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.
CV
Research
Expository
Hobbies
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.
Contact
mweidner [AT] caltech.edu