Instructors

Instructor office hours will be held for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon Tuesday through Friday. The exact times are TBA. If you cannot make any of the instructor office hours, email us at cs61bl@berkeley.edu to set up an appointment.

All course related, time sensitive emails should go to cs61bl@berkeley.edu. Only the instructors have access to this account and we promise to monitor it closely.

Ethan Ordentlich

Ethan Ordentlich

Pronouns: he / him / his

beep boop data structures go brrr

Jedidiah Tsang

Jedidiah Tsang

Pronouns: he / him / his

Hey! I’m Jedi, an undergraduate student doubling in Political Science and Computer Science. CS61B(L) is the BEST class at Cal and I hope you’ll feel the same way after this summer! Fun fact: After taking this course you begin to see data structures in everything - for instance, I discovered that the karaoke queue was not actually a queue. It was a stack.

Zephyr Barkan

Zephyr Barkan

Pronouns: they / them

Hi! I love hashing and I bake a lot of bread! Come by my office hours to talk about plants, cooking, or existing in a late stage capitalist system. I am deeply passionate about breakfast foods. I am nonbinary, neurodivergent, trans, polyam, and queer.

Teaching Assistants

Aram Kazorian

Aram Kazorian

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Hi! My name is Aram, and this will be my 5th time teaching 61B! Feel free to reach out about anything including the Lakers, Kanye West, Kendrick, or video games!

Circle Chen

Circle Chen

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Hi everyone! I’m Circle, a rising sophomore from Shenzhen, China, and I’m majoring in Computer Science and Data Science. I enjoy hacking things and the geek culture in general - modding Minecraft, Terraria, and Binding of Isaac, drawing connections between games, math, CS, and reality, etc. - but I also enjoy music and play the saxophone in the marching band at Cal! This is my first time TA-ing CS 61BL, and I’m super excited! The personal website link is a game made by me and my teammates during the Game Dev DeCal, and feel free to give it a shot ;)

David Lee

David Lee

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Aside from CS 61B(L), I like bartending and volleyball :)

Grace Jung

Grace Jung

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hey, I’m Grace! 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. Learning 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. I’m excited to meet you all. Go bears!

Jasmine Lin

Jasmine Lin

Pronouns: She/Her/They

Hello! I’m excited to teach this course this summer! Feel free to talk to me about anything food-related around Berkeley, because I would love to hear about your favorite spots :)

Laksith Venkatesh Prabu

Laksith Venkatesh Prabu

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Hey everyone! I’m Laksith, a rising junior studying CS. CS61BL is one of my favorite classes at Cal, and I hope to make it a fun experience for you all! In my free time, you’ll find me playing indie games (anyone else still waiting for Silksong?) or drumming along with old rock music. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or simply want to talk. Super excited to be working with you over the summer.

Logan Caraco

Logan Caraco

Pronouns: He/Him

Hello from the Past! My name is Logan, I’m a Student and a Researcher here at Cal, with a deep love for programming languages, board games, and cooking. Though I prefer to cook and bake for myself, occasionally you’ll catch me at Shawarmaji or Fish & Bird - two of my local favorites!

Max Ye

Max Ye

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Hello everyone! I’m Max and I’m a sophomore majoring in CS. 61B is one of my most favorite classes, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. My hobbies include swimming, yoga, meditation, and cooking. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me about 61B or anything else — especially if you want to swim some laps together!

Noah Adhikari

Noah Adhikari

Pronouns: he/him

Hey there! I’m a sophomore from LA studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. This is my second 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!

Ryan Nuqui

Ryan Nuqui

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hi y’all! I hope you are doing well :)

My name is Ryan and I am a Computer Science & Applied Math major. I’m super excited to be teaching 61BL again (this will be my third time as a 61BL TA). CS 61B was the class that made me want to do Computer Science and I hope that I can help make your experience great too. In my free time, I like to try out different restaurants, play board games with friends, and watch movies. Please feel free to chat if you have questions about CS, places to eat in Berkeley, or if you want weird film recs :)

Sadia Qureshi

Sadia Qureshi

Pronouns: she/her/hers

hi! This is my third semester teaching 61b and I still enjoy blabbering about data structures. My favorite restaurant in berkeley is la mission, and some of my favorite artists at the moment are billie eilish, amber mark, lauryn hill, and sabrina claudio. I also enjoy reading, chess, watching new girl, the beach, and aerial arts. welcome aboard c:

Sav Bowerfind

Sav Bowerfind

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Hi! I’m Sav (they/them) and I’m super excited to be running student support this semester. I love good food, sci fi, outdoor exploring, and community volunteering. Feel free to drop by my office hours with any questions, concerns, or feedback about the course.

Shirley Chen

Shirley Chen

Pronouns: she/her

Hi! I’m Shirley, a rising Sophomore majoring in Computer Science. 61B was one of my favorite classes and I’m excited to work with you all this summer to hopefully make it yours too! Outside of school, I enjoy binge watching Korean dramas and traveling. My favorite food is anything taro related! Email me if you have any questions at all!

Ted Lin

Ted Lin

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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, and tangerines. Looking forward to meeting y’all and exploring computing together!

Tutors

Abhi Ganesh

Abhi Ganesh

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Hey! I’m Abhi, and I’m a lactose intolerant mac & cheese and ice cream lover 😵‍💫. I’ve been with 61B since Fall 2021, and I love it! 61B is no easy class, so feel free to reach out to me for anything at all, I love talking!

Adit Shah

Adit Shah

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Hi! My name is Adit, and I’m a rising second year EECS and Business major from the Bay Area. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors through biking (road or mountain), hiking, and backpacking. I also love food, whether it’s cooking new cuisines or trying new restaurants in Berkeley. This is my first time teaching for 61B, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you all this summer!

Angelina Songco

Angelina Songco

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hello! Hello! Hello! I’m Angelina. I’m from Los Angeles, CA and I’m a rising junior 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! My current obsession right now is saving SpongeBob freeze frames on my Pinterest page.

Anirudh Kothapalli

Anirudh Kothapalli

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Hey y’all! I’m Anirudh and am a rising senior studying CS at Cal! This is my third time teaching CS 61BL, and I hope y’all really enjoy this course! In my free time, I love catching upon on latest movies and TV shows along with trying out various cuisines (i love Berkeley Thai House)…I started a cooking page called @ispecialsnacks on instagram during quarantine so if you ever wanna see some food def check it out!

Ashley Ye

Ashley Ye

Pronouns: she/her

Hi y’all! I’m Ashley from suburban Maryland, and I’m a rising junior studying EECS. This is my first time tutoring for 61BL, and I’m super excited to work with everyone over the summer. In my free time, I enjoy songwriting (I have a song released on Spotify!), listening to music (I like Taylor Swift, girl in red, and King Princess), and taking personality quizzes (I’m an INTJ :D). Feel free to send me your favorite BuzzFeed quiz or obsess over music with me :)

Eddy Byun

Eddy Byun

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Hello World! My name is Eddy, and I’m a rising third-year majoring in EECS. Feel free to email me if you want to hash out 61B concepts, sort through some problems, or have a heap of fun (Also send me any puns…)! Really excited to meet you all this semester! :D

Ethan Pang

Ethan Pang

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Hey all! My name is Ethan, I’m a rising junior majoring in computer science from the Bay Area. I took CS61B in my freshman spring and really liked it, so I tutored last summer and am looking forward to teaching it again this summer! I like video games, tennis, chess, movies and dogs.

Jacob Wu

Jacob Wu

Pronouns: undisclosed

Hi! I’m a third-year majoring in Computer Science, Economics, and Haas Business. My vision is to help people make better decisions, so I’d love to help you learn more about HashMaps, the Frisch-Waugh theorem, or Mulhern’s First Law. Inspired by my experience working at the Student Learning Center as a tutor for Econ 140 (Econometrics), I envision a community of collaborative growth, whereby we empower and uplift one another through thoughtful engagement, supportive camaraderie, and a deep knowledge of theory. I believe students must be given the appropriate resources in order to succeed, so I am committed to supporting excellence in learning by drawing interdisciplinary yet personalized connections, transforming the learning experience into an active journey, and providing students with the motivation and tools to prosper.

James Nguyen

James Nguyen

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Hi everyone, I’m James and I’m a fourth year CS and Physics major originally from Orange County. Of my 3 years of teaching CS, 61B has been my favorite class to teach and I hope you all would find to love it as much as I did. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, trying new food, traveling, riding motorcycles, and photography. Feel free to reach out you feel need anything or if you need any recommendation for places to go eat in Berkeley or SoCal.

Lucy Lu

Lucy Lu

Pronouns: she/her

Hi! I am a rising junior 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!

Mira Bali

Mira Bali

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Hi everyone! I’m Mira, a rising second year student from the Bay Area studying computer science. I loved CS 61B as a course, specifically the projects, and I can’t wait to help teach it this summer! I hope that all of you enjoy the class and are able to learn a lot from it. Feel free to ask me any questions about CS 61B(L), Berkeley, or just anything in general! Looking forward to meeting you guys :)

Raymond Tan

Raymond Tan

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Hey everyone! I’m Raymond, and I’m a rising junior studying CS. In my free time I enjoy exploring new places, watching the NBA, and eating delicious food. Excited to work with you all this summer!

Shreyas Kallingal

Shreyas Kallingal

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hello, hello! I’m a rising junior studying Bioengineering and EECS, and this is my second time as a tutor. I’m also a huge aviation geek, so if you strike it rich and need someone to fly your private jet, you know who to call. 🛫

Stanley Kwon

Stanley Kwon

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Hey, I’m Stanley! I’m a rising junior majoring in computer science and economics hailing from Rockville, MD (east coast best coast!). When I’m not thinking about 61B(L), I like to scroll through TikTok to find the end of my #fyp, take way too many pictures of the food from La Burrita, and try to (unsuccessfully) juggle 3 balls for more than 30 seconds. I also recently got into skateboarding so I can be a kool kid on the block. Feel free to reach out anytime, really – but especially if you wanna know why left leaning red-black trees are the best type of data structure there is.

Yaofu Zuo

Yaofu Zuo

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Hi! I am Yaofu(David) Zuo. I am a incoming junior majoring in Econ and CS. Super excited to explore data structures and algorithms with you this semester!

Zhenyi You

Zhenyi You

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Hi I’m Zhenyi (pronounced “Jen-E”)! I’m a senior majoring in Data Science and minoring in CS. I’m a big foodie and have ordered way too much take-outs (a platinum user of UberEats - i know ://) so hit me up for all the food recs in Berkeley & Oakland! Killing Eve ended so my current favorite show is BARRY!