Understanding the True Cost of Land-Use Projects

Update: My team's paper earned the coveted Outstanding rating! Further, our paper won the Rachel Carson award, which "is presented to a team selected by the Head Judge of ICM Problem E for excellence in using scientific theory and data in its modeling." Over 4,800 collegiate teams from around the world were competing in Problem… Continue reading Understanding the True Cost of Land-Use Projects

Piano Songs [Overt Signaling]

I started playing piano in 7th grade and played up through 10th grade. I've been able to play here and then since then, and this is what I've played recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_brPAfiKnU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGQnVRGTCqg I used to like to play classically difficult songs like Maple Leaf Rag, but now I only make time to improvise and maintain… Continue reading Piano Songs [Overt Signaling]

A Mathematical Model for Visual Threat Response

BLUF: This post describes a personal victory, as well as some math to understand an interesting phenomenon. In April of 2018, I participated in aΒ math modeling competition where my three-person team had a week to tackle one of three problems and then go to Columbia University to compete in-person. Ultimately, we walked away with first… Continue reading A Mathematical Model for Visual Threat Response

Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling Victory (personal post)

In January 2018, I competed in COMAP's Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling. Over a period of about 100 hours, I worked with my team of two other freshmen on our 20-page report addressing ICM problem D. Essentially, we were looking at how a nation could implement an all-electric vehicle network and had to answer a variety… Continue reading Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling Victory (personal post)