Nandhu NandhakumarSenior Vice President of Strategic Technology Projects at LG Technology Centre of America
As Senior Vice President in the office of the CTO of LG Electronics Inc., Dr. Nandhakumar is currently leading strategic technology projects in the areas of next generation media & displays, smart cities & communities, and robotics. In recent years, he has led technology initiatives, partnerships and corporate investments across a broad portfolio of emerging technologies, including connected entertainment, health, energy and vehicle. Earlier, he served as CTO, VP Engineering and Board Director of Triveni Digital.
He has also served on the faculties of the UT Austin and the U Va, Charlottesville – teaching courses, supervising Ph.D. students, and conducting sponsored research in the areas of Computer Vision, Robotics, and Machine Intelligence. He has authored more than a 100 refereed journal and conference publications, organized international conferences, and holds 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. He recently won a Technology & Standards Leadership Award from the CTA for his contributions to the industry as the Chairman of CTA’s Technology Council.