ESP Biography

JUSTIN YU, CS/Math major and Tetris enthusiast

Major: 6-3 and 18

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Past Classes

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C15679: Hacking Classic Video Games in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
If you like channels like Retro Video Game Mechanics Explained or Displaced Gamers, then this course is for you! Have you ever been fascinated by classic video games like Super Mario Bros or Tetris? Have you ever wondered how they work? In this course, we'll take games like these and learn how to reverse engineer the details for how they work. And once we do that, we'll learn how to modify these games to make them do anything you desire. Disclaimer: all modifications are for personal use only, please do not distribute hacked games.

C15692: LaTeX: Typesetting Done Beautifully and Efficiently in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
Do you have a research paper you want to write? Have you ever seen good notes for a CS or math class and wondered how they were written so cleanly? LaTeX is a typesetting system used by computer scientists and mathematicians for practically all of their typesetting and paper-writing needs. It is the gold standard for technical content presentation. However, not only is it easy to pick up but it is also easy to get started. In this course, you will go from knowing nothing about modern typesetting to learning about standard paper formatting and writing or replicating a technical-style document with the knowledge to expand and hone your LaTeX abilities to format papers in your field of choice. Will discuss LaTeX and some TikZ.

X15496: Competitive Tetris: How to Play and How to Cope in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Get ready to take the first step in your journey to becoming a Tetris god. We discuss T-spin setups, forecasting, good downstacking, and more to guide you in reaching the next level of Tetris play.