Hall of Fame

11-785/485 Intro to DL is a very demanding course. As much as it places demands on the students, it places far greater demands on the teaching assistants, who work very hard, often pulling long weekend hours, just to ensure that the students get the most out of the course. They hold endless office hours, answer (on average) over 30 piazza questions a day, conduct recitations, help design quizzes, design and monitor homeworks, provide endless and tireless help to ensure students are able to complete them, mentor projects, read and grade dozens of project proposals, midterm reports and final reports, conduct final project evaluations, and finally help with the grading and assessments.

The course has been very successful, and is currently being followed by many universities around the US and the world. The success is entirely attributable to my TAs, without whose tremendous work nothing would happen. They are the real heroes of this effort.

I cannot thank them enough for everything they did and continue to do, but I can acknowledge them by name, for everyone who ever visits this page to see.

Below is a list of the TAs who have worked on the course over the various semesters.

Thank you all.

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Fall 2019

Pix with hoodies
(In hoodie picture, from left, back row: Joseph, Nat, Parth, Ethan, Hari, Kangrui, Amit, Bonan, Liwei. Front row: Wendy, Hanna, Aishwarya, Pallavi).

Spring 2020

From left to right, then top to bottom: Amala, Bhiksha, Advait, David, Bhuvan, Soumya, Hao, Zhefan, Yash, Yuying, Ken, Yang, Rohit, Natnael, Joseph, Leo, Leo, Abrham, Christopher, Vedant.

Fall 2020

From left to right, then top to bottom: Mansi, Faris, Tony, Reshmi, Bharat, Bhiksha, Jacob, Akshat, Miya, David, Abraham, Aishwarya

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Fall 2022

TAs for the Fall Semester of 2022

Fig: TAs with Professor Bhiksha on their last TA Debrief of the semester.

Spring 2023

Fall 2023

Spring 2024