EECS Industry Advisory Board

Some members of the Department Advisory Council

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

IAB 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
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


Commemorating the Life of Professor Emeritus Arthur Sanderson Paul, Ph.D.

Tue, July 14, 2020

We commemorate the life of Alumnus and Professor Arthur Sanderson Paul, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Paul served at Howard University for over 38 years as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Architecture, then known as the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences. After graduating from Presentation Brothers College in St. George’s, Grenada, Dr. Paul attended Howard University as a mechanical engineering major. Read More >>

Meet Karsh STEM Scholar Nicole Sullivan

Tue, July 14, 2020

A native of Cerritos, California, rising Computer Science Junior Nicole Sullivan always wanted to be a scientist. Science was her favorite elementary school subject because she loved discovering things. When she was in middle school, Sullivan came across a website that featured computer games created by students. She was intrigued. In that moment she decided that computer science was the path for her.Read More >>


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