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Anant Agarwal (2016)

Anant Agarwal is an Indian computer architecture researcher. He is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he led the development of Alewife, an early cache coherent multiprocessor, and also has served as director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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About the Anant Agarwal Interview

Hi /IAmA,

I’m the CEO of [edX] (http://bit.ly/2drO6zC), the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. Originally conceived and developed by MIT, the accelerated and flexible [MicroMasters program] (http://bit.ly/2dK4EOy) is a first-of-its-kind, credential with a pathway to credit with value to learners, employers, and academic institutions. [MicroMasters programs] (http://bit.ly/2dK4EOy) provide learners with a new path to a Master’s degree–one which can be completed with less time away from work and is a respected credential for success in desirable careers such as [Supply Chain Management] (http://bit.ly/2dK1Lh0), [Android App Development] (http://bit.ly/2drNTfV), [UX Design] (http://bit.ly/2drOTk8), [Artificial Intelligence] (http://bit.ly/2drNOch), [Entrepreneurship] (http://bit.ly/2drN6vz) and more.

The MicroMasters credential bridges the knowledge gap between higher education and the workplace, while providing learners with in-demand knowledge to advance their career or follow a pathway to an on-campus degree program.

Joining me in this AMA today from 1-2:30pm ET is [Dr. Chris Caplice] (http://bit.ly/2dK1sCV), Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, and Director for [MITx MicroMasters credential in Supply Chain Management] (http://bit.ly/2dK1Lh0). His courses make up the first MicroMasters credential to be offered at MIT and will be the first to accept blended Master's students beginning in late 2017. Ask us anything!

Check out my [AMA from one year ago] (http://bit.ly/2dK2jTQ) and watch my [TED talk] (http://www.ted.com/talks/anant_agarwal_why_massively_open_online_courses_still_matter?language=en) to find out more about edX and our work.

Proof: https://flic.kr/p/MJG61G

Anant Agarwal Oct 05, 2016