ESP Biography

ROBERT SPRAGG, First-year Graduate Student in Atmosphere / Energy

Major: Civil Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I'm Robert, and I am a graduate student at Stanford University. I am studying how we can use optimization techniques to synchronize autonomous vehicles and the power grid, and design a power grid that enables more renewable energy use! When I'm not in school, you can usually find me on a mountain, in a Starbucks, or at a sand volleyball court.

Past Classes

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M6375: Cryptography, Bitcoin, and Security in the modern world in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
Have you ever wondered how the iPhone X face recognition works? Did you know that 10% of the internet is secured using lava lamps? In this class, students will learn how these systems function, and how cryptography is used in industry, online, cryptocurrencies, messaging apps, and more!

E6064: Our Energy Future in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a wind turbine! Ever wonder about the history of US energy and where it's going? Come take a deep dive into understanding how our energy landscape is evolving every day.