Splash Biography


Major: Teacher

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2023

Picture of Merrick Cai

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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M70: Will the bird get home? and other stories in random walks in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
We'll have a fun introduction to random walks! Specifically, we'll discuss what happens when you take a random walk on $$\mathbb{Z}$$ (the number line), $$\mathbb{Z}^2$$ (the lattice in the coordinate plane), and $$\mathbb{Z}^3$$ (3D space). What happens when a very confused man leaves his house and starts wandering aimlessly? Will he ever return home? What about a bird? Sign up for this class to find out! (It will not be super rigorous, so enjoy the ideas!)

M71: Hidden Markov Models: Predicting the Market with Warren Buffett's Breakfasts in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
This course will provide an introduction to Markov Chains and Hidden Markov Models, so we may predict the daily market performance based entirely on Warren Buffett's daily eating habits! He once famously said “$3.17 is a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, but if the market’s down this morning, I’ll pass up the $3.17 and go with the $2.95.”