Diarios a Violinista

Over the past couple weeks, I have had the incredible opportunity to tour Mexico and Cuba with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Under the overarching theme of “Music that Dances”, we performed sold-out concerts, learned more about the rich heritage of these countries, and engaged in friendly cultural exchange with fellow artists and musicians. As student-musicians … More Diarios a Violinista

Econ in the News: the Great American Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, a lucky swath of the United States will experience a total eclipse for the first time in nearly a century, and the entire mainland will get to see a decent partial eclipse. That adds up to 300 million people who are potentially in the market for solar eclipse glasses. With an Amazon-induced … More Econ in the News: the Great American Solar Eclipse

Cubans do Entrepreneurship Better than Silicon Valley

For the past two weeks, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to go on tour to Mexico and Cuba as a violinist in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. One thing that stood out to me during my weeklong stay in Cuba was how entrepreneurial the Cuban people I met along the way could be. Even more impressive … More Cubans do Entrepreneurship Better than Silicon Valley

My Foray into Machine Learning

One very interesting class I took this quarter was ECON45: Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems. In addition to learning about statistical techniques, quasi-experimental models, and real-world applications of “big data” (or “wide data” – tons of things are observed, leading to datasets with more variables than observations), the class gave some insights … More My Foray into Machine Learning