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Council of Advisors

Council Meetings

In Memoriam

 

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

 

Dean

 

Dean Pisano

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

Jeff Carter
(B.A. '86)
Vice President, Relational Databases Services
Amazon.com

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Vice-Chair

Mary Bui-Pham, Ph.D.
(M.S. ’88, Ph.D. ’92)
VP, Strategy, Operations, and Culture
Indeed.com

Joseph (Joe) Beery
Chief Executive Officer
Luna DNA

 

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

 

Robert W. Conn, Ph.D.
Partner, Conn Enterprise Consulting (CEC)
President and CEO, Retired. The Kavli Foundation
Walter J. Zable Distinguished Professor and Dean, Emeritus
Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego

 

Glyn Davies
President, Materials and Structural Analysis Division
Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Martha G. Dennis, Ph.D.
Principal
Gordian Knot
 

 

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Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D.
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Founder & Executive Chairman
ResMed

 

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

 

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Matt Grob
Chief Technical Officer
XCOM Labs

 

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

 

Arlene J. Harris
CEO of Dyna LLC
Founder, Chairwoman of Wrethink, Inc.

 

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

 

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Waguih Ishak, Ph.D.
Chief Technologist, Science and Technology Vice President 
Corning Incorporated

 

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Honorary Chairman

Irwin M. Jacobs, Sc.D.
Founding Chairman & CEO Emeritus
QUALCOMM, Inc.
Member, National Academy of Engineering

 

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Sanjay K. Jha, Ph.D.
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Partner
Eclipse Ventures

 

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Rick Kornfeld
(B.S. ‘82)
President and CEO
Kitu Systems

 

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Anantha Krishnan, Sc. D.
Senior Vice President for Energy Group
General Atomics

 

Ann Lee-Karlon, Ph.D. 
(​M.S.​ '93, ​Ph.D.​​ '96)
Chief Operating Officer
Altos Labs

Rami Mehio
Head of Global Software and Informatics, R&D
Illumina

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

 

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Steve Mollenkopf
Chief Executive Officer
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

 

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

 

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

 

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Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Applied Materials, Inc.
Member, National Academy of Engineering

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

 

Gary W. Pace, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur
Director
Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc and Cardiff Oncology and Antisense Therapeutics

 

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Gregory M. Papadopoulos
(B.A. ‘79)
Venture Partner
New Enterprise Associates

 

Sam Ramji
Chief Strategy Officer
Datastax

 

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

 

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Oliver Ratzesberger
Chairperson
OpenCorporates Ltd.

 

Toby Eduardo Redshaw
Chief Executive Officer
Verus Advisory

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

 

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Venkata (Murthy) M. Renduchintala, Ph.D.

 

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David Schwab 
(B.A. ‘79)
Founder & Managing Director
Vertical Ventures

 

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

 

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Munjal Shah
Co-Founder and CEO
Health IQ

 

Mallik Tatipamula, Ph.D.
CTO
Ericsson Silicon Valley
 

 

James H. Thompson
Chief Technology Officer
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

 

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Susan Tousi
Senior Vice President of Product Development
Illumina, Inc.
Member, National Academy of Engineering

 

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

 

 

 

Honorary Member

 

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Bernard Gordon
Trustee
BMG Charitable Trust
Danvers, MA

 

Emeritus Members

 

Amir Abolfathi
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
Dan Harrington
Patrick T. Lee
Thomas M. Loarie
Bertram Lubin
​Scott McClendon
Paul Mirabella
Henry L. Nordhoff
William A. Owens, Admiral
Roberto Padovani
Ake Persson
Tom Pieronek
Steve Poizner
Andrew Senyei
John Sos
Delores Washburn
Peter Yanofsky
Mark Zdeblick