ESP Biography


Major: Undecided

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Past Classes

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M7533: Cryptography Role Play in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Crypto isn't just for computers! In this class, we'll try to tell each other secrets while our classmate (and nemesis) Eve listens in.

M7886: Ask anything about math! in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Come ask all the math questions you've been dying to have answered to a panel of MIT math majors! We'll answer anything from conceptual questions (what are Lagrange multipliers?) to computational questions (how do I compute this integral?) to philosophical questions (what is math?)! We'll have teachers studying all areas of math, so hopefully we can answer any (reasonable) questions you throw at us.

M7267: Cryptography, Complexity and Algorithms in HSSP Summer 2013 (Jul. 07, 2013)
This class will cover a range of topics in theoretical computer science. Topics will include cryptography - ways to share secrets effectively -, complexity theory -models of computation and their fundamental limitations -, and algorithms -effective ways to solve problems with computing power. Other topics may be covered if time permits.

M6873: Cryptography, Information, and Complexity in HSSP Spring 2013 (Mar. 02, 2013)
This class will cover varying topics ranging across theoretical computer science. Some topics include: - Cryptography, or, how to tell secrets - Information Theory, or, how to measure randomness - Complexity Theory, or, why can't your computer do everything - Algorithms, or, how does your computer do everything

M6708: Introduction to Group Representations in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Group theory is an area of math where people study symmetries of all sorts of things. Linear algebra is an area of math where people study linear maps between different spaces. Representation theory is what happens when you smash the two together.

M5262: Extreme Math in Splash! 2011 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2011)
This class is mostly an excuse for us (the teachers) to watch you (the students) flail while you try to solve tricky math problems on the spot. This is how it will work. We will give you a math problem, and you'll have to immediately present a solution on the black-board. You'll have up to eight minutes to present your proof, but you need to continuously be presenting. Then our panel of judges will award you a score based on how correct, confusing, and amusing your solution was. There may or may not be teams, depending on how many students we get.

M4099: Combinatorial Nonsense! in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Not combinatorial sense!

S4107: Basics of Lagrangian Mechanics in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Like Physics, but hate solving complicated systems and force diagrams? Discover ideas that make problems in Newtonian Mechanics as dead as disco.

Honeybear in SPLASH (2011)
Math! The prerequisites for this class were: Like math and puzzles, knows how to prove basic propositions with induction