Sanjay Sarma

Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Vice President for Open Learning


Sanjay Sarma Sanjay Sarma is the first Dean of Digital Learning at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He serves on the boards of GS1, EPCglobal, and several startup companies including Senaya and ESSESS. Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University, and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He has authored over 75 academic papers in computational geometry, sensing, RFID, automation, and CAD, and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and research including the MacVicar Fellowship, the Business Week eBiz Award, and Informationweek's Innovators and Influencers Award. He advises several national governments and global companies.

Faculty Media

  • The Internet of Things: Let the Avatars Talk to Each Other

    "More appliances are becoming fundamentally Internet connected and intelligent in ways that make our lives safer, the world safer, help with climate change, help with saving costs, help with better...


Contact Information

Office: 35-206
Email: sesarma@MIT.EDU
Support Staff
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Phone: 617.324.7456

Teaches In

Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online) Jan 27-Mar 16, 2021 | Mar 31-May 18, 2021 | Jun 9-Jul 27, 2021 | Aug 11-Sep 28, 2021 | Oct 20-Dec 7, 2021