Sumit made his first website in elementary school, and wrote software for NASA’s Eclipse Web Site shortly thereafter in high school. He was inspired to study engineering, in large part due to his leadership in his high school FIRST Robotics team in suburban Maryland. His bachelor’s degree is in electrical engineering, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu, the engineering honor society and electrical and computer engineering honor society, respectively. He decided to pursue graduate studies at MIT to fuel his interest in semiconductors and emerging electronics. He completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering at MIT and is currently a PhD candidate there.

In college, Sumit ran review sessions for a 400-level electrical engineering course for Eta Kappa Nu. He also tutored students in introductory engineering classes for Tau Beta Pi. He has a passion for helping students excel in the fields of science, math, and engineering.

Sumit enjoys many aspects of computers: building them, writing applications on them, and explaining how they work fundamentally. He also enjoys the outdoors, including hiking and bike riding with the MIT Cycling Team.

Education & Qualifications
  • MIT, DPhil in Electrical Engineering (expected 2017)
  • MIT, MS in Electrical Engineering
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA in Electrical Engineering; MIT, MS in Electrical Engineering; MIT, DPhil in Electrical Engineering
  • NSF Fellow (2011-2015)
  • MIT Energy Fellow (2011-2012)
  • NASA/ASEE Aeronautics Scholarship Program Fellowship (2008-2011)
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics