Dr. Aakash Tyagi is CSE's first professor of practice

Image of Aakash TyagiThe professor of the practice program was established by the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University as part of its 25 by 25 initiative, a transformational program to increase access for qualified students to pursue engineering education at Texas A&M University. The program brings industry leaders to the classroom to help prepare the next generation of engineers by sharing their real-world experiences in industry. Dr. Aakash Tyagi joins the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering this fall as its first professor of practice.

Tyagi retired from Intel Corporation early in 2014 to return to teaching. He taught courses in computer architecture, logic design, and microprocessor design as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette prior to joining Intel in 1994. Tyagi has a doctoral degree in computer engineering from the Center for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana.

His career at Intel encompassed a wide range of technical and managerial responsibilities, first as a circuit design engineer and then as a project design methodology manager and lastly as the Project Manager of Intel’s next generation Knights Landing Xeon-Phi CPU for Exascale Supercomputing.

He comes to CSE with a passion for teaching. "I want to bring this passion to Texas A&M in the capacity of a professor of engineering practice and play a role in the formative years of our bright engineering professionals of tomorrow. To me, teaching is more than a unidirectional exercise in imparting a lesson; it is an exercise in mutual learning, fueled by uninhibited inquisition, and centered in teamwork and collaboration."

Welcome to our department, Professor Tyagi.