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Vikram Jandhyala

  • Professor

Biography

Vikram Jandhyala was a professor and former chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as Vice President for Innovation Strategy at the University of Washington, Executive Director of CoMotion (UW’s collaborative innovation hub) and Co-Executive Director of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), and adjunct professor in the Information School. He also served on the advisory boards of UW Foster Business School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, the Cambia Grove Healthcare Hub, Partners for Our Children and iInnovate. Jandhyala received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. After spending two years in the design automation industry at Ansoft Corporation (acquired by Ansys), he joined UW EE in 2000. His research, which has led to more than 200 papers and several Ph.D. students at top R&D positions, has been funded by DARPA, semiconductor industries, national labs, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.  He has received an NSF CAREER award, as well as awards from UIUC, IEEE, UW and NASA. He founded, along with his students in 2006, Nimbic, a venture-backed simulation company which was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2014. His current interests are in innovation, entrepreneurial and design thinking, social and organizational networks and computational and data science.

Research Interests

Innovation, entrepreneurial and design thinking, social and organizational networks, and computational and data science.

Representative Publications

  • Jandhyala, Vikram and Baliga, Nick. "Why Science Still Matters In The Age Of Big Data," Inside Science, April 29, 2016.
  • Jandhyala, Vikram and Mihata, Kevin, "Innovative university ideathons can help shape the next-generation workplace," Education Dive, June 17, 2016.
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Phone206-543-2186
vj@u.washington.edu
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Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B. Tech
    Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India