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ALEX TSENG, Computer science graduate student




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a 2nd-year PhD student in the computer science department, and my research focuses on computational biology. I'm most interested in using computer science to develop efficient and robust models to understand how a few gigabytes of data (i.e. the genome) can determine the vast complexity of a human individual.

Prior to coming to Stanford, I studied computer science and biology at UC Berkeley. Before that, I attended Gunn High School here in Palo Alto.

I like cats and caterpillars (no relation).



Past Classes

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M7174: P vs NP: The Problem Worth a Million Dollars in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
We use computers to solve a lot of different problems, but some problems are easier than others to solve than others. Your phone easily tell you shortest path from San Francisco to Los Angeles, but it is much harder to figure out the quickest way to visit all the cities in California. In this class, we will be discussing some of the most famous problems in all of computer science. We will learn what makes them so hard, how closely they're related, and the (literal) million-dollar question of how difficult they truly are.