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Amal Nanavati



Hi folks 🙋‍♂️ ! My name is Amal, and I’m a fourth-year PhD student doing research in human-robot interactions. Specifically, my research involves developing a robotic arm that attaches to a wheelchair to feed people with mobility impairments. I really enjoy teaching computer science, and used to lead after-school middle school and high school introductory CS programs in Pittsburgh.

Outside of work, I enjoy biking, hiking, playing board games, and playing violin. If the sun is out, I can often be found walking around Ravenna Park or Greenlake🚶🏽‍♂️🏞 . I am also an elected representative for UAW4121, the union for TAs, RAs, readers, graders, and postdocs on UW campus, so am happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about workplace environment and rights. I look forward to getting to know you this quarter!

Head Teaching Assistant

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Tanmay Shah



Hello Everyone! I am Tanmay, a senior in Computer Science major: Data science option. My research is currently in the field of weak supervision. Outside of academics, I am a musician (percussionist), an armchair historian, and a FOSS enthusiast. I like to watch movies and wildlife documentaries, and play badminton. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Teaching Assistants

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Josh Gardner



I am a PhD student in computer science. I work on applied machine learning topics, including human-centered machine learning (fairness, privacy) and understanding robustness in machine learning (how machine learning systems perform when the test distribution differs from the training distribution). I am also a Student Researcher with the Magenta team at Google Brain, where I work on machine learning applications in music (transcription, synthesis).

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Karman Singh



I am a Masters student in the Allen School studying computer science. I focus on accessibility research in helping the visually and hearing impaired and currently working on computational genomics research using machine learning. I am also a part of the Husky Satellite Lab, working on our next mission to space to test our Star Tracker payload. Outside of school, I enjoy doing street photography in downtown Seattle, playing basketball, exploring nature, and binge watching Netflix! I look forward to meeting you all!

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Max Bi



I’m an undergraduate student studying Statistics with a concentration in Data Science. I have a lot of fun teaching at my current position as a TA for CSE 154. My search to expand my horizons to ML after taking CSE 446 in the Spring 2022 quarter has brought me to TA for this class as well! Outside of school, I play a lot of badminton at Husky Badminton Club; looking forward to meeting you all!

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Wuwei Zhang



Hello everyone! My name is Wuwei. I am a junior studying computer science. I am interested in using NLP and ML techniques in computational biology. Outside of schoolwork, I love watching TV dramas and movies. I look forward to meeting everyone. Please feel free to reach out!