# ESP Biography

## MIGUEL YOUNG, ESP Teacher

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Not Available.

## Past Classes

(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

P11069: Pokemon Battling 101 in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Want to be the very best but all you know is to tap furiously on Pokemon Go? Look no further! We'll teach you battling basics on PoGo and then the main games. Then we will compare and contrast the two starkly different battle mechanics and how each meta favors different sets of Pokemon.

P11072: Unraveling RNG in Pokemon in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
What are the chances of finding a shiny and how can you improve it? Did your Pokemon use Protect successfully 5 times in a row? Learn about how the main Pokemon games use a random number generator (RNG) to produce fun, frustration, and improbable results! Then, experience it for yourself by playing in our homegrown meta that is 99% RNG: Wailords only, Metronome only, 6v6 Triple Battle. We will be playing on our online battle simulator on computers, so no need to bring your 3DS/laptop: mit.edu/pokemon/showdown.html

H10355: Ten Ways to Say the Letter "A" in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
The human vocal tract is really amazing: think of all the sounds you can make when you talk! In this class, we'll talk about phonetics, a branch of linguistics that studies how sounds are made. You'll learn what happens in your mouth when you say "I like cats", why vowels are so complicated, and how to write your name in the International Phonetic Alphabet! Note: we'll be putting our fingers in our mouths to feel how sounds are made, but you don't have to if you don't want to.

M9715: Everything's Just a Set of Sets in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Does a set of all sets exist? How can we define numbers using only sets? Are all the elements of the empty set tap-dancing elephants? How big is infinity? We will discuss the foundations of math with axiomatic set theory, and motivating examples, including Russel's Paradox, vacuous truth, the Banach-Tarski Theorem, and the Axiom of Choice. Given time, we will also discuss some issues with the usual model of sets, ZFC.

E9199: A Tour of Scala in HSSP Spring 2015 (Feb. 21, 2015)
This course will teach you almost everything you would want to know about the Scala language, including very awesome features like "mixin" multiple inheritance, function literals, local functions, custom operators, custom control structures, pattern matching, and much more! Programming techniques learned in this class will be useful in learning other languages, too! Rough syllabus: https://github.com/drXor/scalatour/blob/master/README.md