H4I Team Matchmaking spreadsheet
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First & Last NameEmail AddressTeam affliationProject selection/preferenceMajor(s)Degree programYour backgroundLinkedIn URLDescription of your areas of interestWho are you looking for on your team?
Phillip Kangphil.kang@berkeley.eduThe SWAT Team#2: Pandemic resilencyBioengineeringPh.D.I'm a 4th year PhD student in Bioengineering with experience and expertise in immunology, tissue engineering, biomaterials, stem cell biology, and genetic engineering. My undergrad degree is in Chemical Engineering. I also have extended experience in business development, customer discovery, and am familiar with biotech development.https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillip-kang/I'm primarily interested in healthcare, but am generally passionate about science's impact on society - through education, medical solutions, and development. I'd love to work on projects #2, #5, or #6.
Jasodhara Rajraj.jasodhara@gmail.comThe SWAT Team#2: Pandemic resilencyBioengineeringM.S./M.A.Incoming MEng student in Bioengineering. Have done research in biomaterials, tissue engineering and nuclear engineering in the past, along with an internship in business analytics.https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasodhara-rajBiomedical engineering, Public Health.Motivated and enthusiastic team members, with varying skill-sets.
Katrina Kalantarkkalantar@berkeley.eduThe SWAT Team#2: Pandemic resilencyBioengineering Ph.D.I am a second year graduate student in the DeRisi lab at UCSF - currently studying the host response to infectious disease through next-generation sequencing. My previous experience is largely computational - with an undergraduate degree in computer science, followed by a year of working in the biotech industry as a bioinformatics software test engineer.https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrinakalantar/I am interested in public health and how data-driven methods can be used to improve public health.Realistically, looking for anyone who is excited to work collaboratively as we learn about all areas required for successful implementation of the project! To complement my skillset it would be great to have someone with expertise in public health and someone (possibly in BioE) with more wet-bench lab experience.
Sarah Chinsarahechin@berkeley.eduThe SWAT Team#2: Pandemic resilencyEECS, BioEB.S./B.A.I am a 2nd year BioE/EECS major interested in health software. I have been programming for ~7 years and am currently working with Boston's Veterans Affairs to create an platform-independent NLP pipeline that analyzes images from CT/MRI scans. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-chin-261126116/Using computer science/data models to solve public health or biology-related problemsDedicated team members who can provide a diverse set of skills and different perspectives to solve the problems given, people who care about the impact of the project and what it provides to others.
Andrew Bremerawbremer@berkeley.eduTeam Reconnect#3: American Conversation ProjectBioengineeringPh.D.4th year PhD student in Bioengineering, BS in BME from Wisconsin-Madison, with research interests and experience in cell and tissue engineering & regenerative medicine. My current work explores cell-cell communication within the adult neural stem cell niche. Experience includes volunteering & working in low income urban settings; taught high school science prior to starting grad school through Teach For America in Houston, TX.https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewbremer/Outside of my academic research in tissue engineering & regenerative medicine, I have deep interests in STEM education & policy, outreach, and effective science communication. In general, I am passionate about engaging and connecting a broader public to science and scientific research progress, arising from the core belief that the positive work we do in a classroom and laboratory should extend beyond the walls of our campus: http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsin-idea/I'm interested in finding others with expertise and experience outside of my domain and background, particularly those who have worked within public policy and/or social science.
Liz Leehyemlee@berkeley.eduTeam Reconnect#3: American Conversation ProjectInformation Systems and ManagementM.S./M.A.Undergraduate major in Business, current focus in User Research and Data Visualizationlinkedin.com/in/lizlee0225Using my research skills, I want to find what people want and need and I want to transform those findings into something comprehensive for different people
Victoria Yang victoriay1@berkeley.eduTeam Mosquito#5: Vector-borne infectionsBioengineering M.S./M.A.Incoming MEng in BioE. Background mainly in research (neuroengineering, epidemiology, biology), but pretty well versed in data analysis with some experience in programming. This would be counted as my Capstone project for my degree, so will be super dedicated! https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriay1/Primarily healthcare/public health.Motivated and enthusiastic members who work well in teams, all backgrounds welcome. Note: I'll only be arriving in SF in July/August, so must be willing to do some long distance communicating (sorry..)
Andrew Namandrew.nam@berkeley.eduTeam Mosquito#2: Pandemic resilencyEECS, BioEB.S./B.A.I am a BioE and EECS double major interested in medical devices. I have a strong background in software and 3D design with experience in circuitry. I'm also an officer in Phoenix Consulting Group, which is a student-run consulting group on campus that focuses on the biotech, medical, and healthcare industries. www.linkedin.com/in/anam33I'd love to experience real world problem solving in an accelerated setting while keeping social impact in mind. I think being able to solve problems quickly is a challenge in itself, and having to consider the larger impact takes a whole different perspective. I'm looking for people that are enthusiastic and willing to challenge each other's ideas in order to reach a better solution or understanding.
Andoni Mourdoukoutasamourd@berkeley.eduTeam Mosquito#2: Pandemic resilencyBioengineeringPh.D.3+ years of undergraduate research in modeling of non-invasive neural stimulation. Previously interned for non-invasive neural stimulation company, Soterix Medical (co-authored FDA 510k application for iontophoresis device). Capstone Project in collaboration with clinical team at Burke Rehabilitation Center, NY, on finger pinch rehabilitation in stroke patients. Data anylsis in matlab and python. Strong communication skills (verbal and written). https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonios-andoni-mourdoukoutas-a2a773106/Public & Global Health. Developing health care solutions for impoverished and/or underserved areas.At least one non-engineer with a background in public policy/social sciences.
Shaheen Jeeawoodyshaheenj@berkeley.eduPrevenir#2: Pandemic resilencyBioengineeringPh.D.Microfluidics, bioMEMS, tissue engineering, biomaterials, drug delivery, iterative problem conception & solution design (in assistive technology, previously).www.linkedin.com/in/shaheenj/Healthcare & diversity in STEM -- open to projects 2, 5, 1.Looking specifically for someone with experience in public health, public policy, and/or non-technical skill sets. My priority as a PhD student is research, but am committed to this course & will make time for the team project.
Marc Chooljianmschooljian@berkeley.eduPrevenir#2: Pandemic resilencyBioengineeringPh.D.4th-year PhD researcher in microfabrication methods for microfluidics and point-of-care diagnostic devices, with a special emphasis on low-cost microfabrication in plastics. Undergraduate degree in Bioengineering with published research on stem cell and tissue engineering.https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-chooljian-97279b54/Point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, medical technology for low-resource environments and underserved diseases. Experts in business and marketing, experts in programming/systems engineering
Suyasha Guptasuyasha_gupta@berkeley.eduPrevenir_Any healthcareBioengineeringM.S./M.A.Incoming M.eng student in Bioengineering. Internship experience is mostly cancer research related ( looking for minimally invasive options for early detection particularly focusing on finding biomarkers). Pretty good with data analysis and have done research about bio materials and biosensors.https://www.linkedin.com/in/suyasha-gupta-29a676131/Generating border free healthcare options so that the product could reach the people who need it the most is what am I planning to achieve through this capstone experience. Technology transfer, Point of care devices , digital healthcare and healthcare security challenges are the fields I am most interested in. People who know computer programming languages. Also I believe that diversity is what converts an idea into a practical working model and hence I would like to be a part of a team with different backgrounds like in computer and electrical engineering to finally be able to make an impactful device.
Nate Tran ntran16@berkeley.eduOceanWatch#4: Plastic aquatic debrisBioengineeringPh.D.1st year Ph.D. I worked in biomedical device and surgical robotics in the past. Currently, I'm working on data mining and machine learning using hospital time series data. I also have experience in mining GIS database.https://www.linkedin.com/in/nhat-tran-a0a999a7/Public health and global development, Data Science, Biomedical devices, Robotics, Automation, EconIt would be nice to work with people with experience in either healthcare/ public policy/ development or medical field as well as other data scientist and design engineers. But not necessary!
Sarah Ogdensarahogden@berkeley.eduOceanWatch#4: Plastic aquatic debrisBioengineeringB.S./B.A.I'm a bioengineering undergrad (3rd year), focusing on biomaterials and biomechanics, although I've been dabbling in other topics as well. This previous summer I worked with a custom orthotics company and a research lab identifying needs and problems with moving 3D technologies into the orthotics space, running some preliminary feasibility tests, and mapping out next steps. This summer I'll be working in Quality Assurance in Abbott's diagnostic division, so still in the process of figuring out what I'd like to specialize in. linkedin.com/in/sarahsogdenI'm really interested in increasing the quality and accessibility of healthcare, which was why I ultimately decided on majoring in bioengineering. Growing up seeing my quadriplegic grandmother's heath struggles was really impactful and finding ways to continue improving the options available to people is really important to me.
More generally, I'm particularly drawn to problems with mechanical challenges or related to process improvement.
Education - particularly about STEM topics or public health - and access to opportunities are other challenges that I'm really passionate about.
Motivated & friendly individuals who hopefully have different backgrounds, perspectives, and skills than I have. I'm excited about working with a diverse team to tackle a tough problem!
Tiffany Liawtliaw512@berkeley.eduOceanWatch_Any healthcareBioengineeringB.S./B.A.Have published research on alternative battery material (electrochemistry, nanomaterials). Interned at Intel IoT Center on augmented reality. Currently doing research on wearable sensors for personalized healthcare. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanysliaw/Healthcare/Biotechnology; Medical Devices; Software Anyone dedicated to advance healthcare technology through medical devices/software
Brian Librianli@berkeley.eduMosquito Nation#5: Vector-borne infectionsBioengineeringPh.D.BioMEMS/biosensors, microfluidics, drug delivery, general "making"https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianlli/Public health, environmentalism, sustainability, outreach/educationMotivated and enthusiastic, with a variety of technical and nontechnical skills and expertise. I've had great success in the past with very diverse teams, but I'm also interested in teaming up with a group interested in more specific applications.
Sina Dabirisina.dabiri@outlook.comMosquito Nation#5: Vector-borne infectionsBioengineeringM.S./M.A.I have 2.5 years of experience in Pharma and Bioteh industries, an M.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Neuroscience. linkedin.com/in/sinadabiriBioengineering, Neuroengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Humanitarian workScientist and Engineers looking to do humanitarian projects.
Samson Matarasosamson.mataraso@berkeley.eduMosquito Nation#5: Vector-borne infectionsBioengineering & EECSB.S./B.A.I have worked as a research associate/project manager at a biotech startup developing machine learning algorithms to predict the onset of various conditions in hospital patients. As a result, I'm very familiar with the product pipeline from R&D to commercialization. Lots of experience facilitating research interactions between different institutions.https://www.linkedin.com/in/samsonmataraso/Designing scalable solutions to problems that can have a direct impact. Mostly interested in problems in healthcare (#2 or #5)People interested in engineering, policy, and business. Preferably people without too many other courses so we can invest a lot of time into this class.
Wyckliffe Alugawycliffe.madunda@berkeley.eduMosquito Nation#5: Vector-borne infectionsChemical Engineering B.S./B.A.I am a chemical engineering sophomore student interested in entrepreneurship. I studied human centered entrepreneurship at African Leadership academy in South Africa. I have profound experience in product development in startups. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wyckliffe-aluga-28474997/From a scientific point of view i am interested in renewable energy including but not limited to Solar energy, wind and hydrogen fuel cells.
I am also interested in financial inclusion and promotion of STEM education.
Moses Zapienmoses.zapien@berkeley.edu_I'm looking for a team to join#6: Expanding access to 21st century careersPublic Administration (MPA)OtherCurrently, a graduate student at the Goldman School of Public Policy (MPA '18). I'm a former city councilmember for the City of Stockton, California, and incoming CEO of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin. I believe I could offer a number of meaningful perspectives to the class and add value to the work of the group. I'm particularly interested in learning more about how a multidisciplinary approach to applying technology/innovation to providing local government services can help improve the quality of life of residents living in disadvantaged areaslinkedin.com/in/moses-zapien-9227a429local government policy and workforce development (particularly around healthcare).I'm looking for a group of creative, easy-going, and passionate individuals who hope to impact their communities through the melding of technology, public policy, and creativity.
Ariane Lozac'hmeurariane.lozachmeur@berkeley.edu_I'm looking for a team to join#1: FIRST Lego League in rural AmericaBioengineeringM.S./M.A.I have a master's degree (in Bioinformatics) from France's leading university in science. During the program I did 2 internships in start ups. The first one was in a taiwanese startup from whom a develop a website. The other one in TwistBioscience, a biotech company of San Francisco. I also cofounded "Cookoo" an app designed for students to share meals on their campus. All these experiences gave me a large skillset : thanks to my masters I have a pretty good knowledge of the biologic processes but I can also develop informatic tools or web apps. With my experience with Cookoo I also learned a lot about how to work in an horizontal team (ie. no boss) and how to go from an abstract idea to a concrete project.https://www.linkedin.com/in/ariane-lozac-hmeur-083881110/Public Health, health care, genetics, neurology, education Passionate people who want to have a real impact and a project that will go beyond a simple "school project".
People that know how to compromise too
Youngbin Kimyoungbinkim@berkeley.edu_I'm looking for a team to join_Any healthcareBioengineering, minor in EECSB.S./B.A.3rd year undergraduate BioE major, EECS minor. I am interested in biomedical devices and microfluidics. I have previous experience with cell cultures, programming, basic design/modeling, etc. I have worked with virus based biosensors for molecular detection as well as mechanical analysis of cells using microfluidic devices.https://www.linkedin.com/in/youngbin-kim/Bioengineering. Problems 2 and 5 specifically interest me.Diverse and motivated members with complementing skills.
Bharat Singhbharatsingh@berkeley.eduDevelopment PracticeM.S./M.A.Urban Planning, International Development, Sustainable Developmenthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bartsingh/Disruptive urban/community development servicse/utility delivery systemsPeople with spatial analytics, social science, business management and coding expertise.
Mudit Kakkarmuditkakkar@berkeley.eduHuman Computer InteractionM.S./M.A.Have worked as a product and interaction designer on several projects: muditkakkar.comwww.linkedin.com/in/muditkakkar
yujun zouyujunzou@berkeley.edumaster of development practiceM.S./M.A.used to participate poverty reduction program in Tanzania;
group project of a ROI analysis for supply chain of Coconut in Sri Lanka for FT USA last semester;
will go to South Africa to do impact evaluation this summer
noagricultural development;
international aid;
impact evaluation
students with background of engineering.
Thomas Gilberttg340@berkeley.eduMachine Ethics and EpistemologyPh.D.https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-gilbert-38425b31/
Michelle Gantosmgantos@berkeley.eduMechanical EngineeringB.S./B.A.volunteer work with senior citizens, design, arts and crafts, cooking/nutritionhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-gantos-19749835/business, design, journalism, artartists, computer programmers, engineers
Alyssia Liuyutong.liu@berkeley.eduBioengineeringB.S./B.A.Have been doing research in cell & tissue (cancer and aging) engineering for 2 years. Have a strong interest in bench-to-bedside transition, as well as developing solutions for disease/aging-related problems especially for the underrepresented groups.https://www.linkedin.com/in/yutongliu96/a combination of laboratory research and how to push research into a real life setting. Would especially like to know how could scientists make a difference in the lives of common people, especially people with limited access and exposure to scientific knowledge and medical resources. Also interested in learning how scientists and non-scientists could collaborate to promote science policy locally and nationally, and affect government decisions.Smart, hardworking people with similar interest. I am a very science-heavy person, so depending on group size, I would like a group with one or two more science-heavy people, but also people more knowledgeable in other fields (public health, policy, etc)
Tyler Chentylerchen@berkeley.eduMaterials Science and BioengineeringB.S./B.A.Experience in Microfluidics, Genomics, Hyperloop (mechanical engineering), project managementhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-chen-3690a0a1/Potentially interested in developing microfluidic droplet generator, similarly simple technologies (low-budget) for large impact in sequencing, etc.Businesspeople, solid engineers, strategy
Vir Doshiveerdoshi96@berkeley.eduMechanical engineering , Certificate in design innovation B.S./B.A.Human centred Design and Product Developement. Worked on problems like: designing and building toys to inspire the low economic students(aged 8-12) to enjoy Science and technology, designing a new umbrella system for wheelchair users to cover their bag and body, designing and building mechatronic prototype of a system that converts any mechanical wheelchair into electronic driven automatic wheelchair cheaply and effectivelywww.linkedin.com/in/veerdoshi/Teaching science and design to future students ,
Chittaranjan Prasadcprasad@berkeley.eduCSB.S./B.A.https://www.linkedin.com/in/cprasad1/Product development, Data Science
Jenny Jiangjennyjiang95@berkeley.eduStatistics & Media StudiesB.S./B.A.event and digital marketing; multimedia journalismhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/shangjunjiang/product management; web design/development; business analyticsI want to join a team where everyone has different background and our skill sets can be complement with each other.
Vineet Nair jvineet9@berkeley.eduMechanical Engineering and Economics, EECS minorB.S./B.A.http://linkedin.com/in/nairvineet9
Joana Cabrerajcabrera219@berkeley.eduBioengineeringB.S./B.A.Background: Robotics, Assistive(Paraplegic) Devices, Product Design and Development
Work Experience: Herr Lab - Undergraduate Researcher, Taylor Collaboration - Engineering Intern, FIRST Robotics - Chairwoman, Boalt Law School - Media Technician
Areas of Expertise: Programming (Java, Python, Arduino), 3D Modeling (Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor/Fusion), Manufacturing (Mill, Lathe, Router, Laser Cutter, Waterjet)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanacabreraAssistive technology, Bionic Devices, Medical Devicespassionate, dedicated, organized, persistent
Ziba Shahparzibas@berkeley.eduEECSB.S./B.A.I am an EECS undergrad and I do research in the area of wearable sensors for health monitoring. (4+ publications!)https://www.linkedin.com/in/ziba-shahpar-869bb064/Wearable biosensors, electrochemistry, point-of-care diagnostics, health monitoringSomeone who is interested in wearable tech!
Marie Parentmarie_parent@berkeley.eduMaster of Public Policy 2018, B.A. Economics 2013OtherI have experience in market research and strategic consulting for video games, movies and technology clients. I developed plans for and executed research in the form of online surveys and focus groups, managing a team of up to 5 and managing relationships with clients such as Disney. In the Master of Public Policy program, I'm working to develop my technical capabilities and transition into social sector work. I would love to bring my background to the right project!https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-parent-53390949/Wide variety of topical interests, including international economic development, labor markets, agriculture, nutrition, ethical consumption & fair trade, and climate.
Ali Ahmedali.ahmed@berkeley.eduEconomics and Computer ScienceB.S./B.A.I'm currently working on my own app, Actions, a political tech app with about 6K users. I've dabbled in a bunch of entrepreneurial projects - most are listed on my resume. The most successful was CKPantry, an on-demand delivery service my roommate and I started to serve our dorm (Clark Kerr).www.linkedin.com/in/ali-ahmed-56b010ba/Software Engineering and PitchingMore experienced software engineers (after this summer though me and my friends might have sufficient skills). Also project management gurus who are good at internal operations (handling meetings, setting targets, etc).
Usmanuraza@berkeley.eduInformation SystemsM.S./M.A.Information System, UX/UI Design, Product Management, Healthcarehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/uraza/I am interested in working on digital health solutions that solve problems of care care coordination between patients, doctors and organizations.CS and Business experts with similar interests
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