Arvind elected to NAE membership

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February 8, 2008

Arvind, the Johnson Professor of ComputerScience and Engineering at MIT and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL, is one of sixty five new members of the National Academy of Engineering as announced by NAE President Charles M. Vest.

Arvind is cited for "contributions to data flow and multi-thread computing and the development of tools for the high-level synthesis of hardware."

As stated in his website, Arvind's current research interests are synthesis and verification of large digital systems described using Guarded Atomic Actions; and Memory Models and Cache Coherence Protocols for parallel architectures and languages.

In the past, Arvind's research interests have included all aspects of parallel computing and declarative programming languages. He 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.

Congratulations to Arvind!