Meet Our Team
Brian is a junior exploring Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship. He has held software engineering internships at Raytheon and Credera, founded the Virtual Reality Society at UTD, and is currently leading Immosis LLC, an immersive reality startup. He also manages the nonprofit extension of the AIS. During his spare time, Brian can be found playing piano, writing blog posts, or watching horror movies with his eyes closed.
Joshua is a junior majoring in Computer Science and is currently interning at Enseo, Inc. in the quality assurance department. He has a natural interest in AI, as it relates to many of his most significant interests, including technology, philosophy, and politics. In his free time, he likes to write code, play videogames , debate strangers on the internet, and hang out with friends.
Alyssa is a junior majoring in Computer Science. She is a graduate of the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a member of both Collegium V and the Computer Science Computing Scholars program, and an all-around nerd. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys playing tabletop role playing games, cooking, and petting dogs.
Director of Operations
Nymisha is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and is a member of the Computer Science Honors Program. In addition to being a Cognitive Science minor, she is passionate about psychology, traveling, and activism. In her spare time, she can be found adoring puppies and dancing Salsa and Bachata with her Latin Dance group.
Mahim is a freshman majoring in Computer Science. Despite his major, his interests span from business to medicine. Mahim is involved with Business Professionals of America’s UTD chapter and the CometX program at Blackstone. He has aspirations to use AI to help bring about positive change in society. Outside of class, he enjoys exercising, DIY projects, entrepreneurship endeavors and travelling.
Brishty is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering. She has headed community projects for the Student Council as the State Historian. Brishty actively volunteers with UNICEF at UTD and has contributed to local children's hospitals, schools, and events. She has also dedicated time to exploring the field of Computer Science and hopes to encourage students to do the same. In her free time, Brishty enjoys dancing, painting, and reading.
Debbie is a sophomore from Austin studying Neuroscience, preparing to go into medical research. In high school, she served as the President of her local Jewish youth group. During this time, she planned events for groups as large as 150 people. Debbie spends time writing letters, travelling, being a political activist, and telling people customer horror stories from her time working at Whataburger. She is eager to share her passion about the potential of AI!
Public Relations Coordinator
Nooreen is a freshman majoring in Computer Science with an interest in AI related studies. Aside from academic pursuits, she enjoys running, teaching martial arts, writing, and meeting new people.
Director of Marketing
Kayla is a junior studying Computer Science and is an aspiring engineer. She loves learning about new things, especially if they relate to technology. Kayla is also very passionate about music and enjoys playing the viola and making music with others during her free time. She looks forward to what this year has in store for the AIS!
Annakila is currently in her sophomore year studying Computer Science and Mathematics, and she will be launching a start up company in digital marketing within the next year. She hopes to later pursue a career in AI and VR. She is a passionate Sci-Fi junkie, and devoted fur mom. In her free time she can be found playing pool, painting, or traveling the world in search of the best sky-diving locations.
Srujan is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Computer Science. He’s a research assistant in the Lab for Clinical and Integrative Neuroscience, a peer educator, and a member of several volunteer service organizations. He has diverse interests encompassing AI, Neuroscience, Medicine, Economics, and Graphic Design. In his free time, he likes to watch movies and shows, read about current events and new ideas, stay active, and hang out with friends.
Tushar is currently a junior double-majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He was part of the Clark Summer Undergraduate Research Program, and has done artificial intelligence projects in the past, working with images and regression. He is passionate about science, math, and engineering, and is always curious to learn more. In his free time, he likes to listen to music. He also plays the piano and the viola.
Jay is a junior studying Computer Science. He has worked in UT Austin’s research department building software for hyper-parameter optimization and high performance hardware. These days you can find him attending hackathons and training AIs for games. When he’s not coding he is out enjoying the day, and probably considering getting back to work.
Tech Coord. & Outreach Instructor
Courtney is a junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Neuroscience. She is a Research Assistant in the ALPS Lab under Dr. Gupta, a member of both Collegium V and the Computer Science Computing Scholars program, and a part of the ASME Shell Eco-Marathon team at UTD. When not programming, she can be found at her family’s ranch riding horses or playing piano.
Amol is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. In high school he was a member of the FIRST Robotics team, the Vice President of the chess team, and a participant in the M3 Challenge. He has experience in iOS development and aims to create intelligent iPhone apps using machine-learning techniques. In his free time, he likes to play guitar, play speed chess, and search for interesting math or programming problems to solve.
Sharad is a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering at UNT. Although relatively new to the field of AI, he is eager to dive in and expand his knowledge. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exploring art and film, and making music on his laptop.
Ilan is a UTD senior studying Computer Science with a passion for education. Inspired early by the likes of Khan Academy, Codeacademy, and independent YouTube tutorials, he hopes to one day aid human learning via machine learning.
Rama Narayan Lakshmanan
Ram is a graduate student majoring in computer science. He is an automation-crazy devops engineer in the field of Business Intelligence and data-warehousing. He aims to employ AI techniques to improve the quality of predictive modeling and analysis in BI. When not in the programming realm, he loves to cook, solve Rubik's cube, read fiction and write scripts for stage play.
Linna is a graduate student majoring in Finance at UTD and has a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering. She has worked for 2 years as a software engineer, designing programs in Python and Java. Additionally, she has gained 5 certificates from courses in Coursera, including deep learning, CNN and Machine Learning. In her spare time, she attends hackathons and likes playing Ping Pong & reading books.
Professor Arnold is a shy, but really good-looking, half-Canadian computer geek who retired from 20+ years of software development to teach. After working for companies like IBM and Bombardier, he is now a Senior Lecturer at UTD. He has a Master's in Computer Science from UTD, an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and is now working on a PhD at UTD. He’s been happily married for 16+ years to a beautiful computer network engineer, during which time he’s collected 1 daughter, 2 cats, 3 dogs, and a live-in mother. His academic interests include Artificial Intelligence, Creative Automata, Theology, and Education.
You can find the gallery of our past officers here.