Volume XII / 2023
The University of Texas at Arlington | College of Engineering

Class Notes

Bridget Beamon

Bridget Beamon ('11 PhD, Computer Engineering; '95 BS, Computer Science), a principal software and systems engineer at Raytheon Intelligence and Space, recently earned a 2023 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution-Industry for her work on a natural language processing system for engineering requirements. The system will allow engineers to automate aspects that will lead to better costing, estimation, and the ability to test and produce a product that meets customers' needs.


Morris Narunsky ('69 BS, Aerospace Engineering) was named Man of the Year for Congregation Brith Shalom Men's Club in Houston. He was born in a German Nazi concentration camp in occupied southern Poland shortly after it was liberated. Semi-retired, he worked with offshore oil and gas equipment manufacturers.


Daryl Meredith ('82 BS, Mechanical Engineering) of York, Pennsylvania, returned to the Dewalt Division of Stanley Black & Decker as a part-time instructor of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and power tool safety after retiring with 34 years of service.

Ken Cummins Hall ('86 BS, Civil Engineering) is vice president and southwest regional manager at Hazen and Sawyer, an environmental engineering firm in Fort Worth. He serves on the advisory board of the College of Engineering.


Lirio Liu ('91 BS, Aerospace Engineering) became executive director of the Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Certification Service. Liu, who has worked for the FAA since 1991, is responsible for type certification, production approval, airworthiness certification, and continued airworthiness of the U.S. civil aircraft fleet, including commercial and general aviation activities. She led the agency's international affairs office prior to her current position and has served in several other leadership roles in her career.

Rajesh “Raj” Chundury ('96 MS, Computer Science and Engineering) is the chief technical officer and vice president of customer solutions-broadband access at Radisys, a global open telecom solutions company. He spent 23 years at Ericsson.


Arjav Dave ('10 MS, Computer Science and Engineering) is a cofounder and technical director of Wellnest Tech, a company that aims to enable timely diagnosis and analysis of heart health from the convenience of one's home.

Syed Ahmed ('15 MS, Engineering Management) is the manager of eCommerce Transportation for Walmart. He lives in Brampton, Toronto, Canada.