Vivek Wadhwa: Engineering Education and Innovation

Vivek Wadhwa: Engineering Education and Innovation

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In this video, futurist, author and emerging technologies expert, Vivek Wadhwa takes us through his research to reveal some challenging trends in global practices, outsourcing myths, and the underlying impact on innovation in America. He begins by taking a look at and disecting the common beliefs that China and India are producing more engineering graduates than America, that US children rank below average on general tests in mathematics and science, and that tech companies are going abroad because they can't find enough computer science applicants in the US.

Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, US competitiveness, and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of innovation. From tech entrepreneur and business owner to accomplished academic and widely published author, he served as a Stanford University research fellow and the Director of Research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, where he taught courses on the impact of technology. Vivek Wadhwa now serves as a Distinguished Fellow and professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s engineering school in the heart of Silicon Valley. Formerly, he led research at Singularity University, an institution that educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially growing technologies that are soon going to change our world.

Futurist, Emerging Technologies Expert, Author, & Distinguished Fellow and Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

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Named one of the "40 Most Influential Minds in Tech" by TIME magazine, Vivek Wadhwa is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. Based in Silicon Valley, he researches exponentially advancing technologies that are soon going to change our world. Wadhwa has held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, and Emory University and is a faculty member at Singularity University. He is a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and the author of four books on the intersection of technology and society.