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XRDS: Alumni

Karan Ahuja   
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Karan is a Ph.D. student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He uses his background in computer vision, signal processing and applied machine learning to create novel sensing and interaction technologies. This enables a broad range of applications spanning across various domains, including augmented & virtual reality, health monitoring, activity recognition and context-aware computing. He is a Siebel Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of XRDS (formerly Crossroads), a flagship student-led magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His research has been widely disseminated, being covered by TechCrunch, Engadget, NPR, Fast Company, Collegiate Inventors Competition and ScienceDaily among others.

Gaurang Bansal   
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Web Editor

Gaurang Bansal is doctoral student at the National University of Singapore (NUS) under Prof. Biplab Sikdar at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a recipient of the President Graduate Fellowship, 2020. He is also currently serving as Web Editor for ACM XRDS Magazine. Previously, he had completed his Master’s and Bachelor’s from BITS Pilani in 2020 & 2018, respectively. He is currently working on designing “Scalable Authentication Solutions for UAV Networks”. Having worked as mentor at IoT lab, BITS Pilani (2017-2020), with Dr. Vinay Chamola, his research interests also includes IoT, network security, blockchain, machine learning, and operating systems

Anukruti Mathur

Anukruti Mathur   
University Of Petroleum and Energy Studies India

Department Editor

Anukruti Mathur, 20, is a vivid young writer, prolific speaker, and an exuberant debater. She is pursuing her graduation in Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technology from the University Of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India. Her primary interests include cloud computing, fog computing, software engineering, and open-source standards. Head girl in her school days, she has very distinctive administrating and organizing capabilities. Winner of several writing contests, she was declared the best speaker at Youth Parliament organized by leading Hindi national daily of the country.

Soumyasnigdha Kundu   
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, India

Department Editor

Soumya is a final Year undergraduate student studying Computer Science and Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, India. His research focuses around deep learning and computer vision and applying the same to medical image analysis and high energy physics problems. He enjoys listening to music and trying out different cuisines in his leisure time

Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune, India

Department Editor

Manandeep is a final year undergraduate student studying Computer Engineering at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune, India. His topics of interest include Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. In leisure time, he enjoys listening to music, travelling and learning French language

Ashka Shah   
University of Chicago

Department Editor

Ashka Shah is a 3rd year computer science Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago. She studies deep learning methods and explainability in drug discovery, and is more broadly interested in AI methods for science. She enjoys listening to science podcasts and baking banana bread.

Nupur Shiturkar   
Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune, India

Department Editor

Nupur Shiturkar am a final year computer engineering undergraduate studying at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune, India. I have worked as the President of the PCCoE ACM-W Student Chapter in my third year. I love to get involved in extracurricular activities, have been a part of student development groups since school, and have even got opportunities to lead some of them. My topics of interest include web development and cybersecurity. I am currently studying Machine Learning as part of my final year project. In my free time, I like to record songs on karaoke or learn a dance routine.

Joewie Koh   
University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Feature Editor

Joewie is a doctoral student at the University of Colorado Boulder mentored by Prof. Alessandro Roncone. In the Human Interaction and Robotics Group, he works primarily on problems at the intersection of robotics and reinforcement learning. He is also a student researcher in the NSF AI Institute for Student–AI Teaming, where he is developing an interactive AI partner for the classroom. Joewie is a graduate of Reed College [B.A. Mathematics], the University of London [BSc (Hons) Economics], and the Georgia Institute of Technology [M.S. Computer Science].

Raiful Hasan  
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Feature Editor

Raiful Hasan is a doctoral student in computer science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is NSF GRSP (ALEPSCoR) Scholar and working in UAB Secure & Trustworthy Computing Lab (SECRETLab). His research interests lie broadly at the intersection of mobile and wearable computing, human-computer interaction, Internet of Things, and smart city, with a focus on distracted pedestrian safety and bystanders privacy. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Dhaka (DU) in Bangladesh.

Sainyam Galhotra  
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Feature Editor

Sainyam Galhotra is a PhD student at University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests include data integration, clustering and fairness. He is a recipient of the “Best Paper Award” at FSE 2017 and the “Most Reproducible Award” at SIGMOD 2018 and 2019. He is the first recipient of the “Krithi Ramamritham Scholarship” at UMass for contribution to research in databases. In his free time, Sainyam likes to hike and play squash.

Muskaan Chopra   
Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Feature Editor

Muskaan Chopra is a UG Scholar at Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh with a focus on Computer Science. She is currently leading the ACM Student Chapter of her college as the Chairperson. She is a very enthusiastic researcher and technical writer working in the field of data science and machine learning, and has published research papers in various international conferences and journals. She enjoys graphic designing and animations.

You can find a list of more former XRDS Student Editors on this page. Thank you all for your contributions to the magazine.