Contact Dr Venkat Sastry

Areas of expertise

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Operational Analysis and Simulation


Before joining Cranfield University in 1989, Venkat was a Lecturer at Plymouth Polytechnic having been appointed in 1987 following his work there as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow. At Plymouth his research included:

  • scattering of acoustic waves by fluid loaded objects
  • computation of special functions of complex order and complex argument
  • asymptotic expansions of special functions
  • computation of zeros of an analytic functions
  • derivative free algorithms.

From 1981 to 1984 he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Open University working on acoustic wave propagation in poro-elastic media. From 1980 to 1981 he was a research assistant at IISc, Bangalore working on helicopter dynamics including blade stability in the presence of induced flow.

Venkat was awarded his

  • PhD from the Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1981 for his thesis Some Mixed Boundary Value Problems Arising in Diffraction Theory
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Plasticity and Rheology, IIT Kharagpur in 1976
  • MSc in Mathematics from IIT Madras in 1975.

Current activities

Venkat is currently:

  • principal investigator on the What to do Learners within an m-Learning Environment Need? project funded under Office of Naval Research Global Grant N62909-10-1-7121
  • involved in the international Multichannel Learning Systems project coordinated by the Office of Naval Research Global.
  • Programme Director for Chevening Cyber Security Fellowship (2013 - )


  • Office Naval Research Global
  • Numerical Algorithms Group


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Sastry VVSS & MacLean P (2012) Opportunities for technology-enhanced remedial maths. In: Learning at the crossroads of theory and practice : research on innovative learning practices. Van den Bossche P, Gijselaers WH, Milter RG (ed.), Dordrecht ; New York :: Springer, p. 179-198.
  • Sastry VVSS, Sastry & L (1999) SAMS Teach Yourself Tcl/Tk in 24 Hours. SAMS, ed. first.