Aneek James graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He previously worked at UGA's Lightwave and Microwave Research laboratory, where he received Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention for studying high-speed, adaptive microwave photonic filters. He is now currently pursuing his M.S./PhD. at Columbia University, with interests in silicon photonic chip design and testing for data communications.