Ranjeet Tate's Classroom

Director of Studies


I focus on helping students understand the fundamentals of physics and machine learning using applied mathematics and critical thinking. 

In undergraduate teaching, I was very influenced by Eric Mazur's "Peer Instruction", in which I learned how to approach teaching as a guide to someone's learning without getting in the way.

About Me

My doctoral dissertation was on mathematical aspects of Quantum Gravity, with post-doctoral work on General Relativity. I've also done experimental work on polymer films.

For the last seven years, I have been working as a Data Scientist, getting at business actionable insights by understanding data.

And yeah, I rescued a climber in the High Sierra last summer.



Cupertino, California


Primary Subjects:

  • Physics

  • Applied mathematics

  • Machine learning


  • English

  • Spanish


  • 7 years experience as a Data Scientist

  • 11 years postdoctoral research experience

  • Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, Syracuse University, 1992

  • B.Tech Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1985