February 4, 2011
Raj Rajkumar, the George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical Engineering, has earned a Carnegie Science Award in the Information Technology category. The awards, established in 1997, recognize and promote innovation in science and technology across western Pennsylvania. Specifically, the Information Technology Award honors innovation in the development and commercialization of an information technology-based solution resulting in significant business impact.
For more than a decade, Rajkumar has worked 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.
Rajkumar's work also permeates competitive commercial sectors. He is the primary founder of Pittsburgh-based TimeSys Corp., a company specializing in embedded Linux products and services. He was also instrumental in launching a national research initiative by the National Science Foundation on cyber-physical systems, including applications in transportation, health care, green buildings, manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace and defense.
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George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical Engineering Raj Rajkumar