Hi! My name is Anjali and I am a second year undergraduate student at University of California, Berkeley. I am double majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics. I am interested in natural language processing, more specifically applications involving low resource languages. In linguistics, I am mostly focused on Dravidian languages (because who doesn't love to study themselves) and interested in Proto-Dravidian. I also love teaching and basically any time I'm not studying or doing research is spent doing things related to that.
Computer Science Classes: Functional Programming, Data Structures, Machine Architecture, Algorithms, Information Systems. Math Classes: Discrete Mathematics and Probability, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, Multivariable Calculus, Probability and Random Processes. Linguistic Classes: Introduction to Linguistics, Tamil 1A, Tamil 1B.
Currently, I work at Lab 11 at Berkeley as a research assistant. It's an embedded systems lab, but specifically I work with human computer interaction (specifically NLP) for smart home devices under Meghan Clark.
Data Structures Tutor/Reader [UC Berkeley] I hold small group sections for students who want extra help, hold office hours, proctor midterms, and do lots of other fun stuff. This will be my third semester as some sort of course staff.
Tamil Teacher [International Tamil Academy] I held a weekly class for students at a Basic I/II level (so mostly 1st and 2nd graders) to teach them how to read and write in Tamil.
Summer School TA [Pleasanton Unified School District] I was a TA for a 2nd grade summer school class held by the PUSD school district. Most of my work involved working with students who struggled with speaking english as a second language and students with mild to moderate developmental and learning disorders.
Head Tutor [Foothill High School] As part of the Foothill Peer Tutor program, I tutored other high school students in subjects including Math (ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus), Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Data Analyst[Berkeley Political Review] I made data visualizations on the rise of measles in America from publically available datasets from organizations like the CDC and WHO as part of the technology department.
Intern[Infer Inc.] I worked across multiple departments as a general intern, assisting with both the business and research sides of a silicon valley startup.
(Human) Languages: Fluent in English and Tamil. Comfortable with conversational French.
Castle Heist[CH] I made a 2D java game that revolves around robbing a castle without getting caught by knights (lest you end up in a rock-paper-scissors battle to the death). Check it out!
Baking [Cake Tax] I really, really enjoy baking and decoration cakes. If you're lucky, you might get some.
Society for Linguistics Undergraduate Students [SLUgS] This is honestly where I can go to meet with other people interested in the same relatively niche subfields of CS and linguistics that I am interested in and it's lovely.
Association of Women Engineers [AWE] I'm just a general member, but it's loads of fun and great to meet other girls who are pursuing CS!
Habitat for Humanity [CalHabitat] Super fun and super rewarding, I helped build playhouses for children of families who were given homes through habitat for humanity.