ESP Biography

RUIDI CAO, Rationally Unique Interest-Driven Individual

Major: Mathematics & Computer Science

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am an MIT Class of 2021 member double majoring in Math and Computer Science. I spend a lot of my time thinking about the world, and trying to make sense of the logic behind various phenomena in life. I am also a huge fan of board games and video games. My favorite color is teal and my favorite number is 17.

Past Classes

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X12829: The Logic of Human Behaviors and Interactions: a Conversation in HSSP Spring 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
Ever wondered why people make small talks that hold no value in information exchanges? Thought about why people give excuses that are obviously false? Puzzled about the meaning of laughter in a social situation? Rest assured that you're not alone, for I too have pondered on these questions. This class is meant as a chance to have a conversation on the deeper logic regarding human behaviors, including but not limited to the ones listed above. A goal of the class is to truly understand said behaviors, and extract meaningful ways of action from such understandings. Ideas taught in this class will be a mix of ones I learned through reading, as well as ones I came up myself through reflections, as well as all the unique insights everyone brings.