Kartik Chandra

2021 Hertz Fellow

Kartik Chandra applies tools built for machine learning systems in innovative ways to solve problems in visual computing.

A senior and honors candidate at Stanford University, Kartik is studying computer science, physics, and English literature. His undergraduate research, conducted with professors Ras Bodik, Alex Aiken, Erik Meijer, and Gregory Valiant, has led to publications in a variety of domains and to open-source software projects used by thousands of engineers.

Kartik was born in the Midwest, but grew up in cities across the United States and India, frequently changing schools. With a deep interest in early-childhood education, Kartik has since high school led STEM outreach programs around the San Francisco Bay Area, spoken at computer science education conferences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, and built software tools for computer science education that are used by thousands of K-12 schools across the country.

While at Stanford University, Kartik juggled, played in a jazz band, and flew rockets. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and is a 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholar. He hopes ultimately to continue research, writing, and teaching as a professor.

Graduate Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computer Science