Meet Our Team


Joshua Baker

Joshua Baker

President

Joshua is a senior majoring in Computer Science and is currently working part time at Enseo, Inc. in the quality assurance department. Specifically, he is interested in AI as an intersection between technology and philosophy and as one of the most significant factors that will influence the future of humanity. Joshua also serves as the president of UTD Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists. In his free time, he likes to write code, have discussions about important ideas, and spend quality time with friends and family.

Amol Mavuduru

Amol Mavuduru

Vice President
Technical Lead

Amol is a senior Fast Track student majoring in Computer Science. Last summer he worked as a Big Data Analytics and AI intern at Verizon. He has a lot of experience working with Python machine learning tools and is currently an undergraduate researcher at a lab that uses deep learning for cancer detection. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, hitting the gym, and of course, reading about the latest trends in AI!

Annakila Jepsen

Annakila Jepsen

Director of Marketing

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.

Brishty Som

Brishty Som

Secretary

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.

Courtney Erbes

Courtney Erbes

Tech Coordinator
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.

Debbie Pehr

Debbie Pehr

Treasurer

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!

Ilan Buzzetti

Ilan Buzzetti

Tech Coordinator

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.

Jay Butera

Jay Butera

Co-Director of Technology

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.

Kaushik Nadimpalli

Kaushik Nadimpalli

Tech Coordinator

Kaushik is a sophomore pursuing a major in Computer Science and a minor in Business Intelligence. He is an active member of numerous organizations on campus including the UTD chapter of IntelliChoice, HackersUTD, and ACM. His goals include building and presenting interactive AI projects to establish a better bond between humans and machines. In his free time, he enjoys practicing martial arts, watching Netflix, or reading manga.

Linna Wang

Linna Wang

Tech Coordinator

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.

Mahim Nalluri

Mahim Nalluri

Operations Coordinator

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.

Nooreen Ahmad

Nooreen Ahmad

Director of Public Relations

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.

Nymisha Jahagirdar

Nymisha Jahagirdar

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.

Rama Narayan Lakshmanan

Rama Narayan Lakshmanan

Tech Coordinator

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.

Sharad Shekar

Sharad Shekar

Tech Coordinator

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.

Tushar Rahi

Tushar Rahi

Director of Technology

Tushar is currently a senior 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.

Gordon Arnold

Gordon Arnold

Faculty Sponsor

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.








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