About

I am a student at Stanford University. Class of 2021 or 2022.

In high school, I:

  • Was awarded Second Place Grand Award in Mathematics Category at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017
    • Project was a conjecture and proof of new upper bounds on the metric dimension for planar graphs with applications to GPS-less navigation systems
  • Scored 14 on the 2017 United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (ranking me around top ~110 nationwide)
  • Co-authored of a paper in combinatorial graph theory on the Metric Dimension for Planar Graphs, readable here: [1704.04066] Bounds on metric dimension for families of planar graphs
  • Achieved Distinguished Honor Roll Recipient on both AMC 12 and AMC 10 (top 1% on the nation’s largest math competition)
  • Was ranked top 30 in the national American Invitational Mathematics Examination (the invitation round after the AMC), an invitation-only round for the US Math Team selection process
  • Attended Ross Mathematics Camp at Ohio State University 2018 (one of USA’s oldest pure math summer program and an intense 6-week study of number theory)
  • Started school’s only math club, growing the club in three years to having twenty regular members, lecturing on a weekly basis on a topic of interest, hosting contests and activities, and promoting math at school assemblies
  • Started a collaborative blog  for competitive math students training for Olympiads and became one of the most popular blogs on AoPS, one of the followers of which was my ISEF partner, and a few more of which became my best friends

In college, I have:

  • Been selected in the two dozen cohort among hundreds of entrepreneurial-inclined Stanford students to be in this year’s Pear Garage program
  • Published two end-to-end iOS apps on the App Store
  • Started Quizkly with a partner, a machine learning EdTech product being user tested by Stanford Medical Students

I’ve also attended:

  • Summer Program on Applied Rationality and Cognition 2018 – a highly selective program, took classes in cognitive science, psychology and artificial intelligence under famous academics
  • Make School Summer Academy 2018 – completed curriculum in iOS App Dev using Swift 4 and Xcode, took courses in need-finding, web dev, continuous deployment, APIs, and much more
  • AwesomeMath Summer Program twice – an Olympiad-prep math camp

In college, I intend to study math with a minor/major in philosophy, using the time I save from engineering school to enrich my ability to reason about the world. Since I’m very inherently and purpose driven, I know myself well enough to know my motivation comes much more naturally when I’m pursuing passion projects then taking the same set of courses 40% (# Stanford CS majors, 2018) of other undergrads on campus take. I hope my side projects and former internationally ranked mathematical background can demonstrate the technical ability and drive to handle a software development internship.

If you would like to read a short autobiography on myself, see here.