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Course Staff

Here are the awesome people who made the course + website. Feel free to contact us if you have any issues!

Education Lead

Ameya Agrawal

Hey there, I’m Ameya! I took the intro course myself the first time it was run and absolutely loved it, so I decided to TA for it, and now I’m leading it! I am fortunate to be surrounded by intelligent, dedicated i2 leadership who share a common passion for Neuro/AI and are always happy to help. I really enjoyed this course as it provided me with a great starting point to further explore Neuro/AI and I hope it does the same for you. Outside of i2, I’m a junior in CS at UW, and I absolutely love solving puzzles, playing video games and am always down for a game of pool!

Teaching Assistants

Eric Ye

Hello, I’m Eric, and I joined this club mostly because I found the idea of intelligence really interesting. Is it something that is special and unique, or is it something that could be recreated? I’m leaning towards the latter due to the impressive recent advancements in AI. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and hiking, and I occasionally play tennis.

Frank Li

Hey, this is Frank. I’m a CS junior with a preference for AI and systems. I like learning and fiddling with complex stuff that I don’t understand. In my free time I like to play FPS with my friends while screaming, code some useless things, and read about new tech.

Jay Yu

Hi, my name is Hongjian /xoŋtɕiɛn/, you can call me Jay for simplicity. I gained a lot from I2’s intro course and hope to help you learn as I did. I major in linguistics and cs. In my spare time I listen to a ton of j-pop and classical.

Justin Dong

Hi, my name is Justin. I joined I2 to explore an interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and being apart of the intro course last year helped me do just that. My hobbies include volleyball, video games, and looking mysterious in libraries.

Kelland Harrison

My name is Kelland. I read a lot of sci-fi as a kid, so I’ve been thinking about AI for a while. I2 has been a great place for me to explore these ideas, and I hope to give you the same experience. I also like electronic music and german poetry.

The Creators

Carter Swartout

Hi, I’m Carter! I’m a CS student studying deep learning, primarily NLP. I’ve always had a childlike wonder with “intelligent computers” and I’m delighted I get to improve them with I2. Outside of school I love reading, biking, and being confused by puzzles!

Chaytan Inman

I’m Chaytan. I guess the first thing to know about me is that I love rain, trees, fungi, and plants, and they’re what made me want to form this team. I think that technology has enabled humans to destroy ourselves and organisms around us, but I’m hoping that the right technology can also enable us to reevaluate how we think and act. To me this team is an environment about experimenting and discovering those technologies: codifying generally intelligent computation and environmental understanding through environmental interaction.

Varun Ananth

Hey there! My name is Varun. I have been working on this course for a while and with the help of some amazing people, it came together. I really believe in the power of education and teaching and how it can shape lives. I attribute my successes today to my teachers, peer or adult. With this course I aim to spark interest for Neuro/AI in college students around the world. My specialty within DL is Reinforcement Learning, and I hope to be able to continue research in that field. Apart from nerdy stuff, I enjoy guitar, skateboarding, and videogames. So basically more nerdy stuff.