SSE Welcomes New Advisory Board Chair & Members

The School of Systems & Enterprises announced that Dr. Ruth David, President & Chief Executive Officer, Analytic Services Inc., has been elected chair of the SSE Advisory Board.  In addition, the SSE welcomes new advisory board members, Dr. Hal Sorenson, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD and Lou Steinberg, CTO, TD Ameritrade.

Dr. David was a member of the SSE advisory board for several years before being elected to her current position as Chair to replace former SSE Chair, Virginia Ruesterholz, a longtime executive at Verizon and a 1983 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, who was recently elected chairman of the Stevens Board of Trustees.

In October 1998, Dr. David was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Analytic Services, Inc., an independent, not-for-profit, public service research institution that provides research and analytic support on national and transnational issues.

Dr. David is a senior fellow of the Defense Science Board and a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, the National Security Agency Advisory Board, the Corporation for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., and the Hertz Foundation Board. She was elected into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2002 and currently serves as a Councilor of the NAE, chairs the National Research Council Board on Global Science and Technology, chairs the NRC Standing Committee on Technology Insight–Gauge, Evaluate, and Review, and is a member of the Standing Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. She also serves on industrial advisory boards for the University of Southern California, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and Wichita State University.

Dr. David previously served on the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, the NRC Naval Studies Board, the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, the Department of Energy Nonproliferation and National Security Advisory Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Group, and the Securities and Exchange Commission Technical Advisory Group. In 2010, she was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame. Dr. David frequently provides speeches, interviews, lectures, briefings, and articles on technology-related issues.  She is the co-author of three books on signal processing algorithms and has authored or co-authored numerous papers.

Dr. David received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Wichita State University in 1975, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1976, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1981.

Dr. Sorenson arrived at UCSD in 1968 as a founding faculty member. He started the System Science Program two years later. In 1972, he helped found and run Orincon, the systems integration company. He served as Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force from 1985 to 1988 and arrived at MITRE in 1989, remaining until 2001. He chaired the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board from 1990 to 1993 and was a member of the AF SAB from 1982 until 1997. He also was a member of the Defense Intelligence Agency Scientific Advisory Board from 1992 to 1998. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1966.

Mr. Steinberg joined TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: AMTD) as CTO in July 2011.  He is responsible for technology platform architecture, engineering, operations, and security in addition to evolving the current operating models, technology and operational risk, and fostering a culture of innovation.  Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Mr. Steinberg was the founder and CEO of Rev2, a Risk Management software company that focuses on operating risk.  Previously, he was the CEO of Cranite Systems, which delivered highly secure, layer 2 VPNs to Enterprise and Government. Lou also spent several years as CTO of Symbol Technologies (now Motorola), driving a company-wide solutions strategy while also serving as the General Manager of the Software Division. Mr. Steinberg graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in computer science.