About Us

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Aksh Garg

Founder of IgniteMinds + COVID-19 Research Lead

Aksh Garg, founder of IgniteMinds as well as the NYAS Fight Against Covid-19 within our community, is highly interested in math, physics, and machine learning. He's a perfect SAT scorer, ISEF Finalist, and a USNCO qualifier. You can usually find him working on a new project or working with his nationally recognized StellarXplorers team. He hopes to extend the accessibility of education all communities affected with the COVID-19 pandemic. Excited by the possibilities of IgniteMinds, he's working hard to transform the concept into a concrete idea.

Volunteers

 

Aksh Garg, 11th Grade

Founder/CEO

Math, Science, and English Tutor

Aksh Garg, founder of IgniteMinds as well as the NYAS Fight Against Covid-19 within our community, is highly interested in math, physics, and machine learning. He's a perfect SAT scorer, ISEF Finalist, and a USNCO qualifier. You can usually find him working on a new project or working with his nationally recognized StellarXplorers team. He hopes to extend the accessibility of education all communities affected with the COVID-19 pandemic. Excited by the possibilities of IgniteMinds, he's working hard to transform the concept into a concrete idea.

Researchers

 

Aksh Garg

Aksh Garg, founder of IgniteMinds as well as the NYAS Fight Against Covid-19 within our community is highly interested in math, physics, and machine learning. He's built various several machine learning models in computer vision –imagine recognition for autonomous driving vehicles, image recognition systems, and one-shot learning models–and natural language processing–trigger word detectors, sentiment analysis, and translation systems. He loves to participate in any STEM related competitions that he can and is hoping to transform the world through his efforts on this one.

Abbie Maemoto

My name is Abbie Maemoto and I am a current junior at Palos Verdes High School, and I am passionate about the importance of scientific research, funding, and advocacy. As I have had experience in both performing cancer research and funding university-level research, I see first-hand the critical impact that research has in improving our quality of life.

Elisha Johnston

Elisha Johnston is a high school biologist who has been conducting award-winning molecular and cellular research on regenerating cartilage to reduce chronic joint pain since 7th grade. His goal is to become a physician-researcher in regenerative medicine. He is keen to apply his knowledge of inflammatory processes in arthritis to develop solutions for COVID-19.

Jason Apostol

Jason Apostol is well versed in machine learning and has experience with both Python and MATLAB. Recently, he developed a non-invasive ML diagnostic for early detection of Type II Diabetes. In prior research, he has looked at the effect of inflammatory cytokines on hypothalamic neurospheres, as well as the effect of insulin dysregulation on breast cancer progression. He’s extremely excited to participate in the NYAS Fight Against COVID-19 and hopes his efforts will make the world a safer place.

Akash Anand

My name is Akash Anand and I am currently in 10th grade. In my free time, I love playing tennis and learning physics and math. From this competition, I hope to learn how to apply my knowledge to solve real world problems.

Open Spot

We are looking for people proficient with mobile app development. If this sounds like you, be sure to reach out.

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