Rohan Choudhury
Rohan Choudhury
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cupertino, Calif.
High School: Monta Vista
Major: Computer Science/Mathematics
Event: Distance

SCIAC All-Academic Team (2015-16)


Track & Field

  • 1500m: 4:14.11 at Point Loma Invitational
  • 3000m: 9:14.52 at Pomona-Pitzer All Comers
  • 5000m: 15:59.41 at Oxy Distance Carnival

Cross Country

  • 3rd on team at Riverside Invitational (27:47.8)
  • 4th on team at SCIAC Multi-Duals (28:42.71)
  • 3rd on team at Pomona-Pitzer Invite (27:33.75)


Cross Country

  • 3rd on team at SCIAC Championships (27:56.00)
  • 3rd on team at NCAA West Regionals (28:23.00)
  • t-3rd on team at Redlands Invite (19:39)
  • 3rd on team at Biola Invitational (26:42.58)
  • 4th on team at SCIAC Multi-Duals (28:05.92)
  • 4th on team at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (27:35.67)

Track & Field

  • 3000m: 9:15.07 at Rossi Relays
  • 5000m: 15:47.24 at PLNU Invite
  • 10k: 33:15.03 at Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic


Cross Country

  • 55th at SCIAC Championships (28:10.8)
  • 14th at Redlands Invite 6k (19:46)
  • 92nd at Pomona-Pitzer Invite (27:38.82)
  • 3rd on team at Mustang Challenge (27:56.34)

Track & Field

  • 800m: 2:08.24 SCIAC Multi-Dual #3
  • 1500m: 4:11.93 SCIAC Multi-Dual #3
  • 3000m: 9:05.82 Pomona-Pitzer Collegiate All-Comers
  • 5000m: 15:30.46 SCIAC Championships

Research and STEM activities
Worked on API and server code for the distributed database product back end at Interana, Inc...Worked toward identifying outlier objects in large sky survey datatsets via a semisupervised machine learning approach with Dr. Ashish Mahabal as part of SURF the summer after his freshman year...Conducted two years of research in Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz...Awarded an Intel STS semifinalist prize for his work using VELA simulations to identify a solution to the cusp-core problem with Professor Joel Primack...Created a novel algorithm to rapidly calculate the f(NH1) distribution function for simulated galaxies.

Prior to Caltech
Three-time MVP of both his cross country and track & field teams...two-time team captain of both squads...Qualified individually for the CIF state championships...Twice named All-League...Earned Honorable Mention All-CCS honors...Garnered eight Varsity letters...Member of the National Honor Society...A National AP and Merit Scholar...Recognized by the California Scholarship Federation.

Born in Summit, N.J....Son of Abhijit and Neelike...Has a twin sister, Rhea...Plays piano.