Dr. Kuldeep Rawat is the Chair of the Department of Technology and Director of Aviation
Science Program at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies
at University of Louisiana – Lafayette. His dissertation involved conducting research
into video compression techniques for applications in aerial surveillance platforms.
As a Department Chair he is responsible for managing academic programs, hiring and evaluating faculty and staff, develop and monitor budgets, develop policies and procedures, conduct program assessment and maintain accreditations for each of the programs.
As the director of state’s only 4-year collegiate aviation program, he is responsible for conducting aviation program needs assessment, purchasing aircraft, flight simulators and ATC lab equipment, avionics trainers, laboratory upgrades and developing strategic plan to grow and sustain state’s only four-year Aviation education program.
Other administrative responsibilities that he holds on campus are the Campus Director for NC Space Grant Consortium, funded through NASA, Activity Director for Department of Education/SAFRA project, Director of Unmanned Vehicle Systems Lab, and Co-Director of Summer Transportation Institute at ECSU. In his role as the Campus Director he oversees all projects funded through NC Space Grant consortium on campus.
He is the Principal Investigator/ Project Director of a 2-year, $1.1 million funded grant. The grant project aims to strengthen Aviation Education and Workforce development in northeastern North Carolina. As part of this project, he will be responsible for establishing a flight academy, establish PART 141 agreements, engage local and regional aviation related businesses, develop and procure resources for new programs, conduct outreach, and develop training programs for incumbent workers.
Dr. Rawat has secured over $2Million in external funding to support research and teaching projects at ECSU. His areas of interest are in designing embedded control systems for aerospace applications, low-cost instrumentation, sensor fusion for mobile and aerial robotics, and civilian applications of unmanned aerial systems.
MS, CACS-University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2000-2001)
MS, CACS-University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2002-2003)
PhD, CACS-University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2003-2005)