Diarios a Violinista – Havana

For the last five days of our tour, we made history. Our arrival at José Martí International Airport marked the first time the Stanford Symphony Orchestra had ever toured in Cuba, and one of the few times any Stanford-affiliated group has visited. Here are some great memories from my time in Cuba: Performing with Ballet … More Diarios a Violinista – Havana

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

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

Easter Egg Hunt!

It’s Easter! This year, I decided to throw my friends in Lantana a big Easter Egg Hunt. It turns out that there are a lot of nooks and crannies in the dorm – edges of stairwells, blended in with scenery, the fire extinguisher boxes, and even the fridge were places where I hid a variety of … More Easter Egg Hunt!

Relaxing at Lake Lag

It’s been a very busy and tiring Winter Quarter so far; it’s still going to be busy for the rest of the quarter, but I did take some time today to just get away from my computer and relax. With academics, clubs, extracurricular activities, and responsibilities that now directly affect hundreds of people, it’s all to … More Relaxing at Lake Lag