Data Peer Consulting

Virtual Data Peer Consulting Services (Summer 2020, coming soon!)

Our Summer drop-in hours will be posted in the calendar below in the coming weeks! Thank you for visiting our webpage, please email us at ds-peer-consulting@berkeley.edu if you have any questions or just want to say "Hi!".   

  • If you would like to reach other consultants on campus that can help you, drop by this virtual frontdesk: https://dlab.berkeley.edu/frontdesk
    • Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm to speak with a live person.
    • The frontdesk staff will help you find and schedule the right expertise from our pool of consultants at Data Peers, D-Lab, and Research IT.
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Are you a Berkeley student, staff member, or faculty looking for a little help with data science?

  • Not sure how to use a Jupyter notebook?
  • Need to learn a little SQL for a research project?
  • Need help with a data science module in one of your courses? 

Data Peer Consulting can help!

Students in our data consulting network help make data science accessible across the broader campus community. Launched in Fall 2017, these services are provided as a collaboration between the Center for Connected Learning in UC Berkeley's Moffitt Library; D-Lab; Research IT; and the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society. Starting in Fall 2019, this project has also been brought to you by the Student Tech Fund

Spring 2020 Drop-In Schedule 

  • Join the drop-in office hour(s) from 11am-4pm Mon-Fri at http://data.berkeley.edu/dpc-drop-in. The schedule of consultants on shift will remain the same, please see the calendar below.

Please wait in the Google Hangouts until Berkeley time as some of our consultants will be joining after their class ends. 

Meet the Peer Consultants:

AndersonAnderson Lam peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Computer Science and Data Science
Areas of Interest: Mathematics, Business Analytics, Economics, Robotics
Major Courses Completed: CS 61C, CS 170
Current Courses: CS 188, CS 161, Stat 140, BioE 100, IEOR 135
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, NumPy, datascience (Data 8)), R, SQL, Java, C, Tableau, MATLAB, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex, Git, Excel
Fundamentals: Data Cleaning/Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Webscraping, Calculus, Open Source Project Development

Hey! My name is Anderson and I am a second-year majoring in Computer Science and Data Science. For my domain emphasis, I hope to look into Economics or Cognition. I enjoy employing data science techniques to better understand this world by finding trends or something statistically significant. When I want to relax, I like hiking, traveling, and going to the beach with my friends. Feel free to let me know if I can help you with your assignment!


 

Anni

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Applied Math and Intended Computer Science
Major Courses Completed: CS61A, Data 8, Math 54, Stat 133, CS61B, Math 55
Current Courses: CS 70, CS 170, Data 100, Math110
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, ggplot2 (R)), R, Java, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), Git, Excel
Fundamentals: Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hi, I'm Anni! I am a second year majoring in Applied Math and intended Computer Science. I am interested in the domain of geospatial analysis and transportation systems. Outside of academics, I enjoy good food and ice cream! Feel free to stop by if you want to talk about on-campus opportunities, clubs, class projects or just hang out!


 

Bharadwaj (Barry)Bharadwaj Swaminathan peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science, Economics
Major Courses Completed: CS 61A, CS 61B, Data 100, Data 8, Stat 88, Math 54, Stat 140
Current Courses: CS 189, Econ 140, Econ 136, HIST 160, HIST C184D
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, datascience (Data 8)), SQL, Tableau, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), Git, STATA, Excel
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hey, I'm Bharadwaj. I'm a third year studying double majoring in Economics and Data Science (with an emphasis in Business Analytics). Stop by if you need help with assignments, projects or other data science related queries or just want to chat about life and memes.


Danieldaniel del carpio peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: he/him
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Areas of Interest: Visualizations, Analytics, Probability 
Major Courses Completed: CS 61A, CS61B, Data 8, Data 100, Info 190 (Data Viz), Stat 133
Current Courses: Stat 140
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8), ggplot2 (R)), R, SQL, Java, C, Tableau, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex, Git
Fundamentals: Probability, Data Cleaning/Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Databases, Calculus

What's up? I'm Daniel and I'm a 4th year majoring in Data Science with an Emphasis in Quantitative Social Science. My favorite part of data science is being able to tell a story with our findings, being able to inform people to take actions based on real data and real world issues. When I'm not doing that I'm usually trying new recipes, watching soccer or playing Super Smash Brothers Melee for the Nintendo GameCube.


Ericaerica cho peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science (domain emphasis in Applied Math & Modeling)
Major Courses Completed: CS61A, CS61B, CS70, CS188, CS186, Data 8, Data 100, Prob 140, Data 102, Math 53, Math 54, Math 110, Math 113, Math 104
Current Courses: ISF 100J, UGBA135, PUBPOL C103
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8)), SQL, Java, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Databases, Calculus

Hi there! I'm a fourth year majoring in Data Science with a domain emphasis in Applied Math. I've learned so much about the usage and power of data science throughout my time at Cal, and definitely want to provide a space to help others navigate the world of data science together! In my free time, I enjoy creating, whether that's through art, photography, food, friendships, etc. Feel free to ask me about anything on your mind!


Jahnavi
 
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Computer Science, Data Science
Areas of Interest: Machine Learning, Big Data, Healthcare, CS for Good
Major Courses Completed: CS61A, CS61B, CS61C, CS70, CS170, CS186, CS188, CS189, CS162, CS/Stat 100, Stat 134, IEOR 135, Math 53, Math 54, PH 196, EECS16A
Current Courses: CS161, CS182, PH 244, BioE 145
Languages/Technologies:
 Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, BeautifulSoup, D3.js, Charts.js, Keras, Tensorflow, ggplot2 (R)), R, SQL, Java, C, Front End (React, HTML, JS, CSS), iPython (Jupyter notebooks)
Fundamentals: Probability, Data Cleaning and Manipulation, Machine Learning, Linear Algebra, Webscraping, Databases, Calculus, Open Source Project Development

Hi! I'm Jahnavi, and I am a fourth year majoring in Computer Science and Data Science, with a domain emphasis in Computational Biology. I love exploring how programming can make our lives so much easier and want to help you navigate that process as well! In my free time, I love to dance, run, hike, and try new eating places. Stop by if you have any questions regarding technical consulting, research opportunities, interview preparation, or just want to chat!


JohnJohn Park

Preferred Pronouns: He, Him, His
Major(s) and Minor(s): CS, Economics
Areas of Interest: Statistical Analysis, Econometrics, NLP, ML
Major Courses Completed: CS 61A-C, CS70, Data 8, STAT 20, CS 161, CS 186, CS 188, CS170
Current Courses: Data 100, Econ 141
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, NumPy, datascience (Data 8)), R, SQL, Java, C, Front End (React, HTML, JS, CSS), iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex, Git
Fundamentals: Probability, Data Cleaning/Manipulation, Webscraping, Databases
Other Skills: RESTful API development, Backend development

Hi! I'm a junior majoring in Computer Science and Economics. My interests in data science include creating classifier models and natural language processing. In my free time, I enjoy playing the cello and engaging in my hobby of the month (currently candle-making!)


KunalKunal Gupta

Preferred Pronouns: he/him
Major(s) and Minor(s): Major in Data Science, minor in Comp sci
Areas of Interest: NLP, Machine Learning, Psychology, Databases
Major Courses Completed: CS61ABC, CS70, Math53/54, Data8, Data100, CS188, CS186, Stat140, Hist C182C, Psych110, EconC110
Current Courses: Data102, Info159 (NLP), CS161
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8), PlotLy, ggplot2 (R)), R, SQL, Java, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex, Git
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Machine Learning, Databases, Calculus

Hi! I am a third year undergraduate majoring in Data Science with a minor in Computer Science. I love working with data analytics tools and visualizations, as well as machine learning and algorithms. I have lived in 4 countries and enjoy playing sports, traveling, and hanging out with friends in my free time.


 

MinaMina kim peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: she, her, hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Major Courses Completed: CS61A, CS61B, DATA8, DATA100, UGBA147, HISTORY 182C, MATH 54, MATH 53, INFO 190, STAT140
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8)), Java, Tableau, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), Excel
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hi I'm Mina, and I am a third year majoring in Data Science with Emphasis in Business Analytics and Industrial Engineering. I love learning about different applications and potentials of Data Science field. I like listening to music, watching youtube videos, and taking a walk during my free time. Feel free to stop by if you have questions regarding on-campus data science opportunities, recruitment process, internship preparation, and class materials!


Richaricha bhattacharya peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Computer Science and Data Science
Major Courses Completed: CS61A, CS61B, EE16A, Linux Decal
Current Courses: CS70, Data 100, ESPM50AC
Languages/Technologies: Python (numpy), R (ggplot2), SQL, Java, MATLAB, Excel
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing, Probability, Data Cleaning and Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hi! My name is Richa, and I'm currently a second year studying Computer Science and Data Science at UC Berkeley. I am passionate about solving relevant world issues through technology and am excited to serve as a Peer Consultant this semester. Outside of academics, I am passionate about dance, photography, playing my guitar, and female empowerment in STEM. If you need course or career advise, assistance on projects, or would simply like to make a new friend, stop by my office hours!


Samanthasamantha tang peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science
Areas of Interest: Data visualization, ML, hiking, food, sleep, puzzles
Major Courses Completed: Math 1B, Math 54, CS61A, CS61B, DS100, Data 8, Prob140, HistC184D, UGBA104, CS188
Current Courses: Stat 154, Stat 133, UGBA 147
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8), PlotLy, BeautifulSoup, ggplot2 (R)), R, SQL, Java, Tableau, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex, Git, Excel
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Machine Learning, Linear Algebra, Webscraping, Calculus

Hello! I'm Samantha, a third year studying Data Science. I love how data can be used to narrate the world around us, and I want to help anyone who's interested in learning more! I love hiking, food, and jigsaw puzzles. Feel free to stop by if you have any questions! Always happy to talk! =)


 

Simran

Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Applied Mathematics
Areas of Interest: Business Analytics and Industrial Engineering
Major Courses Completed: Data 8, Data 100, Prob 140, CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 70, Math 54, Math 53, Math 110, Math 104, UGBA 104
Current Courses: CS 189, CS 186, MATH 185, UGBA 178
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8)), SQL, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), Excel
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hi! I'm Simran and I'm a third-year studying Data Science and Applied Mathematics. I love how diverse the applications of data are and the potential data has for improving life. I am excited that I am able to learn and apply new technology skills every day. When I am not busy studying, I enjoy hiking, traveling, playing badminton, and trying new foods. Feel free to stop by if you have any questions or would just like to chat!


 

Tiffany

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major(s) and Minor(s): Public Health, Data Science
Major Courses Completed: CS61A, CS61B, DATA8, MATH54, DATA100
Current Courses: STAT134
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8), BeautifulSoup, ggplot2 (R), GeoPandas), R, Java, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex, Git 
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hi! I'm Tiffany and I am a third year studying Public Health and Data Science. I love learning about how technology and data can be applied to different fields, like healthcare. In my free time, I love working out, playing volleyball, hand-lettering, and hanging out with friends. Come chat with me if you have any questions or if you just want to chat! (:


Vincentvincent lao peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: He, him, His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Data Science and Statistics
Domain Emphasis: Business Analytics
Major Courses Completed: All lower division Data Science courses, Data100, Prob140, Stat 133, Stat135 CS170, CS186
Current Courses: CS189, Stat 151a, ISF 100J
Languages/Technologies: Python (pandas, matplotlib, seaborn, numpy, scipy, datascience), R (ggplot2), SQL, Java, iPython Jupyter notebooks, LaTeX, statistical (hypothesis) testing, probability, data wrangling
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Databases, Calculus

Hey! I'm a 3rd year studying Data Science and Statistics, looking for the meaning of life, but also looking for meaning in data. Please come by so I can help you debug a data project, review a concept, or plan class scheduling, and in exchange I'd love to hear your answer to "Why data science?"


Yash

Preferred Pronouns: He, Him, His
Major(s) and Minor(s): Computer Science, Statistics
Areas of Interest: Probability, Calculus, Linear Algebra,
Major Courses Completed: CS61A, CS61B, CS70, Math 54
Current Courses: Data 100, Math 53, CS 170
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, NumPy), Java, Tableau
Fundamentals: Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hi! I'm Yash and I'm a sophomore studying Computer Science and Statistics. Professionally, I am interested in exploring how algorithms can be applied to the world of finance, particularly the stock market. In my free time, I enjoy watching stand-up comedy, trading stocks, and trying to become famous on TikTok. Stop by if you have any questions about CS, Data science, or even if you just want to watch me Renegade.


 

Yuchen (Adrian)adrian peer consulting picture

Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his
Major(s) and Minor(s): Computer Science, Data Science
Areas of Interest: Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Distributed System
Major Courses Completed: CS162, CS170, CS188, EE126, CS70, CS61A/B/C, DATA100
Current Courses: CS189, EE127
Languages/Technologies: Python (Pandas, MatplotLib, Seaborne, NumPy, SciPy, datascience (Data 8), Keras, Tensorflow, ggplot2 (R)), R, SQL, Java, C, iPython (Jupyter notebooks), LaTex, Git, Excel
Fundamentals: Statistical Testing (Hypothesis Testing, A/B Testing, T-Tests, etc.), Probability, Data Cleaning/ Manipulation, Machine Learning, Linear Algebra, Calculus

Hello! My name is Adrian, and I'm a Junior majoring in Computer Science and Data Science. I believe programming and data analysis are now essential skills that can help everyone to do better in their work, and wish to help you get better at them. If you have any question regarding Computer Science or Data Science, or just want to have a relaxing conversation, feel free to come and talk to me.


Contact 

Email: ds-peer-consulting@berkeley.edu

Location: 3rd Floor Moffitt Library
(after presenting your ID at the front desk, keep walking straight past the elevators, then turn right).

Training

All Data Peer Consultants take the Division of Data Sciences Teaching & Consulting DATA 198 course that runs every semester. Data Peer Consultants also complete select D-Lab workshop trainings

Availability 

  • Peer consultants are not available during the Summer. 
  • All Peer Consultants hold drop-in hours, which are located on the third floor of Moffitt Library.
  • Peer Consultants can also consult on an appointment basis if you're not able to make their drop-in hours. Email us at ds-peer-consulting@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) with appointment inquiries. 
  • Please scroll down to meet the Peer Consultants and to view the calendar with their hours. You can click on a student's name on the calendar to read about which topics that student consultant can help you with!
  • If you have a question or topic that you would like to get help on that you believe would require a Peer Consultants's preparation in advance prior to you dropping in, please send us an email at ds-peer-consulting@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)