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Advancement Committee focuses on aggressive vision for electrical & computer engineering 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomed seven distinguished individuals from industry and academia to a newly formed ECE department advisory board in 2006. "The department has a high national ranking, research expenditures are growing, and the faculty is quite active and visible, nationally and internationally," said Behnaam Aazhang, ECE department chair. "Our challenge is to break into the upper tier of the top-10 ranking and to position the department for the future growth that President Leebron anticipates for Rice University. The newly renamed Advancement Committee is an outstanding group of accomplished individuals with a particular affinity for Rice ECE. With the committee's guidance, we can take an already great department to the next level."
The current Advancement Committee members include:


Rob Calderbank (image-tiny)  Dean Rob Calderbank, NAE
Director of Information Initiative, Professor of CS, EE, Math
Duke University

Mark Dankberg (image-tiny)  Mark Dankberg, Rice Board of Trustees (Rice BSEE 1977, MEE 1977)
Chairman & CEO

John Jaggers (image)  John Jaggers, Rice Board of Trustees Emeritus (Rice BSEE 1973, MEE 1973)
General Partner
Sevin Rosen Funds

PR Kumar (Image)  P.R. Kumar, NAE
Professor and College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering
Texas A&M University

Michal Lipson (image)  Michal Lipson, MacArthur Genius Award 
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Columbia University

Margaret Murnane (image)  Margaret Murnane, NAS 
JILA Fellow; Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Colorado

Partha Ranganathan (Image)  Partha Ranganathan (Rice MS 1997, PhD 2001)
Principal Engineer

Steve Sheafor (image-tiny)  Dr. Steve Sheafor (Rice BA Econ/Math 1972, MEE 1972)
Chief Technical Advisor
Ambiq Micro

FLS Associates
Len Srnka (image-tiny)  Dr. Len Srnka
Professor in the Practice

Turner Whitted (image-tiny)  Dr. Turner Whitted, NAE