ESP Biography

AMY PRAGER, ESP Teacher

College/Employer: MIT

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Past Classes

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M8680: The Birthday Problem in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
How many people do you need in a room to have the probability of having 2 people in the room having the same birthday be greater than one half?

M8447: Probability Theory with applications in HSSP Summer 2014 (Jul. 06, 2014)
A thorough introduction to probability theory, both intuitively using algebra and at the calculus level. This section is aimed at high schoolers, and middle schoolers who have a knowledge of or a strong aptitude for calculus. Probability is the science of how likely an event is to happen, We use probability all the time in our everyday lives. For example, what is the chance it will rain tomorrow? What is the chance that you will go to HSSP this summer? What is the chance that you will get your desired birthday present? In this course, we will quantify these ideas and develop mathematical machinery to work with them and use them to produce hopefully beautiful results.

M8481: Probability Theory with applications in HSSP Summer 2014 (Jul. 06, 2014)
A thorough introduction to probability theory, both intuitively using algebra and at the calculus level. This section is aimed at middle schoolers. Probability is the science of how likely an event is to happen, We use probability all the time in our everyday lives. For example, what is the chance it will rain tomorrow? What is the chance that you will go to HSSP this summer? What is the chance that you will get your desired birthday present? In this course, we will quantify these ideas and develop mathematical machinery to work with them and use them to produce hopefully beautiful results. (This class meets for one hour).

M8117: The Birthday Problem and its Applications in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
A statement of and solution to the birthday problem is presented as well as its application to modern cryptography

M7356: The Birthday problem and Applications to Encryption in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
A statement of and solution to the birthday problem is presented as well as its application to modern cryptography