About us

Our Mission

We strive for every piece published by The Lighthouse to push the boundaries of undergraduate research. We are looking to foster a community in which student researchers can exhibit their well-spent hours while stimulating curiosity and a passion for research in undergraduates not already involved. As such, we will review all forms of submission, whether it be an academic paper, application, presentation, speech, or visual piece. We encourage the submission of personal projects, group projects, coursework or research completed under a graduate study or faculty member.

Our Team

We are a group of UCSB students united in our mission to promote and cultivate undergraduate research. We are UCSB students majoring in STEM subjects across the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Sciences. We are affiliated with the College of Engineering and keep in close contact with college officials to maintain the integrity of our journal.

Kunal Handa

President & Editor-In-Chief

Kunal is a sophomore double-majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics. He is interested in understanding the societal impact of language using computational models. When not working in a lab, he enjoys running, breadmaking, and volunteering at a youth detention center.

Raghubir Chimni

Vice President & Head Developer

Raghubir is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. He enjoys developing mobile apps and learning about computational science. In his free time, he swims, plays video games, and hikes.

Jake Yim

College of Engineering Lead Editor & Assistant Developer

Jake is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Linguistics. He is interested in web app development and AI, specifically regarding Natural Language Processing. In his free time, he likes to draw, play video games, and go on walks with friends.

Anisha Reimert

College of Letters and Sciences Lead Editor & Lead Artist

Anisha is a sophomore majoring in Biopsychology in the College of Letters and Sciences. She enjoys learning about cognitive development in children and the psychological impact of relationships. In her free time, Anisha draws, volunteers with Alzheimer's patients, and collects squishmallows.