Pradeep Khosla is Dean of the College of Engineering, Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Engineering, and Founding Director of CyLab at Carnegie Mellon. Previous positions include; Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director, Information Networking Institute, Founding Director (1/97 - 6/99) of Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and Program Manager at DARPA (1/94 - 8/96) where he managed a $50M portoflio of programs in real-time systems, internet enabled software infrastructure, intelligent systems, and distributed systems. Pradeep is a recipient of several awards including the ASEE 1999 George Westinghouse Award for Education, Siliconindia Leadership award for Excellence in Academics and Technology (2000),W.Wallace McDowell award from IEEE Computer Society (2001), Cyber Education Award from the Business Software Alliance (2007), and election to the National Academy of Engineering (2006).
He serves on editorial boards of IEEE Spectrum, and IEEE Security and Privacy, Oxford University Press Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and was appointed to the National Research Council Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design. Khosla’s research has resulted in 3 books and 300+ articles in journals, conferences, and book contributions. Pradeep is a consultant to several companies and Venture Capitalists and has served on the technology advisory boards of many start-ups including iNetworks, ITU Ventures, iPolicy Networks, BitArmor, and Alcoa CIO’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Children’s Institute, IIT Foundation, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, Pittsbugh Technology Council, and Mellon-Pitt corporation.
He has served on the Council of Deans of the Aeronautics Advisory Committtee, NASA; and Senior Advisory Group, DARPA Program on Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems. He is co-founder of Quantapoint Inc. and Biometricore, Inc. He received B.Tech (Hons) from IIT (Kharagpur, India) in 1980, and both MS (1984) and PhD (1986) degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University.