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Anant Agarwal        

CEO of edX & Professor at MIT

Anant Agarwal is the CEO 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 is a successful serial entrepreneur, having co-founded several companies including Tilera Corporation, which created the Tile multicore processor, and Virtual Machine Works.

Agarwal holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor's from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Anant 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, and is an author of the textbook "Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits."


edX president predicts an online learning transformation -

Anant Agarwal is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and president of edX, a leading ...

EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning

“We hope to democratize and reimagine education so that anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her social status or income, can access education,” explained Anant Agarwal, president of edX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses online.

Q&A with Anant Agarwal, speaker at ignitED conference and CEO of edX

Stanford Pre-Education Society held its annual ignitED conference on undergraduate education on Feb. 6. Anant Agarwal M.S. ’84 and Ph.D. ’87, CEO of edX, an online education platform, spoke at the event through Skype.

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