William Furtado

Applied Math & CS | UC Berkeley

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Rare are the artists that dare to innovate; Tado is one of them.Tado, or Will Furtado, is an independent musician and lyricist hailing from Berkeley, California. Growing up in a small coastal region of Massachusetts, Tado cites his brief stint with the Dem Roots rap crew to have catalyzed his passion for music. Although the majority of his discography remains unreleased, the most zealous fans are known to have access to recordings from his early career.Lauded by many, Tado's highly-anticipated debut release, Scooby, was a collaborative project with his former roommate and friend, Jinho Shin. Superficially, the track details unrequited love; on a more profound level, it raises the moral dilemma of choosing between what one is truly passionate about, and what one knows will give them economic success.With a renewed lust for artistry, Tado made his return on the eve of his 21st birthday with his sophomore single, Telegraph, this time partnering with Shin under a new moniker: Sappho.Rounding out the triumvirate of pop classics, 510 features Tado flaunting nimble wordplay and a pugnacious flow.

About me

My name is Will and I'm a senior at Cal studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. I grew up in a small coastal region of Massachusetts and received my International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma from Sturgis Charter School in 2019.Although my true passion lies within Ramsey Theory, a subset of discrete mathematics, I have been the subject of a healthy bit of seduction from computer science since moving out west; I am fascinated by the ML-driven recommendation engines of Spotify and Netflix.As of late, I've been working as the Course Director for Foundations of Data Science at Berkeley. During the summer months, I work as a software engineer for Cambridge Mobile Telematics in their IoT lab; my work sits within the intersection of unsupervised machine learning and device hardware. Before that, I was a researcher with Goodly Labs' Demo Watch project attempting to use NLP to identify patterns of violence within government demonstrations.


Growing up it was always math that drove my intellectual curiosity. As such, I came to Berkeley solely intending to major in Applied Mathematics. I had never written a line of code until I took Data 8 my freshmen fall. That course, which I now teach, is what catalyzed my love for computing; it was spectacular how many doors were opened after I learned to harness the power of code.After taking the lower division CS courses, I decided to pursue a double major in Applied Math and Computer Science. Nevertheless, my love for mathematics only grew fonder after I saw how entangled the two fields were. Sheldon Axler's Linear Algebra Done Right proved infinitely valuably in my later coursework, particularly in Malik's offering of CS189.As I continued to engulf my math and computer science courses, something felt missing. Unsurprisingly, that something was data science. Per Professor Adhikari's recommendation, I enrolled in Data 140 -- a class which I encourage everyone to take -- and Data 188, the pilot offering of a statistical inference seminar. The latter taught me that conclusions are only as valid as the assumptions upon which they rest.

As of Late

When not capturing the world through the lens of my Canon AE-1, you'll likely find me meticulously curating my Spotify playlists, eating the finest bluefin tuna at Inaho, or writing pop songs with longtime friend Jinho Shin.Regardless of the weather, I love to play tennis or kick a football around La Loma. Come winter time, the slopes becomes my top priority; the strongest of recommendations for Corbet's Couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Soon, I hope to conquer the Swiss Alps via heli-skiing.I find relaxation in los versos sencillos of José Martí and Neruda's Poema 20. Their work inspired me to persevere in my quest of Spanish fluency, so much so that I began to dabble with the quill through lines of my own.Top Three Movies: (in no particular order) Good Will Hunting, 10 Things I Hate About You, SuperbadAnd there's that one time an unforgiving tree broke my spine, but I'll save that for another day.

Triple Threat

Over the past several years, my love for the Spotify platform has grown unconditionally. As a direct result of this obsession, I have become what I will call the Spotify Triple Threat.

  • Avid Consumer: Raking in well over 250,000 listening minutes on Spotify, it is clear that I know the brand from a consumer's perspective inside and out.

  • Spotify Developer: Working with Spotify's Web API and the Spotify for Developers platform has allowed me to understand what working backstage is truly like.

  • Verified Artist: Familiarity with Spotify for Artists and a heightened awareness of the music distribution process prove invaluable when working on features used by top artists today.



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The Triumvirate of Spotify Playlists

Forget this website, get to know me through my music taste. Here are three of my favorite playlists at this moment in time.




Photo Archive

Curated for my own enjoyment, available for all to view. I'd called this a fair, albeit limited, representation of myself.





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