Christine Alvarado


Christine Alvarado is a Teaching Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department and the Associate Dean for Students in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

Prior to coming to UCSD in 2012, she was an Associate Professor of Computer Science with tenure at Harvey Mudd College. Her current efforts are focused on designing curriculum and programs to make computing and computing education more accessible and appealing, with the specific goal of increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities who study computing.

Her work is funded by several grants from the National Science Foundation including a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and a CISE Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education (CPATH) award and a Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) award. In 2013 she received the A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award from the Anita Borg Institute for her contributions diversity in computer science education.

Vignesh Gokul


Vignesh Gokul is a second year Ph.D. student at UC San Diego. His primary research interest is to explore deep learning models for content generation.

He received his Masters in Computer Science from UC San Diego and his Bachelors from Anna University, India. He has been the ERSP mentor since Fall 2018. In 2020, he received the CSE Award for Best Service and Leadership for his contributions.