Yeshiva College’s Computer Science Department Welcomes Aaron Koolyk to Growing Faculty

Aaron Koolyk

Yeshiva College’s Department of Computer Science is delighted to welcome Aaron Koolyk ’11YC to its growing faculty. Koolyk will join the department in the fall of 2022 and teach programming languages, artificial intelligence, and math for computer science.

Koolyk graduated from Yeshiva College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and philosophy, and a master of science in computer science from Hebrew University, where he is currently completing his doctorate. His research focuses on a variety of problems in theoretical computer science and machine learning.

“I feel privileged to take on this role at a very special institution and look forward to contributing to the thriving computer science program,” Koolyk said.

Koolyk joins Akiva Sacknovitz, another new addition to the YC computer science faculty. A senior application developer at Citibank with decades of industry experience and deep computer science knowledge, Sacknovitz will teach courses on programming languages, compilers and tools, parallel algorithms and programming, as well as Capstone project.

“It is a special pleasure to be able to bring back our own alumni as faculty to teach the next generation of computer science students at Yeshiva College,” said Judah Diament, clinical professor and chair of the computer science department. “Aaron’s advancement from YC to the Hebrew University’s Ph.D. program, coupled with the time he spent last year in our own beit midrash, demonstrates that Aaron is a paragon of what YU strives to produce. I look forward to him making wonderful contributions to the future of our students. And, of course, kudos to Dean Bacon and Provost Botman for making this investment in the education and future of our students.

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