Meet Our Executive Board

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Nolan Gray


Computer Science ‘20

Hometown: Shawnee, KS

I'm a former wheat farmer from Shawnee, KS, which is about 10 miles West of Kansas City. I joined CDS because I wanted a community where I could learn and work with some of Cornell's smartest people. I wanted to apply my knowledge to build things that I really care about. Outside of CDS, I enjoy playing club basketball, IM sports, and the occasional round of frolf.


Danny Yang

Finance Chair, Insights Subteam Member

Computer Science ‘20

Hometown: Folsom, CA

I’m a junior studying CS. I joined CDS when the Data Visualization (now Insights) sub-team was started in Spring 2018, because it aligned with my background in data visualization. Last summer I worked at Facebook. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading, and (when I’m back home in California) archery.


Shalin Mehta

Vice President

Computer Science ‘21

Hometown: Lake Hopatcong, NJ

I’m Shalin, a sophomore studying Computer Science with a potential minor in OR/MS. I joined the CDS Insights team last spring due to my interests in both design and computer science. Last summer, I interned at a company called LogMeIn within their video conferencing product department. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, eating Indian and Thai food, and improving my chess game.


Ethan Cohen

Education Lead

Information Science (Data Science) ‘19

Hometown: Long Island, NY

I’m a Senior studying Information Science with a concentration in Data Science. I’m from Long Island, NY and have been a part of Cornell Data Science for 3 years. I’ve been a part of the Data Engineering team and am the current lead lecturer for our Data Science Training Program. I’ve also done research in sports analytics and will be working at Pfizer after graduation.

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Linnea May

Insights Co-Lead & Recruitment Chair

Computer Science ‘21

Hometown: Austin, TX

I'm a sophomore studying CS and optimistically minoring in physics. I joined CDS after the parallel processing workshop piqued my interest, then transitioned to satisfying my more creative side by helping to start the Insights subteam. Last summer I worked as a research intern at IBM. Outside of school and CDS I like to sleep, swim if I'm feeling it, and complain about the lack of good tacos in Ithaca.


Karen Jiang

Business Lead

Computer Science and Economics ‘21

Hometown: Edison, NJ

I’m a sophomore majoring in both computer science and economics. I joined CDS to combine my interests in computer science and economics by learning more about data science and the administrative side of a project team. This summer, I will be working as a technology intern for Procter and Gamble. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, binging TV shows, and playing board games with friends.



Kevin Luo

Intelligent Systems Co-Lead

Computer Science and Mathematics ‘20

Hometown: Danville, CA

I’m broadly motivated by the idea of information and how it can be used responsibly in the future to help people. When I'm not dying from workload, I like losing to Nolan Gray in soccer, hiking, and watching The Office.

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Qian Huang

Intelligent Systems Co-Lead

Computer Science and Mathematics ’21

Hometown: Tianjin, China

I’m a sophomore studying CS and Mathematics. I joined CDS after taking the training course in my first semester. I enjoy exploring new areas in CDS together with people with similar passion. In my free time, I like to play badminton and reading novels.


Julia Ng

Data Engineering Co-Lead

Computer Science and ECE, ‘21

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

I’m a sophomore studying CS and hoping to double major in ECE. I joined CDS to see the applications of CS and to learn more about database systems. In my free time, you can find me playing cello in the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, playing intramural volleyball, or attempting the New York Times crossword of the day.

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Haram Kim

Data Engineering Co-Lead

Computer Science, ‘20

Hometown: New Braunfels, TX

I'm a Junior studying Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. I joined CDS to explore (and sometimes solve) exciting problems in high performance computing. Outside of CDS, I enjoy reading science fiction and history, board games, and PC games.


Max Chen

Insights Co-Lead

Computer Science, ‘21

Hometown: Syosset, NY

I’m a sophomore studying Computer Science from Long Island, NY. I joined CDS last year to learn more about analyzing social data using data science techniques. Outside of CDS, I do research with the CIS department, am involved with Cornell’s Phi Delta Theta chapter, and enjoy playing sports. This summer, I will be working at Morgan Stanley.


Milan Shah

Algorithmic Trading Team Lead

Computer Science, ‘20

Hometown: Roslyn, NY

I'm a junior studying computer science from Long Island, NY. I joined CDS to be a part of a community to help me learn and grow as a data scientist and a programmer. Outside of CDS, I enjoy playing basketball and tennis, and occasionally gaming on the pc I built.