September 30, 2011

New leader for electrical engineering

Vikram Jandhyala

UW

Vikram Jandhyala

“Electrical engineers play a critical role in advancing developments in energy, human-computer interfaces, remote sensing and advanced wireless networks and communications,” said Matt O’Donnell, dean of the UW College of Engineering. “Vikram understands both the academic and industry cultures, and I look forward to working with him to leverage the departments strengths and further the innovative research, teaching and outreach programs.”

Jandhyala earned a master’s and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a faculty member at the University of Washington since 2000, and directs the applied computational engineering lab.

Jandhyalas research interests include several aspects of large-scale simulation, physics-based computing algorithms and electronic design automation.

He is a Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow in UW’s Center for Commercialization and a founder and chairman of Nimbic, Inc (formerly Physware), a cloud-based electronic design automation and electromagnetic simulation startup.

Jandhyala is chairman of the Professional Masters Program in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and also regularly teaches short courses at several companies, government labs, consortia and conferences. He is known for blending mathematical rigor, physical intuition, computational methods, real world examples, simulations and humor. He also lectures regularly on computational electromagnetics, signal and power integrity, electronic design automation and entrepreneurship.