Vice President of Economic Development
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York 11794-220
Dr. Shamash is Vice President for Economic Development and the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University. As Vice President, Dr. Shamash supervises the University’s three incubators, two New York State Centers for Advanced Technology, the Center of Execellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), the Center of Excellence for Advanced Energy Research and Technology, the Small Business Development Center, and the workforce development programs of the Center for Emerging Technologies. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students. In 1994 he initiated the highly successful state-wide SPIR program (Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence). During the past ten years, working through the SPIR program, the College has partnered with more than 470 companies to assist them with more thatn 2,862 projects.
Prior to joining SUNY Stony Brook in 1992, Dr. Shamash served as the Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University and was responsible for the establishment of a National Science Foundation Industry/University Center for Design of Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits.
Dr. Shamash has also held faculty positions at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Pennsylvania and Tel Aviv University. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, England. He has authored more than 130 publications and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Keytronics, the Applied Digital DNA and Softheon. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Long Island Software & Technology Network (LISTnet).