Vijay Gadepally is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Vijay holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, Vijay's research focused on the estimation of driver behavior and he was advised by Dr. Ashok Krishnamurthy (now at UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and NCSU), Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni and Dr. Umit Ozguner. At Ohio State, Vijay held concurrent appointments with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Vijay Gadepally holds a Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Vijay is interested in the technical and social aspects of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles and the role of technology in society. His research in signal processing focuses on developing mathematical models that accurately estimate and predict driver behavior. On the policy side, Vijay is interested in the social, ethical and legal aspects of widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles and other major technologies. For more information on Vijay's research projects, please take a look at the Research section.
Vijay has also served as the President and Treasurer of the Council of Graduate Students (one of the largest graduate student governments in the country). As President, he was responsible for directing the activities of Ohio State's graduate student government which represents the interest of ~13,000 students and as treasurer, maintaining the fiscal health of the organization. Vijay has also been the founding Chairperson of the Student Commercialization Board at Ohio State and National Director of Employment Concerns for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. Vijay has received numerous honors such as an Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Ohio State in 2012, Introducing President Barack Obama in February 2012, Serving as a Panelist with Senator John Glenn and NASA Administrator Charles Boldon. Vijay's research in driverless vehicles was featured on the Big10 TV network and played in a number of Ohio State television ads. Vijay has also been quoted in numerous media articles such as this, this and this at MIT and Ohio State.