ESP Biography
STANISLAV NIKOLOV, ESP Teacher
Major: 6 College/Employer: MIT Year of Graduation: G 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Hey there! I'm Stan and I am a senior at MIT studying mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science. I tend to get excited about machine learning, neuroscience, dynamical systems, robotics, startups, and many other things. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)C4662: Introduction to Face Recognition in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
How can we get computers to recognize faces? In this talk we'll walk through a popular method of doing it. And on the way we'll cover some nifty statistics and linear algebra!
M1109: Discrete and Continuous Eigenproblems in Spark! Spring 2008 (Mar. 08, 2008)
In this class we will develop some theory of linear operators, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors and bring it to life using examples such as the spread of a virus, the vibration of a drum head, the diffusion of heat, the dynamics of romantic relationships, and more.
WARNING: This class will require considerable mathematical
maturity; knowledge of more advanced mathematics (calculus and beyond), while not always necessary, will be very helpful.
(Knowing that some students in lower grades have such mathematics backgrounds, I have not restricted the class to students in higher grades)
Document Similarity Measurement and Clustering in SPLASH (2007)
Ever Google something and get dozens of annoying irrelevant topics that somehow relate to your query? How do you sort ...
Dynamical Systems in SPLASH (2007)
Simple systems can evolve in interesting and complex ways over time. We will study some simple and interesting situations like: ...
