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Diyah Mettupalli she/her

Office Hours: Mon & Wed from 9:30-11am, by appointment only.

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Shm Garanganao Almeda they/them, he/him


Office Hours: Tue & Thurs from 1:30-3:00PM, by appointment only. If you need more than 15 minutes, you can grab (at most 2) concurrent appointment slots.

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Head TA

Timothy Yang he/him

Hi, I’m Tim :D Nice to meet you! I’m entering my 4th year of studying computer science, and I enjoy exploring the continuity between my major and visual design (graphic design, UI/UX, frontend). My interests include geography, architecture, embroidery, and staying active. Excited to meet everyone this summer!

Teaching Assistants

Elle Tran she/her/hers

Hi everyone! I’m Elle, a rising 4th year studying Design and IEOR and minoring in EECS. I love art, astrology, taking care of houseplants, crystals, and making playlists :) I’m also passionate about the intersection of design and social good. Looking forward to a great summer and I’m excited to work with you all!

Lucy White

Hi! I’m Lucy and I love animals, singing, and crafting. I’m a CS major and this summer is my last term at Berkeley. This is my first time as a TA for CS 160 but I was a TA for CS 10 in the past.

Noah Schwartz

DSP Point of Contact TA

Hi everyone! I’m a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, and my passion is to make video games. I love hiking, reading, playing games, activism, animals, and all the above! I look forward to meeting all of you and adventuring through this summer together!

Rachel Lee

Hi everyone! I’m Rachel and am currently an incoming 4th year finishing up my C.S degree (finally!) In my free time, I love playing tennis, poker, and travelling the world with my favorite people :) Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about the course, career advice, startups, or if you just want to talk about life too!

Rudy Lee

Hi, everyone!! I’m a 3rd year studying IEOR and CS! In my free time, I love playing sports, like basketball and volleyball, and I also follow the NFL and NBA. If you want to know about the best places to eat or the best boba shops around town, feel free to hmu! Excited to meet you all this summer!


Brenda Damian she/her/hers

Hi Everyone ! I’m a recent graduate from the MEng program in the Data Science and Systems specialization. I have a background in CS and has experience in Site Reliability, Front End Development and Backend. I enjoy running, traveling and reading. Excited to see your projects this summer!

Joelle Walley she/they

Hi everyone!! I’m from Los Angeles, California. Some of my hobbies include playing video games, taking my doggy outside to the dog parks and for nice walks, working out & community organizing. Excited to work with you all this summer :)

Salih Berk Dincer

I am a designer and engineer based in Berkeley. I enjoy fusing design, media, and science to redefine the interaction between humans, the environment, and computers.

Vincent Lee he/him

Hi everyone! I’m a rising 4th year studying EECS. I like building stuff on the web using JavaScript. Some of my hobbies including playing the flute, badminton, and video games.

Credits for this course

The syllabus, lecture slides, web content, and assignments of this course are only the most recent iterations of a long history of HCI classes. This iteration of the course, at the very least, draws from prior course materials by Nate Weinmann, Janaki Vivrekar, Sarah Sterman, Andrew Head, Amy Pavel, Cesar Torres, Björn Hartmann, Eric Paulos, Valkyrie Savage, Maneesh Agrawala, Scott Klemmer, John Canny, and James Landay.