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, MS
    MS, Boston University; BS, University at Buffalo
    Co-Chair, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Founder, President, CEO
    ICONICS
  • Mike Kurdziel.
    Mike Kurdziel, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo
    Co-Chair, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Fellow, Director, Chief Engineer
    L3Harris Technologies
  • Pradeep Bahl.
    Pradeep Bahl, MBA
    MBA, University of Miami; MS, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Co-Founder and Director
    Pramak, LLC
  • Kari Bancroft.
    Kari Bancroft, MS
    MS, Penn State; BS, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Senior Engineering Manager
    Webflow
  • Paul Buckley.
    Paul Buckley, MS
    MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director of Technology
    The Buffalo News
    Former President
    Applied Sciences Group
  • Roger Choplin.
    Roger Choplin, BA
    BA, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Independent Consultant
    Self-Employed
    Former Vice President of Data and Systems Technologies
    Oracle
  • Sreenivas Gollapudi.
    Sreenivas Gollapudi, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Research Scientist
    Google
  • Vinodh Gopal.
    Vinodh Gopal, MS
    MS, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Senior Principal Engineer
    Intel
  • Kannan Govindarajan.
    Kannan Govindarajan, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Co-Founder and VP
    DxContinuum
  • Norman Hayes.
    Norman Hayes, MS
    MS, Cornell University; BS, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director of Engineering
    Analog Bits
  • Swapnil Khedekar.
    Swapnil Khedekar, MS
    MS, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Group Leader, Software Development/R&D
    Bloomberg
  • Sriganesh Madhvanath.
    Sriganesh Madhvanath, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Director, Applied Research, Merchandising and Advertising
    eBay
  • Dan Magnuszewski.
    Dan Magnuszewski, BS
    BS, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Co-Founder and CTO
    ACV Auctions
  • Kevin Ruggiero.
    Kevin Ruggiero, MBA
    MBA, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University–Bloomington; BS, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Group Vice President and CIO
    Moog
  • D. Sivakumar.
    D. Sivakumar, PhD
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Research Director
    Google
  • Michael J. (Sonny) Sonnenstein.
    Michael J. (Sonny) Sonnenstein, MBA
    MBA, Cornell Johnson School of Management

    Member, Departmental Advisory Board
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Senior Vice President and CIO for Consumer, Business and Digital Banking
    M&T Bank