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ERIC LIU, Yale Junior - Cognitive Science

Major: Cognitive Science

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! My name is Eric Liu and I am a Junior studying group behavior and psychology within the Cognitive Science major at Yale. When I'm not in a lab hunched over a computer or some reagents, I enjoy making music, reading science fiction and watching cooking shows on YouTube.

Past Classes

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E4126: Teaching a Robot to See: Computer Vision and Biological Perception in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
Horseshoe crab mating?! Have you ever wondered how horseshoe crabs detect mates using their rudimentary visual systems? How is vision implemented in the human brain? Finally, is it possible to teach robots how to see? In this course, you will learn the basic math and neurobiology underlying the field of computer vision, including: 1) How light detected by the retinas is processed through neural visual architecture in the human brain 2) How we use visual information to perceive and navigate the world around us 3) How we can implement ideas inspired from biology in our computers See you soon!

E4128: Building Virtual Worlds: Introduction to 3D Art and Modeling in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
How can you bring your dream world to life? With 3D modeling, of course! Some of the most influential animated films of the last three decades, such as The Incredibles, Toy Story and Frozen were created using computers. In this course, you will learn the basics of 3D modeling—an integral part of 3D computer graphics. You will also learn how to create your very own 3D models, straight from your imagination to the screen, by using the Autodesk TinkerCAD computer-aided design platform.

E4129: You Are What You Eat: The Human Microbiome in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
Did you know that there are approximately 10 times as many microbial cells than human cells in the human body? These microorganisms constitute the human microbiome – the collection of all bacteria, fungi and viruses that we live with every day. They influence our lifelong health, our resistance to diseases, and even the way we think! In this class, you will learn about scientific studies on the microbiome, how doctors are using this knowledge to treat diseases, and how our microbial companions keep us healthy and happy throughout our lives.