Department Advisory Committee

The Electrical Engineering Department Advisory Committee (DAC) is an independent body that advises and supports our faculty. The committee ensures courses remain relevant to practicing electrical engineers, provides strategic guidance on our department’s educational objectives and missions, updates faculty and students with information on industry practices, and assists our graduates’ placement.

The support of our committee members and the connection between industry and education is critical to the effectiveness of the EE Department. Through continual development and improvement of the program’s curriculum, the DAC is helping our department achieve its mission of educating the next generation of world-class engineers.

DAC Members 

Ms. Wendy al-Mukdad 
P.E., Senior Utilities Engineer, SED Risk Assessment & Safety Advisory Section, California Public Utilities Commission

Dr. Utku Diril
Infrastructure Technologist, Facebook

Dr. Howard Ho
Research Manager, IBM Almaden Research Center

Mr. Jamil Kawa
Synopsys Fellow, Synopsys Solutions Group, Synopsys

Dr. Jason Ma
Director of Partner Engineering, Google

Ms. Yllka Masada
President & CEO, Kelmendi Engineering Inc.

Dr. Gokhan Mergen
Software Engineer & Manager, Google

Ms. Lynn Olson
Vice President of Programmable Solutions Group Penang, Intel

Mr. Kristoff Richter
Managing Director of Test Engineering Development, Maxim Integrated

Ms. Meeta Roy
Head of Operations, Bose Corporation

Mr. Ericson Wen
Engineering Manager, Tesla