12 Facts About Anant Agarwal


Anant Agarwal is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he led the development of Alewife, an early cache coherent multiprocessor, and has served as director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.


Anant Agarwal is the founder and CTO of Tilera, a fabless semiconductor company focusing on scalable multicore embedded processor design.


Anant Agarwal serves as the CEO of edX, a joint partnership between MIT and Harvard University that offers free online learning.


Anant Agarwal holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras.


Anant Agarwal is the CEO of edX, a worldwide, online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard.


Anant Agarwal is a leader of the Carbon Project, which is developing new scalable multicore architectures, a new operating system for multicore and clouds called fos, and a distributed, parallel simulator for multicore and clouds called Graphite.


Anant Agarwal is a leader of the Angstrom Project, which is creating fundamental technologies for exascale computing.

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Anant Agarwal contributes to WebSim, a web-based electronic circuits laboratory.


Anant Agarwal led the Raw Project at CSAIL, and is a founder of Tilera Corporation.


Anant Agarwal teaches the edX offering of MIT's 6.002 Circuits and Electronics.


Anant Agarwal received the 2001 Maurice Wilkes Award for computer architecture.


Anant Agarwal received Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India in 2017.