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Advisory Council

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Advisory Council was created to help guide the School through the challenges of the next few years, and is made up of members who represent a broad spectrum of interests and backgrounds. The Advisory Council meets annually to discuss important issues facing the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We have found that outside evaluations help us keep our programs fresh and forward moving. The Advisory Council is composed of people (often alumni) from industry, research labs, and government services. Members normally serve a three-year term and review our programs, new hires, and the School's direction and resources at an annual meeting during the spring semester. A typical agenda would include welcoming talks from the Dean of the College of Engineering and the Director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Presentations about our instructional programs are given by the director of graduate studies, the associate director and director of undergraduate studies, and the assistant director of the M.Eng. program. New faculty give presentations on their work. The second day includes executive sessions, informational talks by faculty, and exit interviews. As a follow-up to the meetings, the council chair provides an appraisal on their findings including commendations, concerns, and recommendations.

Current Members

  Name Organization
Frank Close Guardian Security Systems, Inc.
William Destler Rochester Institute of Technology
Stephen Director Drexel University
Neil Exter Third Rock Ventures
Susan Hakkarainen Lutron Electronics Inc.
John Chi-Hung Hui Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
Kevin Johnson Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Joseph Keithley Materion and Nordson Corporation
Shaygan Kheradpir Juniper Networks
Nader Mehravari Carnegie Mellon Univ Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
Daniel Miller The Roda Group
William Pence AOL
Ellen Piccioli Intel Corporation
David Thompson Microsoft Online Microsoft Corporation
Andrew Verhalen Matrix Partners
Eugene Weber Weber Capital Management
Jim Weisenstein Graystone Consulting LLC
David Welch Infinera Inc.
Allyson Yarbrough The Aerospace Corporation
Gerold Yonas Sandia National Laboratories
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