Splash Biography

MAX OHM, Yale freshman studying computer science and math

Major: Computer Science and Math

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2027

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in the lovely town of Bethesda, Maryland. All throughout high school I maintained an intense interest in computer science and robotics, and now I'm pursuing that interest by studying CS and math at Yale!

Past Classes

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M4861: Probability - The Most Misunderstood Type of Math in Splash Spring 2024 (Apr. 06, 2024)
If I flip a coin, how often will it land on heads? What are the odds I win a game of poker? Will it rain tomorrow? Probability is the study of how likely events like these are to occur. It’s quite possibly the most common type of math in our everyday lives, predicting everything from weather forecasts to sports games to medical diagnoses. However, the human brain is famously bad at estimating probabilities—even incredible mathematicians like Isaac Newton failed to solve simple probability problems! This class will explore some basic scenarios that almost everyone guesses wrong but have very simple solutions. If you’re ready to have your expectations challenged while exploring the world around you, come to this class ready to learn!