ECE Advisory Board

Purdue University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board provides an objective level of advice for decision-making within the Elmore Family School of ECE. Our Board members represent industry, academia, and entrepreneurship. The Advisory Board’s responsibility is to offer an array of experiences and insights on different topics including the academic needs of industry, the needs of our student body, and suggested areas for research advancement.

Jim Anderson

President and CEO
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
MSEE 1997

Markell Baldwin

Drive Capital
BSEE 2014

David Beering

Founder and Owner
Intelligent Designs LLC
MSEE 1987

Nikhil Bhogal

Co-Founder and CTO
June Oven
BSCmpE 2003

Guru Chahal

Lightspeed Ventures
MSEE 2000

John Chiminski

President and CEO
Catalent Pharma Solutions
BSEE 1985, MSEE 1987

Dennis Cooke

President and CEO
TransForce Group
BSEE 1986, MSEE 1988

Kristen Daihes

Vice President of Global Supply Chain
Mars Snacking
BSEE 1996

Scott Fancher

Senior Vice President and GM (Retired)
Airplane Development
BSEE 1981

Jeff Gordon

Chief Executive Officer
Sign In Solutions
BSEE 1983

Jennifer Graves

President and CEO
Graves Technologies
BSCEE 1986

Darby Hadley

Vice President
Engineering for Automotive Audio
HARMAN International
BSEE 1988

Sue Hong

Manager of Electrified Powertrain Systems
Leader of Team Edison
Ford Motor Company
BSME 1988

Rouz Jazayeri

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Catapult Ventures
BSEE 2002, MSECE 2004

Akshay Kothari

Chief Operations Officer
BSEE 2007

Jack Kozik

Chief Technology Officer and Director of Architecture
Nokia Corporation
986, MSEE 1988

Apeksha Kumavat

Co-Founder & Chief Engineer
MSECE 2016

Pamela Banner Krupka

Principal (Retired)
Krupka Law Group P.C.
BSEE 1980

Jay Price

Vice President
Missiles and Fire Control
Lockheed Martin Corporation
BSEE 1985

Dr. Steve Schwartz

President and CEO
Brooks Automation, Inc.
BSEE 1981, MSEE 1982, PhD 1985

Edmund O. Schweitzer, III

President, Chairman, and CTO
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
BSEE 1968, MSEE 1971

Sid Sheth

Founder and CEO
MSEE 1997

Vivek Thakkar

Vice President, US Carrier & Enterprise
BSCmpE 2001

Dr. Ed Teidemann, Jr.

Senior Vice President of Engineering
Qualcomm, Inc.
MSEE 1977