Anant Agarwal is the President of edX, a worldwide, online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard University, and a professor in MIT's EECS department. He has also served as the Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a fearless 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. He is a leader of the Angstrom Project, which is creating fundamental technologies for exascale computing. He hacks on WebSim in his spare time. WebSim is a web-based electronic circuits laboratory. He led the Raw Project at CSAIL, and is a founder of Tilera Corporation. Raw was an early tiled multicore processor with 16 cores.
His previous projects include Sparcle, a coarse-grain multithreaded (CGMT or switch-on-event SOE) microprocessor, Alewife, a scalable distributed shared memory multiprocessor, Virtual Wires, a scalable FPGA-based logic emulation system, LOUD, a beamforming microphone array, Oxygen, a pervasive human-centered computing project, and Fugu, a protected, multiuser multiprocessor.
To contact Professor Agarwal, you may send him e-mail at (agarwal at& edx dot& org) or call him at (617) 253-1448. His US mail address is
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