Shankar Sastry is dean of the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. Prior to serving as dean he was director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology in the Interests of Society) an interdisciplinary center spanning UC Berkeley,Merced and Santa Cruz. In Februrary 2007, he was appointed the faculty co-director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He chaired the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley from January, 2001 through June 2004, he was director of the Information Technology Office at DARPA from 1999 to early 2001 and director of the Electronics Research Laboratory at Berkeley, conducting research in electrical, computer sciences and engineering from 1996-1999. Dr. Sastry received his Ph.D. in 1981 from the UC Berkeley. He was on the faculty of MIT as assistant professor from 1980-82 and at Harvard University as a chaired Gordon Mc Kay professor in 1994. His areas of personal research are embedded and autonomous software for unmanned systems (especially aerial vehicles), computer vision, computation in novel substrates such as quantum computing,nonlinear and adaptive control, robotic telesurgery, control of hybrid and embedded systems,network embedded systems and software. Most recently he has been concerned with cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protecton, and has helped establish an NSF Science and Technology Center, Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies-TRUST.
Professor and Dean
Embedded and autonomous software, computer vision, computation in novel substrates such as DNA, nonlinear and adaptive control, robotic telesurgery, control of hybrid systems, embedded systems, sensor networks and biological motor control.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1981