# ESP Biography

## QUANQUAN LIU, MIT senior studying Computer Science and Math

Major: Course 6-2/18

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2015

Not Available.

## Past Classes

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M9270: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to rip off your friends (completely legitimately)? This class will teach you the mathematics behind becoming rich and powerful (okay, maybe it won't do quite that). But it will lay down the mathematical foundation that you will need so that you can challenge your friends to bets in which the odds be ever in your favor. During this course, we'll expose you to discrete math tools including probability, expected value, counting, and more through fun and interactive demos. We'll show you cool mathematical tricks that you can use to impress your friends (and maybe make a few bucks in the process).

M9277: Rubik's Cube Patterns in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
You know how to solve a 3x3x3 Rubik's cube but do you know how to create cool designs with your cube using some simple (and some not so simple) algorithms? Come learn about the awesome designs you can make including a cube within a cube, checkerboard, zig-zag, anaconda, and more! Depending on time, we may also try out some designs on the 4x4x4 or the 5x5x5 cube. Please bring your own cube if possible so you can follow along; we will also have some extras.

M8228: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to rip off your friends (completely legitimately)? This class will teach you the mathematics behind becoming rich and powerful (okay, maybe it won't do quite that). But it will lay down the mathematical foundation that you will need so that you can challenge your friends to bets in which the odds be ever in your favor. During this course, we'll expose you to discrete math tools including probability, expected value, counting, and more through fun and interactive demos. We'll show you cool mathematical tricks that you can use to impress your friends (and maybe make a few bucks in the process).

M7427: May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to rip off your friends (completely legitimately)? This class will teach you the mathematics behind becoming rich and powerful (okay, maybe it won't do quite that). But it will lay down the mathematical foundation that you will need so that you can challenge your friends to bets in which the odds be ever in your favor. During this course, we'll expose you to discrete math tools including probability, expected value, counting, and more through fun and interactive demos. We'll show you cool mathematical tricks that you can use to impress your friends (and maybe make a few bucks in the process).

M6867: Introduction to Algorithms in HSSP Spring 2013 (Mar. 02, 2013)
In this class we will discuss the basics of algorithms. How can you efficiently search through and sort a large amount of data? How can you find the shortest path between two points on a weighted graph? How can you test if a large number is a prime? We will answer these problems, and many more!

C6423: Android Essentials: Create Your Own Android App in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Want to learn how to create your own Android app for Android Play market? Come to this class where you will learn the essentials of creating your own app! We will go through the entire process from the basics of Android API to the final steps of uploading your app in the Android market.

S5759: History of Mathematics in Biology in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
From the simplest leaf to the most complex cells, mathematics has always lurked in the background of common biological phenomena. This course will feature topics ranging from patterns in nature to the mathematics behind genetic mapping to current methods used in modeling cancer and much, much more. Come learn about current research in biology, medicine, and biotechnology from a mathematician's perspective!