Berkeley is one of the cradles of modern theoretical computer science. Over the last thirty years, our students and professors have contributed to fundamental progress in complexity theory, optimization, algorithmic game theory, cryptography, quantum computing and more. Within these areas, we see a thriving interest among undergraduates that is stronger than it has been before, but at the same time, many of our classmates also find these areas largely unapproachable.
From students who are still taking CS70 to those who have already finished graduate seminar courses in theory, our goal is to create a broader community for students of all interests and backgrounds to learn and get involved in theoretical computer science. Through social events, study groups, talks, seminars, and annual decals, we hope to explore the mathematical foundations of CS as well as its intrinsic connections other studies: economics through computational game theory and mechanism design, physics through random structures and quantum computing, biology, and mathematics.
We try to make our events not only educative and enlightening, but also approachable and fun. If you're interested, here are some ways you can get involved!
Jonathan Liu
President
liujon23 (at) berkeley.edu
Fourthyear Math/CS student. Holds as the core tenet of modern civilization that all foods can be classified as soup, salad, and/or sandwich.

Jeff Xu
Vice President
jeffxusichao (at) berkeley.edu
Third year CS and Math major and believer in the "so and so" optimality .

Antares Chen
Member in Spirit
antaresc (at) berkeley.edu
Do you ever stare at your toaster and wonder, "why ducks?"


Kobe(Yimeng) Wang
Random Member Generator
wangyimeng98 (at) berkeley.edu
With high probability I am random.

Aditya
Reading Group Director
amangalampalli [at] berkeley.edu
Fear is a tool. They think I'm hiding in the shadows. But I AM the shadows.

Aditya Subramanian
Lazy Propagator
subru (at) berkeley.edu
Nonresident member of the club, who resides on flat Earth. Proof? The Earth is fourcolorable, hence the Earth is planar.

Alex Yu
Random Canadian Traveler
sxyu (at) berkeley.edu
I'm a secondyear CS and Math major from Canada, aka. doriath.

Antares Chen
Member in Spirit
antaresc (at) berkeley.edu
Do you ever stare at your toaster and wonder, "why ducks?"

Catherine Huang (she/her)
Vice President
thecatherinehuang (at) berkeley.edu
Lover of sustenance and theory.

David Zhang (he/him)
TwoArmed Bandit
dzh (at) berkeley.edu
Empirically shown to exhibit unbounded regret.

Debayan Band
The Naïve Solution
debayanband (at) berkeley.edu
To be sure, I spend most of my time scrapping together physics psets with help from my peers—multiplicative weights, anyone?—and bashing my head against NullPointers. While many people make complex jokes that draw many novel connections between different topics, my humor is a lot planar.

Eric Lu
Reading Group Deputy
erilu762 [at] berkeley.edu
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Gabriel Chen
Turing Machine Tape Feeder
gabrielchen (at) berkeley.edu
A human being who believes the first part of Gödel's disjunction. A wonderer of life who carries her laptop for LaTeX.

James Hulett
Chief "Why Is This Guy Still Here?" Officer
jhulett (at) berkeley.edu
I actually graduated last year so to be sure I *also* don't know why I'm still here. Though I am quite curious if you can include emoji in this description. 🤔💻👨 I guess I'll know if that worked once this goes on the website.

Jeff Xu
Vice President
jeffxusichao@
Third year CS and Math major and believer in the "so and so" optimality .

Jiazheng Zhao
Resident Clique Planter
This margin is too narrow to contain the description of myself. (bad joke haha)

Joe Wang
Reading Group Director
zezhou_wang [at] berkeley.edu
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by the ones who could not hear the music.

John Chang
Reading Group Deputy
jchang04 [at] berkeley.edu
hey guys

Jonathan Liu
President
liujon23 (at) berkeley.edu
Fourthyear Math/CS student. Holds as the core tenet of modern civilization that all foods can be classified as soup, salad, and/or sandwich.

Kevin An
undirected graph director
kevinan (at) berkeley.edu
I can prove anything! Proof: I sometimes make mistakes. Apply ex falso sequitur quodlibet.

Korinna Frangias (she/her)
President
kfrangias (at) berkeley.edu
Hi! I am a fourth year EECS major, I spend more time with Bob and Alice than with my friends, and it's been suggested that Sipser stole his "Theory of Computation" from my fourth grade paper.

Max Ovsiankin
Who Knows
maxov@
I do things, sometimes. I wish this were true more often.

Michael Lisano
LowRank State Machine
mtl (at) berkeley.edu
hi

Natalie Parham
Evesdropper
natalieparham (at) berkeley.edu
Fourth year EECS student. wooohooo theory.

Rahul Tewari
Information Theoretically a Group Member
rahul.tewari (at) berkeley.edu
I have been hiding the polynomial time solution to threeSAT under my matress and noone has noticed.

Reina Wang (she/her)
Marketing Cochair
reinaw1012 (at) berkeley.edu
Third year EECS major. Would rather write proofs than a creative bio.

Ronit Nath (he/him)
President
ronitnath (at) berkeley.edu
We hope for theory to inform practice. In practice, we hope for more theory.

Sylvia Jin (she/her)
TeX Support
swjin (at) berkeley.edu
frontend web develooper busy forcepushing to master. math major who has infiltrated this club

Tianchen Liu (he/him)
Interactive Prover
tianchenliu (at) berkeley.edu
The Jianbings in Berkeley cost $14 and I really wish they were cheaper, but the $5 BAMPFA movies kinda make up for it.

Tynan Sigg (he/him)
ZeroKnowledge Person
tsigg (at) berkeley.edu
I was once the world’s youngest person, have more arms than average, and can guess the solutions to NPcomplete problems with 50% probability. In my free time I can be found mountain biking, untangling qubits, playing cello, and replacing the tape in my Turing machine.

Victor Yau (he/him)
Treasurer
victoryau (at) berkeley.edu
Looking for funding. With money, I'd start an NFT collection and buy game cosmetics. Outside of work, I like reading fantasy, playing poker, and attempting badminton.

Vishnu Iyer
Traveling Salesman
vishnu.iyer (at) berkeley.edu
Third year EECS undergraduate. The remainder of this description is left as an exercise to the reader.

William Yang
Naive Tree Hugger
william_yang (at) berkeley.edu
Not the fastest algorithm in the books but will work hard to eventually solve your problems.
