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Class of 1997

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Date Submitted: 06/04/2007
Robert Hackett, '97
Computer Science and Engineering
Senior Product Manager, Panasonic Avionics

Rob completed his MBA in 2005 and is now working for Panasonic Avionics as a Senior Product Manager for in-flight games. After one year in charge of Panasonics's games division, his product line has grown to over $4 million in recurring sales.

Date Submitted: 05/30/2007
T. Todd Elvins, '97
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vice President, Engineering, PacketVideo

From 1997 to 2001, Todd co-founded and sold two startup technology companies. Todd directed product management at Oracle from 2001 thru 2005, and then in 2006 he joined PacketVideo where he is VP Engineering of client application software. In his spare time, Todd advises early stage technology companies, and advocates community-driven sustainability and renewable energy technologies.

Daniel Hartmann

Date Submitted: 06/06/2006
Daniel Hartmann, '97
Electrical and Computer Engineering

I received ECE MS in 1997 and Ph.D. in 2001, currently at GlaxoSmithKline which formed from the merger of GlaxoWelcome with SmithKlineBeacham. I work for the Technology Development department, developing instruments for drug discovery. More important is that I just got married in December to a woman named Andrea.

Date Submitted: 10/20/2005
Darryl Hild, '97
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Co-Founder, TestEdge, Inc.

After working for Cadence for almost 7 years, I co-founded a semiconductor test engineering services company called TestEdge ( in December of 2002. TestEdge is based here in San Diego and focuses on delivering experienced IC test engineering services for digital, analog, mixed-signal, and RF devices.