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Gupta Receives Collegiate Professorship

Nina Welding • DATE: November 12, 2014

Vijay Gupta has been named a College of Engineering Collegiate Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, an honor bestowed upon him in recognition “of his exceptional performance in his first several years at the University of Notre Dame.” 
In addition to his title, the appointment includes an annual discretionary research funding supplement.

A faculty member since 2008, Gupta’s research focuses on the analysis and design of cyberphysical systems. These systems are widely considered to be the next generation of engineering systems with applications spanning diverse areas such as structural health monitoring, medical devices, smart power grids and intelligent transportation systems. Developing a systematic design theory for such systems includes, but is not limited to, the synthesis of solutions from disciplines such as control, networking, processor scheduling, materials and software design. Gupta is leading a range of theoretical and applied funded research initiatives in this direction.

Since joining the Department of Electrical Engineering, Gupta has received the 2013 Donald P. Eckman Award, presented by the American Automatic Control Council for outstanding achievements in control theory, and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2009. He was also a recipient of the 2010 Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching through the University.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Gupta served as a research associate for the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, a consultant for the United Technology Research Center, and a research scientist for the Center for Applied Research in Electronics at the Indian Institute of Technology.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and master’s and doctoral degrees, also in electrical engineering, from the California Institute of Technology.