Kiren Nayak

  • Managing Director, Center of Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT)

Kiren Nayak

Mr. Kiren Nayak has been Managing Director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT) since 2012.  He works closely with Center Director, Department Chair, faculty,  and research leadership. He brings expertise in advancing and leading interdisciplinary research efforts, building partnerships across schools, institutes and units, and securing funding from government agencies, industry, philanthropic donors, and foundations. 

He has extensive experience in higher education policies and processes with through understanding of academic department functioning, fiscal budget and planning, human resources, and various administrative systems.  His responsibilities also span from industry outreach, day to day center administration, to meeting the reporting requirements of New York State’s Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) for the CATT. Previously he was Program Manager with Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT), creating and managing relationships with companies and research labs, including contracts and intellectual property agreements between corporations and university research and technology officials. Mr. Nayak holds an Masters in Management of Technology (2005) and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Information Systems (2002), both from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He also holds a Diploma in Plastic Engineering (1993) from Gujarat Government Polytechnic, India. 

Gujarat Government Polytechnic - Ahmedabad 1994
Associate Degree, Plastics Engineering

Polytechnic University 2005
MS, Technology Management

Polytechnic University 2002
BS, Computer Science and information Systems

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