CSE announces updated National Advisory Board

New and continuing board members have been tapped to advise CSE on current academic and societal issues related to computing.

CSE has announced updates to its National Advisory Board (NAB) membership and activities. Now numbering 18 members total, a new charter articulates the Board’s charge to “help the Division face current academic and societal issues with the goal of serving the needs of both the university and the students in navigating an evolving industry and educational landscape.”

This Board refresh comes as CSE is one year into implementing its strategic plan and two years before CSE and the School of Information will be co-located in the currently-under-construction Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building. It also comes at a moment in which computing is rapidly transforming society, as social media has changed the information sharing landscape, as computing is linked to climate change, and as AI is poised to dramatically impact education, the economy, and many other aspects of life.

“This has been the right time to reinvigorate our advisory board,” said CSE Chair Michael Wellman. “In addition to ten returning board members who have made significant contributions to date, we now have eight new members who will bring diverse perspectives to bear on the questions we have in front of us.”

In addition to the addition of new members, continuing member Rich Uhlig has been named CSE Advisory Board Chair.

CSE welcomes the following new NAB members:

  • Chris Bedi (BSE CE, 1996), Chief Digital Information Officer at ServiceNow
  • Amber Huffman (BSE CE, 1998), Principal Engineer at Google Cloud
  • Kunle Olukotun (BSE EE ’85; MSE PhD CSE ’87 ’91), Cadence Design Professor, Stanford School of Engineering and Chief Technologist and Co-founder, SambaNova Systems
  • Hilary Packer (BS CS, 1991), Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, American Express
  • Robert Scott (BSE CE, 1975), Vice President and Dean for the Global Institute for Professional Development of the IT Senior Management Forum
  • Dug Song (BS CS 1997), Board Member, National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship; previously Chief Strategy Officer, Cisco Security and cofounder of Duo Security
  • Stevan Vlaovic (PhD CSE 2002), Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering, Oracle
  • Elaine Wah (PhD CSE 2016), Vice President and Data Science Team Lead, BlackRock AI Labs

Continuing Board members are:

  • Paul Daugherty (BSE CE ’86), Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture
  • Usama Fayyad (BSE EE & CE ’84, MSE CSE ’86, MS Math ’89, PhD CSE ’91), Chairman & Founder, Open Insights and Executive Director of the Institute for Experiential AI @ Northeastern University; previously First Chief Data Officer at Yahoo!
  • Krisztián Flautner (BSE CE ’96, MSE CSE ’98, PhD CSE ’01), Chief Executive Officer, Banzai Cloud; previously VP of Technology at ARM
  • David Leinweber (BA Economics & History ’09 – Vanderbilt, MBA ’14), Chief Executive Officer, Ascent Cloud
  • Shaalu Mehra (BS Physics ’92 – Notre Dame, MSE CSE ’96, J.D. ’98 – Columbia University), Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  •  John W. Sanguinetti (BS Applied Math ’70, MS CCS ’71, PhD CCS ’77), Chairman of the Board, Adapt-IP; previously co-founder, CynApps and Chief Technical Officer, Forte Design Systems
  • Richard Sheridan (BS CCS ’80, MS CCS ’82), Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, and Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations
  • Erin Teague (BSE CE ’04, MBA – Harvard ’08), Sr. Director of Product Management & Tech Advisor to SVP of Search, Ads, Geo, Commerce, Bard, Assistant, Google, and Board Member at ID.me
  • Rich Uhlig (BSE CE ’88, PhD CSE ’95), Intel Senior Fellow, Corporate VP, and Director of Intel Labs
  • Peter Wurman (MSE ME ’88, MS CSE ’96, PhD CSE ’99), Director, Sony AI America; previously technical co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Kiva Systems