ESP Biography

ROGERS EPSTEIN, MIT Senior Studying Mathematics and CS

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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M12982: Generating FUNctions in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
Have you ever wanted to count the number of ways to roll 4 dice to sum to 9, but haven't had the patience? Want an easy way to computer the ith Fibonacci number? Learn how to quickly do these problems and much more with generating functions!

M11891: Integration Bee! in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Come participate in an integration bee (YES, A CONTEST), similar to the one held at MIT annually, and then learn some calculus from us afterwards! Winner of the bee (the GRAND INTEGRATOR) gets a prize TBD.

M10998: Why "How Big Is Infinity?" Is a Stupid Question in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
In which I present a case to why $$\infty$$ doesn't exist. When we talk about it, are we referring to the biggest natural number, or some different object(s) altogether? Come share your frustration with the imperfect rigor in math while making fun of those attending the class name of the referenced question.

M10480: The Mathematics of Risk in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Ever wonder how exactly casinos know they will make money in the long run? Have you ever struggled to make an interesting and fair game? Why do people make decisions that go against what the math says? In this class, we will introduce the notion of expected value and standard deviation in the context of games. Then, we will look at examples of how these measures intuitively describe systems, and sometimes result in strange paradoxes...