Nihar Patil


Nihar is a sophomore majoring in Networks and Social Systems Engineering, and is the founder of PTR. You’ll either find him dancing with his friends in a giant carrot costume or playing guitar and writing code.

Ethan Keiser built the AI academic coach he wished he had.


A driven computer science major and die-hard wrestler at Drexel University, Ethan Keiser struggled to juggle an intense degree and his craft. After long practices, Keiser found his wrestling friends needed outside help on their academics. The situation was not. . .

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It’s time developers get the help they need.


We’ve all solved some sort of math, science, or programming problem before. You rack your brain to find the right answer, give in to the lulling call of the internet, and begin to scour the “most helpful” google search listings.. . .

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From Table Tennis to Algorithms


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Those who first encounter  Professor Rajiv Gandhi, with his steadfast composure and characteristic solid-colored polos, may find him simple and quiet. However, Rajiv has a hidden energy - one that allows him to memorize all students’ names across 200-person classes. . .

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Chop Dawg - Joshua Davidson


Josh started making websites at the height of the recession in 2009, when businesses felt that websites were mere accessories. Additionally, displaced and overqualified developers saturated Josh’s market. However, Josh was never after the money. “Anyone who’s done anything great would. . .

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Machine Learning for Social Science - Hanna Wallach


For years, technologists have questioned to what extent computers can understand and predict human behavior. Hanna Wallach, a Senior Researcher at Microsoft, is one of these technologists, but she doesn’t stop at questioning - she finds answers. She uses “machine. . .

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Why OCaml? - Steve Zdancewic


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It’s somewhat romantic to think that the best scientists, athletes, and performers were born with an innate talent for what they do. Now a top researcher in the field of computer security, Steve Zdancewic’s journey started with him asking his. . .

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Bing Chen is conquering death with media


“You have to figure out why you exist. Then you have to find the industry that best enables it.” Bing Chen is an industrious soon-to-be modern day Walt Disney striving to help as many people self-actualize as frequently and with. . .

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Conquering weddings and venture capital


It’s 1997 and your aunt is getting married. She’s ecstatic to be with the person of her dreams, but weddings aren’t as easy as saying “I do.” In the chaos of planning, she and her fiance want to register with. . .

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The Adrenaline of High Impact


“Abhi, quit your job."   “No, not yet. I’ll quit once we get some more traction.”   “We’re not going to get traction unless you quit your job. Abhi, quit your job.”   Ok, so this conversation didn’t literally happen, but it’s essentially how the first. . .

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Entrepreneurship is Applied Philosophy


“Great fiction writers have historically complained about the human condition. They’ve talked about things that are good about being alive and things that aren’t. All they could do was write about these beautifully, but they couldn’t do much more.” Edward Lando. . .

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The future of investing in the residential housing market


A.J. Steigman is a master of pattern recognition, a skill that has served him well from being #1 in the U.S. for chess to building and exiting several startups from entirely different industries. Now, he's at it again with his. . .

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How Dr. Agarwal and machine learning are helping cancer patients


Machine learning algorithms have become extremely important as they increasingly become the hearts of solutions to high impact problems. Dr. Shivani Agarwal, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania, asks fundamental questions about the design and analysis of these algorithms. . .

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