Franklin Pezzuti Dyer
Freshman, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque
franklin@dyer.me
franklin.dyer.me
Research project investigating how the choice of crossover operator affects the performance of a genetic algorithm. Follow-up investigation in this blog post.
Browser-based Bookworm Adventures, a silly word-building RPG combat game. See here for documentation.
Pretty browser-based Brainf••k interpreter. Appeared on Hacker News.
Personal blog. Dyamically generates and serves blog posts on a variety of topics using a Flask web-app.
I'm looking for projects in the following areas:
Complexity science. I'm particularly interested in evolutionary/genetic algorithms, dynamical systems, and network dynamics.
Educational web-apps intended to make advanced math/science concepts accessible to a wider audience. Especially video-games that teach math or science through puzzles.
Natural language processing. Programatically interpreting human speech, parsing ambiguity, finding patterns in language, or translating between languages.
Among the top 0.75% of contributors to Mathematics Stack Exchange, a Q&A site for mathematicians from the high-school to the postgraduate level. Profile page can be found here.
Alumnus of PROMYS 2018, a mathematics program at Boston University covering number theory, algebra, geometry, and advanced topics.
Qualified for AIME by placing in top 2% of AMC scores, 2018-2019 school year.
1st place in Tennessee (perfect score) on Calculus and Advanced Topics TMTA math competition, 2017-2018 school year.
Qualified for AIME by placing in top 5% of AMC scores, 2017-2018 school year.
I've written many blog posts that attempt to explain interesting mathematical problems/concepts to make them accessible to a larger audience.
All things Calculus. Favorite topics include definite integration, infinite series, elliptic functions and lemniscate functions.
Formal logic, proof theory, and computability theory. Gödel's Theorem's, and the philosophical implications thereof. Also formal treatments of theory of mind, such as doxastic logic.
Number theory and discrete math. Fast algorithms to compute arithmetic operations, elliptic curves, and applications to cryptography.
Information theory. Measuring the information content of language, theoretic strategies of data compression and error correction.
Symmetry and self-similarity. Group theory, tesselations, fractal geometry and fractal art.
Class Name | Date | Grade |
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Computer Programming Fundamentals (UNM) | Fall 2020 | TBD |
Calculus III (UNM) | Fall 2020 | TBD |
Linear Algebra with Applications (UNM) | Fall 2020 | TBD |
Metaphysics (UNM) | Fall 2020 | TBD |
Introduction to World Religions (UNM) | Fall 2020 | TBD |
Class Name | Date | Grade |
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Introduction to Ethics (ETSU) | Spring 2020 | A |
Civilization of Spain (ETSU) | Spring 2020 | A |
Advanced German Grammar (ETSU) | Spring 2020 | A |
Linear Algebra (ETSU) | Fall 2019 | A |
British Literature to 1785 (ETSU) | Fall 2019 | A |
Summer Intensive Introductory German (UChicago) | Summer 2019 | A |
Calculus-Based Probability and Statistics (ETSU) | Fall 2018 | A |
Intro to Music (ETSU) | Fall 2018 | A |
Subject | Score |
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Research | 5 |
Biology | 5 |
Chemistry | 5 |
English Language and Composition | 5 |
Macroeconomics | 5 |
Microeconomics | 5 |
Seminar | 5 |
Spanish Language and Culture | 5 |
Statistics | 5 |
U.S. Government and Politics | 5 |
Calculus BC | 5 |
Physics 1 | 5 |
Physics 2 | 5 |
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism | 5 |
Physics C: Mechanics | 5 |
U.S. History | 5 |
Test Name | Score |
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SAT Composite | 1580 |
SAT English | 790 |
SAT Math | 790 |
PSAT Composite | 1500 |
PSAT English | 740 |
PSAT Math | 760 |
ACT Composite | 36 |
ACT Math | 36 |
ACT Science | 36 |
ACT English | 36 |
ACT Reading | 35 |
ACT Writing | 11 |
National Merit Finalist (2019-2020)
National AP Scholar (2018-2019)
STREAMWORKS 20 under 20 award winner (2019-2020)
Founder and former president of a discussion-based philosophy club; previous meeting topics and summaries can be found here (2019-2020)
President of school math club and branch of Mu Alpha Theta (2019-2020)
Helped organize local middle school math competition hosted by Science Hill High School and Mu Alpha Theta by writing and editing test questions and grading tests (2017-2020)