Kevin J. Dowling (S'83, CS'94, '97) was among 15 Carnegie Mellon University alumni, students and faculty honored for their achievements and service to the university by the CMU Alumni Association as part of Cèilidh Weekend.
Dowling received the Alumni Achievement Award. As the first employee at CMU's Robotics Institute, Dowling built revolutionary mobile robots and systems for NASA and was instrumental in developing the first self-driving car.
After leaving CMU, he served as vice president of innovation at Philips Color Kinetics and led the company's win of the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Lighting Prize. Dowling is now vice president for research and development at MC10, a company developing the next generation of electronic systems, and serves on the School of Computer Science Advisory Board. He resides in Westford, Mass.
For more information about other distinguished CMU alumni, please seen the university's news release.