22 Notable alumni of
University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is 1534th in the world, 545th in North America, and 512th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 22 notable alumni from the University of Texas at Dallas sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Ross Ulbricht

    Ross Ulbricht
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Ross William Ulbricht is an American who created and operated the darknet market website Silk Road from 2011 until his arrest in 2013. The site used Tor for anonymity and bitcoin as a currency and facilitated the sale of narcotics and other illegal sales. One of Ulbricht's online pseudonyms was "Dread Pirate Roberts" after the fictional character in the novel The Princess Bride and its film adaptation.

  2. Aziz Sancar

    Aziz Sancar
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    biochemistmolecular biologistuniversity teachergeneticist
    Biography

    Aziz Sancar is a Turkish molecular biologist specializing in DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoints, and circadian clock. In 2015, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Tomas Lindahl and Paul L. Modrich for their mechanistic studies of DNA repair. He has made contributions on photolyase and nucleotide excision repair in bacteria that have changed his field.

  3. Katrina Pierson

    Katrina Pierson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in the University of Texas at Dallas
    In 2006 graduated with Bachelor of Science in biology
    Occupations
    political adviserconsultantpolitical campaign staff
    Biography

    Katrina Lanette Pierson is an American activist and communications consultant. She was the national spokesperson for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

  4. Naveen Jindal

    Naveen Jindal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Naveen Jindal is an Indian billionaire industrialist, and a former Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Kurukshetra, Haryana in the 14th and 15th Lok Sabha. He currently serves as the Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited and Chancellor of O. P. Jindal Global University.

  5. Austin Tindle

    Austin Tindle
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Austin Tindle is an American voice actor who works for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. He is best known for voicing the lead role of Ken Kaneki in the Tokyo Ghoul series, Kiyoshi Fujino in Prison School, Ayumu Aikawa in Is This a Zombie?, Yu Ishigami in Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Accelerator in the A Certain Magical Index series, as well as its spinoffs A Certain Scientific Accelerator and A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Karma Akabane in Assassination Classroom, Shu Ouma in Guilty Crown, Vali Lucifer in High School DxD, Marco Bott in Attack on Titan, Neito Monoma in My Hero Academia, Kenji Kazama in D-Frag!, Crowley Eusford in Seraph of the End and Leopold Vermillion in Black Clover.

  6. David Hanson

    David Hanson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    sculptorresearcherchief executive officer
    Biography

    Dr. David Hanson Jr. is an American roboticist who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hanson Robotics, a Hong Kong-based robotics company founded in 2013.

  7. Michael C. Burgess

    Michael C. Burgess
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in the University of Texas at Dallas
    In 2000 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    politiciangynaecologistobstetricianphysician
    Biography

    Michael Clifton Burgess is an American physician and politician representing Texas's 26th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is anchored in Denton County, a suburban county north of Dallas and Fort Worth.

  8. Merve Kavakcı

    Merve Kavakcı
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    university teacherpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Merve Safa Kavakcı is a Turkish politician, who was elected as a Virtue Party (Turkish: Fazilet Partisi) deputy for Istanbul on April 18, 1999. She is serving as the Turkish ambassador to Malaysia.

  9. Alejandro Ramírez

    Alejandro Ramírez
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Alejandro Tadeo Ramírez Álvarez is a Costa Rican-born American chess player. At the age of 15, he became the first Central American to achieve the title of Grandmaster and the second youngest chess grandmaster in the world at the time.

  10. James F. Reilly

    James F. Reilly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of Texas at Dallas
    In 1995 graduated with doctorate in geosciences
    Graduated with master's degree in geosciences
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in geosciences
    Occupations
    military officerastronautdirectorgeologist
    Biography

    James Francis Reilly II is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, and honorary United States Marshal who served as the 17th Director of the United States Geological Survey from 2018 to 2021. He flew on three Space Shuttle missions: STS-89, STS-104 and STS-117.

  11. Amon Simutowe

    Amon Simutowe
    Born in
    Zambia Flag Zambia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Amon Simutowe is a Zambian chess grandmaster. He is the first grandmaster from sub-Saharan Africa and the third black chess grandmaster in history, after Maurice Ashley and Pontus Carlsson. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Science in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.

  12. Yury Shulman

    Yury Shulman
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Yuri Shulman is a Belarusian American chess player who holds the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM). He also goes by the alternate spelling of "Yury Shulman." He's married to the Woman International Master (WIM) Viktorija Ni.

  13. Conrad Holt

    Conrad Holt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Conrad William Holt is an American chess player who received the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM) in September 2012.

  14. Angie Chen Button

    Angie Chen Button
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Angie Chen Button is a Certified Public Accountant and a retired marketing manager of Texas Instruments from Garland, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives. Since 2009, she has represented District 112 in Dallas County.

  15. Alejandro Mendoza

    Alejandro Mendoza
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alejandro "Alex" Mendoza is an American former Marine, owner of a lawn care business and democratic socialist politician from Dallas, Texas, who was the vice presidential nominee of Socialist Party USA in the 2012 elections. Mendoza, of Texas, ran with Stewart Alexander of California for president. Mendoza is currently serving as the State Chair for the Socialist Party of Texas.

  16. Bechara Choucair

    Bechara Choucair
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    civil servantresearcher
    Biography

    Bechara Choucair is a Lebanese-American physician and public health advisor who is the chief community health officer of Kaiser Permanente. He was the senior vice president of safety net and community health at Trinity Health and served as the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health from 2009 to 2014.

  17. Brandon Friedman

    Brandon Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Brandon Friedman is a writer, entrepreneur and former Obama administration official. He was CEO of the McPherson Square Group before co-founding Rakkasan Tea Company in 2017. Previously, he served as the deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. His memoir, The War I Always Wanted, was named by the Military Times in 2010 as one of "The Best Military Books of the Decade".

  18. Magesh Chandran Panchanathan

    Magesh Chandran Panchanathan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Magesh Chandran Panchanathan is an Indian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006.

  19. Aron K. Barbey

    Aron K. Barbey
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    neuroscientistresearcher
    Biography

    Aron Keith Barbey is an American cognitive neuroscientist, who investigates the neural architecture of human intelligence and brain plasticity. Barbey is the Emanuel Donchin Professorial Scholar of Psychology and a Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois. He is director of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and founding director of the Center for Brain Plasticity at the Beckman Institute, where he leads the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity (ILP) Initiative.

  20. Duane Quam

    Duane Quam
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Duane Robert Quam is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 25A, which includes portions of Dodge and Olmsted counties in the southeastern part of the state. He is an engineer by profession.

  21. Marcin Kamiński

    Marcin Kamiński
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Marcin Kamiński is a Polish chess grandmaster.

  22. Kacper Drozdowski

    Kacper Drozdowski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Kacper Drozdowski is a Polish chess player who holds the title of International Master (IM) (2013).