# ESP Biography

## CRYSTAL REN, ESP Teacher

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Columbia University

Not Available.

## Past Classes

(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

M664: Network Security: Malware overview & analysis in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
An overview of malware especially in the context of network security will be covered. Traffic analysis, how firewalls and ids work, types of malware commonly seen and analysis methods will be covered as well.

M545: Cybersecurity: An Overview of a few Common Vulnerabilities in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 04, 2017)
In order to know how to build secure websites and programs, you need to know the common vulnerabilities and vectors of attack. Time permitting, we'll cover overviews of SQL injection, path traversal attacks/Inclusion Vulnerabilities, Cross-site Scripting (XSS), and buffer overflow attacks.

M483: Building J.A.R.V.I.S.: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing in Splash Spring 2017 (Mar. 25, 2017)
Ever wondered why the gap between the abilities of sci-fi chatbots (Iron Man's J.A.R.V.I.S comes to mind) and real chatbots (ie. Siri) is so stark? This course covers ways to build a chatbot. We will examine AI concepts, the challenges of creating a human-like chatbot, and current research in the field.

H343: Intro to Foucault in Splash Spring 2016 (Mar. 12, 2016)
Heard of Michel Foucault but have no idea what he's about? Want a simple introduction to his philosophy? We will explore a very basic introduction to Foucault's ideas.

H303: Poetry for Physicists/Mathematicians in Splash Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 14, 2015)
Do you like numbers? Do you like poetry? In this discussion-based course we will be exploring the nexus of the two. For example, we'll look at poems that tie in $$\pi$$ and other fun things like physics.