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Our Team

Welcome to our website! We are a team of passionate professionals from academia and industry who are committed to making a positive social impact through education and research. With a wealth of experience in data science, software engineering, and educational services, we have joined forces to inspire and educate curious minds to conduct research on social problems. Our goal is to encourage the next generation of young minds to learn about cutting-edge technologies such as data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence and apply these skills to solve pressing social issues and serve their communities. At our website, you’ll find a variety of resources, including educational materials, research findings, and community engagement opportunities. We believe that everyone has the potential to make a difference in the world, and we’re here to help you achieve your goals. Join us on our mission to create a better future for all through innovation and social responsibility.

DIYA Founders

Suma Bhat

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Anjana Manian

Innovative Tech Leader and Educator, x-Checkr, x-PayPal, x-Cisco, x-Oracle

Mahe Krishnan

Data Scientist, Engineering Manager, Boeing Intelligence & Analytics, x-Bell Labs

Bhuvana Ganesh

Vice-President, Engineering, JPMC, x-Bank of America

Priya Mohan

Senior Principal Engineer, Oracle Corporation


Pramod Viswanath

Forrest G. Hamrick Professor in Engineering at Princeton University.

Shyam Vaidyanathan

Senior Distinguished Engineer, at Palo Alto Networks

Hina Arora

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Guest Speakers

Shankar Krishnan

Co-founder at PromptArmor

Tarek Sakakini

Applied Scientist, Amazon

Ram Subramonian

Product Marketing, Facebook