ESP Biography

TOMMY CHEN, Junior at Harvard studying Computer Science

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Harvard University

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I graduated from Stuyvesant High School in NYC in 2011. Since then, I have been studying computer science at Harvard. I've worked as a data scientist at eBay and Lattice Engines, a sales software company. In my spare time, I play amateur competitive pool, bake, and make breakfast.

Past Classes

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C7440: The Crashiest Crash Course in Computer Vision in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Learn a bunch of ways to program a computer to "see like we do." We will chat about the awesome field of computer vision, program a panoramic camera together, and see some amazing live demos. There will also be cookies provided. (Also Splash is my birthday this year, so please come! :D)

M7310: AP Computer Science in Delve Fall/Spring 2013-14 (Sep. 15, 2013)
This course prepares students to take the AP Computer Science exam in the spring.

C6225: Introduction to Character Recognition in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
This is a class about teaching computers how to read. How does a camera record the license plate of a car moving 100 miles an hour? How does Google scan millions of pages into computer-readable text? How is it that you can find the translation of a Chinese character just by drawing it out on your iPad? We will discuss the processes and challenges in teaching a computer how to read, along with a wider look at how it affects the world.