TA Spotlight: Devanshee Shah


Every other week we spotlight an OMSCS TA, so you can get to know who's behind the screen. Here are four questions for Devanshee Shah who TAs CS 6476: Computer Vision.


What do you do professionally?
I am a final year as an MSCS student at Georgia Tech and currently a TA for CS6476 - Computer Vision class. I was an OMSCS student last year when I took this course and now an MSCS student TA-ing this course! I have experienced both on-campus and off-campus student lives!

Why do you TA for OMSCS?
When I was an OMSCS student, I was doing it with my full-time job so I have actually passed through various hurdles and closely understand the burdens of studying and working together. I got wonderful support and help from my TAs at that time, so this way I can give back to the other students!

What's your advice for future students in OMSCS?

I would strongly advise :

  • Form a virtual study groups on Slack so you can discuss and understand difficult topics with other students.
  • For assignments, try a couple of times on your own first. 
  • Communicate with TAs and instructors if you get stuck anywhere. Piazza is a blessing.
  • Start on projects ahead of time, and do not worry about grades.
  • Sometimes you might find the course load exhausting and feel like giving up, but keep faith in your abilities and make the most out of this opportunity. There is a famous saying: It always seems impossible until it’s done.

What's your favorite memory from your time in or working with OMSCS so far?
When I was pursuing OMSCS, the transit time between office and home was about two hours and I could not waste such precious time. So I started watching video lectures and solving assignment problems while commuting. I thoroughly enjoyed it and continued this for the entire year!