Sanay Shah


Sanay Shah is a senior in Industrial Engineering. He joined IEEE in Fall 2014 as a Mechanical Team member on the Purdue IEEE ROV Team. Since joining IEEE, Sanay has worked on the ROV Mechanical and Administrative teams, has been the ROV Captain during the Spring 2016 semester, and Vice President during the 2016-2017 school year. His technical and administrative passions continue to grow as he focuses on the success of all the technical committees. As President, Sanay hopes to increase communication between student organizations and increase campus-wide collaborations. He also aims to work with all committees to develop camaraderie amongst the members. He has had internships at RSS Grinders & Automation Inc. as a machinist operating manual and CNC machinery. He also enjoys playing and watching sports and is a huge fan of The Chicago Blackhawks.

Committee Involvement: Computer Society, MTT-S, ROV

Brandon Stewart

Vice President

Brandon is a junior in Computer Science. He joined IEEE in the Fall of 2015 on the ROV Team. He plans to pursue the Systems Programming track in Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys bike riding, programming, and watching movies. As VP, he plans to promote cross-committee collaboration.

Committee Involvement: Computer Society, ROV

Michael Anderson


Michael is a senior in Industrial Engineering. He joined IEEE Fall 2016 and became MTT-S Vice Chair Spring 2017. He plans to work in manufacturing in order to use his problem solving and people skills. As Treasurer, he hopes to aid committees when dealing with the university and to grow the selection of available Purdue IEEE merchandise. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing video games, or hanging with friends. He is scheduled to graduate Spring 2018.

Committee Involvement: MTT-S

Jessica Chin


Jessica Chin is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering. Since high school, Jessica has been involved with her FIRST robotics team and has always wanted to build an underwater robot. She decided to join Purdue IEEE in Fall 2016 as part of the ROV Committee. In ROV, Jessica is on the electrical team, where she works on the power and movement aspects of the ROV. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys playing tennis.

Committee Involvement: ROV

Reshef Elisha

Professional Committee Head

Reshef is a senior at Purdue studying Electrical Engineering with a focus on control theory and signal processing. He has been a member of the IEEE since his freshman year and a member of the Purdue IEEE Student Branch since his transfer into Purdue in his Junior year. Reshef is the Professional Head of the Purdue IEEE Student Branch and oversees activities relating to the professional development of the branch's members. Outside of classes, he is involved in a number of aerospace activities as well as dance clubs.

Committee Involvement: ROV

Justin Joco

Learning Committee Head

Justin is a senior in Electrical Engineering. He joined the IEEE EMBS exec team in Spring 2016 and helped it grow into one of Purdue IEEE's bigger technical committees. Due to previous Learning committees, he has gained technical skills that are valuable in school and industry. As Learning Head, he aims to give back to IEEE and the community through technical/professional workshops and faculty outreach. In his spare time, he enjoys practicing card magic, playing guitar, gaming, and working out.

Committee Involvement: EMBS

Yash Nain

Social Committee Head

Yash is a senior in Multidisciplinary Engineering. He joined IEEE in the fall of 2014 to work on the Aerial Robotics committee. He hopes to combine his engineering knowledge with a business background. As Social Head, he hopes to create an opportunity for any student to join and feel welcome in IEEE, and have the opportunity to meet new people and provide them with several engaging activities to participate in. In his free time, he is a movie buff and enjoys cooking, playing and watching sports, and playing video games.

Committee Involvement: MTT-S, PARTIEEE

Raghav Malik

Computer Society Chair

Raghav Malik is a sophomore in Computer Engineering, He joined IEEE in Fall 2016 as part of Computer Society. He was the learning delegate for CSociety in Spring 2017 and will be the CSociety Chair for Fall 2017. As chair, he hopes to get Computer Society involved with more long-term projects to increase membership, and hopes to work with the Learning Committee to expand Code Café this year. In his free time, Raghav enjoys reading papers, listening to music, playing card games, and programming.

Committee Involvement: Computer Society

Apoorva Bhagwat

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Chair

Apoorva Bhagwat is a junior in Biomedical Engineering. She was one of the first members of EMBS when it formed in 2016. She was the Project Lead for their EEG Project and managed the Carbon (Biology) and Silicon (Electrical) teams. She became the Vice Chair of EMBS during the Spring 2016 semester and is now the Chair of EMBS. As Chair, she hopes to involve more members in the ongoing projects and aims to enter the projects into competitions by the end of the year. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, reading, and music.

Committee Involvement: EMBS

Zach Vander Missen

IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) Chair

Zach Vander Missen is a second-year graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He first joined IEEE in Spring 2014 as a member of IEEE Computer Society. He hopes to continue the work of building up MTT-S in the coming year. Zach's research areas are RF and Microwave systems. He also enjoys playing in various ensembles with Purdue Bands and Orchestras.

Committee Involvement: MTT-S, Computer Society

Ellie Topi

Purdue Aerial Robotics Team IEEE Captain

Ellie is a senior in Mechanical Engineering Technology. She joined Aerial Robotics in Fall 2016. She is passionate about organizing leadership and promoting interconnection of different projects. As the Captain, she aims to lead the team toward their goal of designing, building, and delivering a custom UAS to the AUVSI SUAS competition. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, crafting, and playing with aluminum.

Committee Involvement: PARTIEEE

Erick Figueroa

Racing Committee Chair (Summer)

Erick Figueroa is a junior in Electrical Engineering Technology with a minor in Spanish and an Entrepreneurship Certificate. He joined IEEE in the Fall of 2015 as a member of the Racing Committee. As a first-generation university student who appreciates the opportunities Purdue has offered him, he actively pursues to stay involved with campus activities and organizations. He has a wide range of experiences from an electrical engineering to leadership and public speaking. He is a very energetic and positive individual who always looks on the bright side and takes pride in his work ethic. In his spare time, he loves to work out and socialize and spend time with family and friends. He is currently on track to graduate in Spring 2019.

Committee Involvement: Racing

Adrian White

Racing Committee Chair (Fall and Spring)

Adrian White is a senior in Electrical Engineering. He joined IEEE Racing in Fall 2016 and became the co-chair in Spring 2017 and finally the chair in Fall 2017. His work involves recruiting new members, contacting sponsors, and managing club resources. In his free time, he enjoys video games, virtual reality, skateboarding, hiking, and photography/filmography.

Committee Involvement: Racing

Alexander Ruffino

Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV) Captain

Alex is a junior in Mechanical Engineering. He joined IEEE at the start of his freshman year as a mechanical team member and a sponsorship coordinator on the ROV team. During his sophomore year, he was the Vice Captain in the fall and the Mechanical Team Lead in the spring. Outside of IEEE, he enjoys swimming as well as watching baseball and Purdue Basketball. His goal as Team Captain this year is to improve on last year's 8th place finish at the MATE International ROV Competition.

Committee Involvement: ROV