Starting February 13, Ahmil Jilani joins us from Rider University, where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience. He was a research assistant in the university’s microbiology laboratory and an assistant in the Office of Information Technology, where he wrote script to compare software installed on multiple computers. Ahmil developed a solver that intelligently plays the puzzle game Minesweeper employing a set of algorithms. For the popular video game World of Warcraft, he developed a freeware interface that has been downloaded more than 80,000 times.
Ahmil helps secure humanitarian aid for Pakistanis in the Swat Valley through a website he created and maintains, through successful grant proposal writing, and through technical training of staff at a volunteer fundraising organization based in New Jersey. In his spare time, he enjoys arranging choral music, skiing, swimming, cooking with friends, learning languages, and traveling.