ESP Biography



ADAM CAMPBELL, Cornell grad student stoked about CS theory!




Major: Computer Science/Engineering

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Adam Campbell

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Adam gracefully stumbled into computer science while majoring in religious studies and classics. He's since had many math-y adventures, like inventing new ways for computers to identify objects in pictures and designing equipment to let battlefield medics detect collapsed lungs. Adam is way too excited about algorithms, computational complexity, going barefoot, and literature. Ask him how his needlework habit relates to Alan Turing!



Past Classes

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The Limits of Computation in Splash Spring 2015
Why can't we write a program to solve any problem? What's the difference between problems that aren't practical to solve and problems that we literally cannot solve? How does all of this relate to keeping your data secure from prying eyes? We'll finish out with a glimpse at how modern scientists are pushing on these limits!


How the Internet Works in Splash Spring 2015
When you type www.facebook.com and press enter, Facebook leaps into view. How does this happen? You may be aware of something about networks and a web of computers, and you might know a little about IP addresses and routers. We'll get a high level picture of exactly what's going down with a whirlwind tour of the network stack, DNS, and much more!


The Limits of Computation in Splash Fall 2014
Why can't we write a program to solve any problem? What's the difference between problems that aren't practical to solve and problems that we literally cannot solve? How does all of this relate to keeping your data secure from prying eyes? We'll finish out with a glimpse at how modern scientists are pushing on these limits!