Lu is 1st Texas Instruments Employee to Co-Chair ECS Board
Xiaolin Lu is the smart grid R&D manager at Texas Instruments and co-chair of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board.
Texas Instruments’ founders made history when they created UT Dallas decades ago. One of their own made history again recently when Xiaolin Lu, TI’s smart grid R&D manager, became the first TI employee to be appointed co-chair of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board.
The board provides a corporate perspective on the school’s curricula and promotes the Jonsson School in the community. More than 60 representatives from approximately 40 companies and organizations serve on the board.
“Xiaolin is a proven leader excited about contributing to the Jonsson School’s efforts to ensure that students are prepared to make great contributions, to expand the high-tech ecosystem, and to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for our local schools,” said Rod Wetterskog, assistant dean of corporate relations for the Jonsson School.
With 17 years at TI and more than 22 patents under her belt, Lu is in prime position to guide students in the industry.
“Being an IAB co-chair gives me the opportunity to serve the business community by helping to build state-of-the-art, high-tech engineering education curriculum and research that further advances the University and Texas,” Lu said. “In this board role, I will also be able to strengthen the relationship and impact that companies like TI have with UT Dallas and help to further develop students’ critical innovative skills by contributing to the direction of the school’s science, technology, engineering and math programs.”
Lu will replace Tom Hill as co-chair, who has served in the position since 2008. He recently retired from Hewlett-Packard, where he was a fellow and distinguished engineer with Enterprise Services. Since becoming active with the board in 2004, Hill helped create an interdisciplinary program in systems engineering and management offered jointly by the Jonsson School and the Naveen Jindal School of Management.
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