Kaushik Basu

Prof. Pradeep K. Khosla

Chancellor, University of California, San Diego, USA

As Dean, Prof. Khosla serves as the Chief Academic Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer for the College of Engineering. He is the recipient of several awards including the ASEE George Westinghouse Award for Education (1999), Siliconindia Leadership award for Excellence in Academics and Technology (2000), the W. Wallace McDowell award from IEEE Computer Society (2001), Cyber Education Award from the Business Software Alliance (2007), the ASME Computers in Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), and the inaugural Pan IIT American Leadership Award for Academic Excellence (2009). He was awarded the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professorship in 1998, and named University Professor in 2008. For his contributions to technology and education he has been elected as Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, and invited to participate in thought leadership forums organized by Fortune Magazine, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Milken Institute, World Economic Forum, and Blouin Foundation, amongst others. He has served and currently serves on several boards of non-profit and for-profit, and government organizations.