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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors comprises senior leaders from business, industry, government, and academia, active or retired, who represent the broad spectrum of regional, statewide, and national high-technology industries.

The board provides the chair of the department of computer science and engineering with an external perspective on the department’s programs and activities; identifies issues important to the success of these initiatives; provides guidance, counsel, consultation, and recommendations to the chair; reviews curricula for relevance and research for purpose and progress; and provides other assistance and support as required by the chair.

Smita Bakshi
Co-Founder & CEO, zyBooks
Yihua He
Senior Principal Network Architect, Oath Inc.
Semyon Kruglyak
Director of Informatics Research, Illumina Inc.
Larry McDonough
Director of Product Management, VMware Inc.
Annette Sahakian
Manager, Planetary Science Instruments, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Brenda Wolfe
Senior Product Manager, Esri
Michael Campbell
Principal Engineering Specialist, The Aerospace Corporation
Varun Kohli
Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, Symantec
Kevin Marcus
Chief Technology Officer, Versium Analytics Inc.
Sibabrata Ray
Senior Software Engineer, Google
Isaac Saldana
Founder, SendGrid
B. Gonipath
Founder, Lotus Interworks
Brian Hawley
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Luminex Software