# ESP Biography

## YC YU, ESP Teacher

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: MIT

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## Past Classes

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

H12123: Philosophy reading in HSSP Spring 2018 (Feb. 24, 2018)
Discussion on Plato's Republic and some other works Please read up to (at least) section 383c before the first class. Focus on the main ideas/arguments, and write down all questions/thoughts. http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&query=Pl.%20Resp.&getid=1 You can also get a paper copy: http://www.worldcat.org/title/republic-of-plato/oclc/945232269

H11815: Philosophy reading in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Discussion on Aristotle's Politics and some other works. Please read up to (at least) section 1288b before class: http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&query=Arist.%20Pol.&getid=1 You can also get/borrow a paper copy: http://www.worldcat.org/title/aristotles-politics/oclc/932784217

H11500: Philosophy reading seminar in HSSP Summer 2017 (Jul. 09, 2017)
Seminar on Plato's Republic and some other dialogues. Please read up to (at least) section 383c before the first class: http://perseus.uchicago.edu/perseus-cgi/citequery3.pl?dbname=GreekFeb2011&query=Pl.%20Resp.&getid=1 You can also get a paper copy: http://www.worldcat.org/title/republic-of-plato/oclc/945232269

H11289: Reading Clouds in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
What is a philosopher? How do Athenians like philosophers? We read Aristophanes' Clouds and hope to find clues.

H11242: Reading Symposium and Clouds in HSSP Spring 2017 (Feb. 18, 2017)
What do we love? What is nature of love? What is a philosopher? How do Athenians like philosophers? We read Plato's Symposium and Aristophanes' Clouds and hope to find clues.

M10600: Brief Introduction to Algebraic Topology in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Algebraic Topology is concerned with algebraic invariants of spaces under continuous deformations. Topics from singular homology, basic category theory, CW complexes, basic homological algebra, cohomology, etc. Content and duration will be tailored to students' background and interests.

H10536: Friendship and Curiosity: A Book or a Smartphone? in HSSP Summer 2016 (Jul. 10, 2016)
What is a friend? Why are friends friends? What are you curious about? What do you think is the answer? How do we find answers? Smartphones can carry thousands of ebooks; would we rather pick up a book or a smartphone? To answer these questions, we read chapters of Plato's $$\textit{Lysis}$$, $$\textit{Republic}$$ etc. and hope to find clues.

H10260: Friendship and Curiosity: From Plato to Tolstoy in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
What is a friend? Why are friends friends? What are you curious about? What do you think is the answer? How do we find answers? To answer these questions, we read chapters of Plato's $$\textit{Lysis}$$, $$\textit{Republic}$$, Tolstoy's $$\textit{War and Peace}$$, etc. and hope to find clues.

M10259: Introduction to Real Analysis in HSSP Spring 2016 (Feb. 20, 2016)
Our intuition is comfortable with integers, rational numbers, and their arithmetic. In the rational number system, a square with side length 1 has area 1, one with side length $$\frac{3}{2}$$ has area $$\frac{9}{4}$$; it seems almost certain to our intuition that we may adjust the side length "smoothly" between 1 and $$\frac{3}{2}$$ to obtain a square of arbitrary area between 1 and $$\frac{9}{4}$$. But we seem to run into trouble finding the square with area 2. How do we keep our faith in our intuition? In Real Analysis we define a number system in which we can adjust things "smoothly" and more powerful tools such as differentiation and integration. Topics will reflect student interest. Readings and exercises will be crucial.

C9653: Introduction to Machine Learning and Machine Ethics in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Machine learning studies and designs programs that learn from experiences to improve performance, just like us, hopefully. We will discuss some classic methods, its applications, potential, limitations, and some ethical concerns. No programming experience necessary.

H9740: Friendship: From Plato to Tolstoy in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
What is a friend? Why are friends friends? How to be a friend? To answer these questions, we gaze at classics and history really hard and beg for clues.