Pushkin Kachroo

Lincy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Mendenhall Innovation Program
Expertise: Transportation Engineering, Traffic Control, Distracted Driving, Electrical Engineering


Pushkin Kachroo, engineering professor and the director of UNLV’s Transportation Research Center, is an expert in the theory and application of traffic control, transportation systems, and traffic dynamics. At UNLV, Kachroo has helped develop a new discipline in engineering: transportronics, which blends transportation research with electrical engineering.

His Transportation Research Center team gathers and analyzes data to determine how to apply traffic lessons to the real world. With a state-of-the-art driving simulator, the team conducts extensive research on distracted driving scenarios, including text messaging, driving under the influence, and pedestrian safety.

Kachroo has written 10 books in the past 12 years and authored more than 30 journal publications. He frequently presents to and participates in professional associations specializing in automatic traffic and vehicle control, intelligent transportation systems, and mobile robots.


  • B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Civil Engineering
  • M.S., Rice University, Mechanical Engineer
  • M.S., Virginia Tech, Mathematics
  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Mathematics
  • Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering

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Pushkin Kachroo In The News

K.N.P.R. News
Robots on the open road. That could be the future for Nevada, which opened its roadways to driverless cars in 2011. Nevada also recently hosted the Consumer Electronic Show, where Toyota and Audi unvieled self-driving technology. So how far are we from the science-fiction fantasy of driverless cars? And how will it change how we drive in the future?
Las Vegas Review Journal
The skinny guy with the long hair, the earring, the jeans and the boots is more than he seems. Pushkin Kachroo is an author, a researcher and a professor at UNLV, and he's going to change the way you think about driving your car.

Articles Featuring Pushkin Kachroo

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Business and Community | February 8, 2016

A three-year National Science Foundation grant will strengthen commercialization efforts at UNLV through a new university-wide entrepreneurship development program.

Pushkin Kachroo
Research | September 3, 2013

Engineering professor Pushkin Kachroo shares his ideas for making transportation around the Valley faster and safer.