ESP Biography


Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2027

Picture of Aloysius Ng

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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X15965: Hanabi in Spark 2024 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2024)
If you're all working towards a common goal, why would communication struggles matter? Hanabi is a cooperative card game with a simple set of rules, where the goal is to share information efficiently to play legal moves. We introduce participants to the basics of the game, and work our way up to emergent conventions: what is a save, a finesse, a bluff? What does it mean to 'trust in the me that trusts in you'?

X15727: Hanabi I in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
Hanabi is an acclaimed cooperative card game where players work together to a common goal. The twist? You don't see what cards you have! This class will go through the rules and some basic conventions of the game. Includes practical training with fellow students and teachers.

X15728: Hanabi II in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
Which is the chop? How do we finesse cards? What is the bluff? Why did they discard? Why is that a misplay?!? Hanabi can be played purely with trust, but it can also be played with conventions that the players agree to. These make it more likely to win the game! In this class, we will go into more detail and explore some conventions of Hanabi. Includes practical training with fellow students and teachers.