Bhattacharyya reviewing Ph.D. programs and curriculum at other universities

Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is serving as an external reviewer of Ph.D. programs and curricula for several universities.Dr. Shankar BhattacharyyaA formal, external review of a graduate program is designed to help improve the program. Bhattacharyya recently visited the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas in San Antonio as a reviewer of its Ph.D program. In April he will visit the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada) as an external evaluator of its graduate program.Bhattacharyya also is serving as a reviewer of courses in Automatic Control for the Government of India's Pedagogy Project for Undergraduate Engineering Curricula. The main purpose of the Pedagogy Project is to develop a new and standardized learner-centric curriculum with programmed educational objectives for undergraduate courses in engineering throughout the country.Bhattacharyya, is currently the Robert M. Kennedy Professor in the electrical engineering department. He joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1980. His research focus is control theory and his current research is directed at developing new model-free, measurement based approaches for computer-aided control system Design (CACSD) for multivariable systems that will enable advanced control theory to be applied to real world systems.Written by Deana Totzke, Original story