EECS16B, Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Fall 2021

Course Staff

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Instructors


Anant Sahai
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sahai@eecs.

Vladimir Stojanovic
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vlada@

GSIs



Hey everyone! I'm a fourth-year CS major from San Jose, CA. I'm really interested in applications of EE/CS to neuroscience, medicine, and healthcare. I previously worked on brain-machine interfaces research and currently help write educational tools for teaching neuroanatomy. In my free time, I help out with CSM, work on my baking skills, and listen to indie/alt/postrock. We live in very strange times — I don't know what this semester will look like, but I hope I can help make it better (!) and convince you to take other EE/EECS courses in the future :)

Maxwell Chen
Admin (Internal), Discussion
he/him/his
eecs16b-fa21@, maxhchen@

Hi, I'm Ali! I'm a third year studying EECS, and this is my fourth semester working in the 16 series. I love the application-based approach 16A and 16B take to learning about circuits, and I hope you do too. Outside of EE, talk to me about sketching, the best views in the bay, or your favorite candle scents.

Alicia Matsumoto
Admin (HW / Grading), Discussion
she/her/hers
eecs16b-fa21@, aliciamatsumoto@

Hey there! I'm a third-year (already?!) EECS major born and raised in the Bay Area. Right now, I'm fascinated by the intersection between low-level architecture and high-level (often mathematical) applications, like graphics; but, I still have a lot to learn and discover. If you ever want to talk about anything whatsoever, feel free to reach out, and I could even share some of my ...interesting... CalDining stories. Looking forward to a fantastic semester ahead!

Divija Hasteer
Admin (Communications / Piazza), Discussion
she/her/hers
eecs16b-fa21@, dhasteer@

Hi y'all! I'm a 5th year's master's student working under Professor Gireeja Ranade. My research interests are in control theory and machine learning. I am very curious about how to interpret learned rules, how learned rules evolve, and how they depend on data. I enjoy reading fanfiction, graphic design, wikipedia diving, learning and teaching, and I also occasionally make jewelry. Feel free to email me about the course or research! I graduated as a transfer student here so if you have specific questions in that area I can also try to address them as well.

Moses Won
Admin, Head Content, Discussion
they/them/theirs
moseswon@

Hi all! My name is Sravya and I'm from Philadelphia, PA. I'm a senior majoring in EECS and Business and minoring in Bioengineering. I love photography and making art-- more recently, I've gotten into mixing electronics with my projects. In my free time, I love to run and explore new places around Berkeley. Feel free to reach out to me to chat about the course or anything at all. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Sravya Basvapatri
Head Lab
she/her/hers
sravyab@

Hi everyone! I'm a junior studying EECS from New York. I'm really interested in the fields of controls and optimization. In my free time, I love aviation, playing basketball, and watching the NBA. Feel free to talk to me about anything and I can't wait to get to know everyone!

Eric Yang
Head Lab
he/him/his
ericzyang@

Hi everyone! I am Priyans. I am a CS senior, interested in Machine Learning and Systems programming. I was absolutely in awe of what we get to build in 16B lab -- S1XT33N. It is truly a wonderful experience and I encourage you all to get this experience. I research in RISE Lab, where I am working on the NumS project. In my free time, I love watching shows and teaching. Please please don't hesitate in reaching out to me for any questions you might have. Looking forward to a great semester!

Priyans Desai
Head Lab
he/him/his
priyansdesai@

Hello! I'm a senior studying EECS, and I'm from Los Gatos, CA. I'm interested in everything hardware-related, and particularly enjoy studying integrated circuits and circuit design. My research has spanned the development of new devices (memory-based transistors) and education research (!) so feel free to ask about that! After 5 semesters TA'ing EECS 16A/B, 3 of which were remote, I'm super excited to be teaching 16B in person! Always feel free to email me, I look forward to meeting many of you!

Neelesh Ramachandran
Content, Discussion, Software
he/him/his
neelesh.r@

4th-year, BioEECS, Central Valley, Dog Owner ML is overrated, and coding is hard :( 4 Years with 16B Course staff (send help) I like working on robotics and bio-interfacing electronics Ask me about Smash, Hozier, Set It Off, Nier Automata, From the New World, or Burn Notice!

Risheek Pingili
Software
he/him/his
risheekp@

Hey! I'm a senior EECS major and grew up near Detroit, Michigan. I enjoy playing video games, and working on robots. 16B was my favorite lower div class and I'll try to make it your favorite too!

Ashwin Vangipuram
Content, Discussion
he/him/his
avangipuram@

I love trying new food. I often check news in the poster wall in the Sather Gate and the Mofitt Library. In my opinion, my hometown Seoul is the coolest place. Lots of food to enjoy, and also safe at night even if you are outside. I like the transport layer because it is where the most of the algorithmic developments in internet are happening, and testing a new algorithm is usually free while testing new hardware can be expensive.

Jichan Chung
Content, Discussion
he/him/his
jichan3751@

I am a 3rd year graduate student in EECS working on reinforcement learning, perception and robotics. Outside research, I enjoy hikes and good coffee!

Kumar Krishna Agrawal
Content, Discussion
he/him/his
kagrawal@

I'm Mike Danielczuk, and I’m a fifth-year PhD student advised by Professor Ken Goldberg of the UC Berkeley AUTOlab. My work focuses on robotic perception and manipulation, ranging from instance segmentation to area contact modeling and robotic pushing to increase grasp success. Specifically, I am very interested in how we can use simulation to generate large datasets for deep learning methods, thus avoiding expensive hand-labeling. I received my BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. Outside of research, I also enjoy running and hiking in the many beautiful California parks around the Berkeley area, and I am an avid New England sports fan.

Michael Danielczuk
Content, Discussion
he/him/his
mdanielczuk@

4th year PhD student in INC. Research interests include system design and analysis for high speed serial links.

Kunmo Kim
Content, Discussion
he/him/his
kunmok@

Hi! I'm a fourth year CS major from the Bay Area, and it's my fourth semester as a TA. Outside of classes and teaching, I'm usually doing research on foundations of deep learning, playing basketball, or screwing around with TeX. Feel free to reach out with questions, comments, and concerns, class-related or not. Looking forward to having a great semester with you all!

Druv Pai
Content
he/him/his
druvpai@

I am a 5th year PhD student in INC, EECS. My research involves high speed serial links design and development of Berkeley Analog Generator. Some of my hobbies include chess, archery, hiking, and reading books.

Ayan Biswas
Content
he/him/his
ayan_biswas@

Hi, I am a 4th year PhD student in integrated circuits. My research involves clocking circuits in high speed serial links. Looking forward to working with you through the semester!

Yi-Hsuan Shih
Lab Content
she/her/hers
yihsuan@

4th year PhD student in INC, EECS; like game, anime, and badminton

Bozhi Yin
Lab Content
he/him/his
bozhi_yin@

Hi! I'm an EECS 5th year MS student with an emphasis in IC design. Outside of academics, I enjoy playing board/video games, skiing, and playing the clarinet and piano.

Steven Lu
Lab Content
he/him/his
stevenl@

Hello, I'm Kaitlyn and I'm a fourth year EECS major. Feel free to reach out to me about school stuff (research, classes, teaching) or hobbies (reading, looking at cats). See you in lab! ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

Kaitlyn Chan
Lab
she/her/hers
kaitlynjchan@

Hey everyone! I'm Christine and currently a senior studying computer science. Born and raised in the Bay Area, I love to hike and play with my puppy, Teddy. Excited to get to meet y'all!

Chistine Lou
Lab
she/her/hers
christinelou@

Hi! I'm a third year EECS major. I'm interested in signal processing, circuits, and ML. I look forward to working with you all in lab!

Megan Zeng
Lab
she/her/hers
zengmegan@

I'm a junior majoring in EECS from OC and I'm super pumped for my third semester with 16B! Outside of classes, you can probably find me playing cards with my friends or FaceTiming my dogs.

Darby Clement
Lab
she/her/hers
darbyclement@

Hey everyone! I'm currently a 4th year master's student and I enjoy traveling(tell me the places you've visited), tea and coffee, as well Star Wars. Looking forward to a great semester!

Parth Patel
Lab
he/him/his
parthpatel20010@

Hey, I'm Tom. I'm a senior studying EECS and I'm from Frederick, MD. This will be my 5th semester on lab staff for 16B, and I'll be a lab ASE this sem! I'm interested in both CS and EE, and in my free time I dabble in some jazz piano and sax, watch anime, play on my Nintendo Switch, and occasionally exercise. Can't wait to see people in-person after a whole year of online lab :) Hmu if you wanna play Mario Kart or smash online

Tom Xie
Lab
he/him/his
xie.tom.zy@

Hey! I'm a 5th-Year CS Masters student from Michigan. I'm really interested in researching applications of NLP to education and other social good areas. In my spare time, I love reading, watching TV, playing board games, listening to music, and talking to friends. I am super excited to work with all of you this semester to make this class as enjoyable as possible and to get you ready and excited for all of the future EE/EECS courses that this class prepares you for.

Manav Rathod
Discussion
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manav.rathod@

Hi! I'm Gavin, a senior studying in EECS and I'll be teaching a discussion alongside many other things. I enjoy studying robotics, controls and many types of circuit design. I'm excited to meet everyone this Fall (hopefully)!

Gavin Liu
Discussion
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nareauphol.liu@

ASEs, Readers, Tutors



Hello! I'm a 4th year EECS major from the Bay Area. In my free time, I like to listen to music, learn to cook, and attempt to exercise.

Amy Doo
Software ASE
she/her/hers
amy30@

Hi there! I'm a 4th year EECS major, who is super excited to be working on the software side of things this semester! My interests are primarily robotics and controls, but I play around with FPGAs on the side. My hobbies outside of class include learning how to draw, playing the video game known as Celeste, and hopefully touching more grass this semester.

Derek Liu
Software ASE
he/they
liuderek@

Hi! I am a second year EECS major from the Bay Area. Outside of school I like exercising, shopping, and listening to Ariana Grande. I look forward to this semester with y'all!

Bridget Agyare
Software Reader
she/her/hers
bridgetagyare@

Hi! I'm a sophomore CS major from the Bay. I think CS and Math are super cool and really enjoyed the linear algebra part of 16B! Outside of school, you can find me exploring and running around campus, playing cards with friends -- and adding em dashes where they really aren't needed. Look forward to meeting y'all now that we're (hopefully) getting done with zoom school!

Mallika Parulekar
Admin ASE
she/her/hers
mallika.parulekar@

Hello! I'm Ani, a 4th Year studying EECS with interests in Embedded Systems and AI. In my spare time, I love to play video games and explore the city with my friends :)

Anirudh Rengarajan
HW ASE
he/him/his
arengarajan@

Hi, my name is Rohit and I'm a rising sophomore in EECS. I try to dip my toes in everything: physics, math, cs, linguistics, and language-learning. Excited to work with you all!

Rohit Agarwal
Piazza ASE
he/they
rohaga@

Hi! I'm a junior majoring in EECS doing research in controls, robotics, and ML. I'm also super interested in finance and trading. If you want to chat about EECS 16b or about extracurriculars, feel free to reach out! I hope you enjoy this class as much as I did!

Anish Muthali
Piazza ASE
he/him/his
anishmuthali@

Hi! I'm a second-year EECS student and I love bagels, playing tennis, basketball, and frisbee (although I'm not particularly good at any of those sports), and I like watching trashy reality TV including but not limited to: Love Island UK, Bachelor in Paradise, and Big Brother.

Isabella Borkovic
HW ASE
she/her/hers
iborkovic@

Hi, I am a fourth year EECS student from the Bay Area. This is my first time tutoring EE16B and I wish I explored EE side of my major more. I am interested in designing databases and designing native applications. I like music theory and programming in C++.

Zijin Cui
HW ASE
he/him/his
zijincui281@

Hello! I'm a second year EECS student with a general interest in everything STEM. In my free time I like nerding out, solving puzzles, and hiking. I look forward to meeting you all!

Axel Li
HW ASE
he/him/his
axel.li@

I am a 3rd year CS student from Athens, Georgia. Interested in a lot of things like signal processing and optimization. I love to take getaway trips and hikes away from campus or watch Japanese comedy shows in my free-time! In addition, I tried gardening over the summer but the random tomato plant growing in between concrete outside of my apartment did it way better than mine - so a work-in-progress skill at the moment. Excited to meet everyone in-person!

Yuki Ito
HW ASE
he/him/his
itoyuki@

Hi! I am a 4th year EECS major here at Berkeley. I mainly have been focusing on computer vision research (at the HART Research Lab) and its industry applications, but I am excited to go back to electrical engineering as a tutor for EE16B this fall. In my free time, I enjoy running and watching Kdramas.

Bhavna Sud
HW ASE
she/her/hers
bhavnasud@

Hey I'm Nima! I'm a second year CS major interested in project management, fitness, and foreign languages.

Nima Rahmanian
HW ASE
he/him/his
nimsi@

Hallo! I'm a 4th-year EECS and ME major that's interested in power electronics, computer systems, and transportation (I know, a mishmash of interests...). I'm also super involved in an awesome student org called Pioneers in Engineering! In my spare time, I like to hang out with friends, bike, and play tennis; feel free to hit me up if you wanna talk about any of the above things (or anything else, for that matter) :D

Ben Liao
Solutions ASE
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benliao1@

Hello, I'm a sophomore in EECS + Business. In my free time, I enjoy reading manhwa and cooking. Excited to meet everyone in person!

Jeremy Li
Solutions ASE
he/him/his
jermxt@

Hi! I am a third year studying CS. I am from Seattle and I love working out, hiking, and brunching. Feel free to reach out to me to chat about anything!

Yu Xi Gui
Discussion ASE
she/her/hers
yuxigui1@

Hi! I'm a third-year CS major from Los Angeles, California. I'm interested in computer architecture and software development, and I'm excited to be working with you all this semester! Outside of class, I really love hiking, playing video games, and binging Star Wars.

Brendan Benner
Discussion ASE
he/him/his
brendanbenner@

Hi, I'm a second-year EECS major, and I'm super excited to be helping out with 16B this semester! In my free time, I enjoy cooking/eating, playing spikeball, watching sunsets, and taking 15-minute power naps.

Oliver Yu
Discussion ASE
he/him/his
oliveryu@

Hi! I'm a second year CS & math major. When I'm not baking, running, or eating, I like to read about the environment and play tower defense games on my phone... (or even study!) Contact me if you want cookies.

Saketh Malyala
Discussion ASE
he/him/his
sakethmalyala@

Hi 4th year EECS major. In my free time I like to relax and enjoy life.

Helen Peng
Discussion ASE
she/her/hers
helenpeng@

Hi there, I'm an EECS senior and I came to Berkeley as a junior transfer. This is my 5th semester at Cal.I'm interested in a computer as a whole from lower abstraction layers like Computer Architecture, OS all the way up to Web development. I like playing sports and learning music in my free time. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions relating to 16B, career advice, what course to take, etc. Looking forward to meeting y'all and having some fun while we are it.

Parshant Juneja
Discussion ASE
he/him/his
juneja2019@

Hi! My name is Inga, and I am a sophomore studying EECS. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, learning foreign languages, and reading non-fiction. Sometimes, I build useless stuff like this blinking hat. Looking forward to getting to know you all, and feel free to reach out!

Inga Zhuravleva
Lab ASE
she/her/hers
ing4@

I am a 2nd year CS and Physics student interested in quantum computing. I play minecraft and coh2 when I'm not busy drawing inductors or doing homework.

Andrew Zhang
Lab ASE
he/him/his
andrewzhang1635@

Hi! My name is Dylan, I am a third year EECS undergrad with interests in circuits, embedded systems and digital logic. In my free time I love to produce music, work on side projects, play videogames/sports, and thrift :) Can't wait to share this next semester with you all!

Dylan Reimer
Lab ASE
he/him/his
dylanreimer@

Hello! I am a 3rd year EECS major and this is my 2nd time on 16b course staff. I am from San Diego, and I enjoy being outside. My main hobbies include soccer (Go PSG!), basketball, and rock climbing. Hope y'all have great time this semester!

Shivang Singh
Lab ASE
he/him/his
shivangsingh@

My name is Christa and I am a senior majoring in Energy Engineering. I am really interested in distributed renewables and microgrid. Outside of school, you will find me trying out new games on my Switch or reading fantasy books. Really excited to be helping out this fall. Feel free to reach out to chat about anything if I am able to help!

Christabella Annalicia
Lab ASE
she/her/hers
christabella@

Hey! I'm a junior in EECS and I'm stoked to help out with labs this semester. I love biking around Berkeley, discovering new restaurants, and playing poker with friends.

Martin Hodde
Lab ASE
he/him/his
mhodde@

Hi there! I'm a second year undergrad from Tracy, CA intending to major in Computer Science with a double in Cognitive Science and a minor in EECS. I'm super interested in the hardware side of programming, so anything that has to do with robotics will always catch my attention! I love playing video games, binging movies and TV shows, and doing coding streams on Twitch. I'm super excited to meet all of you this semester!

Philip Ha
Lab ASE
he/him/his
philipha620@

Hi! I'm Fourth, a rising senior studying EECS with interest in Deep Learning. In my free time I like to play guitar and do photography.

Fourth Teerakapibal
Lab ASE
he/him/his
todsatid@

Hi! I'm a 3rd year studying Computer Science. This is my 2nd semester working as a lab tutor with 16B. Outside of school, I love playing volleyball and poker. Super excited to meet everyone this year!

Michael Zhu
Lab ASE
he/him/his
mbzhu1@

Hi everyone! I'm Chris, a senior majoring in BioE with a concentration in biomedical devices. My hobbies include playing piano and basketball and watching Worth It episodes. I really enjoyed the labs when I took it last summer, so I hope you all have the same fun and exciting experience too!

Christopher Lung
Lab ASE
he/him/his
christopherlung2000@

Hi! I'm a junior studying Computer Science! 16B labs may be painful at times, but they are honestly my favorite part of this course! I enjoy running and baking bread when I don't feel like being lazy.

Noah Lee
Lab ASE
he/him/his
leenoahk00@

What's up, I'm an EECS transfer going into my senior year. I love playing pick-up soccer and the guitar in my free time. Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions about being a transfer or if you're down to play soccer!

Thanh Tran
Lab ASE
he/him/his
thanhtran@

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to help you navigate 16b, which has been one of my favorite EECS classes so far. I am a current junior, and I came to Cal wanting to focus on CS, but I've found a passion for EE. I recently began helping some research in a photonics project, but I'm focusing on FPGA coding. Please feel free to reach out. I love to meet new people and help where I can!

Will Vavrik
Lab ASE
he/him/his
whvb1@

Peekaboo! I'm Mingyang, a current sophomore in EECS. In my free time, I commit too much time wasting my life away playing video games, and I have a crippling obsession with legos. After a year of being an exceptional couch potato, I've recently been trying to get back into volleyball and running. I like ducks. Quack! Proud owner of quackquack@. Feel free to spam me, I'm probably bored or something like that.

Mingyang Wang
Lab ASE
he/him/his
quackquack@

Hi, I'm Bryan, a junior studying EECS from Union City, CA, and I'm excited to be a lab assistant this semester! 16B is an exciting class, and I hope to show you all why. In my free time you'll see me gaming the days away. Feel free to ask me anything from flag design to mechanical keyboards.

Bryan Ngo
Lab ASE
he/him/his
bryanngo@

Hello, my name is Nitish and I'm a sophomore in EECS. I enjoy researching new deep learning methods and their applications to robotics. Outside of school, I spend time making digital audio, cooking, and I'm also a huge movie fan.

Nitish Dashora
Reader
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dashora7@

Hello I'm William and I'm a second-year. Some things I enjoy include reading, drawing, and math.

William Xu
Reader
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wxu936@

I'm a second year EECS major with a huge passion for robotics. In particular, I enjoy working with autonomous UAVs and performing any robotics-related compute intensive tasks in the cloud. When I'm not programming or working on robots, I enjoy playing video games, playing the piano, and singing.

Karthik Dharmarajan
Reader
he/him/his
kdharmarajan@

Hello! I'm Wesley, a sophomore in EECS major. I do enjoy the occasional video game or ATTEMPT to cook (sometimes -always- something gets burned). Most of my time (in fact all of it) here at Berkeley has been spent in front of a zoom call attend lecture, discussion, etc etc. And although you might not see me much in person (you might see me running around campus), I hope to get to know you better. Feel free to email me! (My email does get lonely.)

Wesley Jiang
Reader
he/him/his
wesjiang@

Hey there! I'm Stella, a second year EECS student from central Iowa (kudos if you know where that is). I'm currently searching for what I want to do in life, and am open to anything! In my free time I like to listen to classical music, go hiking, and torture myself with Japan vlogs.

Stella Zeng
Reader
she/her/hers
zengstellas@

Hi! I'm a Junior studying Mechanical Engineering and Business with a minor in EECS. I'm interested in too much for my own good. Hit me up if you're bored of homework and want to play some chess... or basketball... or both?

Sean Lin
Reader
he/him/his
slin092000@

Hi! I'm a second-year EECS major from LA. A couple of my interests include embedded systems and entrepreneurship. Besides classes, I'm involved in AWE and I love baking, running, and crossing things off my bucket list (best so far has been flying in an ultralight)!

Jackie Roche
Reader
she/her/hers
jroche@