Nasir Sheikh

Assistant Professor
Department of Technology and Society
SUNY Korea 



Ph.D., Portland State University:  Technology Management

Research Interests:

Technological Innovation and Commercialization, Technology Assessment, Decision Modeling, Analytics. Industry Sectors: ICT, Energy, Healthcare


Nasir Sheikh is a founding tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at State University of New York, Korea. He is teaching courses such as data science, strategic marketing, technology assessment, and quality management. His research interests include technological innovation and commercialization, technology assessment, decision modeling, and analytics. Nasir Sheikh has thirty years industry experience in building global information and communications technologies (ICT) businesses as an executive in technology management, sales, and marketing. He has served in business leadership roles at Atlas Telecom, UshaComm, CenterSpan Communications, and ACD Systems. Prior to that Dr. Sheikh had technology management and operational roles at AT&T Labs, NorTel, Philips Electronics, and Schlumberger. In the last ten years he has been engaged in management consulting on next-generation renewal energy and healthcare technologies. Simultaneously, he was an adjunct professor for teaching courses in international business and marketing and a teaching assistant for courses such as new product development, total quality management, project management tools, science and technology policy, competitive strategies in technology management, strategic planning in engineering management, and intrapreneurship. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Technology Management from Portland State University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Middle East Technical University. Dr. Sheikh has three children: Nadia, who has a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, an M.S. in International Relations from London School of Economics and now works for the US State Department; Omar, who is a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering; and Noor, who is a Public Health senior at Oregon State University. Dr. Sheikh enjoys reading, painting, traveling, spinning, and squash.

Current research:

His research interests include technological innovation and commercialization, technology assessment, decision modeling, and analytics.


Graduate Courses

EMP 530 - Introduction of Big Data and Data Science for Technological Management
EMP 521 - New Product Development and Design
EST 507 - Business Process Management
EST 581 - Heuristics and Quantitative Decision Making
EMP 522 - Strategic Marketing
EMP 525 - Technology Assessment for Emerging Technologies
EMP 517 - Quality and Value Management
EMP 572 / CSE 595 - Special Topics in Convergence Research: Sustainable Energy - Policies and Technologies (3 lectures)
EST 599 - Special Projects and Topics
EST 697 - Directed Study

Undergraduate Courses

EST 320 - Communication Technology Systems
EST 391 - Technology Assessment
EST 327 - Marketing for Engineers
EST 389 - Special Topics in Technology Management – Shaping Digital Networks
EST 372 – Data Science Management