ESP Biography

JACK COOK, MIT sophomore studying computers and neuroscience

Major: 6-3, 9

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I’m Jack, and I’m a sophomore at MIT studying computer science and neuroscience. I grew up in New York City, and I’ve always loved building things. At MIT, I’m the director of HackMIT, where we help 1000 students build something every year during our weekend-long hackathon. I also work on natural language processing part-time at The New York Times. When I'm not at my computer, I'm probably reading a book, biking, or playing badminton.

Past Classes

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E13865: Designing Power Grids of the Future in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Have you ever wondered what goes into our electricity grid? We’re used to just being able to plug in our phones and computers into the wall and expecting electricity to instantly charge our devices, but delivering power instantaneously is no small feat of science, technology, engineering, and policy. In this class, we’ll show you how the grid works at a basic level, explain how policy affects energy generation, distribution, and consumption, and give examples of how our grid is changing into the “Power Grid of the Future”.