Rahul Mangharam Receives 2014 Benjamin Franklin Key Award

Rahul Mangharam, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is the recipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Key Award from the IEEE Philadelphia for "development of a formal methodology, tools and platforms to verify, test and rapidly certify the life-critical operation of medical devices, such as cardiac pacemakers."

The Key Award  is given annually to an engineer in the Philadelphia section of IEEE and emphasizes technical innovation, a significant improvement to the design or application of a system, or patents of clear practical values. Emphasis is placed on tangible technical and technological achievements that demonstrate intellectual, industrial, economical or human benefits.

Mangharam's research mission is to merge computing, communications, and the physical world into integrated cyber-physical systems, enabling seamless communication with and control of objects such as smart buildings, the human body, and automobiles in the physical world. His interests are in real-time embedded systems with applications in (a) networked automotive systems, (b) modeling, testing and verification of medical device software and systems, (c) control and scheduling for energy-efficient building automation and (d) wireless control/actuator networks for industrial plants. He is also exploring real-time parallel computation with anytime algorithms on GPUs.

IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence.

To read more about Mangharam and his research, please visit his faculty profile.