Cameron Allen he/him

Hey folks, I’m a first-year lecturer and current postdoc at the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI). Prior to Berkeley, I completed my PhD in computer science at Brown, with a focus in AI and decision making. I am thrilled to share this subject with all of you, and I welcome your feedback about any aspect of the course or my teaching.

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Michael K Cohen he/him

Hello, I’m a lecturer and postdoc at the Center for Human-Compatible AI. My research focus is how to design advanced artificial agents that are unlikely to cause human extinction; you can learn more here. Happy to get ongoing feedback here.


Evgeny Pobachienko he/him Head TA

Hi! I’m a CS major from the Bay Area. I really enjoyed CS 188, especially the fun projects, and I’m excited to be teaching it again. Besides CS, I like going on longish runs, hiking, and playing video games (mostly single-player). I look forward to meeting you!

Sid Ijju he/him Head TA

Hey everyone! I’m a 4th year EECS and Business major from Colorado. I’m really interested in human-robot interaction and reinforcement learning research. In my free time, I like baking and drawing. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great semester!

Xavier Yin he/him Head TA

Hi! I’m a 3rd year EECS major from New Zealand currently interested in computational linguistics. Some of my hobbies include hiking and photography. Feel free to reach out!

Aidan Leung he/him DSP Data Access

Hi! I’m Aidan, a 3rd year CS major from the LA area. I like climbing, playing piano, playing volleyball, and speedcubing. Super excited to be a reader for CS 188 this semester!

Ajay Sridhar he/him

Hi! I am a 4th-year EECS major from Oregon, and this is my 5th time TAing 188. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, solving puzzles and walking my dog. I’m excited to meet you all this semester.

Alina Trinh she/her DSP Data Access

Hi! I’m Alina, from Irvine, CA, and I’m a fifth-year EECS M.S. student. In my free time, I like to go hiking, play piano, and binge watch random shows. Looking forward to a great semester!

Allen Cao he/him

Hi, I am Allen, a senior studying CS. I am from Pleasanton, California. In my free time, I enjoy walking, running, playing guitar, and watching movies. AI is cool :)

Cham Yao he/him

Hey! I’m a senior and this will be my 5th semester TAing for 188, happy to come back again and see y’all this fall. Usually I teach on the chalkboard instead of projecting slides, so feel free to come to my discussion if you learn well that way. In my free time I like to read and play volleyball - excited for the semester :)

Jerry Sun he/him

Hi my name is Jerry and I am a junior studying computer science and environmental science. My research interests are in stomata optimization. In my spare time, I like to ski, listen to Mitski and support the Warriors.

Joshua Liao he/him

Hi, I’m Josh! I enjoy volleyball, composing piano pieces, and playing auto-battlers. I love board games— my current favorites are Root and Everdell. Somehow I haven’t played Wingspan yet, so that’s on my bucket list. Excited to meet you this semester!

Joy Liu she/her DSP Data Access

Hi everyone! This is my fourth time teaching 188, and I’m super excited. Outside of class, I like climbing, hiking, and volleyball, and my research is in computational precision health. Find me on Goodreads if you can!

Kenny Wang he/him

Hey, I’m Kenny! I’m a rising third-year EECS student from the Bay. I like badminton, incessantly whistling, playing the sproul piano (r.i.p.), and impersonating Peyrin.

Marwa Abdulhai

Hello! I am a 3rd year PhD student at BAIR advised by Professor Sergey Levine. I work on how to build safe and collaborative interactions between AI and humans, specifically in the context of RL/LLMs, AI safety, and multi-agent learning.

Matei Gardea

Hi! I’m a third year CS major. I enjoy skiing, mountain biking, and gradient descent in general.

Michael Wu he/him DSP Data Access

Hi! I’m Michael, a third year EECS and Business major from San Diego. Fun facts about me: this is my third time TA’ing this course, I’ve watched The Office ~8 times, and I hit Emerald IV over winter break. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Pranav Muralikrishnan he/him

Hi! My name is Pranav and I’m a sophomore majoring in Math and CS from New Jersey. I love going camping, playing video games, and playing the saxophone. I also love learning about math! I’m excited to be on course staff this semester!

Saathvik Selvan he/him

Hi! I’m a 2nd year EECS major from Florida. I enjoy researching about the applications of deep learning methods and tackling interesting algorithmic computer science problems. Outside of school, I love playing the drums, listening to music, and cooking with my friends. Looking forward to a great semester and feel free to reach out to me!

Samantha Huang she/her DSP Data Access

Hi, I’m Samantha! This will be my second time on course staff and I’m so excited to help y’all with CS 188 this fall. I enjoy listening to music, taking pictures of sunsets, and eating yummy food (lmk if ya’ll know any secret spots ;)).

Sashrika Pandey she/her DSP Data Access

Hey, I’m Sashrika! I’m getting my masters in EECS and do research in human-AI interaction at the InterACT Lab. Some of my hobbies include running to pretty viewpoints, playing chess (lots of blitz), and ranking Berkeley restaurants based on their pad thai. See y’all around :))

Somu Patil he/him

Hi! I’m Somu and I’m a junior majoring in Computer Science and Economics. I’m really into following sports, watching tv, and eating food when I’m not working (which is 95% of the time).


Arjun Damerla he/him

Thanks for scrolling all the way down here :))

Catherine Chu she/her

Hi! I’m Catherine, a 3rd-year CS and DS major from New Jersey. My hobbies include music, painting, and binge-watching detective TV shows. Excited to meet you all this semester!

Jacky (Cheuk Ki) Wong he/him

Hello! I am Jacky. This is my first time being a reader. In my free time, I like to play guitar, badminton, and table tennis.

Sadhika Akula

Hi! I’m Sadhika, and I’m a 3rd year EECS major. Outside of school, I enjoy playing tennis, podcasts + books, and hiking!

Varun Kandula he/him

Hi! I’m Varun, a third-year Computer Science and Data Science major from New Jersey. Some random facts about myself: I love playing poker, sports betting, collecting watches, and watching ‘Suits’ for the 5th time. Feel free to reach out to chat about 188, classes, or anything in general!

Wesley Zheng he/him

Hello everyone! I’m currently a second-year CS and applied math major from Irvine. I love watching/reading romantic comedy anime/manga/light novel series, namely 連れカノ and 義妹生活. This is my first time on course staff, and I am looking forward to meeting you all in OHs!