ESP Biography

DEAN PARKER, Sophomore studying OR and APAM

Major: Operations Research

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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M908: Simulation with Python in Tides Fall 2020 (Oct. 04, 2020)
Ever wonder how Wolfram Alpha comes up with results for impossible integrals? Or how to guess how long you will wait in line at the store? Or even how to model stock market? Then simulation can help get you to your goal! Come learn about methods for approximating reality with nothing more than the generation of millions of random numbers, statistics, and the programming language Python.

M629: Dynamical Systems in Splash Spring 18 (Mar. 31, 2018)
A dynamical system is a group of equations which an be used to describe a variety of physical events, such as motion or population. The defining feature of these is that the change over time is dependent on other factors (for example, birth rate is dependent on the current population). The best part is that these complex equations cannot always be solved, but a lot of information can still be taken from them! If nothing else, come look at the neat pictures these systems generate when graphed.