About

Our Strategy

Enhancing CS and Maker education across the US by:

Expanding professional development and training, especially for educators at high poverty and Title 1 schools.

Boosting hands-on learning, with special emphasis on children and young adults from underrepresented groups and communities.

Supporting and growing the community of like-minded advocates to increase awareness and drive greater thought leadership.

Our Team

Alex Gray

Alex Gray
Trustee
@Dr_AlexGray

An Infosys Fellow and General Manager of Research, Alex has taken on an additional role to serve as a trustee of Infosys Foundation USA and offer his expertise in machine learning, data science, computing, research, and teaching to further the organization’s mission.

Alex previously served as CEO and CTO of Skytree, a company which he co-founded, and which was acquired by Infosys in 2016. Previously, Alex served as a tenured Associate Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, before moving to Adjunct status. He received multiple awards for teaching and curriculum innovation. A theme of his research work, which has spanned more than two decades beginning at NASA in 1993, has been on the computational aspects of machine learning for handling massive datasets, long predating the realization of "big data" in industry. His work helped enable the Science journal's Top Breakthrough of 2003, and he has won a number of research awards. Alex served as a member of the 2010 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on the Analysis of Massive Data, a NAS Kavli Scholar, and has been a frequent advisor and speaker on topics of large-scale machine learning and data science at top research conferences, government agencies, and leading corporations. He received AB degrees in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Amrita Naik

Amrita Naik
Operations Lead
@amznaik

Amrita has been an integral part of Infosys Foundation USA since its inception. She manages the day-to-day operations with a "can do" attitude and enjoys the opportunities to work with various grantees. As Operation Lead she oversees the entire grant making process lifecycle and coordinates all funded programs.

Amrita holds a Masters in Business Administration and has over 12 years of work experience in Operations, Sales, HR and Finance functions. The best part of her job is working with the most passionate and amazing people and together making a difference in CS and Maker Education. She advocates making and is an artist who creates hand painted nontoxic stained wine glasses.

Bethany Quinn

Bethany Quinn
Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Bethany Quinn serves as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for the Foundation.

Juan Vargas

Juan Vargas
Trustee

Juan serves as a trustee of Infosys Foundation USA and offers his expertise in teaching computer science to further the organization’s mission. Additionally, he serves as Dean of US Innovation Hubs for Infosys, as part of the company’s strategic initiative in the US to hire and train 10,000 new employees on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data and teaching.

Based out of Plano, TX, Juan previously was Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Southern University. Prior to that he was a faculty member at University of South Carolina. Juan has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree from CINVESTAV-IPN and a B.E in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, El Paso. In 2008 Juan received the prestigious Gold Nugget Award from the University of Texas at El Paso, given each year to exceptional graduates from the College of Engineering. His research is published in more than sixty articles, several book chapters, and many conferences. He has held academic-related leadership roles at Google and Microsoft Research.

Kaustav Mitra

Kaustav Mitra
Chairperson and President
@KaustavMitra

Kaustav Mitra is Vice President of Innovation Ecosystems at Infosys. In 2015, Kaustav helped launch Infosys Foundation USA and define its grant making strategy. He pioneered collaborations with National Science Foundation, CSTA, and other leading education focused organizations, and crafted the highly successful #WhyIMake Maker advocacy PSA campaign. Previously, he led the Startup Focus program at SAP, working with 1,800 data-focused startups from 55 countries. Prior to this Kaustav founded and ran his own managed IT services firm. His very first job, in high school, was as a programming instructor and game developer on the z80 based Colour Genie.

He has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Mathematics from BITS, Pilani, and a Master’s degree in Economics from USC. He is a science fiction enthusiast; a fan of inclusive, high performance teams; a kabab aficionado and a pushover father of two. As Chairperson and President of Infosys Foundation USA Kaustav is excited to support both inclusion and technology education, both causes he cares deeply about.

Lauren Hasenhuttl

Lauren Hasenhuttl
Communications Lead
@lhasenhu

Giving back to the community has always been a personal priority for Lauren, whether volunteering individually, serving on non-profit boards, or organizing service projects with colleagues and friends. As Communications Lead for Infosys Foundation USA, Lauren applies her 20+ years of technology marketing and executive communications experience and manages all aspects of original content creation to highlight how strategic investments and innovative programs are making a difference to promote CS education and Making in K-12 classrooms across all 50 states.

Praveen Bhat

Praveen Bhat
Treasurer

Praveen Bhat serves as Treasurer for the Foundation.

Rebecca Schupp

Rebecca Schupp
Social Media Coordinator
@BecciSchupp

In her role as Social Media Coordinator at Infosys Foundation USA, Rebecca combines her passion for communications and connecting great minds in the digital world with helping others. Rebecca has been working with the Foundation since it was founded in 2015 and built its social media presence from scratch.

In addition to her role at Infosys Foundation USA, Rebecca is the Head of Social Media and Employer Branding at Infosys Ltd., responsible for the company’s representation on social channels in the U.S.

Vikash Agarwal

Vikash Agarwal
Finance Lead

Vikash is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and has been part of the Infosys Business Finance function for last 5 years . He has successfully led the financial due diligence of multiple large deals and supported Financial planning, Analysis and Reporting across industry verticals in Infosys over the course of his tenure. He is currently part of Infosys Americas Deal Advisory Group and supports financial due diligence, deal advisory and contract reviews of large pursuits in the US. In addition, Vikash is pleased to serve Infosys Foundation, USA , in overseeing the overall Financial operations of the Foundation and is proud to be a part of the noble cause at Infosys Foundation, USA.

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