Who We Are

Led by Duke University, Athena is a multi-university and trans-disciplinary AI center including seven academic institutions (Duke, Yale, Wisconsin, Michigan, Princeton, MIT, and N.C. A&T State University); and five industry collaborators, AT&T, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, EdgeMicro and 5NINES.

Leadership Team

Yiran  Chen

Yiran Chen, Principal Investigator

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Experience: Director of NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Alternative and Sustainable Intelligent Computing (ASIC) and co-Director of the Duke Center for Evolutionary Intelligence (DCEI)

Jeffrey L. Krolik

Jeffrey L. Krolik, Managing Director

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Experience: Program Manager in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office

Suman  Banerjee

Suman Banerjee, Networking Thrust Lead

Professor of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin

Experience: Founding director of the WiNGS laboratory and in leading multiple large-scale wireless systems projects under National Science Foundation's GENI, US-Ignite, ICN-WEN, and MLWiNS programs, with expertise in edge computing, wireless systems, and smart-city deployments

Lin  Zhong

Lin Zhong, Computer Systems Thrust Lead

Professor of Professor or Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yale University

Experience: Director of Efficient Computing Lab at Yale

Hai "Helen"  Li

Hai "Helen" Li, AI Foundations Thrust Lead

Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Experience: Founding director of the Duke Center for Evolutionary Intelligence (DCEI), and co-director of NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Alternative and Sustainable Intelligent Computing (ASIC)

Miroslav  Pajic

Miroslav Pajic, Services and Applications Thrust Lead

Dickinson Family Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Experience: Director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab (CPSL) at Duke, specializing in design and analysis of cyber-physical systems with varying levels of autonomy and human interaction

Shaundra  Daily

Shaundra Daily, Education and Workforce Development Lead

Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Experience: Director of the Diversity in Tech Lab, specializing in developing curricula and technology to broaden participation in STEM fields

Daniel  Limbrick

Daniel Limbrick, Broader Participation Lead

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University

Experience: Director of the Automated Design for Emerging Processing Technologies (ADEPT) laboratory, specializing in the design, verification, and testing of secure and reliable microelectronic systems, and faculty co-sponsor for the SAE Autodrive Challenge

Participants

Abhishek Bhattacharjee

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Yale University

Lawrence Carin

James L. Meriam Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Krishnendu Chakrabarty

John Cocke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Tingjun Chen

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Jeff Derby

Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Nita A. Farahany

Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law, Duke University

Neil Gong

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Maria Gorlatova

Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Song Han

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wenjun Hu

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Yale University

Anurag Khandewal

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Yale University

Younghyun Kim

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bhuvana Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bruce Maggs

Pelham Wilder Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Duke University

Morley Mao

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Michael Kendrick Reiter

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Olga Russakovsky

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

Leandros Tassiulas

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Yale University

Alicia Nicki Washington

Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Duke University

Lisa Wu Wills

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University


Partners

  • 5Nines
  • AT&T
  • EdgeMico
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Town of Cary, NC

Participating Universities

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