Advisory Board

Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is a select group of alumni from industry, government agencies, and academia who advise the department on academic issues and on current trends and future directions in engineering. The council meets regularly with EECS faculty and students to receive an update on the department, undergraduate and graduate programs and research activities.

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EECS 2021 IPAC Members

  • Jiayu Chen, Vice President of Engineering and Advanced Technologies, Gynesonics
  • Sohag Desai, Senior Manager, Cloud Engineering at Deep Sentinal
  • Lori Gordon, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
  • Dan Heller, Vice President, Corporate Engineering at Lockheed
  • Scott Patti, Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Dell
  • Lori Peterson, Marketing Manager Analytics, IBM
  • Sunil Potti, General Manager, Google 
  • Rose Schooler, VP, Intel’s Internet of Things, Strategy and Technology Office
  • Raymond Sharp, Director, Software & Digital Technologies, Northrup Grumman
  • Vithal Shirodkar, Vice President, Oracle
  • Eric Stahre, President and CEO, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography (CT), GE Healthcare
  • John Tague, Team Leader of the Undersea Signal Processing Program, Office of Naval Research
  • Murali Vilayannur, Software Engineer, Facebook
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2019 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Industrial and Professional Advisory Council



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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University Park, PA 16802


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