Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board

The Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board provides executive-level representation for industry partners of UCLA Engineering. By invitation from the dean, corporate executives are asked to participate based on industry alignment, prior or anticipated relationship to the school, and ability and willingness to provide high-level thought leadership and expertise. This opportunity for professional development and civic engagement is integral to shaping and advancing mutually beneficial partnerships between academia and industry. The board will leverage the school’s strengths and assets nationally and globally, helping to create relationships between industry and UCLA Engineering faculty, students, alumni, research centers and institutes. 

Melani Austin ’83
Vice President of Execution and Integration
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Lisa Cagnolatti ’83
Vice president of Customer Service Operations
Southern California Edison (retired)

Naga Chandrasekaran
Senior Vice President of Customer Service Operations
Micron Technology, Inc.

Noel Ellis
Director of Engineering Learning and University Relations
Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Tim Frei ’85, MS ’87, CERT ’01
Sector Vice President Aerospace Systems
Global Strategy and Mission Solutions
Northrop Grumman

Dan Goebel ’77, MS ’78, PhD ’81
Senior Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA

Wayne Goodman
Executive Vice President
Aerospace Corporation

Arnold Hackett ’87
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Luke Haylock
Worldwide Director
New Product Development
Howmet Fastening Systems

Josh Hyman ’05, MS ’08, PhD ’10
Principal Software Engineer

Simon Kuo ’89
Vice President of Corporate Quality and Managing Director, Asia


Jacqueline Law MS ’96, PhD ’00
Vice President, Global Head, PHC Data Science

Durga Malladi MS ’95 PhD ’98
Senior Vice President and General Manger
Qualcomm, Inc.

Leslie Momoda ’85, MS ’87, PhD ’90
Vice President
HRL Laboratories

Tony Mueller ’93, MBA ’02
Spectro Labs

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega
Vice President, University Partnerships

Chris Pernin
Director, Engineering and Applied Science Department
RAND Corporation

Thierry R. Sanglerat MS ’14, P.E.
Executive Vice President
Geosyntec Consultants

Swami Sivasubramanian
Vice President of Machine Learning

Stephen Trilling CERT ’00
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Security Analytics and Research

Ken Vallens ’00
President and Chairman
CTS Cement Manufacturing

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