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Vice President, Network Systems
Sunil Samtani is a vice president for network systems at Peraton Labs. In this role, Samtani provides the vision and leadership for transformative applied research that creates innovative research solutions, transitions technologies to diverse customers and develops new products across the wireless and optical domains.
Samtani has more than 20 years of experience in research and development, both as a technologist and a senior manager. He previously served as the senior research director of wireless systems and networks and played a key role in growing the organization and setting its strategic direction. In particular, he led our foray into advanced solutions for contested and congested wireless networks and served as principal investigator for various projects funded by two of the organization’s biggest customers— the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). He also spearheaded our entry for the use of novel solutions based on commercial wireless technologies such as 4G LTE / 5G for different DOD markets, realizing new products within this space.
Prior to this role, he served as a research manager at Telcordia, working closely with various business units to help realize Telcordia’s VoIP softswitch product. He also researched and contributed to the development of a new transport layer protocol—SCTP. Previously, he served as the national systems product manager at Sprint, where he was responsible for a data warehousing and data mining solution for Sprint’s operations support systems.
Samtani holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Missouri in computer science and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has authored five patents and published more than 60 publications across a wide variety of areas related to wireless technology. He was elected a Perspecta Labs Fellow in 2014 for his many contributions to the success of the company and its customers.