Lav Varshney, a computer science professor at Illinois and co-founder of EnterpriseWorks startup Kocree, has been selected to serve as a White House Fellow as part of the 2022-23 class.
Kocree is a music creation platform that uses artificial intelligence to allow users to cut melodies, rhythms, and arrangements to create a unique musical piece.
In addition to Kocree, Varshney also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of EnterpriseWorks startup Ensaras, which uses AI to optimize wastewater treatment.
Varshney will be working at the National Security Council, Deputy Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology.
Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program offers exceptional young leaders first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. Fellows spend a year working with senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries, and other top-ranking Administration officials, and leave the Administration equipped to serve as better leaders in their communities. Fellowships are awarded on a non-partisan basis.