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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 Leads

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!

Vibhav Peri

Hey, I’m Vibhav! I’m currently a junior here at UW in CS. I had been interested in learning ML since I came to the university, but was completely overwhelmed by where to start. The intro course was exactly what I needed! I liked the course enough to TA it the following quarter, and now I’m thrilled to be leading it with Ameya! In my free time I enjoy running and videogames among many other nerdy things.

Spring 2024 Teaching Assistants

Arya Sanjay

Hey, I’m Arya. I really enjoyed the intro course due to my interest in the intersection of ethics and applied machine learning, and since I’m passionate about teaching, I wanted to TA! I’m a CS student at UW, and outside of school, I like exploring new food spots, reading, and trying new things.

Jeffrey Junio

I’m Jeffrey J, a second year, and I’m interested in I2 because of AI & ML, as I plan to use it to eventually take over the world. Other than that, I’m still learning, and am also interested in how it can make education more accessible and personalized. Outside of I2, I have a lot of other interests that change semi-frequently. Right now, I’m into cardistry/magic and Roblox game development.

Pushpesh Thakur

Hi, I’m Pushpesh! I’m majoring in CS and am interested in AI. I took the i2 intro course and gained a lot of foundational knowledge about AI because of it. In my spare time, I love to play the piano and pretty much any sport (watching sports is an also a hobby).

Shey Gao

Hi I’m Shey! I’m a junior majoring in computer science, and I’m interested in how AI can contribute to healthcare. I found the I2 Intro Neuro/AI course to be a good starting point for developing interest and exploring more outside of class. One more cool thing I want to explore is freestyle skiing, feel free to reach out if you’re interested as well!

Shravani Bhujbal

Hi, I am Shravani, and I am a Computer Science major at UW. I enjoyed the Intro course because it gave me a basic knowledge of many subfields in AI. It was really interesting exploring the overlaps of neuroscience and AI. Outside academics, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and Sudoku.

Soham Bhosale

Hey, I’m Soham! I am a freshman majoring in computer science and very interested in AI and its applications in the medical field as well as AI ethics. I really enjoyed exploring and learning about these topics in the I2 Intro Course and that is why I wanted to TA for it. Outside of school, I like traveling, reading and playing tennis!

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.

Fall 2023 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.