Pradeep K. Khosla

Adjunct Professor – ECE Chancellor – University of California, San Diego
Assistant Sue Haslett

Research Interests

The goal of research in the Advanced Mechatronics Laboratory (affiliated with the Robotics Institute and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems) is developing the enabling technologies for "Rapidly Deployable Systems" through composition (using hardware and software building blocks) and collaboration (amongst autonomous robots and software agents).

Professor Khosla's vision of an intelligent system involves several specialized components (hardware or software) that can be composed rapidly to create a system, and that collaborate with each other to achieve the desired behavior. To accomplish these goals and demonstrate this vision, technologies are being developed for distributed design and manufacturing, and utilization of the next generation of distributed robot systems (macroscopic and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based) that will include hardware, software and man-machine interfaces.

Achieving this goal requires the pursuit of research in seemingly diverse but philosophically connected areas. These research goals are being achieved under the umbrella of the following projects: Agent-Based Control of Distributed Intelligent Systems, Agent-Based Methods for Distributed Design and Manufacture, Assuring Quality of Service in Heterogeneous Networks, Reconfigurable Robots, Composable Simulations for Intelligent CAD, Gesture-Based Programming and Design of Real-Time Software Systems.

In the News

  • Data Storage Experts Gather for Fall Technical Review
  • Engineering to Host Corporate Panel Discussion on Innovation
  • DSSC Fall Review Draws Over 100 Participants
  • Khosla Appointed to Treasury Commission
  • Carnegie Mellon Hosts House Republican Policy Committee Roundtable Discussion on Future Energy Costs
  • Engineering Dean Receives Cyber Education Award
  • Carnegie Mellon Researchers to Collaborate With National Biometric Security Project
  • Engineering Dean Elected to National Academy of Engineering
  • College of Engineering Hosts Discussion on American Competitiveness
  • Carnegie Mellon Faculty to Give Medical Writers Tips on Keeping Computers Cybersafe
  • Perrig's Team Develops Software to Detect Viruses
  • CIT Dean Interviewed on CNN's Headline News
  • Pradeep Khosla, Clark Glymour Named AAAS Fellows
  • Carnegie Mellon Wins Best Paper Award; Faculty Help Plan RTSS
  • Carnegie Mellon Created CyLab Korea; Kim Named Director
  • ECE Undergraduate Programs Rank Among Top Ten in Nation
  • Carnegie Mellon Signs Partnership with Taiwan's ITRI
  • ECE Department Head Named Dean of College of Engineering
  • Bhagavatula Named Acting Department Head of ECE
  • ECE Diploma Ceremony Honors Graduates
  • Falsafi Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship; Joins Group of Nobel Prize Acclaim
  • ECE Thanks Professors Neuman & Schlesinger for Service
  • ECE Experts Available to Speak on Primary Issues
  • Scientific American: Tiny Robots Make Big News
  • Carnegie Mellon's Prestigious Cybersecurity Reporting Awards Go To ABC News, ABC Nightline, and The Washington Post
  • Carnegie Mellon to Launch New Initiative to Ensure Cybersecurity for Domestic and Commercial Sectors
  • Carnegie Mellon Names Six Finalists For Prestigious Cybersecurity Reporting Awards
  • Carnegie Mellon Experts Join Panel To Discuss Reporting Cyberterrorism
  • Marculescu Published in 3 IEEE Journals; IDF Hosts Her as a Panelist
  • Smailagic Guest Edits IEEE Transactions on Computers; Interviewed for Computerworld
  • ECE Department Head Named Fellow of AAAI
  • Carnegie Mellon Develops New Research and Educational Partnership with Taiwan
  • Khosla Cites Need for Industry in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Top Minds at Carnegie Mellon Discuss Computer Surveillance and the War on Terrorism
  • University Helps Develop Information Systems School in Singapore
  • New CMU Degrees In Information Security to Address Needs of Government, Industry
  • Khosla Speaks In Post-Gazette on Wireless Security, Availability, and Appeal
  • C3S Partners with Historically Black Colleges and Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Educate Information-Security Experts
  • New Center Established for Computer and Communications Security
  • ECE Graduates Honored in Diploma Ceremony
  • Rutenbar Awarded Jatras (E47) Chair and Aristotle Award
  • Khosla Featured as Venture Capital Faculty Adviser in The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • CMU Campus Planned to Meet IT Needs in Greece
  • Restoring Confidence in the Airline Industry With Center for Computer and Communications Security's Technology
  • Pradeep K. Khosla: Superman
  • Khosla and Ganger Take a Byte out of Computer Crime
  • Intel Teams Up With CMU to Boot Up New Computer Data Storage Center
  • ECE Displays Robotic Rescue Research To Indian Ambassador Lalit Mansingh
  • Khosla Discusses Web Savvy vs. Paranoia in Post-Gazette
  • Money and Minds Meet at CMU
  • Pradeep Khosla Cited in New York Times' Toy Robots Article
  • Khosla to Receive 2001 W. Wallace McDowell Award
  • Khosla to Give Keynote Talk
  • Khosla Cited in Robotics Article
  • One Giant Leap for Machinekind?
  • Leadership Awards
  • Several Faculty in ECE and Computer Science Awarded DOD Grants
  • External Press

  • Snooping service techs may make home computers unsafe havens for personal files
  • Experts: Nothing is 100 percent secure
  • CMU's Response to Off-shoring
  • Educating Engineers for the New Market
  • Bits&Bytes: America need not cede engineering leadership, panel says
  •  Pradeep K. Khosla

    Carnegie Mellon, 1986

    Research Area

    Signals and Systems


    agent-based design and control, S/W engineering for real-time systems, distributed robotics, distributed information systems, Secure Embedded Software/Systems, Sensor Networks


    PhD, 1986
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University

    MS, 1984
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University

    BTech, 1980
    Electrical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur