ECE Executive Board


Provide external, professional perspective and guidance to ensure that the SMU ECE Department continues to be a provider of internationally recognized engineering leaders.


  • Support the department in the achievement of its strategic goals.
  • Become an active and positive external spokesperson for the Department.
  • Assist in curriculum development and ABET accreditation
  • Secure financial, technical and research support for the department
Members of ECE Executive Board

Solyman Ashrafi
Nexgen Partners

Ranjit Bhatia
Vice President, Head of Software Sales and Sales Development
BA Digital Services (North America)

Mark Bigham
Chief Innovation Officer
Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems

Michael E. Cox
Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Guenter Conzelmann
Program Lead, Energy, Environmental & Economic Systems
Argonne National Laboratory

Kevin Ding
Lead Engineering
Center Point Energy

Yanli Fan
Design Manager
Texas Instruments, Inc.

Farooq Khan, Ph.D.
R & D Head, Standards/Algorithms, Mobile S/W, RF/Antenna Samsung, Dallas Technology Labs

Sreenivasan Koduri, Ph.D.
Director, Analog and Power Technology Roadmapping 
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Chair of the Industrial Advisory Board

Giridhar D. Mandyam, Ph.D.
Chief Security Architect, IoT and Automative

Gil Metzger
Director, Advanced Technology Development
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Paul Pinsukanjana
VP of Tech/Business Dev
Intelligent Epitaxy Technology, Inc.


Dinesh Rajan
Professor and Chair of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lyle School of Engineering

James Redburn
Automation Engineering Team Leader
Schneider Electric Energy Solution

Mike Riess

Strategic Business Development Manager
Intel Architecture Graphics and Software Group 
Intel Corporation

Kamakshi Sridhar
VP , Automation Innovation

John Treichler, Ph.D.
Director and Chief Technology Officer
Raytheon Applied Signal Technology

Karthik Vasnath
Vice President and General Manager
Data Converter Business Unit
Texas Instruments

Harvey Wiggins
President and Founder
Plexon, Inc.

Jim Womack
Senior Director, Advanced Technologies
Research in Motion

Sally Wood, Ph.D.
Santa Clara University

Charlie Zhang
Samsung Telecommunications of America

Power Zhao, Ph.D., P.E.
Manager, Transmission & Distribution Services