Associate Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Aerospace Engineering Department
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
M. Tech., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2005
B.E., Electronics Engineering, University of Mumbai, India, 2003
Expert Bio

Professor Cowlagi's research addresses various aspects of autonomy of mobile vehicles such as unmanned aerial vehicles and self-driving cars, including how such vehicles understand their environments and make independent decisions.

Media Coverage

Worcester Polytechnic researchers tackle self-driving vehicles as legislators examine policy


Raghvendra Cowlagi, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, and Alexander Wyglinski, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, are developing self-driving cars that can operate safely and efficiently, even in complex city environments; the work is funded by a $425,000 National Science Foundation award. 

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