Andrew A. Chien is vice president of Intel Labs and director of Future Technologies Research for Intel Corporation where he is responsible for leading a "bold, edgy" research agenda in disruptive technologies. Chien has launched imaginative new efforts in robotics, wireless power, sensing and perception, nucleic acid sequencing, networking, cloud, and ethnography. Working with external partners, Chien was instrumental in creation of the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers (UPCRC) and Open Cirrus Consortium.
For more than 20 years, Chien has been a global leader in research and development. Chien's previous positions include the Science Applications International Corporation Endowed Chair Professor in the department of computer science and engineering, and the founding director of the Center for Networked Systems at the University of California at San Diego. From 1990 to 1998, Chien was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with joint appointments at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
Chien is a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and has published over 130 technical papers. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Computing Research Association (CRA), Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation's Computing and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate, and Editorial Board of the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM). Chien received his bachelor's in electrical engineering, master's and Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.