Faculty Director of Data Science Undergraduate Studies (DSUS) and Associate Teaching Professor in the UC Berkeley EECS department

Email: ude.yelekreb@orened

Where and When

Fall 2023 Lecture Schedule

  • CS 61A 1pm-2pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in 245 Li Ka Shing

Fall 2023 Office Hours

  • 2:15pm-3pm Monday and Wednesday in Warren 101B
  • By appointment

What and How


  • Publications (although Google Scholar is often more up-to-date)
  • Berkeley students are welcome to email me with questions about research. Currently I am not taking new students.


News and Awards






John DeNero is the Giancarlo Teaching Fellow in the UC Berkeley EECS department. He joined the Cal faculty in 2014 to focus on undergraduate education in computer science and data science. He teaches and co-develops two of the largest courses on campus: introductory computer science for majors (3000 students per year) and introductory data science (1500 students per year). He is the author of Composing Programs and co-author of Computational and Inferential Thinking, two online textbooks. His research focuses both on natural language processing and computer science education. He received his Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University and his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2010. Prior to becoming a professor, John was a senior research scientist at Google working primarily on Google Translate and natural language processing.

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