EECS16B, Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Fall 2023

Course Staff

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Instructors

Shyam Parekh
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Jean-Paul (JP) Tennant
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jptennant@
Ming C. Wu
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wu@eecs.

GSIs



Hi y'all! I'm a fourth year CS major from the LA area, and this is my fourth semester on staff. I'm interested in various aspects of computer science, from hardware to machine learning. I’m a big foodie, so always feel free to ask about restaurants or let me know of your favorite ones here around Berkeley! I enjoy doing just about anything so long as I'm with friends, but I usually game or eat with them. I particularly love to ski and hike, as they're great ways to burn calories to eat more delicious food!

Sebastian Arevalo
Admin/Head, Disc
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sarevalo@, eecs16b-fa23@

Excited to work with everyone! Interests include skiing, running, lifting, Mezzo, and avoiding circuit debugging. Feel free to ask for advice in the class, and I wish everyone a great semester!

Jeshua Gustafson
Admin/Head, Software
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jeshuagustafson@, eecs16b-fa23@

Hi, I am senior majoring in BioE & EECS and am interested in biorobotics/automating biological experiments. In my free time, I enjoy watching way more Netflix than I should and cooking (mostly) edible things. I have been on course staff for 4 semesters but I sometimes still wonder how I made it onto course staff. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat!

Venkata Alapati
Lab Admin TA
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venkata.alapati@, eecs16b-fa23@

Hi! I'm a third year EECS major from the bay area interested in chip design and computer architecture. Some of my hobbies include badminton, gaming, and destroying my friends at wordhunt >:). I'm pretty much permastuck in Cory 125 so I hope to see you all sometime!

Jessica Fan
Lab Admin TA
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jessicafan@, eecs16b-fa23@

Starships were meant to fly.

Veeryan Bhatia
Admin Apprentice, Discussion
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veeryan@, eecs16b-fa23@

Hi! I'm Alyssa, a third year majoring in EECS. 16B was one of the hardest classes I've ever taken, and I hope to make it better for others. In my free time I love to play volleyball, go on hikes, and dance.

Alyssa Umino
Discussion TA
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Hello, there! I am a sophomore EECS major. EECS 16B is one of the most worthwhile classes you will take with lots of support available. Come on over to my section if you're ever stuck. I am passionate about teaching and research (my interests include vision, lanugage, and computational biology). If you are like me and a fan of Star Wars, then this class is for you. You'll learn to design and build something straight out of the Star Wars universe (challenge: can you spot the Star Wars reference in this bio?). Besides Star Wars, I love exercising, playing piano, and watching sports! Go Bears, and go Dubs!

Chancharik Mitra
Content TA
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Hi! I am a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in EECS and this is my third semester on EECS 16B staff. I enjoy learning about analog and digital integrated circuits as well as the physics and mathematics related to electronics. I also enjoy playing and watching basketball as well as playing video games in my free time. I hope you all enjoy taking EECS 16B this semester and learn a lot from the course!

Nikhil Jain
Content TA
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Hello! I'm a third year EECS major. In my free time I like to dance, craft, and make my own ice cream (current favorite flavor is cake batter ice cream with cake and sprinkles mixed in). Feel free to ask me any questions about the course, and I hope you all have a great semester!

Sonia Chacon
Lab TA
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Helloo! I'm Junha, a 2nd year EECS major. I love traveling, skiing, and playing video games. Feel free to reach out to me anytime about anything teehee :0

Junha Kim
Lab TA
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junhak@

Hello! I'm a (super?) senior studying Computer Science and Mathematics with a CalTeach minor! 16B labs are honestly my favorite part of this course and I hope to help make 16B an enjoyable experience! Feel free to talk to me about running, baking, Berkeley bowl, or anything in general!

Noah Lee
Lab TA
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Hi! I'm a 3rd year CS major with an interest in low-level computer systems and VLSI. I'm glad to not be blowing up Launchpads anymore! Talk to me about classes, music, building computers, or anything on your mind!

Ryan Ma
Lab TA
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ASEs, Readers, Tutors



Hello there! I'm a third year international student from Mexico majoring in Applied Math and CS. I enjoy playing the piano, playing tennis for sport, and watching Star Wars. Looking forward to working together!

Joe Alarcon
Tutor
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Hello!! I'm Mishty and I'm a sophomore majoring in EECS and minoring in data science. I love trying new food (my roommates and I visit a new cafe in Berkeley every week), learning the electric guitar, watching anime, demolishing my friends in Clue, and going on trips with my friends. Feel free to reach out any time :)

Mishty Dhekial
Tutor
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mdhekial@

Hey guys! I'm a sophomore in EECS with an interest in robotics and machine learning. As you'll soon discover, 16B provides great foundational tools for those fields, not to mention EECS as a whole. Outside of EECS, I'm into most nerd things, particularly Pokemon (Have you seen how good Berkeley is for Pokemon Go!?). Those, and relishing a good nightly shower. I look forward to working with you guys!

Jaimyn Drake
Tutor
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Hey there! I'm a fourth year Computer Science major. In my free time, I like to work on bicycles, rock climb, and draw! I also love to practice my Spanish, so if you ever get the urge to chit chat please feel free to do so! Bonus points if you can teach me any circuits/linear algebra vocab :)

Adlae D’Orazio
Tutor
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Hi there! My name is Sasvath, and I'm second-year EECS and Business Administration majors from San Jose, California. My interests are primarily in Embedded Systems and Computer Architecture. When I'm not in Cory, I generally enjoy playing soccer, playing video games on the Switch, and meeting new people. I hope everyone enjoys 16B this semester, and please feel free to reach out!

Sasvath Ramachandran
Tutor
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Hey! I'm a second year from San Diego studying EECS. I like crossword puzzles, tennis, frisbee, and public transportation.

Aakarsh Vermani
Tutor
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Hello! I'm a third-year EECS major from the Bay interested in IC design and signal processing. In my spare time you can find me trying to be pretentious about coffee and listening to music. I love hip-hop, bossa and jazz, and shoegaze!

Savit Bhat
Lab ASE
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Hello! I'm a third-year CS major from SoCal. I like ice skating and playing video games with my friends. Recently I've been trying to get into crocheting and making amigurimi! Feel free to reach out to chat :D

Jennifer Cao
Lab ASE
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Hi, I'm a junior majoring in EECS. I'm interested in hardware related disciplines, especially the intersection between hardware and software. I love soccer and going to new places. I'm looking forward to get to know everyone! Feel free to reach out anytime if you have questions or anything you want to talk about.

Archie Lee
Lab ASE
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Hey! I'm a 2nd year EECS major from Pasadena, CA. I'm interested in robotics, ML, and circuits. In my free time, some of the things I enjoy are going to the gym and spending time with friends. 16B is by far one of the best class at Berkeley, with lab being the most exciting part. I look forward to seeing everyone in lab!

Leon Kornfeld
Lab ASE

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jiminy cricket

James Ni
Lab ASE
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3rd year studying EECS. I accept payment in cash, ICs, and Taco Bell.

Vedang Joshi
Lab ASE
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vjoshi380@

3rd year CS major who is 70% tptea, obsessed with BOTW speedruns, and glad to be in the post-launchpad days

Tiffany Sun
Lab ASE
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tiffanysun7@

Hello! I’m a junior and major in Comp Sci and Econ major. I come from Beijing. Outside of work, I love playing tennis and running.

Xiangwei Kong
Lab ASE
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