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Dr. Shankar Sastry

Current Position

Former Dean of Engineering,

University of California, Berkeley

Academic Advisory Board, Plaksha


Education

UC Berkeley

(Ph.D. EECS, Master’s in Mathematics, Master’s in EECS) 

IIT Bombay (B.Tech.)



Bio

A globally renowned academician, Shankar is the former Dean of Engineering, Professor of EECS, BioE & MechE and Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley. He was also Director, Information Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USA (DARPA).

He served as Associate Editor for numerous publications of IEEE and IMA to name a few. He has been a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 2002-5 and the Defense Science Board in 2008 among other national boards. He is currently on the corporate boards of C3-Carbon and HCL Technologies (India). He is on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Interwest LLC, GE Software, and Eriksholm.

He has co-authored and published more than 550 research papers and 10 books. He served as Associate Editor for numerous publications of IEEE and IMA to name a few. He also received the President of India Gold Medal in 1977.