Dr. Sanjay Sarma

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sanjay E. Sarma is a professor of mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also served as a Former Chairman of Research and Co-Founder of The Auto-ID Center at MIT. He is credited with developing many standards and technologies in the commercial RFID industry. In November 2012, Sarma was appointed Director of Digital Learning at MIT with a mandate to assess how initiatives such as MITx and EdX are affecting instruction on campus. The MIT Office of Digital Learning, which he leads, now includes MITx and MIT’s historic Open Course Ware project. In April, 2013, Professor Sarma was appointed as a co-chair of the Task Force for the Future of Education at MIT. Sarma earned his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1989, his ME from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992 and his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in 1995.