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 You may contact the professors or GSIs directly, but the staff alias will produce the fastest response. All emails end with

Note: Please do not email logistics questions about enrollment, etc, to the professors. Please direct these questions to piazza or cs188@.


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Stuart Russell

Office hours: Mon 1:30-3pm, Tue 3:30-5pm.

Email: russell@
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Dawn Song

Office hours: Wed 5-6pm, starting Apr 6

Zoom Link

Email: dawnsong@

Teaching Assistants

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Saagar Sanghavi

Head TA
Email: Admin cs188@, Personal ssanghavi404@
  • I like puzzles. All of life is just one giant puzzle to solve. Let's solve some fun puzzles together this semester :)
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Yanlai Yang

Head TA
Email: Admin cs188@, Personal yyang22@
  • Hello! I’m a fourth-year Comp Sci and applied math major from Shanghai. My research is currently focused on robot learning. This is my fifth time being a TA for this course and I am really excited to meet everyone! Outside of work, I love to play card games (especially contract bridge) and watch Formula races.
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Angela Liu

Exams Head
Email: aliu917@
  • Hey! I'm Angela and currently a fourth year studying CS. I've lived in the Bay Area my entire life and I love it here! When I'm not studying, I like to read, play golf, travel, and eat Asian desserts. I'm really excited to be teaching 188 again and hope you all have a great semester!
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Regina Wang

Student/Staff Engagement
Email: rlwang@
  • I'm a fourth year majoring in CS and minoring in Political Economy, and I absolutely love CS 188 (taking it and teaching it). I'm also super excited to meet all of you this term! My current research interest is in human-robot interaction and in my free time, I love baking, playing tennis, and clicking around Wikipedia. Feel free to reach out to talk about anything!
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Jason Wang

Exams Head
Email: jasonw-sy@
  • Hi everyone! I'm a junior majoring in CS. This is my third time TAing CS 188, and I'm very excited to get to know you all. I sometimes (RaReLY) play guitar and make music, and have a taste of making weird projects. Looking forward to this amazing semester!
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Evgeny Pobachienko

Projects Head
Email: evgenyp@
  • Hi! I'm a sophomore CS major from the Bay Area. I really enjoyed CS 188, especially the fun projects, and I'm excited to teach it. Besides CS, I like going on longish runs, hiking, and playing video games (mostly single-player). I look forward to meeting you!
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Lun Wang

Discussion Coordinator
Email: wanglun@
  • I am a 4th-year PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, advised by Prof. Dawn Song. My research focuses on differential privacy. Currently, I mainly focus on the application of differential privacy in federated learning. Super excited to be part of CS 188 this semester!
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Scott Emmons

HW Coordinator
Email: emmons@
  • I am a third-year PhD student working with the Center for Human-Compatible AI to help ensure that increasingly powerful artificial intelligence systems are robustly beneficial. Outside of teaching and research, I enjoy getting out and about in the Bay - especially hiking, running, and cycling!
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Alina Trinh

Email: tutrinh@
  • Hi y'all! I’m Alina, from Irvine, CA, and I'm a third-year studying EECS and business admin. In my free time, I like to go hiking, play piano, read, write, and binge watch random shows. Looking forward to a great semester!
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Ayush Kamat

Email: akamat@
  • Hi there! I'm a senior CS and Math major from the Los Angeles area. Outside of school I love to listen to and play music, and I also love to cook and make food! I'm super excited to teach y'all and I'm looking forward to a great semester!
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Jeffrey Tao

Email: jtao@
  • Hi, I'm Jeffrey! Feel free to talk to me if you're interested in RL research.
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Jim Wang

Email: wangjim19@
  • I'm Jim, a third year EECS major. I do some ML for Launchpad and BAIR. Outside of school, I love watching anime and kdrama, going to cool places with friends, singing, and playing the piano when I can find one! I'm also a hella foodie :))
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Jocelyn Chen

Email: jocelynchen1246@
  • Hello! I'm Jocelyn, a fourth year CS major from the Bay Area and this is my third semester teaching 188. In my free time, I like to dance, watch Netflix, and play video games (mostly genshin and league). Feel free to reach out to me to talk about anything whether it's BDC, or your newest genshin pull :). I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great semester!
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Jonathan Yang

Email: jy2370@
  • Hi everyone! I am a 4th year EECS undergrad who loves artificial intelligence. My research is in reusing large, past datasets in order to enable efficient generalization and lifelong learning in robotics. My hobbies include tinkering with drones, playing clarinet in a wind ensemble, and watching good tv shows/anime. I'm excited to get to know all of you!
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Jasmine Collins

Email: jazzie@
  • Hello! I am a fifth year PhD student in CS, advised by professor Jitendra Malik. My research is focused on the intersection of 3D computer vision and cognitive science. Outside of school I have a huge houseplant collection and love trying out new vegan restaurants.
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Nitish Dashora

Email: dashora7@
  • Hello, my name is Nitish and I'm a sophomore in EECS. I enjoy researching new deep learning methods and their applications to robotics. Outside of school, I spend time making digital audio, cooking, and I'm also a huge movie fan.
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Rishi Parikh

Email: rishiparikh@
  • Hi! I'm a 3rd year CS student with an interest in robotics and artificial intelligence. In my free time I like playing basketball, soccer, and hiking. I'm looking forward to a great semester!
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Katherine Shu

Email: katherineshu@
  • Hi! I'm a fourth 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!! :)
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Raiymbek Akshulakov

Email: raiymbek@
  • I am international student from Kazakhstan. I love math, watching anime and photography.
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Anikait Singh

Email: asap7772@
  • Hello! I am Anikait and a third year CS major from Princeton, NJ. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing Valorant, and listening to music. My current research is in designing algorithms that leverage large static datasets for creating robust reinforcement learning agents. I am looking forward to a great semester.
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Tarun Amarnath

Email: tarunamarnath@
  • I like robots. And making new things (CAD, Photoshop, acrylics, laser cutters...everything). If you can get me front row seats to Warriors games, Imagine Dragons tickets, Snowy from Tintin, or carry me to Radiant, we will be friends forever. I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you!
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Ajay Sridhar

Email: ajaysridhar@
  • Hi everyone! I'm a second-year EECS major from Oregon. I love mountain biking, gaming, solving puzzles, and walking with my dog in my free time. I fed the sentences above into GPT-3's (a deep learning language model) completion API and this is what is generated (kinda scary): "If you touch my bike, I will destroy you. Bikes: the best things in the world, next to kittens."
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Arvind Rajaraman

Email: arvind.rajaraman@
  • Hey everyone! I'm a 2nd year EECS and Business major from New Jersey. I'm super interested in deep learning & reinforcement learning research and entrepreneurship in the AI & blockchain spaces. In my free time, I like cooking, singing, investing, and listening to music (pop, hip hop, & Bollywood!). Website:!/teaching
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Parsa Mahmoudieh

Email: parsa.m@
  • I enjoy learning as much as I can, helping others learn along the way, and doing research in learning.
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Arnaud Fickinger

Email: arnaud.fickinger@
  • I am a third year PhD student at Berkeley AI Research and a visiting researcher at Facebook AI Research. I am interested in deep reinforcement learning, multi-agent systems and transfer learning.