Ellin Zhao

I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 2020. At UC Berkeley, I developed course content for the Data Structures course through my roles as a undergraduate student instructor (uGSI), and a senior member of Computer Science Mentors. I performed NSF-sponsored research, which you can read about here.

In 2020, I joined a startup, Whisper AI, working alongside a team of artificial intelligence, hearing care, hardware, and software experts. Previously, I was a software engineering intern at Google, working on the team that handles sign-up and sign-in across all Google platforms.

Broadly, I am interested in signal processing, and the intersection between technology and perception: How can technology circumvent traditional limitations in our aural and visual perception? How can we design systems that process data streams to augment our understanding of the world?

My personal interests include learning about how new Hong Kong cinema — Second Wave and "heroic bloodshed" films — redefine cultural anxieties in a space of déjà disparu. I enjoy listening to music, and playing the piano and guitar.