ESP Biography

JOHN MA, MIT 1st year Graduate Student

Major: Math/CS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of John Ma

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Coming from the rainy city of Seattle, I battled the beasts of math olympiads and evil robots. Even though at times, I failed in vain, I have had my successes. Now, I spend my free time slaying math problems and building robots. When I am not working on these things, I am working on getting into gold in league of legends*.


Past Classes

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M11828: Fun Job Interview Brainteasers in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
You just graduated from high school and you decide that maybe college isn’t the right choice for you (ya know cause student loans and all). So you decide to start applying for jobs because you want money. One of the funnest parts of job hunting are the interview questions. Come check out some interview type questions that will make you say “wat?!” then “wow!” and land a job at your dream self-driving car company.

M10115: League of Legends Optimization in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Mathematical optimization of league of legends stuff to help you get challenger.

M7634: Miquel's Point and Cyclic Quadrilaterals in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
This class will explore the Miquel point, whose configuration come up in a lot of geometry questions. Also it's just really cool.

M7635: Harmonic Conjugates in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Harmonic conjugates are a really cool technique you can use in geometry problems.

M7669: Coloring and Invariance in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Want to prove problems by coloring things? No matter what happens in class, one thing will stay the same: you will learn some cool problem solving techniques and problems!