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ESP Biography



ROHAN MEHTA, ESP Teacher




Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Past Classes

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M6489: The 3n+1 Problem in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
The 3n+1 problem, also known as the Collatz Conjecture, is one of the more perplexing problems in mathematics. It is simple enough that you can explain it to someone with no knowledge of mathematics but there is no known solution. We will discuss the problem and the attempts to solve it while learning about some modern mathematical techniques along the way.


M6139: Introduction to Sabermetrics in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
An introduction to the mathematical analysis of baseball. Find out how people evaluate players, predict outcomes, and come up with statistics like BABIP, wRC+, and WAR while learning important principles in statistics and probability theory.


M5492: Introduction to Sabermetrics in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
An introduction to the mathematical analysis of baseball. Find out how people evaluate players, predict outcomes, and come up with statistics like BABIP, wRC+, and WAR while learning important principles in statistics and probability theory.


M5200: Sneaky Statistics, Perplexing Probability in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
You encounter randomness and chance every single day. Probability and statistics give you the ability to interpret and understand this randomness. In this class, we’ll cover an introduction to portions of these two important subjects, and put them in the context of actual problems: How can you tell if a sequence is random? What is ‘the Wisdom of the Crowd?’ How likely are people in a room to share a birthday? In this interactive workshop, find out the answers to these questions and more!


B4885: Evolutionary Game Theory in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09 - 10, 2016)
An activity-based introduction to the application of game theory to evolution. Among other topics, we will explore the evolution of cooperation and discuss why, for instance, peacock's tails are so unwieldy.


M4907: Sneaky Statistics, Perplexing Probability in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09 - 10, 2016)
You encounter randomness and chance every single day. Probability and statistics give you the ability to interpret and understand this randomness. In this class, we’ll cover an introduction to portions of these two important subjects, and put them in the context of actual problems: How can you tell if a sequence is random? What is ‘the Wisdom of the Crowd?’ How likely are people in a room to share a birthday? In this interactive workshop, find out the answers to these questions and more!


M4466: Continued Fractions in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
Continued fractions are interesting mathematical structures with many useful properties. Learn about how you can use continued fractions to approximate pi, discover why the golden ratio is so special, and explore chaotic systems.


M4525: Mathemagical Puzzles in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
Explore a world of mathematical thinking and problem solving in this interactive workshop. Topics will be presented and then students will break into groups to further explore the concepts for themselves. Likely topics will include geometric intuition on algebraic ideas, logic puzzles and possibly a foray into high dimensional geometry! The emphasis of the class will allow for students to grapple with problems and work with others to develop their own intuition on approaching new concepts.


H4191: Introduction to Sabermetrics in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
An introduction to the statistical analysis of baseball. Learn how we evaluate players, project outcomes, and calculate statistics like BABIP, FIP, and WAR.


B4192: A Brief Introduction to Population Genetics in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
The human genome is comprised of three billion base pairs, of which, 99% are identical across the entire human population. Only a very small fraction of the genome harbors any variation. It is this small, variable fraction that plays an important role in natural selection and can inform us about events such as demography. With genomic sequencing technology becoming increasingly cheap and accessible to the public, we are now entering an exciting era of personalized genomics and medicine. In this course, we will learn about the signatures of genetic variation that can help us understand our susceptibility to diseases and our human demographic history.


M3776: Introduction to Sabermetrics in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
An introduction to the mathematical analysis of baseball. Find out how people evaluate players, predict outcomes, and come up with statistics like BABIP, wRC+, and WAR while learning important principles in statistics and probability theory.


B3867: A Brief Introduction to Population Genetics in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
The human genome is comprised of three billion base pairs, of which, 99% are identical across the entire human population. Only a very small fraction of the genome harbors any variation. It is this small, variable fraction that plays an important role in natural selection and can inform us about events such as demography. With genomic sequencing technology becoming increasingly cheap and accessible to the public, we are now entering an exciting era of personalized genomics and medicine. In this course, we will learn about the signatures of genetic variation that can help us understand our susceptibility to diseases and our human demographic history.


M3488: Introduction to Sabermetrics in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
An introduction to the mathematical analysis of baseball. Find out how people evaluate players, predict outcomes, and come up with statistics like BABIP, wOBA, and WAR while learning important principles in statistics and probability theory.