Advisory Boards

The Department of Computer Science receives helpful guidance from its advisory boards that provide different perspectives on the department as well as the field of computer science.

Industrial Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board serves as a link between the department and local, state and national businesses, as well as federal agencies and other universities. The IAB advises the department on business trends, provides feedback on the preparedness of its graduates for fulfilling current business needs and helps keep the curriculum current.

External members

Name Position Company/Organization Location
Jason Butler Senior VP CoStar Group Richmond, VA
Allen Calderwood Software Engineer Google Sunnyvale, CA
Rebecca Dovi President CodeVA Richmond, VA
Chris Gray Product Manager OneMind Richmond, VA
Dan Han Chief Security Officer VCU Richmond, VA
Cindy Hopping Director Customer Technology, UPS Freight Richmond, VA
Jacob Kamieniak Security Analyst General Electric Glen Allen, VA
Robert  (Rob) R. Keeton First Sergeant, Bureau of Criminal Investigation Computer Evidence Recovery Unit Virginia State Police Richmond, VA
Keisha Leonard FBLA Capital Region Director Hermitage Technical Center Henrico, VA
Ellen Malick Computer Science Instructor Atlee High School Mechanicsville, VA
Margaret Mayer SR Director, IT Capital One Richmond, VA
Michael Mayo Research Physicist US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg, MS
John Murphy Technical Director DOD - SURFMEPP Norfolk, VA
Sam Nixon, Jr. Chief Administrative Officer Virginia State Corporation Commission Richmond, VA
Andy Pemberton Senior Director, Solution Architecture Cloudbees Richmond, VA
Kishau Rogers President Websmith Group Richmond, VA
Leonard J. Santalucia CTO Vicom Infinity, Inc. New York, NY
Vinnie Schoenfelder Principal CapTech Ventures Richmond, VA
Ken Spedden Founder and Chair Innovative Solutions Consortium Vienna, VA
Christopher Tignor Sr. Vice President, Information Security Federal Reserve Richmond, VA
Anthony X. Uliano Founder & CTO AMC Technology Midlothian, VA
Todd Waldo Enterprise Engineering Manager Royall & Company Richmond, VA
Ian Tyndall Director of Information Services, Sales & Marketing Support Altria Richmond, VA
Robert Lockwood Managing Director of Engineering CleverDevices Richmond, VA
Jonathan Bourke Chief Information Officer The Martin Agency Richmond, VA

Internal members

Name Position Company/Organization Location
Gregory A. Buck Director Center for the Study of Biological Complexity VCU Richmond, VA
Krzysztof (Krys) Cios Chair Computer Science Dept., VCU Richmond, VA

Student Advisory Board

CS Student Advisory BoardThe Student Advisory Board represents all students — graduate and undergraduate, part-time and full-time. The group provides student input and feedback to the Department of Computer Science chair and faculty, promoting communication between all levels of the department. We encourage you to contact board members with your concerns and suggestions, including comments on curriculum and scheduling, the quality of the courses, academic policies, ways of attracting high school students to the department, etc.


Chase Greco, President of the Linux Users Group of VCU and President of the Student Advisory Board

Quark Wei, President of ACM and Vice-President of the Student Advisory Board

Paul Chang

Jeet Gajjar

Justin Gardner, President of Cyber Security at VCU

Stuart Geipel

Srijan Karan

Emily Klein

Mit Amin

Bansri Rawal

Vishakha Sehgal

Robbie Uvanni

Justin Yirka, President of RamDev at VCU