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Class of 2001

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Date Submitted: 06/29/2012
Michael Houston, '01
Computer Science and Engineering
Fellow, AMD

I've been at AMD for 5 years working on parallel architectures and programming models. I was the technical lead for OpenCL at AMD and then for HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture). I am now Chief Architect for one of AMD's processor programs. I'm married to Tina Wang (who I met at UCSD in the CS program) with 2 children, 1 & 3.

Date Submitted: 06/29/2012
Tina Wang, '01
Computer Science and Engineering
Associate, Haverstock & Owens LLP

I'm currently an attorney specializing in intellectual property. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two young children.

My wedding with Jennifer Chen, '05 Click here to view a larger image
My wedding with Jennifer Chen, '05

Date Submitted: 08/15/2011
Matthew Moore, '01
Computer Science and Engineering
Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdMob Inc.

Closed an angel & venture round for our new company called CrowdMob Inc. We're bringing real-time redemption, virality, and loyalty to the local deal word! We're looking for great hires too!

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Date Submitted: 07/01/2008
Mihri Ozkan, '01
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside

Mihri's work on "Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices" has been selected for presentation at the '2008 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium' organized by the National Academy of Engineering.

The 2 and 1/2-day event will bring together 82 of the nation's brightest young engineers, ages 30 to 45, who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines.

Only 15 engineers nationwide have been invited to speak at the event.

Date Submitted: 11/17/2007
Tina Wang, '01
Computer Science and Engineering
Attorney, Haverstock and Owens LLP

I took the CA July 2007 Bar Exam. Yesterday, I found out that I passed! I am now officially an attorney. Now, I'm gearing up to take the Patent Bar.

Date Submitted: 11/17/2007
Michael Houston, '01
Computer Science and Engineering
Stanford University

I completed my PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. I am now a chip architect at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Date Submitted: 09/09/2007
Stephen Scheck, '01
Computer Science and Engineering
Software Engineer, Silver Spring Networks

Steve Scheck recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and accepted a position as Software Engineer at Silver Spring Networks, where he is helping to develop a standards-based platform extending the reach of the Internet to the so-called last mile of the energy grid.

Date Submitted: 05/28/2007
Tina Wang, '01
Computer Science and Engineering

Graduated from law school in 2007. Currently preparing for the July 2007 Bar Exam. Will be celebrating 1 year wedding anniversary with fellow USCD alumni Michael Houston in August.

Date Submitted: 05/28/2007
Michael Houston, '01
Computer Science and Engineering

Currently finishing up my Ph.D. at Stanford University in Computer Science. Will be celebrating 1 year wedding anniversary with fellow UCSD classmate Tina Wang in August.

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Date Submitted: 05/21/2007
Judy Alvarez-Gallardo, '01
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Senior Design Engineer, ST Microelectronics, Inc.

I've been working as a Senior Design Engineer at ST Microelectronics, Inc for the past 10 years. I am currently working in the Data Storage Division group. My husband, Victor Gallardo, is also a UCSD Jacobs School alumnus (B.S., Computer Science 1999) and working as a Staff Engineer at AMCC in San Diego. We are the proud parents of a baby boy, Victor Milan...future UCSD Alumnus! He was born on March 13, 2007.

Date Submitted: 09/29/2006
Michael Ballinger, '01
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Senior Engineer, Qualcomm

I am now a Senior Engineer at Qualcomm and design high-speed mixed-signal circuit boards. My wife, Ling, and I just welcomed our first child, Jason, on August 23, 2006.

Date Submitted: 08/11/2006
Tina Wang, '01
Computer Science and Engineering

Mike Houston, Marshall '01, and I, Muir '01, are getting married on August 26, 2006 at the Stanford Memorial Church! We met in CS20. Thanks, UCSD, for introducing us!

Date Submitted: 08/04/2006
Greg Tengan, '01
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Eaton Aerospace

I am a Senior Level Mechanical Design Engineer working on hydraulic components for new military programs. Some of the programs I am working on are F-22, JSF, and the US101 (Presidential Helicopter). I currently have a Professional Engineering license in Mechanical Engineering and with it I plan on writing a reference book for young engineers and teaching in my spare time. I'm planning to get a PE license in Control Systems in the future so that one day I can do some consulting on my own. Starting this coming Fall school year, I plan on starting a college scholarship fund for future engineers.

Date Submitted: 03/06/2006
Maria Martinez-Rodrigo, '01
Structural Engineering
Associate Professor, University Jaume I.

I'm back to Spain. I got a position as associate professor at the Mechanical Engineering and Construction Department of my hometown University. I'm finishing my PhD Thesis which deals with the reduction of resonant vibrations in high speed railway bridges by means of passive energy dissipation devices.

Date Submitted: 02/14/2006
James Gitre, '01
Electrical and Computer Engineering
RF Design Engineer, Motorola

I am currently working in the mobile devices division on new platforms for communications.

Date Submitted: 11/30/2005
Jenny Gu, '01
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
System Project Engineer, Honeywell

I moved down to Los Angeles to start working on a new project at Honeywell in May of 2005.

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Date Submitted: 11/18/2005
Tina Wang, '01
Computer Science and Engineering

After graduating from UCSD with a BS in Computer Science, I obtained a MS in Computer Engineering. Currently, I am a 2nd year student in law school, focusing in intellectual property.

Date Submitted: 10/28/2005
Wei-Chih Chen, '01
Structural Engineering
Project Engineer, Englekirk & Sabol Consulting Structural Engineers

I am a licensed Civil Engineer at the state of California. Currently managing many different types of projects including both retail and residential. I was the project engineer for the recently completed Simi Valley Town Center Mall at Simi Valley.