Anantha Chandrakasan


MIT reshapes itself to shape the future. Gift of $350 million establishes the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, an unprecedented, $1 billion commitment to world-changing breakthroughs and their ethical application.

October 15, 2018

Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT aims to revolutionize disease prevention, detection, and treatment. A key part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines. Anantha Chandrakasan will serve as J-Clinic’s chair.

September 17, 2018

MIT and SUSTech announce Centers for Mechanical Engineering Research and Education at MIT and SUSTech. Two centers located in Shenzhen, China, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, will facilitate collaborative research opportunities.

June 19, 2018

Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers. Device uses ultrafast “frequency hopping” and data encryption to protect signals from being intercepted and jammed.

June 11, 2018

More efficient security for cloud-based machine learning. Novel combination of two encryption techniques protects private data, while keeping neural networks running quickly.

May 24, 2018

Ingestible “bacteria on a chip” could help diagnose disease. Ultra-low-power sensors carrying genetically engineered bacteria can detect gastric bleeding.

May 24, 2018

Final Report of The Engine Advisory Group, led by Chandrakasan, to guide Institute policies for engaging with The Engine, an external innovation accelerator launched by MIT.

April 12, 2018

At the 2018 MIT India Conference, Engineering Dean Anantha Chandrakasan led a discussion with Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO and Executive Director of HCL Corporation, about her leadership strategies and philanthropic work.

April 11, 2018

MIT Quest for Intelligence kicks off. A star-studded lineup helps the Institute celebrate the launch of a new initiative on human and machine intelligence.

March 7, 2018

MIT and SenseTime announce effort to advance artificial intelligence research. Alliance will be part of new MIT Intelligence Quest.

February 28, 2018

Chandrakasan hosted MIT SOE "Engineers Revolutionizing Health" event in Palo Alto.

February 15, 2018

Neural networks everywhere. New chip reduces neural networks’ power consumption by up to 95 percent, making them practical for battery-powered devices.

February 13, 2018

Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things.Special-purpose chip reduces power consumption of public-key encryption by 99.75 percent, increases speed 500-fold.

February 12, 2018


StartMIT, a boot camp on entrepreneurship, gives students an intimate look into what it takes to build a company.

StartMIT, a course packed with practical instruction and mentorship, is designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs a boost up the founder learning curve. Read more

SuperUROP: Advanced research gives EECS undergraduates the big picture

What do you do when you’ve just completed your first deep dive into advanced electrical engineering and computer science research at MIT? Read more

Industry finds ‘top-notch engineering students’ in SuperUROP

“On Dec. 5, Paul Bassett ’85 traveled to Cambridge from Austin, Tex., where he works as a senior director of technology for the wireless communications giant Qualcomm. He wound his way through a crowd assembled Read more

SuperUROP raises bar for undergraduate research and innovation

“The MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) held a kickoff reception at the Stata Center on Sept. 26 for 80 of its juniors and seniors ... Read more

MIT’s EECS department embraces student leadership

“When Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering, took the helm of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in 2011, he quickly set two big ideas into motion. Read more

MIT retools to aid students with startups

“You will see more of these types of programs because students want it,” said Anantha Chandrakasan, who conceived of Start6... Read more

StartMIT, a jumpstart for entrepreneurs

Anantha Chandrakasan, says that StartMIT is a new opportunity for MIT's engineering students and postdoctoral candidates to dive into “everything entrepreneurship." Read more

Cochlear implants — with no exterior hardware

A cochlear implant that can be wirelessly recharged would use the natural microphone of the middle ear rather than a skull-mounted sensor. Read more

MIT researchers build Quad HD TV chip

A new video standard enables a fourfold increase in the resolution of TV screens, and an MIT chip was the first to handle it in real time. Read more


Quick, efficient chip cleans up common flaws in amateur photographs. Read more

Medical devices powered by the ear itself

For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential – a natural battery – deep in the inner ear. Read more

Chandrakasan lab optimizes power delivery with multi-source energy harvesting chips

Researchers at MIT have taken a significant step toward battery-free monitoring systems – which could ultimately be used in biomedical devices, environmental sensors in remote locations and gauges in hard-to-reach spots, among other applications. Read more

Chandrakasan selected for 2013 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits

Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering, was the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits. The citation for the award reads "For pioneering techniques in low-power digital and analog CMOS design." Read more