areas of expertise: computer science, computing, information technology (it), artificial intelligence (ai), robotics, electrical engineering and electronics, online education, cloud computing, computer architecture, multicore processorsExpand profile Expand profile
Anant Agarwal is the Director of CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) and a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He leads the Carbon group, which focuses on research involving operating systems and architectures for manycores and clouds. He is also a founder and CTO of Tilera Corporation which created the Tile multicore processor. Agarwal holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor's from IIT 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. Agarwal won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT’s Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching. He holds a Guinness World Record for the largest microphone array based on Raw, and is an author of the textbook “Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits."