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Satya Sharma 

Satya SharmaVisiting Professor,  Executive Director, CEWIT


Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)
Stony Brook University Research and Development Park
1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040

Contact Info
Phone: (631) 632-8350
Fax: (631) 632-8205



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1969
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1966
  • MBA Ohio State University, 1984
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, 1962

Professional Experience

Satya Sharma has managed technology, led product development, managed marketing and financial functions, led operations and taken a leadership role in organizational transformation. At Symbol Technologies, Sharma managed, lead and nurtured organizational transformation in engineering. He managed quality, product design and World Wide Operations. Sharma came to Stony Brook to lead its Center for Wireless Technology Initiative. To this endeavor, he brings experience based on achievements in formulating management strategies which focus on improvements and in clearly defining the role of the individual in business.

Previous Appointments

  • Bell Laboratories
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Symbol Technologies

Past and Present Research Interests

TQM, SPC, Wireless and Mobile Computing, Materials Science

Courses Taught

TQM, R & D Strategy, Innovation


70 Publications, 60 internal technical memorandums, One patent

Honors and Awards

Key architect for Winning Following prizes:

  • Deming Prize for Lucent,1994
  • National Medal of Technology for Symbol Technologies, Inc., 2000
  • Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing for Lucent, 1992
  • Shingo Prize for Symbol Technologies, 2002

Member of Shingo Prize Board of Examiners
Reviewer of several journals
Invited speaker at various conference around the World

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