CS 189/289A at UC Berkeley
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Instructor Jonathan Shewchuk
jrs@ (Piazza is preferred)
Office Hours: TBD
Head GSI Kevin Li
Discussion(s): Wed 3-4pm
Office Hours: by appointment
Hi! I'm a 5th year MS student working on reinforcement learning, robotics, and uncertainty estimation. I'm passionate about teaching and improving the quality of CS classes at Berkeley - this will be my seventh (and final) semester TAing, and I'm hoping to make it a great one :'). I enjoy hiking, piano, social deduction board games, and exploring new cities/neighborhoods.
uGSI Agnibho Roy
Discussion(s): Wed 12-1pm; Thurs 10-11am
Office Hours: Mon 10am-12pm; Wed 10-11am
Hey guys, I’m Agnibho. I am a fourth year majoring in EECS and Applied Math from Dallas, Texas and am looking forward to a great (hopefully no more online) semester! In my free time, im usually found hitting some fuzzy yellow balls at the Channing courts, going on runs on the fire trails, or having a pint with my friends while entertained by some nba basketball (avid mavs fan btw). Hope you enjoy 189 as much as I did!
GSI Allan Jabri
Discussion(s): Tues 4-5pm
Office Hours: Thurs 10-11am; Thurs 1-3pm; Fri 11am-12pm
Hi! I'm a fifth year PhD student in CS. I work on unsupervised learning for perception and control. I like swimming, languages, third culture kids, bopping to tunes, and Love Island (UK or AUS). I also worked in industry before grad school. Feel free to reach out :)
Discussion(s): Tues 1-2pm; Tues 8-9pm
Office Hours: Wed 10am-1pm
Hi, I'm a 4th year CS PhD student and I work on trying to get robots to do cool things with reinforcement/imitation learning without causing too much damage in the process :P In my free time I like playing/watching tennis, going on hiking/biking trips near the ocean, and venturing down aimless YouTube rabbit holes. Looking forward to getting to know all of you this summer!
uGSI Gaurav Ghosal
Discussion(s): Wed 6-7pm
Office Hours: Tues 9-11am; Thurs 11am-1pm
Hi Everyone! My name is Gaurav and I am a 3rd year EECS major. I am very interested in a range of research topics including reinforcement learning, human-robot interaction, and interpretable machine learning. In my free time, I enjoy learning about math and running. Feel free to reach out to chat about anything related to this class, ML/AI in general, or life at Cal. Looking forward to a great semester!
Discussion(s): Tues 3-4pm
Office Hours: Mon 6-9pm; Thurs 12-1pm
I am a graduate student at EECS, UC Berkeley. I am interested in algorithms and systems for interactive and efficient machine learning.
GSI Philip Jacobson
Discussion(s): Tues 10-11am
Office Hours: Mon 6-8pm; Tues 12-2pm
Hi, I'm Philip! I'm a 3rd year EECS PhD student working on perception for autonomous driving. Outside of the lab, I enjoy running, hiking, playing video games, and watching football and basketball
uGSI Rahul Kumar
Discussion(s): Tues 4-5pm
Office Hours: Tues 1-2pm; Tues 3-4pm
Hi, I'm Rahul! I'm a 4th year EECS student. I mostly work on circuit design.
GSI Ziye Ma
Discussion(s): Wed 10-11am; Wed 2-3pm
Office Hours: Tues 11am-12pm; Fri 10am-12pm
Hi! I’m Ziye or you can just call me Gaven. I’m a 3rd year PhD student in the EECS department working on mathematical optimization and machine learning. It’s my second time TAing for CS189, so if you have questions related to the course feel free to email me.
uGSI Anika Ramachandran
Discussion(s): Wed 4-5pm
Office Hours: Wed 11am-1pm
Hi! I'm a fourth-year EECS + IEOR major from the South Bay. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, watching movies, and karaoke-ing disney songs. I’m super excited to be TAing 189 this semester and look forward to meeting all of you!
uGSI Ben Hoberman
Discussion(s): Wed 2-3pm
Office Hours: Fri 12-2pm
Hello, and welcome to CS189! I'm a senior studying EECS, though in my time I've also been declared as Engineering Physics and Pure Math. I'm into security, math, computers, government, and policy, and when I'm not doing such school-y things you can find me cooking, reading, making music, or enjoying the outdoors on my bike and/or feet. I'm excited to meet you all and help you learn about machine learning this semester!
uGSI Frank Liu
Discussion(s): Tues 1-2pm
Office Hours: Mon 7-9pm
Hi everyone! My name is Frank, and I'm a 4th year premed student double majoring in MCB and CS and minoring in BIOE. My current research interests are in the areas of computational biology, immunology, and cancer biology. When I'm not studying, you might find me playing the piano on Sproul, lifting weights at RSF, or planning out my next travel adventure. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!
uGSI Oleksii Volkovskyi
Discussion(s): Tues 7-8pm
Office Hours: Mon 6-8pm
Hi! I’m excited to help teach this class for the first time this semester. I’m really into volleyball, poker, hip hop and classic rock, and, of course, machine learning.
Discussion(s): Tues 5-6pm
Office Hours: Fri 4-6pm
Hi! I’m a Fourth Year EECS major from San Diego. I currently research deep reinforcement learning and have a passion for ML. Outside of academics, I enjoy video games, politics, and poker. Feel free to message if you have any questions relating to the course!