During my high school junior year summer, I performed research in a bioinformatics laboratory during the Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Program. I worked in the Shah Lab to build a predictor for adverse events given a dataset of drugs matched with specific attributes. Here is my research abstract, and here is a link to download the final poster.
Also during high school, I co-founded a local math circle, Pleasanton Math Circle. Throughout my four years, I built lecture material for biweekly meetings to introduce middle school and elementary students to mathematical thinking. With topics such as game theory, students developed their problem solving skills while nursing a growing passion in math. Today, the math circle continues, drawing in over 60 local students per meeting.
During January of my freshman year, I participated in the 6.176 Pokerbots competition hosted by MIT. Along with a partner, I built a bot that was self-sufficient in playing heads-up pot limit Omaha poker. In a contest of over 30 bots, our bot received 7th overall with 1st place in the casino, or daily scrimmages. KCG Holdings Inc. also awarded our bot with a most creative strategy award.