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
ONTOADAPTIVE, LLC
 
Emilio Apey
BMO Harris
 
Guy Bevente
AT&T
 
Tom Cumbo
Dillon Kane Group
 
Udayan Das
Loyola University Chicago
 
Paul Edlund
Microsoft 
 
Terry Heng
UniqueSoft
 
Brian Fitzpatrick
Tock
 
Mark Forbes
D&W Fine Pack
 
Jim Franch
Four Points Consulting
 
Matt Hoffman
re-factor
 
Leo Irakliotis
TIE Research Group
 
Sharan Kalwani
DataSwing Corporation
 
Nancy Kastl
SPR Consulting
 
Nils Kilden-Pedersen
Bulletproof Consulting, Inc.
 
Bill Kimmel
ThoughtWorks
 
Frank Liberio
Strategy2Execution Advisory LLC
 
Chandra Sekharan 
Loyola University Chicago
 
Susan Malisch
Loyola University Chicago
 
Andrea Marks
OptumRx
 
Matthew Mead
SPR Consulting
 
Perry Moutzouros
Oranj
 
Peter Nabicht
Dealerweb
 
Michael Papka
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
 
Plamen Petrov
Anthem
 
Shyam Kurup
 College of Lake County
 
Maria Saenz
PEAK6 Investments
 
Will Schultze
Loyola University Chicago
 
Paul Stasiuk
Northern Trust
 
Alisa Swann
Amazon Web Services
 
Ivan Temesvari
Oakton Community College
 
Lucas Ward
Kin Insurance
 
 Bob Yacobellis
Loyola University Chicago 
 
 Berhane Zewdie
Expedia Worldwide 
 
John Frendreis
Loyola University Chicago
 
Jeanne Widen
Loyola University Chicago
 
Dina Carr
Loyola University Chicago
 

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