ESP Biography

CORINNE HORN, Stanford PhD Student in Electrical Engineering

Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I love logic puzzles. I have always loved logic puzzles. If I were you, I would be so relieved there is a class like mine available. Take my class!

In other news, I have a dog, I like dystopian fiction, and I hike a bunch. At Stanford, I work on optimization problems as an electrical engineer.

Past Classes

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M5357: Logic puzzles in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
For those of you who need a break from the busy day of classes, this is your opportunity to sit in a quiet place and solve logic puzzles. Here is a sample of some puzzles I will bring: - Rubik's cube - Wood snake - Sudoku - Ken Ken - Logic games as word problems. - Magic rings We will sit on the lawn and work on puzzles while listening to relaxing music. My favorite puzzle is KenKen, so I will teach those interested how to play it.

E3708: Topics in Engineering and Computer Science in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
This class is hosted by IEEE (Institutes for Electronics and Electrical Engineering) and the point of this class is to be an open discussion about studying engineering and computer science. This class is meant to be a discussion about a career in engineering, math, and/or computer science. If time permits, we will talk about a cool concept from one of these areas.

E3322: Engineering demos in Splash! Fall 2013 (Nov. 02 - 03, 2013)
This class provides an overview of a few topics (including a demonstration) from some of the following technical fields: engineering, mathematics, computer science, and statistics. We hope this will be a great opportunity for students to learn about interesting projects and careers in engineering and other related fields. Questions and discussion are welcome! Students of all ages are encouraged, and the discussion will be tailored to the level of students enrolled. This event is partly sponsored by IEEE (Institute for electronics and electrical engineers).

H2791: Logic Puzzles and Games in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
This is a short class where we explore different types of logic puzzles. Puzzles include Sudoku, KenKen, Rubik's cube, snake puzzles, and more.

W3037: Logic Puzzles and Games Walkin Seminar in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
This is a short class where we explore different types of logic puzzles. Puzzles include Sudoku, KenKen, Rubik’s cube, snake puzzles, and more.

H2597: Logic Puzzles and Games: Rubik's cubes, KenKen, Sudoku, and more! in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Logic puzzles can be a productive and satisfying hobby. This class will be a short 45 outdoor class where students will a variety of puzzles and logic games to choose from, including Rubik's cubes, Sudoku, KenKen, wooden logic puzzles, metal interlocking puzzles, snake puzzles, etc. I will be teaching interested students how to solve a KenKen puzzle, which is a more mentally stimulating version of Sudoku. For those who are uninterested in learning how to solve this puzzle, their time may be spent on any of the other games available.

H2293: Rubik's Cubes and Other Puzzles in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
This is just a short (45 minute) class that gives students to opportunity to play with Rubik's cubes and other puzzles. I can teach anyone interested how to solve a Rubik's cube (it's mostly comes down to some boring memorization, but it is really impressive!) However, there's no pressure if you'd rather just play around instead. I will also have other puzzles, both in toy form and pen/paper form. A survey of the additional puzzles provided includes: snake cubes, metal interlocking puzzles, KENKEN (see my other class), sudoku, kakuro, and whatever else I can get my hands on.

H2295: How to KenKen in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
KenKen is the new, more intelligent Sudoku. I highly enjoy this game, and I would like to teach those interested how to play, and reveal some of my own strategies. Free puzzles are available online everyday at, so check it out if you're interested! This class will be short and laid back, a nice break to relax and enjoy some puzzles before you rush off to your next class.

E1739: Playing with Circuits: A hands-on electrical engineering laboratory in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
First, we will examine and discuss basic electrical components such as batteries, resistors, LEDs, breadboards, and capacitors. Motivated students can play with simple sensors such touch sensors, heat sensors, and photo resistors (light sensors). As we test the functionality of these components, we will also cover the engineering concepts driving the observable phenomena. Then we will start building interactive circuits on breadboards powered by batteries. All students will pair up and build a circuit that lights a string of colored light bulbs ( LEDS) that are either blinking or powered by a button. Additional sensors will be available to play with, and additional projects include building circuits that utilize sensors and react to the environment.