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Leroy Chiao

Leroy Chiao
B.S.'83 ChE
Recipient of four NASA Space Flight Medals (2005, 2000, 1996, 1994), and numerous awards, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2005), two NASA Exceptional Service Awards (2000, 1996), four NASA Individual Achievement Awards (2004, 2003, 2002, 2001), two NASA Group Achievement awards (1997, 1995) and the NASA Going the Extra Mile Award (2004). Recipient of numerous Federation Aeronautique Internationale awards, including the Korolev Diploma (2002), Komarov Diploma (1996) and De La Vaulx Medal (1994).


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G. Wayne Clough
Ph.D.'69 CEE
President of Georgia Tech, consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 public research universities.


Philip M. Condit

Philip M. Condit
B.S.'63 ME
Former Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company. Under his leadership, Boeing grew to be the world's largest aerospace company and the largest U.S. exporter.


Weili Dai

Weili Dai
B.A.'84 CS
Dai, a Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. co-founder, has served Marvell Technology Group Ltd. since its inception in 1995. For more about Weili Dai, please see:

 


John Deng

John Deng
Ph.D.'97 EECS
Deng is a co-founder of Vimicro, a worldwide leading supplier of multimedia chips. He also co-founded Pixim, a leader in imaging sensor technology, in Silicon Valley with top-tier venture capital funds.


Steve Domenik

Steve Domenik
B.A.'73 Physics, M.S.'74 EECS
Highly successful high tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is currently General Partner for Sevin Rosen Funds in Palo Alto.


engelbart Douglas Engelbart
M.S.'53, Ph.D.'55 EECS
At Stanford Research International, Engelbart pioneered such firsts in computer technology as the mouse, display editing, windows, cross-file editing, idea/outline processing, hypermedia, and groupware. Awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor given to America's innovators by the U.S. President.

Arthur Fong

Arthur Fong
B.S.'43 EECS
One of the first engineers hired to work at the then start-up Hewlett-Packard, Fong is a visionary and innovator who created many of the key technologies which brought success to HP early on and enabled its further growth and achievement.


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Charles Giancarlo
M.S.'80 EECS
Currently Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer and President, Cisco-Linksys LLC, Giancarlo is a member of Cisco's top management leadership team.


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Andy Grove
Ph.D.'63 ChE
Grove is Senior Advisor to Executive Management at Intel. Previously he was Chairman of Intel Corporation from 1997 to 2005. From 1987 to 1998 he served as the company’s CEO and from 1979 to 1997 he served as President. Prior to participating in the founding of Intel in 1968 with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, he worked as the Assistant Director of Research and Development for Fairchild Semiconductor.


Deirdre Hanford

Deirdre Hanford
M.S.'85 EECS
Senior Vice President for Synopsys, Inc, Hanford joined this highly successful high technology company as employee #8. She has been a key leader in the company's success and impressive growth.


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Paul Jacobs
B.S.'84, M.S.'86, Ph.D.'89 EECS
Jacobs was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of QUALCOMM in 2005. He served as Group President of the QUALCOMM Wireless & Internet Group from July 2001 to June 2005. In addition, he served as an Executive Vice President from February 2000 to June 2005.


Eugene Jarvis

Eugene Jarvis
B.S.'76 EECS
Received the Int'l Game Developers Associations' "Game Developers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2005. Key developer of video games that spurred the whole industry, including Defender, and the "Cruis'n" driving series, the largest grossing arcade games worldwide.


Bill Joy

Bill Joy
M.S.'79 EECS
Bill Joy was the person largely responsible for the authorship of Berkeley UNIX, also known as BSD, from which spring many modern forms of UNIX, including FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD. Some of his most notable contributions were TCP/IP, the vi editor, NFS, and the csh shell. In 1983 he co-founded Sun Microsystems. In 1986 he was awarded a Grace Murray Hopper Award by the ACM for his work on the Berkeley UNIX Operating System.


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Gani Jusuf
B.S.'86, M.S.'90, Ph.D.'93 EECS
Dr. Gani Jusuf has served as Vice President of Product Development of the Communications Business Group of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. since February 2000. From 1998 to February 2000, Dr. Jusuf was a Research and Development Manager for Agilent Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, which develops test, measurement and monitoring products and devices. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Jusuf served as Director of Engineering responsible for product definition and development for Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.


David Kennedy

David Kennedy
B.S.'59, M.S.'62 CE
Former head of the Department of Water for the State of California, Kennedy is widely recognized as an expert on water resources and management in California and beyond.


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E. Floyd Kvamme
B.S.'59 EECS
One of five top executives who engineered a dramatic turnaround of National Semiconductor in the 1960s and 1970s, Kvamme is now a partner at the high-tech venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfied & Byers. Appointed by President Bush in 2001 as Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.


David Ladd

David Ladd
B.S.'68 EP
As a Managing Director at Mayfield, David currently serves on the boards of Casabi, LGC Wireless, LV Sensors, Orative, Pure Networks, Sylantro Systems, Teja Technologies, T-RAM Semiconductor and WaveSplitter Technologies.


Bill Lester

Bill Lester
B.S.'84 EECS
Bill Lester left Hewlett-Packard in 1998 to pursue his lifelong dream of professional auto racing. After five full seasons with NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series, he qualified for the Nextel Cup in 2005, driving the No. 23 Bill Davis Racing Team Dodge in three starts. He hopes to drive full time in next year’s NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit.

 


John "Jack" Lloyd

John "Jack" Lloyd
B.S.'59 ME
Founder of several successful bio technology companies including Nellcor and Alere Medical, Lloyd is a bio tech entrepreneur and innovator with dozens of patents to his credit.

 


Sanjay Mehrotra

Sanjay Mehrotra
B.S.'78, M.S.'80 EECS
Sanjay Mehrotra is the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, and a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company.


Keh-Sik Min

Keh-Sik Min
M.S.'70 Engr-Naval Arch.
President and CEO of Hyundai Heavy Industries (ROK), world's largest shipbuilder


Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore
B.S.'50 ChE
Founder and former Chairman of Intel Corporation. Developed the concept of "Moore's Law" which has predicted the advances in semiconductor performance over recent decades.


John Neerhout Jr.

John Neerhout Jr.
B.S.'53 ME
Former Executive Vice President, Director, and Senior Partner of the Bechtel Group, Neerhout was the project chief executive in charge of building the Channel Tunnel--the largest private construction project on record.


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Kim Polese
B.S.'84 BioPhysics
Polese serves currently as President and CEO of SpikeSource, Inc, a successful high tech startup based in Redwood City. She is the former founder and CEO of Marimba, another successful high tech company which she led for several years.


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In Sik Rhee
B.S.'93 EECS
Highly successful high tech entrepreneur and executive, he is currently the founder and chief strategist for OpsWare, Inc.


Les Robertson

Les Robertson
B.S.'52 CEE
Leslie E. Robertson is a structural engineer who has designed hundreds of buildings around the world including the World Trade Center in New York, the United States Steel Headquarters in Pittsburgh, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, Puerta de Europa in Madrid and the Continental Airlines Arena in the New Jersey Meadowlands, as well as museums in Berlin, Portland (Maine) and Seattle, and the Miho Museum Bridge in Japan.


Arun Sarin

Arun Sarin
M.S.'78 MSE
Currently CEO of Vodafone Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. Sarin was formerly CEO of Accel-KKR Telecom, a global telecommunications investment firm. Former President and CEO of AirTouch, one of the world's largest cellular communications companies.

 


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Eric Schmidt
M.S.'79, Ph.D.'82 EECS
Chairman of Google, Schmidt has led the company through its explosive growth and initial public offering in 2005. A technology visionary who foresaw years ahead of others the immense potential of the Internet, he was formerly CEO of Novell and a key executive at Sun Microsystems.


Barbara Simons

Barbara Simons
Ph.D.'81 EECS
Barbara Simons is a prominent computer scientist and past president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She has held various technical, administrative, and public policy positions with the ACM since the early 1990s [1]; she is founder and former Chair of USACM, the ACM U.S. Public Policy Committee. Her main areas of research are compiler optimization and scheduling theory.


Sehat Sutardja

Pantas Sutardja
B.S.'83, M.S.'85, Ph.D.'88 EECS
Dr. Pantas Sutardja has served as Vice President and a Director of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. since its inception, and as Vice President of Engineering of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. from its inception until 1999, when he was appointed Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Sutardja also serves as a Director of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.


Sehat Sutardja

Sehat Sutardja
M.S.'85, Ph.D.'88 EECS
Sehat Sutardja is one of three co-founders of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. -- a fast growing high technology company with headquarters in Sunnyvale and annual sales of $1.6 billion. Sutardja has served as President of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. since its inception in 1995 and also currently serves as Chairman and CEO. In addition, he has served as President, CEO and a Director of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. since its inception.


Valeria E. Taylor

Valerie E. Taylor
Ph.D.'91 EECS
Taylor's research has uncovered new techniques to analyze and improve the performance of parallel and distributed computing applications, making a major impact on such diverse scientific disciplines as cosmology, molecular dynamics, and high-energy physics. In 2002 Taylor became Department Head and Stewart & Stevenson Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University.


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Daniel Tellep
B.S.'53, M.S.'54 ME
Former chairman of Lockheed Martin, he led the successful merge of Lockheed with the former Martin Marietta Corporation.


Dawn Tilbury

Dawn Tilbury
M.S.'92, Ph.D.'94 EECS
Her innovative web-based educational tools have enabled thousands of students across the country to successfully learn essential engineering concepts.


Peter Wolken

Peter Wolken
B.S.'58 ME
Successful VC with more that 25 years of experience, was involved in early round funding for companies including Apple, LGC Wireless, Extreme Networks, 3Com, & Cobilt.


Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak
B.S.'86 EECS
His inventions and machines are credited with contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s. Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs in 1976 and created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s. The Apple II became the best selling computer of the '70s and early '80s, and is often credited as the first popular personal computer. He has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame.


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Tom Zhang
Ph.D.'04 EECS
Zhang is a co-founder, director, and Vice President of Vimicro International Corporation (Nasdaq: VIMC), a leading fabless semiconductor company in China founded in 1999. Dr. Zhang also serves as a director of the Microsoft-Vimicro Multimedia Technology Center and the Tsinghua-Vimicro Semiconductor Research Center, and Secretary General of Mobile Multimedia Technology Alliance (MMTA).