Prof. Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1987. He has been on the Faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987.

Dr. Kumar’s research interests are in robotics, specifically multi-robot systems, and micro aerial vehicles.


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    Career Principles

    • Introduction

    • Role of mentors

    • Future of skills and the fourth industrial revolution

    • On job creation

    • Do you think innovation, jobs, and income have been delinked?

    • On GDP and median income

    • Future of online education

    • Advice for young individuals