Kavya Kopparapu

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Harvard University Student
NCWIT Board of Directors Student Advisor

Kavya Kopparapu is a freshman at Harvard University, researching at the intersection of medicine and computer science. Kavya is the inventor of GlioVision, a precision medicine platform powered by AI that predicts tumor characteristics in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods. In this line, she was recognized as a 2017 WebMD Health Hero, 2018 Thiel Fellowship Finalist, 2018 Davidson Institute for Talent Development Scholar Laureate, 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist, and 2018 US Presidential Scholar.

As the founder and CEO of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit GirlsComputingLeague.org, Kavya is passionate about making computer science accessible to any student, regardless of gender, race, age, or socioeconomic status. Since 2015, GirlsComputingLeague has raised over $100,000 for computer science programming impacting over 3,800 students across the US. Since its conception, GirlsComputingLeauge has supported a wide range of initiatives, including the biggest high school Artificial Intelligence Conference, teacher professional development workshops, coding clubs at Title 1 Schools and Public Housing Districts, and more.

Kavya is an avid public speaker, having given a TEDx Talk, spoken at the Smithsonian, at NASA Kennedy Space Center, and several Artificial Intelligence Conferences. Kavya is collaborating with the University of Montreal as a signatory of the Montreal Declaration for the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence.

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