Team


Active team members

Ruzena Bajcsy

Professor, EECS

Ruzena Bajcsy received the Master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in 1957 and 1967, respectively, and the Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1972. She is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Science (CITRIS). Prior to joining Berkeley, she headed the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bajcsy is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine as well as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. In 2001, she received the ACM/Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Allen Newell Award, and was named as one of the 50 most important women in science in the November 2002 issue of Discover Magazine. She is the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Computer and Cognitive Sciences (2009) and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Award (2013) for her contributions in the field of robotics and automation.

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Ruzena Bajcsy

Ruzena Bajcsy

Professor, EECS

Gregorij Kurillo

Senior Research Scientist, EECS, PhD

Gregorij Kurillo received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from School of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He was a Research Assistant with the Laboratory of Robotics and Biomedical Engineering at the same institution from 2002 to 2006. From 2006-2009 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and since 2009 the Head Research Engineer at the Teleimmersion Laboratory at University of California Berkeley. He currently holds a shared research appointment with Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California Davis. Dr. Kurillo's research interests include camera calibration, 3D vision, image processing, robotics, virtual reality, and rehabilitation engineering.

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Gregorij Kurillo

Gregorij Kurillo

Senior Research Scientist, EECS, PhD

Daniel Aranki

Executive Director, EECS, PhD

Daniel Aranki received the B.Sc., summa cum laude, degree in Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Technion in 2011. Between the years 2007 and 2011, he worked in the Mobile Wireless Group at Intel Corporation. During his time there, he worked on WiFi receivers design, design and verification flows automation and WiFi system architecture design. He received his PhD in Computer Science, with Designated Emphasis in Communication,Computation and Statistics from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His research interests include machine learning, privacy, information disclosure and health tele-monitoring.

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Daniel Aranki

Daniel Aranki

Executive Director, EECS, PhD

Gao Xian Peh

Undergraduate Student, CS & Econ

Gao Xian is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Sciences and Economics from Singapore. His passion lies in making lives better for others. Pursuing that direction, he first started out as a social worker's assistant before diving into economics research in a think-tank, an academic setting and within the government. His venture into technology was driven by his exposure to the unmet needs of non-profits and his failure to successfully launch a social enterprise. Upon graduation, he intends to attend graduate school in either Computer Sciences or Economics with the intent of joining the government to meet the technology and policy needs of non-profits.

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Gao Xian Peh

Gao Xian Peh

Undergraduate Student, CS & Econ

Past team members

Posu Yan

Independent Android App Developer, MSc

Posu Yan received his B.Sc. degree from University of California at Berkeley in 2001 and his M.Sc. degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 2004. He worked as a Research Engineer at UC Berkeley from 2007 to 2013 in the area of wireless cameras, body sensor networks, and mobile-health monitoring. He is currently working as a software developer for mobile applications.

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Posu Yan

Posu Yan

Independent Android App Developer, MSc

Arjun Chopra

Software Engineer, BSc

Arjun Chopra graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in EECS in 2014. He was involved in the Berkeley telemonitoring project since its early stages in March 2014 up until December 2014. In addition to his interest in computer systems, Arjun is interested in several other areas of computer science, such as Theory, Vision and AI.

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Arjun Chopra

Arjun Chopra

Software Engineer, BSc

Phillip Azar

Engineer, Apple Inc., MEng
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Phillip Azar

Phillip Azar

Engineer, Apple Inc., MEng

Adarsh Mani

Engineer, Apple Inc., MEng
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Adarsh Mani

Adarsh Mani

Engineer, Apple Inc., MEng

Quan Peng

Member of Technical Staff, Oracle America, Inc., MEng

Quan Peng got his bachelor degree in robotics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA and master of engineering in EECS at UC Berkeley. He enjoyed playing with robots, but after graduate studies, he is more interested in machine learning and cloud computing. In his leisure time, he loves watching and playing soccer games. If you have the same interests, don't hesitate to contact him!

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Quan Peng

Quan Peng

Member of Technical Staff, Oracle America, Inc., MEng

Jochem van Gaalen

Engineer, General Motors Company, MEng
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Jochem van Gaalen

Jochem van Gaalen

Engineer, General Motors Company, MEng

Priyanka Nigam

Engineer, Google Inc., BSc
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Priyanka Nigam

Priyanka Nigam

Engineer, Google Inc., BSc

Maya Pannala Reddy

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Maya Reddy is a computer science major at UC Berkeley. She joined the Telemonitoring team as a sophomore and worked on Android programming. She likes working on mobile applications and has experience in iOS. Her other interests include design, art, sewing, and sports.

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Maya Pannala Reddy

Maya Pannala Reddy

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Sneha Sankavaram

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Sneha Sankavaram joined the telemonitoring project as a sophomore in January 2015. She is currently an undergraduate Computer Science student at UC Berkeley and will graduate in May 2017. Her other interests include web development as well as graphic design.

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Sneha Sankavaram

Sneha Sankavaram

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Qiyin Wu

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Qiyin Wu is currently an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, majored in Computer Science, Statistics and Math. Qiyin joined Telemonitoring group as a sophomore in January 2015. Beyond technology, his interests fall into sports, movies and writing.

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Qiyin Wu

Qiyin Wu

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Joany Gao

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Joany is currently studying Computer Science at UC Berkeley. She hails from Burbank, CA and is a proud sister of Sigma Omicron Pi. Post-graduation, Joany hopes to attend graduate school for Statistics or Computer Science. Her main field of interests include computer security and big data. When she's not researching, Joany enjoys reading, golfing, and trying new food.

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Joany Gao

Joany Gao

Undergraduate Student, EECS

Hannah Sarver

Engineer, MEng

Hannah got truly excited about engineering the first time she wired a motor encoder up to a robot in high school. Her path through an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Olin College in Massachusetts brought her into the wonderful world of computing technology, all the way from the physics of transistors to programming graph-theory algorithms in Python. Throughout, she was challenged to use her developing engineering skills to solve problems. In industry, her next endeavor was implementing routing protocol features for Amazon's data center router operating system to help get your data through the Internet faster. Hannah's desire to never stop learning about hardware and software systems, and how to use them to make a difference in people's lives, brought her into the M.Eng program at UC Berkeley to study embedded systems in the EECS department and to work on the Berkeley Telemonitoring framework.

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Hannah Sarver

Hannah Sarver

Engineer, MEng

Uma Balakrishnan

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Hailing from Mumbai, India, Uma is now an M.Eng candidate in the EECS department with a concentration in Robotics and Embedded Systems. After attending a robotics workshop in the 6th grade and making a little robot that followed a line of its own accord, robotics has always been on her mind. The idea of using a few lines of code to control complex physical systems is what lead her to pursue further studies and projects Embedded Systems. Among other things, Uma has worked on a myoelectrically controlled prosthetic arm and an FPGA based image processing system as an undergrad in Electronics and Communication Engineering. She has also completed short internships at Texas Instruments and Siemens in India. Having worked for three years with children at risk at a youth volunteer organization in India has made her realize that the right kind of technology could make a huge difference in the lives of those who suffer financially and socially. Uma hopes to use this knowledge and experience to build the kind of systems that would add to human dignity and potential.

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Uma Balakrishnan

Uma Balakrishnan

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Carlos A Asuncion

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Carlos is a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student at UC Berkeley. He completed his Bachelor's degree in EECS at Berkeley, during which he participated in a wide range of research projects. Including nano-phototransistor experiment design with the E3S Center, Autonomous Vehicle Sensory fusion with CAT Vehicle REU at the University of Arizona, and Model Predictive Control Design for Engine Control with the Vehicle Dynamics Lab at UC Berkeley. These research experiences have shaped his career path towards the Embedded Systems and Robotics field. Carlos is always excited to learn about new fields and applications that use system modeling and control. Applications pertaining to automotive industry or aeronautics industry are particularly interesting to Carlos.

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Carlos A Asuncion

Carlos A Asuncion

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Eugene Song

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Eugene is currently pursuing an M.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. He originally studied mechanical engineering with an emphasis in controls and mechatronics, but his interest in the EECS side of things grew as he spent several years programming motion controllers for robots in the semiconductor industry. Here, he learned about the challenges of working in real-time systems, dealing with limited computational resources and strict performance requirements. He later built a crazy fruit fly monitoring device for a neurobiology lab at Stanford, which involved tracking the fly with a camera on a motorized gantry while showing it animations on TV screens. These experiences working at the intersection of software and hardware have fostered an interest in robotics and embedded systems, and he hopes to find ways use his skills to affect change in an ever increasingly automated and connected world.

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Eugene Song

Eugene Song

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Lucas Serven

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Lucas in an M.eng candidate in electrical engineering at UC Berkeley working on improving a telehealth platform for families on the verge of poverty, doctors, and researchers. Growing up in Washington DC, one of the cities with greatest income inequality in the nation, he spent his summers since high school volunteering in training and employment programs for the homeless, where he cultivated a passion for social justice. Now, Lucas aims to combine his years of industry experience in software engineering with his commitment to increasing access to resources for those in need in powerful and novel ways.

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Lucas Serven

Lucas Serven

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Caitlin Gruis

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Caitlin is currently a Master of Engineering student here at Berkeley studying EECS with a concentration in Robotics and Embedded Software. She comes to Berkeley after earning her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Caitlin's love of engineering started at an early age, as she could often be found tinkering with Legos and building blocks. As she got older, her interests have developed into building more complex systems, particularly embedded systems projects involving Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

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Caitlin Gruis

Caitlin Gruis

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Kaidi (Kate) Du

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Kaidi Du received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 2016. During her last year at Northeastern University, she finished a senior honors research project about digitally programmable lowpass-notch filter design for CMOS front-ends in biosignal measurement applications. She also did two half-year internships in Greater Boston area. In January 2013 – June 2013, she was an electrical engineer in the power department at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Boston, MA. In June 2014 – December 2014, she was a project management intern in the department of information technology management information system (ITMIS) at State Street Global Advisor (SSGA), Boston, MA. Besides technical works, she enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking for getting around the city (in the good weather at least), and for pleasure.

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Kaidi (Kate) Du

Kaidi (Kate) Du

Masters of Engineering Student, EECS

Yu (Sean) Xiao

MEng, EECS

Yu Xiao received his B.Sc. degree from Purdue University and his MEng Degree from Berkeley. He has experience about embedded systems. He focuses on IoT for the future.

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Yu (Sean) Xiao

Yu (Sean) Xiao

MEng, EECS