ESP Biography



HOPE DARGAN, MIT '21; CS; History; Education;




Major: Computer Science, History

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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H14166: Crash Course on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
What is the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Why did it start, why does it continue and will it end? This course seeks to answer all of these questions by looking at history from both perspectives.


H13189: Crash Course on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Why does the Israeli-Palestinian conflict come up in the news so often? What's going on in the Gaza strip and the West Bank? How did the conflict start? Will it end? Come learn and discuss these and other important questions!


C12564: Graph Search and 15-Puzzles in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
We'll learn what a graph is (hint: this kind is more like cities connected by roads than an x and y axis) and how we can find good paths in graphs. Then we'll see how we can represent a 15-puzzle as a graph and solve it by finding the right path. I'll provide the starter code, and you'll implement the graph search (in the Python programming language). This class should help you learn more about algorithms / computer science and how fun and useful they are. You'll see how graph general techniques can be applied to real world problems and have fun programming one yourself. See here (https://neighthan.github.io/graphs_and_games/eight_puzzle.html; just click play) for what this sort of puzzle looks like.