ESP Biography

RAYAN ALBRAIDI, Stanford Senior Studying Electrical Engineering

Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a current undergraduate majoring in Electrical Engineering specializing in hardware and software development. Interested in embedded systems design/architecture and Machine Learning/AI. Please feel free to ask me about anything from majoring in CS/EE to just being a college student. Would love to talk with you either way :)

Past Classes

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C7732: Architecture of Computing: Processors, GPUs, and Operating Systems in Splash Spring 2022 (May. 14 - 15, 2022)
Ever wondered how the heck can your laptop or phone even function? What the hell is binary and how does your operating system send these signals to your GPU to render the latest PC Game in 4K or to your speaker to play the newest Olivia Rodrigo song? It turns out all these complex systems merge remarkably to create all sorts of fascinating applications. In this class we're explore the origins of computing, how processors and GPUs work, their differences and similarities, and how they merge with your operating system to create your modern smartphone or computer.

E7393: We Got the Power: Energy Resources, Impacts, and Future in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16 - 17, 2019)
It’s no surprise that many people believe climate change is one of the biggest issues plaguing urban development. But even after numerous inventions and increased social awareness, fossil fuels are still the primary resource of energy globally. That has a lot of different reasons ranging from cost, politics, and location. This class aims to examine the fundamental techniques of energy generation for the major renewable and non-renewable sources of energy such as coal, gas, solar, nuclear, and wind. First, we will cover the bare basics of energy thermodynamics and draw distinctions between renewable, semi-renewable, and non-renewable energy sources. We will then talk briefly about the techniques utilized to harvest the energy of each resource, the advantages, and disadvantages of each process as well as current ongoing research into potential greener solutions. This class is well suited for any person who’s interested in energy engineering (the study of techniques to harvest energy for various reasons) or is curious about the reasons that make fossil fuels the major energy resource worldwide. No prior knowledge in any subject is necessary aside from understanding basic algebraic manipulation and chemical symbols (If you can solve 6x+4=40 and know what CH4 and CO2 mean you’re good to go).

H7181: Hala Wi Marhaba: Basics of the Arabic Language & Culture in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Are you interested in learning an exotic language? While Arabic is one of the hardest languages in the world, you can still learn some basic phrases and nuances of it. And it will all be worth it! We'll show you how to write your name in Arabic calligraphy and teach you basic phrases and greetings. Also Arabic tea and coffee will be served along with traditional Arabic pastries! So come on through and enjoy exploring a new culture.