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Executive Committee

Spring 2014 Committee

Deepti Ghadiyaram
Deepti Ghadiyaram
Gurbinder Gill
Gurbinder Gill
Akanksha Bansal
Akanksha Bansal
Ashay Rane
Ashay Rane

Executive Committee

Fall 2011 Committee

Michael Lee
Michael Lee
Sarah Abraham
Sarah Abraham
Sharad Banka
Sharad Banka
Elie Feasley
Elie Feasley

Executive Committee

Fall 2011 Committee

Nathan Clement
Nathan Clement
Reza Mahjourian
Reza Mahjourian
Michael Lee
Michael Lee
Sarah Abraham
Sarah Abraham

The Fall 2011 GRACS committe will focus on the following items:

  1. Increasing GRACS visibility among the department and CS grad students, specifically by:
    • Improving Department Orientation for incoming grad students
    • Improving implementation of activities (food, organization, etc)
    • Increasing common knowledge about appropriate classes, workload, etc., especially for incoming grad students
  2. Substantiating GRACS slush fund

Spring 2011 Committee

Nathan Clement
Nathan Clement
Christopher Johnson
Christopher Johnson
Reza Mahjourian
Reza Mahjourian
Amin Shali
Amin Shali

Fall 2010 Committee

Katie Long Genter
Katie Long Genter
Christopher Johnson
Christopher Johnson
Na Meng
Na Meng
Amin Shali
Amin Shali
John Thywissen
John Thywissen

Spring 2010 Committee

Katie Long Genter
Katie Long Genter
Patrick MacAlpine
Patrick MacAlpine
Na Meng
Na Meng
Aditya Rawal
Aditya Rawal
John Thywissen
John Thywissen

Fall 2009 Committee

Katie Long Genter
Katie Long Genter
Patrick MacAlpine
Patrick MacAlpine
Aditya Rawal
Aditya Rawal
John Thywissen
John Thywissen

Fall 2008-Spring 2009 Committee

Alexander Benn
Alexander Benn
Kevin Bush
Kevin Bush
Sara Krehbiel
Sara Krehbiel
Joshua Leners
Joshua Leners
Donald Nguyen
Donald Nguyen

Accomplishments

The Fall 2008-Spring 2009 Committee committee is responsible for the following:
  • Expanded GRACS budget
  • Opened new opportunities for future GRACS events
  • Hosted a number of new social events, such as Trivia Night and Board Game Night
  • Mediated graduate student input on the department chair candidates
  • Welcomed new department chair, Prof. Bruce Porter

Spring 2008 Committee

Mandakini Saroop
Mandakini Saroop
Sudipta Chatterjee
Sudipta Chatterjee
Thomas Finsterbusch
Thomas Finsterbusch
Joel Hestness
Joel Hestness
Christian Miller
Christian Miller
Donald Nguyen
Donald Nguyen

Fall 2007 Committee

Erkin Bahçeci
Erkin Bahçeci
Thomas Finsterbusch
Thomas Finsterbusch
Jon Gibson
Jon Gibson
Joel Hestness
Joel Hestness
Christian Miller
Christian Miller
Donald Nguyen
Donald Nguyen

Accomplishments

The Fall 2007 committee is responsible for the following:
  • Organized fundraiser for brand new Tornado foosball table
  • Hosted Professional Development talk on presentations with Toastmasters
  • Organized VC + entrepreneur panel in collaboration with Entrepreneur Society at McCombs Business School
  • Welcomed Prof. J Moore, Prof. Doug Burger, and Patti Spencer at tea time to give an update on the building situation
  • Started flame war about paper disappearing from printers

Spring 2007 Committee

Erkin Bahçeci
Erkin Bahçeci
David Chen
David Chen
Jon Gibson
Jon Gibson
Mario Guajardo
Mario Guajardo
Todd Hester
Todd Hester
Brad Knox
Brad Knox

Accomplishments

The Spring 2007 committee is responsible for the following:
  • Karaoke Night
  • Board Game Nights
  • Foosball Tournament
  • Back to School Gala
  • Professional Development Seminar on Startups with Dr. Lavender
  • Barbecue and Kickball Game
  • Moved TGIF to Hole In The Wall
  • Put a grad student on the new building committee
  • Helped organize GradFest
  • Held the first movie night

Fall 2006 Committee

David Chen
David Chen
Mario Guajardo
Mario Guajardo
Todd Hester
Todd Hester
Brad Knox
Brad Knox
Don Porter
Don Porter

Accomplishments

The Fall 2006 committee is responsible for the following:
  • New Foosball Table for Grad Lounge!!!
  • Bowling Night
  • Wintry gathering
  • Halloween Party
  • Two "Bull Sessions" for new students
  • Professional Development Seminar on Writing with Dr. Cook
  • Addition of Samosas to Tea Time menu
  • Brough-back coffee to GRACS lounge
  • The Wiki Committee created the new Graduate Wiki

Spring 2006 Committee

David Kitchin
David Kitchin
Bert Maher
Bert Maher
Don Porter
Don Porter
Eric Rozner
Eric Rozner
Manish Saggar
Manish Saggar

Accomplishments

The Spring 2006 committee is responsible for the following:
  • Helping with GradFest
  • Helping with New Student Orientation
  • Started GRACS Wiki
  • Organized New Student Bull Session

Fall 2005 Committee

Allen G. Clement
Allen G. Clement
David Kitchin
David Kitchin
Bert Maher
Bert Maher
Eric Rozner
Eric Rozner
Maria Zolotova
Maria Zolotova

Spring 2005 Committee

Allen G. Clement
Allen G. Clement
Jennifer M. Lee
Jennifer M Lee
Matthew E. Taylor
Matthew E. Taylor
Benjamin A. Wiedermann
Benjamin A. Wiedermann
Maria Zolotova
Maria Zolotova

Accomplishments

The Spring 2005 committee is responsible for the following:
  • Spring CSG meeting
  • Gathering feedback for proposed changes to PhD program
  • Helping with GradFest
  • New student counseling
  • New photobook
  • Karaoke night
  • New microwave in lounge
  • Copy code for general grad student use
  • Increasing grad student presence on department committees

Fall 2004 Committee

Justin Lee Brickell
Justin Lee Brickell
Geoffrey J. King
Geoffrey J. King
Jennifer M. Lee
Jennifer M Lee
Matthew E. Taylor
Matthew E. Taylor
Benjamin A. Widermann
Benjamin A. Wiedermann

Accomplishments

The Fall 2004 committee is responsible for the following:
  • Industry vs. Academia panel talk
  • Bowling Night
  • Night out on Sixth Street
  • New Website design
  • Helping plan the CSG meeting
  • Updating the primer
  • Working to make announcements (e.g., about talks, events, etc.) more informative and useful
  • Exploring options for making sure all TA's tuition gets covered
  • Improving communication between the department and the students
  • Working to get grad student representation on various department committees

2003-2004 Committee

Judah B. De Paula
Judah B. De Paula
Selim T. Erdogan
Selim T. Erdogan
Jennifer B. Sartor
Jennifer B. Sartor
Dan G. Tecuci
Dan G. Tecuci
Jiandan Zheng
Jiandan Zheng

Accomplishments

The 2003-2004 committee is responsible for the following:
  • Hosted "Commercialization of Technology" Workshop.
    (This event was co-hosted with the Graduate Engineering Council(GEC).)
  • Movie nights
  • Bowling/pool night at the Texas Union
  • Designed UTCS t-shirts

2002-2003 Committee

Selim T. Erdogan
Selim T. Erdogan
Xianglong Huang
Xianglong Huang
Subramanyam Mallela
Subramanyam Mallela
Dan G. Tecuci
Dan G. Tecuci
Serita Van Groningen
Serita Van Groningen

Accomplishments

The 2002-2003 committee is responsible for the following:
  • Grad Survey
  • External Review of Department
  • Grad Lounge space
  • Unified "Graduation Requirements" document
  • Bowling, Pool and movie nights
  • GSA representation
  • Space and Awards committee participation
  • Internship Panel
  • csgrad mailing list
  • Weekly sports activities
  • E-mail buddies

Pre-2002 Committee Members

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