Fall 2018 EECS 280 Staff


Andrew DeOrio

Lecture: 1:30-3:00pm MW, STAMPS; 4:00-5:30pm, MW, 1210 CHEM

Undergrad: Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan

PhD: Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Academic Interests: Ensuring the correctness of computer systems, including medical and IOT devices, as well as engineering education.

Hometown: Farmington, MI

Ask me about: I’m trying to visit every U.S. National Park.

OS & IDE: macOS or Linux with Emacs and gdb or lldb.

Nicole Hamilton

Lecture: 9:00am-10:30am and 12:00pm-1:30pm, MW, 1013 DOW

Undergrad: Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

MS: Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Academic Interests: Embedded systems, compilers, heuristics, ranking, digital design, machine architecture, circuits, diversity.

Hometown: Born in Lansing, MI but grew up Santa Maria, CA.

Ask me about: anything

OS & IDE: Windows with Visual Studio

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James Juett

Lecture: 9:00am-10:30am, MW, STAMPS

Undergrad: Computer Science and Math, Wartburg College

PhD: Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Academic Interests: Computer science education, program visualization, programming languages

Hometown: Marion, Iowa

Ask me about: Gardening, spicy foods, board games, escape rooms

OS & IDE: Windows with VS Code


Ayush Chowdhary

Lab: Fr 2:00 - 4:00 pm, 260 WEISER

Graduate Program: 2nd year, Masters in ECE (Computer Vision)

Academic Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing

Hometown: Kolkata, India

Ask me about: Painting, Art, Internships, Interviews, Qualcomm

OS & IDE: Linux with VS Code, Sublime, gdb

Rahul Gangwani

Lab: W 2:30 - 4:30p, 1018 DOW

Graduate Program: 1st year, Masters in ECE

Academic Interests: Embedded Systems, Data Structures, IC Development, IoT

Hometown: Carmel, IN

Ask me about: Indiana, Yo-yos, Mexican food, cooking, and traveling!

OS & IDE:  Mac OS & VS Code or Eclipse

Pavani Majety

Lab: Thu, Sec 11, 4-6, 183 EWRE and Fri, Sec 19, 2.30-4.30, 2147 GGBL

Graduate Program: 2nd year, Masters in ECE(Embedded Systems)

Academic Interests: Embedded Systems, Signal Processing,  Biomedical Applications, Raspberry Pis, Arduino and cool stuff to do with any x microcontroller.

Hometown: Kakinada, India

Ask me about: Indian Cuisine(what and where to eat), Dogs, Martial arts, coming back to school after working in industry, Memes and bad puns!

OS & IDE: Linux with VS Code and Vim, Windows with Eclipse IDE.

Preet Patel

Lab: Sec 39 - Tue, 9:30AM-11:30AM, 185 EWRE

Graduate Program: 1st year Masters in CSE (SUGS)

Academic Interests: NLP, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India

Ask me about: FinTech, things to do (and eat!) in Ann Arbor, soccer, EECS/SUGS, internships/interviews, life

OS & IDE: Windows with Visual Studio & VS Code


Zhiqiang Sui

Lab: Section 31, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday, 3427 EECS

Graduate Program: 5th year Ph.D., CSE

Academic Interests:  Robotics and Learning

Hometown: Hefei, China

Ask me about: Robotics, AI and soccer

OS & IDE: Linux, macOS & CLion, VS Code


Zhefan Ye


Graduate Program: 3rd year Ph.D., CSE

Academic Interests: Robotics and Computer Vision

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Ask me about: AI, Computer Vision and Robotics

OS & IDE: Win, Linux & VIM, VS Code


Omar Al-Ejel

Lab: Section 25 - Mon 4:30 - 6:30 pm, 2150 DOW

Class Standing: S

Major: Computer Science Engineering (planning Minor in Business)

Hometown: Bloomfield, MI

Ask me about: iOS Development, The Beatles, Hackathons, Graphic Design, Apple, starting a Sponsored Student Organization, Arduino, Processing.org, Swift, C++, Arabic

OS & IDE: macOS, Xcode, Atom

Kristen Basgall

Lab: Section 013 - Fr 1-3pm, 1008 FXB

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science (Eng)

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Ask me about: Qualcomm, professional frats, resume advice, Deep-dish pizza, music (!!!), balancing mental health

OS & IDE: Windows 8.1, vim (yes I’m serious about both), Visual Studio, Sublime

Carolyn Busch

Lab: Section 27 2:00-4:00 pm Friday, CHEM 1300

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Computer Science and Data Science

Hometown: Plymouth, MI

Ask me about: Double majoring in comp sci and data sci, being president of the theater org Not Even Really Drama Students, directing, acting, research, books, cognitive science, and how to dye your hair

OS & IDE: macOS & Xcode or Vscode

Caressa Chan

Lab: Section 29 4:30-6:30pm Wednesday, DOW 2166

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL

Ask me about: Music, all things DIY, minoring in CS, changing majors (very) late, finding community, mental health

OS & IDE: Windows 10, Atom, Ubuntu/WSL

Brian Chu

Lab: Section 16 3:30-5:30 pm Friday, GGBL 2153

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Data Science

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Ask me about: Game of Thrones, business minor, data science, Hearthstone, EU4, consulting, anything!

OS & IDE: Windows 10, Ubuntu, Eclipse

David Degazio

Lab: Section 23 4:30-6:30 pm Wednesday, DOW 2150

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Birmingham, MI

Ask me about: Game design, graphics programming, programming languages...really anything!

OS & IDE: Ubuntu, VS Code

Christina Fosheim-Hoag

Lab: Th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 1121 LBME

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Saline, MI

Ask me about: Transferring from LSA to CoE, Changing majors, Visual Studio, Internships, The Office, violins, dogs, the best netflix shows, being gluten free, and anything else!

OS & IDE: Windows and Visual Studio, (coming soon) macOS and Xcode

Melissa George

Lab: Fr 2:30 - 4:30pm, 4153 USB

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Computer Science & Math

Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI

Ask me about: Environment setup, debugging tips, Git and GitLab, c4cs, security, math, origami, classic rock, Westworld

OS & IDE: macOS + Xcode, or Linux + vim, gdb, and valgrind

Jack Good

Lab: TH 4:30-6:30, 1121 LBME

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Ask me about: Choosing Computer Engineering over Computer Science, being from the worst state, becoming an IA or a grader, board games, or any other mega nerdy topic.

OS & IDE: Windows, Visual Studio, VS Code, Cygwin, Ubuntu

Tali Gorokhovsky

Lab: Lab 21, Tuesday, 3:30-5:30, 1005 EECS

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science Engineering with Math minor

Hometown: Arlington, MA

Ask me about: not letting procrastination ruin your life

OS & IDE: Windows, VS Code, Notepad++

Esther Gu

Lab: Fri 9 - 11a.m.  2166 DOW

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Computer Science & Data Science

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Ask me about:  double major in CS, Swift, Front End Design,  Python, Java, JavaScript, Japanese Culture, Game of Thrones, any kind of music, Steam, cats or SuperJunior :))

OS & IDE: macOS/Linux, Xcode, Sublime, nano

Alice Huang

Lab: Section 28, Fr 3-5 pm, 1046 DANA

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science & Honors Mathematics

Hometown: Beijing, China

Ask me about: Internship and interview tips, double major, life as an international student, Chinese Calligraphy, running, cycling and extreme sports

OS & IDE: macOS and XCode

Brandon Kayes

Lab: Section 26, Wed. 2:00 - 4:00pm, 1033 DENT

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Holland, MI

Ask me about: Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Board Games, TV shows, Headphones, and PC gaming

OS & IDE: Windows, Linux, Visual Studio, Sublime

Sarah Kwon

Lab: Section 18, TH, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, 1006 DOW

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science & Math

Hometown: Dubai, UAE

Ask me about: Having no coding experience before college, Experiencing different cultures, French, Finding a community on campus, The Office, Parks and Rec, any good movies or TV shows!

OS & IDE: macOS, Xcode, Sublime

Audrey Ladd

Lab: Section 30, Tuesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm, 3427 EECS

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Ask me about: MRun, cooking, having no coding experience before college, the best places to eat in Ann Arbor, iOS development, The Bachelor, internships, and Harry Potter!

OS & IDE: macOS, Xcode

Noa Levi

Lab: Section 40, Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 am, 1121 LBME

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Ask me about: Rock climbing, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (and other tv shows!), what it’s like having 5 siblings, having no programming experience before college, my favorite ice cream flavor, internships, etc.

OS & IDE: macOS, Xcode

Anthony Liang

Lab: Section 033, Monday 1:00 - 3:00 PM, 3427 EECS

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science & Mathematics

Hometown: New York City, NY

Ask me about: Sports (basketball, futball, tennis, etc), research, Machine Learning, self driving cars, robotics, internships, food, tv shows, new tech, board games

OS & IDE: macOS/Linux with PyCharm/Atom/CLion

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Gabriel Matute

Lab: Section 32, Friday 9:00 - 11:00 am, 1690 BBB

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science (LSA)

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

Ask me about: Internships, interviews, research, resumes. Also Venezuela, Latin America (bonus points if it's in Spanish) or pretty much anything.

OS & IDE: macOS/Linux with VSCode/Atom/Sublime and gdb.

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Lab: Section 14, Friday 8:30 - 10:30am, 1014 DOW

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

Ask me about: Visual Studio, C++,  internships, research, starting and leading clubs on campus, club sports, fun things to do around Ann Arbor

OS & IDE: Windows and Visual Studio


Mitchell Morrell

Lab: Section 45, Tuesday 11:30-1:30pm, 104 EWRE

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Northville, Michigan

Ask me about: Life at michigan, working for Ford, investment clubs on campus, life in general, I’m always happy to talk :)

OS & IDE: macOS + XCode or Spring Tool Suite

Makarand Parigi


Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Ask me about: hip hop music, stand up comedy,  music production, math, installing linux, movies, documentaries, anything and everything

OS & IDE: Windows or Linux, VS Code


Elise Shanholtz

Lab: Section 12, Wed 4-6pm, 2260 USB

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Ask me about: Switching majors your Junior year, Steven Universe, Game of Thrones, coffee shops in Ann Arbor, bullet journaling

OS & IDE: macOS + Atom or Visual Studio Code

Vaughn Taylor

Lab: Section 20, Fri 1:30-3:30pm, 104 EWRE

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Ask me about: Classic rock, guitars, swimming, study abroad, Germany, and the best pizza places

OS & IDE: Windows and Visual Studio