India . com | By Aishwarya Krishnan | June 24, 2017 |
Chandrakasan has been coming up with various initiatives as the head of the largest department of MIT since 2011 and his jovial attitude has been the key reason for him being named as the new dean of MIT’s School of Engineering.
Anantha Chandrakasan is known as the Indian origin professor who heads the largest academic department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) School of Engineering, and he has now been named as the dean of the institute. Anantha Chandrakasan will succeed the current dean of MIT School of Engineering, Ian Waitz starting July 1. CHandrakasan has been heading the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and has been associated with MIT from 1994 and has been the head of the department since 2011. The news website of MIT shared this exciting announcement about the new Dean said that he is the perfect choice for the position. Chandrakasan has been coming up with various initiatives as the head of the largest department of MIT since 2011 and his jovial attitude has been the key reason for him being named as the new dean of MIT’s School of Engineering. The head of the academic department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Anantha has opened opportunities for students, postdocs as well as faculty to conduct research as well as explore the area of entrepreneurial projects under the section.
MIT President L. Rafael Reif says, “Anantha balances his intellectual creativity and infectious energy with a remarkable ability to deeply listen to, learn from, and integrate other people’s views into a compelling vision. In a time of significant challenges, from new pressures on federal funding to the rising global competition for top engineering talent, I am confident that Anantha will guide the School of Engineering to maintain and enhance its position of leadership. And I believe that in the process he will help make all of MIT stronger, too.” Chandrakasan spoke about the excitement and fun of having been the head of the largest department of MIT for six years as well as taking the position of Dean and said, “It’s how I can enhance the student and postdoc experience. I want to create exciting opportunities for them, whether that’s in entrepreneurship, research, or maker activities. One of the key things I plan to do as dean is to connect directly with students.” – Courtesy / http://www-mtl.mit.edu/~anantha/