Undergraduate Students


Undergraduate Student Members of the Fire Research Group



Bailey Farren



Bailey Farren is a senior studying Cognitive Science and Rhetoric. On campus, she works for the Division of Data Science in curriculum development, and for the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to spread the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship with an emphasis on data-driven business models.

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Her career trajectory is in big data and the fire industry. After experiencing consecutive and brutal fire seasons (that are only projected to continue in frequency and severity), her focus centered on how real-time data analysis can be brought to firefighting. 

Rafael Rejtman



Rafael Rejtman is a passionate Mechatronics Engineering student at the University of Sao Paulo. Having done research at KU Leuven (Belgium), he is now a student in UC Berkeley’s Startup Semester program, as well as an intern at Bank of the West (BNP Paribas).

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His research interest at Berkeley is in how UAVs can be utilized for the purpose of fire detection. 

Jacob Green



Jacob Green is a computer scientist set to graduate from UC Berkeley in Spring 2019 with high distinction. He specializes in Artificial Intelligence, with an ability to implement many different, fully functional Machine Learning Techniques.

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 He previously interned at FaceFirst Inc., focusing on image processing and neural networks for the purpose of facial detection and recognition. Jacob is interested in bolstering the tools available to firefighters to take advantage of all the resources available through data-driven technology. 

Noah Wu



(1) Computer vision modeling using deep learning.

(2) Programming language for software and database.

(3) experience working with geospatial data and map visualization.

Rohan D’Souza



Rohan D’Souza is an undergraduate majoring in computer science. His main focus/passion lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Education.

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 Rohan believes that at our current position in the 21st century, where the forefront of computer science is being applied for self-driving cars, movie recommendations, and advertisements, it’s time this technology starts being used for the safety of our friends and family during the harsh times of the fires. 

Connor Griffith



Connor is a Senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley and will be graduating in Fall 2019. 

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He has gained a diverse knowledge base through his positions as an engineering intern at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development and as a computer science intern at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division of the Navy. At Mercedes-Benz, Connor worked in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell division getting hands on experience with renewable energy power delivery. At NAVAIR, he gained experience in software development as his team was creating a widely deployed flight simulator for post flight data analysis.

Emily Hill



Emily Hill is a third year studying Cognitive Science and Computer Science. She is an undergraduate researcher at Hybrid Ecologies Lab at Cal, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction research.

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She is a digital product designer and the principal designer at Multimeet, a Skydeck Hot Desk company. Emily is also a mobile developer familiar with both Android and iOS platforms.