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Dean of Engineering, UC Berkeley, and the Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering; Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies

S. Shankar Sastry is Dean of Engineering at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on resilient network control systems, cybersecurity, autonomous and unmanned systems (especially aerial vehicles), computer vision, nonlinear and adaptive control, control of hybrid and embedded systems, and software. Most recently he has been concerned with critical infrastructure protection, leading the NSF Science and Technology Center, TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies).  Dr. Sastry has served as Director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology in the Interests of Society, an interdisciplinary center spanning four UC campuses (2004-2007), and Director of the Information Technology Office at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) (1999-2001).  At UC Berkeley he is faculty director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies and previous Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (2001-2004) and Director, the Electronics Research Laboratory (1996-1999).

Dr. Sastry received his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was on the faculty of MIT (1980-82) and Harvard University (Gordon Mc Kay Professor, 1994).