For the 2018-2019 academic year, I am a computer science Masters
student at Cambridge University, as a Churchill Scholar
Previously, I was a math major
(and computer science minor
) at Caltech.
Broadly, I seek to apply mathematical thinking to problems in computer science with practical applications.
My recent areas of interest include the design of algorithms for error-correcting codes and cryptography. At Cambridge, I will be researching algebraic Internet routing.
- Notes from a talk I gave on algebraic geometry error-correcting codes to Caltech's Math Club, targeted towards a general undergraduate mathematical audience.
While at Caltech, I played tenor saxophone in the Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra
. I can juggle five balls and three of various other objects.
Math is Fun?
Here is a list of math jokes
, compiled by Laura Shou
Here is a packet of "fun" math problems
, compiled from various sources by a group including William Hoza
, Laura Shou
, Jalex Stark
, Michael Wheeler, and myself. They are designed to be printed double sided and cut in two, so that each problem has a link to its "answer" on the back.
mweidner [AT] caltech.edu