Chair, Department of Computer Science, Boise State University
Amit Jain is the Chair of the Computer Science Department at Boise State University. He is the lead for the IDoCode project that aims to embed high quality computer science in Idaho high schools. The IDoCode project was funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. He serves on the statewide Governor’s working group that has developed Computer Science standards for Idaho K-12 schools. He is also the lead on the CS Professionals Hatchery project, a $2 million dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation to serve as annational exemplar on how to revolutionize the undergraduate CS experience. He has received over $6 million in grants and awards over the last five years from various state-level and national-level organizations as well as from industry. Previously, he has also served as the Chief Scientist for Balihoo, a local startup.