Departmental Advisory Board

CSE’s Departmental Advisory Board (DAB) was formed to provide external counsel on matters that affect the department, such as education and research programs, strategic planning, development and philanthropy, classroom enrichment, student job placement, and industrial relations. Members are industrial leaders, many of whom got their start at UB, and are committed to the department’s continued success.

Russ Agrusa

Russ Agrusa (CS BS '76)

Founder, President, and CEO, Iconics; Co-Chair, Computer Science and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

Bob Girardi

Bob Girardi (CS BS '80)

Former President and CEO, SofTrek; Co-Chair, Computer Science and Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

Pradeep Bahl

Pradeep Bahl (MS '84)

Co-Founder and Director at Pramak, LLC

Paul Buckley

Paul Buckley

Former President, Applied Sciences Group, Inc.

Biao Cheng

Biao Cheng (MS '93, PhD '96)

Director of Incubation, Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group (ARD)

Roger Choplin

Roger Choplin (CS BA '72)

Independent Consultant; Formerly with Oracle Corporation

Sreenivas Gollapudi

Sreenivas Gollapudi (PhD '04)

Research Scientist, Google

Vinodh Gopal

Vinodh Gopal (MS '97)

Principal Engineer, Intel

Kannan Govindarajan

Kannan Govindarajan (PhD '96)

Co-Founder and VP, DxContinuum

Norman Hayes

Norman Hayes (CS BS '80)

Director of Engineering, Analog Bits

Swapnil Khedekar

Swapnil Khedekar (MS '04)

Group Leader, Software Development/R&D, Bloomberg

Michael Kurdziel

Mike Kurdziel (MS '88, PhD '01)

Senior Engineering Manager, Core Networking and Network Security Group, Harris Corporation, Communications Systems Segment

Sriganesh Madhvanath

Sriganesh Madhvanath (PhD '97)

Director of Applied Research, eBay Inc.

Dan Magnuszewski

Dan Magnuszewski (CS BS '05)

Co-Founder and CTO, ACV Auctions

Brian Maouad

Brian Maouad (CS BS '89)

CEO, Advance2000; CEO, Logistic Dynamics

Sudip Nag

Sudip Nag (MS '89)

Partner, NuVista Strategies

Robert Ruocco

Robert Ruocco

Vice President, Chief Information Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

D. Sivakumar

D. Sivakumar (PhD '96)

Technical Staff, Google

Zhaohui (Jeff) Zheng

Zhaohui (Jeff) Zheng (PhD '08)

Founder and CEO of Particle Media Inc.