Alumni Profiles


We would like to reach out to all Electrical Engineering Graduates of SDSU to tell your story! If you would like to submit a profile of your professional accomplishments to be shared on this site we would love to hear from you.

Please contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering via phone (619) 594-7013 and leave a message with a phone number to call you back at or feel free to drop by in-person to the Engineering building, room 426.

The information we would like:

  • Name
  • Year of Graduation
  • Program of Graduation
  • Title
  • Employer
  • Summary of your Professional Accomplishments (up to 250 words)
  • Photo you wish to include



Portrait of Jose L. Agraz      

Jose L. Agraz, Ph.D.
Product Development, Intel
Class of 2000
Electrical Engineer

My career expands for over 20 years beginning as an electronic technician to a researcher in biomedical devices. I hold 5 patents and 13 publications, ranging from hardware such as; biometrics, piezoelectric motors, imaging, to software in music modulation for enhance learning. Currently, I work for Intel as a product development engineer.


Peggy & Eric Johnson Gift      

Peggy ('85) and Eric Johnson ('86)
CEO, Magic Leap (Peggy)
Angel Investor (Eric)

Johnsons Make Gift to Endow fred harris Chair in DSP

We are pleased to announce that Peggy (BSEE 1985) and Eric Johnson (MSEE 1986) have made a $3,100,000 gift to name and endow the fred harris Chair in Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

Professor Emeritus fred harris started his more than 50 year career at SDSU in 1967 teaching DSP and Communication Systems courses. He is internationally renowned in Electrical Engineering and holds over 35 patents on digital receiver and DSP technology. He is the co-inventor of the Blackman-Harris Window.

Peggy is CEO of Magic Leap, a spatial computing company. Eric is an angel investor. They met at SDSU. Grateful for their SDSU education, fred’s inspiration and life-long friendship, they made the naming gift in his honor.


Joe Kiani      

Joe E. Kiani, ('84 & '88)
2022 Forbes 400 Billionaire
Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Masimo Corporation
Class of 1988

Joe E. Kiani, 
founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Masimo Corporation, a publicly held (since 2007) global medical technology company, immigrated to the U.S. from Iran as a child of poverty to become a billionaire! 

In 1984, Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and in 1988 his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at San Diego State University. He was also the 2005 Monty Awardee. SDSU's Monty Award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to San Diego State University, the San Diego community or California, nationally or internationally, and is presented to one distinguished alumnus/alumna from each college annually.

Now, Joe Kiani is the cover story on the 2022 Forbes 400 magazine. To read the entire article, click on Meet the Iranian Immigrant Who Became a Covid MedTec Billionaire, written by Kerry A. Dolan, Forbes Staff.


Reena Roy-SDGE      

Reena Roy
San Diego Gas & Electric
Class of 2010
Senior Engineer

Reena Roy graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in 2010 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University. She has been with San Diego Gas & Electric for 12 years as their senior engineer.

Click SDG&E Engineers Week Employee Spotlight: Reen Roy to read the article.