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.