SEATTLE, WA – Vikram Jandhyala, University of Washington’s vice provost for innovation, has passed away. He was 47.

For five years, Jandhyala led the university’s innovation center CoMotion. He had announced plans to step down this June.

He joined the UW faculty in 2000 and founded EDA startup Nimbic in 2007, which was later acquired by Mentor Graphics.

Jandhyala became chair of the UW’s electrical engineering department in 2011 and was named the university’s vice provost of innovation in June 2014.

He is survived by two sons, ages 5 and 7.


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