CSE 312: Foundations of Computing II, Autumn 2020

Course Staff/Office Hours

In addition to the staff contact information, this page contains the most up-to-date listing of staff office hours. Office hours are subject to change, but we'll try to keep this page accurate at least a week into the future. Enter office hours through Zoom , and use the Office Hours Queue to pose questions.

  • Anna Karlin (she/her) (Instructor)
  • karlin [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Office Hours: Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm PST

  • Welcome to CSE 312! I'm super excited to be teaching you all this quarter. I've been a professor at UW for a very long time, longer than I like to admit... My research is in algorithms and algorithmic game theory, with a focus on probabilistic and online algorithms. I love probability! Outside of work and my beloved family, I'm obsessed with tennis and music.
  • Aleks Jovcic (He/Him) (Head TA)
  • ajovcic [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AB
  • Office Hours: Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm PST, Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00pm PST

  • Hi everyone! My name is Aleks and I'm so excited to be CSE 312's head TA this quarter! I'm a junior studying Computer Science. Besides teaching, I love music, filmmaking and movies, and playing (and designing) TTRPG's. Right now is a difficult time for a lot of us, so if you need any help, 312 or otherwise, don't hesistate to reach out!
  • Pemi Nguyen (He/Him) (TA, Content Development Coordinator)
  • peming [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Tuesday Workshops
  • Office Hours: Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm PST

  • Hi my name is Pemi. Technically I'm a senior but I actually transferred to UW last fall from California, so I only have 2 years in the CSE department. I've been very active in student advocacy as a TA and as a member of the Student Advisory Council. I'm currently an ally member of Minorities in Tech (MiT), a CSE RSO dedicated to supporting historically underrepresented or underserved students in the tech industry. Student advocacy is something that is the cornerstone of my heart, so if you have any problems related to academics or student life, if I can't help you, I can reach out to those I know so that you can receive the best amount of support. I'm also interested in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. I've been doing research in Deep Learning research in the UbiComp lab, but this quarter I'm switching to the NLP lab by Professor Yejin Choi researching social biases and hate speech detection. Feel free to ask me anything ML-related. Also, if you want to apply to be a TA or research, I can definitely give you tons of advice. I also love traveling (having been to 12+ countries but my plans this year were cancelled because of COVID-19), learning new languages and binge-watching comedy shows.
  • Cooper Chia (He/Him) (TA)
  • crchia [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AC
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm PST

  • Why hello there! My name is Cooper and I'm a junior studying Computer Engineering and Math. A few of my favorite things to do (aside from computing probability mass functions, obviously), are watching movies, rock climbing, and dunking basketballs (yea, I'm kinda weird). I look forward tremendously to getting to know all of you throughout this quarter!
  • William Howard-Snyder (He/Him) (TA)
  • howarwil [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AC
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm PST

  • Hello, my name is William! I'm a rising junior studying computer science and philosophy. Outside of school, I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing Super Smash, and hiking around the PNW. I understand that this time might be especially rough on some of you, so if there's anything you need feel free to reach out and I will do my best to help!
  • Shreya Jayaraman (She/Her) (TA)
  • shreyaj [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AD
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm PST

  • Hi everyone, I’m Shreya! I’m a junior studying Computer Science and super excited to be helping teach 312 this quarter. Outside of CS and teaching, I love listening to music, running and traveling. I hope you’ll reach out to me if you need help with anything, or just want to chat in this rather isolating time!
  • Scott Ni (He/Him) (TA)
  • muxini1 [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AA
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00pm PST

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  • Luxi Wang (She/Her) (TA)
  • louis99 [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AD
  • Office Hours: Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm PST

  • Hi everyone, I'm Luxi. I'm a rising senior and hopefully be a 5th year master @ Allen school. My field of interest is ML and DL. (Therefore the questions regarding ML branch of the project goes to me) I am CS and Math (BS) double major. I took real analysis track so you can email me if you are interested in that. Other than my cs/math part, I am a huge classical music fan and a violin player. So if you ever want to form a string quartet lmk.
  • Jerome Paliakkara (He/Him) (TA)
  • jeromp [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AA
  • Office Hours: Mondays, 1:00-2:00pm PST

  • Hi, I'm Jerome, a rising senior and 5th year master's student. I've been a TA for CSE 312 once before, and it's probably my favorite theoretical CS course. I enjoy hiking and listening to rock/punk/hip-hop. I'm also mildly obsessed with playing cards and magic, so ask me about it :)
  • Lukas Strobel (He/Him) (TA)
  • lstrobel [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AE
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm PST

  • Hi folks, I'm Lukas. I'm a rising senior studying CS. I'm super excited to TA 312 - this is my favorite CS class that I've taken so far. Outside of school I enjoy playing games with friends and traveling. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
  • Leiyi Zhang (He/Him) (TA)
  • leiyiz [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AB
  • Office Hours: Friday, 3:00-4:00pm PST

  • Hey fellow cse huskies! I am a 5th-year master student at Allen School who enjoys all sorts of outdoor and indoor activities with some favorites being rock climbing, hiking, swimming, watching movies, rock music and snowboarding. Over this summer I also became an open source contributer and I'm really proud about that. Please reach out if you have any questions about anything!
  • Joseph Azizeh (He/Him) (TA)
  • josephaz [at] cs.washington.edu
  • Section AE
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm PST

  • Hi, I'm Joseph. I'm a rising senior. I have been a CSE 312 TA twice before, and I'm excited to be doing this again. I have fallen in love with rowing over the last six months, and have become quite knowledgeable about endurance training so feel free to ask me anything about that. I have also been playing guitar for almost a decade and I am part of an RSO (Husky Accoustics) that is open to guitar players of all skill levels to join and jam. Please reach out if you have any questions!