ESP Biography

WILLIAM LI, Stanford freshman in math/CS, aspiring fun uncle

Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

William Li is an undergraduate at Stanford University studying computer science, math, and symbolic systems. Working with Ohio State University, he has published research on various areas of math and computer science, from autonomous driving to differential equations to combinatorial game theory. His research with MIT PRIMES invented new algebraic objects with applications in dynamical systems. At Stanford, Will's research interests are in AI and computational cognitive science with a focus on mental health. Outside of science, Will enjoys promoting mental health awareness, jamming to Taylor Swift, and “Zip-Carring” to the bay!

Past Classes

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C7731: Algorithms for Finding Love in Splash Spring 2022 (May. 14 - 15, 2022)
Have you ever wondered "why are mathematicians and computer scientists so romantically successful?" What are the chances you find your soulmate? In this class, learn about some mathematical and computational approaches to the elusive search for love! We will introduce various ideas in computer science from randomization to stable matchings to the P vs NP problem through the lens of romance… all the while dishing out real life dating advice!