ESP Biography


Major: EE

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Artit Wangperawong

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! My name is Art. My full first name is "artit", which is a Sanskrit-derived Thai word meaning the Sun (อาทิตย์). As for my last name, you should think of a unit of measure, like miles per hour. You can say it like a sentence: a wang per a wong.

I care about information technology, health, education and energy. Since my undergraduate years, I have been a part of the Stanford Solar Car Project as well as Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. I work on education, big data, machine learning, and blockchain. Beyond technology, I believe that the answer to many of our problems lie in people. One of my favorite quotes is from JFK: Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.

A native of California, I also enjoy basketball, hiking, traveling, history, languages and cultures. My native language is English, but I can also speak some Thai, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese and Teochew. As I am fortunate to have had many great teachers throughout my life, I enjoy teaching and mentoring others whenever possible.

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Past Classes

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E3597: Solar Cells in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
Ever wondered how sunlight is converted to electrons that we can use for energy? This class will cover the basics of how a solar cell works. No prior knowledge or experience necessary. Just come with your curiosity and questions. Instructor has extensive experience in the field.

E3269: Web App & Business Prototyping for Beginners in Splash! Fall 2013 (Nov. 02 - 03, 2013)
We will teach you how to rapidly prototype and validate your ideas for starting your own business. By the end of the session, you will know how to create your own web application from scratch. We will also discuss how web businesses are formed. Instructors have backgrounds in engineering and product development at Stanford University, Microsoft, and several startups.

L2277: How the US credit system works in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Credit cards, interest rates, loans, FICO scores, credit history. What are they, how do they work and why do they matter? This course will explain it thoroughly and concisely.