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Pradeep K. Khosla

(Term expires June 1, 2014)

photo of Pradeep Khosla
Credit: NIST

Pradeep Khosla began his tenure as the eighth chancellor of the University of California, San Diego on August 1, 2012.

Pradeep began his career at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1986 and served as the Dean of the College of Engineering from 2004 through July 2012, setting the strategic direction for undergraduate and graduate education and research. Having been awarded the Philip Marsha Dowd Professorship in 1998, he was elected University Professor in 2008, the highest distinction a faculty member could achieve. Pradeep also served as the founding director of the Carnegie Mellon CyLab, the director of the Information Networking Institute, the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the founding director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at CMU. Between 1994 and 1996, Pradeep held the position of Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he managed a $50M portfolio of programs in real-time systems, internet enabled software infrastructure, intelligent systems, and distributed systems.

A recipient of several international awards for his contributions to education and research, Pradeep was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science, and a Fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, and the American Association for Advancement of Science. In 2009, he was also awarded the Computers in Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is the author of three books and hundreds of scholarly articles.

He earned his MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon in 1984 and 1986 after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1980.