ESP Biography
MICHAEL KIM, stanford undergrad turned grad student!
Major: Computer Science College/Employer: Stanford Year of Graduation: Not available. 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
as an undergrad at stanford, i studied chemistry. now, i'm studying the theoretical foundations of computation as a phd student in the computer science department. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M4896: That's So Random in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09  10, 2016)
What does it mean to be "random"? Is the world inherently deterministic or random?
Many fields of study including statistics, physics, computer science, and philosophy have tried to answer these questions in many different ways. While randomness is frequently viewed as a source of uncertainty, are there ways we can leverage randomness to our advantage?
In this course, we will survey various attempts to answer these questions and more, discussing definitions of randomness, algorithmic and cryptographic applications of randomness, and the existence of randomness in the real world.
M4897: Games of Math in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09  10, 2016)
You might think that you don't need to know any math in order to beat your friends at games. But, you're wrong! Come learn everything you need to know to win at every game.
M4692: That's So Random in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07  08, 2015)
What does it mean to be "random"? Is the world inherently deterministic or random?
Many fields of study including statistics, physics, computer science, and philosophy have tried to answer these questions in many different ways. While randomness is frequently viewed as a source of uncertainty, are there ways we can leverage randomness to our advantage?
In this course, we will survey various attempts to answer these questions and more, discussing definitions of randomness, algorithmic and cryptographic applications of randomness, and the existence of randomness in the real world.
