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 (CS BS '76)

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

Bob Girardi (CS BS '80)

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

Paul Buckley

Former President, Applied Sciences Group, Inc.

Biao Cheng (MS '93, PhD '96)

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

Roger Choplin (CS BA '72)

Independent Consultant; Formerly with Oracle Corporation

Mike Kurdziel (MS '88, PhD '01)

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

Robert Ruocco

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

Michael J. "Sonny" Sonnenstein

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Consumer, Business and Digital Banking, M&T Bank