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Vikram Jandhyala

  • Professor
  • UW Vice President for Innovation Strategy
  • Executive Director, CoMotion
  • UW Co-CEO, Global Innovation Exchange
  • Adjunct Professor, Information School

Vikram Jandhyala is 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). He is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering, an Adjunct Professor in the Information School and serves 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. Vikram Jandhyala received his PhD degree 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 PhD students at top R&D positions has been funded by DARPA, semiconductor industries, national labs, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation, including an NSF CAREER award, and has received 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.

Innovation/Entrepreneurship:
UW co-CEO, Global Innovation Exchange, uw.edu/gix
Executive Director, CoMotion, 2014-present, comotion.uw.edu
Nimbic, acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2014.
Ansoft, acquired by Ansys in 2008.

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

 

Representative Publications

  • Nickelsburg, Monica, "Who is the Geek of the Year for 2016? Vote now in the GeekWire Awards," GeekWire April 19, 2016.
  • Jandhyala, Vikram and Baliga, Nick. "Why Science Still Matters In The Age Of Big Data," Inside Science, April 29, 2016.
  • Romano, Benjamin, "The Xconversation: Software CEO Meets University Innovation Leader, Part I, Xconomy," June 7, 2016.
  • Romano, Benjamin, "The Xconversation: Software CEO Meets University Innovation Leader, Part II, Xconomy," June 8, 2016.
  • Jandhyala, Vikram and Mihata, Kevin, "Innovative university ideathons can help shape the next-generation workplace," Education Dive, June 17, 2016.
  • 搜狐, "Tsinghua University and the University of Washington, co-star of enlightenment do innovation contest contractors, Eastday," June 24, 2016.
Vikram Jandhyala Headshot
Phone(206) 543-2186
vj@u.washington.edu
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Mail
M318 EEB
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
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Innovation/Entrepreneurship

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