Electrical and Computer Engineering ELAs

Meet your Electrical and Computer Engineering ELAs! Feel free to reach out and introduce yourself.

 

Calvin Veldman

Senior, Computer Engineering
calvinv2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE2

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 110, I really enjoyed the hands-on lab as well as getting a better knowledge about circuits.

Contact me if you are interested in...
history, have questions about a dual degree/double major, or about finding balance while working during the school year!

Tell us more about yourself!
My favorite place to eat around campus is Manolo's pizza and empanadas, and my favorite spot on campus in the far south quad by the pavilion (great place to go on a walk!)

Jasmehar Kochhar

Senior, Electrical Engineering
kochhar4@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE3

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class in freshman year was ECE 120 since for one it was structured very well into unfolding from very little concepts such as truth tables to larger usable structures such as LC3 and CPU architecture.

Contact me if you are interested in...
signal processing research, cyber security

Tell us more about yourself!
Generally there are many different ways to get involved into research at campus. I got my start at GFX research program where they connected me with a lot of different labs. I currently work in Illinois Augmented Listening Laboratory wherein I am working on making an equalizer for airplanes. and last year I worked on wind tunnel design under the PURE (RSO) program.

For anyone that is into Indian cuisine Himalayan chimney is a must try.

 

Kaylan Wang

Senior, Computer Engineering
kaylanw4@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE4

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 110 was my favorite freshman year class. It was pretty challenging but the labs were fun and interesting.

Contact me if you are interested in...
undergraduate research, or being a teaching assistant

Tell us more about yourself!
Fun-fact: I'm from Chapel Hill, NC

I'm currently working as an undergraduate research assistant at the Human-Centered Autonomy lab. Subjects include robot dynamics, computer vision, and AI perception.

Satyansh Yeluri

TBA, Computer Engineering
syeluri2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE5

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
TBA

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TBA

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TBA

 

Devansh Damani

Senior, Computer Engineering
ddamani2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE6

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class was ECE 120! I loved the organization of the class, the content we learnt and thought it was a perfect intro to CompE. I also loved the professors and the UA/TAs. It was a very welcoming environment and I think it is a great transitional class from high school to college.

Contact me if you are interested in...
getting involved in teaching/helping out in classes in some way on campus

Tell us more about yourself!
A fun fact about myself: I speak four languages fluently! Brownie points if you can guess them all.

My favorite thing to do in CU is go to the Busey Woods where I can disconnect from the world for a few hours and spend some time walking around nature.

Ishanvi Lakhani

TBA, Computer Engineering
ishanvi2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE7

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
TBA

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TBA

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TBA

 

Bobby Zhou

Junior, Computer Engineering
zijunz6@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE8

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 220 - Computer Systems Programming. I liked it because I was able to work on a cool project with my friend to earn honors credit. We had a great time building a website for predicting bitcoin price, which is a lot of fun.

Contact me if you are interested in...
Contact me if you are interested in being a course assistant, polishing your resume, or preparing for internships

Tell us more about yourself!
My favorite spot on campus is the lobby area of Beckman Institute, because it is a nice and quiet place to study, and it's pretty close to ECEB.

Reet Tiwary

TBA, Computer Engineering
rtiwary2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EE9

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
TBA

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TBA

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TBA

 

Nick Hartmann

Senior, Electrical Engineering
nah8@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEA

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
Spanish 228 because it was my first Spanish class I took at college which started my track to get a Spanish Minor

Contact me if you are interested in...
intramural sports, club sports, pursuing a minor

Tell us more about yourself!
I joined the Track & Field Club team at Illinois and still actively participate in it with multiple practices a week and several track meets.

Make sure to tailgate and go to football games.

Charlie Plonski

Senior, Electrical Engineering major and CS minor
plonski2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEB

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
Physics 212

Contact me if you are interested in...
learning about differences between Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. I started at UIUC as a CompE and changed to EE with a CS minor so I have a broad overview of them all.

Tell us more about yourself!
A must-do freshman activity for me is going door to door in your dorm knocking on doors and trying to get to know people living around you in your first week.

I interned in software after my freshman year, hardware after my sophomore year, and this summer I will be interning in Machine Learning. I recommend students to not stress about internships too much freshman year and try to explore what they are interested in during the summer.

 

Omolola Okesanjo

Junior, Electrical Engineering
omolola2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEC

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 120 without a doubt! I was told the class is difficult at first but I enjoyed it a lot, and it made me realize that I want to go into the VLSI & Computer architecture field.

Contact me if you are interested in...
Undergrad research, digital design/hardware engineering in general

Tell us more about yourself!
Favorite spot on campus: Illini Union

RSO from freshman year: King's Assembly Campus Outreach

Tabish Shaik

TBA, Computer Engineering
tfshaik2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEG

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
TBA

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TBA

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TBA

 

Satvik Yellanki

Senior, Computer Engineering
satviky2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEH

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE120. It was the first class I was forced to really immerse myself in the material and got me interested in Computer Architecture.

Contact me if you are interested in...
being a teaching assistant or grader for ECE classes

Tell us more about yourself!
I like to play basketball at the ARC

My favorite spot on campus is Japan Garden

Landon Klecka

Junior, Computer Engineering
lklecka2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEI

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 210 comes to mind; I learned a lot when it comes to managing campus workload

Contact me if you are interested in...
space stuff

Tell us more about yourself!
I'm part of the Laboratory of Advanced Space Systems at Illinois. I many work on embedded software but there's always opportunities to push yourself and contribute and in other ways.

 

Ivan Ramos

Junior, Computer Engineering
iramo3@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEL

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 110 was my favorite because I liked working with circuits and wanted to get to hardware. I liked it so much I started being a CA, which I still am to now!

Contact me if you are interested in...
HKN, becoming a Course Aid, Course Advice, or just a friend to talk to

Tell us more about yourself!
If you want good food, go up that stretch on Sixth between Green and Springfield, I love going down there.

Fun fact: I once placed in the top 20 of a Chicago fighting game tournament.

Ramya Reddy

Junior, Electrical Engineering
ramyar3@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEM

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
The Archaeology of Death was a gen ed I took freshman year. I initially wasn't sure what to expect from an asynchronous class, but the recorded lectures were super interesting and the content of the class was really unique.

Contact me if you are interested in...
WECE (Women in ECE), getting involved with consulting on campus, or the intersection between business/tech

Tell us more about yourself!
I like studying at Caffe Paradiso (definitely recommend the bagels w/ cream cheese).

My favorite spot on campus is Boneyard Creek by Bardeen Quad in the spring/summer.

 

Subha Somaskandan

Senior, Electrical Engineering
sbs8@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEN

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class I took was CLCV 115 (Greek Mythology)! I wanted to know more about Greek mythology in general, and got to read the Iliad and some other really cool material!

Contact me if you are interested in...
Engineering Ambassadors, anything Harry Potter or LOTR related, or if you just want to talk!

Tell us more about yourself!
I've flown a commercial plane before (actually here at Illinois!)

My favorite place to eat is Burrito King! Anything Mexican to be honest. But also a huge fan of Thai food!

Pramod Prem

Senior, Computer Engineering
pprem2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEP

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class from freshman year is either ECE 120 or MATH 286. I liked ECE 120 because I learned a lot about computer architecture from that class. I liked MATH 286 because Professor Manfroi played Among Us with us.

Contact me if you are interested in...
cybersecurity, being a course assistant, and computer architecture

Tell us more about yourself!
Fun fact: I play guitar and a weird wooden flute/bagpipe instrument whose name I don't know.

Favorite thing to eat: Cravings. I'm pretty sure the owner knows me by name at this point.

 

Avik Vaish

Junior, Computer Engineering
avikv2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEQ

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 120 because it was my first real experience with a lot of the fundamentals of the major. I learned a lot of new things that were really fun and interesting to talk about like MUXes and Registers, and I'm still using a lot of the things I learned in 120 in my other classes.

Contact me if you are interested in...
building and driving a Formula 1 race car, Greek Life, working as a course or teaching assistant, or Fantasy Football

Tell us more about yourself!
I'm a big Green Bay Packers fan.

I joined Illini Formula Electric my freshman year and absolutely loved it. It was a lot of fun and I'm still a part of the club.

The best place to eat is Bangkok Thai.

Ali Albaghdadi

Junior, Computer Engineering
aalba9@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EER

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class was actually ENG 100! Among so many boring required technical classes, it felt like a recess hour, and my ELA felt like a friend. Both left a lasting impression on me and I really do miss them.

Contact me if you are interested in...
Illini Formula Electric, car things in general, or computational linguistics

Tell us more about yourself!
I love walking around Green Street late at night with friends eating snacks and hanging out at the Krannert Auditorium.
The outdoor theater is a must-visit!

 

Sangsun Lee

Junior, Electrical Engineering
sangsun2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EES

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My Favorite class was ECE 110 because I get to learn more about circuits.

Contact me if you are interested in...
RA Position, RSOs

Tell us more about yourself!
I have a twin and love Korean food.

Chris Reynolds

Junior, Computer Engineering
ccr5@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EET

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class that I took freshman year was ECE 110. This was my first time really interacting with electronics and I loved being able to build circuits and learn about cool electrical components.

Contact me if you are interested in...
internship opportunities, Research Park, research on campus

Tell us more about yourself!
Favorite Spot on Campus: Main Quad

Must do activity for freshman year: Meet everyone on your dorm hall floor!

 

Kyle Chung

Junior, Computer Engineering
kbchung2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEU

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
My favorite class I took freshman year was ECE 220. It was taught in a flavor I liked, with hands on labs, and the course content was satisfying and taught well

Contact me if you are interested in...
career advice/ ECE advice/knowledge of ECE fields/ Info about Illini Ridgebacks Quidditch

Tell us more about yourself!
Fun fact about myself: I enjoy playing cards with friends (such as ERS or President) and also enjoy playing the piano.

My favorite thing to do in Champaign/Urbana is explore friends' apartments and other buildings that I don't have classes at.

Eshaan Tibrewala

Junior, Computer Engineering
eshaant2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEV

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
ECE 120, because it was the first class that showed me the fundamentals of what I would be learning in my major. I had a lot of fun in that class, and it helped to confirm that I chose the right major for me.

Contact me if you are interested in...
volunteering or joining a service orientated RSO

Tell us more about yourself!
I think that a must-do freshman activity is go to a basketball or football game.

Favorite place to eat is Watsons in downtown Champaign.

 

Morgan Sukalo

TBA, Computer Engineering
msukalo2@illinois.edu | LinkedIn | Section EEW

What was your favorite class you took freshman year and why?
TBA

Contact me if you are interested in...
TBA

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