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Mesut Xiaocheng Yang
Email: Admin cs188@, Personal xiaocheng.yang@
Hello everyone! I am an EECS 5th-Year-Master student. This will be the 6th time I am a TA for CS 188, and the 3rd time as the Head TA. My current research interest is human-robot-interaction under uncertainties. In my free time, I like to hike with friends, and to travel to race radio-controlled vehicles at national events. Feel free to come talk to me about anything!
Hello! I am a buffoon’s needle.
My 10-year old brother wrote my bio for me: “I only let Jimmy eat peanuts I make. I live on Peanut Ave. I do peanut
gardening. My friend is Jimmy. My PhD is farming.”
Hi! I'm Andrea, a fifth year EECS Ph.D. student. I’m advised by professors Anca Dragan and Claire Tomlin and my research
interests lie in the intersection of robotics, machine learning, control theory, and human-robot interaction.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking (and eating) new foods, playing with my dog, watching TV, and hanging out with friends.
Hi! I'm a third year EECS major from Fremont. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, trying new food places, and hiking
around. I'm super excited about TA'ing for a class I learned so much from and I'm looking forward to meeting you all!
Hello! I’m Angela, a fourth year CS/Cog-Sci major from San Diego. In my free time, I love being a mellophone player in
the Cal Band, binging shows on Netflix (hmu with recommendations), and gaming (Valorant has been consuming all my free
time this summer)! I also like to consider myself a boba connoisseur. Really excited to teach and meet all of you this
Hello! I'm Arin, a 4th year CS Major. I grew up in Chicago but now I live in the Bay full time. I love CS and AI so I am
excited to work with all of you. However, I live for my free time which I spend listening to rap music, hiking, playing
games, and fishing. I am also a fan of fitness and being active, but my favorite thing to do is to
just talk to people about life. Feel free to reach out to me about anything at all!
Hi there! I'm a 3rd year EECS major and excited to enjoy 188 with all of you this semester! I find Artificial
Intelligence and related fields fascinating, especially the way we can leverage readily available information to power
amazing algorithms. I love playing sports, hiking, biking or anything else outdoors really! I also enjoy the NBA & NFL
as well as their video games. Look forward to meeting everyone!
Hey friends! I'm Arvind, a senior from the South Bay. Here at Cal, I'm working on research to improve the robustness of
neural networks against certified adversarial attacks. In my free time, I love playing basketball, hiking, driving
exotic cars, and watching Netflix (ATLA superfans wya??).
Hi! I’m a senior majoring in cs and math. My research interests are deep reinforcement learning and unsupervised
learning, and my daily interests include eating Chick-fil-A and watching Dude Perfect. Looking forward to a fun semester
Hey! I’m a fourth year undergrad and this is my last semester at Cal. I love AI and am happy to rejoin the 188 TA team!
In my free time, I enjoy staying indoor and eating a lot of ice cream. I’m excited to know more about you all, and I
look forward to a rewarding semester with you!
Hi everyone! I’m a 4th-year CS/Philosophy/Econ major, born and raised in Beijing, China. I love everything in the
intersection (or union) of humanities and tech, and my special talent is the ability to nap everywhere. (Sadly this
semester I’ll just be napping at home.) In my free time, I like to read long novels and rewatch Rick & Morty for the
thousandth time. Look forward to getting to know you all and learn together!
Hi, I'm Jeffrey! Feel free to talk to me if you're interested in RL research.
Hi! I’m Jennifer, a fourth year CS major and I’m really excited to TA 188 this semester! My current research focuses on
deformable object manipulation and NLP calibration techniques. In my free time, I love hiking, making music, and baking
banana bread :)
Jerry Zhiyang He
Hello everyone! I am a second year CS Ph.D. interested in Human Robot Interactions. This is my first time TAing CS188
and I am quite excited to make the most out of it :) I love cooking, basketball, jiu jit-su, stand-up comedy and improv.
Hit me up if you have any recs for fun activities at home!
Hi! I’m a third year CS major! I love boba, dancing, watching Netflix, and playing games (unfortunately League is the
major one). Feel free to reach out to me to talk about anything. I’m looking forward to a great semester!
Hello! I'm a third year EECS undergrad from Pleasanton, CA. My current research is in reinforcement learning and
robotics. In my free time, I like to play clarinet in the wind ensemble, watch sitcoms, bake Brazilian cheese bread, and
fetch toys that my dog loses under the sofa. I hope all of you are doing well and I am looking forward to a great
Hi! I’m a third year EECS Major from around LA. I enjoy traveling, dancing, and drawing. Against popular belief, I don’t
like chocolate and I drink boba with no sugar and no ice. I hope you all have an amazing semester!! :)
Hi all. I am a PhD candidate here in EECS working at the intersection of robotics and machine learning. I’m happy to
rejoin the staff. Any other time I have is spent cooking, doing triathlons, or outdoorsing. I’m excited to get to know
the students, so please come talk to me about anything!
Hi, I’m a CS student from SoCal, looking forward to meeting you all this semester! CS188 is a great class, where you not
only learn about AI, but also develop a love-hate relationship with Pacman. Feel free to reach out about anything, and
let’s have a great semester! We stan robots <3 Website: kaipinryankoh.github.io
Hello! I’m a third-year CS and applied math major from Shanghai. My research is currently focused on reinforcement
learning. This is my second time being a TA for this course and I am really excited to meet everyone! I took CS 188 last
fall with Prof. Dragan and loved it. Outside of school, I love to play card games (especially contract bridge) and solve
various kinds of puzzles.
Hi! I’m Austin, a junior studying EECS & Business from SoCal. In my free time, I love playing basketball, driving at
night with Drake playing (its gotta be Take Care specifically), or trying my hand at cooking new dishes. While stuck at
home I’ve also found more time to read and am attempting to improve my guitar playing :) Excited to meet you all -
please feel free to hit me up about anything!
Hi everyone! I am Ganesh, a senior studying EECS and Business. I grew up in India and Qatar and I love AI and robotics!
At Cal, I’ve been deeply involved in the Robotics@Berkeley and Engineering Student Council clubs. In my free time, I
like listening to music from different countries, reading, and watching Netflix. I really enjoyed taking 188 and I hope
you have a great semester!
Hello! I’m Kevin, a third year EECS student from Thousand Oaks, California. I’m excited to be a reader for CS 188, as it
is one of my favorite classes so far! I love League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, reading murder mystery novels (Agatha
Christie and Sherlock Holmes in particular), playing basketball, and playing the saxophone. Hope you all have a great
time learning about AI this semester!
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