ESP Biography


Major: CS

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Past Classes

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H6419: The Life and Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
The Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) is widely viewed as one of the most influential poets of the Victorian era. In this seminar-style class, we will read and discuss Hopkins' poetry, primarily focusing on the sonnet "The Windhover" - described by Hopkins himself as "the best thing I ever wrote." We will also explore how Hopkins influenced the work of later poets, including Dylan Thomas. Finally, we will consider the question of why Hopkins died virtually unknown, despite enjoying worldwide fame today.

M4765: Introduction to cryptography in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09 - 10, 2016)
In this class we will learn about the basics of modern public key cryptography, focusing on the RSA algorithm.

M4295: Measuring Distance in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
How can we measure the similarity between two images? Users in a social network? Cell populations? Books? Colors? Translations? Formalizing a distance metric between objects is critical for many applications in science and engineering, ranging from image search to recommendation engines. You will learn about different methods of computing distance, how to automatically learn a distance metric based on user input, and applications to machine learning.