Dr. Akshay Rajhans is a Principal Research Scientist in the Advanced Research & Technology Office at MathWorks where his work focuses on identifying and nurturing collaborative research and innovation at the interface between the MathWorks Development organization and academia, industry, and government research labs. His work and expertise includes technical computing for, and model-based design and analysis of cyber-physical systems (CPS).
In his current multi-faceted role, Dr. Rajhans works on increasing the impact of research and innovation along various axes. He engages the research community via leadership roles at MathWorks Research Summits and at external research conferences worldwide. He manages a collaborative research alliance program for facilitating bidirectional technology transfer. Via invited talks, panels, and research publications, he provides thought leadership that often includes an industry perspective to academia and an academic and research perspective to industry. He serves on Industry Advisory Boards for various universities, conferences, and professional organizations, on Ph.D. Thesis and Technical Committees, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of an upcoming book on Resilience of CPS.
Previously, Dr. Rajhans worked on development and application engineering of electronic control systems for diesel-engine applications at Cummins. As an intern at Bosch Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, he developed a model-based approach to non-intrusive load monitoring.
Dr. Rajhans has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.