Anant Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer, edX

Bachelor's degree, IIT Madras; PhD, Stanford. With MIT: former Director, CSAIL, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab.; led VirtualWires project; Founder, Virtual Machine Works; currently, Professor of Electrical Eng and Computer Science. President, edX. Founder, Tilera Corp. Led dev. of: Raw, early tiled multicore processor; Sparcle, early multithreaded microprocessor; Alewife, scalable multiprocessor. Author of Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits. Recipient, awards and honours, incl.: Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture; MIT's Smullin and Jamieson prizes; Guinness World Record for largest microphone array; one of 10 World Changing Ideas in 2011, Scientific American; one of 12 Bostonians changing the world, Boston Globe Magazine (2012).