Vyasa Sai

As a young Pitt alumnus, Dr. Vyasa Sai’s distinguished research contributions in the field of electronics and communication along with his service to the growth of scientific research and its impact on the international community have won him numerous recognitions. The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to award Dr. Vyasa Sai a 2020 Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his influential work in research.


Dr. Vyasa Sai is a Senior Hardware Engineer in the Visual Technologies Team (VTT) at Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA, USA. Dr. Sai received his PhD from the RFID Center of
Excellence, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School for Engineering (SSOE), Pittsburgh, PA. He has a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of technology degree in ECE from the US and India respectively.

Dr. Sai's research work, among others, addresses the challenges in low-power and communication for RFID and IoT (Internet of Things) devices that are extremely resource constrained while preserving security. Dr. Sai has authored a book, book chapter, several US patents, patent applications, invention disclosures, and has contributed to numerous international journals in the field of electronics and communications with the focus on hardware engineering that includes RFID, IoT, Low Power Electronics, Security, graphics, among others. In 2016, he was elevated to senior member of IEEE in recognition of his professional development and research contributions.

Dr. Saiʼs research contributions and accomplishments demonstrate technological excellence while making a significant impact on the research field that has resulted in many of his national and international recognitions. He has also contributed in terms of service to the research community by serving as an associate editor, technical committee member, editorial board member, session chair, review committee member etc of various international journals and conferences. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Sai taught several engineering/science courses, mentored undergraduate students, and continues to mentor high-school students. His volunteer contributions also include roles as part of the advisory board/committee in institutions for engineers in India that mainly focus on either promoting engineering research activities or technical education for the development of students for a better future.

Meet Dr. Vyasa Sai.