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) and 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. He is also a leader of the Angstrom
Project, which is creating fundamental technologies for exascale
computing. In addition, he led the Raw Project - an early tiled
multicore processor - at CSAIL, and is a founder of Tilera
Corporation. 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.