Arvind, the Charles W. & Jennifer C. Johnson Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has been elected as Foreign Fellow to the India National Academy of Sciences.
Arvind has contributed to the development of dynamic dataflow architectures, the implicitly parallel programming languages Id and pH, and the compilation of these types of languages on parallel machines. Dr. R. S. Nikhil and Arvind published the book "Implicit parallel programming in pH" in 2001.
In 2000, Arvind started Sandburst, a fabless semiconductor company to produce a chip set for 10G-bit Ethernet routers. Sandburst was acquired by Broadcom in 2006. In 2003, Arvind co-founded Bluespec Inc, an EDA company to produce a set of tools for high-level synthesis, and serves on its board. Arvind's current research interests are in enabling rapid development of embedded systems using Guarded Atomic Actions and in Memory Models and Cache Coherence Protocols for parallel architectures and languages.
Arvind served as the Chief Technical Advisor for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) sponsored Government of India’s Knowledge-Based Computer System (KBCS) project from 1988 to 1993. He has delivered more than one hundred keynote and distinguished lectures and he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of ACM and IEEE.