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AIClub 2022 Student Research Symposium

AI Research and Innovations by Middle and High Schoolers

June 25th 2022

Live Online via Zoom

Keynote and Presentations 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon PT
Additional Teacher Professional Development

Our 2021 Symposium is a celebration of AI innovations by K-12 students. This year, we are proud to have

  • Keynote by Dr. Bharath Ramsundar, an internationally renowned expert in AI for Medicine.

  • Presentations by Middle and High School students on AI in STEM, social good, new apps, and more.

  • Two professional teacher development sessions K-12


9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

12:00 Noon - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

07:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Dr. Nisha Talagala (CEO AIClub)

Open Sourcing Medicine Discovery with DeepChem
Dr. Nikunj Oza


Nikunj Oza is the leader of the Data Sciences Group at NASA Ames Research Center. He also leads a NASA project team that researches and applies machine learning to aviation
safety and operations. Dr. Oza’s 50+ research papers represent his research interests, which include data mining, machine learning, ensemble learning, anomaly detection, and their applications to Aeronautics and Earth Science. He received the Arch T. Colwell
Award for co-authoring one of the five most innovative technical papers selected from 3300+ SAE technical papers in 2005. His data mining team received the 2018 and 2019 NASA Honor Awards and the 2010 NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
Associate Administrator¹s Award. In 2019, he was named by Cognilytica as one of 50 key people in the US government working to move the adoption of AI forward across the industry. He is an Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Information Fusion
(Elsevier) and has served as organizer, senior program committee member, and program committee member of many data mining and machine learning conferences. He received his B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT in 1994, and M.S. (in 1998) and Ph.D. (in 2001) in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Student Presentations

Sathee: Your New Companion

Meenakshi Nair - William J Hopkins Junior High School, CA

Using Transformers and BERT to Predict Disasters from Twitter Feeds

Abhinav Angirekula - Jefferson High School, VA

To Be or Not to Be Shakespeare: Taking AI Back in Time

Dylan Karmin, Central Middle School, San Carlos, CA

Valuable Trash

Pranet Hiranandani, The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, India

Forecasting Alzheimers with AI and Multi-Modal Data

Danika Gupta - The Harker School, CA


TomatoGenius: Detecting Disease in Tomato Leaves

Mihit Puvvala - Basis Independent, CA

Using Convolutional Neural Networks for American Sign Language

Shriya Shukla - Sandpiper Middle School, CA

Predict with AI: Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy

Anika Pallapothu - The Harker School, CA

Custom Nutrition via AI Recommendations

Anay Pant - The Athenian School, CA

Getting started with AI Research before College

Dr.Nisha Talagala - CEO AIClub

Main Session Concludes

Teacher Professional Development

Professional Development Session (Option 1)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Professional Development Session (Option 2)

The professional development session will cover:

  • How AI can be taught in K-12

  • Topics and curriculums for different grade levels (grades 4-12)

  • Alignment with math curriculum

  • Role of coding and computer science

  • Practice exercises for hands-on teacher learning

Both sessions will have the same content and are offered at different time slots to accommodate international attendees. Each teacher who completes one of the training sessions will get a Professional Development Certificate from AIClub

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