Nikhil Dhawan


CVC is family.

CVC has been the most valuable of my Cornell experiences. Through the club, I have not only expanded my interests and skills but have also developed many close friendships and gained great mentors.


About Me

Nikhil is a senior from Poughkeepsie, NY and is a Computer Science major in the College of Engineering. He joined CVC in Spring 2017 and has since worked on projects with Cayuga Venture Fund, OpenView Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Envision Ventures. His professional experiences include summer internships as an analyst at The Blackstone Group and as a researcher at Cornell Tech. On campus, as a Cornell Rawlings Scholar, Nikhil conducts human-robot interaction research with Dr. Guy Hoffman. In his spare time, Nikhil avidly follows football and is a fan of the New York Jets.


Computer Science '19, minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Poughkeepsie, NY

Semester Joined:

Spring '17


BVP, OpenView, CVF, Envision


This past summer I worked as a technology analyst at The Blackstone Group. The summer before, I worked in an HRI lab at Cornell Tech. My professional and academic interests lie in HRI and Machine Learning research. On campus, I work with Dr. Guy Hoffman to explore how intelligent robotic agents can work side-by-side with humans in design spaces and aspire to further pursue such research in graduate school.


Outside of classes, I enjoy watching football and follow the New York Jets.