ESP Biography
DAMIEN JIANG, MIT '14, Course 18 (Mathematics).
Major: Math College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: 2014 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
I purvey memes. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M7572: Extreme Math in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23  24, 2013)
This class is mostly an excuse for us (the teachers) to watch you (the students) flail while you try to solve tricky math problems on the spot.
This is how it will work. We will give you a math problem, and you’ll have to immediately present a solution on the blackboard. You’ll have up to eight minutes to present your proof, but you need to continuously be presenting. Then our panel of judges will award you a score based on how correct, confusing, and amusing your solution was. There may or may not be teams, depending on how many students we get.
M7886: Ask anything about math! in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23  24, 2013)
Come ask all the math questions you've been dying to have answered to a panel of MIT math majors! We'll answer anything from conceptual questions (what are Lagrange multipliers?) to computational questions (how do I compute this integral?) to philosophical questions (what is math?)!
We'll have teachers studying all areas of math, so hopefully we can answer any (reasonable) questions you throw at us.
M6375: Extreme Math in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17  18, 2012)
We did this last year and people seemed to like it for some reason, so we're doing this again: This class is mostly an excuse for us (the teachers) to watch you (the students) flail while you try to solve tricky math problems on the spot. This is how it will work. We will give you a math problem, and you’ll have to immediately present a solution on the blackboard. You’ll have up to eight minutes to present your proof, but you need to continuously be presenting. Then our panel of judges will award you a score based on how correct, confusing, and amusing your solution was. There may or may not be teams, depending on how many students we get.
M5769: Coloring in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
As math majors, we don't know how to color in the lines. However, we do know how to color within figurative theoretical lines. Come learn how.
M5892: Extreme Math in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
We did this for Splash and some people seemed to like it, so we're doing this again:
This class is mostly an excuse for us (the teachers) to watch you (the students) flail while you try to solve tricky math problems on the spot.
This is how it will work. We will give you a math problem, and you’ll have to immediately present a solution on the blackboard. You’ll have up to eight minutes to present your proof, but you need to continuously be presenting. Then our panel of judges will award you a score based on how correct, confusing, and amusing your solution was. There may or may not be teams, depending on how many students we get.
M5089: My Little Set: Compactness is Magic in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19  20, 2011)
Ready to analyze? We are. Free rigor included! We'll cover some of the basics of real analysis, such as ordered fields, Dedekind cuts, and pointset topology.
X5091: ZT Stacking and TSpinning in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19  20, 2011)
Do you play Tetris? I'm not talking about calculator Tetris herein this class, we'll use the real deal on www.tetrisfriends.com. Tetris Friends allows a special maneuver called a "TSpin," which gives unfair amounts of points. I'll teach you how to take advantage of this most effectively, primarily focusing on the Tetris Ultra game mode.
M5262: Extreme Math in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19  20, 2011)
This class is mostly an excuse for us (the teachers) to watch you (the students) flail while you try to solve tricky math problems on the spot.
This is how it will work. We will give you a math problem, and you'll have to immediately present a solution on the blackboard. You'll have up to eight minutes to present your proof, but you need to continuously be presenting. Then our panel of judges will award you a score based on how correct, confusing, and amusing your solution was. There may or may not be teams, depending on how many students we get.
S4056: Maxwell's Equations for Dummies in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20  21, 2010)
Have you ever wondered how bullet trains levitate? What about how light bulbs work? Or why standing in a metal cage will protect you from lightning? Well, we're not going to tell you, but, we'll give you the theoretical background to figure it out. Maxwell's Equations explain how EVERYTHING to do with electromagnetism works. You might even learn some multivariable calculus on the side. Don't worry, it won't be too painful.
M4059: Intermediate Olympiad Geometry in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20  21, 2010)
We will explore a variety of topics often seen in geometry problems on national and international mathematics Olympiads. Important techniques, such as cyclic quadrilaterals, spiral similarity, homothety, and inversion will be covered.
H4061: Canada, and why you shouldn't live there in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20  21, 2010)
Canada, eh?
