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Advisory Boards

The following people and their companies have generously agreed to contribute time serving as members of the Industry Advisory Board and the Academic Assessment Advisory Board at Florida International University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. They are members from the South Florida business community who have knowledge and experience in Business, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, Quality Systems, Technical Design and Regulatory Compliance.

To learn more or become a member of one of the advisory boards, contact Luisa Ruiz at

Industry Advisory Board

Christa Petros, Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Chair

VP Product Development, Sirius XM Radio

Eliecer Viamontes, Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Vice Chair

FP&L, Area Manager, Boca Raton Operations

Bob Helsby

Director of Business Development, ANSYS Corp.

Chris Van Hoof, PhD

Director, Heterogeneous Integrated Systems Department – IMEC, Belgium

David Minasi

Senior Director and Fellow of the Technical Staff – Motorola Mobility LLC

Chris Day

CEO, Chymera-Group, LLC

Fred Martin

Co-Founder and CEO, Sunrise Micro Devices

Henry Chang

Senior Staff in the Antenna Products Division, Northup Grumman Aerospace Systems

Marco Pravia, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, BAE Systems Technology Solutions

Pamela Galban

National Accounts Manager, Government Education – Verizon Wireless

Peter Lego

President, BrickMed

Robert Villanueava

ASTSAIC, US Secret Service

James Wood

NASA Chief Engineer, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Joey Ooi

Director, Motorola Solutions

Jose Palma

Florida Power & Light

Khalid Barazanji, PhD

ACE Branch Chief, United States Army Aeromedical Research Lab

Marco Midon

Electronics Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Krishna Vedala

CSO, CarePredict

Lorenzo Ponce de Leon

Motorola Dan Noble fellow

Ryan Bobryk

Account Manager, ANSYS Corp.

Sal Pazhoor

President & CEO, Naztec

Victor Oppleman

President, Packet Forensics

Vikram Kapoor, PhD

Courtesy Professor, University of Central Florida

Wladimiro Villarroel, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

Academic Assessment Advisory Board

Miguel Alonso Jr., Ph.D.

Miami Dade College Engineering Chair

Alejandro Aragon

CEO, Diferco Corporation – USA

William Baltazar

Robotics, TERRA High School

Mr. Jose Longoria

President, Longoria Design

Jim Loretta

President, Loretta Marketing Group

Joseph Mibelli

President, JFM Engineering, Inc.

Carlos Monteverde

Program Manager, Baptist Health Systems of South Florida

Carlos Oro

Pre Sales Engineer, Datawatch Corporation

Jerome S. Reisman

Law Offices of Jerome S. Reisman, P.A.

Allison Harley, Ed.D.

Principal, Miami Palmetto Senior High School

Brad Nickel

Partner, captiva.

Richie Chimelis

Partner, captiva.

Eliecer Viamontes

FP&L, Area Manager, Boca Raton Operations

Ryan Bobryk

Account Manager, ANSYS Corp.

Lorenzo Ponce de Leon

Motorola Dan Noble Fellow

Krishna Vedala

CSO, CarePredict