CS 61B Data Structures, Spring 2022
Instructor: Paul Hilfinger. Office hours Tu 1-2, Th 4-5, 787 Soda and Zoom link
Lecture: MWF 1-2PM, Dwinelle 155 as capacity allows. Online for first 2 weeks.
Zoom Webinar Link
Contact Us
For logistical questions and concerns, please email: cs61b (at) berkeley.edu
Instructor
Hilfinger (at) cs.berkeley.edu
Feel free to drop by whenever my office is open and I am not singing in a language other than English. Office: Soda 787.
Teaching Assistants
Ajay Singh
ajaysingh (at) berkeley.edu
Hi! I'm Ajay and I'm a fourth year computer science major from the Silicon Valley. In my free time I like playing basketball, listening to old music, and driving around the bay. This is my fourth time teaching 61B and I couldn't be more excited since it is one of my favorite classes I've taken at Berkeley. Looking forward to a great semester with everyone and feel free to reach out about anything!
anishbajaj (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey everyone! Hope you’re doing well! I’m a third year CS major at Berkeley and I absolutely loved 61B! I spend my free-time hiking up Big C or chilling at the Marina. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the material or anything else — especially if you’re interested in gaining insider information about secret hiking spots in the Bay Area :)
Sherry Fan
sherryfansf (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I'm Sherry and this is my third time TA-ing for 61B. I'm a computer science and psychology double major, and I love everything neuroscience and computer architecture. Outside of school, I read a ton of science fiction, answer Piazza questions, and play way too much Hearthstone. Feel free to reach out for any reason :)
Naama Bareket
naamabareket (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi everyone, I'm Naama! I am a senior studying EECS from the Bay Area, and this will be my 3rd time teaching 61B so I'm very excited. In my free time I I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring new places, and I've recently gotten into knitting:) Looking forward to meeting you all and having a great semester!
toddyu (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey, I'm Todd, a third-year EECS major. Let's get to know each other. Please stop by my section sometime this Spring and feel free to email me about anything, anytime!
Abhi Ganesh
abhiganesh (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey! I'm Abhi; I'm a lactose intolerant mac & cheese and tea lover, I'm from St. Louis, MO (shoutout Midwest), and I love a good guitar/karaoke night. 61B was SUCH a challenging class for me, and I'm here to give back—feel free to email me if you need anything at all!
Smruthi Balajee
smruthibalajee (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I'm Smruthi and I'm a fourth year CS major from Dublin, CA. Outside of school I enjoy morning hikes, chilling outdoors, and eating chocolate—once during dead week I bought a pound plus milk chocolate bar from Trader Joe's and ate it in four days (no regrets). I'm super excited to teach 61B again this semester and can't wait to meet you all! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions :)
Jesse Dai
jesse.dai (at) berkeley.edu
Hi! I'm a fourth year pursuing something in the realms of computer science! I'm apparently top 1% of Sweetheart Café on the Snackpass app so that should say something. Besides that, I enjoy being in nature and learning new things!
Dexter To
todexter (at) berkeley.edu
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Helloooo! I'm third-year CS + CalTeach minor from LA. I love exploring, swimming, skateboarding, playing video games, watching the Lakers, and going to cute coffee shops on Sundays. Very excited to meet the next generation of data structures lovers; please feel free to reach out to talk about anything!
Lucy Lu
zhixinlu (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I am a sophomore studying Computer Science, and I am a first gen college student. If you like K-Pop, we sure will have a lot to talk about! I also like to play racquet sports. And, I LOVE boba, spicy food, and especially noodles. Feel free to reach out to me for anything!
Richa Kotni
rkotni (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi friends! I'm a junior studying Computer Science and Data Science. My hobbies include eating IBs and ice cream after going on a hike/run through the Berkeley hills, drawing, and listening to way too much Indie pop on Spotify. This is my third time teaching CS61B and I'm super excited for a great semester with you all!
Avyakth Challa
avyakth (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey everyone! I’m Avy, a third year student studying CS. 61b was one of my favorite classes at Cal, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Outside of school, I like playing basketball, eating good food and sleeping.
Kyle Zhang
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Computer
Shirley Yu
shirley_yu (at) berkeley.edu
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Hello I'm Shirley. It's my second time teaching 61B and I'm excited to meet all of you xD. Feel free to reach out about anything
Shreyas Kompalli
shreyaskompalli (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey everyone! I'm Shreyas, a junior CS student from Sonoma County. This is my 4th semester teaching CS61B, and it's one of my favorite things to do at Berkeley. Apart from CS, I'm a huge sports fan (basketball, soccer, tennis, football, you name it) and I love listening to R&B/hip-hop artists like The Weeknd and Kanye West. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Ethan Ordentlich
eordentl (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi - I'm a first-year grad student from Caltech, studying CS Education, and this is my second term teaching 61B.
Nishant Patwardhan
nishantpatwardhan (at) berkeley.edu
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What's up! I'm Nishant, a junior from Palo Alto, CA studying EECS . This'll be my 3rd time teaching CS 61B and I couldn't be more hyped to be teaching you all this semester! In my free time you can probably find me watching basketball (go dubs), Netflix, cooking or playing smash.
Claire Lee
clairelee8 (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I’m Claire, a second year studying CS from the Bay Area! The is my first time teaching CS61B, and I’m super stoked :) I enjoy dancing, exploring new coffee shops, and trying new foods. Look forward to meeting you all!
crystalwang (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I'm a junior CS + Linguistics major. I love writing, learning new languages, playing taiko, and relaxing via peaceful video games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing. In no particular order, I'm obsessed with (The Great) Ace Attorney, Google Translate, tomatoes, Wikipedia, and black bean noodles. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
sreevidyaganga0 (at) berkeley.edu
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Heyo! I'm Vidya, a third year majoring in CS and Economics from Fremont, CA.This is my third time teaching 61B, and I'm so excited for an amazing semester! In my free time I love to read and garden, and I'm an avid connoisseur of oatmeal, bbno$, mac n cheese, and Catan! Please hmu because I love great convos <3
Noah Adhikari
noahadhikari (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey there! I'm a sophomore from LA studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. This is my first time teaching 61B, and I'm super excited to meet you! When I'm free, I enjoy music, chess, soccer, and food. Feel free to reach out whenever you'd like!
aniruth.n (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey y’all! I’m Aniruth, a second year EECS and Business major from Tampa, Florida. This is my second time on 61B course staff. I like rewatching the Rush Hour movies, Better Call Saul, and playing bullet chess. I'm so happy the Bucs aren't bad anymore
Sumer Kohli
sumer.kohli (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey all! I’m Sumer, a second-semester senior who loves sci-fi, table tennis, and scalable distributed systems. I can’t wait to teach y'all this semester, we’re going to have an absolute blast! Don’t hesitate to reach out to me for any reasons, including having a Harry Potter trivia competition, getting advice on internships/research/life, or commiserating about the latest COVID variant.
alew2161 (at) berkeley.edu
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Hello! My name is Alexander and I'm a sophomore EECS major. I look forward to meeting and teaching you all in a course that makes the impossible, possible! In addition to the literal black magic that is CS 61B, feel free to talk to me about Minecraft, traveling, Legos, or even the color blue.
Jennifer Prince
jenniferprince (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey there! I'm Jenny and I'm a third year EECS major from San Jose. I had a really fun time taking 61B, and I'm super excited to share my love for the class with you all! In my free time I like reading fantasy novels, crocheting, and playing volleyball. Feel free to reach out if you want to talk about anything!
dvconricode (at) berkeley.edu
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Heyo! My name is Dominic and I'm a CS major from the Salinas Valley. In my free time I enjoy exploring Berkeley, you can find me hiking the fire trails or sneaking into Memorial Stadium (but don't tell anyone). I'm also an avid sunset enthusiast so if you want recommendations for nice views I have a list. Shoot me an email if you want to talk about urban planning, how to run a half marathon without training, or anything at all :)
Angelina Songco
angelinasongco (at) berkeley.edu
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Hello! Hello! Hello! I'm Angelina. I'm from Los Angeles, CA and I'm a sophomore trying to be a CS major :') I took CS61BL during the summer of 2021 and I am excited to share all my flips and tricks with y'all. In my free time, I love to sew, crochet, thrift, and eat cereal. If you wanna talk about CS concepts, fashion trends, crochet patterns, or which thrift stores are the best in the bay or LA feel free to reach out to me!
Eddie Park
epark2 (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi, I'm Eddie! I'm a second-year EECS student from San Jose, CA and this is my first semester on course staff for 61B! I enjoy trying out different restaurants, going on spontaneous adventures, and exploring foreign countries on Google Maps (it's fascinating, you should try it at least once). I'm really excited for a great semester with all of you!
anjaliruban (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi everyone! I'm a senior majoring in computer science and linguistics. I love everything to do with language - how it's formed, how it's structured, the list goes on. Currently, I do research on natural language processing (think Siri or Google Translate) on low-resource languages and non-standard dialects. When I'm not working, I like to play animal crossing, bake cakes, and explore new restaurants.
Aram Kazorian
aramk (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey! I'm Aram and I'm a junior majoring in CS from LA. During my free time, I am either playing basketball or watching the Lakers, playing video games, watching Tarantino movies, or making too much coffee to drink. I hope I can make you all love this class as much as I did! Don't hesitate to reach out, and I'm looking forward to an awesome semester with you all!
Dhruti Pandya
dpandya (at) berkeley.edu
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hi! i'm dhruti, a sophomore from san diego majoring in eecs. i'm interested in tech + teaching. i love to play badminton, hike (especially by the beach), read, try new food, and everything that's purple. feel free to reach out to talk about anything at all, 61B related or not :)
Anton Zabreyko
azabreyko (at) berkeley.edu
Hey hey! I'm Anton. I'm really looking forward to assisting y'all in your 61B journeys, where you'll get introduced to the wonderful world of theoretical computer science and software engineering!
Emily Su
emilysu (at) berkeley.edu
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Hiya!! I'm Emily and I'm a junior from Toronto, Canada studying CS & ORMS! I love baking, drinking matcha lattes, and listening to French pop! Super excited to be teaching 61B this semester :")
allysonpark (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi, I'm Allyson! I'm a 4th year EECS major, and more importantly, I am a leo sun, aquarius moon, and libra rising. My favorite things (in no particular order) are hashmaps, thai food, and knitting. I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to link a "professional website" or something but I'm linking my Spotify xoxo
Allen Gu
allengu01 (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I'm Allen, a second-year EECS major from Illinois. In my free time, I like playing card games, listening to music, and learning new songs on piano. This is my first time teaching 61B and I'm super excited to meet all of you!
erictang000 (at) berkeley.edu
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Hello everyone! I'm Eric, I'm a fourth year EECS major from the Bay Area, and this will be my fifth time teaching 61B. In my free time, I like to run, watch basketball, and read. CS 61B was one of my favorite classes and I'm looking forward to working with you all to hopefully make it yours too!
Luke Liu
lukeliu (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey! I'm Luke, and I am a junior from Toronto majoring in CS & DS. This is my third time teaching CS 61B and I'm still loving it! In my free time, I enjoy playing ping-pong, basketball, and poker. Looking forward to a great semester!
Chase Clements
chaseclements (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey! I am a senior majoring in EECS. I am very excited to teach CS 61B this semester. It is a wonderful course and I hope you enjoy it. For fun I like to read, work out, and watch movies. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or just want to chat!
Ted Lin
tedklin (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I'm Ted, a third-year from Los Angeles studying EECS. I like cold weather, music from around the world, basketball, and tangerines. Looking forward to meeting y'all and exploring computing together!
Grace Jung
gracejung (at) berkeley.edu
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Hello! My name is Grace Jung. I'm studying Computer Science. I love being a CS major because I'm fascinated by how CS can be combined with a wide variety of ideas to create unique, interdisciplinary solutions to complex problems. In general, learning about as many ideas as possible is super fun for me. That's probably why I tend to pick up a new hobby every month or so. Haha! In the past, I've explored painting, embroidery, roller skating, hang gliding, guitar, gardening, and many more. Throughout this semester, I'm excited to meet you all and learn new ideas, perspectives, and more from you all! Let's push through this spring together. Go bears!
Jedidiah Tsang
jedidiahtsang (at) berkeley.edu
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heyo! I'm Jedi, a 4th year from the bay studying Political science and Computer Science. This will be my third time teaching the best cs class at Cal :D fun fact: I went to a karaoke place recently and discovered that their queue was not actually a queue - it was a stack. I was very proud of that discovery.
deng22 (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi everyone! I'm Linda, a senior studying CS & Stats. This is my fifth time teaching CS61B. Outside of this course, I love cooking, baking, and trying out new restaurants. I also enjoy classical ballet and contemporary dance. CS61B is one of my favorite CS courses, and I hope to make it yours too! Looking forward to a great semester with y'all! :)
jeblanchard (at) berkeley.edu
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I like to walk my dog, collect random things, and crack humes with my friends. I'm very excited to be on the course staff again this semester, feel free to message me anytime about anything.
Eric Zhu
eric.zhu (at) berkeley.edu
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Hello! I'm a fourth year EECS major from Fremont, CA. I really enjoy watching and rewatching TV shows and movies :O so let me know if you have any recommendations! I look forward to meeting you all :)) and hope you have as much fun with 61B as I did.
Sohum Hulyalkar
sohum11 (at) berkeley.edu
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hi! how's life? hopefully life is going well! if it's not, smile and it'll be a bit better :) on the topic of 61b, this is my sixth time teaching and I still LOVE teaching this class, so you all are in for a good time :D finally, I LOVE meeting new people and just talking about anything, so definitely email me at sohum11@berkeley.edu!
Henry Maier
henrymaier (at) berkeley.edu
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Hey, I'm Henry! I'm stoked to be teaching 61b this semester. In addition to helping teach this class, I like to do things outside and hang out with my friends. Shoot me an email whenever if you want to set up a time to chat.
Nandini Singh
nandini (at) berkeley.edu
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Hi! I'm Nandini, I'm a CS and Stats double major and super excited to teach 61B!