Young Alumni Achiever Award for WMG Principal Engineer
Principal Engineer Siddartha Khastgir has been presented with a prestigious Young Alumni Achiever Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India.
Siddartha graduated from IIT in 2011 before going on to complete a PhD at WMG, under the supervision of Professor Paul Jennings, on developing testing methodologies for ensuring the safety of autonomous vehicles. He is now a Principal Engineer within our Intelligent Vehicles capability. Professor Paul Jennings said, “Since working in WMG as an intern from IIT Kharagpur in 2009, Siddartha has demonstrated an excellent work ethic and a continuous record of impactful research. I am delighted that this has been recognised by such a prestigious award”.
IIT Kharagpur Director, Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, said: “The awards were given on August 18th, Institute Foundation Day. We were deeply impressed by the high quality of achievements of the younger breed and its very good to see young stars of KGP shining so brightly all over the world.”
Rising star Siddartha represents the UK on the ISO Technical Committee and is a member of an international team of experts creating international standards for the safe introduction of automated vehicles.
He was also regognised at the TechWorks Awards earlier this year, as the UK’s leading engineer under 30, as well as being named on the prestigious FORBES 30 Under 30 Europe Industry list.