ness Unusual, Insights, Street Sweep, and The Money Gang. Before joining CNNfn in 2001, he hosted The Business News, Canada’s first and only prime-time business news hour, airing nightly on Report on Business Television.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Velshi worked as a business anchor for Cable Pulse 24 and its sister station, CITY TV, and as a reporter for CFTO-TV, Canada’s most-watched local television station.
In 1996, Mr. Velshi was awarded a fellowship to the US Congress by the American Political Sciences Association and worked with now-retired US Representative Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.).
Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, Velshi graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1994 with a degree in religion. Mr. Velshi’s first book, Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis, was released in January 2009. He is a member of the Grand Challenges Advisory Committee for the National Academy of Engineering, the Economic Club of New York, and the New York Financial Writers Association.
ANANT AGARWAL is the President of edX, a worldwide online learning initiative of MIT and Harvard University, and a professor in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He has also served as the Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He leads the Carbon group, which focuses on research involving operating systems and architectures for manycores and clouds. He is also a founder and CTO of Tilera Corporation, which created the Tile multicore processor. Dr. Agarwal holds a PhD from Stanford and a bachelor’s from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He led the development of Raw, an early tiled multicore processor; Sparcle, an early multithreaded microprocessor; and Alewife, a scalable multiprocessor. He also led the VirtualWires project at MIT and was the founder of Virtual Machine Works, which took the VirtualWires technology to market. He is an author of the textbook Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.
LINDA P. KATEHI became the sixth chancellor of the University of California, Davis, in August 2009. As chief executive officer, she oversees all aspects of the university’s teaching, research, and public service mission.