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Vikram Jandhyala

  • Professor, Electrical Engineering
  • UW Vice President for Innovation Strategy

Vikram Jandhyala is Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington, Executive Director of CoMotion, and Professor and former Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He is founding UW director of the UW-PNNL Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing (NIAC), and directs the Applied Computational Engineering (ACE) lab in UW EE. He has published more than 150 papers and founded, along with his students in 2006, Physware (Nimbic), a venture-backed simulation software company which was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2014.

He was chair of the UW EE department from 2011 to 2014, led the UW EE professional master�s program as faculty director through early growth in 2009 and 2010, and was an inaugural UW CoMotion presidential entrepreneurial faculty fellow in 2011.

He has served on the technical program committees of the Design Automation Conference, ICCAD, DESIGNCON, IEEE APS, and IEEE EPEP. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a full member of URSI Commission B and has served as a consultant to government agencies and contractors, large corporations, and startups. He has served as visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, and as a visiting researcher at the center for applied computing, Lawrence Livermore National Labs.

His current interests are social and organizational networks, computational science and big data, electronic design automation, technology entrepreneurship, and educational innovation in all forms.

His graduate students have received several honors including the Intel graduate fellowship (A. Sathanur), the NASA inventor award (I. Chowdhury), IEEE EMC Presidents award (M. Mondal), the DoD SMART graduate fellowship (A. Siripuram), and the UW EE outstanding graduate research award (S.Chakraborty).

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Phone(206) 543-2186
M318 EEB
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195



  • 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