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Speaker's Biography:

Pradeep Khosla
Chancellor, University of California, San Diego

Pradeep Khosla is chancellor of the University of California San Diego. A distinguished academic leader and electrical and computer engineer, he previously served as dean of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. At UC San Diego, he has initiated a comprehensive strategic planning process to develop a vision and shared goals for the future. Khosla is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Indian Academy of Engineering and an honorary fellow of the Indian Academy of Science. He has received numerous awards for his leadership, teaching and research, including the 2012 Light of India Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the George Westinghouse Award for contributions to the teaching of engineering. He earned his B.A. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and his master's and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon.