2021-22 Executive Officers

AJ Miller, President



AJ is a third year SM/PhD student in EECS studying biomimetic legged robotics. From Fort Mill, SC, he attended Clemson University for his undergraduate in Physics and Computer Science and intends to turn his research into a startup for developing legged robot technology for disaster response, hazardous working environments, and assisted living. He is passionate about teaching, traveling, piloting, entrepreneurship, and college football.

Syed Shayan Zahid, Vice President

Vice President


Shayan is a rising second-year student pursuing a Master’s degree in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, after getting his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He works in the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (LAE), where his research focuses on developing and evaluating novel combustion concepts to mitigate the environmental impacts of aviation without compromising aircraft engine performance. His main interests include establishing a robust interconnection between student organizations and the GSC, advocating for continued, active and timely communication between the GSC and MIT administration, and addressing areas of improvement in student life so that grad students feel supported and motivated during their academic career at MIT. Shayan is passionate about aviation, entrepreneurship, traveling, learning new skills, and being involved and active in his community.

Akshit Singla, Secretary



Akshit is an MS candidate at the MIT System Design & Management program. He has a background in computer science, corporate innovation & travel technology; and is pivoting careers towards social-entrepreneurship. His main priorities within GSC are to improve the communication between grad students & different stakeholders like MIT faculty, administration, etc. (including GSC). In his free time, he likes to travel, dance & meet new people!

Vincent Zu, Treasurer



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