Course Staff

The best way to contact the staff is through Piazza. If you need to contact the course staff via email, we can be reached at cs188 AT You may contact the professors or GSIs directly, but the staff list will produce the fastest response.

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Office hours: Mon 9-10 am, 730 Sutardja Dai Hall Mon & Wed 6:30-7:00 pm on days Sergey is lecturing (see schedule), location TBD.
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Office hours: Tue 9-11 am, 730 Sutardja Dai Hall.


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Aditya Baradwaj
Hi all! I am a 4th-year EECS major from Chennai, India. Apart from 188, I have also TA’d 170 and 70 in the past. I’m interested in learning how to improve educational outcomes, particular in CS. In my free time, I enjoy reading about history and languages, and walking to the Big C.
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I’m a second year PhD student working on deep reinforcement learning, focusing on robustness and preference learning. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cycling and running.
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Alexander Li
Hi everyone! I’m a third-year EECS major from Saratoga, CA. I’m broadly interested in machine learning, and I’m a research assistant in Prof. Abbeel’s lab. In my free time, I like reading and playing basketball and volleyball.
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Austen Zhu
Hi! I’m a third-year Computer Science major from Michigan. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing basketball, and building mechanical keyboards.
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Avi Singh
I’m a third year PhD student working at the intersection of machine learning and robotics. Non-academic interests include reading, weight lifting, and outdoorsy stuff.
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Charles Tang
Hi! I’m a third-year CS major from San Jose, CA. 188 was my favorite class at Cal and I hope you enjoy it too! In my free time, I like running, eating, boardgames, basketball, reading, and soccer :)
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Dennis Lee
Hi! I’m a fourth year EECS major from Philadelphia. I work on robot learning in Professor Abbeel’s lab. Outside of class, I enjoy hiking, soccer, and archery. Looking forward to an exciting semester!
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Dequan Wang
Dequan Wang is a Ph.D. student in computer science at UC Berkeley, working with Prof. Trevor Darrell. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, and robotics.
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Ellen Luo
Hi everyone! I’m a third-year EECS major from London, Canada. Outside of class, I enjoy climbing, snowboarding, playing video games and watching deep movies. Feel free to email me if you have any questions/concerns and I look forward to a great semester with you all!!
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Frederik Ebert
Hi! I’m a 2nd year grad student working with Prof. Sergey Levine. I’m from Munich and did my undergrad there as well. My research interests are in robotic manipulation involving learning-based planning and computer vision. In my free time I enjoy playing piano, swimming and badminton.
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Henry Zhu
I’m in my 3rd year studying MechE and EECS. Outside of school I work with Professor Levine on robotic learning. I’m so happy you’re here and welcome to the fascinating world of AI!
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Jasmine Deng
Hi! I’m a fourth-year Computer Science major. This is my second time TA’ing CS 188 (I also TA’ed in Spring 2018), and I’m excited to be rejoining the staff. In my spare time, I like to watch YouTube, play card games, and catch up on sleep.
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Jason Peng
I’m a 2nd year PhD student in CS. My work tries to build simulated agents that can do acrobatics and martial arts. I like to spend my spare time painting.
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Katie Luo
Hello! I am a 5th years masters EECS student here at Cal. In my spare time, I like playing smash, drinking boba, and napping. It is my second semester teaching cs188, and I look forward to working with the staff again!
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Laura Smith
Hi everyone! I’m a third year CS major from Orange County, California (the home of Disneyland :^)). My research interests are in reinforcement learning and vision-based robotics. Outside of class, I love playing cards, baking treats, and taking naps. 188 is an exciting class, and I hope you enjoy it this semester!
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Micah Carroll
Hello! I’m a senior (sigh) interested in AI Safety, ethics and philosophy, currently doing research with CHAI on human-agent cooperation. I’m originally from Italy, and in my free time I love to bike, listen to far too much music, and watch movies.
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I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student advised by Sergey Levine and Tom Griffiths. I am interested in understanding and building machines that generalize as humans do. I have recently been exploring problems related to learners with compositional representations and computations. The goal is to work towards building agents that design and update their own languages for modeling the world and solving problems. Several influential books for me are Holes, The Little Prince, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Plato’s Republic, and Gödel, Escher Bach. I want to understand the truth and that’s always been the dream.
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Murtaza Dalal
Hi everyone! I’m a third year undergrad EECS major from San Jose, CA. I work under Prof. Levine on vision-based robotics and deep reinforcement learning. In my free time, I like to hike, play basketball, read, and fly drones. I’m a first time TA and super excited to teach Intro to AI. I hope to get you all excited about the field and maybe even get into research!
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Rachel Li
Hey everyone! I’m a 3rd year EECS major from Virginia. My academic interests include networking, theory, and AI! In my nonexistent free time, I like to draw, play Clash Royale, and watch Netflix.
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Rishi Veerapaneni
Rishi is a 3rd year EECS & Applied Math student from Saratoga CA. When not studying for classes, coding for research, or attempting to teach students, Rishi enjoys scoring goals in soccer, playing card games, “singing” “songs”, making amazing puns, and saying “Good Morning” at all times of the day. Rishi would now like to thank the reader for reading his bio and he hopes to see them in discussion!
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Ronghang Hu
Ronghang Hu is a Ph.D. student in computer science at EECS Dept., UC Berkeley, working with Prof. Trevor Darrell. His research interests include visual and linguistic reasoning (image description, expression grounding, question answering, and visual dialog), and visual perception (object detection and segmentation).
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Siddharth Reddy
I’m a second-year computer science Ph.D. student at the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab, where I have the privilege of being co-advised by Sergey Levine and Anca Dragan. I’m broadly interested in machine learning, robotics, and cognitive science. My research combines human and machine intelligence to solve sequential decision-making problems that neither can on their own.
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Simin Liu
Hey! I’m a fourth year EECS student. Outside of school activities, I am an avid snacker (ask me about Flamin Hot Fries), only watch bad television, and like to swim. I think CS188 is fun and I hope you enjoy it too!
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Tony Zhao
Hi! I’m a 3rd year EECS undergrad here at Cal. My research is in machine learning on multi-modal data, but I also like taking care of my hydroponic plants, building meme software, and occasionally getting lost.
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Wilson Yan
Hi everybody! I’m a third year CS and Applied Math major from the Bay Area. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, playing video games, and eating good food. Feel free to chat with me anytime, and I look forward to meeting you all!
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Xiaocheng Mesut Yang
Hello everyone! I am a third year CS major. I TAed CS188 in Summer 2018, and I am happy to rejoin this semester. My research interest lies in the interesting of computer vision and reinforcement learning. In my free time, I travel to race radio-controlled vehicles at national and international events.