Splash Biography
LOUIS WASSERMAN, UChicago math student.
Major: Not available. College/Employer: Not available. Year of Graduation: Not available. 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
Louis is a rising thirdyear math major at UChicago. He worked for Google over the past summer. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M669: What Is A Number? in Splash! Fall 2010 (Oct. 02, 2010)
A caveman sits in a cave. There are some rocks at his feet. He picks them up, one at a time: one, another one, another one...
How did we get from there to all of the different things we call numbers today? What would the caveman have thought of a number like $$\frac{2}{3}$$? What about $$\pi$$?
M410: Introduction to Complexity Theory in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 03, 2009)
Computers work lightningfast, but are there problems simply too difficult for them? Learn about complexity theory, the study of how difficult it is for computers to solve mathematical problems, and which problems might simply take millenia to solve  and about a question with a milliondollar prize for the first person to solve it.
M412: Introduction to Algorithms in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 03, 2009)
Had some programming experience? Algorithms is the study of how to solve computational problems efficiently, without focusing on the programming aspect, and it's a rich area of study with a tasty mathematical flavor.
We'll cover a variety of basic algorithms, ranging from depthfirst search to A* and dynamic programming.
