December 7, 2011
George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Raj Rajkumar has been named an IEEE fellow, class of 2012. He earned the distinction "for contributions to predictable real-time systems and operating systems," according to IEEE.
Rajkumar, head of Carnegie Mellon's GM Collaborative Lab, has been working for more than a decade to help modernize the auto industry and make driving safe and more economical for the consumer. He is featured in a book about the new American released this past spring, and was recently selected as a distinguished engineer by the Association for Computing Machinery. He has authored more than 150 publications with six best paper awards in peer-reviewed forums, and received the prestigious Technical Achievement and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems. Rajkumar earned a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Madras, India, in 1984 and a master's degree and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 1986 and 1989, respectively.
IEEE bestows its fellow grade upon researchers with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. It is the highest grade of membership, and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and important career achievement. For more about the IEEE Fellow Program, visit www.ieee.org.