Achuta Kadambi Receives Outstanding Young Professional Award for Promoting Inclusivity in Engineering

Achuta Kadambi

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Achuta Kadambi from UCLA received the IEEE Award for promoting inclusivity in engineering at a ceremony in Canada.

Nov 28, 2022

UCLA Samueli

Achuta Kadambi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the honor society Eta Kappa Nu of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Established in 1936, the award recognizes outstanding engineers who are under 35 years of age with exceptional career accomplishments. Kadambi, who also has a faculty appointment in computer science, was selected for his “contributions to creative and inclusive teaching and mentoring in electrical engineering and bioengineering.”

Kadambi leads the Visual Machines Group at UCLA, which focuses on building computational imaging systems with applications in robotics and health care. Through his research, Kadambi aims to address implicit biases in medical and other devices and to explore pragmatic solutions. Separate from his work at UCLA, Kadambi also co-founded Akasha Imaging, a commercial imaging technology company.

A senior member of the National Academy of Inventors, Kadambi has also been honored with a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, an Army Research Office Young Investigator Award and a Google Faculty award. In 2019, he was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list for science.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization with more than 423,000 members worldwide. The 2022 Eta Kappa Nu awards, including three additional categories, was presented at the IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards & Recognition Ceremony Nov. 18 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dannela Lagrimas contributed to this story.


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