In 1999, along with Dr. David Brock and Professor Sunny Siu, he co-founded The Auto-ID Center at MIT, which developed many of the technical concepts and standards prevalent in the RFID industry today. The center has now grown to 5 labs worldwide, including the University of Cambridge, Adelaide University, Keio University and Fudan University.
Dr. Sarma currently serves on the Boards of Governors for EPCglobal. He is a board member for OATSystems, a software company he helped found during his leave of absence from MIT 2004-2006. Dr. Sarma is also a trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Initiation Grant, the Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair at MIT, the Den Hartog Teaching Excellence Award, and the Joseph H. Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.
Principal Fields of Interest:
- Computer Aided Design; Solid Modeling; Computational Geometry; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Machine Tool Automation; Machine Tool Design;
- Automatic Identification; Radio Frequency Identification; Integrated Circuit Packaging; Enterprise Software; Supply Chain Management