June 25th 2022
Live Online via Zoom
Keynote and Presentations 9:00AM - 12:30 PM PT
Our 2022 Symposium is a celebration of AI innovations by K-12 students. This year, we are proud to have
Keynote by Dr. Nikunj Oza, the leader of the Data Sciences Group at NASA Ames Research Center.
Presentations by Middle and High School students on AI in STEM, social good, new apps, and more.
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 NOON
12:00 NOON - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Dr. Nisha Talagala (CEO AIClub)
Data Science at NASA: A Few Examples
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.
(1) "A Novel Deep Learning/Machine Learning Hybrid Technique for Automatic Classification of Nebulae"
Meenakshi Nair, Mission San Jose High School
(2) "Nutrizen: Diabetes Management for Asians"
(3) "Using Machine Learning to Improve Tennis Serves"
Advaith Menon, Dunbar High School
(4) "A Novel Deep Learning Approach for Open Area Smoke Detection"
Siddhartha Daswani, Harker Middle School
(5) "Optimization of image recognition for the identification of psoriasis and eczema"
Ankita Chatterjee, Lynbrook High School
(6) "Using Machine Learning to Predict Charge Depletion Patterns in Electric Vehicles"
Shreya Puri, DTech High School
(7) "Ceye: Assisting the Blind"
Krish Nachnani and Mikhil Kiran, Harker Middle School
(8) "Ensemble Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Thyroid Disease Detection"
Akshatha Arunkumar, Kennedy Middle School
(9) "Analyzing Mental Health Data with ML"
Sriteja Kataru, Harker Upper School
Research, APs and Beyond - Getting Ready for College
Dr.Nisha Talagala - CEO AIClub
Main Session Concludes
Artificial Intelligence is all around us. For Middle School and High School students, AI is an opportunity to build critical future skills. Learn how to apply technology to solve real-world problems in varied disciplines from medicine to social good. Develop independent opinions about these technologies and how they affect human lives. This textbook covers the fundamentals of AI at a level of math and coding that matches middle school and high school capabilities.