Electrical Engineering Advisory Board

The Electrical Engineering Program is pleased to announce the formation of the Electrical Engineering Advisory Board (EEAB). The board was formed to provide the Electrical Engineering Program with input from its constituents -- San Diego industry and EE Program alumni who are senior electrical engineers active in the field. The EEAB has assisted the Electrical Engineering Program by providing input regarding overall program objectives, evaluation of senior elective topics, and support for and evaluation of students' senior project activities. These are its members:

Charles N. Pateros (ViaSat, Inc.)

Dr. Pateros is the Chair of the EEAB and also a member of the EAB.

Dr. Charles N. Pateros is an Engineering Manager and Member of Technical Staff at ViaSat, Inc., in Carlsbad, CA. At ViaSat, Dr. Pateros has provided both technical and program management for commercial and military programs involving digital signal processing and modem development and production. He has developed multi-rate modem algorithms and has been issued a patent for an interference rejection algorithm. He is currently providing technical support at the corporate level, directing new concept and intellectual property development.

His Ph.D. (1993, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY) involved the invention and development of a multiple access digital receiver that incorporates the multi-path combiner of a RAKE receiver with an interference rejecting filter into one adaptive correlator structure; he won the Charles Close Doctoral Prize in 1993 for this work. At ViaSat, Dr. Pateros has provided both technical and program management for commercial and military programs involving digital signal processing and modem development and production. He has developed multi-rate modem algorithms and has been issued a patent for an interference rejection algorithm.

Scott Denton (Broadcom)

Scott Denton is a senior design engineer at where he has been project and design team leader on several projects including broadband transceivers, receivers, and transmitters. He specializes in architectural specifications (EAS) creation, chip design and verification. He is project lead for 'YUKON', the first single chip OC-48c SONET/SDH Framer/Mapper with integrated clock recovery and clock synthesis. He has three patents currently in preparation. He received his BS/BA in Electrical Engineering from USD in 1997.

Donald L. Reed (SAIC)

Donald L. Reed is currently employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Navigation, Systems, and Knowledge Engineering Division, as Director of Navigation and Communications Research responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, and exploitation of Navigation and Communications Concepts. Mr. Reed is responsible for a team of engineers and programmers developing communications systems, Global Navigation Signal Simulators, GPS signal/satellite verification assets and next generation GPS receivers.

For the last 4 year he has been supporting the Navy and GPS Joint Program Office's GPS Modernization programs, as well as the development of Direct Digital Synthesizers and Digital Receivers utilizing FPGA technologies. Mr. Reed received his BS in Computer Engineering from Wright State University in 1985. Before joining, SAIC he was employed by CSC as a Senior Engineer, where he ran an Air Force communications, navigation, and identifications research laboratory. At CSC he was instrumental in the development of the GPS Antenna WaveFront Simulator (AWFS) and Avionics Wind Tunnel at Wright-Patterson AFB.

Jarvis Tou (Silicon Wave)

Mr. Tou is also a member of the EAB.

Jarvis Tou is Vice President, Marketing & Product Management, for Silicon Wave, the San Diego company responsible for the Bluetooth Technology applications that are revolutionizing personal-area and local-area-networks. He holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan, MSEE from Purdue University, an MBA from Arizona State University, and has also participated in the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Silicon Wave, Jarvis co-founded the Wireless Products Operation for Intel Corporation where as managing director, he was responsible for developing and delivering branded personal wireless products for end-users based on Bluetooth technologies. Previously at Motorola, Mr. Tou was a project leader and VLSI design engineer for silicon compiler and memory design with the ASIC Division, and also held positions in the BiCMOS technology development and CMOS manufacturing groups.

Terry Hache (General Atomics)

Terry Hache is an embedded software engineer with over 15 years of experience in designing and implementing software/firmware for real-time embedded systems, both in signal processing and communications. Experienced in dealing with development of high speed DSP and control applications for the navy, local wireless/telecom firms, and labs such as the NSA. Has been an IEEE member for four years and has served in several positions in the San Diego IEEE Executive Committee including serving as Chair for 2005-2006.

Michael J. Colburn, P. E. (San Diego Gas & Electric Company)

Michael Colburn is Electric Distribution Engineering Manager for San Diego Gas and Electric Company. He has a BSEE from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and has been a registered Electrical Engineer in the state of California since 1987. Michael has worked in a number of assignments, including field engineering/operations, standards, electric operations (control center), and financial planning.

Some of the projects he has worked on include distribution system automation, switchgear and other equipment specification/evaluation, emergency operations support, system reinforcement, incident investigation, and others. His personal interests include electric transportation/alternative fuel vehicles, aviation, and wireless communications. Michael also teaches apprentice lineman classes through San Diego City College, and has been an IEEE member since 1980.

Jerad Petersen (General Atomics, USD 2004)

Jerad Petersen received a B.S./B.A. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from USD in 2004. Since graduating, he has been working for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI). He is currently a level 3 design engineer in the areas related to onboard avionics/aircraft power systems.

Dalia Tawy (Solar Turbines, USD 2003)

Dalia Tawy received a B.S./B.A. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from USD in August 2003. She started working at Solar Turbines as an intern in the Product Compliance and Certification Department in February 2003. After graduation, she was hired as a full-time engineer in the same department and moved to different positions until she was promoted to Sr. Design Engineer responsible for North American, Russian and Brazilian Certification in 2007.

Currently, Ms. Tawy is a full time Six Sigma Black Belt responsible for process improvements impacting different areas and organizations of the business. She expects to receive her MBA with emphasis in Management from SDSU in Fall 2009.

Adrianna Zammit (Harvey King, Inc., USD 2004)

Bio coming soon...