Instructors

Instructor office hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11 am, and Tuesdays and Fridays from 4-5 pm. It will be held in 283E Soda. Our office is located at 779 Soda.

Christine Zhou

Christine Zhou

Hi, I’m Christine and I’ll be one of your instructors this summer! In my free time, I enjoy playing video and board games, solving puzzles, singing, and listening to and playing music. I decided to become a CS major after taking this course, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I look forward to meeting you, and welcome to CS 61BL!

Jackson Leisure

Jackson Leisure

Hello there! I am a Super Senior studying Computer Science/Cognitive Science/Data Science. In my free time, I play jugger (pls join my club), board games, and video games. Please feel free to email me or come talk to me about anything at all; I’m always excited to meet new people and hear about your experiences!

Matthew Sit

Matthew Sit

HI! I just graduated in Spring 2019 in EECS, minoring in BioE! I really, really enjoy pastel colors (mmm mint, lavender, coral) and Oolong (quite a luscious boba flavor spelled with such a handsome permutation of English letters!). Come find me and we can develop these theories some more! (or we can talk about data structures too I guess heh.)

Teaching Assistants

Alex Schedel

Alex Schedel

Hello! My name is Alex and I am a soon to be third year studying Film and Computer Science. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching film, and playing video games. Please send me songs if you have any I might like! I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

Brandon Fong

Brandon Fong

I’m a CS / DS double major from the Los Angeles area. This summer, I’m looking for the perfect iced coffee, the perfect banana bread recipe, and the perfect summer time jam, in that order; let me know if you have suggestions! (or if you want to talk about data structures I guess I’d be down for that too).

Charles Hager

Charles Hager

Hello! I’m a 4th year EECS student from Santa Monica, CA. I spend a lot of my free time cooking, baking, dancing (<3 afx), and drinking excessive amounts of boba. Outside of CS I really love learning new languages and more about world history. I hope you enjoy 61b as much as I did, please feel free to say hi and come talk to me anytime! :)

Gi-Gi Lu

Gi-Gi Lu

Hi there! I’m Gigi. I enjoy eating dumplings, baking cookies, walking (but not running and not up hills), and teaching. A quote I’m constantly reminded of is, If it's important enough to you, you will find a way. If it's not, you will find an excuse. Email me if you have any questions at all, and I hope that I can help make your 61BL experience as enjoyable and eye-opening as when I took it!

Itai Smith

Itai Smith

Hi there! My name is Itai and I’m a third year CS major. I love teaching CS, so I’m excited to meet as many of you as possible! When I’m not doing school work, you can find me traveling around the Bay Area, listening to 80s music, eating cookies, and just thinking about life. 61B was one of my favorite classes, so I hope to make it a fun experience for you as well! Feel free to come talk to me about anything!

Joe Deatrick

Joe Deatrick

Coffee, Cryptography, and Coconut Curry

Jonathan Murata

Jonathan Murata

Hey! I usually go by Jon because most people, myself included, are too lazy to say the full thing. I graduated this past semester, but I’m back here to teach over the summer! If you are feeling adventurous, you can check out my CS 162 (Operating Systems) section as well ;). I double majored in Mechanical Engineering and EECS, also known as “MechEECS”, “MEECS”, or “why am I doing this to myself?”. Let’s have a great summer!

Julianna White

Julianna White

hi ! i’m a fourth year from la who enjoys food, dogs, and trampolines. 61b was the class that convinced me i should major in something i actually find interesting and i hope to be able to help you enjoy it as much as i did :^)

Lauren Hong

Lauren Hong

I love data structures as much as I love coffee.

Ryan Purpura

Ryan Purpura

Hello there! I’m Ryan, a rising junior in EECS. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, listening to podcasts, and watching baseball. I’ve been on course staff for EE 16A and 16B but am excited to make the jump over to the CS side! Looking forward to a great semester!

Ryan Nuqui

Ryan Nuqui

Hello hello! I’m an incoming third year majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Education (but with interests in Math, Cognitive Science, English, and more!). In my free time, I enjoy playing video and board games, watching Ted-Ed videos on Youtube, and exploring cities with friends. Please feel free to contact me if you ever need anything and I look forward to meeting all of you soon!

Zoe Plaxco

Zoe Plaxco

Zoe is a rising fourth year studying Theoretical Computer Science. She’s been to 93 countries and loves baking (and eating) bread.

Tutors

Aditya Sengupta

Aditya Sengupta

Hi! I’m a rising junior studying physics and math. I enjoy biking, space, and having to fix my bike over and over again. I took 61BL last summer and I’m super excited to be teaching it now!

Claire Ko

Claire Ko

Hey guys! My name is Claire, and I’m a rising junior majoring in Engineering Math and Stats from SoCal. I enjoy coffee, tea, writing and learning the names of the random cats that live on my street. I’m excited to help you learn and have fun in this class!

Eli Lipsitz

Eli Lipsitz

One time I won a lettuce eating contest!

Josh Zeitsoff

Josh Zeitsoff

Hiya! I’m Josh, and I’m a 4th year CS major from the Bay Area. This will be my 6th time teaching 61B, and I’m super excited to meet you all. You can probably find me baking cookies, head bumping to rap music (Astroworld???), drinking boba, eating a burrito, fencing, at trivia, watching Netflix, or occasionally studying. Feel free to say hi if you see me (:

Pranav Bhasin

Pranav Bhasin

Hi y’all! I’m a rising junior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I’m interested in solving problems at the intersection of business and technology, and if you relate to it, feel free to reach out to me to talk about it. On other occasions, when I’m not enjoying a fine coffee brew, I love talking about soccer and binge watching shows on Netflix. 61B was one of my favorite courses at Cal, and I hope you too enjoy this summer developing programs in this amazing course too.

Wallace Lim

Wallace Lim

Hey! I’m a 2nd year studying CS/DS from Fremont. I enjoy practicing Wushu, a Chinese Martial Arts, playing guitar, and performing cardistry, trying new foods, and going on spontaneous trips out of town. One of my goals is to achieve that Yelp Elite status just for kicks (and free food!). 61B was one of my favorite CS courses and I hope it’ll be just a fun and rewarding. Feel free to introduce yourself and ask me anything! As much as I like food, I don’t bite!

Won Ryu

Won Ryu

Hi everyone! I’m Won and I’m a third year CS major. I’m super excited to be tutoring 61BL this summer. This class was the first CS class I took and I really enjoyed it. I usually spend my free time hanging out, noodling on my guitar and binging TV shows. Hit me up for some juicy data structure tips!

Senior Academic Interns

Ervin Baccay

Ervin Baccay

Sometimes I like to go in my bathtub, fill it with milk, and pretend I’m boba.

Lucas Pan

Lucas Pan

Hello! I’ll be helping out behind the scenes. I hope you love 61B as much as me! Data structures are the least important thing I’ve learned from this class. :)