Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar is the George Westinghouse Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Rajkumar serves as director of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, USDOT Mobility21 National University Transportation Center, USDOT T-SET National University Transportation Center, Real-Time and Multimedia Systems Lab, and co-director of the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Connected and Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab (CAD-CRL).
Rajkumar's research interests lie in all aspects of embedded real-time systems and wireless/sensor networks. In the domain of embedded real-time systems, his interests include but are not limited to operating systems, scheduling theory, resource management, wired/wireless networking protocols, quality of service management, hardware/software architecture, model-based design tools
Rajkumar has received multiple awards, including the Carnegie Science Award in Information Technology, the Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and the Outstanding Technical Achievement and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time
1989 Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
1986 MS, Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
1984 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Madras
- Carnegie Mellon-Portugal
- Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research
- General Motors - CMU Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Laboratory (AD-CRL)
- General Motors - CMU Vehicular Information Technology Collaborative Research Laboratory (VIT-CRL)
- Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Incubator
Rajkumar quoted on Tesla executive’s departure
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar spoke to Reuters about the abrupt departure of top Tesla executive Andrej Karpathy, suggesting the automaker would look in-house to find Karpathy’s replacement.
Rajkumar talks Tesla layoffs
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar spoke to Reuters about Tesla’s recent move to lay off hundreds of employees at its San Mateo office. “Tesla is clearly in a major cost-cutting mode,” he said.
Traffic21 team cited on autonomous mobility
A paper by the Traffic21 team from CMU was cited in an article in Fast Company on autonomous mobility and smart cities.
Rajkumar quoted on AV crash data
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was quoted in The Verge on the recent release of crash reports by autonomous vehicle companies.
Rajkumar interviewed on Tesla crash rates
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was interviewed in an AP news article on the impending release of Tesla’s crash report. Rajkumar explains why he would not be surprised if Tesla reported a high number of crashes.
Rajkumar quoted on Tesla issues
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was quoted in Gizmodo on the drawbacks of steering technology in self-driving Tesla models.
Rajkumar interviewed on international chip shortage
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was quoted in an article published by WESA on how the international microchip shortage has disrupted research at CMU.
Rajkumar quoted on self-driving revenue
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was quoted in Reuters on revenue generated by self-driving vehicles.
Rajkumar joins Insight LiDAR’s as technical advisor
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was featured in Businesswire for his appointment as Insight LiDAR’s technical advisor.
Rajkumar quoted on Waymo and the robotaxi market
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was quoted in Reuters on the robotaxi race, with Arizona company Waymo currently in the lead.
Rajkumar quoted on public opinion surrounding AV
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was quoted in Forbes on public opinion of autonomous vehicles.
Rajkumar quoted on Tesla cameras
ECE’s Raj Rajkumar was quoted by Consumer Reports about the camera-AI system used by Tesla’s autonomous vehicles.