ESP Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Past Classes

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S15356: What Happens Next? The Science of Forecasting in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Have you ever read about something in the news, and thought "Man, this could go either way, but I have no idea what will happen?" Have you ever wondered why some people's predictions of the future are so accurate, and some are not so accurate? Have you ever estimated how long it would take you to finish a school assignment, and then it took longer than even your worst-case estimate? If so, this class is for you! This class discusses why forecasting is important, why human psychology makes forecasting difficult, and how to get better at forecasting by using statistics, combined with practice.