Outreach at Ravenswood Middle School

Blog, Information Theory (Winter 2020)

Over the course of the quarter students in EE276 have prepared for an outreach event at Ravenswood Middle School. The class is teaching about a wide range of topics related to information theory. Some teams are talking about mapping political landscapes while others delve into the theory of code breaking. There are groups demonstrating applications to the military when flying jets and others showing information theory through Fortnite.

Given the unfortunate COVID-19 circumstance, the class have undertaken a virtual outreach activity this year. Each group records an interesting short video, and teaches information-related topics in a fun and interactive way! The full list of the videos can be watched through the following Youtube playlist.

The EE276 students also contribute a series of amazing projects in information theory. The full list of projects can be found here.

The EE276 students also contribute a series of amazing projects in information theory. The full list of projects can be found here with individual links below:

  • Introduction to Ravenswood Outreach (Ryan C Stocking): video
  • An Order-Optimal Edit-Correcting Code (Daniel Tan): blog
  • Audio Lossy Compression Game (Timothy Chong): video
  • Bioinformatics (Christian A Choe and Raphael R Eguchi): video
  • Brain Computer Interfaces (Iliana Bray and Persiana S Saffari): video
  • Career Day (Liz Leckie, Jonathan J Mak, and Kevin H Tang): video, blog
  • Compressed Sensing and Quantum Tomography (Beicheng Lou and Evan Laksono): video, blog
  • Compression (Wei H Chao): video
  • Compression of Quantum Information (Tim Chen): video, blog
  • Combinatorial Problems via Information Theory (David Lin): blog
  • Controlling Video Games with Thoughts BMI (Pumiao Yan): video
  • Elections (Sandy Handan Nader): video, blog
  • Entropy of quantum circuits: What makes a quantum algorithm difficult to simulate (Grace Johnson): blog
  • Error Correcting Codes (Alexandre M Bucquet, Colleen Dai, Diwakar Ganesan, and Madison N Hurr): video, blog
  • Federated Learning (Saelig A Khattar, Andrew Wang): video
  • Forecasting as a Tool to Effectively Communicate Pressing Information: A Look Into Meat Consumption, Climate Change, and Alternative Food Networks (Rakan Albarghouty and Kyle Walker): blog
  • How the brain can help us understand information theory (Praveen N Pallegar and Maxim Serebriakov): video
  • Huffman Encoding (Katherine Kowalski, Calvin Lin, and Yasmeen Jassim): video, blog
  • Image To Image Translation (Yue Li, Yawen Sun, Yahan Yang): video
  • Information Manipulation (John Asigbekye and Meghaha V Rao): video, blog
  • Information of Popular Communication Methods (Alissa S Ling and Arun Seetharaman): video, blog
  • Information Theoretic Motivation For GANs (Andrew A Miller Smith): video, blog
  • Information theory and alphabet (Trisha Jani): video
  • Information Theory In Music (Paavani Dua and Jonas Messner): video
  • Informational entropy of standardized testing (Ellie R Bowen, Nathan A Fotedar): video
  • Learned Image Compression (Helena Huang, Boxiao Pan, and Yanpei Tian): video, blog
  • LED Displays (Natalie K Gable and Sarah R Woodard): video, blog
  • Lossless and lossy compression of material decomposition images from dual energy CT (Yirong Yang): video, blog
  • Machine learning (Adeline E Wong): video
  • Message in a Message: Deep Steganography for Natural Human Language (Josh Payne): blog
  • Mind Body Problems (Viraga Perera): video
  • Model Of Brain Lesions (Aaron R Altman and Arjun K Dhawan): video
  • Molecular Evolution and Entropy (Bennett J Kapili): video, blog
  • Pictograms (Elizabeth Chen, Jingxiao Liu, and Kailas Vodrahalli): video, blog
  • Quantum Information Channels and Distributed Quantum Computing (Matthew Radzihovsky, Mason Swofford, and Alex Fuster): blog
  • Secret Codes (Stephen Badger and Ryan C Stocking): video, blog
  • Simple Communication (Xin Ma): video
  • Social Bots (Fiona Hall Zazueta): video
  • The Evolution Of Music Storage (Casey P Butcher, Tania Dhaliwal, and Michelle V Ly): video, blog

Thanks to all the hardworking students from EE 276 (especially Ryan Stocking for the huge effort in organization), their hardworking project mentors (members of the Weissman group at Stanford), the Ravenswood Middle School with the patient and enthusiastic students for making all of this possible.

We hope everyone is getting excited for a great afternoon!

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