Asian American Engineer of the Year Awards
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award

Dr. Sudhaker S. Shetty
Senior Technical Fellow
Network and Wireless Systems
The Boeing Company

Sudhakar Shetty is a Senior Technical Fellow for network and wireless systems at the Boeing company. In this role, Sudhakar is responsible for technology strategy, research, and development of Network and wireless systems for Boeing commercial airplanes. Sudhakar was instrumental in the development of wireless systems in 787. Sudhakar established an Aerospace Network Research Consortium (ANRC) in India, first of its kind in India with four partners. Sudhakar helped develop more than 8 industry standards for aerospace networks which earned him a prestigious outstanding contribution award called the “Volare Award”. He was instrumental in establishing 4 research projects in China with 4 Chinese universities. He initiated and directed 5 US University projects with 4 different universities in the US.

Sudhakar has more than 33 years of experience in research, and technology development in Network and Wireless Systems. More than 19 years of that is with Boeing, where he has worked on research, design, and development of onboard systems and networks. He currently leads the development of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Network Centric Operations (NCO) vision, strategy, and the architecture, encompassing the entire commercial airplane eco system worldwide. In 2006 he rallied an entire onboard entertainment industry to develop new architectures and content standards for commercial airplanes. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior technical Fellow, the highest honor an employee can receive in the Boeing Company for technical achievements.

He was the past president of “Indian Association of Western Washington”, the largest cultural and social non-profit organization for Indo-American community in Western Washington. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of a non-profit group called the “Indo-American Friendship Forum”, that focuses on trade and political educational activities for the Indo-American community.

He earned his BE in Electronics & Communications from Mysore University, India, and his Ph. D from Vanderbilt University. He is married with 3 children. He is an avid sportsman who spends most of his spare time playing tennis, golf, and table tennis.