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Kairan Quazi Age, Family, Biography & More

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Nationality: Bangladeshi-American
Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Age: 14 Years

Kairan Quazi

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)Software Engineer
Famous ForBeing the youngest Software Engineer at SpaceX
Santa Clara University's post about Kairan Quazi joining Space X
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutResearch Collaborator with Intel Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Lab (2019)
Kairan Quazi at the Intel office
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Davidson Institute Young Scholar (Qualification requires tested IQ at or above 99.9th percentile)
• Mu Alpha Theta
• Alpha Gamma Sigma (Honor Society of California Colleges System)
• Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Qualification requires a minimum score of 700 on SAT Math or Verbal before age 13)
• Mensa
Personal Life
Date of BirthJanuary 27, 2009 (Tuesday)
A childhood picture of Kairan
Age (as of 2023)14 Years
BirthplaceSan Francisco Bay Area, USA
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityBangladeshi-American
HometownSan Francisco Bay Area, USA
School• Helios in Sunnyvale
• YoungWonks Coding Academy (aged 7)
College/University• Las Positas College (aged 9)
• Santa Clara University
Educational QualificationMaster's in Computer Engineering (2023) [1]Github - Kairan Quazi
HobbiesKajukenbo martial arts, playing tennis, coding, video games including Pokémon and Minecraft, watching Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, traveling, and making friends
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
ParentsFather- Mustahid Quazi (former chemical engineer)
Kairan with his father
Mother- Julia Quazi
Kairan Quazi with his mother
SiblingsHe is an only child
Favourites
BeverageCoke Coffee
DessertMax and Mina's Icecream
Books• George Orwell’s “1984,”
• Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”
• The Game of Thrones series
News ChannelsHuffPost, NPR and MSNBC
TV PresenterRachel Maddow
PoliticianKamala Harris

Kairan Quazi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kairan Quazi

  • During his childhood, Kairan attended a master’s class program for open-source machine learning. He made history at Las Positas College, enrolling at the unprecedented age of 9 and graduating with an Associate of Science degree in Mathematics by 11, the youngest ever in the institution’s records.
  • He continued his educational journey at Santa Clara University, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in 2022 and successfully obtaining his Master’s in 2023. [2]Github – Kairan Quazi

    Kairan Quazi preparing for his graduation in SCU

    Kairan Quazi preparing for his graduation from SCU

  • In 2019, Kairan embarked on a professional journey as a Research Collaborator with Intel Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Lab in Cheyenne, Wyoming. His work was focused on the next-generation development of the Stephen Hawking ACAT.
  • His expertise led to writing opportunities with MIT Technology Review (2019) and the Frederick Douglass Foundation (2020). In 2020, he took the stage as a keynote speaker at the Shift AI Conference, discussing the topic, “Mission Collision: The Impact of AI on Social Justice Initiatives.”
    A post by Kairan on being the speaker on SHIFT AI conference

    A post by Kairan on being the speaker on SHIFT AI conference

    A post by Kairan Quazi on being the guest speaker

    A post by Kairan Quazi on being the guest speaker

  • During 2019 and 2020, he served as a staff assistant and a STEM tutor at Las Positas College. His professional experience also includes a summer internship at a VC-backed cyber intelligence startup. In 2022, he served as an AI Intern at Blackbird AI.
  • Originating from Japanese mythology, the name “Kairan” is akin to a unicorn-like creature that signifies human benevolence. When Kairan was merely 1.5 years old, a Samurai depiction of him was created as a mural by Jasper Figueroa, a San Francisco-based artist.

    The samurai mural of Kairan Quazi as a child

    The samurai mural of Kairan Quazi as a child

  • Kairan started speaking in clear full sentences at the early age of two. [3]Business Insider
  • As the youngest student in his university, he finds it necessary to send pre-emptive emails to his professors before the semester begins to avoid confusion.
  • When he was in the third grade, or 9 years old, Kairan’s IQ was found to be above the 99.9th percentile. Equally impressive was his emotional intelligence (EQ), which was reported to be “surprisingly high.” Recognizing his profound giftedness, his parents decided to shift him to a specialized elementary school.
  • Kairan is ambitious about pursuing further research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT.) [4]Huff Post
  • He demonstrates a unique proficiency in what’s called “asynchronous learning,” allowing him to quickly absorb academic subjects and understand concepts even out of order. An example of this is his grasp of linear algebra before taking a formal class in the subject.
  • In 2019, he delivered a speech at the Agami-Khan Academy fundraiser and Miles concert in San Jose, California, to aid education in Bangladesh.

    Kairan Quazi giving a speech during the Khan Academy fundraising

    Kairan Quazi giving a speech during the Khan Academy fundraising

  • Despite his extraordinary intelligence, Kairan admits to struggling with languages and spelling. He’s actively learning Bengali from his parents and attending Mandarin classes.
  • He is, however, adept at coding, possessing knowledge of at least 19 programming languages and interfaces.
  • Kairan has some experience in music, learning to play the piano, although he confesses he’s not yet a master. “My piano teacher implied that maybe piano just isn’t my thing,” Quazi admits.

    Kairan Quazi playing piano

    Kairan Quazi playing piano

  • Interestingly, Kairan isn’t a straight-A student, and academic grades aren’t the central focus in his home. He leads a normal life for a child of his age, even getting grounded occasionally.
  • Once, he studied for his chemistry test in only an hour. Despite his parents’ apprehensions, he aced the test, scoring 101 percent.
  • Staying focused over an extended period is a challenge for Kairan. He often finds his mind wandering on a range of subjects, from global issues like the famine in Yemen to personal dilemmas like dodging piano practice.
  • Kairan is a Young Scholar at the Davidson Institute and a member of the Johns Hopkins Study of Exceptional Talent.
  • He has been part of shows like Good Morning America, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and several local and international media outlets.

    Kairan Quazi interviewing with Good Morning America

    Kairan Quazi’s interview with Good Morning America

  • In June 2020, he participated in a local march advocating against racism and promoting peace in his hometown.

    Kairan Quazi taking part in a march againts racism

    Kairan Quazi taking part in a march against racism

  • He also maintains a personal YouTube channel called “Kairan Quazi – Let’s Go Molecular!” where he shares vlogs on topics such as news, gaming, and pop culture. His goal is to help kids and young adults understand complex concepts in a more engaging manner.

    Kairan Quazi's YouTube channel

    Kairan Quazi’s YouTube channel

  • Reading is a passion for Kairan, and he enjoys a broad range of genres, from fantasy like Game of Thrones to non-fiction. In his own words, “A good book makes me forget to finish my meals and get ready on time for school. This causes my parents to yell a lot. Wait, isn’t reading supposed to be a good thing?”
    Kairan Quazi pictured with the GOT book series

    Kairan Quazi pictured with the GOT book series

    Kairan Quazi showcasing his love for GOT

    Kairan Quazi showcasing his love for GOT

  • He’s not only fond of science books, but also enjoys children’s literature like Captain Underpants, the Harry Potter series (which he read entirely over an eight-week summer break after first grade), The Percy Jackson series, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
  • The school wasn’t always a smooth experience for Kairan. His knowledge occasionally led to misunderstandings. He once corrected his teacher’s understanding of the US presidency’s constitutional requirements. In kindergarten, he shared some hard truths about Bashar al-Assad’s actions, leading to upset among his peers. And in third grade, critiquing his science teacher’s understanding of gravity landed him on her “naughty list.”
  • He has been pointed out by his teachers for his “bad handwriting.”

    Kairan Quazi sharing his struggles with handwriting

    Kairan Quazi sharing his struggles with handwriting

  • Politics and science are subjects Kairan has a keen interest in. It was apparently due to his consistent following of every presidential debate since he was three years old, starting with Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
  • During the elections in April 2023, Kairan ran for the position of ASG Senate at SCU.

    Kairan Quazi's post on Instagram about his participation in the SCU elections

    Kairan Quazi’s post on Instagram about his participation in the SCU elections

  • His hobbies are diverse, ranging from Kajukenbo martial arts, tennis, and coding, to video games like Pokémon and Minecraft. He also enjoys watching Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, traveling, and making new friends.

    A picture of Kairan Quazi playing tennis

    A picture of Kairan Quazi playing tennis

  • Kairan earned his Student Black Belt in Kajukenbo in 2018, a hybrid martial art from Hawaii, which he began learning when he was just 3.5 years old. [5]Kairan Quazi – LinkedIn

    Kairan Quazi during his martial arts training

    Kairan Quazi during his martial arts training