ESP Biography



JEFFERY LI, MIT sophomore interested in exploring




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Jeffery Li, and I'm a sophomore at MIT. I'm currently majoring in Mathematics, but I may also major in something related to CS and/or music as well. I'm also interested in exploring other fields as well, such as writing and physics. Some of my hobbies include chess, card games, taekwondo, playing the piano, free-writing, and talking with people. I'm somewhat shy, but if you see me around, come and say hi! :)



Past Classes

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W14268: 7.4 Seconds for Every Pokémon in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Game Freak has made a lot of Pokémon ever since Red and Blue came out - 8 generations' worth, in fact. Some are clearly more popular and liked, and some never see the light of day. Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse of every single one of them, and show them all some love? Come by and check out all of them in a ~mistake of a powerpoint~ gigantic slideshow featuring all of them, from the most Normal to the exotic, from the cutest to the most menacing, and from the derpiest to the most powerful! No prior knowledge of Pokémon needed, only a deep desire to appreciate all the Pokémon out there :P THIS IS A WALK-INS CLASS. You can join it any time you want on the day of Splash, no registration required!


X14315: Chess gone Atomic in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
We will be exploring a chess variant: atomic chess! In this variant, whenever a capture happens, all pieces (other than maybe pawns) within a one-square radius gets blown up. In this class, we'll go over the rules in more depth, along with a few pointers to get started (as games can be very volatile, and it's very easily to lose instantly), and then play some games!


M14352: The Mathematics of Pokemon in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Have you ever wondered about the specific mechanics of Pokemon, like type matchups and damage calculations, that allow for competitive Pokemon battling or Pokemon speedrunning? Have you ever heard of the terms "EVs" and "IVs" and and wondered what they meant or what they do? In this class, we'll go over some of these mechanics in theory, and a little bit of how they are put into practice!


X14395: Powerpoint Karaoke! in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Imagine that you are the speaker of a presentation, but you don't know what you are presenting on or what slides you are expecting. You have to wing this presentation somehow, but how would you do so? Welcome to powerpoint karaoke, where even nonsense makes sense. Come learn a bit more about how powerpoint karaoke works, including some tips and tricks, and try it out for yourself!


X13831: 7.4 Seconds for Every Pokémon in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Come learn a few things about every Pokémon up to Generation 8! You may learn about some that you never knew before, or about some funny descriptions of the more well-known ones.


W13949: Plank Countdown in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Are you participating in MathCounts and/or interested in solving math problems in your head quickly? Are you proud of your athleticism but feel like you never get a chance to show it off? If you believe that you can solve math problems in your head faster than your peers or that your abs are stronger than theirs, come join us in Plank Countdown, an activity also run at the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament! Rules will be elaborated on before the start. Feel free to drop by anytime to watch or participate; rounds start about every 15 minutes!


W13952: Estimation Markets in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Learn about financial markets while practicing your Fermi estimation skills in this classic game! Open to anyone with interest in math, science, or finance. Quick thinking and awareness of other players are of utmost importance.


S13763: STEM Lecture Series in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Explore a new topic in the realm of STEM every week through engaging one-time lectures given by various different teachers.


H13764: Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Lecture Series in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Explore a new topic in the realm of humanities, arts, and social sciences every week through engaging one-time lectures given by various different teachers.


X13766: Miscellaneous Activity Block in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Experience a new miscellaneous topic every week through engaging one-time activities such as (tentatively) a puzzle hunt, board games, and demonstrations with liquid nitrogen.


M13300: A Proof of the Hook Length Formula in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
We will introduce the idea of a partition and corresponding Young tableaux. We will then prove a celebrated theorem about counting standard Young tableaux. If time permits, we will discuss more about partitions.


W13440: Introduction to Canadian Fish (Best Card Game!) in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Want to learn the best card game and test the limits of your memory? Come learn Canadian Fish (commonly called Fish, also known as Literature), played between two teams of three people, and see who has the best memory and logic skills!


X13447: 3.7 Seconds for Every Pokémon in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Come learn a few things about every Pokémon up to Generation 7! You may learn about some that you never knew before, or about some funny descriptions of the more well-known ones.


M13492: Estimation Markets in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Learn about financial markets while practicing your Fermi estimation skills in this classic game! Open to anyone with interest in math, science, or finance. Quick thinking and awareness of other players are of utmost importance.