Meet Our Executive Board

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Nolan Gray


Computer Science ‘20

Hometown: Shawnee, KS

I'm a Junior CS major 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.

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Linnea May

Operations Lead and Insights Co-Lead

Computer Science ‘21

Hometown: Austin, TX

I enjoy finding patterns in topics, sleeping, and fire spinning. Over the summer I was working at IBM research doing research in geospatial data, and on campus I fire spin, am a member of the knitting club, and play dungeons and dragons.

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Jared Lim

Education Lead

Computer Science ‘20

Hometown: Irvine, CA

I'm Jared, a junior from Irvine, California, studying Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. I joined CDS two years ago during my freshman fall, and have worked as the education lead for a year. This summer, I was an SDE intern at Workday. During my freetime, I like going to the rooftop of a building and enjoying the scenery.


Mark Sama

Business Lead

Business (Hotel), ‘19

Hometown: Commack, NY

I'm a senior studying management of Information systems with a minor in Information Science. I joined CDS to learn more about data science while understanding the administrative and outward-facing elements of an organization. I enjoy snowboarding and exploring cities and the outdoors.



Kevin Luo

Intelligent Systems Co-Lead

Computer Science and Mathematics ‘20

Hometown: Danville, CA

I like building new, useful things. When I'm not dying from having too much work, I like beating Nolan Gray in soccer, hiking, and dreaming.


Yuji Akimoto

Intelligent Systems Co-Lead

Computer Science, ‘18

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

I was born in Tokyo, and five countries and nine schools later, I'm in my last semester as an ORIE turned CS major. I joined CDS as a Sophomore, and worked at Slack over the summer. I enjoy playing tennis and watching the dumpster fire that is the Vancouver Canucks.


Julia Ng

Data Engineering Co-Lead

Computer Science and ECE, ‘21

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

I’m from Westchester, NY (ever heard of it?) and a sophomore studying CS and ECE. I joined CDS to gain a better understanding of the applications of CS and to learn more about database systems. Outside of CDS, I play cello in the Cornell Symphony Orchestra and play intramural volleyball. I'm also a big fan of Jeopardy! and love to travel :)

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Haram Kim

Data Engineering Co-Lead

Computer Science, ‘20

Hometown: New Braunfels, TX

I joined CDS because Dae Won's data engineering team idea sounded interesting. Outside of CDS I enjoy reading (fiction usually, but sometimes history), PC games, and baking.


Kenta Takatsu

Insights Co-Lead

Computer Science, ‘19

Hometown: Rye, NY

I am senior CS student from Westchester NY. I joined CDS 3 years ago, and led the NLP Research team for a year. I was a software engineering intern at Microsoft and also worked as a research assistant for the NLP group at University of Washington.


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.