Sanjay Sarma, protagonist of the inaugural lecture for the UOC's 25th academic year

Sanjay Sarma
20/10/20

The UOC's latest guide brings you the career of this leading authority worldwide both on research into the science of learning and on mechanical engineering.

This event will take place online at 4 p.m. (CEST) on Wednesday 21 October. As well being a chance for the UOC community to come together to usher in the new academic year, it is also an opportunity for debate and reflections. Sanjay Sarma is a leading authority worldwide both on research into the science of learning and on mechanical engineering, and credited with developing technology used in radio-frequency identification (RFID).

The inaugural lecture will begin the celebrations for the UOC's 25th anniversary.


The UOC Library has put together a guide of resources relating to Sanjay Sarma so you can learn all about his career and achievements.


 

Who is Sanjay Sarma?

Sanjay Sarma will give our 2020/2021 inaugural lecture | UOC

 

Born in India in 1968, his studies in mechanical engineering earned him a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1989), a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University (1992) and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (1995).

He is the Vice President for Open Learning at MIT. As head of its Office of Digital Learning, he is responsible for developing new online education models for MIT's courses and programmes, defining their models for blended learning, and supervising the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) and OpenCourseWare and MITx open online learning courses. He is also responsible for the Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL), which works on the future of education with universities worldwide, including the UOC.

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