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Satya Sharma, Executive Director Satya Sharma, PhD, MBA
Executive Director
Phone: 631-216-7005

Dr. Satya Sharma came to  Stony Brook University  as the Executive Director of CEWIT and a faculty member of  Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2003. Before joining Stony Brook, Dr. Sharma was Senior Vice President at Symbol Technologies from 1995 to 2003, overseeing various divisions of the company including World-Wide Operations, Mobile Computing & Wireless Engineering, and Quality & Process Improvements. Prior to his tenure at Symbol, he was Director of AT&T Power Systems and an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Sharma has managed technology, led product development, managed marketing and financial functions, led operations and taken a leadership role in organizational transformation. He led Lucent Technologies to win the Deming Prize in 1994, making it the first and still the only American manufacturing company to have this honor. While leading Symbol’s Mobile Computing & Wireless Engineering, the company won the National Medal of Technology in 2000. Dr. Sharma also led Lucent and Symbol to win the Shingo Prize in 1992 and 2003 respectively. Dr. Sharma has more than 70 technical publications and conducts research in a wide variety of disciplines including wireless and mobile computing, quality management, and materials science. He holds a PhD degree in mechanical engineering from University of Pennsylvania and an MBA degree from Ohio State University. 

The Global Economy and the Innovation Machine, October 2015, Dr. Satya Sharma