Maneesh Agrawala

Forest Baskett Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

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Academic Appointments
Professor, Computer Science
Professor (By courtesy), Electrical Engineering
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Maneesh Agrawala is the Forest Baskett Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University. He was previously a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley (2005 - 2015). He works on computer graphics, human computer interaction and visualization. His focus is on investigating how cognitive design principles can be used to improve the effectiveness of audio/visual media. The goals of this work are to discover the design principles and then instantiate them in both interactive and automated design tools. He received an Okawa Foundation Research Grant in 2006, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and an NSF CAREER Award in 2007, a SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award in 2008, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2009.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Advisor, Human Computation Journal (2013 - Present)
Science and Creativity Advisor, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen (2012 - Present)
Honors & Awards
Research Grant, Okawa Foundation (2006)
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2007)
Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2007)
Significant New Researcher Award, ACM SIGGRAPH (2008)
Fellow, MacArthur Foundation (2009)
SIGCHI Academy, ACM SIGCHI (2021)
ACM Fellow, ACM (2022)
Degrees / Education
Ph.D., Stanford University, Computer Science (2002)
B.S., Stanford University, Mathematics (1994)