Meet the committee

We are an elite squadron of UCL students from a variety of backgrounds, united by a common interest - AI.


Rachel basically runs the society.

Course: BSc Neuroscience

Languages: Python, R, Javascript

Experience: Technical placement at IBM

Fun fact: Rachel is on the Canadian leaderboard in Solitaire 



Jamie has the big ideas, and the money.

Course: BSc Computer Science

Languages: Java, Python 

Experience: Internship at Max Planck institute (MPI) for Brain Research

Fun fact: Jamie grew up in a country with a population of 30,000!

Bianca bodo

Head of Operations


Course: MEng Engineering and Architectural Design

Languages: Python, Kotlin, C++

Fun fact: Bianca can read 5 books in a week


Head of Content

Sam designed and maintains this website.

Course: MSci Neuroscience

Languages: Swift, Python

Experience: Interned at MPI for Brain Research, made Final Outpost on the App Store 

Fun fact: Sam is a fan of the McLaren F1 team


Head of Tutorials

Danny teaches you ML. 

Course: MEng Computer Science

Languages: Python, C, Java, R, Haskell

Fun fact: Danny can solve a Rubik's cube in 30 seconds!

Surabhi Luthra

Events Director


Course: MSci Physics

Languages: Python, SQL (Learning MATLAB and ROOT)

Experience: IBM Qiskit Global Summer School, Applied Data Science in Python Specialisation

Jess James

Corporate Outreach Director


Course: MEng Computer Science

Languages: Python, C, Go

Experience: Worked at Cisco Chief Technology and Architecture Office in California, interned at ARM

Sakina Hansen

Journal Club Head


Course: MSc Machine Learning

Languages: Python, Julia

Experience: Undergraduate thesis published in Research Notes of the AAS

Kamen Brestnichki

Head of Project Teams & ML Officer


Course: MSc Computational Statistics and Machine Learning

Languages: Python, Javascript, Java, Haskell, C++

Experience: 2 years industrial research, taking part in 2 publications

Fun fact: Kamen lived in 11 places over the span of 2 years

Zaid Khan

Social Media Manager


Course: Computer Science

Languages: Python, C, C#, Haskell, Java

Jianqiao Mao

ML Officer


Course: MSc Integrated Machine Learning System

Languages: Python, MATLAB

Experience: RA in Trusted Cloud Computing and Big Data Lab, Computer Vision Projects, gave intro to ML tutorials

Fun fact: Jianqiao dreams of travelling the world, but, finally, sitting at his PC piously working for the gods of technology

Raphael Yana

Events Officer


Course: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Languages: Python

Fun fact: Raphael has a big collection of mangas (over 300!)

Fuh Zhe Yi

Events Officer


Course: MEng Mechanical Engineering

Languages: English, Mandarin, Malay, MATLAB

Fun fact: I know many languages!

Mira Hassan

Events Officer


Course: ​Bsc Management Science

Languages: ​Python, C, C++, C#, R

Joy Xu

Content Curator


Course: ​BASc Arts and Sciences (Major in Sciences & Engineering)

Languages: ​Python (learning HTML, CSS, Java)

Experience: Data Science Summer Internship (Total EP)

Fun fact: Joy loves figure skating and has lived in 5 countries throughout her life!

Jake dorman

1st Year Rep


Course: ​MSci Mathematics with Economics


Languages: ​Python, C


Experience: CS50 and CS50AI


Fun fact: Jake does lead vocals and bass in a classic rock band

Martynas Pocius

1st Year Rep


Course: ​MEng Biomedical Engineering


Languages: ​Python

Fun fact: Martynas has been playing piano for 11 years

Angelo Di Bella

1st Year Rep


Course: ​MSci Theoretical Physics


Languages: ​Java, Python


Experience: Attended an introductory course on machine learning by ID Tech at Imperial College London, president of programming club in high school


Fun fact: Angelo loves boxing!

Rishi Kalra

1st Year Rep


Course: ​MSci Physics


Experience: UCL physics research placement


Fun fact: Rishi enjoys kickboxing and building computers

Jean Kim



Course: ​BSc Mathematics


Experience: Assistant Secretary General of Yale MUN Korea & Internship at Vitamins 3 (startup founded by a group of UC Berkeley students and graduates)

Siqi Zhu



Course: ​BSc Computer Science


Languages: ​Python, C


Fun fact: Siqi had a one-month road trip from southeast to north China

Ania Kiepura





daulet batayev

"Russian hacker"

Course: Bsc Computer Science

Languages: C++, Python

Experience: Goldman Sachs spring intern

My name is Daulet or Даулет, and I was born and raised in Kazakhstan. I am a computer scientist interested in all sorts of things: Machine Learning, Sofware Engineering, Web Development, Research, Philosophy, Psychology, Finance and even History!

My motto: "Sometimes it's the very people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing.

louis dewardt

"Keyboard wizard"

Course: Bsc Computer Science

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