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Nandhu Nandhakumar, Ph.D.

LG Electronics
Senior Vice President, Strategic Technology Projects, Office of the CTO

As Senior Vice President in the office of the CTO of LG Electronics Inc., is currently responsible for establishing and leading strategic projects inareas such as Next Gen Media and Display Technologies, Smart Cities & Communities, and Robotics. Nandhu has led technology initiatives, partnerships and corporate venture capital investments in areas of long-term strategic interest to LG Electronics, such as connected entertainment, health, energy and vehicle. As the former founding head of LG’s Silicon Valley based Technology Center of America, he established LP arrangements with leading VC funds, and partnerships with university research centers and national government laboratories across a broad portfolio of technologies.

Earlier, he served as CTO, VP Engineering and a Board Director of Triveni Digital, which develops and supplies products for the management and monitoring of metadata and data in broadcast DTV signals. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Texas, Austin and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville – where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses, supervised Ph.D. students, and conducted sponsored research in the areas of Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Robotics, and Machine Intelligence. He has authored more than a 100 refereed journal and conference publications, and holds several issued patents in these areas.

Dr. Nandhakumar has a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and serves on the board of directors and advisory committees of various industry organizations, startups, incubators, and academic institutions.