Meet the staff

Instructor

John DeNero

John DeNero

Teaching Assistants

Alex Stennet

Alex Stennet

  • alexstennet@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 3-5PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 46 We 9:30-11am (277 Soda)
  • Disc 146 Th 5-6:30pm (320 Soda)

  • Hi there, asphalt is the most recycled material in the world, with 99% getting recycled amounting to 62 million tons each year. It's easily recycled because it's a liquid that can be melted out of asphalt roads. It has a viscosity of 230 billion times higher than water, a measurement made via the longest still running experiment, which started in 1927, called the pitch drop experiment (it's actually live streamed).
Amanda Bui

Amanda Bui

  • amandapbui@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 3-4PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 34 Tu 9:30-11am (275 Soda)
  • Disc 134 Th 9:30-11am (B1 Hearst Field Annex)

  • Hi! I'm Amanda. I love alligators, Tetris, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Chris Allsman

Chris Allsman

  • callsman@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 5-6PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 23 Tu 3:30-5pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 123 Th 3:30-5pm (103 Moffitt Library)
Colin Schoen

Colin Schoen

  • cschoen@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 1-2PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 20 Tu 2-3:30pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 120 Th 2-3:30pm (3109 Etcheverry)

  • I'm a senior studying computer science originally from Santa Barbara, CA. This is my 6th semester TAing CS61A. I'm thrilled to be here and look forward to getting to know you all.
Dalton Omens

Dalton Omens

  • daltonomens@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 4-5PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 16 Tu 12:30-2pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 116 Th 12:30-2pm (106 Moffitt Library)

  • Hi there! My name is Dalton. My master made me this collar. He is a good and smart master and he made me this collar so that I may educate the eager students in the ways of computer science. Scheme!
Derek Wan

Derek Wan

  • derek.wan11@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 18 Tu 12:30-2pm (275 Soda)
  • Disc 118 Th 12:30-2pm (103 Moffitt Library)

  • Research, teaching, piano, school, sophomore. Dog person. Pretty much my whole life.
Ellen Luo

Ellen Luo

  • ellen.luo@berkeley.edu

  • Hey! I'm a sophomore EECS major originally from London, Ontario (Canada). In my spare time, I like playing guitar (although not well), snowboarding and playing IM or pickup soccer with friends!
Hans Zheng

Hans Zheng

  • hzheng44@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 4-5PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 24 Tu 3:30-5pm (275 Soda)
  • Disc 124 Th 3:30-5pm (3113 Etcheverry)
Hyun Jae Moon

Hyun Jae Moon

  • hyunjaemoon@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 7:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 29 We 9:30-11am (273 Soda)
  • Disc 129 Fr 9:30-11am (320 Soda)

  • Hello! I'm currently a second year EECS major. I love playing the bass guitar and watching Rick and Morty while eating my ici ice cream. It's time to get schwifty with 61a :)
James Uejio

James Uejio

  • jamesuejio@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 1-2PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 35 Tu 11am-12:30pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 135 Th 3:30-5pm (107 Genetics & Plant Bio)

  • Hi! I'm James and I'm one of the head TAs for the course. I'm a CS major and music minor and like hip hop, jazz, and edm. Click my name for more and check out my album on Spotify under the name DJ Uejio!
Janaki Vivrekar

Janaki Vivrekar

Jemin Desai

Jemin Desai

  • jemindesai@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 7:30-8:00 PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 48 We 11am-12:30pm (277 Soda)
  • Disc 139 Fr 9:30-11am (405 Soda)
Jen Thakar

Jen Thakar

  • jthakar@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 6:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 38 Tu 3:30-5pm (277 Soda)
  • Disc 138 Th 3:30-5pm (3105 Etcheverry)

  • Hi, I'm a fourth-year CS major teaching 61A for the fifth time. Talk to me if you have questions about programming language theory, scheme.cs61a.org, or gender feelings.
Jennie Chen

Jennie Chen

  • jenniechen@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 6:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 32 We 12:30-2pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 132 Fr 12:30-2pm (310 Soda)
Jennifer Yip

Jennifer Yip

  • jenniferyip@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 5-6PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 45 Tu 3-4:30pm (330 Soda)
  • Disc 145 Th 3:30-5pm (320 Soda)

  • I like cats, corgis, computer science, cute crafts, California, chocolate-covered croissants, creamy coffees, colorful cakes, and cows.
Jenny Wang

Jenny Wang

  • jennyjwang@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 3-4PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 19 Tu 2-3:30pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 119 Th 2-3:30pm (3111 Etcheverry)
Jerry Chen

Jerry Chen

  • jerry.c@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 3-4PM Th 5-6PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 11 Tu 9:30-11am (271 Soda)
  • Disc 111 Th 9:30-11am (3105 Etcheverry)

  • I've been teaching CS 61A from 2015, ever since I made that fatal mistake that trapped me in the Scheme interpreter...
Jerry Chen

Jerry Chen

  • jchen0022@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 4-5PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 26 Tu 5-6:30pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 126 Th 5-6:30pm (215 Dwinelle)
Jessie Yang

Jessie Yang

  • jessiejxyang@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 7:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 41 Mo 3:30-5pm (277 Soda)
  • Disc 141 We 4-5:30pm (320 Soda)

  • Heya! I'm a third-year EECS major from Illinois, teaching CS61A for the first time; I've also TA'd for EE16AB in the past! When I've got free time, you can often find me playing Overwatch, drawing fanart, editing videos, cultivating my Eclectic Music Taste™, or tweeting sick puns on Twitter @ingoodjesst.
Jongmin Jerome Baek

Jongmin Jerome Baek

  • jbaek080@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 5-6PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 21 Tu 2-3:30pm (275 Soda)
  • Disc 121 Th 2-3:30pm (3113 Etcheverry)
Julia Luo

Julia Luo

  • julialuo@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 5-6PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 37 Tu 2-3:30pm (277 Soda)
  • Disc 137 Th 2-3:30pm (9 Evans)

  • Hi! I'm a sophomore EECS major from Canada, and this is my 2nd semester TA'ing 61A. I love 61A because it (rigorously) introduces people of all backgrounds to the wonderful field of CS and is an extremely rewarding class. Outside of school, I like to play soccer, snowboard, do art, hit the gym, and receive cute doggo pics/gifs in my email (so send them over).
Karina Goot

Karina Goot

  • kgoot@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 12-1PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 22 Tu 3:30-5pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 122 Th 3:30-5pm (106 Moffitt Library)

  • Hey! I'm Karina and I'm a fourth year studying computer science. I love the outdoors, skiing and going on food adventures. I am particularly interested in Data Science and Computer Graphics and would love to chat to you about anything computer science related or not! (◕‿◕✿)
Karthik Bharathala

Karthik Bharathala

  • krbharathala@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 2-3PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 30 We 11am-12:30pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 130 Fr 11am-12:30pm (310 Soda)
Kavi Gupta

Kavi Gupta

  • kavi@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 4-5PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 17 Tu 12:30-2pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 117 Th 12:30-2pm (141 Giannini)

  • Hi! I'm Kavi, a third year EECS major interested in machine learning, security and theory. Outside of CS, I'm interested in scientific skepticism, science, and science fiction. "I refuse to be bound by an abstraction" -Most 61a quote I could get from Star Trek
Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen

  • kchen05@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 40 Tu 5-6:30pm (277 Soda)
  • Disc 140 Th 5-6:30pm (9 Evans)
Khalil Sarwari

Khalil Sarwari

  • khalil.sarwari@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 14 Tu 11am-12:30pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 114 Th 11am-12:30pm (103 Moffitt Library)

  • I'm a second year computer science major from the Bay Area. I enjoy learning neat proofs, listening to music, and spontaneous applause. Looking forward to a great semester with you all!
Matthew Jeng

Matthew Jeng

  • mjeng@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 5-6PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 15 Tu 11am-12:30pm (275 Soda)
  • Disc 115 Th 11am-12:30pm (289 Cory)

  • Hello I'm Matt. I'm a sophomore EECS major. I'm from the east coast and I enjoy things like sushi, snowboarding, and Rick & Morty :)
Michael Dong

Michael Dong

  • michaeldong@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 42 Mo 5-6:30pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 142 We 5:30-7pm (320 Soda)
Michael Gibbes

Michael Gibbes

  • mgibbes@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 7:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 28 We 9:30-11am (271 Soda)
  • Disc 128 Fr 9:30-11am (310 Soda)

  • I am a L&S CS major and aspiring game developer. Some of my favorite things in the world include puns, pumpkins, and dragons. You'll often find me playing euphonium in the Intermission Orchestra for video game music.
Mitas Ray

Mitas Ray

  • mitas.ray@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 31 We 11am-12:30pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 131 Fr 11am-12:30pm (320 Soda)

  • Hey, I’m Mitas, a fourth year EECS student from North Carolina. I love southern barbecue and any fried and buttery foods. I also enjoy playing and watching basketball and football. I look forward to a great semester of 61A!
Neil Shah

Neil Shah

  • neilshah430@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 5-6 PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 49 We 12:30-2pm (275 Soda)
  • Disc 149 Fr 12:30-2pm (405 Soda)

  • Announcements! Hi, my name is Neil Shah and I am a second-year CS major and a first-time TA (3rd semester on course staff). CS61A is one of my favorite classes here at UC Berkeley and I want to make it as enjoyable for you also. In my free time, I am usually watching one (or more, because you know, technology) of my favorite Bay Area sports teams - Warriors, Sharks, Giants, and 49ers.
Nipun Ramakrishnan

Nipun Ramakrishnan

  • nipun.ramk@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 4-5 PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab Exam Prep We 9:30-11 AM (275 Soda)
  • Disc Exam Prep Th 5-6:30 PM (310 Soda)

  • Hey everyone, I'm a junior here and this is my first semester TAing for 61A. I teach the new exam prep sections that we're trying out. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, playing chess, attempting to make food (I wouldn't call it cooking), playing guitar, and playing basketball. I'm also involved in AI research here at Berkeley, so if you're interested in that, come talk to me! Looking forward to getting to know all of you this semester!
Paul Bitutsky

Paul Bitutsky

  • pbitutsky@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 6:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 43 Mo 5-6:30pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 143 We 5-6:30pm (405 Soda)

  • Hi! My name is Paul and I'm one of the CS 61A head TAs. I'm a 3rd year CS + Business (Haas) double major. Last semester I was one of the lecturers for a DeCal called Practical Data Science Skills for Internships. Besides teaching, I love watching Netflix, going to the gym, and exploring SF with friends. I'm also heavily involved with Computer Science Mentors so talk to me if you have questions about CSM.
Peter Xu

Peter Xu

Samantha Wathugala

Samantha Wathugala

  • swathugala@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Tu 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 12 Tu 9:30-11am (273 Soda)
  • Disc 112 Th 9:30-11am (220 Wheeler)

  • Hi! In my four years at Cal, my favorite things have been TAing CS61A, swing dancing, and choir. Meditation and yoga have also been super helpful to me. Have fun in this class, and I genuinely hope that you enjoy scheme!
Sequoia Eyzaguirre

Sequoia Eyzaguirre

  • sequoia@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours [Conceptual] W 9:30-11am (Cory 400)
  • Lab 33 We 12:30-2pm (273 Soda)
  • Disc 133 Fr 12:30-2pm (320 Soda)

  • Howdy, I like playing in the rain and also programming (often simultaneously). Click on my name to see the textbook I'm writing, which is hopefully useful. I also teach CS 370, which you should talk to me about if you want to teach someday! :^)
Shea Conlon

Shea Conlon

  • sheaconlon@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab Exam Prep We 12:30-2PM (277 Soda)
  • Disc Exam Prep Th 12:30-2PM (108 Wheeler)

  • I'm a junior CS major with interest in software engineering and machine learning. I've been involved with the course since I took it my first semester here. Ask me about CS, life, anything!
Shreya Sahoo

Shreya Sahoo

  • shreyasahoo@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 12-1PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 47 We 11am-12:30pm (275 Soda)
  • Disc 147 Fr 11am-12:30pm (405 Soda)
Suraj Rampure

Suraj Rampure

  • suraj.rampure@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We/Th 6:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)

  • Hey! I'm a sophomore EECS major from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, a small town on the Detroit border. This is my first semester TAing 61A; I’ve taught Data 8 in the past, and this is my third semester teaching CS 70 through CSM. In my spare time, I like bumping Drake and Future, repeating DJ Khaled quotes, rooting for Lebron and eating Urban Turbann religiously.
Tammy Nguyen

Tammy Nguyen

  • tammynguyen@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 3-4PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 27 Tu 5-6:30pm (275 Soda)
  • Disc 127 Th 5-6:30pm (3105 Etcheverry)

  • hi i'm tammy :o). things i enjoy include teaching, building software, raising mental health awareness, skateboarding, headbanging, and eating large amounts of tacos with green salsa. things i do not enjoy include bell peppers, haunted houses, social norms, and oppressive systems.
Thomas Zhang

Thomas Zhang

  • thomaszhang@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 7:30-8:00PM (247 Cory)
  • Lab 44 Mo 5-6:30pm (277 Soda)
  • Disc 144 We 5:30-7pm (310 Soda)
Tiffany Perumpail

Tiffany Perumpail

  • tperumpail@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours M 6:30-7:30PM (247 Cory)

  • During the spring semester of my freshman year, Computer Science Mentors launched its pilot semester (yes, I am old :P) and I junior mentored for CS61A. And I've been in love with teaching CS61A ever since! In my free time, I like skateboarding, writing short stories, and finger-knitting. I'm also a major fan of Tame Impala. Feel free to email me about anything (especially if you are feeling lost in this course, need some advice, or just want to meet up). I'm all ears :)
Yannan Tuo

Yannan Tuo

  • ytuo@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours We 3-4PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 25 Tu 5-6:30pm (271 Soda)
  • Disc 125 Th 5-6:30pm (223 Dwinelle)

  • "when nothing goes right, go left" :^)
Yichen Sun

Yichen Sun

  • yichensun@berkeley.edu
  • Office Hours Th 2-3PM (109 Morgan)
  • Lab 13 Tu 11am-12:30pm (277 Soda)
  • Disc 113 Th 11-12:30pm (108 Wheeler)

  • I'm a second year CS major from the Bay Area, and my 3 top loves in life are cats, makeup, and food/boba. Generally when I'm not Struggling™ through school-related things you can find me sleeping, online shopping, or (starting this semester!!) trying to fulfill my childhood dream of learning to figure skate :^) Beyond teaching 61A, this semester I'm also a senior mentor in CSM for 61B!

Tutors

Ajan Adriano

Ajan Adriano

Alex Wang

Alex Wang

Alex Yang

Alex Yang

Anirvin Sikha

Anirvin Sikha

Anita Cu

Anita Cu

Annie Ro

Annie Ro

Anusha Syed

Anusha Syed

Audrey Thompson

Audrey Thompson

Bryan Tong

Bryan Tong

Chae Park

Chae Park

Danelle Nachum

Danelle Nachum

Daniel Mao

Daniel Mao

Dennis Feng

Dennis Feng

Derrick Xiong

Derrick Xiong

Elaine Park

Elaine Park

Farhan Toddywala

Farhan Toddywala

Genji Noguchi

Genji Noguchi

Griffin Prechter

Griffin Prechter

Jason Xu

Jason Xu

Jason Zhou

Jason Zhou

Katherine Liu

Katherine Liu

Keon Tsang

Keon Tsang

Kevin Ko

Kevin Ko

Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang

Kristyn Fudge

Kristyn Fudge

Kyle Tse

Kyle Tse

Lance Xing

Lance Xing

Lillian Du

Lillian Du

Lindsay Yang

Lindsay Yang

Michelle Cheung

Michelle Cheung

Michelle Hao

Michelle Hao

Naomi Jung

Naomi Jung

Nathan Khuu

Nathan Khuu

Sachit Shroff

Sachit Shroff

Tommy Myeongjae Chu

Tommy Myeongjae Chu