Ram Rajagopal is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He leads a laboratory for creating sustainable engineering systems with renewable energy systems as one of the main focus areas. Rajagopal received his Ph.D, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and M.A. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has specialized in creating and deploying large sensing systems, and using the generated data together with novel statistical algorithms and stochastic control to achieve sustainable transportation, energy and infrastructure networks. Rajagopal likes to combine empirical work with careful analysis. In his dissertation work, he created several types of wireless sensors that measure traffic flow and road pavement conditions.