External Advisory Council

The External Advisory Council for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) is a group of industry and academic experts, as well as alumni of the department, who advise the department on ways to improve and ensure that our degree programs continue to excel and meet the needs of employers in industry and academia.

External Advisory Members

BOARD CHAIR

Sasha Oster, Associate Director, Directional Electromagnetic Systems, Advanced Technology Center, Collins Aerospace (Member since Spring 2013)

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Chaz Beck, Software Engineer, Microsoft (Member since Fall 2014)

Rob Bowen, Senior Engineering Manager, ASIC & FPGA Design – Advanced Datalinks, Communication Products, Collins Aerospace (Member since Spring 2011)

Jerry Doorenbos, Design Engineering, Texas Instruments (Member since Spring 2018)

Justin Dorhout, Senior Manager, NAND Product Development Engineering (Member since Fall 2019)

Sam Ellis, Program Director, Hybrid Cloud Development at IBM (Member since Fall 2010)

Bob Erger, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Schneider Electric (Member since Spring 2010)

Ryan Hammond, Chief Engineer, Mission Defense, Missile & Weapon Systems, Boeing Research and Technology (Member since Spring 2012)

Nicholas J. Multari, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Research, Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) (Member since Fall 2010, Past Chair 2016-2019)

Albert (Bert) Nelson, Consultant to Applied Materials, Inc., Applied Power Systems group (Member since Spring 2011)

Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, Chairman, Founder & Chief R&D Officer, ShieldX Networks Inc. (Member since Fall 2019)

Jay Roltgen, Software Engineering Team Leader, Garmin International, Inc. (Member since Spring 2016)

Chris Ruckman, Energy Storage Director, Burns & McDonnell (Member since Spring 2013)

Terry Ryan, Manager, Electrical, Electronic, Hybrid & Software Development, John Deere Construction and Forestry Division (Member since Spring 2013)

Brian Sander, Semi-Retired Hardware Engineer and Entrepreneur (Member since Fall 2019)

Tim VanGoethemVice President of Advanced Mobility Solutions in HARMAN’s Corporate Technology Office (Member since Fall 2018)