The Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy is an important alumni organization made of distinguished ECE alumni and strategic friends. The Mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy (ECEA) is to guarantee continued excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching, research, and development programs.



The ECE Academy is governed by its by-laws. The latest by-law revision was 2014. To view the current by-laws, click here.


Minutes and Other Files

The ECE Academy 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

The Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

To view Dr. Ranade’s slideshow from the 2014 meeting, click here. [PDF]


The 2013-2014 ECE Academy Officers are listed below:

2013-2014 Academy Board of Directors
Name Position Term End
Manny Mora Chair 2017
Brian Kopp Vice Chair 2018
David Wiegandt Secretary 2017
Scott Miller Treasurer / Finance Committee Representative 2018
Christopher Long
Member 2017
Stephen Horan Past Chair 2016


2013-2014 ECE Membership Committee
Name Position
Joseph Nevarez Co-Chairman
Don Merrill Co-Chairman
John Scruggs Member
Vincent Boudreau Member
Steve Omick Member
Bob Witter Member
2013-2014 IAG Members from ECEA
Name Term End
Andrus Garay 2015
William Garcia 2016
Leroy Gomez 2014
Patricia Nava 2017
Rick Shumard 2018
Gerry Stolarczyk 2018











If you would like to join the ECE Academy, please view this letter for qualifications and requirements: Qualifications and Requirements. The 2014 new member nomination format document can be found here: 2014 New Member Nomination Format The ECE Academy members are listed in the table below:

Charter members inducted in 1991 are indicated by the “‡” next to their names. Deceased members are indicated by the “†” next to their name.

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David Martinez
NMSU Degrees: 1976 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2013




David R. Martinez is associate head in the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In this capacity, he is focusing on the strategic and operations management of the division in the fast-growing areas of cyber security, Big Data management, analytics, information sciences, and cloud computing. He is also a member of MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Steering Committee.

Mr. Martinez, who joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1988, has served in various management positions. During 1993–1999, he held leadership roles in the Digital Radar Technology Group (later to become the Embedded Digital Systems Group). He served as associate head (1999–2004) and head (2004–2010) of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Technology Division. As head of the ISR Systems and Technology Division, he had direct line management responsibility for the division’s programs in the development of advanced techniques and prototypes. Mr. Martinez was responsible for more than $140M in total operating budget and total personnel of 330+ people.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, he was employed as a principal research engineer at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, specializing in adaptive seismic signal processing. He received the ARCO special achievement award for his work on the 1986 Cuyama Project, which provided a superior, cost-effective approach to three-dimensional seismic surveys. He holds three U.S. patents based on his work in signal processing for seismic applications. He served as the president and chairman of Mercury Federal Systems during 2010–2011. In that role, he was responsible for the company’s operations and strategic directions. He returned to the Laboratory as a principal researcher in the Communication Systems and Cyber Security Division before accepting the appointment to the new Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division.

Mr. Martinez was awarded a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in 1976, an MS degree from MIT, and the EE degree jointly from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1979. He completed an MBA from the Southern Methodist University in 1986 and attended the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2003, he was elected an IEEE Fellow. He was awarded the Eminent Engineer Award in 2008 from the College of Engineering at NMSU, and was elected to the NMSU Klipsch Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy in 2012. He is a member of the NMSU Dean’s Advisory Council in Engineering.

From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Martinez served on the Army Science Board. In 2007-2008, he served on the Defense Science Board ISR Task Force. He founded the High Performance Embedded Computing Workshop in 1997, which in 2012 became an IEEE conference. He has been the keynote speaker at both national and international conferences. He has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Signal Processing magazine, and co-authored/co-edited the book entitled High Performance Embedded Computing, A Systems Perspective (CRC, 2008).

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John McAfee
NMSU Degrees: 1967 BSEE
1973 MSEE
Year Inducted: 1996



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William McCullough
NMSU Degrees: 1962 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1994




In 1994, William M. McCullough was appointed Director of Business Development for Force Projection Systems including Bomber, Fighter, Weapons (ABL, Avenger, ALCM, etc.) and Attack Helicopters.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. McCullough was Director of Seattle Programs for the Product Support Division of Boeing Defense & Space Group. These Seattle based programs included B-1B Avionics, E-6 and the A-6 Rewing. Between 1988 and 1992, Mr. McCullough had been Director/Program manager of the B-1B Avionics program within the Boeing Defense & Space Group. In this assignment, he led Boeing efforts to acquire, develop, produce and integrate the B-1B’s offensive avionics and supporting elements of the defensive avionics system.

Between 1984 and 1988, Mr. McCullough was Advanced Projects manager for all B-1B internal research program-funded advanced concept-study efforts and long-range planning. In other company assignments, he served as program manager of the B-52/Kc-135 Nuclear hardening programs and program manager of B-52 Defensive Avionics programs. He also has nearly 10 years of managerial experience on other programs (Minuteman, SRAM and Special Research) in Electromagnetics (EMI, EMP,RCS and Antennas), power systems and electronic design.

Mr. McCullough began his Boeing career in 1962 as a design and analysis engineer on the Minuteman, then onto the SRAM program in 1966. In parallel with these assignments, he developed advanced design techniques for digital integrated circuits, performed research programs on integrated circuits and authored technical papers. Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. McCullough was an instrumentation design and analysis specialist on the NIKE Missile system for Douglas Aircraft Co. at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

Mr. McCullough attended New Mexico State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962. He also earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Systems Management in 1972 from the University of Southern California.

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Don Merrill
NMSU Degrees:
Year Inducted: 2005
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Manny Mora
NMSU Degrees: 1983 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2012




Manny Mora is senior vice president for Strategy, Business Development and Sales and is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategic plan for continuous business growth as well as C4 Systems’ overall operations. Mora also directs mergers and acquisitions strategies and business development resources to ensure the company remains a market leader in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies, products and systems for military and government customers worldwide.

Mora was previously vice president and general manager of Battlefield Management Systems for General Dynamics. Under his leadership, Mora oversaw the implementation of critical enabling technologies and products for emerging tactical networks including the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) and Tactical Ground Reporting (TIGR) system. He also directed the successful development and implementation of complex systems including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), mission control, training and simulation capabilities for a broad portfolio of customers that include the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Special Operations Command and international ministries of defence.

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a global leader in the development and integration of tactical internet solutions for customers worldwide. Enabling these and other mission critical systems are radios for military and government users and information security technologies and products that protect information to the highest classified levels.

Mora joined General Dynamics in 1984 and has 30 years of engineering and management experience in the US defense electronics industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1983. Mora was the recipient of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement (HEENAC) Award for Technical Contribution to Industry in 1995. Mora was a member of the Board of Directors for the Hispanic College Fund from 2009 – 2103; and served on the Advisory Board for Arizona State University College of Technology and Innovation from 2012 – 2013.

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Marvin Morris
NMSU Degrees: 1965 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1992




Since 1965, I have worked for Sandia National Laboratories as a Member of the Technical Staff. Before entering the area of electromagnetic research in 1970, I participated in laser holography research and in research programs to develop microbiological assay and sterilization procedures for the NASA lunar and mars spacecraft exploration programs. After attending Harvard University, I participated in a research program to develop large-scale uses for radioisotopes from the weapon development programs and nuclear reactors that culminated in the design, fabrication, and testing of the world’s largest Cesium-137 gamma eradicator, used principally for the sterilization of sewage sludge and the disinfestation of produce of fruit flies. At Harvard and at Sandia, since 1974, I have conducted research, development, and testing programs on weapon effects of nuclear electromagnetic pulses, lightening electrostatic discharges, and electromagnetic radiation. This work has included fundamental research, computer simulation, and nuclear weapon testing programs.


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Peggy Morse
NMSU Degrees: 1980 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2000




Peggy Morse is vice president of Directed Energy & Strategic Systems, a collection of development and sustainment programs for the nation’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) fleet and Directed Energy programs.

Boeing provides directed energy development and prototype work for the Army, Navy and Air Force, and runs two optical tracking sites. Boeing performs sustaining engineering on ICBM guidance, ground, and flight control systems, performs ICBM guidance system repair, and provides the ICBM flight termination and telemetry system.

Morse manages a team with operations in Huntington Beach, Calif., Ogden, Utah, Heath, Ohio, Albuquerque, N.M., and Maui, Hawaii, and at all Air Force missile wings.

Prior to joining Strategic Missile Systems in 2006, Morse was a member of the Boeing Defense, Space & Security program management staff in Seal Beach, Calif. She was the director of Strategy and Business Integration for Boeing Australia from January 2005 until February 2006, working in the Sydney office for the Boeing country vice president. Her job responsibilities included working with all the sites in Australia to better integrate with the U.S.-based business units, as well as coordinating and deploying the country strategy.

From 1999 to 2004, Morse was a program manager in Space & Intelligence Systems for three sequential programs. She was the director of Sales Operations in Boeing Commercial Airplanes and managed the interface between Sales and the Airplane Programs from 1997 until 1999.

Prior to this assignment, Morse was the chief engineer of the Inertial Upper Stage Program, one of Boeing’s heritage rocket programs. She was a manager in Business Development in 1995, as well as a program manager of a series of classified programs from 1989 until 1994. Morse started with Boeing in 1981 as an engineer in the area of antenna design, radar cross section measurement and software development.

Morse earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in 1980. She received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 1986. She is the executive focal to NMSU and serves on the board of the NMSU Dean’s Advisory Council. She is the Boeing Executive champion for Arts & Culture focus in Southern California.

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Harley Myler
NMSU Degrees: 1981 MSEE
1985 PhD
Year Inducted: 2002





Harley Myler is Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. He is also the inaugural holder of the William B. and Mary G. Mitchell Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering. The Mitchell Chair in the College of Engineering was made possible by a gift of $1.2 million by the alumni couple to the Lamar University Foundation. Mr. Mitchell is a former Vice-Chairman of Texas Instruments, Inc. Dr. Myler’s research interests are in digital video processing with an emphasis on broadband and broadcast distribution. This includes source and destination display and presentation technologies, channel efficiency considerations, compression and coding, Internet and intranet issues, multimedia formats and video quality analysis and investigation.

Dr. Myler came to Lamar from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, where he was a professor of electrical engineering. He began his college education at Virginia Military Institute and received a double-major bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and chemistry in 1975. After serving as a missile systems officer in the Army, he began studies at NMSU in 1979 and earned the MSEE in 1981 and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1985. He began his academic career as an instructor at NMSU before joining the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 1986. He is a registered professional engineer in electrical engineering.

Dr. Myler has received several awards for teaching excellence from honor societies and other entities, including Computer Engineering Educator of the Year at UCF. He has published numerous books and articles and has obtained patents and copyrights for his work, in addition to securing more than $2 million in research grants.