Instructors

Instructor office hours are Monday and Thursday from 10-11 am and Tuesday and Friday from 4-5 pm. If you cannot make these times, email us to set up an appointment.

Zoe Plaxco

Zoe Plaxco

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Hi! I love hashing and I bake a lot of bread! Come by my office hours to talk about plants, cooking, or data structures. Points go to anyone who has traveled to more countries than I have.

Matt Owen

Matt Owen

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hey hey! my name is matt and i like food / cooking, board sports, photography, and lowercase letters. come to my office hours so we can talk about life and maybe some computer science. (p.s. if you can kickflip, i’ll give you a dollar.)

Teaching Assistants

Ada Hu

Ada Hu

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Hi everyone! My name is Ada and I’m a rising junior from Los Angeles, CA. I like playing LoL, tennis, and Binding of Isaac. I also love cats! When I’m not studying, you can probably find me at Asha or Moffitt first floor but I’ll be at home this summer :’)

Adel Setoodehnia

Adel Setoodehnia

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Hello! I’m Adel, a fourth-year Mathematics and Computer Science student from Union, New Jersey. When I have free time you could probably find me playing soccer, listening to music, playing guitar, or just catching up on sleep. If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m really looking forward a great summer with you all! :)

Alex Schedel

Alex Schedel

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Hello! My name is Alex and I am a soon to be fourth year studying Film and Computer Science. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching black and white films, 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!

Alexander Feng

Alexander Feng

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Hello! Nice to meet ya’ll! I’m an upcoming third year from Oakland. My favorite activities are teaching, eating, and playing games with friends.

Claire Ko

Claire Ko

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Hey guys! My name is Claire, and I’m a rising senior majoring in Engineering Math and Stats from SoCal. I enjoy caffeinated drinks, cooking, 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!

Connor Lafferty

Connor Lafferty

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Hello! I’m Connor, and I’m from Temecula, CA. I am a third year EECS major who loves film, basketball, and cooking questionable vegan foods. If you’re ever in need of movie recommendations or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out! CS61B was one of my favorite classes at Berkeley, and I can’t wait to work with you this semester (:

Eric Tang

Eric Tang

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Hello everyone! I’m a rising junior from the Bay Area studying EECS, and this will be my second time teaching 61B(L). Some of my quarantine hobbies include making the same food everyday, using Strava, and sleeping at 4am. I liked CS 61B a lot and hope you all will too!

Fatema Yasini

Fatema Yasini

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Hi! I’m Fatema and I’m a third-year CS major. In my free time you can find me baking (banana bread), listening to music, and drinking way too much coffee. I’m super excited to get to meet all of you! :)

Jay Kakkar

Jay Kakkar

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I am a senior from the UK majoring in applied math and cs, and I love teaching! When I’m not doing schoolwork or course staff related work, I play soccer for the Cal Men’s Club Soccer team and play funk music with my roommates (my favorite band right now is Vulfpeck). My summer goal is to learn Dean Town on bass (give it a listen when you have time, it is a masterpiece). Other than that I like hiking the fire trails and occasionally at Mount Tamalpais.

John Xiang

John Xiang

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hi i’m john

Manu Chopra

Manu Chopra

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Hey Everyone! I’m a Rising Junior studying Computer Science here at Berkeley. I’m from Gilroy, California - a city an hour and half south of Berkeley. I took CS61B last spring, and am really excited to being teach you all this summer. In my free time, I play/watch a lot of basketball (Go Warriors!) and eat/cook a lot (Indian food and burritos are my jam).

Mike Chou

Mike Chou

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“Hey all! Exciting to be teaching this summer with 61bl! I’m an incoming junior majoring in CS and I’ve previously mentored for 61b before. 61b was definitely my favorite class and I hope you’ll find it as interesting as I did. Some other stuff I enjoy doing: tennis, ice skating, weight lifting (pre-quarantine), petting my dog and following news! Now at home, I started getting back into gaming (uh oh). Feel free to message me anytime about anything. I definitely know the feeling of falling behind as well, so check in with me or your TA’s if you need help!”

Nick Mecklenburg

Nick Mecklenburg

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Hey! I’m Nick, a rising 4th year EECS major from the Sacramento area. I like biking, rubber ducks, board games, and adventure. Looking forward to a great summer :)

Parth Gupta

Parth Gupta

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Hello there! My name is Parth and I’m an incoming second year EECS major from Pleasanton, CA. In my free time, I love playing board games, watching Netflix, spending time in nature, and anything to do with food or music. I’m really excited to get to know you all this summer, and feel free to reach out and talk to me about anything!

Ryan Nuqui

Ryan Nuqui

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“Hi all! I’m an incoming fourth-year majoring in Computer Science and Data Science and this will be my third time TA’ing for this class. I’ve been spending my time binging Netflix shows, getting back into video games, and trying to read books whenever I can (let me know if you have any suggestions)! I’m super excited to be teaching you all this semester and feel free to come and chat with me if you have any questions about CS 61BL, CS @ Berkeley, or anything at all!”

Sarah Liu

Sarah Liu

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Hi! I’m a third year EECS Major from Claremont, CA. I enjoy playing various sports, hiking, playing board games, and bullet journaling. Excited to meet you all and can’t wait to get to know you!

Shreya Sahoo

Shreya Sahoo

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Hello!! I’m Shreya. :) I finished up my last semester at Berkeley recently and am excited to teach CS61BL this summer! I TAed for CS61B for 2 semesters and have TAed for CS61A as well. I’ve been watching a lot of food videos on YouTube and have been trying out new recipes! I also enjoy running and watching random Netflix shows! Looking forward to meeting y’all

Yulie Park

Yulie Park

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Hi everyone! I am a 3rd year CS major. In my free time, I like to read classics, listen to music, and just think. Pre-quarantine, my favorite restaurant in Berkeley is Stuffed Inn on Euclid Ave. I’m here to support you as both a student and human being this summer so please feel free to reach out and I hope you enjoy 61B(L) as much as I did!

Tutors

Anke Shao

Anke Shao

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Hello! I’m Anke, a rising junior studying CompSci & CogSci. Usually, I like traveling, exploring places, and trying new desserts (which I’m now trying– and failing– to make) and playing video games. Props to everyone here for taking 61BL during a global pandemic– it’s a hugely rewarding class and y’all are gonna do great!

Bob Zhao

Bob Zhao

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Hi everyone! My name is Hongli (I go by Bob) and I am very excited to be helping out my favorite course at Berkeley. I am an Applied Mathematics and Data Science double major. You may have seen me teaching at CSM in the past, and I hope my tutoring sections at 61BL are enjoyable and helpful! I usually spend my time hanging out with graduate students to talk about research in math. Before quarantine, you can also spot me at the swimming pool or at YiFang waiting for my boba on weekends. I really look forward to seeing you all (online..) this summer and in person soon when we are back at school!

Christopher Zou

Christopher Zou

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Hey there! I’m Chris, a third year CS/MCB major from Ann Arbor, MI. I spent last summer in Chicago restaurant kitchens and used to sell pasta—you can probably guess what I’ve spent quarantine doing. Also a fan of running, 3lau, and my dog. 61b was one of my favorite classes, so I’m super excited to explore data structures with you all this summer. Feel free to reach out about anything!

Grace Altree

Grace Altree

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Hey everyone, I’m Grace! I am a raising junior studying Data Science and Cognitive Science. I love dancing, being in nature, and reading! CS 61B was one of the most rewarding classes I have taken at Cal, and I am really looking forward to teaching it this summer. I am excited to get to know all of you!

Henry Kasa

Henry Kasa

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Hey! Im Henry, a rising junior studying CS at Berkeley. I’m from Canada and CS61B is one of my favourite courses at Berkeley so I’m excited to work with you all!

Kevin Miao

Kevin Miao

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👋 My name is Kevin, a rising senior from the Netherlands majoring in DS and minoring in CS. I took CS61BL last summer, and it’s going to be fun, I promise! In my free time, you will find me building irrelevant classifiers, talking about how much I love being part of Cal Lightweight Rowing, taking photos, and listening to Taylor Swift (no shame). Reach out to me! I would love to meet you and to chat with you about literally anything: from workouts to recipes and, obviously, DS/CS.

Lam Pham

Lam Pham

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Hi! I’m a rising senior studying CS & Math. I love binge watching movies when I should be studying for exams, studying when I should be asleep, and sleeping when I should be taking the exams. Third item isn’t true, just felt like a natural continuation. Also currently looking for someone to blame for what happened in Game of Thrones.

Scott Durand

Scott Durand

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I am a rising junior in EECS with a love for programming, music, and Dota 2. I love to participate in game jams, compose music, play trombone, and compete on the Berkeley Div 2 Dota team. I really enjoy thinking deeply about the design of large projects and data structures. If you ever need help with anything or want a refresher on a course subject, feel free to email me!

Travis Nino A. Reyes

Travis Nino A. Reyes

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Hey Everyone! I’m Travis and I am a rising junior studying Computer Science and Data Science! I love to play all sorts of sports such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, football, and golf (I’m not necessarily good at all of them however). During quarantine, I spend my free time playing video games and watching random stuff on YouTube. I had an amazing experience with CS61B and I hope you do too!