External Advisory Board Alumni
The Department of Computer Science would like to thank the alumni and friends who previously served as members of our External Advisory Board.
Theophilus Benson, Assistant Professor, Brown University
Theophilus Benson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Brown University. He works on designing frameworks and algorithms for solving practical networking problems with an emphasis on speeding up the internet, improving network reliability, and simplifying network management. He received his B.S. from Tufts University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Sue Decker, CEO and Founder, Raftr
Susan (Sue) Decker is the CEO and co-founder of Raftr, a private social network for college students to get current on campus happenings and connect with each other around common interests. She also currently offers advisory services to corporations and serves on the boards of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, Costco Wholesale Corporation, SurveyMonkey, Vail Resorts, and Vox Media, Incorporated. Decker holds a B.S. from Tufts University, with a double major in computer science and economics; and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Winnona DeSombre, Threat Intelligence Researcher, Recorded Future
Winnona DeSombre is an Asia Pacific threat intelligence researcher at Recorded Future, focusing on sourcing Chinese underground forums and doing long-term nation state research. She studied Computer Science and International Security at Tufts University. She has served as President of the Tufts Women in Computer Science and Secretary for Sigma Iota Rho’s Beta Chi Chapter, Tufts University’s International Relations honor society.
Karen Donoghue, Interaction Architect, HumanLogic
Karen Donoghue is a noted expert in the design of human computer interaction for enterprise security and device management. Since 2017, she has been working with SecurityScorecard as a product design consultant and advisor on next-generation product design strategy. She earned an M.S. at the MIT Media Laboratory and a B.S. in Computer Science from Tufts University, where she has taught in the Department of Computer Science.
Liz Salowitz, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Liz Salowitz is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, currently working on Windows Shell and File Explorer. At Microsoft, Liz is involved in user research, functional design and dev architecture decisions, recruiting and interviewing, mentoring, and various women's groups within Microsoft. She bases all feature decisions in user research and inclusive design principles, and she works to foster an environment in which all voices are heard. She has a B.S. in Computer Science and Spanish from Tufts University.
Michael Sparandara, Google Hardware UX Design and Research Lead, Google
Michael Sparandara is the Google Hardware UX Design and Research Lead. He leads a team of approximately 30 employees and contractors, working across design, writing, user research, and human factors. He completed a B.S. in Computer Science at Tufts University and an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.
Douglas Stetson, Associate Leader of the Cyber System Assessments Group, MIT Lincoln Lab
Douglas Stetson is responsible for the management of research and development of technology and systems in support of test and evaluation, system analysis and exploitation for malicious software analysis, and the red-teaming of cyber systems in support of government programs. He received an S.B. degree in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT in 1990 and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Tufts University in 2005.