Leadership

Andrew Chen

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Andrew is an incoming computer science major at Cornell University’s College of Engineering. He has experience teaching pupils of a wide range of ages, and has competed and placed in programming competitions on both the state and national level. For example, Andrew has successfully placed into the Gold Division of the world-renowned USA Computing Olympiad. Andrew is excited to bring his teaching and computer science experience to AICS.

Kamal Narra

Co-Founder, CEO

 

Kamal is an incoming computer science major at the University of Maryland: College Park. He has been coding for 6 years and has experience teaching students of all skill levels. In addition to programming, Kamal also pursued politics and economics during his time in competitive speech and debate: he aims to combine these skillsets in order to explore the intersection between technological advancement and societal good.

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Charles Wang

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Charles is an incoming computer science major at Cornell University. He takes great interest in the applications of CS in biology and has exercised this passion through bioinformatics internships at both Cornell and the University of Florida. As a CS mentor, Charles has taught students at a variety of ages and levels. Charles is also a competitor in USACO's gold division and would someday like to see Farmer John ditch his cows for a more porcine farm creature.

Elizabeth Li

Director of Operations

Elizabeth is a psychology major at Dartmouth College. She has some limited coding knowledge, but her main interest is in assuring productivity and efficacy behind the scenes. Elizabeth also has a variety of experiences working with students of all ages. She is happy to use her skills in communications and education for AICS.

Staff

Jyoti Bharadwaj

Python Department Head

Jyoti is an incoming computer science major at Tufts University. She has been learning java and python since she was in seventh grade. She is passionate and dedicated to machine learning projects since 2018. She has participated in many computer science competitions and has placed in the USACO Silver division. This year Jyoti completed the AP Computer Science A and the AP Calculus BC. Furthermore, Jyoti has won the state research fair (MSEF) for her research in environmental science and machine learning. She is excited to share her knowledge and expertise in Advanced Python and Machine Learning at AICS.

Isaac Han

Scratch Department Head

Isaac is a rising senior at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. He enjoys coding and has worked with Scratch significantly ever since he began programming, with experience in virtual education. In Isaac's free time he is involved in the Science and Debate Teams, activities in which he has achieved significant success. He is excited to be a part of AICS this summer.

Anya Mittal

Java Department Head

Anya is a rising junior at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Her interest in computer science and programming sparked in 5th grade when she started learning Wolfram Programming Language. Later, she learned basic Java and has completed a JavaScript course, and is a W3C Schools certified JavaScript developer. Anya is also an experienced teacher, and is very excited to bring her experience and knowledge to AICS.

Joe Maffa

SAT Math Department Head

Joe Maffa is a rising freshman at Brown University. He is an honors student with genuine interest in knowledge and sharing that knowledge with others. He scored in the 99th percentile on the math portion of the SAT test. Outside of school, he spends his time playing tennis and cooking with his family. He is looking forward to helping teach math with AICS!

Michael Hu

Java Department Head

Michael is a rising senior at Acton Boxborough Regional High School. He started programming in 3rd grade, and has experience in both HTML and Python. Now a junior at ABRHS, he has since picked up Java and Golang as his preferred languages. His years of experience in programming have given him a passion to learn and create, which he hopes to impart to his motivated students. Aside from his background in computer science, Michael is an accomplished member of the AB Science Team, and loves to spend time outdoors with his scouting friends.

Jessica Wang

Python Instructor

Jessica is an incoming computer science major at Cornell University. She has been interested in CS since she was in elementary school, and has pursued this interest by taking classes such as AP Computer Science A and working on projects such as coding a doctor-patient portal. Through these classes and projects, she has become familiar with programming languages such as Python and Java. At school, Jessica is a member of Girls in STEAM and Peer Tutors, where she has enjoyed tutoring her peers as well as younger children.

Charles Wang

Java Instructor

Charles is an incoming computer science major at Cornell University. He has been programming since 7th grade, and has achieved success in multiple national computer science competitions, including promotion to the Gold Division in the USA Coding Olympiad (USACO). In terms of teaching experience, Charles has instructed students over a range of ages and skill levels. In his free time, Charles enjoys snowboarding and juggling (sometimes even at the same time!). He is also very excited to bring his knowledge and experience in programming to AICS!

Nitya Aryasomayajula

Java Instructor

Nitya Aryasomayajula is a rising sophomore at UMass Amherst, studying Computer Science and Mathematics. She currently pursues research at her university in the area of theoretical computer science, and her research interests lie in the area of algorithms, machine learning, and biologically inspired computing. She has served as a teaching assistant for the introductory computer science at her university, and has tutored students in data structures. She looks forward to coming back and helping out in AICS!

Adi Bhalchandra

Scratch Instructor

Adi is a rising senior at Acton Boxborough Regional High School. He began his programming journey in the 5th grade with Scratch and JavaScript.  In his freshman year, Adi took the Computer Science elective at ABRHS where he learned HTML and furthered his knowledge in Scratch. Recently, he completed a month-long intensive coding course learning the fundamentals of Python. He is excited to share his teamwork skills and knowledge gained with his students! Besides coding, Adi is a varsity rower and an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for his Boy Scouts troop in Acton.

Rohit Lal

NY Branch Manager

Rohit is a rising senior at Ithaca High School. He has been coding since 8th grade with favorite languages being Python and Java (after having taken AP Computer Science). He is currently also learning R. Rohit has been using his knowledge of Python to help automate bioinformatic methods and tools for research he has been doing at the Boyce Thompson Institute. At school he is also part of his programming team where he has taught introductory Python classes to newer members. Rohit is very excited to be a part of AICS this summer.

Ryan Song

SAT Math

Ryan Song is a rising senior at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. He is a straight A student who is passionate about math, likes to work with other students, and looks forward to teaching at AICS. He scored an 800 on the math portion of the SAT test and an 800 on the SAT math 2 subject test. Outside of Math, Ryan is engaged in various STEM-related activities and clubs in his school; he also enjoys swimming, digital drawing, and pokemon.

Ben Wang

Operations Team Member/Scratch Instructor

Ben is an incoming Computer Science major at the University of Toronto. He has experience in customer service at an online art instruction organization and in teaching younger kids various subjects including chess and coding. Ben has also been self-studying various coding languages such as Java and Python during his free time. He enjoys reading magazines and biking during the summer. Ben is thrilled to bring his knowledge of coding and teaching experiences to AICS.

Srijan Srivatsa

Python Instructor

Srijan Srivatsa, originally from Ashland, MA, is a rising sophomore at UMass Amherst studying Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. His experience in coding includes small projects in high school and being a lecture panelist during Data Structures Lectures at his previous educational institution, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His interests in Computer Science include Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Mechatronics. Srijan looks forward to contributing to the AICS community this Summer 2021 for the first time!

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