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ESP Biography



MARGALIT GLASGOW, Stanford Computer Science PhD student




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I first got to be involved in Splash (at MIT!) as a high schooler who grew up in Boston, and I remember attending some super cool classes on board games!

I did my undergrad at MIT in math with computer science. There, I taught a couple Splash classes there on "how computers work" and "how big is infinity?".

I'm super stoked to be here at Stanford as a grad student (it's my first year!) and able to teach at Stanford Splash!

At Stanford, I research "theoretical computer science", which is basically a field devoted to fun math puzzles.



Past Classes

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M7240: How to identify sick soldiers: Coding Theory and Group Testing in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Imagine you have 1000 soldiers, and you want to identify the ones who may be sick with Syphilis. The problem is, conducting blood tests (which is the only way to test if a soldier is sick), is expensive! How can you figure out who is sick in as few blood tests as possible? Come to this workshop to figure out how, and learn lots more about "group testing" and the larger area of error correcting codes, which is all about how to send messages when an evil adversary is allowed to corrupt some of the letters in your message. No prerequisite math knowledge is necessary, but come ready to put your math hat on and solve some difficult puzzles!


W7336: Frisbee frisbee frisbee! in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Come if you want to get outside and run around! Learn to toss a frisbee using a backhand, forehand, scoober, or hammer throw! If that's too easy, learn to toss two frisbees at once or while kicking a soccer ball! If we have enough people, we'll play a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Disclaimer: I cannot teach you how to spin a frisbee on your fingertip.