Pradeep K. Khosla ( born March 13, 1957 in Mumbai) is an Indian- American computer scientist and electrical engineer.
Khosla studied at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in the bachelor's degree in 1980. Afterwards he worked at Tata Consulting Engineers and Siemens real-time control systems. He then continued his studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where in 1984 he received his master's degree and received his doctorate in 1986. There he was an assistant professor and later professor. In 2008 he was University Professor. He was director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems ( ICES). In 2004 he was dean of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 2012 and Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
From 1994 to 1996 he was on leave from the University as Program Manager of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( DARPA ) for real-time systems, Internet-enabled software Architekture, intelligent systems and distributed systems.
It deals with robotics and real-time control systems, reconfigurable real-time control software. He also worked as a consultant for companies and venture capital companies and start-ups.
2001 W. Wallace McDowell received the Khosla Award. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Indian Academy of Engineering, Indian Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the 2012 Light of India Award.