Dr. Sastry is dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Considered a technology visionary, Dr. Sastry has an extraordinary record of achievement and his expertise encompasses diverse areas, including both IT and life sciences.
In 2010, as a result of his many achievements, Dr. Sastry received the Asian Pacific Fund’s Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award.
He was formerly the Director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and
the Banatao Institute @ CITRIS Berkeley.
Dr. Sastry has received a number of honors, including a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology, and the President of India Gold Medal. In 2001, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and is a recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Award. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. Dr. Sastry received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1977, his M.S. in EECS, M.A. in Mathematics, and Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1979, 1980, and 1981, respectively.