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๐Ÿ™‹ Staff

See the Office Hours page for the office hours schedule. If youโ€™d like to meet with someone and canโ€™t make it to their office hours, feel free to send them an email to schedule an appointment.

Coordinator and Methodology Instructor

Suraj Rampure

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Lecturer, HalฤฑcฤฑoฤŸlu Data Science Institute

๐ŸŽ“ MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Windsor, Ontario, Canada

๐Ÿ™‹ Credit card points and traveling, my dog back home, the Lakers, my academic journey, and this

๐Ÿœ Menya Ultra, Tacos El Gordo, DJK, Charminar, Koon Thai, Bangkok Bay, SomiSomi

Teaching Assistants

Keng-Chi Chang
A15, B01, B09, B11, B14

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ MS Student, Computer Science & Engineering + PhD student, Political Science (Computational Social Science)

๐ŸŽ“ BA in Economics, National Taiwan University

๐Ÿ’ญ Computational social science, online behavior on social media, multimodal content moderation

๐Ÿง  Anything social science related (misinformation, social media, ethics, spatial, finance, health), R, social data collection, data visualization, causal inference, NLP, time series, spatial data, generative AI

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Taipei, Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ

๐Ÿ™‹ Tea and boba, independent films, hiking in National Parks, AI and society

๐Ÿฑ Din Tai Fung, Wushiland, Mien Trung, Tacos El Gordo, Wayfarer Bread & Pastry

Praveen Nair
A10, A14, A16, A18, B10

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ 2nd year MS student, Computer Science & Engineering

๐ŸŽ“ BS in Data Science from UCSD ๐Ÿ”ฑ

๐Ÿ’ญ Machine learning fairness & social impact of algorithmic decisionmaking

๐Ÿง  Machine learning ethics & fairness, linguistics, social science, basic causal models

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Fremont, California

๐Ÿ™‹ Basically any sport, fun facts from Wikipedia, and the time in 1968 that UCSD had a football team for one season

๐ŸŒฏ I have very low standards, so I'll eat anything convenient. Haven't met a burrito I didn't like.

Gabriel Pila
A04, A08, A17, B07, B08

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ MS Student, Data Science

๐ŸŽ“ BS in Civil Engineering (+6 years of industry experience in Data Science projects)

๐Ÿ’ญ MLops, Customer Predictive, Analytics

๐Ÿง  Consulting, Insurance, Credit Risk, Python, Machine Learning, Customer Analytics, AB Testing, data visualization, explainable AI, time series, graph ML.

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Cusco, Peru

๐Ÿ™‹ Dancing (salsa, bachata), Hiking and TV shows.

๐Ÿ– Everything is good! Preference over meat, but can eat anything.

Samanvitha Sateesha
A01, A02, A06, A09, B15, B16

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ MS Student, Computer Science & Engineering

๐ŸŽ“ BE in Computer Science and Engineering, JSS Science and Technology University

๐Ÿ’ญ intersection of technology and medicine, speech technology

๐Ÿง  Machine learning, Deep Learning, Python, Pattern Recognition, Text Preprocessing

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Mysuru, Karnataka, India

๐Ÿ™‹ Tea, Food, Novels

๐Ÿคค Food I cook, and love to explore new recipies and restaurants

Trevor Tuttle
B05, B06, B12, B17, B18

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Master's Student, HalicioฤŸlu Data Science Institute

๐ŸŽ“ BS in Data Science, UCSD

๐Ÿ’ญ Explanability, Machine Learning Theory, Systems

๐Ÿง  Explanability, Machine Learning Theory, Systems

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Hemet, California ๐Ÿ‡น

๐Ÿ™‹ Restaurants, MMA, Food, Video Games, Greek Philosophy

๐ŸŒฎ arepas, carnitas, birria, burgers, ice cream, tacos, smoothies, sushi

Yanyi Wang
A03, B02, B03, B13

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ 5th year PhD student, Department of Mathematics

๐ŸŽ“ MA in Statistics, Washington University in St. Louis

๐Ÿ’ญ High-dimensional time series, bootstrapping and subsampling

๐Ÿง  Statistics, Time Series Analysis, R

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Zhejiang, China

๐Ÿ™‹ baking, cooking, gardening, hiking

๐ŸŽ‚ dessert, fruits, seafood

Yuyao Wang
A05, A07, A11, B04

Academic Background and Expertise

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ PhD Student, Department of Mathematics

๐ŸŽ“ BA in Mathematics, Xi'an Jiaotong University

๐Ÿ’ญ Causal inference, survival analysis, semiparametric theory

๐Ÿง  Causal inference, survival analysis, R

Personal Life

๐Ÿ  Luoyang, China ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ

๐Ÿ™‹ Gardening, guqin, baking, badminton, hiking, kayaking

๐Ÿž Pastries, noodles, dumplings, green tea latte, tofu, vegetables, fruits, fish