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- Areas of Study: Computer architecture, operating systems, computer systems, online learning, education
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Anant Agarwal is the President of edX, a worldwide, online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard University, and a professor in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. He has also served as the Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He leads the Carbon group which focuses on research involving operating systems and architectures for manycores and clouds. He is also a founder and board member of Tilera Corporation which created the Tile multicore processor. Agarwal holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor's from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He led the development of Raw - an early tiled multicore processor, Sparcle - an early multithreaded microprocessor, and Alewife - a scalable multiprocessor. He also led the VirtualWires project at MIT and was the founder of Virtual Machine Works, which took the VirtualWires technology to market. He is an author of the textbook "Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits."
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- D. Wentzlaff, C. Gruenwald III, N. Beckmann, K. Modzelewski, A. Belay, L. Youseff, J. Miller, and A. Agarwal. " An Operating System for Multicore and Clouds: Mechanisms and Implementation " ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC), June 2010.
- M. B. Taylor, W. Lee, J. Miller, D. Wentzlaff, I. Bratt, B. Greenwald, H. Hoffmann, P. Johnson, J. Kim, J. Psota, A. Saraf, N. Shnidman, V. Strumpen, M. Frank, S. Amarasinghe, A. Agarwal. “Evaluation of the Raw Microprocessor: An Exposed-Wire-Delay Architecture for ILP and Streams.” In Proc. International Symposium on Computer Architecture, June 2004.
- A. Agarwal, R. Bianchini, D. Chaiken, K. Johnson, D. Kranz, J. Kubiatowicz, B. H. LIm, K. MacKenzie, and D. Yeung. " The MIT Alewife Machine: Architecture and Performance." In proceedings of the 22nd Annual Internationsl Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 1995), June 1995, pp 2-13
- David Wentzlaff and Anant Agarwal. "Factored Operating Systems (fos): The Case for a Scalable Operating System for Multicores." In ACM SIGOPS Operating System Review, April 2009.
- Anant Agarwal, Liewei Bao, John Brown, Bruce Edwards, Matt Mattina, Chyi- Chang Miao, Carl Ramey, David Wentzlaff. "Tile Processor: Embedded Multicore for Networking and Multimedia." Hotchips 2007.
- Anant Agarwal, "Raw Computation," Scientific American, August 1999.
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Fellow (2013)
- National Academy of Engineering: Member (2013)
- Forbes Magazine: Top 15 education innovators (2012)
- Scientific American: 10 World Changing Ideas (2011)
- MIT EECS: Jamieson teaching prize (2010)
- International Conference on Autonomic Computing: Best student paper (2010)
- Association for Computing Machinery: Fellow (2007)
- MIT: Smullin Prize for teaching (2005)
- Guinness World Records: Largest beamforming acoustic microphone array (LOUD) based on the Raw parallel processor (2004)
- Association for Computing Machinery: Maurice Wilkes Award (2001)
- International Conference on Parallel Processing: Most Original Paper (1993)
- International Conference on Supercomputing: Best Paper (1993)
- National Science Foundation: Presidential Young Investigator Award (1991)