Staff

Instructors

Fahad
Fahad Kamran (bio) Fahad has been involved with Data 8 for about 3 years and is excited to meet you all this summer!
OH: Mon 2pm-3pm, Wed 10:30am-11:30am in 416 Evans
Vinitra
Vinitra Swamy (bio) Vinitra graduated from UC Berkeley with an M.S. in EECS and B.A. in Computer Science. Her research is in data science, specifically focused on AI and ML for large scale computing education. She is very excited to meet you all this summer! During her 3 years at Berkeley, Vinitra has been a 4 time GSI for Data 8.
OH: Mon 10:30am-11:30am, Wed 2pm-3pm in 416 Evans

Teaching Assistants (uGSIs)

Claire
Claire Zhang (bio) Claire is a third year studying English. This is her second semester TA-ing for Data 8 and her third semester on staff. She's really excited to get to know everyone, and hopes you'll enjoy the class as much as she did! Outside of teaching, Claire loves playing taiko and drawing.
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Cory 105, Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Cory 105
OH: Fri 1pm-4pm
Hari
Harikaran Subbaraj (Hari) (bio) Hari is a 3rd year EECS student who is really excited to teach Data8 again! He is a huge Warriors fan and an avid comic reader. In his free time, Hari enjoys reading (high fantasy and science fiction), debating with strangers on reddit, and taking long naps.
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans 458, Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in 458 Evans
OH: Tu 12pm-2pm, Thu 1pm-2pm
Howard
Howard Ki (bio) Howard is a third year CS major from South Florida. He really likes listening to musicals, eating Indian food, and hugging beautiful dogs. This will be his third semester as a part of Data 8 course staff, and he is looking forward to meeting all of you this semester!
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans B6, Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans B6
OH: Tu 2pm-4pm, Thu 12pm-1pm
Rohan
Rohan Narain (bio) Rohan is a rising 3rd year studying statistics and data science. He's interested in a variety of applications of statistics from economics to sports analytics. He is a passionate baseball fan, and he can talk all day about the Giants (and the Warriors too)! He is very passionate about statistics, so feel free to ask him questions about the statistics community at Cal!
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Evans B6, Mon, Wed 5pm-7pm in 105 Cory
OH: Thu 2pm-4pm, Fri 12pm-1pm
Ryan
Ryan Roggenkemper (bio) Ryan is an almost-3rd year CogSci & CS major from Los Gatos, CA. He enjoys cooking (because it usually leads to eating things, which is pretty great), music, and playing a sport/game called jugger. He's also a bit too good at procrastinating (please don't follow his example).
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans 458, Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105
OH: Tu 3pm-5pm, Thu 3pm-4pm

Tutors

Aidan
Aidan De Angelis (bio) Aidan is a third year from Davis, California studying Computer Science. He came to Cal to study gastroenterology and mind-gut interactions, but fell in love with CS and Data Science after taking Data8 his first semester. He likes hiking, paintball, and reading science fiction. He loves Data8 and hopes will do too!
OH: Tu 1pm-2pm, Fri 1pm-2pm
Iman
Iman Eslami (bio) Iman is a rising junior studying Economics and Data Science. He hails from the Mission Viejo, CA in the OC but likes to tell people he's from Chicago since he was born there and it sounds cooler. Iman enjoys both playing and watching basketball and soccer and fancies an active lifestyle. He also likes to read about politics, go on Wikepedia adventures, and plan his future travel destinations. He has a wide range of academic interests and is willing to learn about almost anything.
OH: Tu 2pm-4pm
Lillian
Lillian Louie (bio) Lillian is a sophomore who enjoys watching asian dramas (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc.). She loves milk tea and is always down for a boba run. It’s her first time as a course staff and she is excited to make a lot of new friends!
OH: Tu 4pm-5pm, Thu 2pm-3pm
Sabrina
Sabrina Liu (bio) Sabrina is a fourth year studying Economics, Statistics, and Music. She loves everything about her hometown of Pittsburgh, especially the sports teams in it. You'll never hear her call carbonated beverages anything other than pop. The only time 'soda' is acceptable is when referencing Soda Hall.
OH: Fri 2pm-4pm
Sathvik
Sathvik Nair (bio) Sathvik is a rising junior from San Jose, studying some changing combination of Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Data Science. He is interested in applications of data science in the social sciences, and researches computational cognitive science. Outside of school, he likes to read, cook, play different instruments, and drink copious amounts of tea. He was a tutor last semester as well and is excited to be on staff this summer!
OH: Thu 12pm-2pm
Shoumik
Shoumik Jamil (bio) Shoumik is a senior studying Data Science and Cognitive Science. He loves watching sports and reading FiveThirtyEight in his spare time. Data 8 is his favorite course and he looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for Data Science with everyone!
OH: Tu 12pm-1pm, Fri 12pm-1pm

Lab Assistants

Alvin
Alvin Yu
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Claire)
Amy
Amy Zhang
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Rohan)
Ananya/
Ananya Krishnaswamy
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Ryan)
Andrew
Andrew Rall
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Ryan)
Andrew
Andrew Tunggal
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Hari)
Archer
Archer Olson
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Rohan)
Ashley/
Ashley Quiterio
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Hari)
Ava
Ava Wu
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Hari)
Cameron
Cameron Malloy
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Claire)
Christine
Christine Kim
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Hari)
Daniel
Daniel Lujan
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Howard)
David/
David Yi
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Ryan)
Dev/
Dev Navani
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Howard)
Emily
Emily Hsiao
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Howard)
Erika/
Erika Mack
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Howard)
Grace
Grace Wang
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Rohan)
Heather
Heather Zhang
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Ryan)
Joo
Joo Kim
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Hari)
Keilyn
Keilyn Yuzuki
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Evans 458 (GSI: Hari)
Kseniya
Kseniya Usovich
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Rohan)
Lavanya
Lavanya Vijayan
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Claire)
Linda
Linda Ly
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Howard)
Michelle
Michelle Fang
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Ryan)
Olivia
Olivia Lewke
Lab: Mon, Wed 1pm-3pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Claire)
Sam
Sam Wu
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Claire)
Samantha
Samantha Sheldon
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Rohan)
Stella/
Stella Park
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Rohan)
Tamara
Tamara Vilaythong
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Evans B6 (GSI: Howard)
Weiwen
Weiwen Cui
Lab: Mon, Wed 11am-1pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Claire)
Yao/
Yao Xiao
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Rohan)
Youmna
Youmna Rabie
Lab: Mon, Wed 3pm-5pm in Cory 105 (GSI: Ryan)