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David Alonesi

David Albonesi
Cornell
dha7@cornell.edu

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Professor David Albonesi joined the Computer Systems Laboratory in 2004 after serving on the faculty of the University of Rochester. His current research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable multi- core and processor architectures, power- and reliability-aware computing, and energy-efficient smart buildings. In addition to his academic experience, he has ten years of industry experience as a technical manager, computer architect, and chip designer at IBM and Prime Computer.

Dr. Albonesi is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, three IBM Faculty Awards, three IEEE Micro Top Picks paper awards, and the Michael Tien '72, Ralph S. Watts '72, and Ruth and Joel Spira Excellence in Teaching Awards. He serves on the Editorial Board of IEEE Computer, and was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Micro from 2007-10. Professor Albonesi was General co-Chair of the 42nd International Symposium on Microarchitecture and Program Chair of the 42nd International Symposium on Computer Architecture. He is a graduate field member of ECE and CS, and teaches courses ranging from freshman-level introductory computing to advanced graduate topics in computer systems.

His MOOC, The Computing Technology Inside Your Smartphone, first launched on edX in Spring 2015 and ran for a second time in Summer 2016.

 


David Chen

David Chen
Co-founding Chairman, AngelVest Group
Shanghai, China
david.tc.chen@gmail.com

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Mr. David Chen co-founded AngelVest Group (angelvestgroup.com), an investment platform comprising of individual angel investors to curate and invest in early-stage companies. AngelVest Group has grown to be one of the largest branded angel groups in Greater China comprised of mostly American expats based in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Mr. Chen is an avid supporter of disruptive innovation and entrepreneurs who have great vision and high levels of consciousness for making large-scale positive social impact. His areas of investment focus in recent years include robotics, AI, blockchain, and other Internet businesses.

Mr. Chen is also a Board member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels – with the mission to provide an educational and networking forum for individuals interested in angel investing. Previously, he worked in a variety of corporate finance and product development roles at companies including Salomon Brothers, Advanced Micro Devices, and Honda Motor.

Mr. Chen earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and MBA from Harvard Business School. Originally from New York, Mr. Chen recently lived in Shanghai, China for over 12 years and currently spends his time between the USA and Asia.

 


Tanzeem Choudhury

Tanzeem Choudhury
Cornell
HealthRhythms, Inc
tanzeem.choudhury@cornell.edu

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Tanzeem Choudhury is a Professor of Computing and Information Sciences at Cornell Tech where she holds the Roger and Joelle Burnell Chair in Integrated Health and Technology and a co-founder of HealthRhythms Inc, a company whose mission is to add the layer of behavioral health into all of healthcare. At Cornell, she directs the People-Aware Computing group, which works on creating the future of technology-assisted well-being. Tanzeem received her PhD from the Media Laboratory at MIT. She has been awarded the MIT Technology Review TR35 award, NSF CAREER award, TED Fellowship, Kavli Fellowship, ACM Distinguished Membership, and Ubiquitous Computing 10-year Impact Award. For more information, please visit: http://pbh.tech.cornell.edu.

 


Michael Fisher
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
KaVo Kerr Group
Hatfield, PA
michael.fisher@dechert.com

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Prior to joining KaVo Kerr Group, he was Counsel in the intellectual property group of Dechert LLP, a full-service, international law firm, where he represented clients in patent litigation, licensing, and other intellectual property matters.

Before becoming a lawyer, Dr. Fisher was a research engineer in the areas of superconducting materials, superconducting devices, thin film materials, and micromachined devices.  He worked for Hypres, Inc., an Elmsford, NY company that produces superconducting electronics. 

Prior to that, he spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, investigating new superconducting materials and devices.  He holds two patents relating to infrared detector arrays and micromachined flat panel displays.

He received his JD from Columbia University in 2000, his PhD, MS and BS in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester in 1993, 1989, and 1987 respectfully.

 


T.S. Khurana
Facebook
Vice President - Global Sourcing and Operations Engineering
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tskhurana

Term 2020-2023

Biography

T.S. Khurana is Vice President of global sourcing and operations engineering at Facebook and is based in the Menlo Park campus. His team manages the complete ecosystem of source through delivery functions spanning compute, storage, network, data center infrastructure and connectivity. During his 9 -year tenure at Facebook, T.S. led the company’s transition from mainstream data center equipment channels to custom designed and manufactured infrastructure saving the company over $2B in capital expenditures.

Prior to Facebook, T.S. worked at Cisco for 12 years, where he held several domestic and international leadership positions in operations. T.S. began his career at KLA -Tencor where over the course of 11 years he held several roles in manufacturing, engineering and international sales management.

T.S. attended the United States Air Force Academy and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

 


Sanghamithra Korukonda

Sanghamithra Korukonda
Nanostring Technologies, Senior Scientist
Seattle, WA
skorukonda@gmail.com

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Mithra Korukonda specializes in the area of medical image analysis, creating computational tools for diagnosis and treatment. Currently, she is a senior scientist at Nanostring Technologies, working to decode gene expression from fluorescent microscopy data. Prior to that, she held research staff positions at GE Global Research and Philips Research North America developing algorithms and technologies for diverse imaging modalities.

She obtained an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, India and holds a PhD in biomedical ultrasound from the ECE Dept at the University of Rochester. While not working, she loves to travel and hike, a pursuit she honed in the Adirondacks while at graduate school."

 


Linda Marchese

Linda Marchese
INO, Principal Technical Architect for Terahertz and Millimeter Wave-Imaging Systems
Quebec City, Canada
Linda.Marchese@gmail.com

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Linda Marchese is Principal Technical Architect for Terahertz and Millimeter Wave-Imaging Systems at INO in Quebec City, Canada. Her work is dedicated to developing non-invasive see-through imaging systems for defense, security and commercial applications. She is the author of numerous scientific papers and patents on the subject. She led a multidisciplinary team that developed a real-time screening device based on terahertz imaging. This innovative device received a 2019 R&D 100 Award and resulted in the successful creation of the startup company RaySecur. Born in Philadelphia, Linda Marchese earned her BS in physics as well as her MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester.

 


Inna Partin-Vaisband

Inna Partin-Vaisband
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607
vaisband@uic.edu

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Inna P.-Vaisband is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She received the B.Sc. in computer science and M.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in, respectively, 2006 and 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, in 2015. Between 2003 and 2009, Dr. P.-Vaisband held a variety of software and hardware R&D positions at Tower Semiconductor Ltd., G-Connect Ltd., and IBM Ltd., all in Israel. Dr. P.-Vaisband is an Associate Editor of the Microelectronics Journal.

Her research is focused on innovation in the area of distributed power delivery and locally intelligent power management that facilitates performance scalability of heterogeneous ultra-large scale integrated systems. Special emphasis is placed on hardware security and emerging technologies such as wireless power transfer, simultaneous wireless information and power transfer, and photonic networks. A method for distributed power delivery and management in heterogeneous ICs has been proposed and patented by Dr. P.-Vaisband in 2017. Her research into heterogeneous power delivery and management has been published in her book On-Chip Power Delivery and Management, 4th Edition. A distributed system of ultra-small high-efficiency on-chip power supplies previously designed, fabricated, and tested by her was in mass production within the Galaxy S5 android smart phones as part of the Qualcomm Snapdragon product line.

 


Mario Simpson
Square Peg Technologies
Washington, DC
simpson_mario@hotmail.com

Term 2020-2023

Biography

Mario Simpson is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and talented Engineer with over 20 years of challenging engineering experience in systems engineering, project management (Agile and Waterfall methodologies), engineering management, software engineering, and system architecture. He has led and managed Agile project teams to achieve organizational goals and manage risk. Mr. Simpson has a proven track record of accomplishments leveraging technology solutions that exceed project requirements. He is a strong relationship builder with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally, to understand and deliver on client requirements within scope, schedule, and budget. He's served as a key member of several proposal and capture management initiatives, writing the technical modules and providing input to the management modules.

Mr. Simpson has worked in government contracting all his career. He started out at as a Software Engineer for Raytheon in Boston area. He's spent 10 years with Raytheon, holding various roles in IT services, transferring to the DC area back in 2006, where he's remained ever since. Mr. Simpson currently works at Square Peg Technologies an IT Program Manager, providing project management and consulting services to the government on cloud-based projects.

Mr. Simpson is originally from Rochester. He was a member of the Urban Suburban program, living in the city, but attending school in the Penfield School District. He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1999 with his B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from The George Washington University (2010) and an Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business (2014).