EECS Department Advisory Council

Some members of the Department Advisory Council

The EECS Department Advisory Council (DAC) includes representatives of stakeholders in industry, academia, government, and consulting companies, many of whom are esteemed alumni. DAC members contribute knowledge, experience and resources to advance our academic programs. DAC members are chosen by the EECS Department Chair via department faculty recommendations for a three-year renewable term.

DAC Members 2019-2020

Angela Baskerville
Vice President, Technology Development
AT&T Communications

Nathan R. Brooks, Ph.D.
Boeing Associate Technical Fellow
Argon ST
Subsidiary of The Boeing Company

Arthur Deane
Strategic Executive, Security and Compliance
Google Cloud, Public Sector
Google LLC

Colette M. De La Barre, Ph.D.
Director of Engineering, BDS Autonomous Systems Division
The Boeing Company

Torrance Fennell, Ph.D.
Manager, Business Development
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Kimberly Greene Starks
Global University Programs, Technology Strategy and Infrastructure
IBM Corporation

Harold Javid, Ph.D.
University Relations Lead
Microsoft Corporation

Anthony Ruto
Director of Engineering at Autodesk Research
Autodesk, Inc.

Wanda L. Scott
CEO and Principal Consultant
WE, LLC Consulting Solutions

Alex Tessier
Head of Simulation, Optimization, and Systems (SOS) Group
Autodesk, Inc.

Nicole Toler
Manager, Space Systems EO Mixed Signal Products
Deputy IPTL/CAM EM-VIIRS
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS)

Badou Tounkara
Chief Technology Officer, Operations and Machine Learning
J.P. Morgan Chase

Vikram Vemulapalli
Engineering Manager
Intel Corporation

Gregory West
Engineering Manager
Northrup Grumman Corporation

News

Associate Professor Danda Rawat to Lead Cybersecurity Partnership on $3M NNSA Grant

Tue, March 3, 2020

Howard University is the recipient of a three-year, $3 million grant from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, alongside two partnering minority-serving institutions, for The Partnership for Proactive Cybersecurity Training, a cybersecurity research project based on human biological system-enabled machine learning models. Read More >>

Martin Conquers Hackathons with Accessibility Software

Wed, February 12, 2020

Computer Engineering Freshman Devin C. Martin recently conquered at two hackathons: HackHarvard at Harvard University and HackDuke – Code for Good at Duke University. Martin came in third place for Hack Harvard, which had over 400 international participants from across five continents. For HackDuke, Martin placed first among over 300 participants from the nation's top engineering schools, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Yale University. The participants for each hackathon included both undergraduate and graduate students. Read More >>

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