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Prof. Vikram Jandhyala
Director

Vikram Jandhyala is Vice-Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington, and professor in the department of electrical engineering. He is founding UW director of the UW-PNNL northwest institute for advanced computing (NIAC), and directs the applied computational engineering (ACE) lab in UW EE.

Vikram Jandhyala received the BTech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1989, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995 and 1998, respectively. After spending two years in the electronic design automation software industry at Ansoft Corporation (acquired by Ansys), he joined UW EE in 2000. His research has been funded by DARPA, the semiconductor industry, national labs, DoD, SBIR/STTR programs, and NSF, including an NSF CAREER award, and has received awards from UIUC, IEEE, UW, and NASA..  He founded, along with his students in 2006,  Physware (Nimbic),  a venture-backed simulation software company which was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2014.

He was chair of the UW EE department from 2011 to 2014, led the UW EE professional masters program as faculty director through early growth in 2009 and 2010, and was an inaugural UW C4C presidential entrepreneurial faculty fellow in 2011.

His current interests are social and organizational networks, computational science and big data, electronic design automation, technology entrepreneurship, and educational innovation.

Dr. Arun V. Sathanur
Associate Director

Arun V. Sathanur received the M.E. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2005 with emphasis on communication and signal processing and the PhD degree in EE from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2009. He has published more than 25 papers in international journals and conferences. He was a recipient of the Intel PhD Fellowship award in 2008. Between 2010 and 2012, Arun worked as a software engineer at the computational lithography group at Intel, Hillsboro, Oregon and at Berkeley Design Automation – a circuit simulation start-up. His research interests include emergent phenomena in complex systems, time-series analysis, and novel applications of information theory.


Andrei Khlopotine, Graduate student, 2014
Chuanjia Xing, Graduate student, 2014
Dr. Miao Sui, Postdoctoral researcher, 2014
Sai Chakaradhar, Research intern from IIT Delhi, India, 2014
Nitish Gupta, Research intern from IIT Kanpur, India, 2014
Wei Cui, Independent graduate research, 2013
Albert Yu, Independent graduate research, 2013
Mohammad Abuomar, Independent graduate research, 2013, Amazon
Daniel Noteboom, Undergraduate research, UW CSE, 2013
Ying Li, Graduate research, 2010, Oracle Corporation
Dr. Anirudha Siripuram, PhD, 2010, SPAWAR
Dr. James Pingenot, PhD, 2010, Nimbic, Mentor Graphics
Dr. Joe Peach, PhD, 2010, Intel
Dr. Ritochit Chakraborty, PhD, 2010, Intel
Dr. Mosin Mondal, PhD, 2009, Cadence Design Systems, Nimbic, Mentor Graphics
Dr. Arun Sathanur, PhD, 2009, Intel, Berkeley Design Automation, UWEE
Matthew D’Asaro, Undergraduate research, 2009, MIT
Nicholas LaVassar, Undergraduate research, 2009, Stanford
Venkat Naidu, MS, 2009, BitTorrent
Dr. Xiren Wang, Postdoctoral researcher, 2008, Nimbic, Cadence Design Systems
Matt Adams, MS, 2007, Stanford MBA, Orbis Investment Management
Devan Williams, MS, 2007, Nimbic, Mentor Graphics
Dr. Indranil Chowdhury, PhD 2006, Cadence Design Systems, Ansys
Dr. Chuanyi Yang, PhD 2005, Cadence Design Systems
Dr. Swagato Chakraborty, PhD, 2005, AWR, Nimbic, Mentor Graphics
Dr. Dipanjan Gope, PhD, 2005, Intel, Nimbic, Faculty at Indian Institute of Science
Dr. Yong Wang, PhD, 2004, Synopsys, Faculty at Shandong University
Todd West, MS, 2001, Formfactor, Microsoft
Eric Johnson, MS, 2000, ATT

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