Anantha P. Chandrakasan is the dean of engineering at MIT and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). At MIT since 1994, he has previously served as the department head of EECS (2011–2017) and as director of the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories (2006–2011). 

Chandrakasan received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989, 1990, and 1994, respectively. He was a co-recipient of several awards, including the 2007 ISSCC Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence and the ISSCC Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper (2007, 2008, 2009). He received the 2009 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award and the 2013 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits. In 2015 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

His research interests include ultra-low-power circuit and system design, energy harvesting, energy efficient RF circuits, and security hardware. He is a co-author of Low Power Digital CMOS Design (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995), Digital Integrated Circuits (Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2003, 2nd edition), and Sub-threshold Design for Ultra-Low Power Systems (Springer 2006). 
He is an IEEE Fellow. He has served in various roles for the IEEE ISSCC including program chair, Signal Processing Subcommittee chair, and Technology Directions Subcommittee chair. He has been the conference chair of ISSCC since 2010.