Dr. Ramesh's Biography
S. K. Ramesh is a Professor of ECE and Director and Lead PI of the AIMS2 program program. This multi-institutional nationally recognized program is supported with a five year, $ 6 Million grant from the US Department of Education and follows a five year, $ 5.5 Million grant also led by Dr. Ramesh. For more information on the program please visit www.ecs.csun.edu/aims2. It was recognized with the 2021 UEDA (University Economic Development Association) Award of Excellence and as a 2021 Inspiring Program in STEM by Insight into Diversity. Earlier it was recognized as the baccalaureate degree program of the year and the 2019 Example of Excelencia in October 2019. Earlier, Dr. Ramesh served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science from Aug 2006 - Aug 2017. Earlier he was Professor of Electrical Engineering CSU, Sacramento where he was the Department Chair from '94 to '06. Dr. Ramesh was the 2016-2017 Vice President, IEEE Educational Activities, and served on the IEEE Board of Directors. He served as the 2016 President of IEEE-HKN, the international Electrical Engineering Honor Society. Dr. Ramesh is the 2022-23 President of ABET and was elected to the position in March 2021. He chairs the ABET Board of Directors and leads over 2,200 ABET volunteers and staff to fulfill ABET’s mission. As ABET’s 2021-22 President-Elect, he chaired the ABET Board of Delegates. Dr. Ramesh has served ABET in multiple roles as a Program Evaluator representing IEEE, and was elected as the chair of the Engineering Area Delegation of ABET in November 2019. In this capacity Dr. Ramesh served on the ABET Board of Directors representing 32 member societies including the IEEE, with ABET accredited programs in Engineering worldwide. Earlier he served on the ABET Board of Delegates from 2015-2019, and on the ABET Board of Directors from 2013-2015, when he represented IEEE.
As the Dean at CSU Northridge, Ramesh forged a strong relationship between the college and the professional engineering community through innovative programs such as Tech Fest, and the annual Senior Design Project Showcase. His efforts strengthened the pipeline and helped students explore their career options while encouraging academic excellence. As dean, Dr. Ramesh recruited over 35 new faculty members and led active interdisciplinary centers in Energy Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He helped build a robust industry advisory board at the college level and active industry liaison councils at the program level. This has led to several productive partnerships benefiting students and faculty.
Among the unique interdisciplinary programs that he helped develop at CSUN is a Master’s degree program in Assistive Technology Engineering. Graduates from the program help design and create products to serve persons with disabilities. Enrollment in the college’s programs more than doubled during his tenure and continues to grow with over 4,900 students in five departments. He led the college and its programs through two successful ABET accreditation visits in 2007 and 2013. Ramesh is an ardent advocate of student success and is the PI of a nationally acclaimed five year, $ 5.5 Million grant from the US Department of Education’s HSI-STEM program entitled AIMS2 to support and graduate underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science. This program was selected for sequel funding with a $ 6 Million grant from USDE in 2016 also under Dr. Ramesh’s leadership as the Director and Lead Principal Investigator. The program was recognized with an Honorable mention by Excelencia in Education in September 2014, and was a finalist for baccalaureate program of the year in 2018. Also in 2018, the program was one of ten programs worldwide that was shortlisted for the Global Engineering Deans Council Diversity Award sponsored by Airbus. In 2014 Ramesh was invited by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to host one of the four national White House STEM workshops at CSU Northridge. This very successful workshop was held at CSUN on October 7, 2014 and attracted leaders from academia, government, and industry to discuss efforts to broaden participation in the STEM disciplines, remove barriers, and improve student graduation rates- especially in engineering and computer science.
Dr. Ramesh was a candidate for the position of IEEE President-Elect in the 2021 IEEE elections. He has served the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) extensively, including the IEEE Educational Activities Board, the IEEE-HKN (www.hkn.org) Electrical Engineering Honor Society Board of Governors, the IEEE e-learning Library Editorial Board, and on the ABET (www.abet.org) Board of Directors. He served on the IEEE Products, Services, and Publications Board in 2020-21, and as the Chair of the IEEE-HKN Development Committee from 2019-21. Ramesh has also served ABET as a program evaluator representing IEEE. He has delivered several invited presentations, workshops, and plenaries on outcomes based education; most recently during ICACIT 2014 in Lima, Peru, and ICTIEE 2015 in Bangalore, India. He was the Chair of the 2014 IEEE EAB Pre-University Coordinating Committee responsible for signature programs such as TISP (Teacher in Service Program) and EPICS in IEEE (Engineering Projects in Community Service). He served as the 2015-16 President-Elect of IEEE-HKN and has served as the Chair of the IEEE EAB Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE Awards Board, and on the ABET Nominating Committee. He is a Past President of the CSUS Sigma Xi Chapter (Scientific Research Society www.sigmaxi.org) and has been recognized with several awards for innovative teaching, scholarship and service to the profession and the community. In 2012 he was recognized with the “John Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year” award by the Engineers Council (www.sfvec.org). Some of his other awards include the 2004 IEEE Region 6 Community Service Award and the 2000 Person of the Year Award from the Sacramento Engineering and Technology Regional Consortium. In April 2007 he was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award from NITT, his alma mater in India, for his contributions as a faculty member, department chair and dean, as well as for his leadership in professional societies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. and Sigma Xi. Ramesh is an IEEE Fellow recognized for his contributions to entrepreneurship in engineering education.
Ramesh’s research interests span the areas of high speed (Terabit/sec) optical communication systems, devices and electronic circuit design. He has several publications to his credit in these areas. He volunteers his time to support and improve engineering education in India by offering classes and webinars online under the auspices of the IUCEE – Indo US Collaborative for Engineering Education (www.iucee.org). Ramesh graduated with the B.E. degree (Honors, 1981) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapalli in the University of Madras, India, and received the M.S.E.E. (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Prior to joining CSUS in 1987, he was a Visiting Professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Dr. Ramesh can be reached at 818-677-4742 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Selected Presentations, Papers, and Publications
“The AIMS2 Program at CSUN: Closing Equity Gaps”, Invited Presentation, Evidence Based Practices Technical Assistance Institute, Seal of Excelencia Program, Excelencia in Education, Co-sponsored by Global HSI Equity Innovation Hub and Excelencia, May 6, 2023.
“Recruiting and retaining under-represented students in STEM”, Invited Presentation, CSUN Global HSI Equity Innovation Hub, Inaugural Convening, May 4, 2023.
“State of ABET”, Presidential address, 2023 ABET Annual Symposium, Nashville, April 20, 2023.
IEEE Education Week 2023, Webinar on “Preparing a successful award nomination for the EAB Awards program” April 2023
“The AIMS2 Program”, Invited Presentation as 2021 UEDA Award of Excellence Talent Category Leader, 2022 UEDA Informational Webinar and Category Leader Panel, April 18, 2022.
“The AIMS2 Program at CSUN: Reflecting on Data”, Invited Presentation, Evidence Based Practices Technical Assistance Institute, Seal of Excelencia Program, Excelencia in Education, April 19, 2022.
“Engineering the Future in the post COVID world”, Invited keynote address at the International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education, ICTIEE 2022, January 7, 2022.
“Attract, inspire, mentor and support students (AIMS2): 2021 quasi-experimental design study report”, Saxena, P., Ramesh, S. K., Durdella, N., & Carpenter, A. (2021). Institute of Educational Sciences, US Department of Education, https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED617837
IEEE Buenaventura Section, “Girls Make Tech with Heart”, October 2021. A signature program of the IEEE Buenaventura Section to attract middle school and high school girls to pursue careers in Engineering and Computer Science. I supported this event with presentations to the parents on the importance of encouraging their daughters to pursue STEM careers. Videos of the talk may be accessed from the link.
The Peer Mentoring Program in AIMS2 at CSUN, CSU HSI-STEM Lessons Learned, Center for Evaluation & Educational Effectiveness, CSULB, August 2021.
IEEE-HKN X-Factor Conversation with Eminent Member Martin Cooper (Inventor of the Cell Phone), February 2021.
“Adapting for success in rapidly changing times”, CSU HSI-STEM Research, Policy & Practice Dissemination Series, Webinar # 4, Center for Evaluation & Educational Effectiveness, CSULB, December 2020.
IEEE-HKN X-Factor Conversation with Eminent Member Robert Metcalfe (Inventor of Ethernet), October 2020.
“AIMS2 Program National Podcast”, Excelencia in Education and University of Maryland, September 2020.
“IEEE-Pre-eminent Membership Organization of the 21st century”, ICANX Talks, September 18, 2020.
“Shifting from Formative to Summative Evaluation”, CSU HSI-STEM Summit, Center for Evaluation & Educational Effectiveness, CSULB, August 2020.
IEEE-HKN Panel on Diversity and Inclusion, August 2020.
“IEEE Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems”, Panelist, IEEE Standards Association and IEEE Region 10 Educational Activities, August 2020
“Engineering the Future in the post-COVID era”, IEEE Special Interest Group in Humanitarian Technologies (SIGHT), IEEE UK & Ireland Chapter, IEEE Germany Section, IEEE Turkey Section, July 2020
“Adapting for success in a brave new world”, IEEE MGA Student Activities Committee (SAC) webinar, July 2020
“Assistive Technology Engineering”, IEEE Engineering Management Society, Madras Chapter, Keynote address, July 2020
“ABET Webinar on Accreditation and Quality of Engineering Education in South Asia”, IEEE India Council, July 2020
“Engineering + Inspiration = Innovation”, IEEE CONECCT, IEEE Bangalore Section, July 2020
“Energy Research and Sustainability”, Erudite Talk, SJCE, IEEE, June 2020
“Bridging the Gap: AIMS2 Program”, HSI-STEM Program Exemplar, US Department of Education, CSU STEM Summit, June 2020.
“Role of Professional Societies in Engineering Education”, IWCSET 2020, International Web Conference on Smart Engineering Technologies, June 2020
“Innovation in Action – Combining ‘Engineering with Inspiration’ the IEEE way”, UNED, IEEE Spain, May 2020
“Interdisciplinary Projects in Assistive Technology Engineering”, IEEE Madras Section, May 2020
“ABET Accreditation” , Three part webinar series, IEEE Kerala Section, May 2020
“Inspire and Engage the Engineers of Tomorrow with Assistive Technology Engineering”, YESIST12, IEEE, May 2020
“Engineering the Future”, IEEE Smart Village South Asia Working Group, May 2020
“Global Humanitarian Challenges”, ADIT, IEEE, March 2020
“Increasing Student Success through the Student Life Cycle”, Los Angeles Round Table, Co-hosted with Mentor Collective, CSU Northridge, February 2020.
“Reverse Engineering the Brain”, Panel Discussion, IEEE Buenaventura section, March 2019.
Invited panelist and participant, “Arizona State University Convening on Engineering Faculty Mentorship”, Engineering Faculty Impact Collaborative (EFIC), ASU and Kern Family Foundation, November 2018.
“Scaling Mentorship at California State University Northridge”, Webinar with Mentor Collective, October 2018.
“Evaluating your grant project”, Invited presentation and panel discussion moderated by Dr. Stacey Slijepevic, US Department of Education, Project Directors Conference, November 2017.
“The AIMS2 Program at CSUN”, Grant Project Showcase, US Department of Education, Project Directors Conference, November 2017.
“Diversity, Equity and challenges in STEM”, Alexander Liang Keynote address, Aerospace Corporation Asian Pacific American Association, Aerospace Corporation, July 2017.
“EPICS in IEEE: Working Off Grid”, Invited Article in Renewable Energy World, November 2016.
“The State of Engineering Education Worldwide”, Interviewed by Kathy Pretz for the IEEE Institute, September 2016.
“URM Retention- The AIMS2 Program at CSU Northridge”, Panel on Diversity and Inclusion, Engineering Deans Institute, National Engineering Deans Meeting, ASEE, Engineering Deans Institute, Presented March 31, 2016, San Francisco, https://peer.asee.org/27396
“CSU Northridge Initiatives in Advanced Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation”, Invited presentation at International Conference Enabling Make in India, January 7, 2016.
S. K. Ramesh, “2012 IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards”, IEEE Transactions on Education, Pages 252-258, Vol. 56, No.2, May 2013.
S. K. Ramesh, “Interdisciplinary and Integrative-Engineering Education for a Changing World”, Keynote Address (www.iedec.org), Proceedings of IEDEC 2013, March, 2013.
S. K. Ramesh, “2011 IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards”, IEEE Transactions on Education, Pages 299-304, Vol. 55, No.2, May 2012.
Milica Markovic and S. K. Ramesh, "Topical Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes", Best Assessment Processes Symposium VIII, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, February 2006.
Milica Markovic, Jing Pang, Tom Matthews, JP Bayard, Dave Margolis, Pradeep Setlur, and S. K. Ramesh, "Work in Progress- Area Level Assessment Process", Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Session T3-C, Pages T3C 1 -2, Indianapolis, October 2005.
S. K. Ramesh, "Fiber Optic Communications," a Textbook for undergraduate and first year graduate students, (in progress).
S. K. Ramesh and Herb Tanzer, "Design and Performance of a Lightwave Data Storage Network using computer analysis and simulation," Invited Chapter (57 pages) in Optical Switching/Networking and Computing for Multimedia Systems, Marcell Dekker Publishing, ISBN 0-8247-0707-9, 2002, Editors: Mohsen Guizani and Abelaa Battou.
S. K. Ramesh, "California State University, Sacramento - Defense Microelectronics Activity: An Educational Partnership Agreement," Invited Poster Paper at the Innovation and Commercialization of University Research (ICUR) Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, February 5-7, 2002.
S. K. Ramesh, Andrew Lindsay and Michael J. Fujita, "Experiments from Optical Engineering and Robotics for a pre-engineering program," Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Session T2A, Pages T2E-5-10, Reno, October 2001.
S. K. Ramesh and Cici Mattiuzzi, "Closing the loop: Industry Site Visits for Program Outcomes Assessment," Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Session T2A, Pages T2A7-10, Reno, October 2001.
S. K. Ramesh, Michael J. Fujita, Preetham Kumar, Andrew Lindsay, Steven de Haas and Elizabeth-Gillis Raley, "An Interactive Workshop for High School Teachers to Develop and Teach Pre-Engineering Curricula," Session 2793, Proceedings of the 2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001
S. K. Ramesh, "Physical versus Virtual Laboratories in Electrical Engineering: Current Status and Future Directions," National EE Department Heads Association (NEEDHA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, March 17, 2001.
S. K. Ramesh, "Introduction to Engineering: Attract Students and Strengthen the Pipeline," Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Paper 13d7-1, San Juan, November 99.
S. K. Ramesh and Kuo-Chu Wong,"Design and Fabrication of a Fiber Bragg Grating Temperature Sensor, "Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Integrated Optics Devices III, Vol. 3620, pp 338-344, San Jose, Jan. 99.
S. K. Ramesh, "Enhancement of the Optical Engineering Curriculum at CSUS through the Sacramento Technology Coalition," Proceedings of the 1994 ASEE / PSW Conference: Delivering Technical Education in the 21st Century, pp.233 - 238, October 1994.
S. K. Ramesh, "The Optical Engineering Curriculum at CSUS," IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Session 5B6, San Jose, November 1994.
S. K. Ramesh, "Engineering Education at the Crossroads: The Role of research in undergraduate institutions, "Invited Presentation at the University Association of Research Scholars, Sacramento, October 1993.
S. K. Ramesh and Michael Fujita, "Relative Intensity Noise Reduction in an RF Fiber Optic Link," IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, LEOS 91 Conference Digest, pp.17, San Jose, CA , November 5, 1991.
S. K. Ramesh and Thomas D. Smith, "Design and Evaluation of Optical Switching Architectures," Proceedings of SPIE's OE/Aerospace Sensing Conference on Electro-Optics and Signal Processing, Vol. 1474, April 1-5, 1991.
S. K. Ramesh and Hung Phuong, "Spectrally Efficient Optical Communication Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Computers, Communications and Signal Processing, pp. 91-94, Vol.1, May 9, 1991.
S. K. Ramesh and M. A. Wright,"A Novel Circuit Model of a Traveling Wave Optical Amplifier," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics,pp.131) October l989.
S. K. Ramesh, "Optical Amplifiers in Lightwave Systems," University Association of Research Scholars, CSUS, October l989.
S. K. Ramesh and C.A. Goben, "Laser Modeling and System Design Issues in Long Haul Coherent Optical Communications," Proceedings of MONTECH '86, IEEE Conference on Antennas and Communications, pp. 289-293, September 1986.
S. K. Ramesh and C. A. Goben, "Receiver Modeling for Coherent Lightwave Communications," Proceedings of SPIE, Society of Photo Optical and Instrumentation Engineers, Conference on High Frequency Optical Communications, Vol. 716, pp. 148-152, September l986.
S. K. Ramesh and C. A. Goben, "Solitons in Coherent Lightwave Communications," Proceedings of the 29th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 60-62, El Seivier Science Publishing Company, l987.
S. K. Ramesh, V. Aalo and C. A. Goben, "Dolph Chebyshev Technique to Control Far Field Lobe Widths of Phase Locked Injection Laser Arrays," Proceedings of ICALEO '85, International Congress on the Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, February 1986.
S. K. Ramesh, C. A. Goben, V. Aalo and O.Ugweje, "Modeling and Evaluation of Intersymbol Interference (ISI) in Coherent Optical Communications," Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 586, pp. 32-40, August l985.
S. K. Ramesh, "Characterization and Evaluation of Intersymbol Interference (ISI) in Digital Fiber Optic Communications," Proceedings of ICALEO '84, Vol 46, p. 10-17, February l985.
S. K. Ramesh, "Modeling and Simulation of Coherent Lightwave Communication Systems," Ph.D. Dissertation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, TX-02-098-948, Library of Congress Catalog and University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, August 1986.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success”, US Department of Education, Final Performance Report, Year 6, March 2023.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 5, February 2022.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 4, March 2021.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 3, March 2020.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 2, January 2019.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 1, June 2018.
- S. K. Ramesh, “CSU Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM initiative”, US Department of Education, Final Report, Year 6, December 2017.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success”, US Department of Education, Mid-Year Report, Year 1, April 2017.
- S. K. Ramesh, “CSU Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM initiative”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 5, January 2017.
- S. K. Ramesh, “CSU Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM initiative”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 4, January 2016.
- S. K. Ramesh, “CSU Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM initiative”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 3, January 2015.
- S. K. Ramesh, “CSU Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM initiative”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 2, December 2013.
- S. K. Ramesh, “CSU Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM initiative”, US Department of Education, Annual Report, Year 1, December 2012.
- S. K. Ramesh, “CSU Northridge Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM initiative”, US Department of Education, Mid-Year Report, Year 1, April 2012.
- S. K. Ramesh, "Integrating LabVIEW and GPIB in the new Electronics Laboratory", Faculty Professional Development Mini Grant, CSU Sacramento Pedagogy Enhancement Program, Final report, August 1998.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Coherent Lightwave transceivers using low power laser diodes”, CSU Sacramento Research Awards Program, Final report, September 1995.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Omnidirectional Optical data communication system”, CSU Sacramento Research Awards Program, Final report, September 1994.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Broadband Lightwave Video Transmission” CSU Sacramento Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Final report, September 1993.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Laboratories in Electro-Optical Engineering and Fiber Optic Devices and Applications at CSUS”, National Science Foundation Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program, Final Report, September 1992.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Spatial Filtering for High Performance Laser Profilometers”, CSU Sacramento Summer Fellowship Program, CSU Sacramento, Final report, September 92.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Design of Phase Locked Loops (PLL's) for Binary FSK Lightwave Communication Systems”, CSU Sacramento Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Final Report, September 92.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Optical Distance Measurement for Accurate Road Surface Characterization: A Feasibility Study”, Final Report, California Department of Transportation, CALTRANS Office of New Technology and Research, September 1991.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Novel Switching Architectures for Optical Computing", CSU Sacramento Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Final Report, Grant #6287, Hornet Foundation, CSUS, August 1990.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Spectrally Efficient Modulation Schemes for High Data Rate Coherent Optical Communications”, Final Report, CSU Sacramento Summer Fellowship Grant, August 1990.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Design of Optical Repeaters for Coherent Lightwave Communication Systems", CSU Sacramento Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Final Report, Grant #6259, Hornet Foundation, CSUS, August 1989.
- S. K. Ramesh, “Characterization and Performance Evaluation of Digital Lightwave Communication Systems”, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Office of Research and Development Administration, ORDA Special Research Program Progress Report #2-11533, SIU Carbondale, July 1986.
Director and Principal Investigator, “Strengthening Equitable Culturally Responsive Environments" (SECURE) for Student Success (SfS2): "Using a Servingness Model to Support Hispanic and Underrepresented Students,” Five-Year, $ 3 Million grant funded by the United States Department of Education FY 2023 Title V, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program, Award Number P031S230232, CFDA Number 84.031S, September 2023.
- Director and Co-Principal Investigator, “AIMS-FT2STEM (Attract, Inspire, Mentor and Support Future Teachers to STEM)”, Supplemental award, $ 150 K, US Department of Education, September 2019. (Profs. Susan Belgrad and Nathan Durdella, Principal Investigators, College of Education, CSUN.)
- Champion, “IEEE Try Engineering Together”, January 2018. As part of the global commitment to develop a robust STEM workforce for the future, Cricket Media, Inc. and IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity, have established a partnership to create Try Engineering Together, a unique eMentorship platform giving companies a resource to mobilize their employees as volunteers to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals. The new platform leverages the deep STEM knowledge of IEEE and Cricket Media’s award-winning STEM content. Try Engineering Together is modeled on the Cricket Together eMentoring platform, giving companies and their employees’ meaningful volunteer opportunities to engage online with students and teachers in grades 3-5, particularly with those in economically underserved communities.
- Champion, “IEEE Summer Camps”, Funded by an $ 116,000 grant from the IEEE New Initiatives Committee for 2017 and continuation funding for $ 240,000 for Year 2. Through this proposal, we co-developed the curriculum for “pre-engineering camps” designed for high school students interested in pursuing engineering. IEEE also assisted in the marketing of the camps to IEEE members, November 2017.
- Champion, “IEEE Learning Network”, Funded by a $ 732,000 grant from the IEEE New Initiatives Committee for 2017 and continuation funding in the same amount for Year 2 pending results. The IEEE Learning Network is a one-stop single site for all continuing education products from across the Institute. This was launched in August 2019.
- Principal Investigator, “Bridging the Gap: Enhancing the AIMS2 program for Student Success” 5 Year, $ 6 Million grant funded by the United States Department of Education FY 2016 Title III, Part F, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM and Articulation Programs five-year grant, Award Number P031C110053, CFDA Number 84.031C.
- Co-Principal Investigator, “Sobresaliendo con Tradiciones de Exito y Motivacion (Sustaining Traditions of Excellence and Motivation)”, Summative Evaluation Grant of CSU system wide HSI STEM Initiative Funded programs, US Department of Education, $ 40,000, Coordinated by CSU Long Beach, September 2015. PI: Prof. Nathan Durdella, CSUN.
- Principal Investigator, “IEEE Exhibits Program Strategic Summit”, IEEE Foundation Grant #2014-082FF, $ 30,000, December 2014.
- Principal Investigator, US Department of Education, Engineering and Computer Science HSI-STEM Initiative, The AIMS2 program, FY 2011 Title III, Part F, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM and Articulation Programs cooperative arrangement development five-year grant, $ 5.5 Million, Award Number P031C110031, CFDA Number 84.031C. This is a collaborative project lead by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, in partnership with Glendale Community College (GCC) and the College of the Canyons (COC).
- INTEL Graduate Computer Lab for EEE, INTEL Public Affairs Grant, $45,000, February 2006
- Equipment support for Advanced Analog IC Design Laboratory, Level-One Communications, $6,000 cash grant, January 1999.
- DMEA-Educational Partnership Agreement, $1 million equipment grant, April 20, 2000.
- Dedicated Digital Signal Processing laboratory at CSUS, HP University Programs Grant, Grant #38478, 1998.
- Enhancement of the Electronics laboratory at CSUS, HP University Programs Grant, Grant #31252, 1996.
- Laboratories in Electro-Optical Engineering and Fiber Optic Devices and Applications at CSUS, Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program (ILI). Grant #9051859, 1990.
- Compatibility Specifications for Automatic Vehicle Identification Equipment, CALTRANS Office of New Technology, December 1990
- Equipment Grant from Newport Corporation of Mirror Mounts for Optical Engineering Laboratory (Valued at $2,500), Newport Corporation, November 1989.
- ABET Board of Directors, (2022-23) & President of ABET
- ABET Board of Directors, (2021-22) & President-Elect of ABET
- ABET Board of Directors, (2020-21) & Director, Engineering Area Delegation
- ABET Board of Directors, (2019-20) & Director, Engineering Area Delegation
- IEEE Board of Directors, (2016 – 2017)
- ABET Board of Delegates, (2016- 2019)
- ABET Board of Directors, (2013- 2015)
- IEEE Fellows Committee, 2018, 2021-22
- IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, 2020-21
- IEEE Awards Board, 2010-2013 and 2022
- Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Program Evaluator in Electrical Engineering representing IEEE, 2010-present
- Member, Deans Advisory Council, Center for Translational Applications of Multiferroic Nanoscale Systems, (2012 – 2016)
- Member, Strategic Planning Council, CSUPERB, CSU system wide program to promote biotechnology (2007 – 2016).
- Member, Program planning committee, National Engineering Deans Institute (EDI) 2011-2012. Chaired panel discussions on Global Competitiveness, and K-12 outreach at the annual meetings
- Member of the Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education and selected as program faculty (US Expert) in Electrical Engineering
- Board of Directors, SFV Engineers Council, and Chair Awards Committee, 2008-2010
- Coordinator, LA Clean Tech Incubator Steering Committee, (2013- 2015)
- Search and Screen Committee for Dean of the College of Business, CSU Northridge (2013), (2007)
- Member, Honorary Degree Screening Committee, 2015 – 2017
- Member, Academic Technology Committee (ACAT), 2012-13
- Member, Performance review of VP for Information Technology, CSUN, 2011
- Member, Advisory Council, Center on Disabilities, CSUN, 2009 - 2016
- Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Sustainability, CSUN, 2010-present
- Member, WASC Committee on Theme 1: Student Engagement and Learning, CSUN, 2008-2011
- Member, Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, CSUN, 2007-2017
- Member, Government and Community Relations Advisory Team, CSUN, 2009-2017
Professional Associations and Links
Fellow IEEE (Photonics, and Education Societies)
IEEE Board of Directors, 2016-17
President, IEEE-HKN, 2016
Vice President, IEEE Educational Activities, 2016-17
PHI BETA DELTA, and the OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (OSA)