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  • Kruthik Ravikanti is Prudential Spirit of Community honoree

    Kruthik Ravikanti is Prudential Spirit of Community honoree March 2021 - Kruthik Ravikanti, a senior at Alpharetta High School, has been picked as one of the Prudential Spirit of Community State honorees this year. He cofounded a nonprofit organization to help other young people start, fund, and execute their own service projects.

  • Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech among AAAI Fellows

    Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech among AAAI Fellows March 2021 - Ashok Goel of Georgia Tech has been named among 10 new Fellows of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). A professor of computer science and human-centered computing at Georgia Tech, in the past he has been co-director for the Center for Biologically Inspired Design, and director for the Ph.D. program in Human-Centered Computing.

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award for Dr. Jonnalagadda

    Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award for Dr. Jonnalagadda February 2021 - Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award last month from the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations.

  • Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” in 2020

    Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” in 2020 February 2021 - Ricky Walia, chief operating officer of Walia Hospitality Group, and Varun Yarabarla, development lead at VentLife, were among the dynamic Atlantans included in last year’s “40 Under 40” list put out by Georgia Trend.

  • Jagruti Solanki named chief financial officer of BitPay

    Jagruti Solanki named chief financial officer of BitPay February 2021 - Jagruti Solanki, former assurance partner at Atlanta accounting firm Aprio, was named CFO of cryptocurrency payment company BitPay, one of the largest providers of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services. A nationally recognized subject matter expert on blockchain, she provides companies with insights, best practices, and pitfalls related to blockchain accounting, audit, tax, regulatory, valuation, and cyber risk considerations.

  • Multiple winners from sixth district in 2020 app challenge

    Multiple winners from sixth district in 2020 app challenge February 2021 - Piranavaskanthan Abeyakaran, Anish Rajeev, Nikita Jha, and Anish Jain won the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Announced by Rep. Lucy McBath, the first place winner (“Legal AI”) was created by Piranavaskanthan Abeyakaran from Dunwoody High School.

  • Kiran Ahuja appointed to Biden transition team

    Kiran Ahuja appointed to Biden transition team January 2021 - Kiran Ahuja, who grew up in Savannah, Georgia, has been named member of the Joe Biden presidential transition team. Ahuja will support all transition efforts related to the Office of Personnel Management. She has been made head of the team that will deal with the U.S. federal administration’s human resources agency, the federal office for investigations into civil service, and the protection of whistleblowers.

  • Wellstar Hospital award for Dr. Usha Anand

    Wellstar Hospital award for Dr. Usha Anand January 2021 - Atlanta resident Dr. Usha Anand has been awarded “The Teaching Faculty Hospitalist for the Year.” She won the honor from the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where she works as a physician and team lead for the hospital’s Emergency Covid-19 Surge Plan. It’s dedicated to getting the hospital prepared for the onslaught of Covid-19 patients.

  • Vibhav and Anant selected for Cobb Youth Leadership

    Vibhav and Anant selected for Cobb Youth Leadership January 2021 - Vibhav Kanyadan of Wheeler High School and Anant Rajan of Walton High School have been selected to be part of Cobb Youth Leadership (CYL) Steering Committee. The CYL, sponsored by Leadership Cobb Alumni Association (LCAA), is a leadership program for rising high school juniors that focuses on developing leadership skills through interactive participation.

  • Srijan Kumar’s proposal wins Facebook RFP 2020

    Srijan Kumar’s proposal wins Facebook RFP 2020 January 2021 - Srijan Kumar of Georgia Tech Research Corporation and Duen Horng “Polo” Chau are the winners of Facebook’s 2020 request for proposals in applied statistics. They won the award for their proposal titled “Adversarially robust temporal embedding models for social media integrity.”

 

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