👩🏽‍💻 About Me

🗓️ I will be in Santa Cruz in January for CIDR 2024!

Welcome! I'm Shreya Shankar, a computer scientist (she/they) living in the Bay Area. I study machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) engineers and how to build better tools for them.

My (in-progress) PhD is in database management systems with a human-centered focus at UC Berkeley, and I am fortunate to be advised by Dr. Aditya Parameswaran. Previously, I was the first ML engineer at Viaduct, did research engineering at Google Brain, and software engineering at Facebook.

During my time at Stanford (BS & MS in computer science)—an unnecessarily stressful experience yet a something I look back on very fondly—I helped run a nonprofit called SHE++, an organization that helps to empower underrepresented minorities in technology. I also spent a lot of time as a section leader for CS198 and served as the head TA for CS106B.


I'm working on the following projects:

Data Systems
Machine Learning
Human-Computer Interaction

If you are interested in working on any of these projects or collaborating, please contact me via email. I am open to undergrads who have taken a databases course and/or a graduate level machine learning course. If you go to UC Berkeley, please mention that in your email. I apologize if I am unable to respond to your email in a timely manner.


To reach me, you can email shreyashankar@berkeley.edu. I am also on Twitter and Github.

My (typically-outdated) CV is available for download here.