Anant Agarwal is president of edX, an online learning venture of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Agarwal taught the first course of edX, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He served as the director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and is currently a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. Agarwal is a leader in processor development and computer architecture. In 2011, Scientific American called his work on organic computing one of Ten World Changing Ideas.