ESP Biography


Major: 18

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Past Classes

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W12639: Chess and Chess Puzzles in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
Rook no further! We have all the chess you are looking for. From chess puzzles to rapid bullet to bughouse chess, people of all ages and skill levels are welcome to stop by and get their daily dose of chess!

W12139: Fermi Estimation in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
How many bouncy balls fit in this jar? How about in this room? In the Pacific Ocean? How long does it take me to cross this room by foot? How long would it take me to walk to Iowa and back? We'll have a bunch of ridiculous questions along these lines for you to take your best guesses at, and the closest to my guess for each one will win a prize of some sort

X12157: How to beat your dad at chess, MIT style. in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Learn what's important in chess. How to take advantage of your opponents mistakes and weaknesses, how to defend, and how to get a queen. This is a beginner level class, designed for those with a basic knowledge of chess. We will go over a handful of important things to look out for, and some tricks that will help you beat your opponents.

X12195: Chess to puzzle over in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
We will be presenting a bunch of chess puzzles, across a wide range of difficulties, for you to solve. There will be boards set up with puzzles on them.

M11922: Winning Dots-And-Boxes, Nim, and Other Games in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Dots-And-Boxes is a paper-and-pencil game most popular among small children, but the strategy behind it is anything but simple. We’ll play some example games, and then quickly start analyzing a general strategy to win almost every time. In the process, we’ll need to do a whirlwind tour of combinatorial game theory, including games like Nim, and time permitting, Kayles, Dawson’s Chess, and any other games of interest.