Aakash Prabhu

👨🏻‍💻 Software Engineer • 📍 Bay Area, CA


about 🤔

I am a software engineer at Flexport where I help build scalable and performant services that make global trade super easy. Prior to that, I was at Intel working on performance optimization and benchmark analytics. Outside of my day job, I spend a lot of time thinking about DEI and the need for equity in Computer Science education.

I am a proud alum of UC Davis (go ags! 🐮) Currently, I serve on the educational advisory board for the computer science department there. Towards the latter half of my time at Davis, I focused on computing education under Joel Porquet-Lupine. I founded a seminar on computing education, co-created an open source course titled the missing cs class.

informal 🥳

These are just random tidbits about myself:

  • I am an ardent fan of tennis, cricket, and soccer.
  • Over the weekends, I love to hike and explore the beautiful trails that California has to offer.
  • I love a good cup of masala chai more than anything else
  • Sudoku has always fascinated me. Solve some puzzles here

selected publications

  1. Design and Evaluation of "The Missing CS Class," a Student-Led Undergraduate Course to Reduce the Academia-Industry Gap
    Gilson, Grant, Ott, Stephen, Rose Ledesma, Noah,  Prabhu, Aakash, and Porquet-Lupine, Joël
    In Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education V. 1 2022
  2. Randomizing Malloc - Stomp the Code Monkeys
    Ervin, J., Lynn, T.,  Prabhu, A., Yeramilli, N., and Bishop, M.