Executive Committee


President - XiaoQING Zhang


Xiaoqing Zhang is a doctoral candidate in the school of Health Technology and Management. She served as the department’s Senator in 2017- 18, the treasurer of GSO in 18-19, and she is the President of the Schomburg Apartments Resident Association (S.A.R.A.). As a President, Xiaoqing is committed to advocating for those issues that have the most substantial impact on graduate students' experience as well as making priority to increase students’ involvement in the organization so we can make of our University a better place to study, to work, and to live.


Vice President - mallesh Dasari


Mallesh is a third year PhD student in Computer Science. His research focuses on Computer Networks and Communications. Apart from his research, he actively participates in serving student community on campus. Throughout his time at Stony Brook, he helped students by holding positions as the president of CSGSO, secretary of IGSA, assistant to GSO treasurer, and GSO senator involved in many committees. As the Vice President of GSO, his aim is to provide a better quality of life experience for graduate students on campus. Prior to Stony Brook, he received his B.E. in Computer Science from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.


Treasurer - Anand aiyer


Anand Aiyer is a third-year Doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science. His research is focused on applying AI and Machine Learning for Healthcare and Social Good. He brings his expertise as a Data Scientist, to his role as Treasurer on the GSO Executive Council. As treasurer, he works with the Budget Committee and the Executive Council to prepare the GSO Budget. Anand is committed to ensuring financial transparency, accountability and stewardship of all GSO expenditure. His goal is to build a greater sense of community on campus via active engagement on student issues, to ensure that graduate students at Stony Brook University can indeed go 'Far Beyond' and achieve their full potential. Please reach out via email to learn more.


Secretary - Francesca Polo


I am committed to the GSO’s mission of providing opportunities for graduate students to connect with a community of scholars who share common interests and goals, and to champion and advance their political and social aims. In my role as Secretary, I assist the GSO President with communicating information to Senators and their constituents. My first interaction with the GSO was a few years ago when I sought their support to design, develop, and host what has now become the annual SOARTE Series Workshops (Society, Art + Technology: Innovating with Arduino®). Since then I have taken an active role to promote the benefits of the GSO not only for individual graduate students, but for the larger graduate student community and beyond. If you are a graduate student and you are curious about any aspect of the GSO, I encourage you to step forward and engage with any one of us!