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ESP Biography



KARTIK CHANDRA, Undergrad in theoretical computer science




Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Kartik Chandra

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Can you spot the giraffe in my picture?

Read more about me here: https://cs.stanford.edu/~kach/



Past Classes

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H7272: Non-teleological thinking in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Why are some people taller than others? What does "leadership" mean? What is "cause" and what is "effect" and what is "credit" and what is "blame"? What, really, is an ecosystem? All these questions are deeply, deeply related. This class is a discussion about non-teleological or "is" thinking, as developed jointly by John Steinbeck (a writer) and Ed Ricketts (a marine biologist) in "Log from the Sea of Cortez." Please come prepared to speak up in class.


W7333: Juggling: Down With Gravity! in Splash Spring 2019 (May. 04 - 05, 2019)
Join us in Main Quad in front of the church to learn to juggle! It's the art of letting go. :-)


W6830: Learn to Juggle in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Learn to Juggle with members of Down with Gravity, Stanford's juggling club (get it? we juggle clubs). No experience required — and we provide the props. =)


M6277: How to draw an infinite tree in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
There are 43,000 trees on Stanford's campus — and they're all beautiful, unique, and intricate. How can we possibly capture their infinite detail? In this class, we'll use big ideas from computer science to help us draw trees that we couldn't possibly draw by hand. Along the way, we'll unravel a powerful concept that relates fractals, fugues, and flying horses: recursion.


H6278: Poetry as a Moral Compass in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
As far as poetry goes, TS Eliot's masterpiece "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" is as obtuse as it gets. But as my old English teacher once said, the weird parts are where meanings lie. To me, Prufrock is a song of humanity, a statement of purpose, a cry of ambition, a lament of loneliness. What is it to you? Only you can say. In this course, you will read, analyze, and critique this poem with the goal of deriving a life lesson for yourself.


M6017: How to draw an infinite tree in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
Join us as we use computers to draw Stanford's unofficial mascot: the tree! We'll learn to use a blocks-based programming language to make pretty pictures that you couldn't possibly draw by hand. Along the way, we'll explore the big ideas that relate fractals, fugues, and flying horses.