Alumni Advisory Board Meeting.
Computer Science Department
Advisory Board Fall 2013 Meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
UCLA Faculty Center
Board Members: James Anhalt, John Busch, Alfonso
Cardenas, Milos Ercegovac, Tim Ford, Bill Goodin, Andrew Louie, Jens Palsberg,
Michael Parker, Sze Ki Pat, John Rosati, Ben Zamanzadeh
Guests: Dorab Patel, Laurie Leyden
Student Leaders: Robert Chen (CSGSC), Preston Chan
– Jens Palsberg, Chair
Department has eight open faculty positions.
Plan to offer admission to 13 percent of students who
apply for fall (approx.. 600); Anticipate that 20 percent of them will actually
enroll (approx.. 120)
Game Programming course has started with Sam Stokes from
Microsoft as the instructor.
There is a net flow of students from other engineering
majors to CS. Solution may be to admit
fewer high school and community college students to CS.
Can UCLA do more online courses (MSOL) to offset current
space limitations? Perhaps, but not sure
if the system can scale up.
UPE: Many activities (company infosessions, tutoring,
etc.), 50 candidates
CSGSC: Wants to consider a graduate poster session for industry
Should CS do a separate research review as in previous
Should CS hold an alumni reunion? – Interest within
Consider putting PhD student presentations on UCLA
Honors Affiliate Mixer, mid-January, informal discussions
between students and company representatives.
Entrepreneur Panel, late January, venture capitalist,
attorney, investment banker – John Rosati has contacts; will ask Eytan to serve
as organizer and moderator again.
Open House/Phone Calls to admitted students, April – 16
alumni to call five students each
Dorab Patel elected to the Board