Rajkumar Earns Westinghouse Chair


January 27, 2011

ECE Professor Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar has received the George Westinghouse Professorship in Electrical Engineering for driving Carnegie Mellon research in the automotive industry.

"This is a wonderful honor from the university and for the ongoing research we are doing in the areas of autonomous driving vehicles and other innovative technologies for enhancing the safety and reliability of vehicles," said Rajkumar, head of the university's GM Collaborative Lab.

For more than a decade, Rajkumar has been working 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 economy set for release in May, 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.

"Raj is an outstanding researcher and a stellar example of our longstanding tradition of collaborative, problem-solving research designed to advance engineering practice for the benefit of consumers and industry," said ECE Department Head Ed Schlesinger.

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.

For more on Rajkumar's honor, read the official Carnegie Mellon press release here.

ECE Professor Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar

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