Faculty Head, Computer Science in EECS, and Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Arvind is the Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT, as well as a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). As part of the School of Engineering and Schwarzman College of Computing, he heads the computer science (CS) unit within EECS. Arvind’s research concentrates on the specification and synthesis of complex digital systems, including microprocessors and accelerators, using a formalism known as guarded atomic actions. Previously, his interests have included all aspects of parallel computing and declarative programming languages. He has contributed to the development of dynamic dataflow architectures, the implicitly parallel programming languages Id and pH, and the compilation of these types of languages on parallel machines. Arvind received his PhD and MS in computer science from the University of Minnesota and his B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Selected Publications