Winter 2019 EECS 280 Staff


Nicole Hamilton

Lecture: 3:00pm-4:30pm, 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


Amir Kamil

Lectures: 12:00pm-1:30pm, MW, 1013 DOW
                   3:00pm-4:30pm, MW, 140 LORCH

Undergrad: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

PhD: Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Academic Interests: Programming languages, compilers, parallel computing

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Ask me about: Programming languages, MLB ballparks, anything you want.

OS & IDE: macOS with Emacs, gdb, lldb, or Xcode

Jeff Ringenberg

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

Undergrad:  University of Michigan, Computer Engineering

PhD:  University of Michigan, Computer Engineering

Academic Interests:  Software Design, Teaching with Technology, Experiential Learning, the Role of Computing in Society, Entrepreneurism

Hometown:  Marshall, MI

Ask me about:  1/5-scale R/C vehicles, Drones, Tinkering/Making, Gadgets, anything at all about UM (I started undergrad in 1996 and never left…even after taking 12 years to finish all my degrees)

OS & IDE:  Terminal and Sublime (or macOS and XCode...if I must)


Ayush Chowdhary

Lab: 11:30am-1:30pm, Tu, 185 EWRE

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: 4:30pm-6:30pm, Tu, 2147 GGBL

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

Mohd Hafiz Hasan

Lab: 5:00pm-7:00pm, Th, 2150 DOW

Graduate Program: 4th year PhD in CSE

Academic Interests: Linear Optimization, Linear and Mixed Integer Programming, Evacuation Scheduling, Traffic Congestion Management

Hometown: Malaysia

Ask me about: Using Visual Studio and Gurobi

OS & IDE: Windows with Visual Studio


Zhiqiang Sui

Lab: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Th, 1018 DOW

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


Kristen Basgall

Lab: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Th, 104 EWRE

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science (Eng)

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Ask me about: Deep-dish pizza, hockey, music (performing and listening!), balancing mental health. Always interested in stand up comedy and music recommendations!!

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

Claire Burton

Lab: 2:30pm-4:30pm, W, 1005 DOW

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Birmingham, MI

Ask me about: Korean bbq, movies, jiu jitsu, coffee shops in Ann Arbor, Greek life

OS & IDE: Windows, Visual Studio

Eric Chen

Lab: 5:30pm-7:30pm, F, 1003 DOW

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science (LSA), Data Science, Cognitive Science

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ask me about: Class recommendations, favorite board games,, self-learning resources. I’m always open to talk!

OS & IDE: Windows, Visual Studio

Jennifer Chou

Lab: 5:00pm-7:00pm, W, 1006 DOW

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science (LSA), Economics

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Ask me about: Board games, Sushi places, Traveling, all kinds of perfume, double majoring in econ, adjusting to the cold weather in Michigan, all kinds of ramen, egg dishes

OS & IDE: Xcode, Mac OS, vim

Brian Chu

Lab: 4:30pm-6:30pm, Tu, 1005 DOW

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Data Science

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Ask me about: Game of Thrones, data science, Hearthstone, EU4, training for the Big House 5k :(, anything else!

OS & IDE: Windows 10, Ubuntu, Eclipse

Marta Clanton

Lab: 2:00-4:00pm, M, 185 EWRE

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: LSA Computer Science

Hometown: Westport, CT

Ask me about: Balancing Comp Sci with LSA requirements, Water polo, knitting/crochet, how to find a good balance between achieving a lot and not burning out, good TV shows

OS & IDE: MacOS and XCode

David Degazio

Lab: 3:30pm-5:30pm, F, 2166 DOW

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

Katie Dillon

Lab: 2:30pm-4:30pm, M, 1123 LBME

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Art and Design (Computer Science Minor)

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Ask me about: Anything design, being a CS minor

OS & IDE: MacOS and Xcode

Christina Fosheim-Hoag

Lab: 3:00pm-5:00pm, Th, 1123 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, macOS and Xcode, VS Code

Jack Good

Lab: 12:00pm-2:00pm, Fr, 3427 EECS

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: 3:30pm-5:30pm, Tu, 1005 EECS

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science (Eng) & Math minor

Hometown: Arlington, MA

Ask me about: getting a serious internship, not succumbing to procrastination, avoiding watching got while under serious pressure from friends, class recommendations post 280/281 and schedule planning in general! I’d love to help you any way I can!

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

Ruizhe Huang

Lab: 1:30pm-3:30pm, F, 2166 DOW

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science & Honors Mathematics

Hometown: Beijing, China

Ask me about: Upper level eecs classes, internship and interview tips, double major, life as an international student, Chinese Calligraphy, running a half marathon and hiking!

OS & IDE: macOS with XCode, Linux, gdb

Brandon Kayes

Lab: 1:00pm-3:00pm, W, B137 MLB

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: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Th, G115 AH

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: 8:30am-10:30am, F, 1003 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: 4:30pm-6:30pm, Tu, 3150 DOW

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Ask me about: Rock climbing, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, having no programming experience before college, my favorite ice cream flavor, internships, etc.

OS & IDE: macOS, Xcode

Anthony Liang

Lab: 4:30pm-6:30pm, Th, 3150 DOW

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

Rana Makki

Lab: 12:30pm-2:30pm, F, 104 EWRE

Class Standing: Senior

Major: Computer Science & Creative Writing

Hometown: Allen Park, MI

Ask me about: Writing, Freshman/sophomore internships, GEECS, and being a transfer student

OS & IDE: Windows 10 & Visual Studio

Alec Minchington

Lab: 12:00pm-2:00pm, F, 1680 IOE

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI

Ask me about: Building computers, robotics, going to the National Museum of Computing, PC/Switch gaming, D&D (I’m just now getting into it)

OS & IDE: Win10 & Ubuntu 16.04, both with VSCode


Mitchell Morrell

Lab: 1:00pm-3:00pm, Tu, 1018 DOW

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Northville, Michigan

Ask me about: College life, internships, extracurriculars on campus, life in general, I’m always happy to talk :)

OS & IDE: macOS + XCode or Spring Tool Suite

Ram Natla

Lab: 4:30pm-6:30pm, M, 1940 COOL

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science (LSA)

Hometown: Okemos, Michigan

Ask me about: basketball, soccer, coding side projects, time management, random jokes, and pretty much anything you can think of

OS & IDE: Windows and Visual Studio

Makarand Parigi

Lab: 11:00am-1:00pm, Tu, 1567 NUB

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

Ask me about: movies (making & watching!), hip hop music, stand up comedy, music production, documentaries

OS & IDE: Windows or Linux, VS Code

Nathan Podolsky

Lab: 12:00pm-2:00pm, F, 1123 LBME

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Toledo, Ohio

Ask me about: owl city, spiderman, brooklyn 99, avatar: the last airbender,  the NFL and playing quidditch in real life

OS & IDE: macOS, XCode

Andrew Pospeshil

Lab: 2:30pm-4:30pm, W, 2153 GGBL

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Novi, MI

Ask me about: Studying abroad and traveling, becoming employed, professional Greek life, CS after EECS 280, superhero movies, where to find the best sushi in Ann Arbor (hint: Sadako)

OS & IDE: Windows, Visual Studio

Celine Schlueter

Lab: 9:30am-11:30am, W, 1123 LBME

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Novi, MI

Ask me about: Ballroom dancing, horseback riding, Germany, knitting, Milwaukee, Co-Op experience at Rockwell Automation, Star Trek

OS & IDE: Windows or Linux, Atom, Visual Studio


Elise Shanholtz

Lab: 4:00pm-6:00pm, W, 185 EWRE

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

Ryan Slade

Lab: 10:00am-12:00pm, W, B137 MLB

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Ask me about: Transferring to UMich, playing/watching sports (tennis, golf, football, basketball, anything really), hardware, TV shows

OS & IDE: Currently using macOS + Xcode, used Windows + Atom/Visual Studio/gdb when I took 280

Vaughn Taylor

Lab: 12:00pm-2:00pm, W, 1024 Dana

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science Engineering

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Ask me about: Classic rock, guitars, swimming, rowing, study abroad, Germany, and anything Nintendo

OS & IDE: Windows and Visual Studio

Shawn Wanless

Lab: 9:00am-11:00am, W, 2114 MLB

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Computer Science and Cognitive Science

Hometown: Yuba City, CA

Ask me about: Internship applications, building your resume, games, trivia, music, procrastination and/or time management

OS & IDE: Windows/MacOS, Visual Studio, Atom

Alice Wu

Lab: 3:30pm-5:30pm, F, 1018 DOW

Class Standing: Sophomore

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Canton, MI (aka IKEA)

Ask me about: Skincare, learning to code in college, prevailing against 203, Pilates, Law and Order: SVU, and Criminal Minds

OS & IDE: MacOs and Xcode