Renowned scholar, Dr. P.R. Kumar, has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University this fall. He is a professor in the department and holds the Computer Engineering Chair.
“We are extremely excited to have an internationally known scholar of Dr. Kumar’s caliber join our department,” said Dr. Costas Georghiades, department head of the electrical and computer engineering department. “His joining our department will be a tremendous benefit to our students, undergraduate and graduate, both directly through his classroom instruction and mentoring and indirectly through the added visibility to our department.
Kumar, a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), was formerly the Franklin W. Woeltge Professor and a researcher in the Coordinated Science Lab of The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made groundbreaking contributions that have helped to shape industrial practice and research in both semiconductor manufacturing and wireless networking. He has distinguished himself in both research and education in the field of systems, which includes control, communications and computing.