• Spring 2016: EE137B - Introduction to Power Systems: Studies recent and future changes in grid design and operation, focusing on new and emerging technologies with a special emphasis on distribution systems and loads.
  • Spring 2017: E157AC - Engineering, Environment and Society: Teaches future engineers to look beyond the technical orientation of their field and recognize the ways in which problems that are commonly defined in technical terms are at their roots deeply socially and politically embedded. Students learn how to approach solutions to these problems in ways that prioritize social justice, with an understanding of both the possibilities and limitations of technically-based engineering solutions. My office hours will be on Mondays 11-noon in 337B Cory. I will hold discussion sections on Wednesdays 4-5pm and 5-6pm.

Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship around computing & Engineering (GEESE)

Addressing the need to for a constructive and cross-disciplinary space to study and reflect on the societal implications of new technologies, Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship around computing & Engineering (GEESE) aims to develop community among graduate students and postdocs interested in working at the intersection between engineering, the social sciences, and humanities. The group aims to (1) stimulate cross-disciplinary debate, scholarship and collaboration, (2) develop cross-disciplinary thought around new technologies and their societal/political implications, and (3) promote critical thinking, responsibility and engaged scholarship in engineering curricula. GEESE will start building community in Spring 2018 through various roundtables, seminars and social gatherings. We invite anyone interested to be involved or follow us to join our mailing list by contacting Roel.

Automating Us - Social Implications of Automation Research and Technologies

With my peers Daniel Aranki, Jaime F. Fisac and Cathy Wu, I held a reading and discussion group in Summer of 2015 on the social implicaitons of automation. We materialized our insights and questions in a feature article for the Berkeley Science Review, titled Automating Us - the entanglement of people and machines. You can reach out to all of us with comments and ideas via automating.us@berkeley.edu.


Graduate Student Wellbeing

EECS Peers is a student-run resource for grad students dealing with the various challenges and struggles of grad school. If you’re looking for someone to talk to or could use the perspective of an older grad student, we provide a listening ear.