CIT Dean Tapped for US Technology Initiative

June 22, 2009

Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla has been selected to join the prestigious Council on Competitiveness' newly formed effort to improve America's leadership in innovative technology.

"An internationally recognized authority on robotics, embedded systems, technology education, innovation and cybersecurity, Carnegie Mellon’s Pradeep K. Khosla is an outstanding addition to our newly formed Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative," said Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on Competitiveness.

Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering, will join an elite group of academic researchers and business leaders tapped to serve for the next three years on the Technology Leadership Strategy Initiative (TLSI), a collaborative effort designed to chart the most promising frontiers of technology and competitive advantage arenas for the United States. The council estimates that technology jobs are growing five times faster than any other jobs worldwide, and 90 percent of the fastest-growing jobs in America require post-secondary education. Continue to the Carnegie Mellon press release.


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