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University of California, Irvine, USA

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Pramod Khargonekar received BTech Degree in electrical engineering in 1977 from IIT Bombay, and MS degree in mathematics in 1980 and PhD degree in electrical engineering in 1981 from the University of Florida. His early career was at the University of Florida and the University of Minnesota. He was Chairman of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 1997 to 2001, and also held the position of Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science at The University of Michigan. From 2001 to 2009, he was Dean of Engineering and Eckis Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida till 2016. He served briefly as Deputy Director of Technology at ARPA-E in 2012-13. He served as Assistant Director at the National Science Foundation as head of the Directorate of Engineering from 2013-16. In June 2016, he assumed his current position as Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He has been recognized as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher. He has received the IEEE Control Systems Award, IEEE Control Systems Society Bode Lecture Prize, NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the American Automatic Control Council’s Donald Eckman Award, the IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize Award, the IEEE CSS George Axelby Best Paper Award, the Hugo Schuck ACC Best Paper Award, and the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Service Awards from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, and AAAS.

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