Jason Anderson

Associate Professor | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

wubear-5530Professor Jason H. Anderson joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in 2008, where he is currently an Associate Professor, holds the Jeffrey Skoll Endowed Chair in Software Engineering, and is Chair of the Computer Engineering Research Group.  From 1997-2008, he was with Xilinx, Inc., a computer chip company headquartered in San Jose, California, where he worked on software tools for computer chip design and led a team working on improving engineering productivity, chip speed and power consumption.  He has received seven ECE teaching awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016) and also the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Early Career Teaching Award (2013).  He is an inventor on 27 U.S. patents and has co-authored over 70 publications.  He spent his recent sabbatical year at Imperial College, in London, UK, and Tokyo Institute of Technology, in Tokyo, Japan.  Throughout his career, at Xilinx and in academia, he has observed that one’s career success is only partly tied to one’s technical capability, and is significantly influenced by the sorts of communication, interpersonal, and other leadership skills that are the focus of ILead.