ESP Biography



HOPE DARGAN, ESP Teacher




Major: Computer Science, History

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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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.