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Kavya Sreedhar

Kavya Sreedhar

Kavya Sreedhar

Lake Oswego, Oregon
United States
PhD in Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering

Kavya Sreedhar, from Lake Oswego, Oregon, is pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and business, economics, and management in 2019. Kavya works on designing hardware for machine learning and cryptography applications. She is interested in managing the comprehensibility of these fields and keeping ethical considerations in mind through science policy. With Stanford's Science Policy Group, she is discussing the ethics of privacy preserving machine learning in the healthcare space and organizing a Hill Day with Congressional representatives. Kavya has interned with Apple, Microsoft, Intel, the technology incubator Hard Valuable Fun, and Digimarc's intellectual property team. As an undergraduate, she was awarded Caltech’s Physics 11 freshman research fellowship and did research with LIGO for her senior thesis. At Caltech, she chaired the Academics and Research Committee as the student government’s VP of Academic Affairs (shaping institute policy and programs) and was President of the Caltech Y (a volunteer and activism organization). In her free time, Kavya enjoys teaching taekwondo (in which she holds a second degree black belt), playing the piano, and watching stand-up comedy and Star Trek.

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