The Data-X course and project brings together students, technical experts, start-up companies, and executives.  Each brings a different perspective to data, algorithms, and scale.

Advisors and Mentor Directory for Data-X

Data-X Advisors:

  • Peter Cnudde, VP Yahoo!
  • Shomit Ghose, Partner OnSet Ventures
  • Nita Sharma, Product Development Leader
  • Paul O’Leary, CTO, Kissmetrics
  • Gerry Pesavento, Sr. Director Yahoo! Inc.
  • Kevin Bozhe Li, UC Berkeley, IEOR
  • Roberto Zicari, Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, Full Professor at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sanjeev Verma, Blockchain
  • Tristan Zajonc, Cloudera
  • Victor Fang, Founder and CEO

New Ventures Advisors with Potential Projects:

  • Jerry Luk, Co-founder & COO, Loop
  • Yaron Oren, CEO Maverick
  • Antonio Vitti, Founder, AI SaaS start-up CFO
  • Scott Jarr, Co-founder, VoltDB
  • Aleks Gollu, CEO Founder
  • Cyril Ebersweiler, Partner SOSV, Hardware
  • Steven Gustafson, Chief Scientist, MAANA
  • Simon Chan, former CEO of Prediction IO, acquired by Salesforce, currently Senio Director of Product Management for “Einstein”
  • SB Master, Founder & CEO of Naming Matters
  • Anand Gomes, CEO &  Founder at Paradigm

Berkeley Venture Teams with Potential Projects:

  • Ted Xiao, Berkeley Venture Team
  • Sampath Duddu, Berkeley Venture Team
  • Luigi Rodrigues, Berkeley Venture Team
  • Dax Vivid, PhD., Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

Student Resource Groups:

  • Valley Consulting Group: Kunal Desai, President, Jason Bao, John Yang, Valley, Aakash Shah, Andrew Low
  • Blockchain Advising: Blockchain at Berkeley

Project Concept Links:

  • Concept: Creating a real-time newsbot (link)
  • Concept: Transform dirty financial data into actionable market intelligence for commodities (link)
  • Concept: Early Earthquake Warning (link)
  • Concept: Trademark infringement (link)
  • New Venture Success (link)
  • Concept: Blockchain based social currency to regulate social platform such as Twitter (link)
  • Concept: Personal Genome Hacking (link)
  • Concept: Holy Grail of Venture Capital (link)
  • AI Music Software development student cooperation opportunity (link)
  • Concept: Predicting future outcomes based on historical records (link)
  • Concept: US Power Plant project (link)
  • Concept: Multi-disciplinary data analysis of common psychological conditions (link)
  • Concept: Visualizing investment opportunities in touristic regions (Open Data for Greece 1.0) (link)
  • Concept: The University Bot (link)
  • Concept: Materials Recycling using Machine Learning (link)
  • Concept: Insights from Personal Photos (link)
  • Fuzzy Joins – A Modeling Discussion for Probabilistic Joins in Data Tables (link)
  • Concept: Faculty Research Matching with NLP and ML (link)
  • Concept: Inferred Information via Probabilistic Joins (link)

Extended Mentor Network:

  • Amir Najian, Geospatial Data Scientist at RMS – Geospatial Machine Learning and uncertainty modeling in Geocoder systems
  • Phil Kaminsky, IEOR/Supply Chain, UC Berkeley
  • Sujit Chakravarthy, Financial Industry
  • Amit Nagpal, Yahoo, Architect and Director
  • Fabio Gava, Samsung SRA, Senior Director, Smart TV Software
  • Patrick Chung, Partner X-Fund
  • Jessika Lora, CEO & Founder of TheCarForce
  • Prof. Yannis Charalabidis, University of the Aegean
  • Nagaraju Chayapathi, Data Governance, Intuit
  • Shail Rajput, Western Digital, Director, Data Solutions
  • Ed Fernandez, Early stage & Startup VC. Advisor
  • Sowmya Ramani, Criteo, Senior Engineering Program Manager (EPM)
  • Chunlei Zhang, Applied Materials, Senior Engineering Manager
  • Rajkumar Chandrasekaran, Former Director of Engineering (Diner Experience) at OpenTable
  • Ian Lee, Executive in Residence at IDEO
  • Meral Shirazipour, Senior Researcher, Ericsson Research – Machine Intelligence, GF Technology & Emerging Business
  • Suzanne Tan, Director, Yahoo,  – Video and Display Advertising
  • Stephen Torres, UC Berkeley