New Faculty

Rediet Abebe

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI); Information, Data, Network, and Communication Sciences (IDNCS); Theory (THY)
Education: 2019, Ph.D., Computer Science, Cornell University; 2015, M.S., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University; 2014, M.A., Mathematics, University of Cambridge; 2013, B.A., Mathematics, Harvard University


Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli

Assistant Professor
gopala@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO); Artificial Intelligence (AI); Control, Intelligent Systems, and Robotics (CIR); Cyber-Physical Systems and Design Automation (CPSDA); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Signal Processing (SP)
Education: 2013, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal; 2013, Ph.D., Language and Information Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University; 2008, B.Tech and M.S., Computer Science, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
EE 225D. Audio Signal Processing in Humans and Machines, TuTh 2:00PM - 3:29PM, Cory 521


Michael Ball

Lecturer
625 Soda Hall; ball@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Education (EDUC); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Education: 2016, MS, Computer Science, UC Berkeley; 2015, BA, Computer Science, UC Berkeley
Office Hours: Tuesday 12-1pm (CS88); Thursday 11-12pm (CS169)
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
CS 88. Computational Structures in Data Science, MoFr 1:00PM - 1:59PM, Internet/Online
CS 169L. Software Engineering Team Project, We 12:00PM - 12:59PM, Internet/Online
CS 195. Social Implications of Computer Technology, Tu 3:30PM - 4:59PM, Internet/Online
CS 375. Teaching Techniques for Computer Science, Fr 2:00PM - 3:59PM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 88. Computational Structures in Data Science, MoWe 3:00PM - 3:59PM, Internet/Online
CS 169A. Introduction to Software Engineering, TuTh 2:00PM - 3:29PM, Internet/Online


Lenore Blum

Professor in Residence

Research Interests: Theory (THY)
Education: 1968, PhD, Mathematics, MIT


Christian Borgs

Professor
borgs@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI); Theory (THY)
Education: 1987, PhD, Mathematical Physics, Max-Planck-Institute and Universitat Munchen
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 294-204. Phase Transitions, TuTh 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Soda 310


Sarah Chasins

Assistant Professor
schasins@cs.berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Programming Systems (PS); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Education: 2019, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 164. Programming Languages and Compilers, MoWeFr 3:00PM - 3:59PM, Valley Life Sciences 2060
CS 298-7. Research Culture and Community Norms, Tu 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Soda 320


Jennifer Chayes

Professor , Dean
jchayes@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Information, Data, Network, and Communication Sciences (IDNCS); Theory (THY); Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO)
Education: 1983, PhD, Mathematical Physics, Princeton University


Alvin Cheung

Assistant Professor
785 Soda Hall; akcheung@cs.berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Database Management Systems (DBMS); Programming Systems (PS)
Education: 2015, Ph.D., Computer Science, MIT
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
CS W186. Introduction to Database Systems
CS 298-12. Data Systems and Foundations Seminar, Tu 10:00AM - 10:59AM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 263. Design of Programming Languages, Mo 2:00PM - 3:29PM, Soda 320
CS 298-12. Database Seminar, Mo 1:00PM - 1:59PM, Soda 320


Natacha Crooks

Assistant Professor
ncrooks@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Database Management Systems (DBMS); Operating Systems & Networking (OSNT)
Education: 2019, Ph.D., Distributed Systems, University of Texas; 2012, BA, Computer Science and Law, University of Cambridge
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
CS 162. Operating Systems and System Programming, TuTh 5:00PM - 6:29PM, Internet/Online
CS 298-12. Data Systems and Foundations Seminar, Tu 10:00AM - 10:59AM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 294-171. Privacy Preserving Systems, MoWe 9:30AM - 10:59AM, Soda 320
CS 298-7. Research Culture and Community Norms, Tu 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Soda 320


Hany Farid

Professor
hfarid@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Graphics (GR)
Education: 1997, PhD, Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania


Nika Haghtalab

Assistant Professor
nika@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI); Theory (THY)
Education: 2018, Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


Nilah Ioannidis

Assistant Professor
513 Soda Hall; nilah@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Biosystems & Computational Biology (BIO)
Education: 2013, Ph.D., Biophysics, Harvard University


Angjoo Kanazawa

Assistant Professor
kanazawa@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI); Graphics (GR)
Education: 2017, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
CS 184. Foundations of Computer Graphics, TuTh 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Internet/Online
CS 284A. Foundations of Computer Graphics, TuTh 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 194-26. Intro to Computer Vision and Computational Photography, MoWe 5:00PM - 6:29PM, Hearst Field Annex A1
CS 294-26. Intro to Computer Vision and Computational Photography, MoWe 5:00PM - 6:29PM, Hearst Field Annex A1


Boubacar Kanté

Associate Professor
265 M Cory Hall, 510-664-5124; bkante@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Physical Electronics (PHY); Energy (ENE)
Education: 2010, Ph.D., Engineering/Physics, Universite Paris Sud (Orsay-France); 2006, M.Eng., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille; 2006, M.S., Electrical Engineering/Telecommunications, Universite de Lille 1 (France)
Office Hours: By appointment, 265 M Cory
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
EE 117. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, TuTh 9:30AM - 10:59AM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
EE 118. Introduction to Optical Engineering, TuTh 8:00AM - 9:29AM, Hearst Field Annex B1
EE 218A. Introduction to Optical Engineering, TuTh 8:00AM - 9:29AM, Hearst Field Annex B1


Jelani Nelson

Professor
633 Soda Hall; minilek@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Theory (THY); Database Management Systems (DBMS)
Education: 2011, Ph.D., Computer Science, MIT; 2006, M.Eng., Computer Science, MIT; 2005, S.B., Computer Science, Mathematics, MIT
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
CS 198-112. Introduction to Algorithmic Thinking DeCal, Tu 5:00PM - 6:29PM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 170. Efficient Algorithms and Intractable Problems, TuTh 11:00AM - 12:29PM, Internet/Online


Aditya Parameswaran

Assistant Professor
212 South Hall; adityagp@eecs.berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Database Management Systems (DBMS); Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Education: 2013, PhD, Computer Science, Stanford; 2007, BTech, Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
Office Hours: by appointment
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
CS 194-35. Data Engineering, TuTh 5:00PM - 6:29PM, Internet/Online
CS 298-12. Data Systems and Foundations Seminar, Tu 10:00AM - 10:59AM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
CS 298-12. Database Seminar, Mo 1:00PM - 1:59PM, Soda 320


Niloufar Salehi

Below The Line Assistant Professor
313 South Hall; nsalehi@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Education: 2019, Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University


Sophia Shao

Assistant Professor
570 Cory Hall; ysshao@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Computer Architecture & Engineering (ARC); Integrated Circuits (INC); Cyber-Physical Systems and Design Automation (CPSDA)
Education: 2016, Ph.D., Computer Science, Harvard University
Office Hours: Monday, 11am-12pm, 570 Cory
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
EE 290-2. Hardware for Machine Learning, MoWe 2:00PM - 3:29PM, Internet/Online


Alp Sipahigil

Assistant Professor
571 Cory Hall; alp@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Physical Electronics (PHY); Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Education: 2017, PhD, Physics, Harvard University; 2010, BS, Physics, Bogazici University; 2010, BS, Electrical Engineering, Bogazici University
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
EE 236A. Quantum and Optical Electronics, TuTh 9:30AM - 10:59AM, Internet/Online
Teaching Schedule (Fall 2021):
EE 290-6. Introduction to Quantum Devices, TuTh 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Cory 293


Jacob Steinhardt

Below The Line Assistant Professor
325 Evans Hall; jsteinhardt@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence (AI); Information, Data, Network, and Communication Sciences (IDNCS)
Education: 2018, PhD, Computer Science, Stanford; 2012, BSc, Mathematics, MIT


Avishay Tal

Assistant Professor
635 Soda Hall; atal@berkeley.edu
Research Interests: Theory (THY)
Education: 2015, PhD, Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science; 2012, MS, Computer Science, The Technion, Haifa, Israel; 2007, BA, Mathematics, The Technion, Haifa, Israel; 2005, BS, Software Engineering, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
Teaching Schedule (Spring 2021):
CS 278. Alternate Title: Complexity Theory, TuTh 2:00PM - 3:29PM, Internet/Online


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