Professor Achuta Kadambi, an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2019 “30 under 30” list for Science. The annual list honors rising stars in 20 different industries.


Professor Kadambi’s research focus aims to give robots extraordinary vision capabilities beyond what human eyes are capable of. For example, cars that can see around corners; rescue robots that can see through thick smoke; and vision systems that can peer deep inside biological tissue to guide next-generation surgical robots.


Professor Kadambi joined UCLA after earning his doctorate from MIT. He teaches classes on computational imaging, computer vision, and digital image processing and leads the Visual Machines Group.