Ramesh Rajagopalan is currently a Professor of Practice in Electrical Engineering and Program Director of the Masters in Applied Artificial Intelligence program at the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. He earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. He was awarded the Graduate School Masters Prize and the all university Doctoral Prize at Syracuse University in recognition of his outstanding research and scholarship. Prior to joining University of San Diego, he was an Associate Project Scientist at the Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego (2019-20). He has over eleven years of strong teaching and research experience in electrical engineering and computer science. He was a faculty member at Florida State University from 2008 to 2009 and a Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of St. Thomas, Minnesota from 2009 to 2019. Professor Rajagopalan’s research interests include genetic algorithms, optimization, artificial intelligence, wireless communications and networks, internet of things, mobile health care, and signal processing. He has authored and co-authored numerous conference and journal papers in these areas. He is passionate about pedagogical approaches and practices to promote diversity and inclusion in higher education.