Aakash Prabhu

👨🏻‍💻 Software Engineer • 📍 Bay Area, CA

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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! 🐮) where I spent 6 wonderful years working on my Masters and Bachelors degree. Currently, I serve on the educational advisory board for the computer science department at UCD.

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
What I’ve been reading
  • Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely
  • Muds, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail, Heather “Anish” Anderson

recent highlights

  • [Sep 2021] Paper accepted at SIGCSE 2022
  • [Jul 2021] Started working at Flexport.
  • [Jun 2021] Graduated from UC Davis! Onto my next journey 😊

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.
    2019