Advisory Council

Dr. Gary S. May is the Dean of the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In that capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer of the college and provides leadership to over 400 faculty members and to more than 13,000 students. The College of Engineering at Georgia Tech is the largest producer of engineering graduates in the United States. In the most recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Georgia Tech’s engineering program ranked fourth.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. May was the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He has authored over 200 technical publications, and contributed to 15 books. In 1993, Dr. May was named Georgia Tech’s Outstanding Young Alumnus, and in 1999, he received Georgia Tech’s Outstanding Service Award. Dr. May has won two international Best Paper awards from IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (1998 and 2000). In 2004, Dr. May received Georgia Tech’s Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, as well as the Outstanding Minority Engineer Award from the American Society of Engineering Education. In 2006, he received the Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2010, he was named the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. May is a Fellow of the AAAS and the IEEE and a member of the National Advisory Board of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Dr. May received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and 1991, respectively.



Kewal K Khanna is a General Management Consultant with over four and a half decades of corporate experience, mostly with multinationals: European (Philips); American (Hewlett Packard & its offshoot Agilent Technologies); Indian (HCL Technologies). His last corporate assignment was as President of Agilent Technologies India and General Manager, Electronic Measurement Group for South Asia Pacific. Mr. Khanna has also served on the Board of Rayban Sun Optics India (subsidiary of Luxottica group, Italy) as an Independent Director.

He has travelled extensively in Asia, Europe and the US and is quite familiar with inter-cultural variations and what it takes to be comfortable in diverse cultures.



Ric Gray has more than 25 years of operations, sales, and marketing executive leadership experience building world class teams in the high-tech arena. An accomplished leader, his vision and expertise have driven notable growth in sales and profits in the telecom, computer, and software business sectors.

Mr. Gray has worked extensively in the technology and telecom sectors for Hewlett-Packard and Acterna, serving as the President of Acterna Canada as well as the Sr. Director of Emerging Accounts for North America. Mr. Gray has also served in various executive roles for several start-ups, including COO for Emergency Visions, providing software and consulting services to emergency response and disaster relief organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Wireless Trade Association and currently serves on the Board for TKE of Georgia, Inc., Swapsidy, and TAG Education Collaborative. In addition, he has volunteered his time to assist several non-profits including the Canadian and American Cancer Societies, Cap Venture Mentor Program, and the Georgia Tech Mentor Program. Mr. Gray holds a Bachelors of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.