EECS External Advisory Board

The EECS External Advisory Board (EAB) is established to help the department fulfill its mission of educating leaders, creating knowledge, and serving society, by

  • strengthening the ties between EECS and its constituents in industry, academia, and government;
  • the pursuit of new broad research agendas (e.g. through the creation of research centers and strategies for faculty recruitment);
  • fostering entrepreneurship by facilitating connections between Berkeley researchers, venture capitalists, and other industry visionaries;
  • the establishment of sustainable funding models to provide resources competitive with our peer institutions;
  • the establishment of targeted fellowships, endowed chairs, and other forms of support to help attract the very best students and faculty; and
  • development of educational initiatives, including possibly globalization, on-line learning, executive education, professional degrees, and industrial course modules.

Current Board Members

Ahmad Bahai
Chief Technology Officer & Director of Corporate Research
Ivo Bolsens
Chief Technology Officer
Robert Chau
Director of Components Research & Senior Fellow
Bill Coughran
Claire Cui
Vice President & Engineering Fellow
John Basil Georges
Senior Advisor
Greg Heinzinger
Former Senior Vice President
Nikhil Jain
Vice President, Internet of Things
Amit Kumar
Adam Kwiatkowski
Executive Chief Engineer, Global Electric Propulsion Systems
Christoph Lang
Director, Integrated Circuits and Wireless Connectivity
Mike Olson
Former Chief Strategy Officer
Mark Pierpoint
Senior Vice President
Ashu Rege
Vice President and Head of Autonomy
Jason Taylor
Vice President of Infrastructure
James Truchard
Vahid Vahedi
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Etch Business Unit
Zaid Kahn
GM, Cloud AI and Advanced Systems at Microsoft | Board Member OCP | IEIC

Past Board Members

P. Anandan


Ed Catmull

Pixar Animation Studios

Wenchi Chen

VIA Technologies, Inc.

Pradeep Dubey

Intel Corporation

Scott GilFoil


Francesco Gori

Pirelli International

Richard Gottscho

Lam Research Corporation

Laura Haas


Paula Hawthorn

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dave Hemker

Lam Research Corporation

Stefan Heuser

Siemens AG

Tony Hey


Mark Horowitz


Ta-lin Hsu

H&Q Asia Pacific

Robert Iannucci

RAI Laboratory

Peter Lee


Isabel Mahe


Jiri Marek

Robert Bosch Corporation

Jeffrey Massimilla

General Motors

Yoky Matsuoka
Teresa Meng


Horst Muenzel

Robert Bosch Corporation

Richard Murray


Steve Newton

Agilent Technologies, Inc./ Keysight Technologies

Peter Norvig


Michael Olson


Greg Papadopoulos

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Greg Papadopoulos

New Enterprise Associates

Chandrakant Patel

HP Labs

Mark Pinto

Applied Materials

Arati Prabhakar

US Venture Partners

Prabhakar Raghavan

Yahoo! Inc.

Valluri Rao

Intel Corporation

Patrick Scaglia

Hewlett-Packard Company

Klaus Schauser


Doug Shelton

Canon, Inc.

Jim Smith

Mohr Davidow Ventures

Tony Stelliga


Pantas Sutardja
Ben Tsai

KLA-Tencor Corporation

Ted Vucurevich

Slightly Sharp Enterprises

Chenyang Xu

Siemens AG