Dr. Shankar Sastry did his B.Tech at IIT Bombay where he received the President of India medal. He did his M.S. EECS in 1979, M.A. Mathematics in 1980, and Ph.D. EECS at University of California, in 1981.
Dr. Sastry was Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before joining the University of California, Berkeley, where presently he is Director ERL and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Sastry has had the opportunity of working as Professor A Contratto at Universita di Pisa, Gordan Mckay Professor at Harvard University and visiting Vinton Hayes Professor at MIT.
His other professional experience includes the position of Directeur Recherche, Center Nationale Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Toulouse, France, Summer 1991.
Dr. Sastry has had the distinction of being on several editorial boards including Journal of Mathematical Systems, Estimation and Control, and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems.
Dr. Sastry’s achievements have been recognised by a number of awards. He received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, in 1985, and Eckmann Award of the American Control Council in 1990.
Dr. Sastry has over 150 publications to his credit and is the co-author of several books.