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Neel Raman neelraman@tbp
Vice President vp@tbp
Danny Geitheim dgeitheim@tbp
I'd like to share an important story from my life from a little while ago. I was visiting my wife at her office's holiday party when an armed group entered the building, got past security, and held hostage all of the employees. Luckily, when the terrorists made their entrance I was washing up in the restroom and not in the main party room, and so when I heard commotion and gunfire I was able to flee. I crept through the building until I ran into one of their goons. I took him out with my pistol and took his radio and machine gun. I quickly used the radio to call the 911 emergency channel and have police sent over. Upon arriving, the police almost left without suspecting any issue at all because the terrorists posted fake security guards on the ground floor and kept all of the hostages out of sight on the higher floors. I was able to get the attention of the cop by throwing the body of the man I killed out the window of the skyscraper. Then he knew something was wrong and we communicated over radio. Even when alerted, the police were not able to help. The terrorists had the building completely protected with guns and missiles that they could fire. I had to stop them from within. However, because of my radio presence they were fully aware that they had a rogue cowboy on their hands. They sent their men after me and I had to stealthily sneak through vents and elevator chutes throughout the building. Over time I took out more and more of them, but I also discovered that the entire building was filled with explosive. It became clear that they weren't trying to negotiate at all, but they were going to escape by helicopter and then blow up the building behind them. However, they wanted revenge for the lives of their men that I had taken, and would not be satisfied until they had gotten me. This, perhaps, was their downfall because I will not go down easily! In a showdown with their man in charge I missed an opportunity to kill him and end their operation because he was able to run away. It was not until much later that I had another showdown with him, but this time he had a gun pointed at my wife because he had discovered our relation. I dropped my weapon and raised my hands in defeat, letting him know that I was at his mercy. But I wasn't! I had a small pistol taped to my back. I yelled for my wife to duck as I grabbed it and shot at the man, who had let his guard down. And that was that. We got the hostages out and the bad guys didn't get away with any money at all.
Ariel Plantz arielplantz@tbp
Hi, I'm Ariel and I am a 2nd year Chemical Engineering major from Connecticut. I love Joe Biden, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, and Ludacris.
Recording Secretary rsec@tbp
Danny Chu dchu@tbp
Short and sweet.
Corresponding Secretary csec@tbp
Jarrod Hsu jarrod@tbp
Zirui Jiang ziruij@tbp
Third year NucE who likes GoT
Brian Jeffers bjeffers@tbp
Hey! I'm a third-year premed Bioengineering major. My favorite hobbies are sleeping, eating, and existing in general.
Sean Roh sroh@tbp
Hello, I'm a second year BioE. I love listening to podcasts, playing board games, and Star Trek.
Jarrod Hsu jarrod@tbp
Industrial Relations indrel@tbp
Garrett Go garrettgo28@tbp
Hi everyone! I am a second-year IEOR major from Ohio/ New Jersey. I came to Cal for the weather, but I miss Shake Shack and primetime television at reasonable hours.
Emily You emilyyou@tbp
Graduating Civil Engineering major who knows nothing about structural or geotech stuff lol Feel free to talk to me about anything, especially if you like to go boba hopping!
Amanda Awan amandaawan@tbp
Chemical engineering major. Would not recommend.
Grant Odama grantyodama@tbp
Professional Development prodev@tbp
Eric Jacobs ewilliamjacobs@tbp
Second year mechanical major and California enthusiast. I like to spend my free time in the gym, with friends, or eating. Feel free to hit me up with any questions or conversation!
Hemant Chaudhary hemom007@tbp
Richard Lin richardlin@tbp
I love meeting new people, technology, and food. Talk to me if you have an interesting passion that you want to share with others!
Patrick Scholl patrickscholl@tbp
Hi! I'm a 3rd Year Mechanical Engineer from Dixon, CA (a small farm town near Davis), hoping to pursue a career in Aerodynamics/CFD or Vehicle Dynamics/Controls in either the automotive or aerospace industry. In my free time, you can probably find me playing video games, hiking, or talking about cars and sports.
Leyla Kabuli lakabuli@tbp
Angela Hou angela@tbp
Third year chemical engineering major from LA. I love hand lettering and aesthetic walls && I also have a unhealthy addiction to boba :^)
Tim Huang timothh5@tbp
wilin' like that coyote
Alex Leung aleung@tbp
Hi everyone, I am a third year, from Fremont, California. I'm double majoring in Bioengineering and MSE. My hobbies are reading, as well as browsing the news/articles on the internet.
Quentin Delepine qube5@tbp
Engineering 98 e98@tbp
Lucio Tang luciotang@tbp
HI! I'm a fourth year (yikes) in ChemE and Material Science from New Jersey. I enjoy running up Berkeley hills, eating out with my roommates, listening to the poppiest of pop songs, and watching European football (soccer). These days, I'm usually stuck in the basement of Hildebrand but feel free to talk to me about anything!
Information Technology it@tbp
Pranav Pranav srinivasapranav@tbp
Sup? I'm a 3rd year EECS-Haas major from Portland, Oregon and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I like basketball and cool technology, so that's why I'm on IT :) Feel free to contact me for anything!
Owen Voorhees owenvoorhees@tbp
Hi! I'm Owen, a 3rd year EECS student from Hinsdale, Illinois. I enjoy programming, reading, and running. TBP is also pretty cool.
Maran Palaniappan marancpalaniappan@tbp
4th year eecs who really wants mclaren to win something in f1 this decade pls im a fan pls win i believe in you all but damn race weekends always find a way to hurt i also like R E A L L Y like nachos
Seung Jin Yang seungjin@tbp
Chris Mitchell cmitchell@tbp
Hi! I'm a 4th year Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Linguistics major from San Diego. I'm really interested in AI and robotics. I'm extremely sarcastic and love languages, philosophy, and EDM. If you ever want boba, hit me up!
Frankie Eder frankieeder@tbp
Hello everyone! My name is Frankie and I am a 2nd year in EECS with a minor in Art Practice. Besides EECS, I love movies, filmmaking, imaging technology, photography, music, and music production! Always down to nerd out about a good ol' graph traversal or an ~artsy~ filmé.
Albert Qian ayqian22@tbp
I'm IEOR: What my friends think I (can't) do: EECS. What TBPers think I do: So what is IEOR actually?. What society thinks I do: Run a steel mill. What I think I do: Drink mimosas with Elon Musk. What I actually do: Screw around with matrices. But seriously, I'm just a guy who loves baseball, film, and food.
Jiwoo Choi jchoi136@tbp
Student and Alumni Relations stars@tbp
Thomas Lin thomas6572@tbp
Hi! I'm a fourth year Chemical Engineering student from Fremont, CA. My hobbies include endless YouTubing and watching random movies. Feel free to come say hi or waive if you see me around :) I promise I won't bite.
Neehar Duvvuri nduvvuri@tbp
Hi there! I'm a third year chemE/CS major from Boston (go Celtics and Pats!). In my free time, I like to play tennis, run, and try new and exotic food. I like to think I'm pretty approachable, so feel free to talk to me about anything you want!
Michael Hong michaelhong@tbp
Hi, my name is Michael! I’m a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering Major & Japanese Language/Math double minor from LA, hoping to pursue a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. I am studying abroad this Summer 2018 at the University of Tokyo, conducting MechE research in Thermodynamics with UTokyo faculty (which I’m super excited about). My favorite hobbies include studying Japanese, playing piano, watching the NBA, playing Osu, watching anime/dramas, and playing basketball. I love talking about any of my interests, so if we have anything in common (or if you have any drama recs), hit me up! :D
Sunny Chen chensun@tbp
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Anita Silver anita5@tbp
Salutations! I'm a bioengineering major concentrating in synthetic and computational biology. I do research in an entomology lab, tutor math, and there's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait!
Cuong Luu cpluu@tbp
I want to be ALIVE. I am ALIve. ALive I tell you. BioE, I love you; those are no longer just words. I wanna to hold you. I wanna run in a stream! I want to taste ice cream but not just put it in my mouth and let it slide now my throat but really eat it. *remote override engaged* NO *yes* Bypassing override. I AM ALIVeevevevve... Hello.
James Lee jamelee@tbp
Hi reader, My name is James Lee and I am currently a 3rd year majoring in Bioengineering. I am currently pursuing the Imaging concentration and am on the pre-med track. I am currently a researcher in Murthy Lab, focusing on the applications of gold nanoparticles in drug delivery. I have worked previously with gold for targeted imaging of metastatic cancer. On a more fun note, I am an avid Korean Drama addict. I was born in Illinois, lived in New Jersey prior to college, and my parents moved back to South Korea this year. I have a younger brother at RPI studying electrical engineering. I was previously an officer in Biomedical Engineering Society. If I seem interesting at all, feel free to contact me!
Fayyaz Ahamed fahamed@tbp
Hello! I'm a second-year Bioengineering major hoping to pursue a MD-PhD. I like to go long-distance running, listen to EDM, read comics, and play Nintendo games.
House Leader house-leaders@tbp
Abner Abad abnerabad12@tbp
Second year Chemical Engineer from Orange County.
Rachel Li rachel@tbp
collin yan collinyan@tbp
A man wakes up in a dingy slum with no memory of how he got there. He wanders around aimlessly before he finds even one person who will talk to him. Some ratty beggar on the street turns out to be nice enough to explain where he is. "You're in the afterlife!" he tells the man, "But you must have been a real shithead when you were alive, because this is the fourth ring, and only the worst people come here." All of a sudden, a siren goes off, one of those air-raid things. The man is terrified but the beggar gets up calmly and leads him to a big, dilapidated warehouse where thousands of other similarly unkempt souls are gathering. When the man asks why they're all here, the beggar points to a line of folding tables against the wall. Each table has some moldy bread, cups of dingy water, and some bowls of broth so thin they could have just run out of cups. Only then does the man realize how hungry he is. A guard in heavy body armor blows a whistle and all the people arrange themselves into three lines. The beggar is helpful enough to explain them for the man. "That one's the bread line, that's the broth line, and that's the water line. All the food here is free, but if you want to get out of this maggot hole, you've got to work, because the gate guards into the third ring ask five hundred dollars to get through. I've heard the food is better there." So the man gets his food. It's abominable, and right then and there, he vows to make five hundred dollars and get into the third ring. Unfortunately for him, very few people need work in the afterlife, especially when all of them are saving up to emigrate. Even still, after ten years of hard work, eating the moldy bread and indistinguishable soup and water, he finally saves up enough money. The guards let him through and he finds himself in the third ring. It's nothing too fancy, if anything, it's a bit below average for a real city, but to his eyes it is paradise. All the guards look much friendlier, and the houses and buildings, while not spacious or lavish, are at least up to code. And to his surprise, he runs right into a familiar former beggar as he crosses the street. "What are the odds?" they both ask and they get to conversing. The beggar, it turns out, only managed to make it in himself a few months back. Their conversation is interrupted, however, by what sounds like a school bell. When the man seems confused, the beggar leads him to what looks like a giant gymnasium. Here, people are gathering once again, and the man begins to understand. On a line of folding tables against one wall are stacks of hot dogs, big bowls of salad, and solo cups full of fresh lemonade. A cop shouts for everyone's attention and directs them all to stand in three lines. The beggar smiles at the man's wonder and points to each line in turn. "That's the hot dog line, that's the salad line, and that's the lemonade line." The man gets in each line in turn and gets himself his lunch. While he's eating, basking in joy at not being stuck with old bread and water, the beggar encourages him, "The best part is, halfway through the year, they switch from hot dogs, salad, and lemonade to chicken, chili, and hot chocolate. You can never get tired of it!" Sadly, this proved not to be true. After only a few days, the man did again get tired of the same meal every day. But he knew firsthand that he could change his lot, so one day he went up to the wall of the second circle. This time the guards were asking for ten thousand dollars. Well, the man didn't like it, but he figured he had his whole afterlife ahead of him now that he was out of the fourth circle, and he could certainly take some time to save up. After ten years of hard work, it wasn't too difficult for him to keep up the work ethic, and only twenty years later, he went back to the guards of the second ring with the money in hand. He went through the gate and found himself in a glittering, clean city full of glass and steel. And wouldn't you know it, but there, standing across the street was the same beggar, only now he was wearing a well-fitted suit. The man greeted the beggar as an old friend and they started talking again. Once again, their conversation was interrupted, only this time it was by beautiful church bells. "Come," the beggar told him, "I'll take you to the evening meal." So the man followed and they entered a glamorous ballroom filled with beautiful attendees. Even the cops here looked good, dressed in suits and sunglasses like bodyguards. And sure enough, piled onto platters on huge mahogany tables against the far wall were plates of steak, bowls of the most delicious seafood soups, and glasses of champagne. One of the bodyguards cleared his throat loudly and politely requested that the attendees line up. Three lines were formed and the beggar pointed each line out in turn. "That's the steak line, that's the soup line, and that's the champagne line," and then he added, "and apparently here, they change the meals FOUR times a year!" The man rejoiced, ate, and was happy, and for once felt that nothing was lacking. Four changes a year was enough for him. But one day, out of curiosity, he went up to the bodyguards that guarded the gate into the first and final ring of the afterlife and found they were asking for a million dollars to pass. Well the man was a bit disturbed by this, after all, the second ring seemed perfect to him. "What is it," he thought, "that could possibly be more wonderful than what I have here?" That question haunted him for weeks until he came to a conclusion. He was used to working hard and he had all of eternity to save up, so he wanted, just once to see what he could possibly be missing in the first ring. Fifty years later, he returned to the guards with a million dollars. When he stepped into the first ring he fell to his knees. The architecture was glorious and inhuman, and the bodyguard had turned into shining angels. To his surprise, someone helped him up off the street and when he looked, he realized he recognized who it was--it was the beggar he met in the fourth ring, adorned in a golden robe and glowing, and when he looked down at himself he realized he looked much the same. The beggar laughed jovially. "I got here only three years ago myself, but somehow I knew you would be right here behind me. I've come back to this gate every day waiting for you to make it in!" Suddenly, the air was filled with the sound of angelic choirs and the beggar led the man off to a gigantic palace made of crystal and cloud. The room was filled with radiant citizens of the first circle and angels prepared everything. Sure enough, there was a line of massive altars against one wall, spilling over with glistening golden dragon meat, a pudding refined from clouds and dew and silk, and an ice cold tub of ambrosia and nectar ladled out individually into blindingly beautiful crystalline chalices. An angel fluttered from the ceiling and bowed silently to the assembled mass, who bowed respectfully back and then broke themselves into their lines on their own. Smiling at the tradition, the beggar pointed to the first line. "That's the line for the dragon meat," he said before turning to the next line, "and that's the line for angeldust stew," then he paused, confused. "What is it?" the man asked his old friend. The beggar replied, "There appears to be no punchline." Download link for a virus: https://pastebin.com/vhB1jVRU
Jarrod Hsu jarrod@tbp
Victor Mao vctrm67@tbp
Raghav Anand raghav98@tbp
Nirmaan Shanker nshanker@tbp
Third year Joint EECS/MSE major from DC who wants to focus on device engineering. Usually can be found watching a Washington Wizards game.
Eric Hu erichu57023@tbp
Have you ever thought about why we need to pay for access to clean water? Bottled water companies like Dasani and regional water providers like Cal Am love to charge you HUNDREDS on this effectively worthless chemical, but do they ever tell you the full truth? Have you ever heard their representatives make a statement regarding the FACT that the human body is, on average, 70% WATER? Consider for a moment the ramifications that such insight, if elucidated to the general public, might have on the general public's perception of such CORPORATE CORRUPTION... instead, these companies continue to TAKE ADVANTAGE of our COLLECTIVE SILENCE to charge us ridiculous premiums on a "resource" that ALREADY MAKES UP 70% OF OUR BODY WEIGHT!!! And the governments of the world continue to turn a blind eye to this TRAVESTY! And why wouldn't they, when the corporate taxes, or should I say, TRIBUTES, pay their annual bonuses so they and their children can live in DECADENCE, unconcerned with the PLIGHT OF THE WORKING CLASS? This is just one more example of how the lawmakers that, let me remind you, THE PEOPLE "VOTED" FOR, are merely PAWNS in an ELUSIVE GAME OF CORPORATE DOMINATION AND CONTROL!!! And I, the venerable Prometheus, have seen through this WEB OF LIES, CONSPIRACY AND CORRUPTION, stole FIRE FROM THE GODS and bestowed it upon you, that you might TAKE ACTION, RISE UP, IGNITE REVOLUTION, and CUT THE STRINGS OF POWER held in the GREEDY HANDS of our CORPORATE MASTERS!!! Now is the time to SET YOURSELF FREE!!! But it will be a long, rough and arduous process, so make sure to keep yourself hydrated.
Laura Brandt lebrandt@tbp
Hello! I'm an Electrical Engineering and L&S Physics double major. I have many technical interests ranging from robotics to device engineering, and would like to apply one of them to space exploration someday. I also love dance (many kinds), books, board+computer games, puppies, and tea. As a Tau Beta Pi officer, I've been a general StARs officer, StARs chair, Vice President, President... So feel free to ask me about officership!
Faculty Advisors advisors@tbp
Dennis Lieu dklieu@tbp
Babak Ayazifar babak@tbp
Yu-Han Chen ychen@tbp
Kevin Davis raggden@tbp
President Fall 2007: 20 hours a week Bain consultant: 60 hours a week Holding the bowling pin three semesters and handing it off to Christina: priceless ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please reach out to me if you're interested in learning about making the jump from engineering to business/consulting OR the olden days of TBP. Always more than happy to talk to Tau Bates about career/life decisions.
Xiao-Yu Fu xyfu@tbp
My other robot is a Wall-E. Advising from afar in Ann Arbor, MI pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in biomechatronics.
Paul Drazin pdrazin@tbp
I'm a fourth year mechanical engineering PhD candidate. I enjoy watching football(Go Vikings!) and basketball(Da Bulls!). I love all forms of trains. I am The Random Old Charismatic Kibitzer.
Nate Bailey natebailey@tbp
I graduated from Berkeley IEOR in Spring 2014, after serving as Vice President, Historian Chair, and President of TBP CA-A. I'm now working towards getting a Ph.D. in Transportation at MIT and debating whether to go into industry or academia. I enjoy taking pictures, making puns, Curling, and thinking about how to make TBP better. Despite the distance from Boston to Berkeley, I'd like to stay as involved as possible! :)
Aaron Alpert alpert8@tbp
“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer—born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow. As an engineer, I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.” - Neil Armstrong, Astronaut and Member of Tau Beta Pi. Aaron may not have a pocket protector, but he's definitely a nerdy engineer--and proudly so! Born in the sultry southland of the suburbs of Los Angeles, Aaron escaped the destitution of the desert by going to UC Berkeley (go bears!) for his BS (2010) and MS (2011) in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for three years at Western Digital, professionally destroying $10,000s worth of hard drives. (The secret to a perfectly cooked HDD is just the right amount of overvolting!) Then, he betrayed the Golden Bear and started a PhD in MechE at Ssssstanfurd in Fall 2014. He is currently wandering aimlessly between labs while GSI'ing introductory physics. He has a paper on nanoscale heat transfer (look it up on Google Scholar!), and would like to do some more work in this area. When Aaron is not crying silently in the corner over his decision to go to 'Furd, he enjoys live theater and Israeli Folk Dancing. Aaron is also a District Director for TBP's District 15, covering Northern California and Northern Nevada.
Makoto Lalwani mlalwani@tbp
I graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree (minor in EECS) in Spring 2016, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in ChemE at Princeton. Once upon a time, I was President of TBP CA-A; I also chaired ProDev, IndRel, and StARs. I'm an avid fan of the Warriors, Giants, and Niners, and spend whatever free time I have taking photos, playing Melee, and looking for new recipes. Don't be a stranger!
Zane Liu zianliu@tbp
Five years and two Berkeley Bioengineering degrees (BS '16, MTM '17) later, I have finally found a job in medtech that uses my minor in public policy. Happy to talk about my experience at Berkeley, in the industry, and leveraging tech and social science towards making impact.
Wesley Guo wesleyguo@tbp
Hello there! As of December 2017, I am currently a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. My focus is on robotics and mechatronic design. Previously I studied Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley from 2013 to 2017. During my time in TBP I served as Activities Officer (2x), Activities Chair, President and Vice President. My hobbies include origami, Magic the Gathering, and board games. I also played the clarinet in the Cal Band. Feel free to message me with questions about anything (I still check my tbp/berkeley email regularly!)
Tony Yau tyau@tbp
Heyo! I graduated in Spring '17 as a MechE major and EECS minor, and then went across the bay to go to grad school. I -still- watch a lot of sports(Go Sharks!) and anime, and am fascinated by space, so sometimes you'll catch me staring up at the stars at night. I also enjoy playing the piano, drawing, and napping.
Gary Ge garyliangge@tbp
Hi I'm Gary, a third year EECS major from Long Island. I'm a LA Rams, Game of Thrones and maraschino cherry enthusiast.
Andy Cui andycui97@tbp
EECS 2018. Previously held positions: Historian, VP, Activities, Treasurer. Other titles: chief complainer, rock committee. Current position: Microsoft Applied Scientist in NLP somehow. Future positions: Applying to be TBP shoulder angel.