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