technology. He is the author of three books and has contributed more than 350 articles to journals, conferences and books. He is the co-founder of Quantapoint Inc. and BiometricCore.

Khosla is a fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAI), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

He received his bachelor's degree in technology from ITT (Kharagpur, India) in 1980 and his master's degree and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in 1984 and 1986, respectively. 


Pictured above is College of Engineering Dean and University Professor Pradeep K. Khosla.