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Suraj Rampure

Suraj Rampure

he/him

rampure@ucsd.edu

Lecture(s): A00 (MWF 1-1:50PM), B00 (MWF 2-2:50PM)

Welcome! 👋 This is my second quarter at UCSD, and second quarter teaching DSC 10. Prior to moving to San Diego, I was a student at UC Berkeley, where I also taught data science. (Prior to that, I grew up in Windsor, Ontario 🇨🇦 – make sure to tell me if you’re Canadian). Teaching you about data science is my dream job, and I could not be more excited to meet you all. Outside of the classroom, you’ll find me learning how to cook, FaceTiming my dog back home, or watching basketball. Oh, and click here for a surprise.

Course Staff

Murali Dandu

Murali Dandu

he/him

TA

mdandu@ucsd.edu

Hello everyone, I am Murali, a Machine Learning and Data Science (MLDS) graduate student in ECE department at UCSD. I was born and raised in Vijayawada, India and completed my Bachelors in Mechanical Engg. from IIT Guwahati. I am excited to help students strengthen their fundamentals through DSC 10 and connect it to practical/industrial DS for a pragmatic learning experience. Outside of class, I am an intermediate Pianist, usually learning western classical, and a dancer, trying to make videos on shuffling, freestyle and bollywood.

Yifei Ning

Yifei Ning

he/him

TA

y3ning@ucsd.edu

Hello folks! I’m Yifei. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Data Science from UC San Diego on March 2021 and I am continuing my master’s in CS here. As a data science alumnus, I still recall the time when I took the DSC10–it’s exciting and fun! Can’t wait to meet you all around on campus.

John Driscoll

John Driscoll

he/him

Tutor

jjdrisco@ucsd.edu

Hi everyone! I’m a second year Data Science major in Revelle. I really enjoyed DSC10, so I can’t wait to help y’all become more comfortable with coding. I’m from San Diego originally, and I enjoy dancing (I’m on a couple UCSD teams), skating, and reading. If you have any questions about course materials, feel free to email me or stop by my OH!

Judy Feng

Judy Feng

she/her

Tutor

j9feng@ucsd.edu

Hi, I’m Jiaqi from Tianjin, China. I’m a senior applied math major. DSC 10 is a wonderful introductory course to data science which prompted me to minor in data science. I am excited to help and learn from those who also have interests in data science! I’m a foodie who loves traveling :)

Jessica Guzman

Jessica Guzman

she/her

Tutor

jeguzman@ucsd.edu

Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m a third year data science/applied math major. I’m from San Diego and I like playing poker! I never win, but it’s still fun to play. I’m excited to help you guys learn about data science and hopefully be just a little less frustrated.

Yujian (Ken) He

Yujian (Ken) He

he/him

Tutor

y9he@ucsd.edu

Hi, my name is Yujian (Ken). I am an senior student majoring in data science and management science, and I love to workout. Hope to have a great quarter with you guys!

Aven Huang

Aven Huang

she/her

Tutor

xih017@ucsd.edu

I am Aven Huang, currently a junior majoring in data science. I’m from Fujian, China and my high school was in Denver. I have been a dsc10 tutor since summer. I am happy to help here and enjoy my dog in my pic and my zoom profile when you see him!

Dylan Lee

Dylan Lee

he/him

Tutor

dklee@ucsd.edu

Hi everyone, and welcome to DSC 10! My name is Dylan (but you can just call me Dyl for short), and I’m a third year Data Science major and Cognitive Science minor in Sixth College! I’m one of the student representatives on behalf of HDSI, so please feel free to ask any questions regarding this class in particular or the entire major in general! Outside of school, I enjoy watching the NBA, retail therapy, and discovering new music! (Send me your playlists!!)

Teresa Lee

Teresa Lee

she/her

Tutor

t1lee@ucsd.edu

Hi! I’m Teresa, a second year majoring in data science and from San Francisco, CA. I’m super excited to take part in your learning experience! Looking forward to meeting you in my OH :)

Karthikeya Manchala

Karthikeya Manchala

he/him

Tutor

kmanchal@ucsd.edu

I’m a third year data science major and am excited to tutor DSC 10 for the fourth time. My hometown is Hyderabad (in India). My favorite data science related fields include data visualization and machine learning.

Yash Potdar

Yash Potdar

he/him

Tutor

ypotdar@ucsd.edu

Hi! My name is Yash, I’m born and raised in the Bay Area, and I’m a third-year double majoring in Data Science and Cognitive Science. This will be my fourth quarter tutoring for DSC 10, and I’m excited to finally meet students in-person! I truly enjoy mentoring and working with students, so please feel free to reach out! In my free time, I enjoy paddleboarding in Mission Bay, playing tennis, cooking, and watching sports (go Warriors and Niners)!

Shiv Sakthivel

Shiv Sakthivel

he/him

Tutor

ssakthiv@ucsd.edu

Hey everyone! I’m a third-year Data Science major from Singapore. This is my first time tutoring for DSC 10, and I’m thrilled to help you guys get started on your DS journey :) Outside of class, I spend a lot of time watching TV, and am currently hooked on Survivor. Feel free to drop by my OH to discuss any or all of the above :)

Ethan Shapiro

Ethan Shapiro

he/him

Tutor

enshapir@ucsd.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Ethan and I’m a second year Data Science major originally from Newport Beach, CA. In my free time I play video games, go to the gym, hang with friends, sing and play guitar, and anything in between. I’m super excited to be a tutor for DSC 10 and be able to help you all enjoy programming and data science as much as I do!

Du Xiang

Du Xiang

he/him

Tutor

dxiang@ucsd.edu

Hi, I am Du! I am a senior studying Data Science here at UCSD. This is my 3rd time tutoring DSC10, and I believe this will be a really fun class to start in the field of data science.

Guantong Zhang

Guantong Zhang

he/him

Tutor

g4zhang@ucsd.edu

I’m a second-year student from Beijing, China, who doubled major in data science and linguistics. Outside of the classroom, I’m a piano player and a soccer fan. Welcome to DSC 10, the first stop of our great journey to the world of data. It is one of my favorite courses at UCSD, and I hope you all enjoy it.

Xuzhe Zhi

Xuzhe Zhi

she/her

Tutor

xzhi@ucsd.edu

Hello! I also go by the name Alina. I’m a sophomore majoring in Data Science at Marshall College! I am from Shenzhen, China. I am really excited to be your tutor.

Sam Lau

Sam Lau

he/him

Volunteer

lau@ucsd.edu

I’m Sam, a PhD student in Cog Sci. To study what students find tricky when writing data science code, I’m holding extra OH for DSC 10. I think of it as a win-win: I help with your assignments, and you can help me see what challenges you face in learning data science. I have 5 years of experience TA’ing for data science courses, instructed the Intro to Data Science course at UC Berkeley, and am writing a textbook on data science.

Hope to see you in office hours!