Splash Biography
BRANDON WU, Aspiring professor, 15150 Teaching Assistant
Major: Cognitive Science College/Employer: CMU Year of Graduation: 2022 

Brief Biographical Sketch:
I am a CMU sophomore studying Cognitive Science, with an interest in elegant, universal mathematical truths, as well as how they are made apparent through studying computer science. I am very fond of teaching, and as such I am a peer tutor with CMU Academic Development, as well as a Teaching Assistant in the School of Computer Science, namely for 15150 Principles of Functional Programming. My dream is to be a professor. Past Classes(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)M9: SelfReference and Mathematical Beauty in Carnegie Mellon Splash Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
Selfreference is so simple, even this sentence can do it. Yet while selfreference is such a seemingly innocuous and easytograsp concept, it has deep implications in fields such as philosophy of mathematics and computer science. This course aims to introduce students to thinking about selfreferential concepts (through examples and GĂ¶del's incompleteness theorems), as well as how it relates to elegant mathematical ideas. A background in programming is not necessary, but perhaps helpful. Prior knowledge of basic logic will be helpful.
