Anant Agarwal is 2U’s chief platform officer, guiding and furthering the company’s vision to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. As founder and CEO of edX, Agarwal brings his expertise in building powerful online learning platforms to align product and technology at 2U as the company creates the world’s most comprehensive free-to-degree online learning marketplace. As the first educator to teach an edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, Agarwal drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He remains a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT today. Previously, he served as the director of CSAIL, MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.