Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)

About the IAB

Committee Structure

  • Chair: Joseph Cutrono
  • Vice Chair: Michael Parrish
  • CISE Faculty Representative: Dr. Juan E. Gilbert
  • Past chairs: Jack Needham, Harris; Gene Matter, Intel; Rhonda Holt, AT&T
  • Past co-chairs: Jan Jackman, IBM; Darla Morse, Disney; Johnny Morgan, Lockheed Martin.

Benefits of Joining

The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) represents a confluence of cooperative academic and industry interests. The following is a partial list of benefits to be obtained by both parties.

Benefits to Industry

  • Access to Students: Unique and expeditious connection to our students at all levels long before the normal recruiting phase (senior year (BS), MS and Ph.D. students).
  • Access to Student Interest Information Forms and resumes.
  • Opportunity to interact closely with faculty, students and peer industrial members during semi-annual meetings (one in the Spring and one in the Fall).
  • Receiving CO-OP and intern students.
  • Working with CISE faculty on research projects and research proposals.
  • Ability to influence the academic curriculum to better serve industry needs.
  • Receiving faculty for lectures and short courses on topics of importance to your company.
  • Network with other industry representatives.
  • An opportunity to interact with comments and recommendations on internal department committee agendas (Facilities, Curriculum as two examples).

Benefits to CISE Department

  • Opportunity for faculty to stay in touch with real-world industrial technical problems and solutions.
  • Interaction of industrial participants in CISE research projects.
  • Working jointly with industry on grant proposals to the Federal Government.
  • Donation(s) of equipment, software or funds to aid in better teaching and research. Receiving guest lecturers from industry in courses and in the Colloquium Series.
  • Validation of the direction and value of the CISE curriculum.
  • Ensuring continued ABET accreditation.