My academic career and new position at Carnegie Mellon

Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow and professor at Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering. Silicon Valley

Vivek Wadhwa
Prof. Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa joins Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

SILICON VALLEY – Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering announced that Vivek Wadhwa has joined its faculty as Distinguished Fellow at the university’s Silicon Valley campus. Vivek will be teaching courses in exponential technologies, technology convergence and industry disruption, and the new rules of innovation. He will also be working with CMU students and faculty to research the policy, law, and ethics issues of these technologies.

Vivek is a thought leader about technology innovation and the Silicon Valley ecosystem,” said Jonathan Cagan, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives for the College of Engineering. “We are excited to welcome Vivek to our campus and support his exploration of the impact of technology on society.”

Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley offers unique graduate programs in software management, software engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and venture creation that connect deeply to Silicon Valley enterprise companies and start ups. Research in cyber physical systems, wireless systems, connected vehicles and drones, security and privacy, and data analytics and machine learning contribute fundamental and actively applied knowledge, producing successful spin off startups along the way. Education in entrepreneurship connects local and Pittsburgh students to the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

Wadhwa will also be developing a new seminar series that connects Silicon Valley’s innovators with the university’s global faculty, further bridging its Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh campuses.

About Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley: The Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMU-SV) campus opened its doors in 2002, and has since grown into a vital connection between CMU’s Pittsburgh campus and Silicon Valley, while expanding the university’s degree offerings to include the Masters of Software Management, and three bi-coastal Information Technology Master’s programs. From cyber physical systems research, to privacy, data analytics, connected vehicles and more, the CMU-SV campus brings the innovative spirit of Carnegie Mellon students to the start-ups of Silicon Valley.

About the College of Engineering: The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is a top-ranked engineering college that is known for our intentional focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration in research. The College is well-known for working on problems of both scientific and practical importance. Our “maker” culture is ingrained in all that we do, leading to novel approaches and transformative results. Our acclaimed faculty have a focus on innovation management and engineering to yield transformative results that will drive the intellectual and economic vitality of our community, nation and world.


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