ESP Biography


Major: 18

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Anders Olsen

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Was born. Grew up. Came to MIT.

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

C13620: Stalinsort and other bad sorting algorithms in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Stalinsort is a unique sorting algorithm in two ways: 1. It started as a joke. 2. It has a runtime of $$O(n^{3/2}),$$ different from any sorting algorithm listed on Wikipedia. Along with this algorithm as the crux of the class, various good (like the aptly named quicksort) and bad (like the aptly named stoogesort) sorting algorithms will be covered and used by the students to arrange themselves in particular orders.

M12852: Algorithms that run the world! in HSSP Spring 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
What are the greatest algorithms that have enabled the modern technological revolution. We will start from elementary sorting algorithms and build onto some of the greatest algorithmic breakthroughs of the 20th century. So if you want to know what a Monte-carlo search is? Why the. Fast Fourier transform enabled the modern digital revolution and what sorting and linear programming is? This is the class for you.