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Student Advising - A Team Effort

The faculty and staff of the Electrical Engineering (EE) Department and the staff of the College of Engineering (CENG) Advising Center are available to answer your academic and administrative questions. The EE Department offices are located in Building 20, Room 200. The CENG Advising Center is located in Building 40, Room 115. Find out more information at the Advising Center's website.

You are strongly encouraged to maintain close contact with an advisor throughout your career at Cal Poly. Advisors answer questions regarding the curriculum, approve study plans, assist with class scheduling, write letters of recommendation, and provide career guidance, among other things. All electrical engineering students are assigned a faculty Academic Advisor. This advisor is full-time EE Department faculty. Please use the matrix below to determine your advisor. All of our students should feel free to contact any faculty or staff member with questions.

If your assigned Advisor is on leave, choose another until your advisor returns. Any regular faculty member can sign the Technical Elective Form. Faculty Advisors do not sign Withdrawal forms. The CENG Advising Center (40-115) will sign most forms dealing with University academic policies.

Printable Advisor List (PDF)

Graduate Students: See Professor Jane Zhang for advising


Faculty Advisors
Student Last Name Faculty Advisor
Aa - Bz William L. Ahlgren
Ca - Dz Dean Y Arakaki
Ea - Fz

Dennis Derickson

Ga - Hz

Dale Dolan

Ia - Jz Ben Hawkins
Ka - Lz

Xiaomin Jin

Ma - Mz

Ahmad Nafisi

Na - Nz Payam Nayeri
Oa - Oz

Wayne Pilkington

Pa - Pz Jason Poon
Qa - Qz

Majid Poshtan

Ra - Sz

Vladimir Prodanov

Ta - Uz

John Saghri

Va - Wz


Xa - Zz Xiao-Hua (Helen) Yu
Graduate Students

Jane Zhang


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