ESP Biography

ALAN HUANG, alkali metal

Major: 6-3

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2013

Picture of Alan Huang

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Q: Who wrote "Serenade for Strings in C"?
A: *charkovsky.

Past Classes

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C4521: Introduction to Computer Programming in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
The code that a modern programmer writes is a long way from the zeros and ones that actually do work inside a microchip. We'll take a look at some of the concepts, structures, and abstractions that make writing complex programs possible. I'll attempt to introduce some ideas common to many programming languages, rather than teaching the syntax and semantics of any particular one. If you're proficient in any, this class is probably not for you.

H4061: Canada, and why you shouldn't live there in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Canada, eh?

W4193: Wikinovels in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
A wikinovel is a story written collaboratively by many authors using a wiki. We don't have a wiki, so we'll be using paper. (You know, that thing people wrote on before the Internet.)

C4194: Terrain Generation in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Suppose you're developing a game, like Civilization or Minecraft, that needs to generate large, realistic worlds. A flat plain is pretty boring, so you want lakes and rivers, shorelines that look natural, tall mountain ranges... and these all have to be created on the fly. We'll look at some algorithms for doing this efficiently, and how they match up with reality.