Gradient Descent in Disguise

June 23, 2023

Last semester I found myself sitting on a kitchen floor at a house party in Cambridge. To my left, a bag of boxed wine, and to my right, a very inebriated guest vigorously explaining to me how doing a Ph.D…. Read more

What I Want To Do

February 27, 2023

I want to learn about ideas, and I want to use what I learn to create something new. I want to do research, to invent, to combine ideas, tear them apart, and create new ones of my own. I want… Read more

Forward Forward Neural Networks

December 27, 2022

At the NeurIPS conference in 2022, Geoffrey Hinton proposed a new architecture for training neural networks using an algorithm called Forward-Forward. Forward-Forward is a biologically plausible alternative to the conventional backpropagation approach to training neural networks, and here I demonstrate… Read more

Social Media

August 08, 2022

The age old understanding of social media’s harms is that it manipulates our desire for the approval of others as well as our natural tendency to compare ourselves against others, to form an addiction to platforms that monetize our attention…. Read more

Last Day

August 06, 2022

On my team there is one other intern, and today was her last day. We never talked much, she sat perpendicular to me in an adjacent row of desks, and since she started before me, I sometimes read her code… Read more

Sunset District Travel Agency

July 17, 2022

Clement’s shop lives on a street full of life — not the life that spends its waking hours “getting ahead” by adorning facades in the world of white collar American employment, but a life who lives in second story flats… Read more

Software Affirmations

October 19, 2021

Deep thanks to Spencer Belsky and Rebecca Swernofsky for their valuable contributions to this list and beyond, from a time when we were deep in the throes of redesigning TAMID Tech Consulting. I WILL REFRAIN FROM USING @CHANNEL TODAY MY… Read more

A Few Things I Learn Every Day Week

May 15, 2021

Hey! This hasn’t been updated in a while. Has Marc learned anything after January of 2021? That’s a good question. I’m writing this in mid-May of 2021. The past few months I’ve been kept busy between my co-op at Vicarious… Read more

2020 Recap

January 01, 2021

Hello! Thanks for checking out my 2020 recap! I’m super fortunate to have done some exciting things this year, and I hope you find them interesting! In March, I came back to the Bay Area for spring break. Midway through,… Read more

Proof of two nifty properties of Hermitian operators

December 18, 2020

Given a Hermitian operator $\hat{H}$: 1. The Eigenvalues are Real Let’s say we apply our Hermitian operator $\hat{H}$ to a state $\vert\Psi\rangle$. We’re going to get some scalar of an eigenvalue of $\hat{H}$, call this $h$. Also consider what happens… Read more

Algorithms and Data Structures, Notes

December 07, 2020

These are my notes from CS 3000, Data Structures and Algorithms. I took this class in the fall of 2020. See the outline on the left to jump to a relevant section. Here’s where the second half of the semester… Read more


November 10, 2020

Earlier this week, Lebanon announced its plan to introduce a new digital currency in 2021. This feels natural to anyone following the rise of cryptocurrencies in recent years, starting with Bitcoin’s explosion in popularity in 2017. But Lebanon isn’t simply… Read more

Quantum Mechanics & Quantum Computing Courses – November 2020

November 06, 2020

Listing of quantum physics and quantum computing courses I found. Current as of November 2020. Foundational QC Courses Quantum Computing. Less Formulas - More Understanding Coursera (5 weeks) Course by the same professor at St. Petersburg University who taught this… Read more

Ventilating Classrooms for COVID Safety

November 04, 2020

Stuart Dalziel, a leading fluid mechanics scientist, has spent the last few weeks running between lecture halls on Cambridge University’s campus, performing experiments to see just how safe these classrooms are for in-person teaching. Using a fog machine to simulate… Read more

Cookies are passé; browser fingerprinting is à la mode

October 13, 2020

You probably know browser cookies as the reason why you’ll Google something and then suddenly start seeing advertisements for it on your Instagram feed. More specifically, this spooky action is the work of third-party cookies – little bits of data… Read more

Wildfire and Smoke Exposure in Children, AAP Webinar

September 20, 2020

In early September, the American Academy of Pediatrics hosted a webinar on wildfire and smoke exposure in children, where leading pediatricians Dr. Stephanie Holm and Dr. Petra Steinbuchel discussed the physical and mental health risks of wildfire smoke to children…. Read more

Neural Network Architectures and Techniques

August 21, 2020

A quick cheat sheet I threw together about things that I wanted to remember as I was taking a course on deep learning. Architectures Convolutional Networks Convolutional networks work by applying a filter or set of filters to input data…. Read more

Vibe of Boston

April 18, 2020

I recently worked on a very exciting project with my friend Vedant Rautela. We were inspired by the question, “Where should one stay when one visits Boston?” When we visit a new city, we don’t know what to expect, but… Read more

Foundations of Cybersecurity, Notes

April 15, 2020

This past semester, I have taken CY2550: Foundations of Cybersecurity, taught by Dr. Abhi Shelat. Throughout the course of the semester, I’ve transcribed my in-class scribbles to a cohesive outline of the major topics and takeaways from the course. I’ve… Read more