Leah Dickstein

Software Engineer

Hi! My name is Leah Dickstein.

I received my B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. I was accepted to UC Berkeley's PhD program, and I deferred 1 year. During my "year off" from school, I will be working at Facebook beginning July 2017.

I enjoy running, lifting, hiking, reading books, traveling, and knitting. I am fluent in Mandarin. I love new experiences and making new friends!

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Job Experience

Facebook | July 2017 - Present
UC Berkeley | January 2015 - May 2017
Addepar | May 2016 - August 2016


B.S. in EECS | UC Berkeley, May 2017


EECS Excellence Award | Berkeley

For a more detailed CV, updated as of December 2016, please click here.



Cathy Wu, Kanaad Parvate, Nishant Kheterpal, Leah Dickstein, Ankur Mehta, Eugene Vinitsky, Alexandre Bayen "Framework for Control and Deep Reinforcement Learning in Traffic" Intelligent Transportation Systems (2017) In submission. Github code here.

Leah Dickstein, Vasuki Swamy, Gireeja Ranade and Anant Sahai “Finite Blocklength Coding for Low Latency High Reliability Wireless Communication” Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing (2016)

Kevin Keller, Ethan Robinson, Leah Dickstein, Heidi Hahn, Alessandro Cattaneo, and David Mascarenas “Extending human proprioception to cyber-physical systems” Proc. SPIE 9803, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2016, 980304 (2016); doi:10.1117/12.2219534

Leah Dickstein “Exhaust-ive Learning: Deep Reinforcement Learning for Energy Reduction on Highways” Term Paper for Graduate Deep Neural Networks. (2016)

About Me

I am a lenient vegetarian. I want to reduce my meat consumption for environmental reasons, but sometimes I cheat because meat is dee-licious and life isn't black and white 🍣🍗

I'm working on my yoga practice / flexibility, and creative writing.

I'm a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the McElroy brothers, and the vlogbrothers John and Hank Green.

I enjoy listening to several podcasts: My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone, Myths & Legends, and Writing Excuses.

I don't watch very much TV, but I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones. I also watch WestWorld, Bojack Horseman, and Legion. I like the Korean actor Song Joong-Ki and his dramas.

I love reading and I could talk about books all day. My favorite / go-to authors include: J.R.R. Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Yoon-Ha Lee, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Ursula K. Le Guin.