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EdX's Anant Agarwal and Johannes Heinlein Present “Reinventing Education”
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- January 28, 2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Klaus, Room 1116 E & W
Join Anant Agarwal and Johannes Heinlein of edX for an invited talk on “Reinventing Education.”
Anant Agarwal is the president of edX and a professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where he leads the carbon research group focusing on multicore architectures and software. Previously, Agarwal served as the director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is also a founder and board member of Tilera Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company that launched the TILE multicore processor. Agarwal has led the development of several other processors, including RAW, Sparcle, and Alewife. In 2001, he received the Maurice Wilkes Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture (ACM SIGARCH) for his outstanding contributions to computer architecture. Additionally, he led MIT’s VirtualWires project and was the founder of Virtual Machine Works, which brought the VirtualWires technology to market. The author of Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, Agarwal received his PhD from Stanford and his Bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Johannes Heinlein is the director of strategic partnerships and collaborations for edX. He also serves as the director of program management in Harvard’s Office of the President and Provost, where he is responsible for leading major transformations and change initiatives across strategy, operations, and implementation planning and execution.
EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new online-learning experience with online courses that reflect their disciplinary breadth. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning – both on-campus and worldwide. EdX’s goals combine the desire to reach out to students of all ages, means, and nations, and to deliver these teachings from a faculty who reflect the diversity of its audience. EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard.