Computer Science Advisory Committee

Computer Science Advisory Committee

Loyola University Chicago’s Computer Science Program Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of industry leaders and subject matter experts who help the department ensure that real-world concerns are incorporated into its programs, and makes certain that the department creates curricula that continues to meet the changing needs of industry.

Goals of the Program Advisory Committee

The PAC provides ongoing evaluation of and consultation on Loyola’s Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum to keep it current with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values identified by industry representatives as being necessary for students to learn and use in order to work effectively in their chosen fields. The PAC functions as an integral component of the collegiate structure and process for planning and continuous improvement.  The Program Advisory Committee’s goals are to:

  • Advise on Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum
  • Articulate long-term goals and objectives for the program
  • Identify workforce needs and gaps
  • Test program ideas against workforce needs
  • Provide an academic and industry perspective

Committee Members are listed below.

Name

Title 

Narciso Albarracin
Managing Director
ONTOADAPTIVE, LLC
Emilio Apey
Enterprise Architect
Spencer Stuart
Guy Bevente
Assistant Vice President, IT
AT&T
Tom Cumbo
Senior Managing Director
Dillon Kane Group
Brian Fitzpatrick
Founder and CTO
Tock
Terry Heng
President
UniqueSoft
Brian Fitzpatrick
Founder and CTO
Tock
Mark Forbes
Independent Consultant
Former CIO, Reinhart Foodservice
Jim Franch
Owner
Four Points Consulting
Matt Hoffman
Founder
re-factor
Leo Irakliotis
Managing Partner
TIE Research Group
Sharan Kalwani
Computing Services Architect
Fermilab
Nancy Kastl
Executive Director, Testing Services
SPR Consulting
Nils Kilden-Pedersen
Principal Consultant, Bulletproof Consulting, Inc.
Co-Founder and CTO, Fdbk, Inc.
Bill Kimmel
Vice President
ThoughtWorks
Konstantin Laufer
Professor and Chairperson of Computer Science
Loyola University Chicago
Frank Liberio
Senior Vice President/ Global CIO
McDonald's Corporation
Susan Malisch
Chief Information Officer
Loyola University Chicago
Andrea Marks
Chief Analytics Officer
OptumRx
Matthew Mead
Chief Technology Officer
SPR Consulting
Perry Moutzouros
Director, Head of Chicago Development
EZE Software Group
Peter Nabicht
Founding Member and President
12Sided Technology LLC
Michael Papka
Deputy Associate Laboratory Director - Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Director
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Plamen Petrov
CTO, Cognitive Analytics Group, Deloitte
Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University
Scott Reed
Chair, Department of Computer Science
 College of Lake County
Maria Saenz
DevOps Engineer
Spot Trading LLC
Paul Stasiuk
Vice President
Northern Trust
Alisa Swann
Director, Enterprise Cloud Solutions
 Microsoft Corporation
Ivan Temesvari
Computer Science Coordinator
Oakton Community College
Lucas Ward
Co-Founder
BrightPolicy
 Bob Yacobellis
Senior Lecturer, Computer Science
Loyola University Chicago 
 Berhane Zewdie
Vice President, Technology
Orbitz Worldwide 
John Frendreis
Professor
Loyola University Chicago
Walter Pearson
Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Loyola University Chicago
Dina Carr
Director of Partnerships, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Loyola University Chicago

Contact Dina Carr, Director of Partnerships at dcarr1@luc.edu for further information and questions.