All current projects: 48 Faculty/Mentors

Agricultural and Resource Economics

David Zilberman, Professor Agricultural and Resource Economics
(1) What is the effect of “resting” NBA players on ticket prices? A case study of entertainment value in response to risk. (Full- no new appr needed)


Jun Sunseri, Professor Anthropology
(1) Berkeley-Abiquiú Collaborative Archaeology (BACA) project (Open)
(2) Zooarchaeological Collections Management (Open)
(3) “Bear Bones” Zooarchaeology Research Lab Website Design (Open)
(4)  Title: Queretaro Anthropological History Database Project (Open)

Art History

Imogen Hart, Professor Art History
(1) Victorian house museums (Open)


Imke de Pater, Professor Astronomy
(1) Exploring our Solar System through observations at radio, infrared and visible wavelengths. (Open)
(2) SETI: Breakthrough Listen (Open)
(3) Modeling (exo)-planetary atmospheres (Open)

Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)

Stefan van der Walt, Associate Researcher Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)
(1) BIDS Machine Shop (Open)

Amelia Miazad, Senior Research Fellow
(1) Business in Society Institute Apprentice (Open)

Business, Haas School

Cameron Anderson, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Teamwork Study (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Social Psychology and Business Lab (Open)
(3) Social Psychology and Online Environments (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Interviews, Background, and Nonverbal Displays of Status (Full- no new appr needed)
Heather Haveman, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Computational Analysis of Social Science Research (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) I Regret To Inform You That Your Private Information Has Been Compromised (Open)
(3) Charter schools and the business age: Analyzing and visualizing web text and school data (Current Term Now Closed)
Nick Tsivanidis, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Measuring slums from space (Open)
(2) Using Cellphone Metadata to Measure Migration and Assimilation of Refugees in Jordan (Open)
(3) Informal Transit Networks: Evidence from Africa’s Largest Megacity (Open)


Kim Shelton, Professor Classics
(1) Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, Database and Archive (Open)
(2) Petsas House: archaeological excavation and research in Mycenae, Greece (Open)


Clair Brown, Professor Economics
(1) Creating a Modern, Sustainable, Caring Economy (up to 3 students) (Open)
(2) CoolClimate Network Data Science Project (up to 5 students) (Open)
(3) Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for California (2 students) (Open)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Randy Katz, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) CellMate: A Responsive and Accurate Vision-based Appliance Identification System (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Social Games for Sustainability in Transportation (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Serverless Machine Learning (Open)
(4) RISEing emission (Check back for status)
Carlo Sequin, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Modeling Geometrical Sculptures. (Closed for Spring 2019) (Open)
(2) Assist in the Development of NOME : Add new geometry modules. (Open)
(3) Pixel-Array Generators in OpenProcessing (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Combined Probabilistic and Greedy Search in the Context of Modular Assemblies. (In wrap-up mode. Closed for new applicants.) (Full- no new appr needed)

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Rosemary Gillespie, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Dimensions In Biodiversity: Morphological and Molecular Genetic and Ecological Approaches to Community Assembly in Hawaiian Spiders and Insects (Open)
(2) Chemical Recognition Cues in an Adaptive Radiation of Hawaiian Spiders (Open)
(3) Inferring diet preference in fanged frogs of Sulawesi using molecular gut content analysis (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Functional evolution of spider webs on the biodiversity hotspot of Sulawesi, Indonesia (Open)
Alastair Iles, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Case Design (Open)
(2) Web Mapping Access to Farmland for Beginning Farmers in the California Central Coast: Front and back-end development. (Check back for status)
(3) Mechanization in Farming: The Consequences of Replacing Human Labor with Machinery (Full- no new appr needed)
Adina Merenlender, Cooperative Extension Specialist Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Jennifer Sowerwine, Cooperative Extension Specialist Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Karuk Agroecosystem Resilience Initiative: Processing historical aerial images for long term ecological change detection (Open)
(2) FFAR-BFI Research Investigation of East Bay Urban Agriculture (Check back for status)
(3) Karuk Agroecosystem Resilience Initiative: Archival research and data entry of mining and logging records (Open)
(4) Researching and Mapping the Original Lands Granted to Establish the University of California (Open)


Nathan Sayre, Professor Geography
(1) Exploring Climate Extremes in California: the Mega-flood and Drought of 1861-1865 (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) In the shadow of the wolf: human-wildlife conflict and land use politics in the New West (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Building a GIS of western coastal and marine India (Full- no new appr needed)


Jeroen Dewulf, Professor German
(1) European Studies Research Assistant (Open)

Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Leslie Freund, Collections Manager Hearst Museum of Anthropology
(1) Collections Apprenticeship (Check back for status)
(2) North American Collections Apprenticeship (Open)
(3) Zooarchaeological Resources Survey (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Zooarchaeological Assemblages Preliminary Analysis (Full- no new appr needed)
Benjamin Porter, Professor Hearst Museum of Anthropology
(1) Encouraging Deep Learning about Culture at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology: Studies of Our Visitors and Surrounding Community (Open)
(2) Marketing and Design Apprenticeship (Open)
(3) Registration Apprenticeship (Open)

Information, School of

Zachary Pardos, Professor Information, School of
(1) Supporting undergraduate decision making with big data and adaptive technologies (Open)

Integrative Biology

Robert Dudley, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) How do hummingbirds breathe, drink, and fly at the same time? (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) A Global Estimate for Insect Biomass (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) How do arboreal lizards glide? (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Hummingbird Flight Performance in the Tropics (Current Term Now Closed)

International and Area Studies

Tiffany Page, Lecturer International and Area Studies
(1) Employment and Unionization Patterns of Contingent Faculty in Higher Education (Open)


Ronelle Alexander, Professor Linguistics
(1) Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition (Open)

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Francesco Spagnolo, Curator Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
(1) The Jewish World and the #DigitalHumanities | The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Open)
(2) Digital Bridges: (In)Visible Archives and Public Repertoires | The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Open)
(3) A Diaspora of Postcards: Documenting the Postcard Collection of The Magnes (Open)
(4) Vanished no more: Giant of photography Roman Vishniac at The Magnes (Open)


Rainer Sachs, Professor Mathematics
(1) Modeling cancer risk for astronauts on Mars missions or other extended voyages above low earth orbit. (Open)
(2) Applications of synergy theory (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Studying Chromosome Aberrations (CA) Due to Galactic Cosmic Rays (Open)

Middle Eastern Studies, Center for

Emily Gottreich, Professor Middle Eastern Studies, Center for
(1) Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Advisory Committee (Open)
(2) Center for Middle Eastern Studies Design and Communications Apprentice (Open)
(3) Center for Middle Eastern Studies Virtual Exchange Project Apprentice (Open)

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Chris Conroy, Staff Curator Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) Genomics of the California vole (Microtus californicus) and related rodents (Open)
(2) Evolution of the Trowbridge shrew (Open)
Michelle Koo, Staff Curator Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) Biodiversity Informatics and GIS Apprenticeship at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Open)
(2) Communication/ Outreach apprenticeship (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Archival Apprenticeship at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Full- no new appr needed)
David Wake, Professor Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) AmphibiaWeb: An Informatics System for Amphibian Conservation Biology (Open)


Lu Chen, Professor Optometry
(1) Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Blood and Lymphatic Vessel Formation (Open)

Oral History Center of UC Berkeley

Roger Eardley-Pryor, Oral History Interviewer Oral History Center of UC Berkeley
(1) Oral History Projects on Environment, Science and Technology, Climate Change, and Justice (Open)
David Dunham, Project Manager Oral History Center of UC Berkeley
(1) Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front Oral History Project (Open)

Oral History Center

Amanda Tewes, Oral Historian Oral History Center
(1) Oral History Projects on Oral History Performance/Theater (Open)

Plant and Microbial Biology

Barbara Baker, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) MicroRNA Regulation of Plant Innate Immunity (Open)

Political Science

Vinod Aggarwal, Professor Political Science
(1) Superpower competition; middle powers in a world of superpowers; Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific (Open)
(2) Web Page and Publication Design (Open)
(3) Assistant Managing Editor, Business and Politics (Full- no new appr needed)
Christopher Ansell, Professor Political Science
(1) The Post-Socialist European City: Archives in Translation (Open)
(2) Oversight in the European Union (Open)
(3) Quantitative Text Analysis and the European Union (Open)


Fei Xu, Professor Psychology
(1) Research on Infants' and Children's Cognitive Development (Check back for status)

Public Health

Binh Diep, Professor Public Health
(1) Novel Immunotherapies for Treatment of Invasive Staphylococcal Infections (Open)
Susan Ivey, Professor Public Health
(1) Quality Improvement project to conduct a needs assessment around use of PrEP and PEP in the City of Berkeley Reproductive and Sexual Health Clinic (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Colorectal cancer screening among South Asians in the Bay Area (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Health coaching for people with uncontrolled hypertension - helping with lifestyle change and medication adherence (Open)
Winston Tseng, Research Scientist Public Health
(1) Project 1: Community Wellness and Aspirations of Residents of SF Tenderloin District (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Project 2: Evaluation of Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County Zoobiab Mental Health Program for Older Adults (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Open)
(3) Project 3: Bay Area Pacific Islander Data Equity Project (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Open)
(4) Project 4: Diabetes Reduction among Diverse Older Adults in Alameda County (Please specify project(s) of interest in your application) (Open)

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Ronelle Alexander, Professor Slavic Languages and Literatures
(1) Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition (Open)

Space Sciences Laboratory

Oswald Siegmund, Research Physicist Space Sciences Laboratory
(1)  Photon Counting Detector Technology (Open)
(2) High resolution imaging neutron detectors (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) High time resolution astronomy (Full- no new appr needed)

Space Sciences Laboratory

Andreas Zoglauer, Staff Researcher Space Sciences Laboratory
(1) Preparing for the next 100-day stratospheric balloon flight of the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI) (Open)
(2) Improving the data-analysis pipeline of the COSI telescope with machine learning (Open)
(3) Pioneering new Data-Analysis Techniques for the envisioned AMEGO space telescope with Machine Learning (Open)

UC San Francisco

Lea Grinberg, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Validation of neuroimaging using high-resolution histology (Open)
(2) Neuropathological changes underlying clinical heterogeneity in Alzheimer disease (Open)
(3) Polarized light imaging (PLI) of gross histological human brain sections (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Diagnosing and monitoring prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease using novel locus ceruleus-based imaging volumetry (Full- no new appr needed)
Dexter Hadley, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Segmentation of medical imaging reports (Open)
(2) Detection of rejection marks in kidney transplant histology (Open)
(3) Prediction of molecular phenotypes from digital histology of breast cancer samples (Full- no new appr needed)
Jorge Oksenberg, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Functional studies on multiple sclerosis genetics (Full- no new appr needed)