Council of Advisors

Council Meetings

Dean

 

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Albert P. Pisano
Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Dean, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering

 

Council of Advisors

 

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Chair

Ann Lee-Karlon, Ph.D. (​M.S.​ '93, ​Ph.D.​​ '96)
Senior Vice President
Genentech
San Francisco, CA

 

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Vice-Chair

Jeff Carter
(B.A. '86)
VP & Chief Information Security Officer
Amazon.com
Seattle, WA

 

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Amir Abolfathi (B.S. ‘86)
President & CEO
Tusker Medical, Inc.
Menlo Park, CA​

 

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Franklin Antonio (B.A. '74)
Chief Scientist
Qualcomm, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Mary Baker, Ph.D., P.E.
President, Technical Director
ATA Engineering, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Joseph (Joe) Beery
Retired Senior Vice President & CIO
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Carlsbad, CA

 

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Angel R. Bours Zaragoza
President & CEO
Sonora Agropecuaria SA de CV
Mexico

 

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Mary Bui-Pham, Ph.D.
(M.S. ’88, Ph.D. ’92)
Chief of Staff, PMO
Indeed.com
San Jose, CA

 

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Martha G. Dennis, Ph.D.
Principal
Gordian Knot
La Jolla, CA

 

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Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D.
Founder & Chairman
ResMed
San Diego, CA

 

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John J. Fratamico Jr., Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer Emeritus
Leidos
San Diego, CA

 

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Matt Grob
Chief Technical Officer
XCOM Labs
San Diego, CA

 

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Taner Halicioglu
(B.S. ‘96)
Lecturer, Angel Investor, Advisor
San Diego, CA

 

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Dan Harrington
Executive Vice President & Chief Services Officer
Teradata
San Diego, CA

 

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Arlene J. Harris
CEO
Dyna LLC
Del Mar, CA

 

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Steve Hart (M.A. ‘80)
Chair, UC San Diego Foundation Board
Co-Founder & CTO
Viasat, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA

 

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Waguih Ishak, Ph.D.
Division VP, Science & Technology Director
Corning West Technology Center,
Corning Incorporated,
Palto Alto, CA

 

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Honorary Chairman

Irwin M. Jacobs, Sc.D.
Founding Chairman & CEO Emeritus
QUALCOMM, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Sanjay K. Jha, Ph.D.
Partner
Eclipse Ventures
Palo Alto, CA

 

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Rick Kornfeld
(B.S. ‘82)
President and CEO
Kitu Systems
San Diego, CA

 

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Anantha Krishnan, Sc. D.
Associate Director, Engineering Directorate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livemore, CA

 

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Gioia Messinger
(B.S. ‘84)
Founder & CEO
LinkedObjects, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Steve Mollenkopf
Chief Executive Officer
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Anton Monk, Ph.D. (B.S. '89, Ph.D. '94)
Vice President
Viasat, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Paul Muret (B.S. '92)
Vice President​, ​Product
Google AI and Health
Mountain View, CA

 

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Bahram Nour-Omid, Ph.D.
Chairman and
Managing Partner
Scopus Ventures
Los Angeles, CA

 

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Gregory M. Papadopoulos
(B.A. ‘79)
Venture Partner
New Enterprise Associates
Menlo Park, CA

 

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Tom Pieronek
Vice President, Basic Research
Northrop Grumman
Redondo Beach, CA

 

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Steve Poizner
Founder
Alliance for Southern California Innovation
La Jolla, CA

 

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Richard F. Rashid, Ph.D.
Corporate Vice President Emeritus
Microsoft Corporation
Founder
Microsoft Research
Prescott, AZ

 

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Oliver Ratzesberger
Board Director, CEO, Executive and Author
Teradata Corporation
San Diego, CA

 

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Ronald Reedy, Ph.D.
(M.S. ‘81, Ph.D. ‘83)
Co-Founder & CTO Emeritus
Peregrine Semiconductor
San Diego, CA

 

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Venkata (Murthy) M. Renduchintala, Ph.D.
Santa Clara, CA

 

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David Schwab (B.A. ‘79)
Founder & Managing Director
Vertical Ventures
San Francisco, CA

 

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Sachio Semmoto, Ph.D.
Executive Chairman and Representative Director
Renova, Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

 

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Munjal Shah
Co-Founder and CEO
Health IQ
Mountain View, CA

 

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John Sos
President, Materials and Structural Analysis Division
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Carlsbad, CA

 

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James H. Thompson
Executive Vice President, Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Susan Tousi
Senior Vice President of Product Development
Illumina, Inc.
San Diego, CA

 

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Military Liaison Member

Delores Washburn
Chief Engineer
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacifica (NIWC PAC)
San Diego, CA

 

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Julie Meier Wright
Retired President & CEO (retired)
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
San Diego, CA

 

 

Honorary Member

 

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Bernard Gordon
Trustee
BMG Charitable Trust
Danvers, MA

 

Emeritus Members

 

Bob Akins
Daniel L. Alspach
Claude Benchimol
Steve Blank
Linden S. Blue
Edward J. Brown, Jr.
Malin Burnham
Eugenio Clariond
Robert E. Englekirk
Hossein Eslambolchi
Gordon E. Forward
​Kaigham Gabriel​
Richard Goldberg
Paul E. Jacobs
Carmela A. Keeney
Patrick T. Lee
Thomas M. Loarie
Bertram Lubin
​Scott McClendon
Paul Mirabella
Henry L. Nordhoff
William A. Owens, Admiral
Roberto Padovani
Ake Persson
Andrew Senyei
Peter Yanofsky
Mark Zdeblick