ESP Biography

JEFFREY TAO, 4th Year Columbia student studying Computer Eng.

Major: Computer Engineering

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi there! I'm a Columbia Engineering senior studying Computer Engineering (EE/CS). I'm also the president of Columbia IEEE and Columbia University Anime Club. I'm an avid hackathon attendee, web developer, and Linux enthusiast. This past summer, I was an intern at Microsoft.

See you in class!

Past Classes

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M322: How The Internet Works in Splash Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 14, 2015)
Have you ever wondered what's happening beneath the surface when you type in into your address bar and hit <Enter>? In this class we'll explore the various "layers" of protocols, infrastructure, and engineering feats that support the great collective endeavor we call "the internet". Along the way we'll pick up interesting facts about the internet's history, its construction, and where it's going in the future.

M268: Introduction to Computer Architecture in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 18, 2015)
This class will give a cursory overview of how a computer functions from a theoretical perspective, including (but not limited to) topics such as: - Logic Gates & Boolean Logic - High level overview of CPU and Memory functionality

M218: Cryptology in Splash Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 15, 2014)
Cryptology is the study of making and breaking ciphers. In this course, we'll investigate how some basic cryptosystems work and how to attack them. Along the way, we'll use some basic mathematical tools and explore how we can apply them to help break ciphers.