Dr. Yacov Shamash

Dr. Shamash is the Vice President for Economic Development at Stony Brook University. Dr. Shamash supervises the University’s four incubators, three New York State Centers for Advanced Technology (Medical Biotechnology, Sensor Systems and Integrated Electric Energy Systems); two New York State Centers of Excellence (Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), and the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC)); the Small Business Development Center; and the workforce development programs of the Center for Emerging Technologies. 

During the period from 1992 to 2015 Dr. Shamash served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University. Under his leadership, the College expanded from 1500 to over 5000 students and external research expenditures increased six fold to $30 million per year. 

Prior to joining Stony Brook University in 1992, Dr. Shamash served as the Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University and was the founding Director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Center for the Design of Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits. 

He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, England.