Dr. Shah is presently a Clinical Professor in the Jindal School of Management (JSOM) at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), which he joined in August 2008, and also the Founder and Program Director for the Systems Engineering & Management (SEM) Program.
Dr. Shah is a nationally recognized leader in the high-technology sector, having served as CTO of Alcatel North America and as a CEO advisor providing corporate business strategy, strategic partnering and M&A due diligence. He has more than thirty years of experience in the telecommunications, computer, semiconductor and laser industries.
Rajiv earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Applied Physics) from Rice University and was a Dr. Chaim Weizmann Post-Doctoral Fellow for over two years at the California Institute of Technology, Caltech. He earned an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University and a B.Sc. in Physics (Mathematics and Statistics) from the University of Pune, in India. Early in his career he published over 50 papers in refereed journals, such as those of the IEEE and the American Physical Society, and various conferences, and has over 25 issued US and international patents.