Staff

Instructors

Lakshya Jain

Lakshya Jain

lakshya.jain@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

OH: Friday 4PM - 5PM (Soda 283H)

Hello everyone! I’m super excited to be your instructor this semester. I did my undergrad and Masters’ at Berkeley and taught 186 for four semesters as a TA, including a couple as head TA, before graduating and coming back as a lecturer. In my free time, I love to play and watch sports and do political analysis, and I play on the Cal Cricket team. Go bears!

Head Teaching Assistants

Kaitlyn Lee

Kaitlyn Lee

klee376@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

OH: Thursday 7PM - 8PM (Admin)

Hello, I’m Kaitlyn! I’m a 4th year EECS major from the Bay Area. I like to experiment with cooking and find new boba places to try. Looking forward to a great semester!

Dylan Tran

Dylan Tran

dylantran@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

OH: Friday 1PM - 3PM

Hi - I’m Dylan! I’m a 4th year CS major from San Jose. In my free time, I like speedcubing, learning new piano songs without ever finishing, and camping. Super excited to meet you all this semester :D

Sabrina Zhao

Sabrina Zhao

yifanzhao0210@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Section: Friday 10AM - 11AM Wheeler 200

OH: Thursday 6PM – 8PM

hihi! I’m a senior studying CS+ORMS. I like traveling, thrifting, and trying out new restaurants in my free time. Can’t wait to start this semester with you all :D

Teaching Assistants

Sarthak Arora

Sarthak Arora

sarthakarora@berkeley.edu

Section: TBD (Online)

OH: Tuesday 12PM - 2:30PM

Hello! I am a rising senior studying CS and DS. Let’s have a great semester!

Jen Buja

Jen Buja

jlbuja@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Section: Thursday 4PM - 5PM Evans 3

OH: Thursday 10AM - 11:30AM

Hi there! I’m a rising senior studying CS. My favorite activities are hiking, cooking, and playing volleyball! Excited to meet everyone this semester!

David Chu

David Chu

thedavidchu@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

Section: Friday 2PM - 3PM Wheeler 220

OH: Tuesday 2PM - 4PM

Hello. I’m a 2nd year PhD doing research in distributed systems. I will be eager to converse if the topic of discussion is Beethoven or the two generals problem. Thank you.

Rithvik Chuppala

Rithvik Chuppala

rithvik.chuppala@berkeley.edu

Section: Friday 4PM - 5PM Wheeler 220

OH: Friday, 9AM -10AM

Hi! I’m a 3rd year majoring EECS from the Bay Area. My recent pastime activities include watching soccer and basketball, playing video games and watching movies with friends. Looking forward to a great semester back!

Sai Gantla

Sai Gantla

sgantla@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

Section: Wednesday 8AM -9AM Soda 405

OH: Thursday 3PM - 4:30PM

Welcome to 186! Currently trying to learn how to cook and read.

Ada Hu

Ada Hu

adahu@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Section: Friday 1PM - 2PM Wheeler 204

OH: Monday 4PM - 6PM

Hi everyone! I’m a senior from Los Angeles, CA. I like playing League, tennis, and Stardew Valley. I also love cats! During the semester, you can probably find me at Asha tea house or Moffitt first floor.

Raymond Ji

Raymond Ji

raymondji@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

OH: Wednesday 2PM - 4PM

Let’s have a great semester!

Kayli Jiang

Kayli Jiang

kaylijiang@berkeley.edu

Section: Wednesday 2PM - 3PM Wheeler 220

OH: Wednesday 3PM - 4:30PM

Hey everyone! I’m Kayli, a 4th year studying CS from the Bay Area. I enjoy baking pastries, calisthenics, and watching comedy TV shows. Let’s have a fun time in-person this semester!

Shreyas Krishnaswamy

Shreyas Krishnaswamy

shrekris@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

Section: TBD (Online)

OH: Monday 5:30PM - 7PM

Hi there! I’m a fourth year, and I enjoy reading books, playing video games (if only I could play Civ V at 2x speed :), and chilling with friends. Welcome to 186, and let’s have a great semester!

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee

sharonleesharon@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Section: Friday 3PM - 4PM Wheeler 200

OH: Friday 9AM - 10:30AM

Hi everyone! My name is Sharon, and I am an EECS senior from Malaysia. Outside of CS, I currently like singing, watching Merlin, playing Dota, and playing with my dog, Bella. Hope you like 186, and feel free to talk to me about anything!

Sarah Liu

Sarah Liu

sarahliu911@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Section: Wednesday 9AM - 10AM Wheeler 220

OH: Tuesday 1:30PM - 2PM, Tuesday 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Hi! I’m a 4th year EECS major from SoCal. In my free time I enjoy playing spikeball, hiking, playing board games, and cooking. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Aditi Mahajan

Aditi Mahajan

aditi.mahajan@berkeley.edu

Section: Friday 5PM - 6PM Soda 320

OH: Thursday 3PM - 5PM

Hi! I’m a 4th year Math and CS major from the Bay Area. I love to bake (and eat the results) and spent my time the last year hiking the major peaks in the Bay Area. I love this class and am excited for a fun semester :)

Gautam Mittal

Gautam Mittal

gbm@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

Section: Thursday 10AM - 11AM Wheeler 204

OH: Thursday 11AM - 12:30PM

Hello! I’m a fourth year EECS major from the Bay Area. I like jazz, running, and coconut water. Welcome to 186!

Mantej Panesar

Mantej Panesar

mantejpanesar@berkeley.edu

Section: TBA (Online)

OH: Friday 1PM - 3PM

Hi everyone! I’m a 4th year CS major from the Bay Area. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new music (feel free to send recommendations my way), hiking, and rewatching episodes of Psych. Looking forward to meeting you all this semester!

Aditya Ramkumar

Aditya Ramkumar

aditya.ramkumar@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

OH: Thursday 6PM - 9PM

Hey folks, I’m a 5th year MSCS from Cupertino. Outside of databases, I enjoy trading stocks, baking cookies, and eating Mexican food. Here’s to a great semester!

Evelyn Wu

Evelyn Wu

evelynpwu@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Section: Wednesday 10AM - 11AM Wheeler 130

OH: Wednesday 1:30PM - 3PM

Hello! I’m Evelyn, a third year CS major from Irvine. Really looking forward to meeting you all!!

Micah Yong

Micah Yong

micahtyong@berkeley.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

Section: Friday 12PM - 1PM Wheeler 20

OH: Monday 4PM - 5:30PM

Hi, I’m Micah! I’m a senior studying computer science from Los Angeles, CA. My interests lie in backend engineering, exploring new cities, reading memoirs, and cooking breakfast! Can’t wait to teach databases with you all :D